Altran Develops its Business in South East Asia and Opens a Regional Office in
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, February 19, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
As part of the growth strategy to develop new business opportunities in Asia,
Philippe Salle Chairman and Chief Executive of the Altran group has
inaugurated today the new regional office in Kuala Lumpur. Referring to his
strategic plan 2012-2015, one of the twelve major projects to return to
profitable growth was the Group expansion in Asia. Starting with 2 large
offices in China and India, Altran is now developing its business in South
East Asia (SEA).
With 30 years of experience in innovation and high-tech engineering
consulting, Altran has decided to set up an office in Malaysia where a young
and growing population with increasing income in the SEA region has already
attracted more multinational companies. South East Asia is one of the top ten
Asia-Pacific regions for foreign direct investments (FDI), with one of the
most dynamic aerospace markets and the strongest order book for Airbus and
Boeing over the last two years.
Most of key players in the aerospace have now established operations to serve
the growing demand. Malaysia is home to all of Altran's significant technology
solutions - Aviation, Healthcare, Telecoms and Transportation and delivering
solutions to support Malaysia's local infrastructure. The stage is set to
transform Malaysia into a leading global economy with high value engineers and
" We have decided to open a regional office in Kuala Lumpur as the city is
the Launchpad to SEA. With an attractive ecosystem for inward investment:
world-class infrastructure, strong economic frameworks and access to the rest
of the ASEAN ^[ ^1] region, Kuala Lumpur will offer a fitting environment
for Altran to continue to grow our presence in the market across our key
business areas - aviation, automotive, healthcare, telecoms and smart
society ," announces Philippe Salle, Chairman and Chief Executive of Altran.
The newly started Altran regional operations in South East Asia are headed by
Fabrice Godeau. Today, Altran regional office has recruited the first young
talents and will interview more candidates to sign up the future Innovation
Makers with an objective to have 200 by 2020.
Altran will also develop an Innovation centre in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
supported by its subsidiary Cambridge Consultants as a strategic advisor.
Cambridge Consultants will provide innovative product development services to
accelerate the growth of blue-chip and ambitious start-up companies in
Malaysia. This venture is strongly supported by the government and local
authorities. This will demonstrate the DNA of the Group and attract the best
1. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Altran's investment in Greater Kuala Lumpur was facilitated by MIDA &
InvestKL, the specialist investment agency for the capital city of Malaysia.
" The opening of Altran ' s regional office today, and its Innovation Centre
in the near future is a testament that Greater Kuala Lumpur is fast
emerging regional hub for business, talent and innovation.
"A growing Malaysian economy and a pro-business government coupled with our
strategic location in ASEAN which provides companies' access to a market of
600 million population with a GDP of more than US$2 trillion, makes Greater
Kuala Lumpur an ideal choice for MNCs looking to expand their business from
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
" We are delighted to welcome Altran to Greater Kuala Lumpur . We are
confident that Altran ' s diverse businesses would be invaluable, offering
Malaysians high value jobs and specialised training opportunities, which is in
line with Malaysia ' s Economic Transformation Programme ," said Mr Zainal
Amanshah, Chief Executive Officer, InvestKL.
As global leader in innovation and high‐tech engineering consulting, Altran
accompanies its clients in the creation and development of their new products
and services. Altran's "Innovation Makers"* have been providing services for
thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Railways,
Finance, Healthcare and Telecoms sectors. Covering every stage of project
development from strategic planning through to manufacturing, Altran's offers
capitalise on the Group's technological know-how in four key areas: Product
Lifecycle Management, Mechanical Engineering, Embedded and Critical Systems,
and IT Systems.
In 2012, the Group generated revenues of €1456m. Altran has a staff of 20,000
employees* in more than 20 countries.
About Cambridge Consultants
Altran press contact:Fabrice Godeau - head of Regional Representative Office
InvestKL press contact: Tim Saw, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
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