AVG is a global company with Czech roots dating back to the early 1990s and is one of the pioneers of anti-virus software. Over the years, the company has established itself as a trusted provider of online security systems for corporate clients and consumers and today boasts over 200 million active users worldwide.
“We are pleased to be located at Spielberk Office Centre.”Jan MacekSenior Director of Operations
Among its activities, AVG is a leader in developing next-generation online security platforms and provides internet security, performance optimisation and personal privacy and identity protection for Android, iOS, Windows desktop and Apple Mac platforms. While AVG’s corporate headquarters are in Amsterdam, since 2010 the company’s main operational activities, including R&D and programming, are centred at Spielberk in Brno.
We spoke with Jan Macek, AVG Brno’s Director of Operations, about the company’s activities at Spielberk. “In 2009, AVG was located at two offices in Brno, and we had hit the limit in terms of number of employees. With massive growth was in front of us, we started the search for a new location. There were many requirements, including good accessibility, proximity to the city centre, and of course we wanted to have a single building allowing for extension in the future. Spielberk Office Centre met all of our requirements. Today we have around 400 employees working at AVG’s Brno office, and we appreciate every day the benefits that our location at Spielberk brings us.”
“Brno is the centre of gravity for AVG’s consumer software engineering and IT/technology teams, and it is the largest office in our organisation. In addition to software, you can also find representatives of other AVG teams at Spielberk, including finance, HR and others. All departments are in close contact with colleagues at other AVG offices worldwide, and in many cases leaders in Brno are managing employees in other countries.”
“The Brno region provides excellent hiring opportunities for IT companies such as AVG. In Brno there are several quality technical universities. Young people are interested in technology, which supports the growing local start-up scene. While we do hire internationally on occasion, most of our employees at AVG Brno are local hires.” “We are pleased to be located at Spielberk. There are of course some technical issues, which are usual in any long-term lease, but CTP resolves the vast majority of these in a timely and high quality manner.“