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Aboni GmbH is Melchers Chinas new business Partner

Events | March 11, 2024
With aboni GmbH, Melchers China has gained a new trading partner in the Machinery & Industry segment. Specialising in the detection of residual moisture in solids, aboni has already recorded over 2000 applications worldwide. To find out more about aboni's guidelines and expertise, click here. Melchers in China Melchers China has been offering its customers…
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SHOU Solution in China

Events | March 11, 2024
Anyone who (frequently) travels by plane will most likely appreciate the cleanliness on board. SHOU-Solution, which is distributed exclusively by Melchers in mainland China, not only ensures exceptional cleaning, but also doubles the service life of aircraft carpets. Find out more about SHOU and Melchers Aviation Technical Service (MATS) here. Melchers in China Melchers China…
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Cross-border e-commerce in China and Southeast Asia

Market Insights | March 11, 2024
In the relatively young, tech-savvy society in China and the ASEAN countries, a high demand in the local e-commerce market exists. However, due to international trade and representation of products on social media, Western goods are also frequently and readily purchased, which means that cross border eCommerce (CBEC) offers a lot of opportunities. Whether B2B…
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Steiff and Melchers enter into a new partnership

Events | March 8, 2024
From the small village Giengen an der Brenz into the whole wide world - in February 2024, Margarete Steiff GmbH took a further step towards expansion into Asia by creating a joint venture together with the Melchers group. The partnership, which was sealed at the 480th Bremen Schaffermahl, opens numerous opportunities for the cuddly toy…
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Opportunities for medical technology in the ASEAN region

Business Opportunities | March 8, 2024
With a population of over 600 million and a society that is not only ageing but also growing old, the high demand for medical care in the ASEAN region also offers great opportunities for foreign investors. In addition to the increasing demand for specialised medical care, the expansion of emergency care is a burning issue.…
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Presidential election in Indonesia: The economic impact on Europe

Market Insights | February 16, 2024
The 10-year presidency of Indonesian head of state Joko Widodo "Jokowi" ended with the new presidential election on February 14, 2024. Around 205 million people had the chance to participate on polling day. The candidates were the current Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto, the Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranovo, and Anies Baswedan, the former Governor…
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Mike Hoffmann about market entry opportunities in China and the importance of Joint Ventures

Industrie Trends, Market Insights | February 8, 2024
With almost 17 years of living and working in China, the managing director of Melchers China Beijing, Mike Hoffmann has acquired a broad spectrum of knowledge. In the latest interview he explores how the results of the sight test, the Chinese air force makes their pilots take, may point towards positive market entry opportunities in…
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Agency Business Opportunities in South Korea for European Manufacturers

Business Opportunities | January 29, 2024
South Korea represents a market with brimming potential for European manufacturers interested in expanding to Asia. The essential role of agencies for expanding companies cannot be overstated. The knowledge of local expertise and the right strategic guidance is crucial for navigating through the South Korean business landscape. This blog post explores the current agency business…
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The promising future of the Southeast Asian e-commerce market: Conquer Southeast Asia with Lazada.com!

Business Opportunities | January 25, 2024
Is the Asian market attractive for digital expansion in the B2C sector? Which Asian countries offer potential for expansion? Are there challenges and peculiarities that expansions need to be aware of and should be considered? The e-commerce market in Southeast Asia is experiencing a rapid development, with B2C marketplaces such as Lazada.com playing a central…
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Philippines Attracting European Green Energy Investment Interest

Business Opportunities | November 27, 2023
The Philippines landmark decision to fully open its renewable energy sector to foreign ownership is reshaping an exciting market…
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AI Innovation Turnaround in Malaysia

Industrie Trends | November 27, 2023
Just five years ago, Malaysia appeared to be lagging behind its neighbours in terms of AI adoption. A radical “roadmap” for innovation was released soon after. What difference has it made?
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Climate Reporting Looks Set to Become Mandatory for Companies in Singapore

Industrie Trends | November 27, 2023
Companies are increasingly being required to report on their climate impact, and Singapore is taking a lead in this regard in East Asia. We take a closer look…
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A bountiful field – agriculture in Vietnam

Business Opportunities | November 27, 2023
Vietnam is an increasingly important player in global agriculture, producing food not only for its own growing population, but also for export markets around the world. We take a closer look:
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Green investment – Indonesia in transition

