NCS Group announces further expansion to drive its leadership position in mainland China's IT industry

Singapore & China – Shanghai, November 3, 2006

NCS Shanghai to be expanded to act as BPO and IT Outsourcing sales and marketing hub to service larger clientele across industries

NCS Group, a leading regional information technology and communications engineering service provider in Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, today announced that it has expanded its Shanghai operations and officially opened it new office premises as part of its plans to continue investing in its leadership position as an IT Service Provider and Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) company in China.
NCS has an already established sales and delivery network in China with headquarters in Shanghai and operations in Beijing, Chengdu, Suzhou and Guangzhou. NCS is planning to expand its operations and services throughout China by about 20% per annum.
NCS Shanghai will be the flagship sales and marketing office as well as the key IT Outsourcing Centre providing consultancy for most of NCS clients in China.
“NCS Shanghai will be the core centre for providing IT services in Financial Services Industry due to the buoyant banking industry here. In addition, Shanghai has developed a robust infrastructure and logistics hub that will benefit our operations. We are experiencing increasing interests in other industries from the transport and aviation sector, government, healthcare, manufacturing sectors too,” remarks Dr Chong Yoke Sin, CEO, NCS Group.
NCS plans to leverage its existing agreement with SWIFT and provide a more comprehensive range of support services to SWIFT users.
Today, over 70% of banks in China use SWIFT’s messaging solution to ensure that exchange of financial data is reliable, secure and cost-effective - most of these banks are located in Shanghai.
NCS China and SWIFT are working closely to help grow China’s financial services industry aggressively in the next decade. Under the umbrella of the strategic partnership, one of NCS China's immediate major activities this year will be to offer consultancy and migration services to all SWIFT users in China to cater for the impending mandatory SWIFTNet Phase 2 migration exercise starting in 2007.
NCS’ leadership position in China’s IT industry is further supported by its ongoing focus on attaining international certification for its China operations. NCS is one of the few China-based IT service providers with CMMI level 5 recognition and aims to gain other standard qualifications in the areas of quality processes (ISO standards) and information technology services management throughout China.
NCS China has more than 650 employees in mainland China including Chengdu, Suzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, of which, 98% are local Chinese talent. NCS believes strongly in the ongoing investment in the quality of people to position itself as an Employer of Choice.

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About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.