GDS Services Ltd: GDS partners with Gaw Capital for Japan expansion

Apr 03, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Chinese data center firm GDS and real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital this week announced they will jointly invest in the construction of a data center campus with a total IT capacity of 40MW in Fuchu City, Tokyo. 

Both companies plan to develop a carrier-neutral data center park on two adjacent plots of land in the Fuchu Intelligent Park.  The land was acquired by Gaw Capital Partners through a fund under its management, some 30km west of the Japanese capital.

"Japan is one of the three core data center markets in the Asia-Pacific region, with its market size ranked among the top ten globally. GDS's entry into Japan further strengthens our international presence and underscores our commitment to enabling digital transformation,” said Huang Wei, chairman and CEO of GDS.
“Our successful cooperation with Gaw Capital Partners signifies that our international business now fully covers the three most important markets in the Asia-Pacific region outside of mainland China: Hong Kong, Southeast Asia region centered on SIJORI (Singapore-Johor-Riau Islands), and Japan.”