Six Apart Relocates Global Headquarters To New York City
By Post Wednesday, August 13 2014 @ 07:59 PM EDT
New Location Puts Software Company in Ideal Position to Serve Worldwide Clients and Leverage Opportunities for Growth
NEW YORK – Six Apart, international provider of award-winning content management software and services, has relocated its official headquarters to New York City. Previously, Six Apart’s main offices offering global support were based in Tokyo. This move puts Six Apart in a more strategic position to cater to high-demand markets around the world, especially within North America.
The relocation proves that Six Apart is committed to serving the growing North American market. Although Six Apart has several established offices in the country, there has been an increasing need for additional support and resources. Continual innovations in software, mobile and digital media are transforming the technology industry at an unprecedented rate, and Six Apart strives to provide customers with the leading products and solutions. By relocating its headquarters to North America, the place where many of these ideas originate, Six Apart can more readily stay in front of this evolving landscape.
“This is an exciting and important decision for us,” said Nobuhiro Seki, President and CEO of Six Apart, who has also relocated from his home in Tokyo. “Being in New York City will help Six Apart move into a new phase by allowing us to better serve our global customers, take advantage of local talent and expand our business partnerships and acquisitions.”
Notably, Six Apart’s new headquarters will be located in the Fueled Collective co-working space, which has housed a number of well-known start-ups and technology companies, including Foursquare, Thrillist and ZocDoc. In this hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, the Six Apart team can commune with some of Manhattan’s most forward-thinking professionals. The collaborative atmosphere will help foster creativity and inspiration for Six Apart’s future efforts.
The move also gives Six Apart’s Japanese-traded parent company, Infocom Group, a larger presence in the U.S. Infocom Group established its U.S. holding company, Infocom America Inc. (IAI), in 2001 to conduct preliminary research to penetrate the U.S. market. The role of IAI in the San Francisco Bay Area has been elevated due to Six Apart’s relocation as well as a recent partnership with Fenox Venture Capital. With the higher brand recognition of Six Apart, Infocom Group puts itself in an optimal position to partner with American businesses, establish distribution channels and potentially export new technologies to Asian markets.
To learn more about Six Apart and its award-winning products, including the flagship product Movable Type, visit http://www.sixapart.com.
About Six Apart:
Six Apart Inc. provides award-winning content management software and services that change the way millions of individuals, organizations, and corporations connect and communicate around the world every day. Six Apart’s flagship product is the Movable Type social publishing platform, dedicated to helping businesses and bloggers manage content and thrive in today's social media landscape. Six Apart is owned by Tokyo-based Infocom Group and its parent company, Teijin Limited. For more information about Six Apart, visit www.sixapart.com.
About Infocom Group:
Infocom is a global IT company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with offices in Japan and the United States. Infocom America Inc. (IAI), its wholly owned subsidiary based in San Mateo, CA, invests in U.S. startup companies who are looking to tap into Asian markets. Infocom Group offers services to healthcare organizations, educational institutions, research organizations, call centers, mid to large cap businesses as well as regular consumers. Some of their popular products are GRANDIT, iRad and SR-SFA. For more information about Infocom, please visit http://www.infocomamerica.com.
About Teijin Limited:
Teijin Limited is a global technology-driven company consisting of 9 business groups: Aramid Fibers Business Group, Carbon Fibers Business Group, Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Group, Fiber Products Marketing Business Group, IT Business Group (Infocom Group), Polyester Fibers Business Group, Films Business Group, New Business Development Group and the Plastic Business Group.