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McLaren has announced it will be expanding its presence and capabilities in Singapore for the next two years through investments.

The expansion aims to improve people's lives in the areas of health and public transport in Asia Pacific with its capabilities. Singapore is McLaren’s headquarters in APAC and is the company's largest base outside of the United Kingdom.

McLaren recently announced a partnership with Singapore rail operator SMRT to monitor performance of its trains using F1 technology.

It will also continue to work with Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB), as well as boost its APAC leadership team with more hires.

“This is a hugely exciting time for McLaren Applied Technologies in Asia Pacific. We are working at the intersection of data, cutting-edge technology and human ingenuity to deliver quantifiable performance advantage from people, processes and systems, to help improve lives,” said Michael Shearer OBE, managing director for APAC at McLaren Applied Technologies.

“We want to attract and retain the very best talented Singapore-based software engineers and data scientists. People join us to do the best work of their lives to accelerate progress and help our customers and partners perform beyond today’s expectations.

“Today’s announcement of our increased investment and presence in the dynamic and diverse Asia-Pacific region sets the scene for further planned ground-breaking innovation, initially in the areas of public transport and health”.

McLaren executive director Zak Brown and chief marketing officer John Allert spoke to The Drum about the company's activities in APAC when they were in Singapore in 2017.