Dieter Hermes and Walter Syndikus
Making international business simple – pooling expertise for global strategies
Globalization is one of the defining trends of our time and is affecting all areas of life. From an economic perspective, this process means markets are becoming more interconnected and internationalized with a demonstrable impact on business activities.
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Even small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are benefiting from new growth prospects generated by international relationships. This is also reflected in Germany’s rising export figures: according to data from the German Federal Statistical Office, goods worth almost €1,207 billion were exported from Germany in 2016. German exports in 2016 were therefore 1.2 percent higher than in 2015.
Importance of global activities is growing
A representative survey of international activity in SMEs carried out on behalf of
“Our aim is to make sure we give our customers appropriate support in their international activities.”
International market expertise and a fully functioning network
Companies that plan to expand their business activities abroad need to be well prepared, however.