A European crypto mining company appointed ChESS to source specialized IT equipment and graphic cards, and assist them along the logistic and import process. We identified a manufacturer of dedicated mining equipment, structurized the payment flows and pre-shipment inspections, and brought the import and deliveries to a good end.
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ChESS assisted the Belgian company Aerosleep, a manufacturer of high end safe sleeping systems for babies, in the design and roll-out of its export strategy for the Chinese market. Prior to the official launch at CBME Shanghai in July 2016, ten intensive months of negotiations, preparational work such as the setup of the Tmall Global flagship store, the registration of the Chinese brand name, translations, market research and product trainings were done. More
The Belgian cleantech company Econation appointed ChESS as their sales and distribution partner for the Chinese market. Prior to this official appointment, ChESS successfully listed the Econation ‘Lightcatcher’ as one of the encouraged technologies for China’s ‘Green Warehousing’ program. The Lightcatcher has officially been recognized More
For a major European automotive OEM, ChESS executed a market research in four Tier 1 cities in China. For each region, a complete mapping of the industrial & (semi-)governmental key players, the available technologies, the degree of implementation of the central authorities’ directives, ongoing and future infrastructure projects,… was made into detail. This knowledge serves as a crucial tool for this customer’s future sales strategy of EV’s in mainland China.
Although only involved in the very last phase of this sourcing project, ChESS accepted the challenge to solve the problems with the timely supply of the right materials (a special alloy which wasn’t easily available on the market), supervised the production process of this tailor-made spiral heat exchanger, arranged the QC inspections and ensured the timely shipment of this equipment.
ChESS provided the necessary seed capital which made it possible for the restaurant JinJiang to successfully launch in Ghent. The chef used to work at the famous Shanghai-based restaurant Jin Jiang before he decided to move to Europe in the eighties. Not even thinking about serving westernized food, he selected nothing but authentic Chinese specialties to put on his menu. We’ve known the chef for years, are fully confident in his cooking and interpersonal skills, and therefore decided to give his restaurant business a boost, both financially and with practical help. In June 2014, the restaurant opened its doors in the very city centre of Ghent, at the Korenlei. We wish him all the luck and we’ll surely count ourselves among his loyal customers.
The architectural lighting company Kreon, headquartered in Belgium, teamed up with ChESS for the setup of its Chinese branch company, which we registered in the Free Trade Zone in Shanghai, officially known as the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free-Trade Zone. Kreon is one of the very first Belgian companies to have successfully completed the registration in this zone, since its inception on 29 September 2013.
Our service to Kreon included not only the setup of the company and the obtention of the necessary license, but we also host Kreon at our office, and assist operationally in strategic planning, recruitment of local staff, sales generation, preparation of and participation at exhibitions etc.
On June 7, ChESS joined a large seminar dedicated to International Trade and Advanced Manufacturing Industry in Suzhou.
More then 200 people for Chinese companies and government organizations joined the event to listen to more than 10 speakers.
Topics ranged from several updated about the Shanghai Free Trade Zone to cross-border investments and business to new trends in logistics and manufacturing.
Etienne Charlier gave a presentation about how ChESS can assist Chinese companies in accessing the European market, and developing reliable partners in Europe. The main topics were:
- Dragon Head China Europe Cooperation Platform: general program to assist Chinese companies in working in Europe.
- Dragon Head Green Lane: program to assist Chinese companies in developing distribution channels and efficient logistic in Europe.
- Dragon Head Material Handling Cooperation Platform: specific program for the material handling industry.
The event was organized by the Suzhou Industrial Park.
ChESS is very pleased to announce the launch of the new China Material Handling (MH) Cooperation Platform.
The MH Platform is structured to allow material handling companies from China and from Europe to develop business and to capture opportunities that China currently offers. Its objectives are:
- Create a bridge between Chinese and Western logistics companies,
- Develop opportunities for business and cooperation in the field of advanced logistic technology.
The platform is driven by business associations in the field of material handling and consulting firms. ChESS is one of the founding members together with the China Association for Warehouse and Storage and Logistics and Material Handling magazine.
We will dedicate a section in this website to the programs and initiatives you can benefit from. Among others:
- China Green Warehouse and Distribution program
- High Tech Industrial Park for Advanced Logistic Equipment
Stay tune to learn more.
ChESS has been appointed as cooperation partner of Antwerp Management School in China. Pre-screening and enrollment formalities for new students of the “three continents” programme shall be done through ChESS. Antwerp Management School is in the Financial Times ranking for the FT Masters (master after master for pre-experience graduates) and for Executive MBA’s.
