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ISS is a Danish-headquartered world-leading provider of facility management services (cleaning, catering, security, support, workplace services, and technical issues…).

Its history began in 1901. Currently, ISS has 370.000 (three hundred and seventy thousand) employees, and 40.500 (forty thousand five hundred) customers across more than 30 countries.

Technology is seen as a key tool to support this transformation. ISS started investing in its own software engineering competences, adopting and creating high-end innovative tech solutions, hiring the most talented IT people, and creating a unique and agile IT working model and collaboration culture based on engineering best practices and nordic quality of life.

ISS chose as their partner to help build their first tech center in Portugal. This center is working on a portfolio of highly interesting and innovative topics that will impact in a very positive way our society and our lives. And that brought us together.

ISS Tech Portugal will majorly contribute to ISS’s global goal to accelerate integrated digital technologies and establish innovative digital products for its 350,000 internal employees and 40,000 global customers. Developing disruptive and high-quality solutions in the IoT, Mobile, Data and Integrations areas is the key focus for the new teams in Portugal.

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Kuehne + Nagel is the 2nd largest logistics company in the world. Kuehne + Nagel has about 80,000 employees, is in more than 100 countries, has 1600 offices around the world, which is why it is a giant organization. It is an outstanding leader in maritime freight.

Kuehne + Nagel is investing heavily in technology. As with any logistics company, Kuehne + Nagel’s biggest challenge is optimization.
They have three major development hubs: Hamburg, Tallinn, and Porto.

In July 2021, Xelerate helped them open the hub in Porto. in May 2022, we left the hub management, currently being at cruising speed.

Kuehne + Nagel Press Release Press Release


AVL Software and Functions GmbH (AVL) with its headquarters in Regensburg, is one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry, and in other sectors. Drawing on its pioneering spirit, the company provides concepts, solutions, and methodologies for a greener, safer and better world of mobility.

As a global technology provider, AVL’s offerings range from simulation, virtualization, and test automation for product development to ADAS/AD and vehicle software. The company combines state-of-the-art and highly scalable IT, software and technology solutions with its application know-how, thereby offering customers extensive tools in areas such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, or Embedded Systems.

AVL’s passion is innovation. Together with 620 employees spread across six location worldwide, AVL is supporting customers in their mobility ambitions.

AVL and are partnering to share expertise and completing competencies as a team, through its tech hub set up in Porto. is the incubator/accelerator to their business shift (software and service), transformation (electric and autonomous vehicles), and “digitalization” (cloud-based services, software-defined cars) within the mobility sector. Press Release