Market Insights | November 27, 2023
Indonesia’s FDI is riding high, up by 44% last year. One of its big targets is the green economy, including power generation and transport. As major corporations forge ahead, how transformational will the next few years prove to be?
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Thailand drives forward with confidence

Market Insights | May 31, 2023
With healthy order books and recent high-profile investments in industry and infrastructure, Thailand is strengthening its reputation as a go-to destination for leading international manufacturers…
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PAST AND PLANS OF JOHANN CLAUSSEN THE NEW PRESIDENT DIRECTOR OF MELCHERS INDONESIA

Business Opportunities | May 10, 2023
In this interview, Johann Claussen, the new President Director of Melchers Indonesia, tells us about his career so far, his plans for the future, and his view of Melchers regarding his family background.
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A solid foundation for growth in the Philippines

Market Insights | April 3, 2023
A full year of good PMI data bodes well for the Philippine economy. We take a look at what’s driving it…
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A bright outlook for FDI in Malaysia’s manufacturing sectors

Business Opportunities | March 22, 2023
When it comes to attracting foreign direct investment, Malaysia has sometimes been a bit overshadowed. But the last couple of years have seen a change taking place, especially in manufacturing sectors – a sign of more good things to come?
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Green hydrogen on the rise in East Asia

Industrie Trends | March 22, 2023
Among the new energy solutions, so-called “green hydrogen” is the focus of huge and growing attention from governments and businesses, not least in East Asia. As analysts track the movement of this exciting industry eastward, we ask: are we about to see a regional energy revolution?
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“Summer Foot” – A Story of successful online Marketing

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
"Summer Foot" is a Melchers brand celebrating great success in Europe and we are now entering the South East Asian markets together. In this article, you will get to know the brand and learn about current and future steps.
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Sustainable packaging – how is Asia covering it?

Industrie Trends | March 22, 2023
Unsurprisingly, Asia is now the world’s biggest market for packaging. More remarkable though is the speed at which many consumers, brands and governments there are pushing for radical improvements in sustainability. We unwrap some of the news…
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BrainTrust – a crypto-based Melchers subsidiary

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
Are crypto investments risky? In this interview, BrainTrust shares their experiences.
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By joining APK Singapore, Chancellor Scholz shows strong commitment to business in Asia Pacific region

Events | March 22, 2023
Mid-way through COP27, another remarkable gathering took place on the other side of the world. We explore why so many German leaders from government and business chose to join the APK conference in Singapore – even including the Chancellor…
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Retail in Asia: is Omnichannel or Multichannel right for your brand?

Industrie Trends | March 22, 2023
The interconnectivity promised by “omnichannel” retails sounds like the ultimate prize, but is it always best for a brand? We ask: why is multichannel the essential foundation for market success in East Aisa?
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Germany and East Asia – resilient partners in growing trade

Business Opportunities | March 22, 2023
Trade between Germany and East Asia has proven to be remarkably durable, but what will it take to keep things that way?
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Rolling on new tracks in South East Asia

Business Opportunities | March 22, 2023
The ASEAN region represents unique opportunities and challenges for the movement of goods. With the toughest pandemic restrictions now in the rear-view mirror, will member states be able to realise their dream of integrated, seamless cross-border logistics?
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Indonesia at the head of the table – the time is right

Business Opportunities | March 22, 2023
When the plans for the G20’s rotating presidency were originally drawn up, who could have imagined that 2022 would be such an appropriate and important year for Indonesia to take the chair? We explore why…
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Five key trends in supply-chain management

Industrie Trends | March 22, 2023
As managers look to shore-up their supply chains in an uncertain and unpredictable business environment, we look at five key trends which are shaping the future, today…
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High and dry in Shanghai

Events | March 22, 2023
Unexpected lockdown in Shanghai is having far-reaching impacts for the world’s manufacturers. Ability to deal with the unthinkable is part of what it means to have robust logistics…
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Is Cambodia’s industrial sector on the brink of change?

