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Love Matching Principles Applied to Job Search: HR Tech Startup Blonk Wants to Humanize Digital Recruiting and Transform Recruitment Experience Through Intuitive and Motivation Driven App

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-Blonk app launches in Singapore targeting English-speaking Asia Pacific and international candidates

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Blonk today launches a mobile job matching app to help the right talents and hiring managers find each other directly across geographies with easy swipes. The prevailing recruitment and job search paradigm is flawed. Blonk simplifies and accelerates the talent and job hunt by prioritizing fit and human connections between motivated parties.

The app offers an intuitive mobile experience powered by learning algorithm. Simple, straightforward and mobile, the app matches talents with truly relevant positions and helps companies reach highly relevant candidates at the right moment, wherever they may be. By rethinking the way job seekers and hiring managers find and engage each other, Blonk is transforming the recruiting and mobile job search experience.

“We started Blonk because we felt that deeply the recruiting industry was facing the most important transformation phase of its history. Digitalization has just started to impact the recruitment world and much more remains to happen. Today, despite multiple new tools, HR leaders, hiring managers and candidates feel that hiring processes still remain too long, complex, and often with frustrating outcomes. We want to play an active role in shaping the future recruiting industry,” said Vincent Maillard, Co-Founder & CEO.

“The behavior of job seekers evolves with the multiplication and sophistication of sourcing channels. A significant trend is towards discovery versus search, especially amongst the new generation — Millennials and iGen. Best talents now expect to discover attractive projects and working environments thanks to new digital tools. Blonk is built to meet this new demand. Today, having witnessed the growth of new breed mobile-first apps in California and Paris, we see real opportunities for Blonk to take off in Asia.”

Delivering an Emotionally Compelling User Experience

Digital recruiting is the modern way to hire and build relationships with your best talents. Blonk is designed to make each digital interaction count.

Matching expectations is the first objective of the app. Blonk’s application process focuses on both candidates’ and employers’ motivation and generates meaningful connections through a powerful learning algorithm. Only motivated candidates and hiring leaders can match and chat. The instant chat connection is one of the most efficient way to start the relationship anywhere, anytime.

Blonk enables direct match between hiring managers and candidates to validate common interests and fit in the first instance. By offering an intuitive and straightforward digital experience, the app makes it easy for corporate recruiters to involve the hiring managers in one of their most important tasks recruiting. By prioritizing human interactions at a very early stage, Blonk helps validate the fit between both decision makers before pursuing further the relationship.

This new way of recruiting is becoming the precondition for attracting best talents, accelerating hiring processes and building a positive employer brand in the job market.

Reach Passive Candidates the Way They Liked to Be Found

“Passive candidates can only be approached with timely and relevant job offers. They don’t look for jobs but they look at jobs. Even the most passive candidate will be open to an interesting project. However, passive candidates need confidentiality in order to engage into any process. Blonk offers a qualitative browsing experience in full confidentiality if required. We help companies uncover hidden talents,” said Lynn Tan, Co-Founder.

Love Matching Principles Applied to Job Search

Love matching trends have always inspired the recruitment market. With Blonk, candidates can swipe and like jobs anywhere anytime. When there is mutual like; they can chat directly with interested hiring managers and then set up meetings. Recruiters can access a selected pool of skilled professionals, and invest their time assessing candidates — not sourcing them. Even in the job market, you can find each other in a few swipes.

About Blonk:

Blonk is a mobile job search application where the right talents and hiring leaders can find each other across geographies in a few swipes. A pioneer in the mobile-first job search space when it was created in Silicon Valley at the end of 2014, Blonk is now focusing its development in Asia. Today, Blonk is an intuitive and motivation driven job matching platform that learns user preferences as they swipe. Blonk helps job seekers find their dream jobs and companies reach top talents wherever, whenever. Blonk is transforming the recruitment experience. With Blonk, recruitment is easier than ever. Talents can love their job search. Blonk app is available on iOS and Android. Visit our website: www.blonk.co.

