Gamesa inaugurates their Wind Turbine Factory in India

On 9th February, a delegation of Gamesa led by the President and Chief Executive of Gamesa, Jorge Calvet and Ramesh Kymal, Managing Director of Gamesa India, officially inaugurated their first factory in India.

The factory is located in Red Hills, a few kilometers from Chennai. Mr. Kymal pointed out that Gamesa will produce all the components of the wind turbines in India, except for the blades.

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 Gamesa presently employs about 100 people and estimates to increase the staff to 200 by the end of this year.

Additionally Gamesa will invest in the creation of Wind parks in India. The Spanish company has started to acquire land in Coimbatore and Theni for the development of the parks. They expect to create a capacity of 50MW and 85 MW respectively.

INDOLINK has assisted Gamesa in their setup process in India. The services rendered include strategic consultancy, location study, recruitment of key personnel and refurbishment of the factory. INDOLINK was present in the event through their delegate in Chennai.

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Business visit agenda organization for West Holland Investment Agency

Company/ Institute name: West Holland Investment Agency
Year/ place: 2008, Ahmedabad, Bangalore & Chennai
Sector: Promotion agency
Services provided: Consultancy services for organizing visit agenda in India.

Approach & Execution: West Holland Investment Agency (WFIA), is a non profit, professional organization based in The Hague, Netherlands. One of the core services provided by the WFIA is a free tailor-made fact-finding visit for companies interested in the West-Holland region.

INDOLINK had assisted WFIA in identifying potential Indian companies interested to invest in West Holland and organized their visit schedule in Ahmedabad, Bangalore & Chennai.

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PIDINVER India: 40 Investment opportunities for Spanish companies in India by ICEX

Company/ Institute name: Spanish Foreign Trade Institute (ICEX)
Year/ place: 2008, all India
Sector: Multisectorial
Services provided: Consulting services, audit and diagnosis of 40 Indian companies.
PIDINVER India is a program of the Spanish Foreign Trade Institute (ICEX) to identify, promote and support new investment initiatives for Spanish companies in the Indian market. For this purpose INDOLINK was appointed by ICEX to carry out the audit and diagnosis of 40 Indian companies.

The audits were conducted in different sectors such as automotive, electrical, electronic, energy, engineering, IT, textile, oil and gas, FMCG and others.

Our consultants travelled to 40 different companies all over India where they spent one full day interviewing key personnel and conducting the audits. The scope of the audits was wide and after the field work was done, a report was written for each company/audit containing detailed information in the following areas: Marketing & Sales, Operations & Technology, Personnel & Finance, SWOT analyses, Collaboration proposals and Risk Assesments.

Its conclusions were put forward in three seminars with the following title: PIDINVER project “40 investment opportunities for Spanish companies in India”.
The seminars were held in Barcelona, Madrid and San Sebastian in June 2008, had a good affluence of enterprises interested in India. The event started with the intervention of Jose Antonio Bretones, Commercial Delegate of the Spanish Commercial Office in New Delhi, presenting “Indian Market: Introduction and Business Opportunities”; members of ICEX followed with a detailed explanation of the support programmes they offered to Spanish companies that want to invest in India; and third, Mario Gil, Director of INDOLINK explained the experiences of twelve Spanish companies that are already or in the process of setting up their facilities in India. He also detailed the process of how the 40 audits and diagnosis of Indian enterprises were conducted by INDOLINK.

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Presentation event of UNIPORT Bilbao in Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai by INDOLINK

Company/ Institute name:   UNIPORT Bilbao
Year/ place:  2008, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Sector:  logistics & shipping
Services provided:  Consulting services for organizing an event in India i.e. presentation of Uniport Bilbao & b2b meetings with Spanish delegates & Indian companies.

The Spanish delegation included 14 port maritime companies and 19 people including the Chairman of the Port of Bilbao Authority and UniportBilbao/Port Community.
INDOLINK had carried out market research in identifying Indian importers/exporters, big scale companies, logistics & shipping companies and public/private institutions. The next step was to short list the interested companies/ institutes and inviting them for the event and organizing one to one meetings with the Spanish delegates.

The presentation was held in the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai the 25th of November 2008.

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Market research and business agenda for ELT in India

Company/ Institute name:  ELT (Especialidades Luminotécnicas, S.A.)
Year/ place:  2008, New Delhi & Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Sector:  Electric & electronic
Services provided: Consulting services for market research & organizing visit agenda in India.

The commercial mission of ELT in India was to identify distributors/ importers, as well as potential clients within the lighting fittings manufacturers. ELT designs and manufactures magnetic ballasts, electronic ballasts and ignitors in accordance with the specific characteristics of each lamp.

