Shared Service Centers in CEE – How to find the right country?

Shared Service Centers in CEE – How to find the right country?Big companies and corporations often bundle standardized administrative activities, such as accounting, in shared service centers (SSC). This is because shared service centers have many advantages, e.g. processes can be simplified or specialists can be assigned where their potential is fully utilized. The increasing demand for cost savings and the growing efficiency of the local workforce also support ongoing investments and the opening of SSCs in CEE. But how do you find the right country for your shared service center in CEE? We present some countries in this Executive …

Your Partner on the Ground: EAC’s China Interim Management Solutions

Your Partner on the Ground: EAC’s China Interim Management Solutions Businesses operating within China’s highly dynamic market environment require skilled executives on short notice. Interim leaders and project managers experienced in multiple sectors and disciplines, can take responsibility for delivering results, offer independent expertise, and handle a range of key strategic and tactical interventions.Getting the right managers in or to China has become a prolonged and unplannable challenge for foreign companies in China. Even after most of China’s COVID related travel restrictions and quarantine requirements have been lifted, the nearly 3 year long isolation has lead to a shortage and …

Looking for the best? Here we are!

Looking for the best? Here we are!For the third time in a row, EAC International Consulting has been awarded as one of the „Best Management Consultants“ by the renowned brand eins business magazine. This year we receive the award for our outstanding consulting in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions.Together with the statistics portal Statista, brand eins interviewed companies and competitors in order to select the best management consultants in Germany. EAC International Consulting was once again selected for a top position. What our clients appreciate about us and what the competition acknowledges are our tailor-made solutions in the field …

How “Energy Efficiency” Can Help Cut Emissions/Carbon Footprint!

How “Energy Efficiency” can help cut Emissions/Carbon Footprint!Governments around the world lay emphasis on aligning energy efficiency policies with greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals.Energy efficiency measures not only offer optimization of production costs, but also enable a short-term and cost-effective reduction in GHG emissions.In order to limit the growth of energy demand, the rapid and large-scale introduction of energy efficiency measures is important. It is a prerequisite for achieving the decarbonization path proposed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in the „net zero emissions“ scenario. Without such measures, the deployment of clean energy sources would be overtaken by rapidly …

Automechanika: Chinese Battery Makers still eye European Market

Chinese Battery Makers still eye European MarketWith Europe’s commitment to fully electrify mobility by 2025 onwards the demand for an innovative and localized battery value chain is crucial. Both regulatory framework and support programs are being formalized. The last years have seen tremendous investments along the entire value chain, with Chinese companies playing a crucial role.Hence, no surprise that the online speech on Battery Outbound Investment in Europe form our expert, Daniel Berger, gained such a high interest with almost 3.000 participants. EAC International Consulting is very grateful that Messe Frankfurt offered that opportunity as part of the Automechanika exhibition. …

2nd Fuel Cell Vehicle Summit in China

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Fuel Cell Vehicles in the Shadow of Booming Electric Vehicles2022 was rather disappointing for the global hydrogen vehicle market: with sales of only 19,000 units growth slowed down compared to previous years. Korea as leading market and China showed growth while US and Japan experienced drop in sales, Europe remained flat.In clear contrast, sales of battery-powered vehicles reached around 8 mio. units in 2022 with China consolidating its dominating position as top global sales market. 𝘍𝘶𝘭𝘭-𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘵 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯 In December 2022 our expert, Daniel Berger, was again invited to join the 2nd China …

Key Success Factor of Influencer Marketing in China – Influencer Matrix

Key Success Factor of Influencer Marketing in China – Influencer MatrixIn China, social media spans a range of features and purposes, such as micro-blogging site Weibo, video-sharing social network Douying, community-based e-commerce platform Little Red Book, question-and-answer site Zhihu etc. Each social media platform has their unique influencers landscape and definition of influencers type.Influencers could be classified into different ranking according to follower counts: mega macro influencers (> a million followers), macro influencers (500K-1 million followers), mid-tier influencers (50K-500K followers), micro influencers (10K-50K followers), nano influencer (1K-10K followers) and Key Opinion Consumers (<1k influencers). Influencer could also be classified into …

Experts Interview: Chinese New Year supply chain disruption – What to expect?

Experts interview with Uwe Haizmann: Chinese New Year supply chain disruption – What to expect?Chinese New Year is just ahead. This year’s planning around the festival could be challenging due to uncertainties in production supply and possible disruptions.Our expert Uwe Haizmann was interviewed by Sin To from SAP’s „Future of Commerce“ think tank. It was about the vulnerability of global supply chains for Chinese New Year. In addition, the article also includes tips that can help global companies overcome Chinese holiday supply chain challenges.Link to ArticleLatestMärz 15, 2023Your Partner on the Ground: EAC’s China Interim Management SolutionsFebruar 23, 2023How “Energy …

India Review 2022 – Our recap of key market developments

India Review 2022 – Our annual recap of key market developmentWhile major global economies are staring at a possible recession, India’s economy has exhibited resilience and has grown to emerge as the 5th largest economy. Post a sharp decline in 2020 and a technical rebound in 2021, the Indian economy is expected to grow at 6.8% in 2022 – which would be faster than most emerging economies.2022 India has attracted the attention of all major global investors and industries with the following facts: strong economic fundamentals, well balanced trade relations, cost-effective workforce and most importantly an established manufacturing and service …

Green Hydrogen- India’s emerging economy

Green Hydrogen- India’s emerging economy

Green Hydrogen- India’s emerging economy Initiatives for laying the foundation and groundwork for scaling-up low carbon hydrogen across the economy in India. Hydrogen demand could increase 5-fold by 2050 in India with use in industry being the major driver. By 2030, costs of hydrogen from renewables will fall more than 50% and will start to compete with hydrogen produced from fossil fuels.“The thing that is going to help India with a quantum leap in terms of climate is the field of green hydrogen” – Prime Minister Narendra Modi Green hydrogen, considered as one of the cleanest forms of energy in …

China Review 2022 – Our market and industry perspectives for you

China Review 2022As every year, we have complied another review „China in 2022“. Based on our insights from consulting projects, we are more than happy to share our market and industry perspectives and first look into 2023.In our entire China consulting practice, spanning more than 30 years, we have never encountered such a series of political and economic shockwaves – both internationally and within China. The Russian war in Ukraine followed by soaring energy prices, sky-high inflation and the increasing ideological bloc formation as well as escalating geo-political tensions between the US and China leading to a new height of …

Surging Photovoltaics (PV) demand in Europe & Opportunities for European and Chinese Players

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Surging photovoltaics (PV) demand in Europe & Opportunities for European and Chinese PlayersDespite Europe already at the forefront of deploying renewable energy globally, this year European countries, and the rest of the world, are facing the energy crisis. Consequently, Europe has hit record high numbers in generating electricity from the renewables, specifically solar power has shown to be crucial in helping Europe reduce its reliance on gas imports from Russia.According to think tank Ember, between May and August 2022 electricity generation data showed a record high solar power share of 12.2% in the European electricity mix – equal to about …