What began in 1996 with a small office in Shah Alam, the capital of the Malaysian state of Selangor, southwest of the state capital Kuala Lumpur, is now an important development location for EDAG. In its anniversary year, EDAG Malaysia is now expanding its local service portfolio with a new software and mobility IT delivery centre. "Our offerings are aimed at regional and international OEMs as well as start-up and tech companies," explains Cosimo De Carlo, CEO of the EDAG Group.
"The competence and experience of the EDAG Group's global engineering network will flow into the new department," says Thomas Föller, Managing Director EDAG Malaysia. The new department works together with all units of the EDAG Group, is closely linked to the group's IT and bundles a wide range of competences and a wide variety of EDAG resources from vehicle, mobility and software development for the local customers.
In addition to the technical know-how, the location in Malaysia offers further advantages: Thomas Föller refers to the World Bank, which counts the South-East Asian country as one of the most open economies in the world with a modern infrastructure and a high trade balance ratio.
In addition, many highly talented and educated, multilingual engineers are available on the market in the highly developed Southeast Asian country. "As Asia's leading technology partner for CAE services and an attractive employer, EDAG Malaysia works very closely with automotive R&D centres in the region, in China as well as in Thailand and Vietnam."