Kevin Covington, CEO of ITRS Group, said, âAs ITRS furthers its expansion, with software development and innovation continuing apace, we felt the time was now right to establish an additional development and support centre. We chose the Philippines primarily for the access it provides to skilled and experienced people. This facility will focus on providing increased client support, testing and development, working closely with the team in London.â He added, âInvesting in R&D is the way forward for moving into broader markets, accelerating our growth and developing new products. The development centre allows us to utilise the excellent skills of the local workforce in a region with clear economic growth potential and is an efficient use of our resources.â
Quintin Gomez, the CTO and Head of Product Management and Development, currently responsible for the Product Marketing, Development and Testing groups in London will also take responsibility for these areas in Manila, while Phil Sales has been appointed Senior Development Manager, reporting to Quintin Gomez, to lead the Manila-based team.
Phil Sales commented, âThe opening of the new development centre is of great significance to our R&D programme and I look forward to working with my team to deliver excellent products.â
Stephen Lillie, UK Ambassador to the Philippines, remarked âWe are pleased to have been able to provide ITRS some advice and assistance in establishing their new software and technology facility in Manila. They have won awards for technical innovation, excellent service and international trade for export; this new facility is yet another achievement in the companyâs international growth.â
The new offices for ITRS (PHILS.) Inc, are located at: Jaka Building, Ayala Avenue, Makati City.