IoT pioneer to officially extend global reach through a regional office in Singapore
Barcelona, April 2019
With the decision to expand business in Asia-Pacific and to open an office in Singapore at the end of March, Barcelona-based IoT pioneer Worldsensing will be able to support existing, local partners and to cater to the growing demand for wireless monitoring technology within the region. Loadsensing, the company’s leading wireless monitoring system helps project leaders manage operational risks and is deployed in metro tunnels, mines, dams, bridges and various construction projects in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Australia. However, there is still a vast untapped APAC market with huge potential for Loadsensing.
Area manager with office in Singapore
Anton Rimbau, a summa cum laude graduate of Business Administration from Culver-Stockton college in the US, has spent the past five years travelling the globe representing different companies and handling key accounts across four continents. Over the past three years, he has been instrumental in ongoing Loadsensing projects in APAC such as the monitoring of the Changi T5 Soil Improvement and Thomson-East Coast Line in Singapore, the Hong Kong Airport Third Runway, the Melbourne Metro and West Gate Projects in Australia and several landslide monitoring projects in South Korea.
“Loadsensing is a disruptive product and was the first of its kind to integrate IoT networks in construction and mine monitoring. This is one of the main reasons why I joined Worldsensing. The company was already experiencing steady growth when I joined in 2016, and since then Loadsensing has become the market reference”, explains Anton who has recently moved to his new home in Singapore. “Furthermore, our local partners have already expressed their support with the move and are eager to grow their business relationships with us,” he adds.
Worldsensing’s purpose for expansion
In APAC alone, Loadsensing sales have almost doubled since 2016: “The Asia-Pacific region has been a source of strong growth over the past three years and we expect the rate of growth to continue to accelerate going forward. Worldsensing already has a strong basis of customers in the region and establishing a local presence in Singapore will allow us to provide them better support, both in pre-sales and after-sales. We also see great potential in Asia Pacific countries where we don’t have customers yet, and Singapore will be an excellent location from which to develop these,” says Ignasi Vilajosana, Worldsensing CEO and co-founder.
Loadsensing is the leading wireless monitoring system allowing industrial companies to connect and wirelessly monitor assets and infrastructures in remote locations. Loadsensing data nodes are used to digitize and power most geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring sensors. The data acquisition system is rapidly becoming the new standard for wireless geotechnical monitoring as it’s currently used to monitor over 30.000 sensors across 6.000 deployments worldwide.
Loadsensing is part of the product portfolio of Worldsensing, a widely recognized global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the Barcelona-based technology provider delivers Operational Intelligence to traditional industries and cities. With over 90 employees and offices in Barcelona, London and Los Angeles, Worldsensing is globally active and has already conducted projects in over 60 countries across all continents.