Japan and India: Challenges in Doing Business in India for Japanese Companies

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LI Ping HR Director / BHS Corrugated Machinery(Shanghai) Co.Ltd

Strong support in recruitment
M+V is very professional in India HR market. They were able to provide us with strong support in our recruitment. We are satisfied with their service.

Falk Tzchichholz Sales Manager Export / Kjellberg Vertrieb GmbH

Incubation solution
With the incubation solution from Maier + Vidorno , we successfully placed our products in the Indian market and established valuable product market presence, which we can now build on further with our subsidiary

Andreas Dauerbock Quality Assurance / Voestalpine Grobblech GmbH

BIS registration project
The BIS registration project went smooth and efficient. We are very satisfied with the way the documentation, communication and inspection on-site was handled from the Maier+ Vidorno Team. We are happy to recommend working with M+V in India – with the expert’s advice you will need.

Rajesh Nath Managing Director / VDMA India Services Pvt Ltd German Engineering Association

Competent Partner
India has great investment potential for foreign companies if you manage the highly complex business environment professionally. Our experience shows – Maier+Vidorno is a competent partner to efficiently set up and run business.

Bjoern Becker Export Sales / Jumo GmbH & Co KG

Market Presence and Profitability
The cooperation of JUMO and Maier+Vidorno is a success story in India since 2008. Our sales, market presence and profitability in India shows constant growth. M+V knows about the challenges foreign companies face while doing business in India – and provides hands-on solutions.

Rene Pluss CFO, Member of the Board / Regent Beleuchtungskorper AG

Business Diagnostic and Implement Improvement
Maier+Vidorno understands business challenges in the Indian business environment and provides solutions with the help of its experts. M+V has experience in running business diagnostics and implement improvement and expansion strategies in various industries in India.

    success in India for Japanese companies

    Published in May 2018

    Over the past 3 years M+V and Fenetre of Japan have been teaming up with FICCIJETRO and the Indian consulates across Japan to hold seminars on doing business in India – especially HR and personnel issues.  This May we held events in Kobe and Fukuoaka and we gained insights into how Japanese businesses view India’s markets.

    We found that even with the country’s 7% growth rate the Japanese business community have a lot of concerns and knowledge gaps about doing business in India.  Participants want to know more about trade, market entry, investment, IT, Economic Policy and culture.  Less than 20% of our participants already had an established trading relationship or had established a subsidiary in India already and most were still at the information collection stage.

    Concerns about doing business in India in Fukuoka were widespread: the biggest concern was clarity about the actual market for Japanese products in India, but many said they were also concerned about the complicated trade and tax system, how to organise financing, find a business partner or develop a sales route. There was a lot of concern about general logistics and local agencies as well as concerns about slower growth sales in the India market, managing personnel and operating a subsidiary in India. All these concerns can be resolved, but they take time and require a local partner you can trust in the Indian market to help you

    Almost all attendees reported finding the seminar useful or very useful, with the presentations by Mr Shunglu of FICCI and Mr Maier & Ms Parshad of Maier+Vidorno . Feedback included that the team gave “concrete points about Indian business”, and “how to think and proceed business in India” with real case studies and personal experience. Participants wanted to know more about personnel, tax and supply chains in India and we will be running more sessions in future on these topics.