Tquila Automation opening delivery center in Birmingham

The company is expected to create 200 jobs over the next five years

Located at 1531 Third Ave. N. in Birmingham, the Nextec LLC building will be the new home of Tquila Automation.

Tquila Automation plans to open a regional delivery system in the historic former Edwards Motor Co. building in downtown Birmingham. The company is expected to create 200 jobs over the next five years.

“In the Magic City, tech-focused companies can find skilled workers and all the advantages they need to build a successful operation,” said Gov. Kay Ivey. “I look forward to seeing Tquila Automation grow and thrive in Birmingham.”

Tquila Automation chose Birmingham over Austin, Nashville and Atlanta.

Austin, Texas-based Tquila Automation is a consultancy company that helps businesses streamline their functions by focusing on robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies. The jobs that will be created in Birmingham include software developers, business analysts, consultants and business managers. The company serves clients in manufacturing, financial services, energy and insurance, among other industries.

“Business leaders are recognizing how future-proofing their operations with artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation can drive better business outcomes,” said Tom Abbott, CEO and co-founder of Tquila Automation. “By investing in technology centers in the city of Birmingham and the state of Alabama, we’re on the front-line driving innovation in businesses, supporting the demand for new jobs and growing talented team members.”

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The company will locate in the former Edward Motor Co. building, which has been rehabilitated by Nextec LLC. The 65,000-square-foot building is in the city’s innovation district, called The Switch.

“Birmingham’s talent pipeline in technology plays a critical role in attracting global companies like Tquila Automation,” said Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. “The company’s location in the new Nextec Building provides a continued boost for our innovation district and exciting workforce opportunities for our people.”

The company currently has offices in Austin, London and Amsterdam and a regional delivery center in Cardiff, Wales, and a global center in Bucharest, Romania.

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