HTC opens central office in Europe
Chinese mobile manufacturer HTC Corporation today officially introduced its new European headquarters, located in Slough, UK. The company said that the European office of the NTS is developing steadily and now comprises more than 50 countries. Investment in own office markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East represents the rapid growth that HTC has made in recent years, the Chinese state corporation.
“HTC has achieved growth in all respects in 2011 Our new European headquarters is a natural step to show that we are strongly committed to markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. The new building will occupy senior management, marketing and sales and engineering teams working on HTC Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The new European headquarters is located on 6.500 square meter area. The building is a former Office of O2 UK and has additional space for 150 new people to be hired over the next 12 months.
HTC aims to increase its influence in Europe, Africa and the Middle East over the next few years. For 2010 the company has sold 25 million units worldwide and has realized a profit of 9 billion USD, which noted 93% increase over the previous year. For the first quarter of 2011 were 9.7 million smartphones sold worldwide, which was 192% increase on an annual basis, 6% increase over the previous quarter. During the quarter, sales of smartphones the company in Europe, Africa and the Middle East have increased by 67% compared to the same period last year.