Stefanini Joins Automation Alley Technology Business Association
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 21, 2012 – Stefanini (www.stefanini.com) today announced that the company has joined Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology association. Joining over 1,000 members dedicated to technology in Michigan, and continuing to expand the company’s presence in the region.
Stefanini moved its North American headquarters to Michigan following the 2010 acquisition of TechTeam Global. As a Brazilian-based company, Stefanini is an emerging technology leader with a true global reach, bringing its IT outsourcing services, and specialty staffing expertise to established technology leaders and business startups who are Automation Alley members.
Within the last year, Stefanini has added about 50 local jobs, hiring new employees and transferring some positions from its Florida office. Stefanini now employs over 450 in Michigan.
Stefanini has been recognized by a number of industry-watchers as a new leader in IT outsourcing. The company’s founder, Marco Stefanini was named as one of the most influential professionals in nearshore outsourcing by Nearshore Americas (www.nearshoreamericas.com), and the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) also named the company to the leaders category in 2011. Fast Company recently named Stefanini in its 2012 annual Most Innovative Companies issue as one of the top 10 innovative companies in Brazil.
Additionally, the company focuses on strengthening the business and trade partnership between the US and Brazil. In April, Marco Stefanini joined other Brazil business leaders for the US-Brazil CEO Forum at the White House with President Barack Obama. Created in 2007, this Forum promotes trade between Brazil and the United States, with representatives of the government and the private sector of both countries. Marco Stefanini is a member of the sub-committees responsible for education and innovation initiatives to further the exchange of best practices between Brazil and the US.
“Stefanini’s growing presence here in Michigan – reinforced by our decision to join Automation Alley -- is an important part of the company’s long-term success and our commitment to customers in the US,” said Antonio Moreira, North America and APAC CEO. “Stefanini is proud of its track record as an active and involved member of its communities around the world. Many of our existing clients are major employers in Michigan, and we are proud to be a part of a resurgence in new and established technology in Michigan. We look forward to working with Automation Alley to support business, workforce and economic growth in the region.”
About Automation Alley
Automation Alley is a non-profit organization that drives growth and economic development through a collaborative culture that focuses on workforce and business development initiatives. Automation Alley attracts the creators and consumers of diverse technologies from a variety of industries around the world. Automation Alley’s 2011 Technology Industry Report, an in-depth look at Southeast Michigan’s technology economy, indicates that Metro Detroit is a leader in a number of industry job categories and ranks as one of the top technology centers in the country.
Stefanini is a global IT services company with over 16,000 employees across 71 offices in 30 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Since 1987, Stefanini has been providing offshore, onshore and nearshore IT services, including application development and outsourcing services, IT infrastructure outsourcing (help desk support and desktop services), systems integration, consulting and strategic staffing to Fortune 1000 enterprises around the world.
With a base of over 500 active clients, including more than 300 multinationals, Stefanini maintains a strong presence in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, chemical, services, technology, public sector, and utilities. Clients benefit from Stefanini's financial stability, sustained year-over-year growth, and zero net debt. The corporate global headquarters is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil with European headquarters in Brussels and North American headquarters in metropolitan Detroit.