Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) is a key region for trade and investment generating over 50% of global FDI in the first 8 months of 2019.
Wavteq has a strong footprint in EMEA with trade and investment offices in France, Germany, Spain, UAE, and UK providing for pan-regional capability.
Our EMEA team of 25 consultants and business development staff provide specialist trade and investment services for economic development organizations in the region.
Avioparts began trading in 1993. The company is a world leading supplier of lubricants, chemicals, aircraft parts and logistic solutions for aircraft maintenance including all types of commercial operators and maintenance providers as well as several military operators worldwide.
Wavteq met with the company and discovered their plans to establish a Middle East Headquarters. We introduced Avioparts to DAFZA highlighting the strength of the aerospace industry & the benefits of having a presence in DAFZA. Wavteq facilitated & assisted in many meetings & formal discussions with Avioparts & DAFZA including a meeting at The Dubai Airshow.
Avioparts began trading in DAFZA to distribute lubricants & tyres to regional airlines.
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of around 137,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In 2016, ZF achieved sales of €35.2 billion.
Wavteq met with ZF Marine's Head of Marine Propulsion Systems and discovered the firm's detailed plans for expansion in order to meet the evolving requirements of its growing North America operation.
Wavteq introduced the project to Louisiana's Business Expansion and Retention Group (BERG) team, highlighting ZF Marine's need for a larger facility that would enable the firm to support its large customer base whilst reinforcing its continuing commitment to thruster technology in the Gulf of Mexico.
ZF Marine began operating its Inland Waterway sales and service operation in Elmwood, Louisiana.
Wavteq was contracted by CINDE Costa Rica, one of the world’s leading IPAs, to target the UK (and India and Brazil) for FDI. We identified a target list of UK companies which have not yet setup near shore BPO centres for the US and LATAM market or which have potential to relocate.
Wavteq met key advisors at a professional services event and identified the investment opportunity. Wavteq secured a call with the CFO and introduced Costa Rica as a high quality location solution. Following introductions to CINDE, Pearson and IBM (outsourcing partner) selected Costa for a 150 person SSC operation.
Wavteq identified further investment opportunities for Costa Rica and an Indian company targeted by Wavteq also subsequently invested in Costa Rica.