Mobile and Cloud software developer iTexico has won Mexico’s prestigious National Export Award, the company’s second major award in the country following the National Entrepreneurship Award in 2014.
The company was among a dozen firms chosen for the award, with judges saying that they took into account creativity, quality, consistency, and innovation.
Presented by the government, the award serves as recognition for boosting Mexico’s goods and service exportation.
“The exporting country we are today is a result of our strengths as a nation, the quality and talent of Mexicans, and our openness to the world,” said President Enrique Peña Nieto after presenting the award.
“It is time for Mexico, and for Mexican entrepreneurs, to start taking new steps towards an effective diversification of their trade with the world,” he continued.
The Austin, Texas-based developer began Mexican operation in 2011 with a dozen employees and a delivery center in Guadalajara. In the past six years, its workforce has grown significantly, with company officials reporting investments of US$18 million in Guadalajara alone.
Earlier this year, iTexico expanded operations to Aguascalientes, saying it is looking for alternative source of talent.
According to Mexico IT, the company is also in talks with the National Chamber of the Electronics, Telecommunications, and Information Technologies Industry (CANIETI) to launch a software development center in Cancun, Mexico’s popular beach resort town.
“Mexico offers us proximity and time zone advantages, growing technology talent capacity, and greater cultural alignment, than through other global offshoring options,” said Anurag Kumar, CEO of iTexico.