The American software company AppRiver is opening its European headquarters in Lupfig in Canton Aargau. AppRiver will store its data in the green.ch computing center and move into office space in Lupfig.
AppRiver was founded in April 2002 with its headquarters in Florida, USA. The company is a market leader for virus and spam protection as well as for encryption services on the internet. Thirty developers and IT support specialists will work at the new European headquarters in Lupfig in the future, serving customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
"We are pleased to offer this new service to our clients in EMEA. Their data will now be secured directly in Europe at the new green.ch data center - green.ch is a leading technology company in Europe," says Michael Murdoch, CEO of AppRiver. "We very much appreciate the professional approach and quality awareness of green.ch and are proud to work together with this partner."
Lupfig: part of the IT cluster in Canton Aargau
green.ch has played a substantial part in the successful establishment of AppRiver in Aargau. The ICT service provider with its headquarters in Brugg operates the greenDatacenter, a state-of-the-art secure computing center, in Lupfig. AppRiver will operate the entire IT infrastructure of the European headquarters at the greenDatacenter. The 'Innovation Tower' will be built directly adjacent to the greenDatacenter in the foreseeable future. After completion of the building, AppRiver will have at its disposal ultramodern office space in the immediate vicinity of the IT infrastructure here.
"I'm delighted at AppRiver's decision to establish its European headquarters in Lupfig", said Franz Grüter, CEO of green.ch, when commenting on the successful deal. "It means that an additional company will be moving into the greenDatacenter, and new jobs are being created for highly qualified specialists in Aargau. This represents a further important step towards establishing the Lupfig business zone as the Aargau's IT cluster."
The Aargau as a high tech region
As the result of its consistent location strategy, Canton Aargau has advanced to third place in the annually published Credit Suisse locational quality indicator. "We are absolutely delighted that with AppRiver we have succeeded in attracting an innovative and leading company to Canton Aargau", said Urs Hofmann, Councillor of the Cantonal government of Aargau. "As director of the Department of Economy, I want to create the best possible conditions for research and innovation. With our high tech initiative, we will increase value creation in our canton in the long term, with the result that more companies such as AppRiver will be attracted to the region".
A win-win situation for the economy and the canton
The Director of Economic Promotion Aargau Services, Annelise Alig Anderhalden, is also proud that AppRiver is to be established in the canton: "AppRiver fits extremely well into the technologically driven corporate landscape of Aargau."
green.ch and Aargau Services have combined forces to promote the successful establishment of AppRiver. "This collaboration is very opportune, as we have created high-quality jobs as the result of the establishment of AppRiver", said Alig. "At the same time, green.ch has successfully acquired a client and strengthened its previous client/supplier relationship. That represents a win-win situation for all partners."