OpenJaw To Extend Company Footprint in Asia Pacific

New office to support customers in Hong Kong, China, South East Asia and Pacific; to extend the company’s commercial interests in the region

23 June, 2014 – DUBLIN, IRELAND – Leading online technology partner to the world’s biggest travel brands, OpenJaw Technologies, today officially announced plans to grow its operation into Asia Pacific, from a new base in Hong Kong. The new office will support OpenJaw’s growing customer portfolio in the region. In addition, the office will have a commercial focus, and will service the growing demand for travel retailing technology, from airlines and other large travel companies, in Asia Pacific. The announcement was made during this week’s Enterprise Ireland trade and investment mission to China, led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD.

“With the growth in travel in Asia Pacific booming, and that boom seeing no decline, it is little surprise that

L-R: Kevin Sherry, Divisional Manager - International Sales and Partnering, Enterprise Ireland; Kieron Branagan, CEO, OpenJaw; Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Larry Liang, General Manager, TravelSky Technology Ltd..

L-R: Kevin Sherry, Divisional Manager – International Sales and Partnering, Enterprise Ireland; Kieron Branagan, CEO, OpenJaw; Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Larry Liang, General Manager, TravelSky Technology Ltd..

Asia Pacific has become increasingly important for us. Opening an office to directly service these needs was a clear choice,” said Kieron Branagan, CEO, OpenJaw. “Hong Kong, with its wealth of talent and connections across region, was the obvious location for our expansion.”

Welcoming the announcement Minister Bruton said: “OpenJaw are a dynamic Irish company – I have worked with them on a number of trade missions and visited their headquarters in Dublin. Today they are announcing that they are opening a new office in Hong Kong to service their growing customer base in the region. This is a company which is selling their innovative technology services to companies around the world, growing their exports and creating jobs in Ireland – a great example of what we are trying to support through our Action Plan for Jobs. I wish them every success as they continue to grow”.

Headquartered in Dublin Ireland, OpenJaw also has offices located in Galway, Ireland; Madrid, Spain, Krakow, Poland, with representation in Moscow.

About OpenJaw

OpenJaw is the leading online technology partner of the world’s biggest travel brands.
Guided by the OpenJaw four principles of t-Retailing, and leveraging the power of the dynamic travel retailing platform, the t-Retail Platform, OpenJaw is dedicated to helping airlines, and other large travel companies, to become travel retailing innovators.
The OpenJaw customer portfolio includes: TravelSky, S7 Airlines, British Airways, Aeroplan, AIRMILES, Four Seasons, voyages-sncf.com, and Viajes El Corte Ingles.

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For further information please contact:
OpenJaw Technologies
Amanda Campbell
Director – Marketing Communications
T: +353 (0)1 525 7100
E: Amanda.Campbell@OpenJawTech.com

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