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Southeast Asian demand for IT services soaring: Malaysian JV

AvantiKumar | April 19, 2013
A joint venture between Malaysia's Sunway Technology and Hitachi Systems is gearing up for aggressive expansion into the region.

Sunway Information Systems set for regional expansion modified

Photo - (From left) Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO & Director of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd; and Masato Saito, Chairman & Director of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd.


Malaysia-based IT solutions firm Hitachi Sunway Information Systems, which is a joint venture between Japan's Hitachi and Malaysia's Sunway Technology, is gearing up to meet the increasing demand for IT services in Southeast Asia, said the partners.

As part of the expansion plan by Hitachi Sunway Information Systems, which started operations in April this year, several subsidiary companies have been set up across the region. These are: Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (Singapore); Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (Thailand); Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (Philippines); and subject to approval from the relevant Indonesian authorities - PT. Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (Indonesia). A new subsidiary in Vietnam is also in the pipeline for later this year.

"This new joint venture will be mutually beneficial to both Hitachi Systems, Ltd. and Sunway Technology," said Hitachi Sunway Information Systems group chief executive officer, Cheah Kok Hoong.

"The synergy from our strategic collaboration will put us in a much stronger position to capture a bigger market share in the Southeast Asia region," said Cheah. "We will continuously enhance our skills and offerings to deliver valuable and strategic IT services to our esteemed customers."

He said many international firms, Japanese companies among them, were advancing into the region, which was fuelling the demand for IT services.

The Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Group will provide IT services to Japanese companies advancing into Southeast Asia, as well as local companies in Southeast Asian nations.

Hitachi Sunway Information Systems chairman Masato Saito said: "At Hitachi Sunway Information Systems, we plan to offer cutting-edge IT services across the Southeast Asian region by wedding Hitachi Systems' many years of experience in Japan and technologies with Sunway Technology's experience and business platform in Southeast Asia."


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