SINGAPORE / WOKING, SURREY, UK – 19th September 2013 - McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) has announced that it has established the headquarters of its Asia Pacific operations in Singapore.
With a large number of multi-national high technology companies located in Singapore, MAT is expecting to significantly increase its client base in the country, and wider region, in the years to come. Singapore is an attractive location because it has a business friendly environment and an extremely strong education system which produces a consistent supply of talented scientists and engineers.
MAT Singapore will act as a hub, supporting the company’s entire Asia Pacific operations, enabling it to expand its business across the fast growing region.
Discussing the announcement, Dr Geoff McGrath, Managing Director of McLaren Applied Technologies said: “McLaren Applied Technologies and Singapore have a lot in common. MAT is a young, dynamic, fast growing, high-technology company and we see many of the same attributes in Singapore. That is why we have chosen to locate our new Asia Pacific HQ here.”
He added: “We have a number of well established partnerships with blue chip companies that are based in Singapore or who have major operations here. There are also strong prospects for future growth in the country and the wider Asia Pacific region as we begin to develop new relationships with some of the exciting, cutting edge companies operating everywhere from Japan to Australia. Today’s announcement will open up further opportunities for growth and marks an important milestone in the development of MAT as a global technology company.”
MAT also today announced the appointment of its first Regional Director for its Asia Pacific operations. Kok-Leong Lim has been promoted from within MAT and will take responsibility for the company’s activities across the Asia Pacific region. He will be based in MAT’s Singapore HQ.
Kok-Leong Lim, Asia Pacific Regional Director for McLaren Applied Technologies said: “This is a hugely exciting time to be appointed as MAT’s first regional director for Asia Pacific. MAT is growing internationally, as our unique approach to technological and design challenges is increasingly being recognised and sought after. The Asia Pacific region is already extremely important to us and will become increasingly important as we grow. It is a highly dynamic part of the world and as a Singaporean it’s particularly pleasing to be able to locate our first regional HQ in the country. I believe MAT has a bright future in the region and around the world.”
MAT is one of McLaren Group’s most diverse and fast-moving businesses and has a mission to achieve breakthroughs in performance using advanced technology, intelligence and design. With expertise in modelling, simulation, design engineering and human high performance, the company’s expertise covers markets including health and wellness, pharmaceuticals, energy and automotive.
MAT is already working with a number of blue chip partners in the Asia Pacific region, including IO and GSK.
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