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
On the one hand, Cambodia has a dynamic economy with rapid growth, but on the other hand, it is still a developing country and the idea of investing in state-of-the-art facilities is a challenge for many local entrepreneurs. In our new blog, we describe the situation and what measures the country has now taken.
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All eyes on Malaysia, as economy receives a crucial double boost

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
From the start of April, Malaysia is officially transitioning to an “endemic phase” with regards to Covid-19. What will this mean for the economy and industry?
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The future’s bright: No turning back for South East Asia’s digital economy

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
2021 was a year of dramatic growth and development for South East Asia’s digital economy. What’s going on, and where could the next few years take us?
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Seeking Luxury in Vietnam

Business Opportunities | March 22, 2023
Despite a challenging 2021, Vietnam’s long-term growth is strong, and her appetite for luxury goods is increasing rapidly. We explore why brands need to take this exciting market seriously...
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Reading the signs for 2022, in East Asia

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
After a challenging 2021 for East Asia, rising vaccination rates, strong trade and soaring ecommerce look like reasons for optimism, so why are economists only “cautious” and downgrading their regional growth forecasts? And what risks should we look out for in 2022?
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5 Manufacturing Technology Trends

Industrie Trends | March 22, 2023
There are trends that come and go, but some trends are permanent and establish themselves over the long term. In recent years, there has been an increasing use of many technological innovations in manufacturing, which will become more and more important in the coming years. From 5G to cobots, companies large and small in the…
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As the world opens up, can Taiwan avoid getting left behind?

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
Despite strong growth in 2021, Taiwan’s Zero Covid strategy is proving a tough line to take, especially when much of the world is opening up. How long can businesses sustain it?
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MACHINERY IMPORTS STILL ESSENTIAL TO INDONESIA’S GROWTH AMBITIONS

Business Opportunities | March 22, 2023
Indonesia set some eyebrow-raising long-term industrial goals a couple of years ago. With all the turmoil caused by Covid-19, where do things stand now? And what does this mean for international machinery producers looking to sell into that market?
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NEW DATA FROM KOREA IS GOOD SIGN FOR GLOBAL ECONOMY

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
South Korea’s exports are expected to climb by double digits again in June as much of the world’s economy shakes off the effects of the pandemic. Exports rose 29.5% in the first 20 days of the month, year-on-year, according to customs office figures ($32.4 billion, compared to $25 billion). Average daily shipments also increased 33.7%…
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SINGAPORE’S GDP BOUNCES BACK, BUT OFFICIALS WARN OF UNCERTAINTIES

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
Being a small nation, Singapore has a small domestic market, but she’s also a mini export powerhouse, with a remarkable exports/GDP ratio of 1.7 according to World Ban figures, one of the highest in the world, and is also ranked 2nd overall in their Ease of Doing Business ratings.
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SRI LANKA TURNS ITS EYES TO THE EAST

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
Sri Lanka heavily relies on exports of garments, Western tourists, and remittances from workers in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. However, the pandemic has hit these revenue streams hard, leading Sri Lanka to realize it should also be turning towards the East where there are growing markets for goods and services.
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AFTERSALES SERVICE IN ASIA

Business Opportunities | March 22, 2023
Responsible selling of technical products to overseas customers often involves far more than specification, manufacture, shipping and delivery. Top manufacturers spend so much of their resources on aftersales operations.
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SOUTHEAST ASIA – A GROWING DIGITAL MARKET

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
350 million internet users are living in the region of Southeast Asia. Since 2015, more than three million Southeast Asians have gone online for their first time every month.
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HOW 3D PRINTING IS REVOLUTIONISING THE SPARE PARTS INDUSTRY

Business Opportunities | March 22, 2023
Whilst 3D Printing has many benefits in R&D for creating prototypes, 3D printers can also play a key role in manufacturing technology.
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COULD VIETNAM BE EAST ASIA’S TOP-PERFORMING ECONOMY FOR ANOTHER YEAR, IN 2021?

Market Insights | March 22, 2023
Despite Covid-19, Vietnam's GDP grew in 2020, attributed to the effective handling of Covid-19 and the export-driven manufacturing industry. Analysts predict that the expanding middle class and membership in the area will boost service sectors and domestic consumer demand.
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SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING IN THE COSMETICS INDUSTRY

Industrie Trends | March 22, 2023
As a result of recent growth in sustainability, the cosmetics industry has come under increasing scrutiny regarding product packaging.
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THE NEW EU-CHINA COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT ON INVESTMENT

Business Opportunities | March 22, 2023
At the close of 2020, the leaders of China and the European Union announced the completion of the negotiation of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).
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WHY WECHAT MINI PROGRAMS CAN BE KEY

Industrie Trends | March 22, 2023
With over 1- billion users, it is the largest App in China and is best described as an ‘eco-system’ rather than as traditional social media or a ‘WhatsApp of China’. Learn more about the App and how its use.
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