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Solidiance has a strong track record helping Fortune 500 identify new avenues of growth in Asia. We also work with Asian conglomerates to help them achieve new waves of sustained growth in the region.

Our above-industry client repeat rate is a clear testimony of the Solid Alliance we are able to establish with our clients. But don't take our word for it... Read what our clients actually have to say about Solidiance.

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Saint Gobain

"We are very happy with the projects handled by Solidiance for Saint-Gobain. The Solidiance teams have been fully engaged and have shown real professionalism. They understood our needs and completely fulfilled our expectations. Thanks to a step by step process, many interactions were possible between Solidiance and our company and Solidiance team reacted with the right flexibility and pace. The studies conducted by Solidiance delivered very practical recommendations and valuable conclusions for us. We definitely recommend Solidiance"

Global Marketing Director
Saint Gobain

SATS

"It has been a great experience working with the Solidiance project team. The market insights and strategic assessments were well-researched, analysed and presented; ensuring that we have a deeper understanding of the business dynamics in the Middle East. This has helped SATS to validate its business case projections, as well as strengthened its intended strategies to grow in the market. We are equally impressed by the timeliness and quick turnaround of the project, given the compressed time that we have set for the project team. The personal involvement of the team have underscored the high quality of client service that Solidiance pledges. We are happy to recommend Solidiance and of course, look forward to engaging them again in future endeavors."

AVP Corporate Business Development
SATS ( Singapore Airport Terminal Services )

Johnson Controls

"Johnson Controls Power Solutions engaged Solidiance in early 2017 for a critical market intelligence project on the demand and technology trends for automotive batteries in targeted Asian countries. Given the high technical complexity and sensitivity of the task, Solidiance has once again met our very high expectations. Their research enabled us to create a more informed strategy for growth in the Original Equipment channel in Asia. The Solidiance team performed to the highest level of professionalism and competency in this challenging B2B research project. Their understanding for our specific needs and reliable delivery convinced us that we had chosen the right team for the job. We are pleased with our choice of Solidiance for this work, and would recommend them for work across Asia."

Director, Strategy & Business Development, Asia Pacific
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Pertamina

"Our Solidiance collaboration helped us to craft an expansion path for our company in Asia. Solidiance provided relevant global lubricant industry insights and delivered in-depth market analysis to support our market entry strategy. Solidiance's strategic recommendations helped us to make key decisions for our business expansion plan in a targeted Asian country."

VP Overseas Business
Pertamina Lubricants

Goodyear

"Goodyear has been collaborating with Solidiance on new market entry strategy. I would personally like to congratulate Solidiance on the commendable job your team has done in supporting us, with professionalism, business intelligence and solid market insights, in the development of a route-to-market strategy for a completely new country. The team’s strategic advice was so useful and on point, that we have already worked on a second project together, optimizing our distributor strategy in one of our existing markets. We look forward to continue working with Solidiance and highly recommend them as growth partners."

Regional Sales Director
Goodyear

GS Caltex

"I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for all the effort and commitment that Solidiance showed us during this project. Although building detailed strategies for different countries within a tough time constraint is without any doubt a demanding and challenging task, Solidiance did a fabulous job. I believe that the success in this project laid a foundation for building a strong relationship between Solidiance and GS Caltex and I promise that Solidiance will be the first one to be contacted whenever GSC needs any help for growth."

Manager, Finished Lubricants Marketing Strategy Team
GS Caltex

Zamil Steel

"I would like to extend my appreciation to Solidiance and your team for the marvelous work performed during the course of the project. We wish to work with you again very soon."

General Manager GCC
Zamil Steel

Zuari Cement

"I am extremely pleased with the work done by Solidiance team. From the very beginning I knew that I had made the right decision in choosing Solidiance to handle our Benchmarking engagement"

Managing Director
Italcementi Group

BMW

"We have now completed our study on entering a new market successfully and I wish to thank the Solidiance team for the professional and urgent approach given our requirement relating to the specific market assessments, feasibility studies, a partner search and financial evaluation on a primary acquisition target in our market of interest. I am satisfied Solidiance developed a differentiated route-to-market strategy that is comprehensive and delivered pleasingly ahead of time to meet our tight deadlines. Our objectives were met in full and I look forward to working with the Solidiance team again in the future."

