While still in his early 20s, Scott Ellyson learned two lessons as a global strategy consultant for the accounting and professional services firm Price WaterhouseCoopers LLP. The first was that companies had to expand and globalize to be competitive, and secondly, certain regions around the world have competitive advantages over others. Currently a co-founder and […]
A state-owned Vietnamese industrial park manager is coming to Atlanta to recruit firms eager to capitalize on the country’s manufacturing momentum.
The Vietnam Eximbank, one of the first commercial joint stock banks in the Southeast Asian country, has begun using fingerprint authentication technology for over-the-counter and ATM transactions, Columbus-based Total System Services Inc. (TSYS) announced on April 7. The bank has been a client of TSYS since 2003, and is using TSYS payment processing software to […]
East West Manufacturing LLC announced April 22 that it is expanding its medical device manufacturing operations in Vietnam. The company’s new medical device contract manufacturing and electronic manufacturing services divisions are to be housed in the company’s wholly-owned, three-building complex located in the Binh Duong province. “We can now do more for our customers in […]
Citing a 20 percent growth in its export volume from Vietnam last year, United Parcel Service Inc. announced March 19 that it has completed its acquisition of a local partner making it the first wholly-owned global express delivery company there. “We have seen the transformation of the country to the dynamic export-oriented economy that it […]
Coca-Cola Co. is investing $300 million in Vietnam over three years starting in 2013, tapping into an emerging consumer market with a population of nearly 90 million. The ramped-up investment will bring Coke’s total spent in the country to $500 million over the five years spanning 2010-15. The company has hired 500 people, with 99 percent of its […]
Though budgets won’t permit a full diplomatic post, Vietnam is seeking a Georgian to represent the country as an honorary consul, its ambassador to the U.S. told GlobalAtlanta.
The new diplomat would be a bridge between the state and the Asian nation of nearly 90 million people that is seeking greater foreign involvement in its fast-growing economy, Nguyen Quoc Cuong said during an interview at the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
Take a drive down Atlanta‘s Buford Highway, and you’ll literally see signs of the Vietnamese community’s growth in Georgia. Supermarkets, nail shops and restaurants selling pho, a traditional noodle soup with beef broth, serve the more than 46,000 people in the state who trace their heritage to the Southeast Asian nation. Many of them are naturalized Americans who immigrated here during the […]
Georgia exporters are targeting Asian countries with large populations and rising incomes, but many firms have yet to discover one of the region's hottest markets: Vietnam. “It seems to me that there are a lot of Georgia companies that are successful in exporting to Asia, but I often see a gap for Vietnam,” said Brent […]
Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. has partnered with a subsidiary of Vietnam's largest post and telecommunications firm to establish UPS Vietnam, a joint company that will expand UPS's delivery and logistics capabilities in the Southeast Asian country. The deal with P & T Express Service JSC, which has the biggest network of post offices in […]