Media contacts:

Lynn Tan
Blonk
+65 8222 2942
lynn@blonk.co

Source: Blonk Group
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February 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm

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Love Matching Principles Applied to Job Search: HR Tech Startup Blonk Wants to Humanize Digital Recruiting and Transform Recruitment Experience Through Intuitive and Motivation Driven App

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-Blonk app launches in Singapore targeting English-speaking Asia Pacific and international candidates

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Blonk today launches a mobile job matching app to help the right talents and hiring managers find each other directly across geographies with easy swipes. The prevailing recruitment and job search paradigm is flawed. Blonk simplifies and accelerates the talent and job hunt by prioritizing fit and human connections between motivated parties.

The app offers an intuitive mobile experience powered by learning algorithm. Simple, straightforward and mobile, the app matches talents with truly relevant positions and helps companies reach highly relevant candidates at the right moment, wherever they may be. By rethinking the way job seekers and hiring managers find and engage each other, Blonk is transforming the recruiting and mobile job search experience.

“We started Blonk because we felt that deeply the recruiting industry was facing the most important transformation phase of its history. Digitalization has just started to impact the recruitment world and much more remains to happen. Today, despite multiple new tools, HR leaders, hiring managers and candidates feel that hiring processes still remain too long, complex, and often with frustrating outcomes. We want to play an active role in shaping the future recruiting industry,” said Vincent Maillard, Co-Founder & CEO.

“The behavior of job seekers evolves with the multiplication and sophistication of sourcing channels. A significant trend is towards discovery versus search, especially amongst the new generation — Millennials and iGen. Best talents now expect to discover attractive projects and working environments thanks to new digital tools. Blonk is built to meet this new demand. Today, having witnessed the growth of new breed mobile-first apps in California and Paris, we see real opportunities for Blonk to take off in Asia.”

Delivering an Emotionally Compelling User Experience

Digital recruiting is the modern way to hire and build relationships with your best talents. Blonk is designed to make each digital interaction count.

Matching expectations is the first objective of the app. Blonk’s application process focuses on both candidates’ and employers’ motivation and generates meaningful connections through a powerful learning algorithm. Only motivated candidates and hiring leaders can match and chat. The instant chat connection is one of the most efficient way to start the relationship anywhere, anytime.

Blonk enables direct match between hiring managers and candidates to validate common interests and fit in the first instance. By offering an intuitive and straightforward digital experience, the app makes it easy for corporate recruiters to involve the hiring managers in one of their most important tasks recruiting. By prioritizing human interactions at a very early stage, Blonk helps validate the fit between both decision makers before pursuing further the relationship.

This new way of recruiting is becoming the precondition for attracting best talents, accelerating hiring processes and building a positive employer brand in the job market.

Reach Passive Candidates the Way They Liked to Be Found

“Passive candidates can only be approached with timely and relevant job offers. They don’t look for jobs but they look at jobs. Even the most passive candidate will be open to an interesting project. However, passive candidates need confidentiality in order to engage into any process. Blonk offers a qualitative browsing experience in full confidentiality if required. We help companies uncover hidden talents,” said Lynn Tan, Co-Founder.

Love Matching Principles Applied to Job Search

Love matching trends have always inspired the recruitment market. With Blonk, candidates can swipe and like jobs anywhere anytime. When there is mutual like; they can chat directly with interested hiring managers and then set up meetings. Recruiters can access a selected pool of skilled professionals, and invest their time assessing candidates — not sourcing them. Even in the job market, you can find each other in a few swipes.

About Blonk:

Blonk is a mobile job search application where the right talents and hiring leaders can find each other across geographies in a few swipes. A pioneer in the mobile-first job search space when it was created in Silicon Valley at the end of 2014, Blonk is now focusing its development in Asia. Today, Blonk is an intuitive and motivation driven job matching platform that learns user preferences as they swipe. Blonk helps job seekers find their dream jobs and companies reach top talents wherever, whenever. Blonk is transforming the recruitment experience. With Blonk, recruitment is easier than ever. Talents can love their job search. Blonk app is available on iOS and Android. Visit our website: www.blonk.co.