General Manager
Abu Dhabi Motors

nestle

"Solidiance's deep understanding of the Myanmar F&B sector helped us to better understand where the sources of growth will come from, enabling us to focus on the right product categories and craft strategies to win in Myanmar. We appreciated Solidiance’s team strength and the support provided by their management team in this emerging market."

Managing Director
Nestle Myanmar

Amcham

"Solidiance's practical recommendations in the final report more than fulfilled our Board's expectations. The Ho Chi Minh's chapter has already implemented a number of the recommendations and has seen immediate positive results."

Chairman
Vietnam American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham)

swisslog

"Solidiance helped us, in record time, to understand the current market landscape and outlook in our served segments. Their help was key to our strategic planning and forecasting for the upcoming year. We are happy to recommend Solidiance and look forward to working with them again in the future."

Senior Vice-President Asia Pacific
Swisslog

King Abdulaziz Medical City

"Thank you for the final version of this excellent, well researched and referenced manuscript. This is a pioneering article for understanding the Saudi and GCC Healthcare market for IVDs. Thank you again for an excellent effort to all concerned."

Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh

Allison Transmission

"Solidiance has worked with us on several projects using their unique insight into the Asian markets to help us develop our strategies, to refine our sales approach in specific segments of the market and to keep us abreast of competitive developments that might otherwise adversely impact our progress.  I highly recommend Solidiance and their talented Team."

Managing Director Asia Pacific
Allison Transmission

Johnson Controls

"I wanted to thank the Solidiance Team. The study, and all the additional conversations and supportive email exchanges, have given us a deeper level of understanding on the dynamics and main players of the market we were seeking to understand.  We never would have been able to capture the in-depth findings you delivered through our normal channels.  I’m really pleased with the outcome of the study and look forward for the next time we are able to engage with the Solidiance team."

Global Product General Manager
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Shell

"The engagement conducted by Solidiance was comprehensive and was very helpful for Shell to take immediate strategic decisions and actions in the our market; their work allowed Shell to see the unseen, especially with regards to the competitor assessment and detailed customer issues. The Solidiance team has always been professional to work with, and I've appreciated how they accommodate client requests and enthusiastically took on the challenges we gave them. Overall, I am very happy with the services provided by Solidiance, they managed to get very insightful and unbiased recommendations for our business."

Marketing Implementer for Indonesia, Singapore & Vietnam
Shell

Emerson

"Solidiance was relentless in digging deep to understand our product, business and the market we are striving to serve. As far as consultants go, Solidiance is a rare find where strong analytical skills are matched with logical execution capabilities. We found them to be exceptionally professional and recommend them not only for their excellent delivery of our project but for the caliber of people they have on their team."

General Manager China
Emerson

Boehringer Ingelheim

"Solidiance did a great job in our Asia distributors network project. Their ground work, analysis, communication, and follow-through was exactly as needed to make the final delivery very useful and applicable to our Asia growth strategy. Solidiance exceeded my expectations at every level."

President of Sales & Marketing
Boehringer Ingelheim

Petronas Lubricants

"Solidiance's in-depth local knowledge, understanding of our objectives and backed by professional approach have enabled us to achieve our expected objectives in a timely manner for this key engagement. Solidiance has exhibited clear and deep understanding of market practices and market behavior. They provided us with detailed insights on the market and crafted a well-structured market entry strategy to meet our ASEAN growth goals.

We would like to thank the entire team of Solidiance for their professional, responsive and diligent attitude during the project period and beyond. On behalf of Petronas, I would like to congratulate Solidiance."

General Manager Asia
Petronas Lubricants

Essilor Asia

"Solidiance’s vast network and enormous experience in India, benefited us in identifying some of the competent Institutes, which were not on our radar before. Being a huge country, it is not easy to locate such Institutes which may not be popular or generally well known but that may have specific competencies useful for our applications. Solidiance truly served as a partner to link us with new academia in India, which have great potential for collaboration.

 I personally appreciate the dedication and professionalism of Solidiance's entire team, & particularly would like to thank Heiko for his excellent project management & valuable inputs .Thank you for the cooperation and we hope to continue the partnership we have built up so far."

Asia Partnerships Manager - ITC Asia
Essilor

Bayer Material

"We selected Solidiance for their intimate knowledge of the China market, relevant functional expertise, quality of the team and ability to customize a solution to our specific needs. Many of us used to work for the big consulting firms, and we unanimously chose this boutique APAC firm for their ability to deliver top tier results that were also actionable and appropriately tactical for us to improve our channel sales strategy – first in China, later in APAC.

