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Rohde & Schwarz opens Asian headquarters in Singapore

Nurdianah Md Nur | April 29, 2014
The German electronics group also plans to increase its headcount in the republic over the next three years to support the growth of Asia’s mobile communications business.

German electronics group Rohde & Schwarz yesterday inaugurated its Asian headquarters in Singapore.

Called Das Spektrum, the SGD$58 million (US$46.2 million) facility is located at Changi Business Park. According to the Munich-based company's media statement, the 12,747 square metre facility will be home to two entities:

  1. Rohde & Schwarz Asia - A global hub for research, development, production, global sourcing and supply chain management in the areas of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, radiomonitoring and radiolocation for its regional business partners.
  2.  Regional Headquarters Asia - A regional hub that coordinates business activities such as IT, marketing and business development in the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa.

According to Rohde & Schwarz President and CEO Manfred Fleischmann, Asia's mobile communications business holds "immense potential" for growth. To support this growth, Rohde & Schwarz plans to increase their headcount —which currently stands at 350 — in the next three years. The company will be doing so by working closely with local universities and government authorities to offer internships and study opportunities to Asian graduates, said Lim.


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