Media contacts:

Lynn Tan
Blonk
+65 8222 2942
lynn@blonk.co

Source: Blonk Group
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February 1, 2017 at 3:10 pm

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7 Easy Steps to Improve the Care for Your Elderly Parents in Singapore

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — SilverAlly is an eldercare provider for caregivers in Singapore. Today, they have new tips that they have learned from theirown caregiver clients to share with all caregivers who have elderly parents. Most of these steps can be done at no cost and can be set up over the course of a single weekend afternoon.


1.
 Make sure your parents have their CHAS card ready

The benefits of the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) subsidies are plenty (see: link) and include subsidised treatment at many GP and dental clinics.

If your parents have Pioneer Generation (PG) status (citizens born on/before 1949, more: link), they are automatically entitled to CHAS subsidies using their PG card (link). If you cannot find their PG card, call 1800-650-6060.

Unfortunately, not all seniors are Pioneers. However, your parents might meet the means testing requirements (link) for CHAS Blue/Orange. So whether they are Pioneers or not, all qualifying seniors can benefit from higher subsidies for selected treatment by applying for CHAS Blue/Orange here: link.

It is important to locate and place your parent’s Blue/Orange Health Assist or Pioneer Generation cards in an easily accessible location for the next time they visit a clinic.

2.  Send your parent’s primary caregiver (in many cases a domestic helper) for caregiver training 

It takes less than a day! Home-based and classroom-based caregiver training are available for basic homecare skills, as well as care for specific medical conditions like dementia and falls prevention. Tsao Foundation (link) and Aaxonn (link) are two places where you can find courses on basic home care.

To offset the cost of training, you may apply for subsidies under the Caregiver Training Grant (link).

3. Bookmark the following pages

Singapore Silverpages (Link)

This website, a project by AIC, provides information on financial help and care services available for caregivers. You also get handy tips on dealing with common issues faced by caregivers for the elderly.

SilverAlly Eldercare 101 (Link)

SilverAlly’s eldercare guides and articles help you to be self-sufficient in providing simple care for your parents. They also have links to articles on the latest developments in Singapore eldercare for you to stay updated.

Set up google alerts

Get Google to send you weekly email updates on relevant news as they appear on the Internet (here’s how). It is a good way to learn about new eldercare subsidies, government initiatives and community resources. Useful search terms to start with:

  • Eldercare Singapore
  • Elderly Singapore
  • Ageing Singapore
  • Medishield
  • Pioneer Generation


4. 
Get heavily subsidised immunisations or screenings

Early detection of chronic conditions through health screenings dramatically saves future pain and costs.

Using PG

Full subsidy for screenings (including colorectal cancer and high blood pressure) and immunisations (influenza and pneumococcal disease) are available under the Screen For Life programme. Just call 1800-223-1313 for an appointment.

Using CHAS Blue/Orange

For parents aged between 50 and 69, screenings for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer are also fully subsidised. Just call any of the qualified clinics or screening centres for an appointment.

Using Medisave

If your parent is above 50, mammograms and colorectal screenings are medisave claimable. Just call any of the qualified screening centres for an appointment.

Using private insurance

If your parent is already covered, why not make use of the insurance benefits by going for the health screenings recommended by the Singapore Health Promotion Board (link)? Call your insurance provider to see if your plan covers any of these tests.

5. Set up emergency procedures

Make it easy for your parent to alert you at the press of a button in an emergency or monitor your parent’s whereabouts when they leave the house:

  • Save your number and other emergency contacts on speed-dial. This allows your parent to call for direct help at the press of a button. Learn how to set up speed dial for home phone (link), iPhone (link) or Android phone (use the Speed Dial app: link).
    Also, print out this chart of the emergency numbers (English, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) and put it up close to the home phone.
  • Set up a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS). A PERS lets your parent send you an emergency alert by pushing an alarm button. The alert is sent to you, an alarm monitoring company’s central station or any other programmed number. Elderwise Living and Silverline are Singapore-based providers of PERS systems.
  • Activate GPS or a location detector on your parent’s phone. If your parent gets lost, you will be able to locate them instantly if they are carrying their phone. For a smartphone, you can enable its locator function on iPhones (here’s how) or Android devices (here’s how). If your parent is using a different OS from you, you may use the Family Locator or Find My Friends apps which are compatible with both iPhones and Android devices.
  • Speak to community befrienders in your neighbourhood to check in with your parent regularly. The Lions Befrienders Service Association (link) and COMNET Senior Services (link) are two organisations that conduct visits to members’ homes.
  • Get a neighbour to check in on your parent regularly and be a point of contact in times of emergency. If your neighbour is often at home, she may be the fastest responder to your parent’s call for help. You can give her the house key for easy access and instruct on how to attend to your parent’s specific medical needs in an emergency.
  • Write all your parent’s medical conditions, allergies and an emergency contact on a card. Place this card in your parent’s wallet. If your parent has a medical emergency, passers-by or the hospital A&E staff will have immediate knowledge to act on.


6. Prevent falls by making the home elder-safe

Every year, falls account for many cases of disability, emotional distress and even death among the elderly. Reduce the risk of falls by installing simple modifications:

  • Grab bars provide support, especially on stairs and in wet places such as the bathroom.
  • Bed rails acts as a safety barrier against falling while turning or trying to get down from bed.
  • Ramps replace stairs to make it easier for your parents to move around the house.
  • Non-slip floors. Simple application of anti-slip stickers or non-slip treatment to help increase friction.

You can even get subsidies for these modifications through the HDB’s Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE) Direct Application. Contact your usual contractor today, or find one using HDB’s (link) or SilverAlly‘s approved list.


7.
Speak to an eldercare consultant like SilverAlly

If your parent’s needs are more extensive and complex, you may consider getting an experienced care manager to assess their medical and living conditions to draw out a tailored care plan.

A personal care manager will be on-call 24/7 for any request. Contact us for a free face-to-face consultation today.


About SilverAlly

SilverAlly has 20 years of patient assistance experience in Singapore. Caregivers ensure the best care for their ageing parents with SilverAlly’s services, including home nursing, medical arrangements, care planning, transport assistance, home improvements, and eldercare advice.

Our dedicated Singapore-based team comprises nurses, drivers and assistance providers, and is on-call 24/7 for all eldercare requests. www.SilverAlly.sg

For the original text, please visit website: http://silverally.sg/eldercare/7-easy-steps-to-significantly-improve-the-care-for-your-elderly-parents-in-singapore/.

Tel(24/7): +65-626-515-00
Email: ops@silverally.sg
Website: www.SilverAlly.sg
Facebook: @SilverAllySg
Address: 50 Armenian Street, #04-02 Wilmer Place, Singapore 179938

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Source: SilverAlly

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February 1, 2017 at 2:27 pm

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Eight Countries, 64 Hopefuls: Who Will be Asia’s Next Top Beauty Creator?

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-Beauty Bound Season Two Premieres February 1, 2017 and Features Chiara Ferragni

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Since July 2016, more than 400 aspiring beauty creators across eight countries have auditioned to compete to become Asia’s Next Top Beauty Creator. Netizens will soon be able to follow the journey of the final 64 young contestants in the pursuit of their dreams, as the highly anticipated Beauty Bound Season Two, a first-of-its-kind beauty web reality series by luxury skin care brand SK-II, premieres globally on YouTube on February 1, 2017. Watch the global trailer here.

Beauty Bound Season Two Global Judge Chiara Ferragni
Beauty Bound Season Two Global Judge Chiara Ferragni

BEAUTY BOUND SEASON TWO: THE JOURNEY TO THE TOP NINE

Over the course of six months, the top eight contestants from each country were invited to their local Beauty Base, a two-day intensive boot camp, where their skills, creativity and showmanship were put to the test over a series of challenges under the mentorship of local creators and industry experts. Among the local judges are celebrity makeup artists Jung Saem Mool for Korea and Xiao Kai for Taiwan, beauty creators Mikipon for Japan, Queenie Chan for Hong Kong, and Tashy for Malaysia, international singer-songwriter Anggun for Indonesia, award-winning actress Rebecca Lim for Singapore, and supermodel, host and actress Cindy Bishop for Thailand.

