French companies VISEO and Total Eren will establish headquarters in Victoria, creating 65 new highly skilled jobs in the process.
Tech company VISEO will set up its Australian head office in Melbourne in an effort to increase brand awareness and increase sales in Australia and New Zealand.
The company will create up to 50 new highly skilled over the next five years that will be primarily responsible for designing and building products and delivering project management services to assist with its customers’ digital transformation.
Total Eren APAC Regional Director Michael Vawser said:
“We chose Melbourne for our HQ for many reasons, including proximity to all major banking and finance corporations, access to a highly educated and talented workforce, and its diverse and exciting culture.”
Additionally, 15 new jobs will be created in Melbourne when global renewable energy company Total Eren relocates its Asia Pacific HQ from Singapore to Melbourne.
Total Eren, which has a presence across 24 countries, said the new Melbourne HQ will be its second largest office outside of Paris.
“Choosing Melbourne as the location of our Australian Head Office was obvious,” said VISEO Asia Managing Director Olivier Dhonte.
“Victoria provides an extraordinary culture with a high education level and talented workforce. Victoria is a leading destination, very attractive and competitive within the technology environment.”
Speaking at the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Breakfast on Thursday, Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas said VISEO and Total Eren are the latest addition to Melbourne’s thriving tech sector, which has already attracted companies like Zendesk, Square and Alibaba.
“Time and again businesses are choosing Victoria to set up shop – and that’s no coincidence” the Minister said.
“It’s a vote of confidence in the strength of our innovation sectors, our strong economy and capacity for growth – and it means more jobs.”