Following news of a few new office openings outside of Cupertino lately, Apple has reportedly moved into office space in Lund, Sweden recently as well. The report comes from news agency Rapidus, which confirmed with the building’s owner that Apple is indeed moving in.
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“Anna Stenkil, from the property owner Vasakronan, confirms that Apple has moved in.
− It’s true that they are working here. I cannot tell you anything else, she says to Rapidus.”
The report claims a “development unit” from Apple moved in a few weeks ago and that currently the company has space for around 10 employees at the location.
While it’s unclear exactly what Apple will use the new space for, Rapidus notes that Swedish face recognition company Polar Rose and image analysis firm AlgoTrim are both based nearby. Apple acquired AlgoTrim in August 2013 and Polar Rose back in 2010, so it’s a possibility the new office will be housing talent from those acquisitions based in Sweden. Rapidus previously reported accurate news related to Apple including being the original source of the AlgoTrim acquisition last year.
The news follows Apple opening a new engineering office in Seattle alongside the acquisition of Union Bay Networks. Another report from earlier this month claimed Apple was opening a new office in Cambridge in order to tap academic research expertise, while Apple also has a research center in Israel that was opened following its purchase of Anobit in 2011.
Apple has traditionally kept most of its engineering teams at its home base in Cupertino where it’s currently building its new campus that will house around 12,000 employees by the end of 2016. It does, however, appear to be open to more of a satellite model for offices as it continues to grow and acquire more talent from around the globe.