International research firm TNS will acquire, subject to regulatory approval, Sinotrust Market Research in China. Sinotrust is the leading automotive market research company in China. Sinotrust was founded in 1992 and employs 350 people in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The existing owners of Sinotrust will hold on to a minority stake.
TNS already has a strong presence in China with 600 people and five offices. TNS itself is part of Kantar and within WPP.