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transcosmos Acquires 100% Ownership of Social Gear, a Social Media Operational Support Company


Enhances Services that Support Sales & Marketing Arena and Customer Care on Facebook Platform which has Huge Global Growth Potential

transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda; TSE First Section: 9715; hereafter, transcosmos) has made additional investment in SOCIAL GEAR PTE LTD (Headquarters: Singapore; CEO: Shunsuke Sato; hereafter, Social Gear), a company which provides social media operational support, and acquired 100% ownership of the company. At the same time, transcosmos elected Mr. Shunsuke Sato, CEO of Social Gear, a candidate for its Director & CMO.

Social Gear owns 2 official certifications such as “Community Management” and “Ad Technology” in the “Facebook Marketing Partner”, the official Marketing Partner Program of Facebook®. The company provides ads distribution/ optimization services through sophisticated Facebook operational support capability with leveraging Facebook insights and “social gear Ads+”, the Facebook Ads operational service tool.

transcosmos has been providing social media operation and ads support in multi-languages in Japan and ASEAN countries since the company signed strategic alliance agreement with Social Gear in June 2015. With making Social Gear a wholly owned subsidiary, transcosmos, together with Social Gear, will drive efforts on developing services for Facebook while sharing technology, people and know-how.

transcosmos continues to enhance its services that support client companies’ activities in sales & marketing arena and customer care on Facebook platform which has huge global growth potential.

Shunsuke Sato, Social Gear’s CEO said:

“Social Gear, started as a venture business, is now up for a challenge to perform scalable business through leveraging contact centers and global offices that transcosmos owns. I am confident that you will be thrilled and enjoy our unprecedented new services that we will co-create by combining the capital and people of a large company with innovative challenging spirit of the venture business.”


Main Business: Development, operation and sales of “social gear”

Headquarters Location: 66A Tras Street Singapore 079005

Chief Executive Officer: Shunsuke Sato

URL: https://www.social-gear.jp
         (Social Gear’s Facebook Marketing Partners Profile)

From Left

Koichi Iwami, Executive Vice President, transcosmos        

Yoshihiro Uematsu, Corporate Officer, transcosmos               

Shunsuke Sato, CEO, Social Gear               

Koki Okuda, Founder & Group CEO, transcosmos             

Masataka Okuda, President & COO, transcosmos               

Masato Ogino, General Manager, transcosmos

* transcosmos is a registered trade name or trademark of transcosmos inc. in Japan and other countries.
* Other company names and product or service names used here are trademarks or registered trademarks of respective companies.

About transcosmos inc.

transcosmos launched operations in 1966. Since then we have combined superior “people” with up-to-date “technology” to enhance the competitive strength of our client companies by providing them with superior and valuable services. transcosmos currently offers Cost Reduction Services (Contact Center, Back office service for HR/Financial/Sales, Order Management/SCM, System Development & Operation etc.) and Sales Expansion Services (Big Data Analysis, Internet Advertising, Building & Operating Website, Smartphone/SNS Utilization, Telemarketing etc.). transcosmos continues to pursue Operational Excellence by providing these services through our 159 locations in 28 countries with a focus in Asia. Furthermore, following the expansion of E-Commerce market on the global scale, transcosmos provides a comprehensive, One-Stop Global E-Commerce service to deliver our clients companies’ excellent products and services to consumers in 40 countries around the globe. transcosmos aims to be the “Global BPO Partner” of our client companies to provide them with high quality BPO services on a global scale.

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