London, UK & Shanghai, China -- London based software company TestPlant , has opened its first office in China and signed a distribution deal with Chinese technology service provider HiRain Technologies. HiRain has already introduced TestPlants eggPlant tool into several of the largest automotive companies in China. As a result of this deal and wider opportunities, TestPlant expects Chinese revenues to increase from several hundred thousand to an impressive 3 million over the next three years.
With over 1,000 employees and revenues in excess of $100 million, HiRain specializes in the supply of software solutions to organizations across China, ranging from the automotive and aerospace sectors to defense and electronics.
George Mackintosh, CEO, TestPlant said:
We are very excited to be working in collaboration with the HiRain team to further drive our penetration in the Chinese market. Our new location in Shanghai with its bi-lingual staff will be the hub for our plans in China.
Being included in the Prime Ministers official visit to China in December 2013 was the trigger to our move into this vast market. That visit demonstrated the British Governments commitment to encouraging technology exports and showcased TestPlant as one of the UKs most creative and successful software products companies.
HiRain has already introduced eggPlant tool into several of the largest automotive companies in China. Considering wider opportunities over the next three year, we can confidently expect Chinese revenues to increase from several hundred thousand to 3 million. Our investment in China is evident in the work carried out to create a Chinese version of eggPlant and with the employment of people in China, in London with sales administrative staff and in Congleton Cheshire in our UK software development centre.
Yingcun Ji, President, HiRain said:
We are looking forward to delivering the benefits of the eggPlant product range to our customers in China.
There is a strong need for effective software quality solutions in China and eggPlants easy-to-use, image-recognition based approach to software testing is a very good match for the requirements of the Chinese market.
About HiRain Technologies
Founded in 1998, HiRain Technologies is a high-tech service company headquartered in Beijing with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, Changchun and Wuhan. HiRain provides a comprehensive range of solutions to meet customers' challenging needs. Over the years, HiRain has built a solid reputation for understanding customers' applications and providing the engineering and systems expertise to design and deliver the optimal solution. Offering system-level solutions that span software, hardware, engineering services and systems, HiRain has earned a good reputation for serving customers across diverse industry segments including aero/defense, automotive, telecommunications, electronics, education, research, etc.
TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centres in the USA and the UK with sales and support centres in the USA, the UK and Asia as well as an extensive network of business partners. The company was founded in 2008 by George Mackintosh and Jon Richards with venture capital backing and it has shown rapid revenue growth organically and through the acquisitions of Redstone Software and Facilita.
TestPlant's products are used in over 30 countries by well over 300 enterprise customers in sectors which include Financial Services, Automotive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Defence and Aerospace. The eggPlant range is a set of software quality tools which supports the design, development, test and management of software applications for mainframe, desktop and mobile use in any technology platform environment. The tools are relevant in agile, mobile, web and DevOps deployments. eggPlant use improves and reports on the quality and responsiveness of software systems, reduces time to market and lowers costs by introducing process automation. eggPlant tools have been granted patents with several applications pending. The company's achievements have been recognised within the software industry and by the venture capital community. TestPlant is also a Red Herring Global Top 100 company and was awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2013. The company was also included in the London Stock Exchanges ELITE programme for high growth ambitious companies. www.testplant.com
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