TomTom to increase workforce, focus on Asia

Satellite navigation system maker TomTom plans to expand its global workforce from 3,500 to 4,000 in 2011, the Telegraaf reports.

The paper bases its claims on an interview with CEO Harold Goddijn.
‘We have to build on our leading position,’ Goddijn said, adding that the company was looking to Asia in particular.
‘The Netherlands must accept that the economic centre of gravity will be there. Strategically, we are not prepared for this,’ he said.
In addition, Goddijn said the company hoped to sign more deals with car makers for inbuilt satnav systems, such as already agreed with Mazda and Renault.

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