Productive capacity and potential market
Indra's presence in the Asia Pacific region dates back to 1997, with the first comprehensive management projects for motorways in China, which preceded the creation of Indra Beijing IT Systems in 2002.
Currently, Indra has solid references in China within the transport and traffic market, and more specifically, in the installation of motorway solutions, tunnel management, airports or ticketing.
This experience has allowed Indra to penetrate other important markets in the region, such as India, Mongolia, Thailand or Vietnam, essentially through projects in the Transport & Traffic markets, as well as Utilities.
However, Asia not only represents a large potential market for Indra. The company has a Software Lab in the Philippines with more than 500 professionals which, integrated into Indra's global Software Labs network, forms part of the company's focus on a local nearshore-offshore development model, R&D, and the commitment towards the generation of high-quality technology.
Additionally, in 2007, Indra's practices in the region were reinforced through the acquisition of the Australian company Interscan, specialized in the design and integration of systems and land assistance equipment for air navigation (radio navigation aids).
Towards a consolidated position
Among its most important projects in the Energy and Utilities sector, the 2006 signing of an agreement with the Vietnamese government for the modernization of the country's electrical system stands out, along with developing the plan for the horizontal disintegration of the state-owned power company, Vietnam Electricity (EVN), into three primary business areas: generation, transport and distribution. Additionally, Indra is working on a multi-nation project, financed by the Asian Development Bank, for energy transfer between the six largest countries south of the Mekong (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Myanmar and Thailand), and it has been awarded a global technological outsourcing contract by Meralco, the largest electricity company in the Philippines.
In other sectors, such as that related to Public Administrations, Indra has recently been awarded a project with the Philippines Supreme Court of Justice for the modernization of the country's justice system.