A Kiwi communications company has opened a new facility in Beijing to serve as a base for clients in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
Tait Radio Communications, which designs electronics for a variety of industries, will employ up to 15 new staff at its new branch.
“The new Beijing facility represents another step forward in our mandate to deliver the highest levels of service and support to our global clients,” managing director Frank Owen says.
“Along with our existing facilities in Brisbane, Melbourne, Singapore and New Zealand, we are well-positioned and committed to further strengthening our in-depth partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region.”
The new facility, located in Beijing’s central Swissôtel complex, represents Tait's third new international expansion since January 2010. It will exist as a wholly foreign-owned enterprise, expanding the existing sales office to include R&D, marketing, finance and services support.
Tait has been active in China for more than 20 years and its current clients include China International Search and Rescue (CISAR), the Gong An and Shanghai Fire Service. It was first formed in 1969 in Christchurch by Sir Angus Tait.
"Our strong focus on emerging technology, vertical markets, cultural awareness and proximity to our customers are key elements to our successful growth in China," says Tait's communications manager for China, Larry Tsang.
He says it's important for Tait to move closer to clients and hire staff who understand the local environment.
"China’s economy is developing rapidly and new cities are being planned and built. These cities will require emergency services, utilities and public transport infrastructure, creating a real demand for critical communication solutions.