These new offices will enable it to give broader coverage and gain a better idea of how the markets work on this continent. GMV has been working in this area for some time and has now built up a healthy list of clients. This has prompted it to set up a permanent commercial presence in the area.
The Malaysia office is in Kuala Lumpur, in the Business Center dependant on the Spanish Embassy’s Economic and Trading Office:
20th Floor Menara Boustead,
69, Jalan Raja Chulan 50200
while the Korean office is in Seoul’s Invest Korea Plaza:
Room No. 911, Invest Korea plaza
300-6 Yomgok-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Republic of Korea
GMV trades in advanced technology markets. It has become a leading light worldwide in sectors ranging from space through transport, security and ICTs. In the space sector it has been collaborating for over 20 years with the world’s main space agencies such as ESA and NASA. It has spread worldwide by setting up subsidiaries in Portugal and the USA. By now it has built up important commercial relations in continents such as Oceania and Asia, where it boasts clients in Malaysia, Korea, China, India and Japan.
In Malaysia. in particular. GMV has several projects underway. In 2007 it successfully set up focusGEO, flight dynamics software for geostationary satellites, in the Measat control center in Cyberjaya, near Kuala Lumpur. For the last year, together with the local partner ATSB, GMV has also been setting up a coastal DGPS network to give maritime navigation aid, a project won after taking part in an international tender.
GMV also has a sterling track record in Korea. The Korean armed forces purchased the EADS/CASA (now Airbus Military Transport), the flight training simulator for the CN-235 aircraft (KR-01 in the Korean version), in which GMV has been collaborating. GMV and the Korean company ETRI are also participating in the R&D project “Technologies for Automation of Satellite Control”, as part and parcel of “Korea Spain Innovating” (a bilateral agreement between Spain and Korea, brokered by CDTI and ITEP). Furthermore, the arthroscopy surgery training simulator, Insight ArthroVR, GMV’s own brainchild and inhouse development, is taking off quickly through the whole Asia-Pacific area, especially in Korea after implementation of the trainer in Japan’s Tsukuba University last year.