Transcosmos Asia Philippines, Inc. (Transcosmos) was inaugurated on Thursday, October 2, 2014, during a press conference held at its office located at One Corporate Center, Ortigas Complex in Pasig City.
Japan's number one BPO firm Transcosmos officially announced its 70th overseas location and the fourth in ASEAN, after Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
Transcosmos is a Japanese firm that offers the following services:
- Information technology business processes outsourcing (IT-BPO) services
- English contact center services
- as well as development and operation services for smartphone Web sites and applications.
“Our future aim is to also expand in such areas such as e-commerce one-stop services and analytics services, as we strive to develop services that help increase sales and reduce costs for our client companies " Transcosmos Philippines President Hideki Yamashita said during the press con.
Transcosmos Philippines is aiming for sales of ¥2 billion by fiscal 2018. Yamashita told members of the media that they are also looking for possible expansion in the country outside Metro Manila particularly in the top travel destinations - Cebu, Davao and Iloilo.
During the question and answer portion, I asked Transcosmos Philippines Country Head Hanna Supetran how many employees are they eyeing in the next 4 years, she told me that Transcosmos Philippines is set to offer 2,000 jobs for the Filipino people in the next four years. Cool! Yes! That is a piece of good news for us Filipinos. Domo arigato gozaimasu Transcosmos!
It is one of the coolest BPO events I've ever attended because for the very first time, I witnessed a Kagami Biraki,(鏡開き), a Japanese traditional opening ceremony which literally translates to "Opening the Mirror." Present during the event are Transcosmos Country Head Hanna Supetran, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Deputy Executive Director Monchito Ibrahim, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Lilia De Lima who emphasized that Japanese is one of the biggest investors in the country and said that Philippines is the best place to invest in Asia. Also present are Senator Bam Aquino, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship Transcosmos President and COO Masataka Okuda and Transcosmos Executive Vice President Koichi Iwami.
Congratulations and welcome to the Philippines!