SKODA is celebrating its 125th anniversary. To date, only five other car brands have reached this milestone. SKODA’s mission is driven by inventiveness, dedicating their entrepreneurial spirit and passion to individual mobility. 2019 was an important milestone in the company’s history with the arrival of the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV, marking the beginning of a new era for the car manufacturer. As a part of SKODA’s sustainable strategy, one of the most prominent goals in this area is to achieve reduction of vehicle fleet CO 2 emissions by 30% till 2025 and to transform the Czech production facilities to achieve CO 2 neutral balance of consumed energies by 2030.
Home Credit, founded in 1997, is an international consumer finance provider with operations in 9 countries, with four geographical clusters: Central and Eastern Europe (Czech Republic and Slovakia), Commonwealth of Independent States (Russia and Kazakhstan), China, and South and South-East Asia (India, Indonesia, The Philippines, and Vietnam). As of 2019, Home Credit has 29 million active clients with 450 thousand distribution points.
The company is building its reputation and brand name in the field of designing and manufacturing scanning electron microscopes and system solutions for different applications. TESCAN is focused on research, development and manufacturing of scientific instruments and laboratory equipment such as: scanning electron microscopes, Focus Ion Beam microscopes, supplementary accessories for SEMs, light optical microscopy accessories and image processing, special vacuum chambers and custom systems, detection systems, scientific hardware and software development.
By striving to continuously improving their products, it creates a competitive advantage for their customers. TESCAN participates in top research projects and cooperates with leading companies in the field of electron microscopy and microanalysis. As a result, TESCAN’s instrumentation and innovative solutions have won a leading position in the world of nano and microtechnology.
With its headquarters in the Czech Republic and offices all around the world, including China, Lasvit has established itself as the authority delivering bespoke lighting sculptures and art installations made from hand-blown glass. Founded in 2007, Lasvit combines the authenticity of glass craft with innovative technologies and creative craftsmanship. Collaborations with renowned designers and artists produce also unique glass collections. Nendo, Ross Lovegrove, Daniel Libeskind, Maarten Baas, Czech legends Rene Roubicek and Borek Sipek are among those who choose Lasvit in order to embody their unconventional artistic vision. This is a manifesto of Lasvit’s uncompromising mission: To transform glass into breathtaking light and design experience.
SKODA maintains a strong position in the markets in Western Europe, as well as in rapidly developing regions, such as Central Europe and China. In 2019, SKODA’s car sales reached nearly 300 thousand in China, its biggest market.
ALPINE PRO, the leader on the Czech outdoor clothing, footwear and accessories market, has launched its first own collection in 1996. Since then, it has introduced around 100 of its own collections, including several special ones designed for the Czech Olympic team. ALPINE PRO has repeatedly featured in the Top Rank of the Most Admired Companies of the Czech Republic and has received further awards in the field. It has also found its place in foreign markets, including China.
DesertRose s.r.o., founded in 2002 by two sinilogists from the Czech Republic, is a company that helps to navigate Czech subjects on the Chinese market with detailed information about China, Chinese business etiquette, as well as everything else there is to know about doing business in China. Their services include book publishinig, translation and interpretation services, and other services in the Chinese territory, including planning of your business trips, finding suitable Chinese partners and sub-contractors, QA, and assistance with setting up a company in China, among others.
KINEX, a company with a 100-year history, is an important supplier of rolling bearings for different segments of industries, such as car, railways, aviation, or textile industry. It is a part of strong global conglomerate CK Birla Group, and it supplies its products to over 80 countries around the world, with offices in 5 countries, including the one in China. KINEX is the top supplier of special bearings for textile industry, and at the same it is the European leader in production of cylindrical roller bearings for railway vehicles.
An international biotechnology company leading the efforts of PPF Group to build a diverse biotechnology portfolio through its own research & development, collaborations, in-licensing, investments, mergers and acquisitions.
SOTIO is developing new medical therapies, focusing on the treatment of cancer and has significant manufacturing and regulatory expertise in autologous cellular therapies. The most advanced project is the SOTIO proprietary platform of active cellular immunotherapy based on dendritic cells. SOTIO is conducting multiple Phase I to Phase III clinical trials verifying the safety and efficacy of its DCVAC products.
International team of SOTIO includes more than 300 employees of 18 nationalities, facilities in Europe, the United States, China and Russia and in-house capabilities needed for research, clinical development and marketing of novel therapeutics.
Established in 2018, JIAN has been working with Czech brand TON ever since to promote the brand and products which has gained significant growth in China. We have also been cooperating with TON in a strategical way to build a stronger market position. Our office and showroom are based in Shanghai. With the founders’ more than 15 years’ experience in commercial interior and furniture industry, JIAN’s mission is to build the bridge to bring nice artwork and design from other countries, like Czech Republic, to China by telling the story behind the brand and introduce the design to the people who love to combine art and design in their daily life.
With clients from 115 countries and 5 offices in China, Hawksford is a leading provider of a company formation, providing administration services and business support from small to medium-sized to large companies in Asia and Europe. Hawksford has more than 200 multilingual professionals in Asia and 450 globally.
With 100 multilingual professionals based in Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Guangzhou and Shenzhen they are able to offer the very best local knowledge to our international clients. We are experienced in meeting the regulatory compliance, tax, HR services and other outsourced needs of global clients who are seeking to invest in Asia.
Changshu Economic & Technological Development Zone’s mission is to attract investment to Changshu ETDZ. Changshu is a county-level city in Suzhou district which is only 90 km west away from Shanghai. It lies in the core of Yangtze River Delta which is most developed area and economic engine in China. Through over 2 decades of effort, Changshu ETDZ has successfully attracted around 600 FIEs from 20 countries and regions, with total investment over 33 billion USD, including 61 projects invested by Global 500 Fortune Companies and 52 projects with total investment over 100 million USD each. The industry clusters of auto & auto parts, equipment manufacturing (precision machinery), modern logistics, R&D have emerged. The investment in Auto industry are mostly from well-known multinational corporations like Cherry Jaguar land Rover (Auto corp), Qoros (Auto Corp), TATA auto parts, ArcelorMittal (Auto aluminium plate), AAM, Lear, Johnson Control, plastic omnium, Voith, GSS, Nylacast and Benteler, among others.