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What you need to know about language in China in order to do business here

2019-07-25T12:47:52+00:00 July 19th, 2019|

If you want to go to China and start doing business with your furniture and construction hardware company, you need to try to learn, to the extent possible, the culture and characteristics of this country and its thousands of years of tradition. Will you be traveling to China? Are you going to interact with suppliers and clients? Then you’ll have to start by learning a bit about the language in China. Obviously, you won’t learn to speak overnight, but you will know how many languages are spoken here, what the main differences are, and which are the most popular. The more you know, the more confident you’ll feel. Let’s take a look! […]

Morning tea in Guangzhou

2019-04-15T10:12:03+00:00 April 10th, 2019|

Guangzhou is a strategic city for hardware importers, and it is here, as you know, where IBMH headquarters are located. This city, situated in the south of China, maintains some very rich and interesting culture and traditions. If you want to start doing business in this country, you’ll probably be interested in learning some of their most important customs. […]

The secret animal: the other Chinese horoscope animal

2019-02-18T13:19:15+00:00 February 13th, 2019|

The Chinese New Year has already begun, the Year of the Pig. As you know, there is a custom in China to assign an animal’s zodiac sign to each person according to their birthday. What you probably never knew is that, according to the Chinese horoscope, each person is linked to another Chinese horoscope animal. And this other animal is the one that determines our personality: the secret animal. We have lived and worked in China for years, we know their customs and traditions and we know how spirituality, religion or superstitions influence in the business environment. Did you know the existence of the other Chinese horoscope animal? We will tell you its origin. […]

The guest-host relationship in the hardware industry in China (Part II)

2018-12-11T10:59:09+00:00 December 12th, 2018|

Do you know how important the guest-host relationship in the hardware industry in China is? A few days ago, we shared a few recommendations on how you should act if a Chinese business partner invites you to their country in order to do business or close a deal. And today, we’re going to tell you what you should do if you are the one doing the hosting. […]

The guest-host relationship in the hardware industry in China (Part I)

2019-01-21T12:55:34+00:00 November 15th, 2018|

Today, we’re sharing some tips to help the guest-host relationship in the hardware industry in China flourish.As you know, at IBMH we have lived and dealt with the Chinese market for more than 20 years. This has made us deeply knowledgeable about their culture, their traditions and their way of working. […]

Chinese sayings that will help you in your hardware business

2019-01-21T12:50:57+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Our decision to reside in China is also related to its culture and philosophy. At IBMH, we speak Chinese, we understand their way of working and expressing themselves, and we know how to communicate here. This makes us unique in the market. Because of all this, today we’d like to share with you 5 Chinese sayings that will help you in your hardware business. We believe that to be leaders in the furniture and construction hardware and accessories industry, it’s necessary to think on these concepts… […]

Benefits of the Chinese market

2015-12-03T11:38:00+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|

In China there is a remarkable integration into the world economy. Each year, both the ratio of exports of Chinese goods and services and the foreign direct investment increase, which shows the good performance of the country's economy. On the other hand, constant improvements in the infrastructure of large Chinese cities are happening: motorways, airports, sea ports and power distribution have improved dramatically, representing a direct positive impact on the purchase management processes. In addition, rapid industrialization and the flexibility of the labor market have achieved a significant job creation, so increasingly we find people specialized in the production of items that benefit the quality of the Chinese results. Finally we highlight something extremely important when working with a country with so much potential: healthy macro-economic indicators. This, together with an increasingly sophisticated economic policy, provides a great macroeconomic stability.

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