SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 25 March 2019 - TAKARA PRINTING CO., LTD. (TYO:
7921), one of two only companies in the whole of Japan specialising in financial
disclosure advisory, has invested in TRANSLASIA Holdings Pte. Ltd. which
houses the rebranded Elite Asia brands
(previously known as Elite
Translations and Elite
Interpreters) and the technology startup, AISA Digital Pte. Ltd. The company's
first-ever investment in Southeast Asia shows its conviction in the growth of
the East Asian and the Southeast Asian regions.
"Our investment in TRANSLASIA Holdings attests to our
confidence in this region and our commitment to drive growth and expansion in
East Asia and Southeast Asia. We see enormous potential in the Southeast Asian
market and Singapore is a formidable gateway to that. We expect the growth of
e-Commerce in this region to be immense and TRANSLASIA Holdings is strategically
positioned to take advantage of this with its unique expertise in this region,
its strengths, and its technological innovations," comments Ryusuke Okada,
Director and Managing Executive Officer, TAKARA PRINTING CO., LTD. and
Chairman, TRANSLASIA Holdings Pte. Ltd.
The fragmented nature of Asia has many businesses perplexed
on how to successfully enter, grow, and succeed in this region. Businesses have
to grapple with complex challenges like geographical and infrastructural
disparity, cultural diversity, and language differences. Yet, its phenomenal
growth rates and massive potential cannot be ignored by any business looking to
succeed and thrive in the global economy. A Google--Temasek study projected
that the Internet economy of Southeast Asia alone is set to exceed USD 240
billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) by 2025, having already reached USD 72
billion in 2018.1
This is where AISA Digital can play a significant role.
AISA Digital - Building for Now, Driving for the Future
Poised to serve online businesses and e-Commerce
portals, AISA Digital will launch
its very first end-to-end integrated localisation solution in March 2019 to
companies who want to scale their businesses across Southeast Asia. The
solution is powered by a hybrid model of AI technologies, a cloud-based
localisation platform, and a marketplace solution for ASEAN linguists residing
across Southeast Asia. And the result is the amalgamation of human and
artificial intelligence to yield faster, good quality, and cheaper localisation
services to translate digital contents or e-Commerce products to ASEAN languages.
"This innovation arm of TRANSLASIA empowers companies
with massive localisation capabilities so that businesses can triumph over language
barriers and outperform competitors in this immensely fragmented region,"
iterates Hong Yin Yin, CEO, TRANSLASIA Holdings. "We assist them to
capitalise on the burgeoning digital economy and to be future-ready. Because
the future is Asia."
Elite Asia - From Service Provider to Solution Partner
The launch of TRANSLASIA also marks the rebranding of Elite
Translations and Elite Interpreters to Elite Asia. Established since 2006 and
headquartered in Singapore with
offices in Hong Kong and Malaysia, the company has evolved into
a regional powerhouse that helps businesses navigate effortlessly across Asian
borders through innovative language services and solutions powered by
technology and people. Furthermore, Elite Asia will be liaising with TAKARA
PRINTING CO., LTD. to serve clients in Japan.
The rebranding entails a paradigm shift in Elite Asia's
business model with a heavier investment in technology and a refocus on
innovation. The company's solutions are aggregates of an uncompromising
approach to address clients' needs, partnering them at a deeper level and going
beyond just being a service provider.
LIT Asia 2019 - Expanding Businesses in Asia
The inaugural LITAsia
event unfolded on March 26, 2019, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM at CHIJMES Hall,
Singapore. The half-day immersive event brought together media professionals,
executives, customers, key partners, regional digital powerhouses, and in-house
teams to learn from experts and get new ideas on how to navigate effectively
and enhance experiences in the fragmented Southeast Asia region. Attendees
acquired insights on how to expand successfully into the rest of Asia, overcome
globalisation barriers, and develop meaningful connections with your customers
using the newest language technology.
TRANSLASIA Holdings Pte. Ltd., which houses the Elite Asia
and AISA Digital brands, helps businesses overcome linguistic and cultural
barriers and is the bridge to communication so businesses can understand their
needs in new business environments. With TRANSLASIA, doing business in Asia
feels like doing business at home.
1e-Conomy 2018 by Google and Temasek
ABOUT TAKARA PRINTING CO., LTD.
TAKARA PRINTING CO., LTD. is the industry leader providing
financial disclosure support to listed companies in Japan as well as
IPO-related services in local and overseas markets. It produces and sells
printed materials related to the financial instruments & exchange act, the
company law, and investor relations related information. It also operates in
the production and handling of legal and IR-related advertisements. In
addition, it provides translation services for disclosure and IR-related
documents. Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the company
was founded on June 15, 1952 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
ABOUT TRANSLASIA HOLDINGS PTE. LTD.
TRANSLASIA Holdings Pte.
comprises of a group of companies that provides suites of language and cultural
services and advisory to help business excel in new host countries. Its
innovative solutions, powered by technology and people, enable businesses to
connect across East Asia and Southeast Asia with one voice. With TAKARA
PRINTING CO., LTD. as its major shareholder, TRANSLASIA helps businesses take
flight across Asia by committing to the core values of clarity, transparency,
collaboration, trustworthiness, and conviction.
ABOUT ELITE ASIA PTE. LTD.
enables businesses to market and communicate effectively across Asian markets,
and to overcome business complexities brought on by cultural and linguistic
barriers. Since its inauguration in 2006, this regional powerhouse has helped
businesses navigate effortlessly across East Asia and Southeast Asia.
Headquartered in Singapore with offices in Malaysia, Hong Kong, the company
serves multinational companies and regional firms through innovative language
solutions powered by technology and people, and by communicating with clarity,
expressing within cultural context, and speaking with conviction.
ABOUT AISA DIGITAL PTE. LTD.
AISA Digital Pte. Ltd. supports e-Commerce and digital
businesses with artificial intelligence capabilities that enable massive
localisation in Asian languages. AISA assists companies to actualise digital
transformation and capitalise on digital economies. Powered by a hybrid model
of AI technologies, cloud-based localisation technology, and a robust
marketplace solution for ASEAN linguists living across the Southeast Asia, AISA
delivers massive contextual translation in major ASEAN languages at high speed
and at a fraction of the cost.