Throughout the project, Solidiance exceeded our expectations. They precisely captured the voice of our distributors and developed a methodology to maximize our channel effectiveness, contributing to our overall growth objectives. Our willingness to try a new firm has paid dividends and our joint team result has received accolades throughout the organization as a helpful tool to drive our firms' transformation. We endorse Solidiance's ability to support chemical companies in Asia."

Global Head of Consumer Electronics Segment - Industrial Marketing APAC
Bayer MaterialScience

WD-40

"The Solidiance Team proved to be an excellent partner, assisting us in undertaking work that provided crucial input to our strategic planning for Asia-Pacific. The visibility of process allowed for the fine-tuning of the project as it evolved, ensuring WD-40's Corporate Management could focus on areas of specific interest as they were uncovered. Communication from the local Solidiance team was always timely, succinct and open - which was critical in ensuring the project progressed quickly, to meet WD-40's timelines. The Solidiance Project was delivered on-time and in a clear, well-structured format, making for very strong internal buy-in."

Asia Pacific Marketing Vice President
WD-40

Caltex

"From my repeat experience, Solidiance's delivery is always above our high-expectations. And I have to say that it is always very exciting to work with the Solidiance team."

Global OEM Team Leader
Caltex

Allergan

"I would like to thank you again for your engagement and the deliverable of this project. It was our first collaboration with Solidiance and you have exceeded our expectations. Your support has allowed us to move ahead in this initial and critical step in the long way for establishing Allergan’s direct presence in our targeted country. Thank you and well-done to the team!"

Business Development Director Asia Pacific
Allergan

ExxonMobil

"We are very pleased to have awarded the project to Solidiance. Solidiance's team was responsive and diligent. Their timely and well-structured approach helped to keep us aligned on our strategy goals."

Asia Pacific Marketing Operations Manager
ExxonMobil

DuPont

"Thanks to Solidiance’s work, we have been able to move smoothly forward in the Asean region. Solidiance’s know-how has greatly helped DuPont in making its strategic choices."

Global Emerging Region & Global Channel Manager
DuPont

PowerPacker

"Solidiance's in-depth market analysis and constructive discussions supported us in better understanding the current Asian markets we serve and identified new laneways of growth that could diversify our business. I appreciate their effort in understanding our strategy and where we want to take the business; this created full alignment during the project."

President
PowerPacker

Covidien

"Solidiance’s findings and recommendations have helped us to gain a better understanding and make strategic decisions on our business expansion plan in this specific Asian emerging country. I am therefore happy to recommend Solidiance as a reliable partner to any company requiring consulting capabilities in the Asian medical device areas."

Global Market and Competitive Intelligence Director
Covidien

IBM

"The Solidiance team brings consultative skills that you can't teach. We chose Solidiance to help us understand how changing customer requirements in an emerging market segment should influence our go to market approach. Throughout the engagement they consistently talked the language of our senior executives, engaged our customers in probing conversations, and focused early and on what mattered most as they delivered their insights and recommendations."

Manager Market Intelligence - Greater China
IBM

Fosroc

"When I came to rebuild our China organization there was only one trusted advisor I knew I could turn to for support. Having used Solidiance in former roles, I knew they had the industry expertise, vast proprietary resources and having successfully used their insights before, I knew they were the right resource for growing our China market."

President
Fosroc China

PTT Public Company

"Solidiance has proven to be a very solid partner. We enjoyed the regular project interactions enabling us to better leverage  the market situation. The advisory work done by Solidiance was very useful to set our business direction and marketing investments. We also want to thank the Solidiance team for their professional approach and client management. It was a project worth our time and investment."

Vice President, International Marketing Department
PTT Public Company

Actuant Corporation

"I want to take a few minutes to thank you and your organization for their assistance with our industrial hydraulic market opportunity study. Solidiance’s experience in our served markets, thoroughness of research, and practical approach to strategic acquisition targeting make for a winning combination. Your firm felt like a true extension of our business, something unique relative to other consulting organizations we have worked with in the past. I particularly appreciate the heavy focus on primary research and personally valued the dedicated time you provided during our engagement. We learned more about the market, our competitors, and our own business. Your portfolio of work demonstrates your team’s capability and I would like to add my personal testimonial to anyone considering a project with Solidiance. The common sense approach, personal attention, and final output add up to one of the best values I have seen."

