Kyoto launch takes Regus network to 300 centres in APAC
Flexible working, exports and entrepreneurial spirit drive up demand for Regus workplaces in APAC
Regus, the global flexible workplace provider, has opened its 300th centre in Asia Pacific, choosing historic Kyoto for this milestone launch. As a result of Regus’ rapid growth across Asia Pacific, businesses of all sizes can benefit from greater flexibility and efficiency.
Mumbai, 13 March 2014 – Regus, the global flexible workplace provider, has opened its 300th centre in Asia Pacific, choosing historic Kyoto for this milestone launch. As a result of Regus’ rapid growth across Asia Pacific, businesses of all sizes can benefit from greater flexibility and efficiency.
Since opening 2 centres in Japan in 1998, Regus now operates over 50 locations around the country, from Sapporo and Aomori to Nagasaki and Fukuoka. Its strong growth in Japan is part of its vision to build a comprehensive network across the Asia Pacific region.
As well as offering international companies a flexible and affordable entry-point to Japan, Regus’ centres connect local companies to a network comprising over 100 countries. They can use the centres to extend their footprint to other cities in Japan, or to export to new markets in APAC and further afield.
Having launched its 300th centre in APAC, Regus plans to expand further in Japan and APAC. It sees big opportunities to support local business development, and help employers leverage new work trends such as flexible working. Employers in APAC can use Regus workplaces to cut the costs associated with traditional fixed-office working, and instead switch to more agile real-estate arrangements.
In addition, flexible workplaces enable employers to make productivity gains through giving staff more choice over where and when they work. Almost seven out of ten (68%) of senior business people in Japan think flexible working leads to greater productivity, according to Regus global research.
According to Shingo Nishioka, Regional Vice President of Regus Japan, “I’m proud that Japan is the location for Regus’ 300th centre in Asia Pacific. This reflects Regus’ commitment to supporting Japan’s economy and entrepreneurs, and belief in the scope to expand further the network here. Firms of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals, will benefit from our continuing investment in Japan.
The rising numbers of mobile and flexible workers in Japan and elsewhere in Asia will continue to fuel demand for Regus’ flexible workplaces here. We’ll support individuals and employers by launching the locations, products and services that help them do business successfully.”
It is estimated that mobile workers will represent 65% of the workforce in Japan by 2015, a total of over 38.6 million workers. Across the rest of Asia Pacific, the number of mobile workers could top 838 million by 2015.
About the 300th centre
Regus’ 300th centre in Asia Pacific is at Kawaramachi-dori, close to Kyoto City Hall and a large retail arcade. The centre offers SMEs and start-ups an affordable base in the city’s business district, with low set-up costs and flexible overheads. As well as furnished office space and workstations, the centre provides businesses with pay-as-you-use meeting rooms and high-speed wifi access throughout.
 IDC, ‘Mobile Worker Population to Reach 1.3 Billion by 2015, according to IDC’, 5 January 2012.
Regus is the global workplace provider.
Its network of more than 1,700 business centres in 100 countries provides convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful.
The key to flexible working is convenience and so Regus is opening wherever its 1.5million members want support - city centres, suburban districts, shopping centres and retail outlets, railway stations, motorway service stations and even community centres.
Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.regus.com