The initial contact with Hamburg Representation Mumbai within the scope of our Indian market analysis project was established in October 2016. From the first day onwards we gained support from Mr. Lukas Schmitz with his friendly attitude and his knowledge about the rules and regulations regarding to food imports into the Indian market. With his various contacts to the Indian authorities as well as the free economy Mr. Schmitz was a really helpful and supporting contact person on-site
Hamburg Representation Mumbai and HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation continue to aid Aactio’s development in Germany and the collaboration between Hamburg Representation Mumbai and Aactio has helped to aid Aactio’s success in India. As a Hamburg-based company, India can be a challenging environment to operate in and Hamburg Representation Mumbai is available when I need them, assisting in our ongoing navigation of the Indian market.
As a sustainable company in the textile industry, we source all our products from India. In this regard, we need to provide our Indian partner with particular intermediate and at one point we were confronted with specific customs questions. After the first contact with the Hamburg Representation Mumbai in October 2016 on this subject, there is a constant and friendly exchange which goes way beyond customs queries. We know, we can contact the Hamburg representative office anytime and thus have a reliable contact in India.
Being in India the first time is extremely overwhelming. Business is being done much differently from Europe and also accessing interesting companies and start-ups from the mobility sector would have been so much more effort without the support of Hamburg Representation Mumbai. The prior-to my visit research and recommendations and moreover the local support in India were extremely useful and helped to understand the local mobility ecosystem and the relevant players. You would think that in times of the internet, this isn’t the case anymore but you’d be wrong.
We have started our office in Germany in March 2016 and are mainly the German trading branch of our India parent company NutraWorld LifeCare Pvt. Ltd. In the course of setting up our branch office in Hamburg, the Hamburg Representation Mumbai and the HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation provided us with valuable information from the advantages of Hamburg to the legal background and visa related issues. The tight collaboration between the two partners made it very easy for us to receive all relevant information and start initial talks already in India. I am very glad that the support continues over time and gives me an advantage in developing my business in Germany.
In January 2016, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce established contact to the Hamburg Representation Mumbai and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Mumbai. Thanks to the experts legal department of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and the very competent and professional team of the Hamburg Representative office in Mumbai, a very lost thought situation of an export container that was stuck in the Indian customs was solved in an unexpectedly short time. During the entire period, the team was constantly in touch with the local port authorities, customs authorities and customs house brokers as well as with the shipping company on-site. The local presence of the team of Hamburg Representation Mumbai was ultimately decisive for the successful result. Without them it would not have worked out. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again.