Executive Vice President – Industrial & Energy Segments
Actuant Corporation

Lafarge Roofing - Monier

"During the course of 2009 and 2010, Solidiance carried out extensive research on roofing materials market for Monier (previously Lafarge Roofing) in Asia. The experience and expertise of Solidiance in building materials markets in Asia and the strong analytical skills of their consultants resulted in a high quality output for their various assignments, driven by in-depth field investigations. The findings and recommendations provided by Solidiance have proved extremely valuable for Monier to identify and assess growth opportunities in the region, and to support Monier’s strategic approach and planning in the region. I am therefore happy to recommend Solidiance as a valuable partner to any company interested in their research and consulting capabilities."

Managing Director Thailand and Indonesia
Monier Roofing (Previously Lafarge)

Toyota Motor Corporation

"During the course of the process, I found Solidiance highly capable to support Toyota to better understand “Asean countries”. We usually work with Japanese consulting company and from their report, we can be a “book smart” but can’t have clear picture on what’s going on in the real market. The project with Solidiance brought us “real market experience”. Solidiance local consultants got their hands dirty in the marketplace with me. This approach enabled me to understand critical consumer insights behind data. I found it very valuable experience. Thank you very much."

Global Insights Manager
Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan

Microsoft

"Solidiance has proven to be an excellent partner for our teams providing reliable insights and understanding of the markets where we operate across Asia. Their advice and guidance has helped develop and refine our strategic approach to how we operate in the region and I am happy to recommend their work and capabilities."

Director Gaming, Asia Pacific & Greater China
Microsoft

Rockwell Automation

"Solidiance truly stands alone in terms of delivering value for money. Over the course of the various projects we've commissioned with Solidiance, we've witnessed them using their deep Asian wide networks to gain trends and insights into a concise roadmap report that we can simply turn over to our Sales team for highly effective implementation."

Managing Director Greater China
Rockwell Automation

Boston Scientific

"The systematic and detailed approach adopted by the Solidiance team has helped to provide an in-depth analysis for the specific businesses in the country we are interested to enter. Their findings and recommendations have helped us gain a better understanding and make strategic decisions on our business expansion plan in this specific emerging country. I am therefore happy to recommend Solidiance as a reliable partner to any company requiring research and consulting capabilities in the medical areas."

Channels Manager ASEAN
Boston Scientific Asia Pacific

B. Braun

"We engaged Solidiance for a consulting project and gave them a clear mission: To help us gain deep understanding of the market, establish strategic insights into it and recommend a differentiated market-entry strategy. Not only did they accomplish the mission, they did so succinctly. Solidiance knows their craft well. Their experienced and knowledgeable team members were responsive and delivered on their commitments. In a word, professional."

Asia Pacific General Manager
B. Braun Asia Pacific

General Mills

"Solidiance's expertise and experience in assessing Asia Pacific markets helped us gain valuable & critical intelligence that shape our market expansion plans to China. It is our intent to continue to partner with Solidiance for future assignments and I would like to endorse myself as a satisfied client."

Managing Director Asia
General Mills

Teva Pharma

"Solidiance made sure they had a thorough understanding of our business needs and objectives, and focused on the key aspects of the Vietnam market that helped us with our market development strategies. Their analysis and recommendations provided us with clear insights into the decision of our strategic options."

Managing Director Asia Pacific
Teva Pharma

Essilor Asia

"I would like to thank Solidiance for the great job that you have carried out over the last four months. Our team enjoyed working with you very much. Your professionalism and responsiveness were well appreciated. I received very positive feedback regarding the presentation that Solidiance gave, about both the content and style. This work will have an impact in our next strategic decisions related to the film technology. I will not hesitate to recommend Solidiance in the future."

Project Manager - New Products Development Asia
Essilor Asia

Asahi Glass

"I am very satisfied with Solidiance's work on competitors benchmarking analysis project in the Automotive Glass industry. The team fully understood the project background and objectives, and their output surely met our expectations. Although there were some challenges in collecting detailed information given this is a highly specialized industry, their analytical frame work and logical approach made this project a great success. I also found the discussion with their local consultants very valuable. This gave me lots of useful insights to pursue the project. I would like to work with Solidiance in my next project."

Senior Sales & Marketing Center Manager Automotive Glass Division
Asahi Glass Group

Johnson Controls, Inc.

