McLaren Applied Technologies announces HQ in Singapore
McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) has announced that it has established the headquarters of its Asia Pacific operations in Singapore.
The announcement was made ahead of the 2013 Singapore Grand Prix and the new HQ will be the first registered MAT office outside the UK.
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.
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.