NTT DATA to Acquire Locus Telecommunication for Business Expansion in Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand, 24 September 2019 — NTT DATA Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. and Locus Telecommunication Inc. Ltd. announced today that NTT DATA Asia Pacific has wholly acquired Locus Telecommunication, a prominent system-integration company based in Bangkok, Thailand. With the acquisition, NTT DATA, a leading IT service provider and the parent company of NTT DATA Asia Pacific, will enhance its market position in Thailand with significantly strengthened capabilities in customer relationship management (CRM), customer experience (CX) and analytics solutions.
“We are very excited to welcome the talented Locus team to NTT DATA,” said Ken Tsuchihashi, president and CEO of NTT DATA Asia Pacific. “I'm confident that they will accelerate our ability to support customers in their digital transformation journeys. Through collaboration with Locus and other NTT group entities, we expect to become a top provider of IT solutions and services in Thailand within a few years.”
Locus, founded 20 years ago, is a leading provider of systems integration (SI) services in Thailand, specializing in digital-enablement solutions for CRM/CX, loyalty program management, business intelligence, data-analytics solutions and enterprise mobility. Staffed with 150 professional IT consultants, business analysts and system developers, the company has successfully served over 100 clients in industries including banking, insurance, telecommunication, retail, healthcare, manufacturing and utilities.
“Access to NTT DATA's depth and breadth of service offerings and innovative global technologies will enable Locus to evolve from a niche player into a more comprehensive business-solutions provider”, said Locus CEO Andrew Yim. “NTT DATA will both strengthen our core business and help us accelerate our expansion into big data, artificial intelligence and enterprise resource planning practices.”
NTT DATA, in addition to accelerating its digital consulting and delivery capabilities in Thailand, expects to create opportunities with Locus for cross-selling to clients in fields such as banking, insurance, manufacturing, retail and utilities.
In a recent Gartner report, NTT DATA is positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM and CX Implementation Services worldwide and a Challenger for Data and Analytics Service Providers worldwide. Going forward, NTT DATA will continue strengthening its digital capabilities and services to help customers achieve digital transformation.
About Locus Telecommunication
Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand and founded in 1999, Locus is a leading SI service provider in Thailand, especially for CRM/CX and Analytics Solutions, offering a full range of IT consulting, systems development and maintenance services. With approximately 150 professionals, Locus has built a trusted, long-term relationship with its customers through its wide range of solutions of CRM & Enterprise Applications, Mobile Solutions, Data Management & Analytics, Contact Center, IT Infrastructure and Data Security.
About NTT DATA
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit www.nttdata.com.