Taiwan – Top food and grocery delivery platform foodpanda has announced the opening of its new tech hub in Taiwan to scale up product innovation and platform optimization, as it continues to expand and grow across Asia.
According to data from INS Consulting, Taiwan sees more than 10,000 computer science graduates join the workforce each year – making it an ideal center for the launch of a new tech hub. With this, foodpanda has decided to house new Taiwan-based engineering and product teams, and recruitment has already begun for key department roles, including digital innovation supervisors and front and back-end engineers.
The new tech hub is part of the platform’s NT$610M investment plans for its food delivery business in the market, which was first announced earlier this year. It is slated to begin operations in the second half of 2021, with a focus on R&D in new technologies and enhancements to build a seamless user experience across its mobile and web applications.
Benjamin Mann, the chief technology officer of foodpanda, said that they are excited to launch the new tech hub in Taiwan, as an important base for data analysis and technology development in the food and grocery delivery space.
“The Taiwan tech hub will offer an exciting opportunity for Taiwan-based tech and engineering talents to be a part of a leading, high-growth digital platform in Asia. We want to not only invest in the growing tech talent pool in Taiwan but also invest in the tech capabilities to support foodpanda’s growth across the region,” said Mann.
The launch of foodpanda’s new tech hub in the country comes after an exponential 2020 growth, as more riders, merchant-partners, and customers turn to online for food and daily essentials. Currently, foodpanda is operating in over 400 cities across 12 markets in Asia.