AleaSoft’s Interview for the Spanish Newspaper Expansión
Antonio Delgado Rigal, the Director General of AleaSoft, was interviewed by the Spanish Newspaper Expansión, which published the article on Wednesday 4th November, 2015
AleaSoft seeks partnerships to enter new markets
The technology company AleaSoft pursues business partnerships in order to expand its outreach abroad, concretely in Europe and the USA. Created as a spin-off of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in 1999, this Catalan firm specializes in offering forecasting solutions within the energy industry.
In 2014 the company had a turnover of 1.2 million with a profit of half a million euros. Antonio Delgado, founder and managing director of AleaSoft, estimates that its turnover will be almost the same at the end of this year. The executive controls 90% of the shareholding and the rest is in the hands of minority shareholders. AleaSoft was one of the first companies in which the UPC had the role of investor shareholder, even though it sold its stake four years ago, recalls Delgado.
AleaSoft wishes to form alliances with complementary companies in the sector, as this could represent “a more profitable opportunity”, and it plans on purchasing firms in the future, explains the executive.
Based on the historic activity of its clients, like Endesa, the technology company sells products and services of daily and periodic energy demand forecasting at short and long term. The company deposits between 35,000 and 350,000 euros for its services, as well as for the maintenance and the updating of its solutions.
“We have been making profits since our first year, because we focus on the profits of the company, not on its size”, says the director of the Barcelonese company, which employs 15 people.