HTC to recruit 150 new staff at new European and UK HQ


Taiwanese manufacturer moves into O2’s former UK headquarters in Slough with the aim of significantly boosting its team over the next 12 months

HTC will look to add 150 new staffers to its European and UK team over the next 12 months following the opening of new headquarters in Slough to oversee the regions.

The new facility, which is formerly the UK headquarters of O2, measures 6,500 square metres. It will house HTC’s senior management, sales and marketing and engineering teams for HTC EMEA and HTC UK.

The opening of the building was attended by Ed Vaizey MP, the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, HTC CEO Peter Chou, members of the HTC board and HTC EMEA president Florian Seiche, who said the move affirmed the handset manufacturer’s commitment to consumers, operators and partners across the region.

HTC EMEA president Florian Seiche said: “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. Our new European office is a natural next step to show our commitment to the EMEA market and we look forward to using this office as a base from which to drive the European mobile market forward in the years to come.

“Slough is the ideal base from which to operate in Europe and run our UK business, which we have seen go from strength to strength. It offers great transport links with easy access to London and the major travel hubs for the rest of Europe. HTC is committed to expanding our influence in EMEA over the next few years and look forward to using this new state-of-the-art base to derive more insights into how we will communicate in the future in order to fuel mobile innovation now and in the future.”