MapInfo Corporation the provider of location-intelligence solutions for the enterprise, announced its entry into the Asian marketplace with a Singapore office. The Singapore office will support customers and partners throughout Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. As part of MapInfo’s growth strategy, Singapore will become the regional hub for South East Asia, enabling the company to better service partners and respond to customer needs more adequately throughout the region. The local office will officially be opened before the end of 2003. With the increased presence of multinational corporations, rising business opportunities along with an anticipated global economic recovery in the region, MapInfo sees prospects for growth in Asia. In particular, Singapore’s infrastructure, supportive government and ease of accessibility to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, makes it the ideal launch pad for the expansion, said Mark Cattini, president and CEO of MapInfo Corp.
As part of the Singapore investment, MapInfo will develop Authorized Training Centers. These centers will offer partners accredited training on MapInfo’s technology, training techniques and practices, and will provide customers with recognized course certification. Partners in the region include Map Information in Malaysia and Singapore, IndoChina Research Limited in Vietnam, Tata Infotech in India, Lotus Consulting in Thailand and P.T.Duta in Indonesia.