This year, when Sanet celebrates the 10th anniversary of its “Business Unit” (BU), it will look back on the support it provided to 25 mostly international large or medium-sized private companies when they entered the Thai market. Sanet founder Dr. Gunter Denk resumes what still convinces many companies to start sales and service in Thailand through a “BU” at Sanet.
“After having spent 25 years as an entrepreneur of a manufacturing company with strong internationalization, I knew what makes entrepreneurs tick when expanding into new markets,” he begins his description of how to safely enter the Thai market through a ” Business Unit.”
A highly specialized German company in plastic materials has a global market share of 14%. But in Thailand, despite preferential prices and fair margins offered by the partner, the market share remains at only 3%. This is something the management does not want to accept any longer. They hired Sanet to investigate a possible fraud by the distributor.
In Formula 1, one speaks of the best “Overall Package” in a race car as a decisive prerequisite of championship-winning performance. In other words, it’s not simply a question of the driver, the best chassis, most powerful motor or the most suitable strategy in a race. Rather, everything has to “fit” in order to bring a team right to the front. It is similar in the economy.
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A European outsourcing company faces a difficult challenge: The company’s large international clients expect from the management to not longer produce in Europe but instead to establish a more cost-efficient production in Asia. It is time for the company to enter unknown terrain.