OpenJaw Technologies establishes Scandinavian Subsidiary

Posted: March 20th, 2009

New Regional Director appointed for Norway, Sweden & Denmark

Dublin, Ireland & Oslo, Norway – 20 March 2009

OpenJaw Technologies, a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry, today announced the creation and opening of a new subsidiary, OpenJaw Technologies Scandinavia AS, based in Oslo, Norway.

The new subsidiary supports OpenJaw’s growth strategy and its ability to deliver enhanced services to its increasing customer base in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. OpenJaw’s Scandinavian customer base already includes the leading carrier within the Scandinavian countries, SAS; Norway’s leading cruise and transport company, Color Line AS and the leading online travel brands:, and OpenJaw’s solution portfolio has been widely deployed to address the complex needs of the Scandinavian marketplace so as to enable supplier integration, distribution channel management and the dynamic packaging of travel inventory.

Commenting on the announcement, John McQuillan, CEO of OpenJaw Technologies said: “We have been successful in the Scandinavian marketplace to date, already counting many of the largest travel companies in the region as customers. In order to build on this success, we are delighted to announce the opening of our new Scandinavian subsidiary which will enhance the support and service we currently offer our customers and will strengthen our commitment to the region. Having a local presence will also enable us to address individual market requirements and further develop new business opportunities.”

The new subsidiary will be managed by Jappe Kjaer who has been appointed Regional Director for OpenJaw Technologies, Scandinavia.


Notes to Editors:

About OpenJaw Technologies

OpenJaw Technologies is a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry. Our solutions enable the world’s leading travel companies to market, distribute and sell their online travel offerings in a differentiated way.

OpenJaw’s solution portfolio includes the xDistributor Integration Platform and Business Rules Engine that enables travel supplier integration, distribution channel management and dynamic packaging; xRez: a highly customisable Internet Booking Engine; xRezAgent: a sales and servicing platform for call centre agents; xLocation: a location data and hierarchy management application; xHotel: a content, mapping and inventory management system for accommodation and xEvent: a content and inventory management system for events and destination activities.

OpenJaw is a member and active participant of the OpenTravel™ Alliance.

OpenJaw Technologies is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with regional offices in Galway, Madrid and Oslo.

About Jappe Kjaer

Jappe is the Regional Director of OpenJaw Technologies Scandinavia AS, based at our offices in Oslo with responsibility for commercial strategy, customer relationships and project delivery within the Norwegian, Swedish and Danish markets.

Jappe has over 20 years experience in the travel technology industry with particular expertise in hotel distribution channel management. For many years, he headed the Scandinavian subsidiary of Sulcus Hospitality Group (now Softbrands), one of the global leaders in hotel management systems.

In 1998, Jappe started a travel technology company, in2, that developed and successfully brought to market the in2Res product, one of the first true Internet based hotel reservation systems.

Before joining OpenJaw Technologies, Jappe was the Chief Technology Officer of Travel AS, based in Oslo, where he was responsible for the creation of a Scandinavian Travel Distribution Switch.

Jappe holds a degree in Hotel Management from the University of Stavanger.

For more information, contact:
Yvonne Waldron
Director of Marketing
OpenJaw Technologies Ltd.,
Station Mews, Lindsay Grove,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Tel: +353 (0)1 882 5444

Jappe Kjaer
Regional Director,
OpenJaw Technologies Scandinavia AS
Philip Pedersens vei 1
PO Box 191
1325 Lysaker

Tel: +47 900 350 27 (mobile)
Fax: +47 23 899 001