“According to the Financial Times, Catalonia is the best region for FDI in Southern Europe”
Catalonia Trade & Investment's office in Singapore
Are you a company from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia or Myanmar considering a new investment in Europe? Does your business need connections with Barcelona-Catalonia’s industrial and economic ecosystem?
From Catalonia Trade & Investment’s office in Singapore, you get tailor-made information and full support for a smooth, fast and successful set-up of operations in Barcelona-Catalonia (Southern Europe) from start to finish. We also offer personalized assistance to Catalan companies wishing to open in Southeast Asian markets and find new global business opportunities.
Meet the director.
Jordi Maluquer de Motes
Mr. Jordi Maluquer de Motes, Director of the Catalonia Trade & Investment’s office in Singapore since 2000, has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Barcelona’s UAB and postgraduate degrees in Financial Management by Singapore Institute of Management and in Asia-Pacific Marketing Management by the Marketing Institute of Singapore. He has lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore since the mid 90's and traveled extensively throughout the markets that make up the Asian region.
Services for Southeast Asian companies.
Barcelona-Catalonia (Southern Europe) is an ideal region for Southeast Asian companies to locate when they expand into Europe because of the breadth of tech, sciences, engineering, and creative talent. Furthermore, the superb quality of life makes it easy to attract top professionals to live and work in Catalonia.
From Catalonia Trade & Investment’s office in Singapore, our FDI managers will assist you personally in all the steps needed for a successful landing in Barcelona-Catalonia (Southern Europe). With us, you will get:
- Qualified support, insight, and advice to Southeast Asian companies interested in investing in Southern Europe.
- Full, practical, up-to-date information on the legal, tax, and labor context.
- Information on costs for opening a business in Catalonia (Southern Europe) and average wages.
- Connections to the Catalan industrial and economic ecosystem.
- In-depth information on financing and location possibilities.
- Help with the proper steps to get started in Catalonia.
- Ongoing support throughout all the phases of the investment project in Southern Europe.
- Promotion of strategic business alliances between Southeast Asian and Catalan companies.
- Identification and location of Catalan technology partners for joint R&D and innovation projects.
- Help source suppliers, manufacturing partners, technology providers, or any other local company to fulfill a specific need.
Catalan companies in Singapore
Around 30 Catalan companies are already settled in Singapore, among them Aimsun, E. Ventos, Eurofragrance, Fluidra, Figueras, Grifols, Roca, Solarca, Top Cable and Venair.
Singaporean companies in Catalonia.
A number of Singaporean companies are already operating out of Catalonia (Southern Europe). Some of them have been assessed by Catalonia Trade & Investment.
Advanced MedTech is the largest medical device company in Southeast Asia, with a core focus in urology devices and services. Advanced MedTech makes strategic investments in disruptive medical technology companies such as the Catalan urology medical treatments Devicare.
CWT GLOBELINK Pte Ltd provides international freight forwarding services, a leading Non-vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) operator in Asia. Globelink Uniexco, with an office in Barcelona, offers customers International sea and airfreight services between Spain and any part of the world.
Campa Iberia belongs to the Musim Mas group that commercializes, distributes, stores and transports biodiesel and other derivatives, including gums and glycerine. The biodiesel and its derivatives come from the group’s biodiesel plants in Spain and Italy.
Barcelona serves as the base in Spain for Singapore’s national carrier and Top 10 most valuable brand, Singapore Airlines. Flying to Barcelona since 2006, SIA was the only carrier from Asia to fly uninterruptedly to Barcelona throughout the covid pandemic.
X-Press Feeders is the world's largest independent feeder carrier. It operates over a hundred vessels globally, ranging from 500 TEUs to 7,000 TEUs, and runs both shuttle services and longer relay services centered around main transshipment hubs, including Barcelona.
Venture is a global supplier of Design and Development Services. It designs, manufactures and supplies color label printers for a range of applications, from shiny labels for high-end retail products to long-lasting labels for outdoor and marine use.
Wilmar is a leading Singapore agribusiness group, with activities including palm cultivation, edible oils refining, consumer product manufacturing, specialty fats, and oleochemicals. In Catalonia, it imports and distributes tropical oils for both human and animal food industries, energy, and industrial uses.
Location of the Catalonia Trade & Investment's office in Singapore.
Our team’s expertise lies in doing business both in Catalonia and Southeast Asia. Contact us and we will help you grow.
Asia Square Tower 2 #11-01, 12 Marina View, Singapore 018961
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