When executives from a Chinese electric wire manufacturer were faced with the task of finding a suitable location for a production plant and distribution network in Colombia, COESCO determined that their production facility will primarily serve export markets and therefore recommended a location on Colombia’s northern coastal region with good access to ports and free trade zones.
A Canadian construction firm approached us for help to set up an operation in Colombia with the aim of winning government projects. COESCO soon determined that qualifications settings essentially made it impossible for foreign companies, no matter how large, to win government contracts. We therefore recommended a strategic local partnership where the Canadians would participate alongside a well-known local firm when bidding for projects.
A Swedish auto parts maker faced challenges in quickly getting its products to dealers in Colombia. COESCO came up with the solution: maintaining inventory inside Colombia, warehoused at order fulfilment facilites with good trucking networks, where orders can be placed on-line with no need to clear customs. Now dealers can receive their parts within 24-48 hours with no hassles.