Visma to offer a new centre in Košice, creating nearly 200 jobs

The Norwegian company should receive €3.8 million from the state. The proposal still awaits the government’s approval.

Oto Pisoň from SARIO (left), Visma head Nils Vold and IT Valley head Pavol Miroššay attend the press conference in Košice on December 6, 2018


Oto Pisoň from SARIO (left), Visma head Nils Vold and IT Valley head Pavol Miroššay attend the press conference in Košice on December 6, 2018 (Source: TASR)

Košice has won two important investments recently. After P3 Logistic Parks announced its plan to create 1,500 near the eastern Slovak city, Norwegian Visma Labs has also chosen to settle there.

The company is planning on employing 196 people in its new business service centre, the TASR newswire reported. It will be housed in rented offices in Košice.

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The company wants to invest €466,000 by 2021. Simultaneously, Visma Labs is aiming to spend €15 million on salaries by 2025.

The Economy Ministry plans to allocate €3.8 million as state aid for the company, although it originally asked for a stimulus of €5.2 million. The aid still needs to be approved by the government, TASR wrote.

What will the centre offer?

The centre will focus on innovative solutions in cloud and mobile technologies, algorithms, automation and artificial intelligence. Employees will also work on innovative solutions in technological security.

Visma wants to sell payroll, HR management and procurement products through the companies within its concern, which they will then continue providing to end customers. These include Visma Labs in Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands, TASR wrote.

Visma, established in 1996, is one of the biggest software companies in Europe.

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