A surprise wild card challenge was issued to the 64 semi-finalists across the eight countries in after the competition for a second chance to join the top nine at the grand finale.

The emerging nine finalists will win an all-expenses paid trip worth up to USD5,000 to the grand finale, and SK-II products worth up to USD1,000, together with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from some of the world’s leading beauty creators, social media personalities and industry experts.

The winner of this year’s Beauty Bound will receive a suite of prizes worth a total of USD60,000, including:

  • An all-expenses-paid trip to an SK-II global event;
  • One year worth of SK-II products and professional video production equipment;
  • Priceless networking opportunities with top beauty creators and SK-II content collaboration opportunities;
  • An exclusive one week exchange program in the United States hosted by industry experts; and
  • An invitation to join first Beauty Bound winner Janemakeup and top beauty creators from across the world in the exclusive SK-II Global Beauty Circle.

CHIARA FERRAGNI, GLOBAL FASHION ICON AND SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION, WILL STAR AS FINALE JUDGE

Heading the judging panel for the Grand Finale of Beauty Bound Season Two is global social media and fashion icon, Chiara Ferragni, also known by her social media moniker, The Blonde Salad.

Having successfully elevated The Blonde Salad from a personal style blog to a thriving fashion empire, Chiara is a source of inspiration who has paved the way for millions of aspiring fashion and beauty digital creators across the world to dream bigger and reach higher.

“I am so happy have this opportunity to be the global judge for Beauty Bound Season 2. The Blonde Salad has come a long way since 2009. In my own journey as creator, there were many times where I doubted myself, we didn’t have many role models to follow. The challenges faced by emerging creators are no stranger to me, so being able to support creators in Asia on their journey is very meaningful to me,” said Chiara Ferragni.

GET READY FOR BEAUTY BOUND

The first phase of Beauty Bound Season Two videos will air on YouTube from on February 1, 2017.

The web series will be released in two phases: the first five episodes follow the top eight in each country as they battle it out in their local Beauty Base for a spot in the global finale. The grand finale episodes featuring the finalists from each country will be released mid-March.

#1 BEAUTY BOUND RETURNS
Beauty Bound returns with Season Two. Meet the local judges[1] as they unveil Beauty Base, where the top eight in each country will battle it out for a spot to represent their country in the grand finale.
Airing Feb 1, 2017

#2 WELCOME TO BEAUTY BASE
The top eight in each country make their grand entrance at Beauty Base. The judges share their expectations of the season and their first thoughts of the contestants, as they meet one another and gear up for their first challenge.
Airing Feb 1, 2017

#3 GAME FACE ON
The contestants go head to head for their first challenge – to film and edit an unboxing video themed around ‘date night’ within an hour. Tensions build as the contestants struggle with the time pressure.
Airing Feb 3, 2017

#4 ALL IN OR NOTHING
The judges throw a curveball for the final collaboration challenge on day two at Beauty Base. Personalities clash while unexpected friendships form as the contestants attempt to work in teams.
Airing Feb 6, 2017

#5 AND THEN THERE WERE EIGHT
Eight will be winnowed down to one. The judges strain to come to a consensus on the final verdict. Who will go through to the grand finale for a chance to become Asia’s Next Top Beauty Creator?
Airing Feb 6, 2017

#6 THE FINAL HURDLE
Social media icon Chiara Ferragni kicks off the grand finale. The wild card is revealed and the top nine battle it out to earn the title of Asia’s Next Top Beauty Creator.
Airing Mar 13, 2017

#7 THIS IS ASIA’S NEXT TOP BEAUTY CREATOR
The finale episode shares the crowning of Asia’s Next Top Beauty Creator.
Airing Mar 15, 2017

Watch the entry videos of top eight finalists from eight countries here: SK-II Beauty Bound Asia YouTube Channel

Root for your favorite and connect with the contestants, top beauty creators and industry experts on the Beauty Bound Community.

