SAN DIEGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Service Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit association of enterprises involved in the support of high technology products, announced its latest roundtable and launch of SIA APAC. The roundtable was hosted by Solid Systems Global, a worldwide provider of multi-vendor enterprise equipment services headquartered in the UK with its APAC base in Singapore, shared its insights on the aftermarket service business in the region and around the globe.
“This was the best meeting of any group in APAC I have ever attended with collaboration of ISO’s, passionate discussions on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in APAC,” stated Paul Lalli, CEO Solid Systems Global. James Lim, COO Solid Systems APAC went on to say, “The SIA inaugural APAC Roundtable was a smashing success, particularly on the discussions where challenges of the supply chain throughout the APAC countries were highlighted since each country provides its own set of restrictions, custom requirements and cultural differences.”
ASVIDA Asia, leading independent suppliers and maintenance service providers for Data Centre IT equipment in Asia, provided the welcome reception in their high-tech facility with a tour where doors were wheels turning, circuit boards were etched in glass and a think tank of millennia’s developing on-line gaming software that rivaled Google. The tour included all four companies that make up DeClout Limited. Kow Ya, CEO of ASVIDA Asia welcomed SIA to Asia with an overview provided by Siva Gunesparan, Director Bus. Dev. & Client Delivery.
“As a global organization, we are continually seeking opportunities to better serve our members,” said Claudia Betzner, Executive Director of the SIA. “Expanding our reach through SIA APAC is a natural evolution to our growth as more organizations are turning towards support models with a worldwide reach. We look forward to learning from our new member experts in the region.”
About the SIA
The mission of SIA is to promote service partnerships and to serve as a forum for members to enhance their businesses for the betterment of the industry. The SIA was founded in 1985 as the leading trade association for companies engaged in the repair of electronic hardware and those that support the industry. Members include independent service providers, consultants, software companies, OEMs, and logistics support companies. The SIA was instrumental in fighting for the rights of end users in the Right to Repair Act (part of the DMCA since 1998) and supports all owners’ rights groups for open and competitive service. Member companies cover the globe and include North America, South America, Europe and APAC. Learn more about the SIA at www.servicenetwork.org.
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