transcosmos Korea Acquires a Call Center Subsidiary of Interpark, a Major South Korean Internet Shopping Company

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transcosmos Korea’s EC Support Services to be Reinforced with Interpark's EC Management Know-How

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Through acquisition of Interpark CS, Interpark's call center with 300 workstations will be transferred to transcosmos Korea.

transcosmos Korea, Inc.(Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea; President and COO: Takashi Sube; hereinafter, transcosmos Korea), a subsidiary of transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda; TSE First Section: 9715; hereafter, transcosmos) which mostly offers call center services in South Korea, has acquired Interpark CS, Inc., a subsidiary of Interpark INT (Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea; President: Don-Op Kim; hereinafter, Interpark), a major South Korean internet shopping company. The companies signed an agreement on December 24, 2012 and completed the acquisition process on December 31, 2012.

The overall market scale of South Korea EC market is approximately 36 billion won, with a speculation of a 10% annual growth in the future. (Source: South Korea Online Shopping Association) Interpark is the first corporation to launch an EC business in the South Korea market and is a general online shopping mall carrying various products. It is especially strong in the areas of books, event tickets, and travel sales, claiming a major share of the market.

transcosmos Korea is one of the largest independent outsourcing companies which runs call center business, direct mailing business, field service business, and digital marketing business in the South Korean market. Through acquisition of Interpark CS, Interpark's call center with 300 workstations will be transferred to transcosmos Korea. In the future, transcosmos Korea would hope to strengthen its cooperation with Interpark further to provide EC support services utilizing platform, payment systems, warehouse, and distribution capabilities owned by Interpark.

Overview of Interpark
Company Name:     Interpark INT, Inc.
CEO:            Don-Op Kim
Established:        December 2006 (The website opened in June 1996)
Headquarters:        8th Floor, Namseoul Building, 1304-3 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South                          Korea
Capital:            40.89 billion won
Number of Employees:    750
Description of Business:    E-commerce (books, tickets, event planning), travel agent business

Overview of Interpark CS (after acquisition)
Company Name:            Interpark CS, Inc.
Director:         Kwon Sang Chuel (Executive director of transcosmos Korea)
Established:        February 2004
Headquarters:        10F, 2010-1, Nam-gu, Daemyeong-dong, Daegu, South Korea
Capital:         1.56 billion won
Number of Employees:    200
Description of Business:    Call center, telemarketing services

transcosmos Korea provides a one-stop EC support service from building EC website to promotion for attracting customers, receiving orders, and after-support. It provides support to the Japanese corporate clients entering the South Korean market, and it provides services to South Korean corporate clients for the domestic market as well as for expanding into other markets than the Korean market. transcosmos Korea would aim at accumulating the EC business management know-how and further promote its EC support services.

Overview of transcosmos Korea Inc.
Company name:         transcosmos Korea Inc.
President and COO:     Takashi Sube
Established:         May 22, 2001
Headquarters:         Yongsan Bldg., 44-3, Hangang-ro 2, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
Capital:            5.3 billion won
Number of Employees:    6,000
Description of Business:    Call center, direct mail, field service, and digital marketing businesses

  • transcosmos is a registered trade name or trademark of transcosmos inc. in Japan and other countries.
  • Other company names and product or service names mentioned are registered trade names or trademarks of various other companies.

About transcosmos inc.
transcosmos launched operations in 1966. Since then it has combined superior "human resources" with the most up-to-date "technological" capabilities to enhance the competitive strength of its corporate clients by providing them with high value added and superior services. It provides overall IT outsourcing services such as Call Center Services, Business Process Outsourcing Services, and Digital Marketing Services either as standalone solution or as combined services to its corporate clients to optimize their marketing efficiencies, to expand sales and gain new customers in EC business, and to reduce clients operational cost. Further, these services have been expanded beyond Japan, globally, centered in Asia. transcosmos aims to be the "Global IT Partner" of its corporate clients to provide them with high quality outsourcing services on a global scale.

Contact for news media inquiries
Inquiries from the media should be forwarded to transcosmos inc.
Public Relations & Advertising Department
Mail: pressroom(at)trans-cosmos(dot)co(dot)jp

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