QIAGEN opens Shared Services Center in Taguig City, Manila
Global leader in molecular testing solutions expands global presence with office in the Philippines
MANILA, February 23, 2018 – QIAGEN N.V. today announced the opening of QIAGEN Business Services (QBS) Manila, its new Shared Service Center in the Philippines. The new location in the Cyber Sigma building in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Manila, was officially opened today by Roland Sackers, Chief Financial Officer of QIAGEN, in a ceremony that was attended by employees, industry representatives, Government officials and Dr. Andree Buhl, Commercial Counselor at the German Embassy to the Philippines. The opening of QBS Manila brings together the world’s leading provider of molecular testing solutions and one of the global prime locations for Shared Service Centers with a highly educated employee base and good infrastructure.
QBS Manila will provide services related to Supply Chain Management, Customer Care and Accounting as well as Technical Services and other sales support activities to QIAGEN's global operations and complements QIAGEN’s existing Shared Service Center in Wroclaw, Poland, which since its opening in 2013 grew to more than 350 employees. Supporting QIAGEN businesses specifically in the United States and the APAC region, QBS Manila is expected to play an important role in the global provision of services to the company and its clients. Total headcount in QIAGEN’s Manila site is estimated to reach approximately 200 over the next 18 months, spanning support functions from Technical Service, Customer Care, Finance, HR, Sales Support, and other fields.
“For QIAGEN, Manila provides multiple advantages, first and foremost the highly educated people here. Service quality, hospitality and international language proficiency ensure that our Shared Service Center will help us better serve our customers’ needs worldwide”, Roland Sackers, QIAGEN Chief Financial Officer commented at the official opening. “We also take advantage of the geographic position: the combination with our Polish Shared Service Center allows us to provide services for the U.S. and APAC regions, ensuring full coverage and business continuity across time zones and regions," Mr. Sackers added.
"QIAGEN QBS Manila will give QIAGEN around the clock coverage of customers worldwide," QBS Manila Country Head Chiles de Leon said. "The passionate Fillipino working culture and the skillset of our employees here are a great addition to QIAGEN’s Sample to Insight strategy, and we are committed to working with our colleagues and customers around the world in making improvements in life possible.”
For more information about QIAGEN and QIAGEN Manila, visit www.qiagen.com.
QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands-based holding company, is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions that enable customers to gain valuable molecular insights from samples containing the building blocks of life. Our sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective workflows. QIAGEN provides solutions to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (primarily forensics), Pharma (pharma and biotech companies) and Academia (life sciences research). As of December 31, 2017, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,700 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at http://www.qiagen.com.