RHIEM Group opens up new markets in Europe, North America and Asia through strategic partnerships
The RHIEM Group, an owner-run fulfilment service provider with headquarters in Voerde, has expanded its company structure. Through close partnerships with companies in Fremont (California) and Singapore, which in turn operate subsidiaries all over North America and Asia, RHIEM’s international customers can become active in the most important markets, whilst maintaining their local contacts.
“These days, internationalisation is the order of the day if you want to be competitive. From our observations, we have noticed for some time that even small and medium-sized companies are seeking opportunities to have a presence in the most important growth markets without having to set up their own subsidiaries on the ground,” explains RHIEM Group Managing Director Dr Stefan Rhiem. “To support these customers in their expansion efforts, we have extended our sphere of activity to a considerable degree through strategic partnerships.”
With its new partners, RHIEM has developed an integrated IT landscape based on web services, so that customers can continue to use their familiar interfaces, albeit for a considerably larger number of markets. This means that an IT brand from Germany, for example, can also market its products in the US, Australia and Japan.
RHIEM offers its customers complete solutions at every stage of the value-creation chain. Its fulfilment services provision comprises packaging, production, logistics and e-commerce. The entire range of processes and tasks needed by the customer are processed centrally and IT-supported.
“Everyone profits from the international fulfilment network built up by RHIEM: partners extend their sphere of activity and each customer is given a highly effective way into new markets without the major risks associated with expansion. A much wider circle of companies is thus given the chance to act in the international arena within a short period of time,” says mobileo AG Chairman Freddie Geier, formerly Managing Director of Apple Central Europe.
Profile: RHIEM Group
RHIEM is an owner-run fulfilment services company with existing company structures in North America, Asia and Europe. Founded in 1958 as a printing firm, today the company has grown into a global service provider and consists of four business divisions: RHIEM Druck (printing), RHIEM Services, RHIEM Intermedia and PPS Solutions. The company’s German headquarters cover an area of over 20,000m² with a 450-strong motivated workforce. The Group has a further eight bases in Asia and North America. Further details can be found at: www.rhiem.com
Profile: Freddie Geier
Freddie Geier has worked in the IT sector for 20 years and has earned a reputation as a manager well-known for outstanding expertise in developing and marketing innovative software and digital entertainment products and services. This IT and multimedia expert unites economic astuteness with international experience. Most recently, Freddie Geier was employed as General Manager for Central Europe with Apple in Munich. Mr Geier occupied this position for nearly two years, during which time he guided the company on a growth course. As Managing Director of Elgato Systems he built up the company from 2003 to 2005 to become one of the leading providers of innovative hardware and software products for home entertainment. Other stages in his company start-up career were ComLine and Astarte Software. Today, Freddie Geier has a seat on the Board of several companies and is Chairman of geoinformation software development company mobileo AG.
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