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HTC Opens Its UK Office

On Monday, HTC on Monday inaugurated its headquarters in the United Kingdom to develop better ties and services for customers and operators across Europe.

The inauguration was attended by the member of parliament and communication minister Ed Vaizey, chief executive of the company Peter Chou, Sukhjit Dhaliwal, the mayor of Slough, President of HTC EMEA Florian Seiche, along with other members of company’s board.

The new head office of HTC, which is the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, is spread over an area of 6,500 square metres and was previously the headquarters of mobile network service provider O2, The Independent reports.

"HTC is growing on all fronts in 2011; we’re attracting new, exciting talent to the senior management team and increasing our commitment to local markets through investment in people and partnerships,” said chief executive Peter Chou.

Chou revealed that the new headquarters will house the company’s sales, marketing, engineering and senior management teams for HTC UK and EMEA making it as a base to grow its market share in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

He also praised Slough as an ideal location for the headquarters because the town is well connected to London and other parts of the Europe.