Cyber security firm VST Enterprises has announced its expansion into Asia Pacific, South Africa and Armenia.

The Manchester-headquartered company will open offices in the three international locations to take its secure scannable code technology into those markets.

The VCode tech will be used to prevent prevalent issues in these locations: combating the supply of counterfeit goods in Hong Kong and China; eliminating the circulation of conflict minerals in Africa; and providing a virtual wallet for secure payments across mainland Europe from Armenia.

CEO Louis-James Davis led the launch of the new regional offices after examining challenges within each market.

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“In the past year, we have aligned our business model to support international growth,” he said.

“We are working together with corporations and governments to tackle some of the most pressing universal issues they face.

“We want to combat the counterfeit trade where it’s at its worst, reduce unethical and unsustainable production practices and increase financial inclusion globally.

“These will be key locations to dispatch VCode and achieve these goals.”

VCode allows any user to make a variety of secure transactions, on the move, with the wave of a mobile device.

VST Enterprises’ global partners will apply its capabilities in retail, ID authentication and supply chain traceability throughout autumn 2017.

The expansion comes off the back of the company’s latest fundraise. The firm will hire up to 100 new employees to manage services on the ground in each area.

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