DATAC signs an agreement with AR Global Engineering of Malaysia
Collaboration on the promotion of DATAC's Solutions in Malaysia and the ASEAN markets
22nd July 2009: Enterprise Ireland client company DATAC has signed a collaboration agreement with Malaysian company AR Global Engineering to develop its business in Asian regional markets.
Dublin-based DATACControl International is a world leader in the design and manufacture of Remote Monitoring Systems, Remote Terminal Units and M2M products and services. Its core offering centres on SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) technology, which is typically used to monitor and control large systems, spread out over many miles such as electricity, water and gas networks. DATAC has a worldwide client base in markets such as the US, Europe, Russia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and New Zealand.
Enterprise Ireland's Malaysian office arranged the initial introductions for the two partners and the agreement was signed at the 2009 Industrial Automation 2009 show in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month.
Cyril Kerr, CEO of DATAC said:
"This agreement represents the first phase of a new initiative to establish DATAC as the SCADA leader in the Asian region. Aside from working in ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) with AR Global, DATAC will be able to avail of their network of partnerships in India and the Middle Eastern markets.
"The products and solutions offered by DATAC have great potential in the Utilities and Oil & Gas sectors across the 10 countries that form the ASEAN. Despite the ongoing recession, these countries are continuing to invest heavily in infrastructure and recent stimulus packages launched by local Governments have massively increased the potential markets for SCADA systems, DATAC's core technology.
DATAC is no stranger to Asian markets, having deployed its SCADA systems in past years in a number of major projects in Malaysia and the region. Most recently it was involved in the Bakun Dam in Sarawak, the East Java Gas Pipeline project, the Water Supplies Dept. in Hong Kong and National Grid Corporation Philippines.
Managing Director of A R Global Engineering, Puan Rusninah Shaari added:
"After careful research of many potential overseas technology companies we found that DATAC provided us the right solutions for the market, along with an established world-class reputation. We already have a strong working partnership with EDA Future Tech, a company from Chennai, India to support us in our core business, so, by bringing together world class software from DATAC and the experience and skills of EDA to support our efforts, we are poised for growth."
Michael Garvey, Director ASEAN for Enterprise Ireland commented:
"This partnership is one of a number such agreements formed this year and adds to the growing business relationship between Ireland and Malaysia."