The Parque Technológico de Andalucía (PTA), on the outskirts of Malaga, has grown to be of the main places in Spain attracting foreign technology companies and is “the leading destination for international research and development investment in Andalucía”, according to José Luis Ruiz Espejo, president of the technology park.
The high-tech complex has 61 foreign companies, making up around 10 per cent of the total. However in terms of number of people employed, the international contingent makes up around a third of the park's total, with 5,600 staff on their books.
These overseas companies generate some 700 million euros in sales, which is 40 per cent of the park's total. Firms include Oracle, Ericsson, Accenture, IBM, Vodafone and TDK.