Asterwind: starting business and logistic project in China

Managing your projects in China

Auditorium and conference room seating manufacturer

Auditorium and conference room seating manufacturer

Goal

Open a subsidiary and factory in China.

Mission

  • Oversee the creation of a French-Chinese joint venture
  • Build a factory
  • Set up systems and organisation

Result

Factory built and operational in 8 months, first products delivered in 10 months.

European clinic

European clinic

Goal

Equip a 250-room health care centre with equipment that meets European medical standards.

Result

100% of the delivered equipment was developed and manufactured in keeping with European standards (medical seats, toilets, wall protection, pharmaceutical equipment).
Savings: 50% of the initial budget.

US composites manufacturer

US composites manufacturer

Goal

Find a low-cost solution for high resistance material used in the wind power industry.

Mission

  • Select a producer
  • Supervise technical development to meet the customer’s standards

Result

6 months of testing and development, production green-lighted.

Chinese factory for a French protection equipment company

Chinese factory for a French protection equipment company

Goal

Reduce industrial costs.

Mission

Recommendations to improve order processing, supply, manufacturing; cut costs.

Result

Action plan to redefine the product range, reorganise services, workshops, methods and synchronisation of the supply chain.
Expected impact: 30% improvement in productivity, inventory levels reduced more than 50%.

European car manufacturer

European car manufacturer

Goal

Qualify an industrial joint venture in China.

Mission

  • Industrial Due Diligence
  • Qualify a Chinese manufacturer’s expertise and means
  • Audit the future partner’s factories, analyse its savoir-faire, finances & capacity

Result

Project validated.

Hotel group

Hotel group

Goal

Strategic re-sourcing to lower the cost of equipment.

Mission

  • Benchmark Asian manufacturers
  • Expand the supplier database
  • Certify new purchasing opportunities

Result

  • Survey of major Asian suppliers of hotel equipment
  • Creation of detailed descriptive files for each company; price estimates and samples obtained; multi-criteria scoring
  • Modelling of potential savings: 22%

Global Aluminium group – industrial equipment

Global Aluminium group – industrial equipment

Goal

Implement new leading competitive supply chain

Mission

Source large capacity equipment: injection moulding machines, industrial cutting and engraving machines and tools.

Result

More than 25% savings on purchasing and maintenance .

Small to mid-sized Asian-Pacific property developer

Small to mid-sized Asian-Pacific property developer

Goal

Ensure supply of high quality equipment within the framework of a cost-cutting programme.

Mission

Source bathroom/kitchen equipment and furnishings for 2 housing programmes with 400 dwellings, and one 300-room hotel programme.

Result

  • Purchases secured in Asia
  • Budget reduced 30%
  • Logistics overseen by Asterwind, from ordering to on-site reception.

Telecommunication connector manufacturer

Telecommunication connector manufacturer

Goal

Competitive supplier survey.

Mission

Benchmark manufacturers, main players’ capacity and state of the art.

Result

Strategic report.

Southeast Asian engineering firm

Southeast Asian engineering firm

Goal

Use new materials for sustainable development.

Mission

  • Find and select Chinese, Vietnamese and Malaysian manufacturers
  • Track development

Result

Development and testing of sustainable materials: compressed bamboo, passive solar panels, and natural fibre crops. Production under way.

Industrial paint

Industrial paint

Goal

Global re-sourcing for polyester powder paint.

Mission

  • Select Chinese producers
  • Ensure qualitative improvements and conformity with European chemical standards.

Result

Suppliers selected for long-term partnerships in compliance with customer’s ethical standards.

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