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The Executive Centre Expands its Serviced Office Network in Sydney

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SYDNEY, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The Executive Centre, Asia Pacific’s leading premium serviced office provider, is pleased to announce that it will launch its fourth centre in Sydney at the sought-after business address, 1 Bligh Street, in September this year.

The Executive Centre on Level 26, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney
The Executive Centre — renowned for its modern, contemporary, and ergonomic workplace environments, as well as for the high quality of business support services it provides — has operated in Sydney for the past decade. It opened its first centre in Sydney in 2001, on level 31 of the iconic RBS Tower, its second centre in 2008 on level 32 and 33 of Australia Square in 2008, and its third centre in 2010 on level 40 of NorthPoint Tower.

“Having established a strong presence in Sydney with its premium fit-outs, client-oriented services, state-of-the-art infrastructure, The Executive Centre continues to win support from local and overseas businesses. In response to the growing marketing demand for prestigious serviced office space, our new centre at 1 Bligh Street with the finest premium Grade serviced offices will expand The Executive Centre’s capacity in Sydney and will be an opportunity for us to diversify our offerings,” said Elaine Feng, City Head of The Executive Centre Sydney.

Ideally situated in the heart of Sydney’s financial district, enjoying a magnificent view of the world-renowned Sydney Harbour, and combining cutting-edge design, technology and sustainability, 1 Bligh Street is the next generation of premium-grade office space located in one of the world’s most enviable locations. 1 Bligh is the first City of Sydney high-rise to achieve a 6-Star Green Star as built rating which represents world’s best practice in sustainable design.The Executive Centre’s new office is located on level 26 of this grand building, offering premium services and workplace amenity with maximised views, natural daylight and high quality furnishings. The offices will have generous filing and storage space, with multiple meeting rooms and other workspace solutions to address a wide range of client needs.

1 Bligh is owned and managed in partnership by DEXUS Property Group, DEXUS Wholesale Property Fund and Cbus Property.

Amanda Kenny, Regional General Manager of DEXUS Property Group, with over AUD13billion in commercial property holdings in Australia, commented, “1 Bligh Street sets the benchmark in Australia for sustainable premium grade office space and we are delighted to welcome The Executive Centre. As a premium provider of serviced offices, The Executive Centre matches 1 Bligh’s building profile perfectly.”

Paul Salnikow, Chairman & CEO of The Executive Centre said, “The expansion to 1 Bligh Street was a core strategic decision that ensures The Executive Centre will continue to be positioned as the premium serviced office operator in Sydney”. He went on to say “our business in Australia and across the region is very strong. This strength has provided the opportunity to double our network of offices in Australia by the end 2012. In fact since 2005 our business has grown by 261% compared to an industry average of 73%.” Mr. Salnikow also said, “This Australian growth has helped The Executive Centre to become Asia-Pacific’s third largest serviced office operator, with 48 premium centres.”

“Despite Jones Lang Lasalle reporting softening demand in Sydney with a negative net absorption of 8,900 SQM in 1Q12, The Executive Centre continues to expand with demand for its premium product driven by clients seeking the advantages of high-grade serviced office accommodation. Global economic uncertainty is also driving clients into the safe-haven of The Executive Centre serviced offices,” Mr. Salnikow continued.

About The Executive Centre

The Executive Centre is the leading premium serviced office provider in Asia Pacific with 47 offices in 18 cities. Founded in 1994, it operates in Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Macau, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Jakarta, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. The Executive Centre provides serviced offices, virtual office representation services, meeting and conference facilities, and business concierge services to multinational corporations, small and medium enterprises, and start-ups locally, regionally and internationally. Please visit our Web site at http://www.executivecentre.com

About 1 Bligh Street
For further information on 1 Bligh Street, visit http://www.1bligh.com.au

Media Contact:

Gigi Liu
Communications Director
The Executive Centre
Phone: +852-2297-2483
Email: gigi_liu@executivecentre.com

SOURCE The Executive Centre

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July 4, 2012 at 11:57 am

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Getac and Synnex Sign Australian Distribution Agreement

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SYDNEY, Australia, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Getac Technology Corporation and Synnex Australia Pty Ltd today announced a distribution agreement that will give customers access to Getac’s wide range of rugged computing solutions through the extensive and well established Synnex reseller network.

The agreement marks the start of a long-term partnership between one of Australia’s top IT distributors, and one of the world’s leading providers of rugged laptops, tablets, and handheld devices.

James Hwang, president of Getac Technology Corporation, says the agreement includes provision for Getac-dedicated sales and service staff – enhancing device supply and support across the Australian and New Zealand markets.

