06 May 2014 – Global engineering consulting firm, Aurecon, announced the expansion of its Asia regional headquarters in Singapore with the recent appointment of leading engineering experts across transport and property segments to lead intensive growth in the Asian region.
The expanded regional headquarters in Singapore will serve as a hub of specialist engineering expertise and knowledge that clients around Asia can leverage, particularly in the transport, property and infrastructure development segments. The regional headquarters will also drive business development efforts within Asia.
With on-going projects stretching from China to Myanmar and Mauritius, the company plans to invest and grow its Asian business over the next three years through organic growth and targeted mergers and acquisitions.
Aurecon’s General Manager for Development & Operations in Asia, Mr Anthony Barry cited the advantages that Singapore offers for the company:
“Singapore offers an excellent investment environment – a strong talent pool of quality professionals, business-friendly eco-system, and strong connectivity with the fast-growing regional markets. We are confident that the Singapore headquarters will offer more localised technical and advisory services as well as customer support. Our increased regional presence demonstrates our long-term commitment to serving our clients here”.
This expansion will have a positive impact on the company’s Singapore operations, which is on an accelerated growth track with plans to increase its headcount three times in five years so as to provide clients with a wider and deeper range of engineering advisory services.
“Underpinned by urbanisation and industrialisation, Asia requires continued infrastructural investments to sustain its growth. Singapore is well positioned to be Asia’s leading infrastructure hub, given our vibrant industry ecosystem comprising companies undertaking engineering services, project development and financial services. We welcome Aurecon and other industry leaders to leverage Singapore as a strategic control tower to capture growth opportunities and manage their projects in the region,” said Mr Goh Chee Kiong, Executive Director of Building & Infrastructure Solutions at the Singapore Economic Development Board.
The setting up of a regional headquarters in Singapore is part of a localisation drive that will see more Asians being placed in key business and support functions so as to better serve the needs of clients here.