Trend Micro opens new A/NZ office driven by partner growth
- 16 November, 2016 08:19
Trend Micro managing director and VP for Asia Pacific, Dhanya Thakkar, and the NSW Government’s chief information and digital officer, Damon Rees, at the opening of the security vendor's new office in Sydney
Security company, Trend Micro, has cut the ribbon at its new Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Sydney as the company looks to continue the growth it has enjoyed in the last few years and cement partner relationships.
Local employees were joined by Trend Micro managing director and VP for Asia Pacific, Dhanya Thakkar, and the NSW Government’s chief information and digital officer, Damon Rees, at the new HQ opening in Sydney on 15 November.
The past two years have seen Trend Micro’s local operations grow as the company doubled sales revenue, channel partners and the size of offices in all major cities. The company said that, as a result, the team required more space and a fresh, collaborative office to help support innovation and further expansion in the region.
The number of employees at Trend Micro locally has grown by 20 per cent in the past two years to more than 80 people. The company plans to reach 100 by the end of the year.
The new premises in North Sydney will incorporate offices, a training suite, and demo lab space which will also give the company space to grow in the future.
The company said it anticipates doubling its employees over the next three to five years.
This is in line with customer growth across the region and an expansion of Trend Micro’s partner program, which has seen the amount of new channel partners double in the past two years.
“This past year has been pivotal for many Trend Micro customers who are navigating digital transformation,” said Thakkar.
“We are seeing significant momentum toward cloud-based and cloud-enabled solutions, and are confident we can cement our market leadership position in server security.”
“Trend Micro has continued to develop and deliver innovative security that is smart, simple to use, and fits the way organisations operate in the cloud.
"Our growth in this area is also a direct result of expanding our relationships with cloud providers to extend customers’ security capabilities.”
Rees, meanwhile,said the state was at the forefront of ICT and digital capability in Australia.
“A big part of our success is the strong community of local partners whose expertise, culture of innovation and appetite for new talent continues to drive growth,” he added.
“Trend Micro’s expansion highlights the opportunities and talent that NSW has to offer technology companies.”
In addition to its new headquarters in Sydney, Trend Micro also has offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, and Auckland, with teams working across all regions of Australia and New Zealand.
“Australia and New Zealand are incredibly important markets for Trend Micro and we hope our continued investment and commitment to the region will help our customers and partners achieve success now and into the future,” Thakkar concluded.