The Perpignan relocation project is an extension of Computacenter’s 2014 plan to set up a service centre in Montpellier in 2014, which today has nearly 400 employees, well above the initial target of 300 jobs.
Computacenter called on AD’OCC again in 2017 for its Perpignan relocation project, to study project feasibility in Perpignan in terms of the existing job pool, real estate offer and public aid mechanisms: the relocation project was subsequently validated.
As the project was triggered by the prior acquisition of new customers, it finally materialized in 2019, following the signature by Computacenter of new outsourcing contracts.
AD’OCC then organized a project kick-off meeting with the main stakeholders involved (Computacenter, Pyrénées Méditerranée Invest, Pôle Emploi), organized several site visits and monitored the project overall. Furthermore, it coordinated the mobilization of public aid, in relation with the Occitanie region and Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole.
Carole Delga, President of the Occitanie / Pyrenees-Mediterranean Region: “After setting up an initial service centre in Pérols in 2015, Computacenter, with the support of by the regional economic development agency AD’OCC, has once again chosen Occitanie, and the city of Perpignan, to set up a second French service centre. It is a source of great pride and a tremendous sign of confidence and support for the quality of the Region’s action to foster optimal conditions for regional business development, while attracting new companies, of national and global scale. I also wish to salute the strong signal that Computacenter is sending out by setting up in Perpignan: a clear message that it is possible to settle in a promising job pool, while providing staff with exceptional living conditions. The Occitanie Region will always be there to support companies choosing to relocate here.”