McLaren Applied Technologies sets up APAC HQ in Singapore

Its first office outside the U.K. is expected to help significantly expand its client base in the Asia-Pacific region, especially with the large number of multi-national high tech companies located in Singapore.

Ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix 2013, McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) has announced it will set up the headquarters of its Asia-Pacific operations in the country. This will be MAT's first office outside the United Kingdom, according to a statement.


"We have a number of well-established partnerships with blue chip companies that are based in Singapore or who have major operations here," pointed out Geoff McGrath, managing director of MAT. He added the new office would allow it to tap the strong growth opportunities in the country and the rest of the region.

The operations will be helmed by a newly appointed regional director, Lim Kok-Leong, who has been promoted from business development director for Asia-Pacific.

MAT is already working with a number of blue chip partners in the Asia Pacific region, including IO and GSK. In June, IO announced a  technology partnership to develop next generation technologies to build more efficient data centers. This included ways to improve cooling systems such as by leveraging wind dynamics.

The company uses its expertise in modelling, simulation, and design engineering in areas such as health and wellness, pharmaceuticals, energy and automotive.