Ernesto Galindez, Osvaldo Tessio and Marta Vicena founded TGV in 1992.

From its beginnings, the main assets of the company have been the team of professionals responsible for ensuring TGV delivers its clients with the best technology services in the market. TGV’s founders and the select group of professionals who joined them from the start have worked to assure that the fundamental values of the company are always upheld. Three main values constitute the pillars of our success:

  • The drive to ensure each product delivered is the most effective tool for the process it supports;
  • The vocation to apply the most suitable technology to each project;
  • A commitment to our clients’ success.

In addition to these principles, TGV offers every client our experience acquired as the developers of the main IT projects in Latin America and Europe for nearly two decades, the academic formation of our professionals and our enthusiasm for challenges, Each project is tackled with the TGV methodology rooted in discipline, creativity, imagination and a strong drive for success.

TGV’s work methodology was quickly accepted by the market.

Soon after TGV’s launch, the multinational Philip Morris hired the company to carry out the maintenance of its commercial systems, while Loma Negra, the largest cement company in Argentina, requested TGV develop different systems.

Telecom hired TGV to join them in evaluating the telco’s billing processes. From that point as consultants, our relationship evolved and TGV became their technological partners in the design, construction and implementation of a new invoicing system. This system handles over U$S 1 billion and issues two million invoices monthly.

Five years following its startup, TGV registered record growth fueled by the sustained demand for its services, and the prestige it was earning in the market. The growth and projected demand required the company to expand its organizational structure and bring in new professionals.

Banco Rio, part of the Santander Group, one of the largest banks in the world, called for bids for the development of its Application System, key piece in the process of integration of its systems and platforms faced time back. TGV was selected based on its market reputation for delivering large complex projects on-time to clients’ specifications. The system was implemented successfully within the terms agreed upon.

In 1998, Banco Galicia, the leading private bank in Argentina, chose TGV as suppliers for the bank’s software development and Philip Morris hired TGV to undertake the K2000 adjustments needed in its commercial systems.

In mid 2000, the company underwent another growth spurt. The expansion led the founders to re-evaluate TGV’s organizational structure. While it had been appropriate for the original volume and type of business allowing the company’s growth and client satisfaction, the continued growth required changes. Specifically the lack of specialization in the product offering, bottlenecks due to the concentration of decision-making in the upper echelon of management and superposed organizational trends threatened TGV’s growth rate and historical levels of profitability.

A project of evaluation and re-engineering of the whole organization, called CRECER (GROW) was set up to review and adapt the organizational structure, products portfolio, the sales and marketing criteria, training and human development programs, the internal and external channels of communication and the decision–making processes. With the participation of every member of the company, the process was carried out over one year. In June 2001, a new corporate structure was implemented; TGV’s management structure to date. It is built on business units with specific objectives and responsibilities fixed by the Board of Directors. Coaching was implemented as a work philosophy and the roles and responsibilities of every member of the TGV team were formalized.

During the implementation of its CRECER project, the Argentine economy underwent a sharp decline and the local currency was devalued, resulting in a heavy hit to TGV’s main operation headquartered there. Demand for TGV services declined steadily and the company closed the first half of 2001 with negative results for the first time in the company’s history. However, the crisis in Argentina created a new opportunity for TGV: exporting services abroad.

Previous international experiences had been sporadic and opportunities were limited due to the relatively high cost of TGV’s fees in US dollars, but Argentina’s new exchange rate favored an international strategy. Furthermore, TGV’s ongoing relationships with leading multinationals positioned the company to leverage this new opportunity and TGV signed various contracts abroad in 2001-2002, including Phillip Morris’s Mexican subsidiary; Ramsa, a Coca-Cola distributor in Mexico; HSBC in Brazil; and Altec, a subsidiary of the Spanish Santander Group in Chile. As a result, the impact of the crisis was mitigated and the company found itself once again on a path of growth and profitability.

By 2006, TGV’s staff had grown to 200 professionals, up from 60 in 2001. The volume of business made it necessary to consolidate TGV’s commitment to the standardization of its products. Even though the adherence to the industry’s best practices and standards had been seen as part of TGV’s success from the very first day, this commitment had to be formalized. So, we began a process to adhere to a quality standard of the industry known as CMMI. A specific area was created for this purpose, which directly involved 30 people at least. Practices were reviewed, improved and formalized to ensure the whole organization delivers a homogeneous and predictable product for every project and to each client. In September 2007, TGV received its CMMI Level 2 certification.

Today TGV employs 240 people, and has developed strong bonds with local clients such as Loma Negra and gas company Transportadora Gas del Sur; local subsidiaries of multinationals like Philip Morris, and global clients in Latin America and Europe, including Coca-Cola Femsa in México, TÜV Rheinland in Germany and the United Nations in Switzerland. In many cases, TGV has provided services uninterruptedly for over 15 years to these clients. Furthermore, as a result of the ongoing enhancement of processes and software development methodology, our company is working towards a more advanced CMMI maturity level.

TGV has consolidated itself as a referent for the IT industry in Argentina, and is expanding its services in international markets. TGV's organizational structure and 20 years of extensive experience constitute TGV as a world-class IT consultant.