Richard Longdon, Chief Executive of AVEVA Group, said, "As we look to the future of global energy and infrastructure development, we are continuing our strategy of increasing our presence in the BRICs - Brazil, Russia, India and China. Undoubtedly, it is an opportune time for our further expansion into the Latin American.
"Brazil has huge opportunity as well as the excitement of the recent pre-salt discoveries. AVEVA's principal goal is to provide premier product solutions backed by local support and service to our customers around the world. Our expanding operations in Latin America are a clear signal of our commitment to our customers in the region. Further, it highlights the strength and growth of the energy industry in the region."
AVEVA serves customers throughout the Latin American region - including Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, Columbia, Argentina and Peru. In Brazil, AVEVA has been serving customers for 10 years. Today, the country accounts for more than 20 percent of AVEVA's revenue for their Americas region.
"We work closely with more than 50 customers in the oil and gas, mining, paper and pulp industries in Brazil," said Santiago Pena, AVEVA's vice president of Latin America. "Our new office allows us to strengthen those relationships and to continue to provide world-class technology and support that they have come to rely upon."
The office in Rio is strategically located, providing easy access to customers, as well as engineering contractors serving the oil and gas market.