CA might close a total of six offices in Asia Pacific including its Hong Kong operation before end-November, according to a media report.
Cnet.com in Taiwan reported that CA closed its Taiwan office on Monday, retaining only two technical staffers and another five employees in the finance team. The report also quoted CA senior officials as saying that only three to four employees will stay for internal liaison purpose in the first half of next year.
According to the report, CA shut down its Malaysia operation on the same day and will close the Hong Kong office on Nov 28. To be closed soon also include the Thailand office, the report added.
Adding the Indonesia and The Philippines branches CA closed earlier, the software vendor will have shut down six offices within two months by the end of November. Cnet.com quoted an anonymous CA source as saying that the vendor is evaluating if it should maintain its Singapore and Beijing branches.
CA's Asia Pacific Japan spokesperson declined to comment on the possible closure of the Hong Kong office, saying the firm will make more announcements in the future.
"We are not ceasing operations. CA activity in certain markets will now follow CA Asia Pacific's new channel partner strategy by which carefully-chosen local industry leaders will become our primary sales interface," the spokesperson said.
He added that customers in markets where CA offices are closed will be served via a network of 70 multilingual global support centers in 20 countries, through direct contact with CA personnel or via our local partners.
The spokesperson said poor sales performance isn't the reason why those CA operations are closed. "Asia Pacific and Japan [region] is profitable. This is a partner focused strategy for certain markets," the spokesperson said.