WP Engine has opened an office in Brisbane, Australia to support its fast-growing customer base in Australia and New Zealand, according to a Tuesday announcement.
The company is expecting its customer base to more than double over the next three years, and will invest “significantly” in employee growth to serve it. To that end, WP Engine opened international offices in London in 2015 and Limerick, Ireland in 2016.
“Today, we are embarking on an exciting new chapter in WP Engine’s international expansion,” Mary Ellen Dugan, Chief Marketing Officer at WP Engine said in a statement. “Brisbane is the perfect place for us to continue to build out our global footprint and be closer to our customers. We are energized by the opportunity to partner with the community, government and business leaders to build local talent and advance the local tech ecosystem.”
The new WP Engine office is located in co-working space and accelerator River City Labs. Services will be offered from the Australian data centers of WP Engine partners Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Compute Platform (GCP).
Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt personally welcomed the company to Brisbane, and said that the company was attracted to the area’s strong ICT talent pool and universities.
WP Engine, which now counts over 70,000 customers, announced that it had reached 10,000 customers in the EMEA region in June, as it launched its Content Performance service. It

 

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