INDOLINK had carried out market research in identifying distributors/ importers, as well as potential clients for ELT within the lighting fittings manufacturers in India. The visits were scheduled in New Delhi & Mumbai.

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Business agenda organization for KIDER in India

Company/ Institute name:  KIDER
Year/ place:  2008, Pune (Maharashtra)
Sector:  Industrial equipment
Services provided:  Consulting services for organizing visit agenda in Pune, India.

KIDER is a Spanish manufacturer of furniture for commercial centre like displays, trolleys etc. They were interested into identifying Indian market and exploring the possibility of setting up a unit in India.

INDOLINK had assisted them to identify opportunities in India and organizing visits with the potential Indian companies.

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Trade mission organization in India for Chamber of Commerce of Málaga and Technological Park of Andalucía

Company/ Institute name: Chamber of Commerce of Malaga (Spain) & PTA (Technological Park of Andalucia, Spain)
Year/ place: 2008, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai
Sector: Information Technology
Services provided: Consulting services for organizing an IT trade mission such as common and individual agenda organization, logistics, etc.

Fifteen IT companies from Malaga, located in the Technological Park of Andalucia came along with PTA and the Chamber of Commerce of Málaga in order to grasp a better knowledge of the IT sector and companies of India.

The individual meetings with Indian counterparts were complemented with joint visits to important Indian IT companies like INFOSYS and PERSYSTENT.

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INDOLINK is assisting GAMESA-MADE in setting up their plant in Chennai (India)

Company/ Institute name: GAMESA-MADE
Year/ place: 2008, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Sector: Renewable energy
Services provided: Consulting services & setup assistance. Provide strategic consulting, best set up location study, personnel recruitment, vendor search for strategic components and business centre search and selection.

MADE renewable energy is part of GAMESA Group of companies, manufacturing wind turbines. After they decided to establish a setup in India they judged it necessary to have an external consulting company expert in India to collaborate with them. After several meetings they chose INDOLINK for this purpose.

Since first quarter of 2008 we are assisting GAMESA-MADE in their setup venture in Chennai. This experience it’s a fine example of how an external consultant can add value to a setup project.
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Organization of visit agenda for SIDEREX in India

Company/ Institute name: SIDEREX
Year/ place: 2008, Mumbai & Pune (Maharashtra)
Sector: Metal
Services provided: Consulting services for organizing a visit agenda for a company from Steel Indusiderexstry.

A Spanish company manufacturer of metal sheets, had shown interest to explore the business opportunities in India.

Objective: To explore business opportunities available in Indian Market by having 1to1 meeting with Indian manufacturers of Consumer Goods.
Approach & Execution: INDOLINK carried out a detailed research activity to understand the potential business prospects for the Spanish company in India. A list of around 25 companies was provided to them, out of which the customer has shortlisted 9 companies. Finally the customers had B2B meetings with 5 companies (Indian & MNC) in Pune & Mumbai, Maharashtra. INDOLINK also provided a brief report about these 5 companies which has given the customer a clear understanding about these companies in India.

Conclusion: This event was a success and our customer was satisfied with their first visit to India. By having 1 to 1 meetings with the Indian Companies, it becomes very easy for the Spanish companies to understand the needs of Indian market, which will help them to customize their products with accordance to Indian Market.

Visit agenda organization for Aragón Exterior in Mumbai (India)

Company/ Institute name: Aragon Exterior
Year/ place: 2008, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Sector: Promotion agencies
Services provided: Consulting services for organizing visit agenda for a company from Electricity & Telecommunication Industry from 23rd to 28th Jan 2008, in Mumbai.

Introduction: A Spanish company working in the international electricity sector, which is involved in manufacturing and distributing of some parts for the telecommunication sector. They are also manufacturers of some products for industrial applications. The variety of products is fine and of high quality.

Scope of Project: The Spanish company was looking for distributors in India for their products. They informed us to look for some potential distributors in Mumbai, Maharashtra and to arrange meetings with these distributors, so that the Spanish company can observe the set up and infrastructure of Indian Distributors. INDOLINK carry out research activity by understanding their products and requirements, to locate some potential distributors and to arrange b2b meeting with the Spanish company.

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Approach and Execution: After desk research, 25 companies were listed. This list includes manufacturing companies, dealers and distributors in similar sector at Mumbai, Maharashtra.

These listed 25 companies were contacted and out of 25 companies 11 companies had shown interest. Customer short listed 7~8 companies for b2b meetings.

Conclusion: These meetings have helped customer to utilize maximum time with the Indian Distributors in Mumbai, to understand the working structure, Indian companies’ capabilities, infrastructure, etc…. All business meetings were accomplished within the described time frame.