A look at SKIDATA“s Chilean branch in Santiago
Situated in Austria – but at home around the world. Founded in Grödig near Salzburg in Austria in 1977, SKIDATA currently operates in more than 90 countries with 23 subsidiaries. One of these branches is in Chile; more specifically in Santiago. Opened in 2009, its employees work in the departments of technical support, sales, project management, finance, administration and development. In addition to executing projects in Chile, SKIDATA employees are also responsible for support with regional partners in Latin America, for example in Mexico, Colombia and also for our new subsidiary in Uruguay.
Diego oversees the branch in Chile. As Area Manager for South America he especially enjoys the close contact with the SKIDATA headquarters as well as the variety that his responsibility-packed position brings with it: „We maintain continuous communication and have good knowledge exchange with the headquarters in Austria. In my job, no day is the same. The mix of clients from the areas of Car Access and People Access helps keep things exciting.“ Diego possesses profound technical knowledge and during his MBA study he acquired the skills necessary for a successful management career. During the course of his career, he has specialized in the areas of business development and the development of emerging markets.
The company“s values and philosophy also play an important role in his work:
„Our SKIDATA values help us to focus on what“s important and distinguish us from our competitors.“
SKIDATA technology in Latin America: shopping centers and ski resorts
Many different interesting projects have been realized in the Chile branch: the Aventura Plaza shopping center in Lechería (Venezuela) is one of many examples of shopping centers which have been equipped with SKIDATA technology. Thanks to modern parking management, security at the entrances and exits has been greatly improved.
The rapid growth in the shopping center sector continues: new malls and shopping centers are being built in Chile and many other Latin American countries, with great demand for professional parking solutions.
In addition to access solutions in the area of Car Access, SKIDATA has made a name for itself in Chilean ski resorts. In the El Colorado Andean ski resort, easily reachable from the capital Santiago, operators trust SKIDATA“S tried and tested access management systems and are familiar with the advantages of innovative technology from Austria. With Nevados de Chillan, SKIDATA equipped one of the Andes“ most significant ski regions with access technology tailor-made to meet requirements on-location.
To make these solutions a reality, we always seek motivated new employees interested in international work for various departments. Vacancies and job openings are regularly posted at http://www.skidata.com/en/career/open-positions.html
SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, municipalities, sports stadiums, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.
Mag. Belkis Etz
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