"When we identified the need to develop a better understanding of a potential future growth market in South East Asia, we looked for a firm with deep, on-the-ground knowledge of the region and a demonstrated record of delivering high-quality work. Solidiance was the perfect choice for this project. Their team had the local market knowledge and relationships we needed to build a market strategy that was thorough and insightful. I would definitely recommend Solidiance for consideration on any market intelligence and growth strategy studies that pertains to Asia. We would definitely use them again."

Global Strategic Planning Executive Director
Johnson Controls, Inc.

TNT

"During a key defining moment for our company Solidiance helped TNT to redefine its ASEAN business strategy through the analysis of several industries, clients, and competitors across five key Southeast Asian markets. Solidiance was able to secure very valuable and detailed market insights during a short timeline and more importantly Solidiance successfully contributed to craft our new 3PL strategy. When it comes to logistics business strategy projects backed by hardfacts Solidiance is clearly well-equipped to over-deliver on expectations. Solidiance' team is hands-on, meticulous, very reliable, and able to deliver under pressure.  As such, I highly recommend Solidiance."

Asia Strategy Director
TNT

Aljazira

" Al-Jazirah Corporation for Press, Printing and Publishing engaged Solidiance from November 2015 to April 2016 to undertake a Transformational Growth Strategy Project under the guidance of Al-Jazirah's Board of Directors. Solidiance assessed the feasibility of, and developed a launch strategy for a new business vertical for Al-Jazirah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Solidiance's approach, methodology, industry and market knowledge in Saudi Arabia was very robust, allowing them to deliver in-depth market analysis, a well-rounded business case. Al-Jazirah would like to take this opportunity to thank Solidiance's execution team for delivering crucial strategy and investment recommendation, and we look forward to working with Solidiance again in the future. "

General Manager
Al-Jazirah Corporation for Press, Printing and Publishing

Sinar Mas

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Solidiance team. I am extremely pleased with how they executed our project. They got their hands dirty and went the extra mile to work on key specified deliverables that proved to show high-impact towards our business objectives. I was profoundly impressed on how Solidiance managed client relationships. The team displayed high professionalism and was able to listen thoroughly. Through their recommendations, we were able to identify future business direction in the expansion of our Indonesia logistics business footprint."

Chief Marketing Officer - Bina Sinar Amity
Sinar Mas Group Companies

SI Group

"We engaged Solidiance to help us identify an M&A target in East and South Asia as well as the Middle East. The work Solidiance performed helped us gain in-depth understanding of the market and competitive landscape in order to identify the best fitting target for our needs. Furthermore, we engaged Solidiance as our partners in conducting the due diligence and M&A process. We highly recommend Solidiance for any large company looking to grow, organically or inorganically, in Asia. In our view Solidiance’s USP is about being methodical, smart and fact-based on outstanding customer / target intimacy leading to highly reliable results."

Executive Director
SI Group

Assurance

"Solidiance has been our partner since the initial strategic planning stage of our China business. They have helped us identify market opportunities, establish our local team and have effectively incubated our ongoing operation. I have the utmost confidence in both their capabilities and integrity."

Chief Executive Officer
Assurance

Vari-Form

"We are pleased to recommend the Management Services of Solidiance, who led us in the planning, set-up and operational start of our China manufacturing facility. Their team was dedicated, innovative at problem solving and creative in their support. Without the leadership, we would have never been able to navigate the complex environment in a timely fashion so as to meet our customer requirements."

General Manager
Vari-Form

Intralox

"Solidiance impressed me most with their ability to get to truth on some very specific questions, bringing a level of concreteness to the content that I’ve never seen from another consulting firm. Their work provided valuable analysis for decision-making. The team at Solidiance is efficient, insightful and fearless!"

General Manager for APAC & Director of Global Logistics and Material Handling Business Unit
Intralox

Cipta Kridatama

"Solidiance’s team gave us a different view and angle of our business and their inputs were full of excellent surprises and smoothly assist our Marketing Team to see other views."

Marketing & Strategy Head
PT Cipta Kridatama

Hakuhodo Singapore

"Solidiance's professionalism is something I always rely on. Not only their strategic approach and analysis but also their enthusiasm toward the project much inspired me. Their network across Asian countries gave us a lot of insightful information. Working with them was a great experience for me."

Managing Director
Hakuhodo Singapore