“We are proud to partner with Synnex and are confident that our customers will receive unprecedented support and service thanks to the combined legacy and experience of our two companies.

“We chose Synnex because of its broad reseller network and expertise across vertical sectors including utility, public safety, defense, mining, and transportation in Australia and New Zealand. This solid business-to-business experience will deliver added value to our customers.”

Kee Ong, CEO, of Synnex Australia, said that the additional range of rugged computing solutions would enhance the comprehensiveness of IT solutions to the company’s value-added distribution network.

“This strategic partnership forms a key part of our commitment to be world-class leaders in information technology and telecommunication distribution.”

“By partnering with Getac, we are dedicated to offering customers a wide range of rugged solutions backed by knowledgeable support, competitive pricing and superior service across the product lifecycle.

“Thanks to the commitment both Synnex and Getac have to the marketplace, customers can be assured of competitive pricing, stock availability and product reliability,” Mr Hwang added.

With four warehouses and service locations, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, Synnex can offer Getac customers real-time response and nationwide sales, service and logistics support.

Synnex Toll Free Number: 1300 100 100

Synnex Sales Contact:
Arthur Gimisis – email: ArthurG@synnex.com.au

Synnex Service Contact:
Alex Huang – email: AlexH@synnex.com.au

About Getac

Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2011 consolidated revenue 25.3 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defence electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customisation and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. Apart from the rugged computing business, Getac is also involved with the design and manufacture of plastic and lightweight metal components. The acquisition of Waffer Technology in 2009 has made Getac the world’s third largest aluminium-magnesium alloy producer. For more information visit http://www.getac.com

About Synnex

Synnex Australia P/L, a global IT Supply Chain services company and one of the largest distribution companies in Australia, is a significant division of Synnex Technology International Corporation, the largest IT distribution company in the Asia Pacific region and ranked the third largest worldwide.

Today, the worldwide strength of the Synnex group of companies is reflected by its international market share positions. Synnex Australia is highly respected within the IT distribution market in Australia and by the largest IT distributor in Taiwan. Internationally, Synnex is also, among the top two distribution companies in China, number one in Thailand and number three in North America. Moreover, it is a major player in Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, UK and New Zealand.

Synnex endeavours to service all businesses in the IT industry including SME Resellers, System Integrators, Computer Retailers, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Corporate Retailers, National Retailers and VARs. Importantly, Synnex has established strategic partnerships with a large range of leading IT manufacturers. Synnex differentiates itself from its competitors by its expertise in Supply Chain Management (SCM). The strategic implementation of Just in Time Delivery (JIT) offers scheduled deliveries and an efficient RMA service provides rapid warranty replacement. Superior SCM also ensures inventory is available and items are current. For more information, please visit: http://www.synnex.com.au

SOURCE Getac Technology Corporation

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July 4, 2012 at 11:43 am

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Innovation Through Collaboration: GE Partners with M Moser to Create a First-of-its-kind Facility

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HONG KONG, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — On May 30, 2012, M Moser Associates and General Electric Co shared a milestone when Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the GE Innovation Centre in Chengdu, China.

The very first of several similar facilities planned worldwide — including three in China by the end of 2013 — the Chengdu Innovation Centre will enable GE to interact more closely with customers and take a locally-focused approach to both services and product research in such areas as healthcare, energy and transport. M Moser Associates was GE’s leading partner in designing and planning the 33,500 sq-m campus.

Impressively, this pioneering facility — which includes two floors of laboratories, six office floors, and a 3,580 sq-m interactive show space — was designed and completed in just one year. By using technologies such as virtual 3D modelling and animation, M Moser’s designers, engineers and space planners were able to integrate their efforts seamlessly while collaborating in real time with the client for the project’s duration. The result was an exceptionally streamlined design process.

Though led by M Moser’s team in Shanghai, professionals from the firm’s office in Hong Kong also made key contributions to the project. The same teams — plus members of the M Moser team in Beijing — are currently engaged in delivering GE’s next two Innovation Centre projects in Xi’an and Shenyang.

About M Moser Associates

M Moser Associates( http://www.mmoser.com ) is an interior architecture firm specialising in workplace strategy and design.

Its client-centred Integrated Project Delivery approach aligns project teams and capabilities to design and build effective workspaces that facilitate the way its clients work.

Since 1981, M Moser has delivered more than 4,500 workplace environments in over 140 cities. Today, its scope of projects extends from office interiors to corporate base buildings, campuses and tech-intensive facilities like labs and data centres. The firm’s 650+ staff includes planners, interior designers, architects, engineers, IT specialists and construction professionals, working collaboratively from a network of 12 offices around the globe.

SOURCE﹛M Moser Associates

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July 4, 2012 at 9:24 am

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