McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) has today announced plans to significantly increase its presence in Singapore in order to establish new partnerships with blue chip companies and support existing clients across Asia.
In 2013 MAT announced that it would establish its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore in order to draw upon the country’s position to fast-growing markets across the region.
One year on, MAT has new plans for the region, which include recruiting additional Singaporean staff and up-skilling to meet the needs of Asian partners.
Amongst MAT’s largest areas of growth in the region will be the creation of the McLaren Development Centre. The centre will be a multi-disciplinary team that will focus on the development, testing and industrialisation of emerging technologies.
The team is hoped to expand and employ as many as 30 people in Singapore, making it the largest McLaren operation outside the UK.
Saying of the announcement, Geoff McGrath, vice president of McLaren Applied Technologies; “Asia is important to the future of the McLaren. McLaren Applied Technologies’ growth in Asia will enable the company to provide employment in Singapore and to develop new technologies and processes.”
He added: “McLaren Applied Technologies [uses] disciplines which will shape the world in the decades to come, including data analytics, advanced simulation and high performance design. With our presence in Singapore, we will be able to apply these skills on the ground in Asia, to benefit our blue-chip partners.”
Kiren Kumar, Director of Infocomms & Media at the Singapore Economic Development Board added; “We welcome the establishment of McLaren’s development centre. We are pleased that McLaren has chosen Singapore to be its platform to grow in Asia.”
MAT has also set up a joint laboratory with the Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R) from the Singaporean Agency for Science, Technology and Research. The Joint Lab focuses on advancing innovative predictive analytics, modelling and simulation techniques for the healthcare, transportation and energy industries.
The partnership, driven by a team of leading researchers and engineers from both organisations, has developed predictive analytics technologies which are focused on human performance monitoring.