Wednesday, November 18, 2009 | Outsourcing News |
Lighthouse Holdings B.V. Recently began outsourcing operations in Cebu. The new facilities, located at the Mactan Export Zone (MEZ-2), is the second outsourcing facility for Lighthouse Holdings after opening a center in China. The Netherlands-based company has reportedly invested upwards of 250,000 Euro since being established in Cebu, with the company stating they expect to invest over a million Euro in a year.
The new facility will be focusing on software development as part of the company's pursuit of corporate Intellectual Property services. CEO Geert Lagemaat claimed that the Philippines was chosen as an outsourcing destination for the availability of quality software developers and impressive government support:
“We’re here because we need a qualified team. So far we have found very good people. Culturally, it’s much easier to operate here [compared to people in China].”
Cebu's software outsourcing sector has averaged revenues of $60 million a year - a number that is expected to double this year.
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