On September 9th, 2013, an MOU was signed between Mr Xu, director of China International Brand Center, and Mr Dewit, chairman Belgian Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC). China International Brand Center is a global import initiative with the support of MOFCOM, offering a sales and import platform to companies worldwide,
and facilitating the promotion and sales of foreign products through one centralized interface. ChESS is one of the very few private-owned companies that has an existing strategic cooperation relationship with China International Brand Center and brought China International Brand Center and BCECC around the table.
For a Belgian SME, ChESS identified the manufacturer of adhesive foam bandages. Both companies jointly developed a custom-made type of foam bandage, and ChESS guided the identification and product development process, and supervised the in-production QC follow-up.
The Belgian company Drylock has entered the Chinese market with its revolutionary ultra-thin and fluffless diapers. The diapers are greatly appreciated because of their environmental-friendliness. ChESS assisted both parties in the matchmaking and contractual negotiations.
On 13 June 2013, on the occasion of the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, ChESS and China Conduct jointly organized the first edition of the Double Dragon festival, in the presence of Mr Xiang Shihai, head of the cultural department at the Chinese embassy in Belgium and Mr Johan De Clerck, director of the Development Agency East Flanders. The “double dragon” event refers to the Chinese dragon boat festival combined with the dragon on the tower of the Ghent belfry, in which the event was organized.
ChESS was in charge of the sourcing, purchase, production follow-up and pre-shipment inspection of counter weights. Direct shipment from China to a project in the Middle East made the quality inspection by our team even more necessary.
Compliance with EN and ISO standards & process control through the whole production was ensured by ChESS.
We are sufficiently familiar with cross-trade and B/L switch procedures in order to protect the interests of the intermediary.
Terranova, founded by the consortium of the earth moving company Aertssen, the dredging companies Dredging International & Jan De Nul and the environmental companies DEC and Envisan, appointed ChESS as their sole advisor for the procurement of solar modules from China.
Altogether, 105 forty-feet More
Through its existing Chinese network, ChESS identified the current distributor of the French babycare products manufacturer Béaba.
ChESS guided both parties through the distributorship negotiations, and provided practical assistance during the early stage of cooperation.
ChESS guided the production transfer of the race sailing yachts G-Force to China and outlined the sales structure for the Chinese and other overseas export markets. ChESS guided the partner search and contract negotiations and supervised the mould production of the “Best Boat 2011″ award-winning 25ft model. G Force X-Treme 25ft is the fastest race sailing boat in its category.
On behalf of a North-African refinery, ChESS was in charge of the complete procurement process for petrochemical tubes. After a thorough desk research, 3 suppliers were retained on the shortlist and factory audits were executed.
Prior to the manufacturing, the composition of the alloy was tested in a lab.
ChESS assisted in the procurement and QC of 1350 monobloc train wheels for the North African railway market.
ChESS was in charge of the supplier identification, purchase negotiations, technical assistance (confirmations of technical drawings), in-process and pre-shipment quality control.
Both for the Chinese and the European market, ChESS is involved in the sourcing of industrial valves from China, for which each time a quality inspection is organized.
For the sourcing of top-end high pressure valves, safety valves, quick-closing valves for e.g. Chinese shipyards, ChESS established a procurement office at its premises for a Chinese partner company.
During the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, ChESS helped the city government of Ghent (East Flanders, Belgium) with the organization of their music activities. Ghent emphasized its “Unesco City of Music” status and organized a series of performances in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing.
For several European meat processing companies, ChESS has developed a full range of food-grade ceramic food packaging. Special attention is being paid to the volume tolerances, porosity and water absorption, heavy metals content and related certificates.
Compliance with EU requirements for food-grade packaging is guaranteed.
ChESS assisted Punch Powertrain, a Belgian CVT transmissions manufacturer, during their site identification for a forecasted annual production of 150 000 transmission units. ChESS prepared the desk research, followed by government-level negotiations, contract negotiations for the purchase of the factory buildings & specific investor tax benefits. Overall coordination, including obtaining the business license for the operations, were also part of our service. More
Appointed by a European waste paper processing company, ChESS guided the company through the Chinese AQSIQ procedure for supplier eligibility, and assisted during the purchase frame contract of 500MT to be monthly shipped to Qingdao. Upon completion of the preparations, ChESS remained involved during the shipments of the first batches, including but not limited to coordination of local CCIC pre-shipment inspections, negotiations regarding L/C details etc. More