International consultancy cbs expands footprint in Malaysia

16 November 2023 2 min. read
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International business and technology consultancy Corporate Business Solutions (cbs) has celebrated the grand opening of its new office in Kuala Lumpur.

The new and enlarged office in Kuala Lumpur is designed to accommodate up to 180 professionals, enabling cbs to continue its growth path in the Southeast Asian country.

The German-origin consulting firm, which specialises in process and technology transformations on the SAP backbone, has been active in Malaysia since 2017, when it established a Center of Excellence. Fast forward six years, and the Kuala Lumpur office provides both delivery centre support to regional customers and increasingly runs standalone consulting projects.

International consultancy cbs expands footprint in Malaysia

“This new office represents a significant milestone in our growth journey in Malaysia,” said Rainer Wittwen, the Chief Executive Officer of cbs. “Our presence in Malaysia has evolved significantly and we are proud to contribute to the nation’s economic building efforts. We look forward to continuing the success and contributing to Malaysia’s growth story.”

Headquartered in Heidelberg, cbs has over 1,100 staff working from offices in over a dozen countries. In Asia, the firm has hubs in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, and India.

Based in the centre of Kuala Lumpur Sentral (in the Menara Allianz Sentral building), the new office space has been “meticulously crafted to foster collaboration, innovation, and productivity,” said Benjamin Ng, Regional Marketing Manager at cbs.

“In an ode to Malaysia’s rich local culture and heritage, all meeting rooms are named after beloved local delicacies. This not only reflects our dedication to embracing the vibrant Malaysian identity but also creates a warm and welcoming environment for our clients, partners, and employees.”

Government recognition

The news comes hot on the heels of cbs receiving the Malaysia Digital Status award from the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), a government agency that leads the digital transformation of the Malaysian economy. This designation unlocks a raft of incentives, rights and privileges from the Malaysian Government and will allow cbs greater flexibility and support to operate, grow, expand or invest in Malaysia.

“This achievement stands as a testament to our continual contributions to Malaysia’s digital initiatives, furthering the nation's progress and technological advancements by infusing European technology and expertise into the country,” said Wittwen.

According to a recent report from YCP Solidiance, the digital economy now makes up one fifth of Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP). This makes Malaysia more digitally mature than many other countries in the Asia Pacific region, and also a digital step ahead of several Western economies.

Meanwhile, in Japan, cbs last week announced it has agreed a partnership with Avally. The collaboration will see the two companies jointly offer SAP services and products to the Japanese market.