PEPSICO MOVES TO THE ÁLAVA TECHNOLOGY PARK

The new facilities are located in the Jocelynn Bell building and have a total space of 1,500m2 adapted to the new work model for its more than 120 employees

The company will expand its workforce in the Basque Country with approximately 100 new additions thanks to the arrival of the global digital hub and a new shared services centre

PepsiCo will have new offices in the Basque Country. After more than 40 years located in the historic KAS building in Gamarra (Vitoria), the company announces the transfer of its office team to a new 1,500m2 facility in the Alava Technology Park. The new space will offer a better employee experience based on wellbeing and flexibility as part of the company’s new post-pandemic work model.

PepsiCo will relocate its team of 120 employees from IT, finance, administration, legal and tax and purchasing after the summer. It will be joined by 100 new hires mainly for the global digital hub and the new shared services centre, dedicated to supporting the supply chain and commercial teams.

The new building is called Jocelynn Bell and Pepsico will occupy two floors of the building, the ground floor of 170m2 where the medical services and canteen will be located and the first floor of 1,271 m2 which will be the work area. The space will be completely open and is specially designed to promote a new way of working in the office that seeks to encourage creation, collaboration and celebration, all in a sustainable environment.

Narcís Roura, Managing Director of PepsiCo Southwest Europe says “This is undoubtedly an important commitment for PepsiCo and further strengthens our ties with the Basque Country, where we have been present for more than 45 years. Now, with the arrival of the new global digital hub teams and the specialised service centre, we are redoubling our commitment to the development of the region in terms of innovation and digitalisation”.

For her part, Itziar Epalza, General Manager of the Basque Technology Park Network, emphasises that “the establishment of PepsiCo, a leading company in its sector worldwide, in the Alava Technology Park is strategic for us because it strengthens the consolidated ecosystem of innovation and digitalisation of the Technology Park Network and the Basque Country, and generates and attracts qualified and specialised talent to the Park. We are very excited about the arrival of the PepsiCo team and I am sure that new opportunities for collaboration and cooperation will be created with the 618 companies in the Basque Country Technology Park Network.

In addition, PepsiCo employs 180 people at its beverage plant in Echávarri-Viña, which has been in operation for 47 years and produces locally relevant beverages such as Pepsi, KAS, Bitter KAS and 7Up.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net sales in 2021 from a food and beverage portfolio that includes Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Quaker and SodaStream. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide variety of iconic brands that each generate more than $1 billion in estimated annual sales.

PepsiCo’s vision is “To be a global leader in Convenience Food and Beverage Earning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is a comprehensive strategic transformation of its business with sustainability at its core that will create growth and value by operating sustainably and stimulating positive change for both the planet and people.

For more information: www.pepsico.es | Facebook (PepsicoESP) and Twitter (@PepsiCo_ESP).

About the Basque Country Network of Technology Parks

The Basque Network of Technology Parks is an essential agent of the Basque Innovation ecosystem, accompanying companies and talent in the development of their projects. Business activity in the RPTE generates 7.4% of GDP and 7.8% of employment in the ACBC. More than 20,000 people work in the 618 companies located in the RPTE, which have an annual turnover of 5,779 million euros.

The activity of the RPTE has a direct impact on 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, through the development of future and Country projects based on benchmark, green and intelligent infrastructures. Its Strategic Plan envisages growth of more than one million m2 until 2024, with an investment of 126 million euros.