Klaus Maier & Francesco Motka founded M+V in 2000. They had both worked with companies which had entered the Indian markets in the early 1990s and realised that many European companies in India faced fundamental problems: defining specific and measurable targets and transforming them into efficient organizational structures.
M+V has evolved services to respond to these fundamental issues by understanding the needs of foreign companies in India from various sectors and building long-term relationships to meet their requirements with highly successful and practical solutions. All our services are integrated and create not only synergies but also economies of scale for our customers.
Origins: why we do what we do
Today, we are very strong in providing solutions for administrative services and are well known for our pragmatic consulting. How did we get there?
In 2000, M+V started as a service provider who offered incubation services for foreign companies that wanted to enter India. Our service portfolio was restricted to office-in-office solutions, recruitment and company formation as well as basic accounting, payroll, taxation and legal compliance services; a classical service portfolio of any India market-entry consultant.
Many of our early customers were manufacturers who needed to import, warehouse, transport and invoice goods locally. For anybody who wants to import and sell products in India, your back-office is not limited to accounting, taxation and payroll; you also need somebody to coordinate and manage the entire purchase and sales order execution process (importing, warehousing, local transport, invoicing and collection).
Right now, we are the only company in India which offers a 360° solution to international manufacturers who want to sell their products in India (which are not locally manufactured in India) “You sell, we do the rest”. Our ambition is to make your back-office evermore efficient and better – at a cost which you cannot beat. That is one of the reasons why we have supported many customers for more than a decade.
But experience shows, that a well managed back-office alone does not generate more sales. Though we did a good job, many of our customers had growing problems due to lots of different reasons: products needed to be priced adequately or were too “advanced” for the Indian market or simply the local sales team did not perform as expected. As a result, the initial turnover objectives were not achieved and we were confronted with the need for pragmatic solutions.
This was the trigger to start our Consulting Division. Due to our strong involvement in the business of so many companies, Maier+Vidorno has seen what works and what does not. We share this operational knowledge and best practices with you; true to the slogan: we are only successful if you are successful.