Cork software firm opens office in China


15 Oct 2009

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Cork software company Avego has opened a new office in China focusing on R&D and market development.

Avego’s new office in the city of Dalian was opened during the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to China led by Minister for Trade and Commerce Billy Kelleher TD.

Employing 15 engineers and support staff, the China office will provide Avego’s Shared Transport and Futurefleet solutions for the Chinese, Japanese and Korean markets, as well as export China-manufactured Avego hardware solutions to the worldwide market.

Avego has doubled its staff in Ireland over the past 12 months and it continues to expand its international presence.

Speaking at the opening of Avego’s new Chinese office, Kelleher said: “Avego is a leading Irish exporting software company and one of the most prominent software companies in their field. This announcement marks a significant step in their successful exporting strategy.

“The establishment of this office in China will enable Avego to better access the potential in the Chinese market. The company’s success in this market will help the further growth and development of their Irish base in Cork,” he added.

Dalian as a software centre

Avego’s new Chinese office, which includes a China Network Operations Centre, is located in the Dalian high-tech zone.

Dalian, a city of 6.2 million people, is one of the most highly regarded places in China for the development of software, and also one of the fastest- growing cities in China.

Avego is thought to be the first Irish technology company to establish in Dalian, as well as in the province of Liaoning, a region to the northeast of Beijing with a population of 42 million people.

“We are thankful for the tremendous reception and co-operation we’ve received from the Chinese government in the establishment of our Asia-Pacific headquarters,” said Sean O’Sullivan, managing director of Avego Ltd.

“We look forward to working with transportation operators to face the unique challenges present in the massive and rapidly modernising China. Our staff in Ireland, China and the United States are combining efforts to produce products that will improve transportation networks worldwide.”

Article courtesy of businessandleadership.com

Photo: Sean O’Sullivan, managing director of Avego Ltd.