August 8, 2018 — Vilnius, Lithuania — MERA has announced opening a software development division in Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city. It is MERA’s third European office, following the opening of the company’s branch in Serbia and a headquarters in Switzerland in 2014 and 2016, respectively.
The opening of this R&D center is in line with the expansion strategy of the company, which has a strong focus on Europe, where 45% of its revenues originate. Alex Bogachek, MERA’s CEO says: “The strategic location of the new office will give us an advantage to better communicate with our customers from Scandinavian countries, Germany, and France and an opportunity to establish new business contacts in the region.”
“Our customers come from different industries and parts of the world. However, what unites them is that they see MERA as a company of professionals who keep pace with modern technologies and go beyond their call of duty to get things done. MERA is well-known for its high quality of service. But it is not possible to maintain the quality at a high level without experts on-board. We welcome to our new company professionals who are ready to share their knowledge and open for new experience,” comments Igor Piruyan, MERA’s COO.
“MERA plans to work with local universities to tailor the curriculum in line with the most in-demand technologies, up-to-date software development practices and requirements of the present-day customers. Thus, students will be able to gain real-world software development experience to complement their classroom-based studies, “comments Alex Bogachek.
According to Virginijus Sinkevičius, Lithuania’s Minister of Economy, the collaborative aspect of MERA will be well appreciated by universities in Lithuania.
“The plans MERA has to include young specialists in the development of solutions in the fields of Robotics, IIoT, and Fintech can help Lithuania compensate for the relatively small number of IT specialists by increasing their quality. Lithuania is constantly increasing funding for IT studies, however, as in many other European countries, the needs of the ever-expanding market are hard to fulfill. MERA will help young professionals to complement the basic knowledge gained in class with specific, high-level competencies. This will allow Lithuania to create an increasing number of high value-added IT products with the available resources,” says Virginijus Sinkevičius.