LONDON, August 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Software quality firm continues expansion in Asia with key sales and support office in Japan
TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced it has opened a global sales office in Tokyo, Japan. The office is located in the Shimbashi business district of the city, home to the corporate headquarters of many of Japan's largest companies.
Japan is the second largest technology market in the world, with tech spending expected to increase 4.4% in 2016. Tokyo is a hub of Asia Pacific business headquarters and R&D centers, and at least 500 foreign companies are expected to be operating there by next year. Japan's IT industry is concentrated in Tokyo, including more than half of information services and software companies, and e-commerce is seeing double-digit growth in the city.
TestPlant counts large companies including NTT DOCOMO, Sharp, NIKKEI and Yahoo! among its customers in Japan. The company's Tokyo office will support its existing customers as well as drive new business in the country and is led by David Marks and David Royer, TestPlant's representatives in the country.
"As the third largest economy in the world, and a leader in electronics and software, Japan is a country that is highly relevant for TestPlant's products," said George Mackintosh, CEO, TestPlant. "Building on our success in North America and Europe, we have seen increasing traction for eggPlant tools in Asia, and this office, together with our Shanghai office, will support the acceleration of our business in the region."
TestPlant produces the eggPlant range of software quality tools, which test and monitor the delivery of software applications on any device, as well as across data centers and networks. The company has seen rapid international adoption of its software testing products. TestPlant's products are used by hundreds of enterprise customers across the United States, Europe, China and Japan, and support customers in sectors ranging from financial services, telecoms, retail and healthcare to automotive, travel and media.
TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centers in the USA and the UK with sales and support centers in the USA, the UK, Germany and China as well as an extensive network of business partners. TestPlant's products are used in over 30 countries by well over 350 enterprise customers in sectors which include Financial Services, Automotive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Defense and Aerospace. The eggPlant range is a set of tools which supports the design, development, test and management of software applications for mainframe, desktop and mobile use in any technology platform environment. The tools are relevant in agile, mobile, web and DevOps deployments. eggPlant use improves and reports on the quality and responsiveness of software systems, reduces time to market and lowers costs by introducing process automation. The eggPlant tools have been granted patents with several applications pending. The company's achievements have been recognized within the software industry and by the venture capital community. TestPlant is also a Red Herring Global Top 100 company, a Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 and a EMEA 500 business and is the recipient of two Queen's Awards for Enterprise. http://www.testplant.com