Sony Professional Solutions Middle East, the broadcast arm of Sony, has confirmed that it will move its operations from Dubai Media City (DMC) to a larger facility at International Media Production Zone (IMPZ), which is also a part of the TECOM Investments authority that comprises DMC, Dubai Studio City and IMPZ. The move is tenatively scheduled for November 2009 although migration will not be completed until early 2010.
The 29, 000 sq. feet facility that faces the ITP office at IMPZ will enable Sony Professional Solutions solutions to house offices, system pre-build areas and storage under one roof.
Hideaki Nakamura, regional director of Sony Professional Solutions Middle East, stated that the company was continuing its “aggressive expansion in all Middle Eastern markets”.
“The last two decades have seen significant growth for our regional operations, making it necessary to better equip ourselves for meeting the increasing demands of the future. This move is not only about expansion but also about improving the Sony experience for current customers. We can now house our whole offering in one centralised and convenient location - from demonstrating solutions, building them and offering support following their installation,” he added.
Dr. Amina Al Rostamani, CEO of TECOM Business Parks added that Sony’s “enhanced operations at the free zone” would “play a vital role in significantly impacting the future of the local media production industry”.