For more information and latest updates, visit http://www.beautybound.tv/.

Website: BEAUTYBOUND.TV
Facebook: BEAUTY BOUND
Snapchat: SKIIOFFICIAL
Instagram: @SKII

About SK-II

For more than 35 years, SK-II has touched the lives of millions of women around the world by helping them to “Change Destiny” through the miracle of crystal clear skin and life. The fascinating story behind SK-II began at a sake brewery in Japan, where scientists noticed the elderly workers had wrinkled faces, but extraordinarily soft and youthful-looking hands. These hands were in constant contact with the sake fermentation process. It took years of research for scientists to isolate the miracle ingredient Pitera, a naturally-derived liquid from the yeast fermentation process. Since then, SK-II with Pitera has become a special secret shared by celebrities such as Cate Blanchett around the world, transforming skin along the five dimensions of texture, radiance, firmness, spot control and wrinkle resilience critical to crystal clarity. A leading skincare brand in 13 markets, SK-II continues to deliver the transformative power of crystal clear skin and life through well-loved products including the Facial Treatment Essence, R.N.A. Power, and GenOptics Aura Essence. For the latest news and in-depth information about SK-II, please visit http://www.sk-ii.com.

About Brave Bison PLC

Brave Bison is an independent Digital Media & Social Video Broadcaster, proudly working with some of the biggest brands and most followed YouTube and Facebook social creator talent in the world. Clients include P&G, Coca Cola, Microsoft, 20th Century Fox, CNBC, Universal Pictures and Google.

Brave Bison is the largest social video broadcaster / agency in the world outside North America, with headquarters in London, and offices around the world, including Singapore, Australia and the US.

Brave Bison makes it simple for Content Owners, Creators, Brands, Publishers and Platforms to unlock the value of online video, whether on a licensed, ad-funded, direct to consumer or paid placement basis.

Contact Information

Fu ShuQi
SK-II Senior Brand Communications Manager, Global SK-II
fu.s.2@pg.com
+65-8128-6610

Yoonah Kim
Account Supervisor, DeVries Global
ykim@devriesglobal.com
O: +65-6825-8252, M: +65-9753-8320

Christabel David
Senior Consultant, DeVries Global
cdavid@devriesglobal.com
O: +65-6825-8235, M: +65-9139-4923

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Local markets can insert names of local judges

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170127/8521700518

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February 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm

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Porsche Asia Pacific Delivered 5,589 Cars in 2016

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A record year for Porsche in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Porsche successfully achieved another record year with deliveries of 5,589 cars in the Asia Pacific region. Once again, Porsche Asia Pacific exceeded its 2015 record. Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia continue to be the key drivers of growth in the region while Thailand and the Philippines show significant positive development.

A total of 590 units of the 911 were delivered last year, continuing the strong performance of the iconic model with an 11% increase compared to the year before. The Macan reinforced its position as the most popular model with 2,626 units sold, whereas the Cayenne a similarly strong performer contributed to 1,819 units. The newly rebranded 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman contributed with 356 deliveries and last but not least, the Panamera maintained its steady path despite the change to the new generation at the end of last year with 198 units.

“The exciting product range has enabled us to once again create a record year for Porsche Asia Pacific. We are of course excited about the positive development of our brand and sales, however, our main attention remains on the utmost excitement of our customers. Porsche has experienced strong growth in recent years not only in sales but also in the size of the company and number of employees. It’s important to continue stability of the organisation to create sustainable and intelligent growth. Based on our Strategy 2025, we follow the path of continuity, understanding new technologies further, putting high emphasis on electrification, digitalisation and connectivity,” said Martin Limpert, Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific.

About Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd commenced operations on October 1st, 2001 and was founded to give Porsche closer ties with Asia Pacific markets that are becoming increasingly important and to support our importers and dealers. Porsche Asia Pacific supports the operation of 13 countries/regions: Brunei, Cambodia, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Source: Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

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February 1, 2017 at 12:05 pm

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