TIME’s AIMS Sees Expansion To More Asean Locations

Premalatha JayaramanThursday, November 10, 2016

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Chiew says the company is targeting a 20% growth in revenue this year (Pic by Ismail Che Rus/TMR)

TIME dotcom Bhd’s subsidiary AIMS Data Centre Sdn Bhd plans to explore Myanmar, Cambodia and Indonesia in the next two years, as part of its Asean expansion plan.

Its CEO Chiew Kok Hin said AIMS, which has already established its presence in Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam, will constantly be on the lookout for footprint expansion, especially within Asean.

He said the data centre operator and managed services provider will be leveraging on its parent company TIME dotcom’s expansion in the region.

“In the next few years, we will be focussing on increasing our regional market share and expanding our presence in more countries.

“We will also be focussing more on the enterprise space, offering a multitude of managed services and cloud,” he told The Malaysian Reserve yesterday.

He said the company has invested substantially in creating an ecosystem for customers to enjoy its services, storage, cloud and carriers.

The company will be looking at new investments, joint ventures, or mergers and acquisitions for its expansion.

Chiew said the company went through a rebranding exercise that would have AIMS’ corporate identity reflect its strong commitment to regional expansion and more comprehensive service portfolio with a wider geographical coverage to better fulfil and exceed customers’ expectations.

As part of the rebranding, AIMS’ logo now sports TIME’s corporate colours, while the cube design is expanded to signify the company’s aims to branch out and across the region.

“In the last few years, we have grown to be one of the leading credible data centres in Malaysia.

“We began embarking on a regional presence last year and it is time for us to rebrand in line with our group identity to strengthen our regional commitment and realign with our culture and core values with TIME,” he added.

Chiew said the company is also targeting a 20% growth in revenue this year, more than four times the targeted growth rate of its peers in the Malaysian data centre industry.

“We are well positioned and a well-known brand in the market. Based on the growth achieved in 2015, we are hoping that 2016 would be the best year for us,” he said, adding that the company posted an 18% growth in 2015.

He said AIMS, which has 240 clients consisting of both local and foreign multinationals, expects to increase the number of its clients.

“We are constantly talking with potential clients. There will be more clients soon in our portfolio,” he added.

AIMS’ presence in Malaysia includes offices in Kuala Lumpur, Cyberjaya, Penang, Johor Baru and Kota Kinabalu.