World Wide Technology eyes regional expansion with new Singapore office

World Wide Technology eyes regional expansion with new Singapore office

Expansion aimed at better supporting the growing Asia Pacific market

World Wide Technology (WWT), a systems integrator and supply chain solutions provider, has announced the opening of a new office in Singapore and the expansion of its Singapore Technology Centre (STC).

This expansion is aimed at better supporting the growing Asia Pacific market, which has seen a rapid growth in enabling technologies for digital transformation in recent years.

The solutions provider’s new office will be located at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2 and will offer virtual integration with STC, with the intention to help enable new innovation workstreams and collaborative opportunities.

Specifically, this will help accelerate the development of new supply chain solutions and capabilities for the region and the company’s worldwide operations.

“We have experienced strong business growth in the last three years since opening the Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore,” said Jim Kavanaugh, chief executive officer and co-founder of WWT.

“The new space will allow us to accommodate our growing team and to continue to recruit and retain top engineering talent.”

Furthermore, such regional investments will benefit the solutions providers customers by helping them implement digital transformation initiatives.

“Singapore’s strategic location, global connectivity and robust logistics ecosystem provide opportunities for us to develop new solutions and drive innovation for our customers,” Kavanaugh reasoned.

The new Singapore office will feature telepresence-enabled conference rooms and stations where teams can collaborate on solutions with colleagues in the office, as well as with customers, partners and team members who are offsite.

“We are excited to move into our new office. Our strong customer relationships and strategic partnerships with OEMs have contributed to this move,” said Nilesh Mistry, vice president and head of Asia Pacific, WWT.

“In the last three years, Asia Pacific has grown to more than US$750 million in revenue, and we have more than 50 customers in 13 countries across the Asia Pacific, Japan and China,” added Mistry.

Businesses in Asia continues to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives at a quickening pace. As Mistry explained, WWT has the stated intent to more than double its headcount with the year in order to meet the increased demand seen in the Asia Pacific region.

In addition to opening a new office, the existing STC will be expanded by 15,000 square feet resulting in a total space of near 50,000 square feet; due for completion this year.

The STC provides customers with a lab environment offering logistics and integration services such as shipping and receiving, inventory and storage, cross dock and logistics services, installation, asset tagging, kitting and repackaging.

Additional capabilities of the STC include access point configuration and network project staging as well as rack and stack services, including integration, cabling, configuration and crating of rack builds.

“WWT’s expanded presence here is a strong vote of confidence in Singapore’s push towards supply chain innovation and digital talent development, which is aligned with the key focus pillars of the Logistics Industry Transformation Map,” said Lee Eng Keat, executive director of logistics, Singapore Economic Development Board.

“We look forward to working with strategic partners like WWT to strengthen our logistics ecosystem and advance Singapore’s position as a globally leading logistics hub that will lead to good jobs for Singaporeans.”

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