A technology firm has moved to the West Midlands in a bid to take advantage of skilled workers in the region.
Metaswitch, which has its head office in north London, has opened a new product development office at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre.
The move to Binley is part of the company’s ambitious expansion plans and bosses branded the city ‘ideal’ due to its central location.
Metaswitch provides carrier systems and software to a customer base which includes AT&T, BT, Cisco, Ericsson and Microsoft and, for the past seven years, has featured in the top 15 of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.
John Palombo, senior vice president of international development at Metaswitch Networks, said he was pleased to have found a base which met the firm’s requirements.
He added: “When Ericsson announced its withdrawal of R&D from Ansty Park, Metaswitch saw the opportunity to recruit an experienced team to further its international expansion ambitions.
“As a company we already manufacture and develop telecommunications equipment for international markets and this new office helps us to accelerate those plans. We see our move to Binley helping us access a pool of undergraduate talent for intern roles and graduates/post graduates for permanent positions – we have a lot to offer as one of the most exciting UK companies around.”
With the new Coventry office, Metaswitch now has four offices across the country as well as three sites in the United States.
It was founded in 1981 and now employs around 600 people worldwide.