Tait expands in China with new facility

Tait Radio Communications is continuing its trend of global growth momentum, opening a new facility in Beijing, China, to further expand and strengthen its delivery of world-class communications solutions and enable stronger growth.

Beijing marks the third new international facility opened by Tait since January last year, and will serve as a base to support further client growth in China and the Asia-Pacific region by expanding Tait's already existing staff and offices there.

"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 Larry Tsang, Manager, Tait Radio Communications, China.

"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. With that growth it's important we move closer to our clients and have local staff who understand their environment while we further improve access and levels of service and support provided."

Tait has been active in China for more than 20 years and current clients include China International Search and Rescue (CISAR), the Gong An and Shanghai Fire Service.

The new facility – located in Beijing's central Swissôtel complex – will exist as a wholly foreign-owned enterprise, expanding the existing sales office to include R&D, marketing, finance and services support functionality. Up to fifteen staff will be employed by the end of this year, with a view to further expand roles next year.

New R&D staff from China recently undertook a secondment to Tait global headquarters in Christchurch, New Zealand, to gain further knowledge and expertise about Tait technology.

China is currently developing a wireless communication standard called Police Digital Trunking (PDT) under the leadership of the Information and Communications Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security. This standard will facilitate the digital transformation of the Ministry's existing MPT analog trunking system.

Tait officially opened its new facility on Friday, hosting a formal launch event for attendees, including representatives from the NZ Embassy in Beijing, the Ministry of Public Security and the PDT Committee.

The new China facility continues the recent momentum of global growth for Tait, having opened its Vienna facility last year and new Melbourne facility in February. Tait also has facilities located in the USA, UK and Singapore.

Tait Managing Director Frank Owen comments, "The new Beijing facility represents another step forward in our mandate to deliver the highest levels of service and support to our global clients. 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."

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