China is rapidly becoming the new India of ICT outsourcing and local offices like the Victorian branch of VanceInfo largely serve as bases from which they can sell into the local market.
VanceInfo's President David Chen announced the expansion saying that Australia's most southern mainland state is an attractive location for ICT multinationals to set up local operations.
'Victoria is an excellent location to set up VanceInfo's Australian headquarters, with access to talented resources to support business growth, good infrastructure, and support from the Victorian Government,' Mr Chen said.
'VanceInfo's expansion in Victoria is testament to our state's ability to attract cutting-edge companies from around the globe,' Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips said.
'This announcement follows the release of Victoria's Technology Plan for the Future - Information and Communication Technology - an $85 million plan to promote ICT-enabled innovation and support the growth of internationally competitive and recognised ICT businesses, such as VanceInfo.
'The Victorian Coalition Government is investing in the ICT sector to ensure that the right conditions exist in Victoria to support the growth of ICT businesses and boost Victoria's digital economy.
'As a highly competitive business location, Victoria offers companies access to world-class talent and R&D infrastructure in a cost-competitive business environment.
'China is our number one trading partner and the Victorian Coalition Government is committed to building strong relationships with China around ICT. Our state has much to offer China, particularly in the development and application of ICT technologies to assist China's growth,' Mr Rich-Phillips said.