Continued Global Expansion Driven by Demand for SmartBear’s Industry Leading Software Quality Tools
SOMERVILLE, Mass. and MELBOURNE, Australia — July 24, 2017 —
SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, today announced at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit the opening of its Asia-Pacific region (APAC) Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. The company is experiencing tremendous international growth fueled by the demand for SmartBear’s industry leading software quality tools.
Improving software quality under tight product release schedules and decreasing budgets is a worldwide imperative that all software development organizations face, while expectations of application performance and reliability have only increased year over year. With more than 37 percent of the world’s software developers located outside North America and Europe, SmartBear has seen demand for its products beyond more traditional IT markets.
To support this demand, SmartBear is establishing its APAC Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia to offer training, sales and support to regional customers, partners and the greater tech community across local time zones. SmartBear joins other major tech companies that have chosen Melbourne for APAC offices for the region’s significant customer base, a growing talent pool as well as Melbourne’s vibrancy and culture.
The establishment of an APAC headquarters follows dramatic expansion of SmartBear’s EMEA Headquarters in Galway, Ireland earlier this year.
“Growing internationally is a large aspect of the continued growth of SmartBear, and we’re thrilled to announce the opening of our APAC Headquarters in Melbourne,” said Darin Welfare, Vice President of International, SmartBear Software. “Melbourne’s unique location and a diverse, active tech community make it an ideal location to accelerate our APAC operations.”
“The Victorian Government is excited to welcome SmartBear Software as they join Melbourne’s vibrant tech ecosystem,” said Philip Dalidakis, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade. “SmartBear joins the growing list of significant tech players who are setting up headquarters in Melbourne, attracted by our skilled and innovative workforce and our reputation as the world's most livable city.”
SmartBear currently has offices across five countries and reaches customers in over 190 countries. Further expansion is planned into the APAC region with a presence in India later this year.