Uber Announces Expansion in Amsterdam

Tech giant plans to double the size of its international headquarters

U.S.-based ride-hailing and food delivery service Uber announces expansion of its international headquarters in Amsterdam.

U.S.-based ride-hailing and food delivery service Uber announces expansion of its international headquarters in Amsterdam.

The company will move to a new 215,000-square-foot office building called “The Cloud,” near Amstel station, by next year. Uber will rent almost half of the building, providing space for staff working in operations, research, marketing, and sales. The office will also host a team of engineers working on UberEATS food delivery software.

“As a European tech hub, Amsterdam has great local and international tech talent, not to mention high living standards and good transport links,” said Uber’s head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty.

Uber’s Amsterdam roots and growth

Uber located in the Netherlands in 2012 and currently has 400 staff members in Amsterdam. Its new expansion is part of a plan to increase its staff to 1,000 employees over the next ten years.

Hundreds of companies from Silicon Valley invest in Holland thanks to its unparalleled IT infrastructure and tech-savvy, English-speaking workforce. Strategically located at the center of Europe’s largest markets, the Netherlands has established itself as a magnet for international companies and a leading site for international headquarters.

Source: Reuters, Business Insider, CityA.M.

23 March 2017

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