(From left to right) Chris Mandahl, VP, Service & Project Management, Asia; Paul Churchill, VP, SEA; Anand Sanghi, President, Asia; Jason Lim, Country Manager, Philippines, Joe Thomas, Senior Manager, Channel Programs; and Katrina Tirante-Uy, Senior Marketing Manager, Asia, Vertiv
Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has officially launched as a standalone company in the Philippines on Tuesday (24 January 2017), following the complete acquisition of the business by Platinum Equity last December. Emerson is now a separate company.
Despite the new name, Vertiv still offers services such as designing, building, and servicing mission-critical technologies for data centres, communication networks, and commercial and industrial applications.
Vertiv officials said they will put more focus in catering their services to banking and financial technology (fintech), manufacturing, business process outsourcing (BPO), telecommunication, and transportation industries in the Philippines this year.
In addition, the company aims to expand its local network of technology distributors and resellers, which is currently over 500.
"For 2017, we will strive to become a more partner-oriented organisation, working with the local IT channels and system integrators to deliver our best-in-class solutions to more customers," said Jason Lim, Country Manager of Vertiv Philippines.
Philippines serves as an important market for Vertiv as its regional operations centre in Asia. Vertiv currently has 700 employees in the country.
"The Philippines remains a key market for us at Vertiv. With burgeoning ICT market, we see tremendous opportunities here because of digital innovation," said Paul Churchill, Vice President of Vertiv in Southeast Asia.
"We've got a long established relationship with our customer here, but it is important for us to support our global and regional customers, as well. We believe that there is a lot opportunity and potential here in the Philippines for us to grow our business, as the Philippines grow as well," added Churchill.
Last week, Vertiv launched in Malaysia.
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