Internationalisation is not a matter of improvisation. Proper preparation and guidance are crucial.
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BontexGeo, a manufacturer of geotextiles, has little growth potential on the European market. However, there are still many opportunities elsewhere in the world, but where?"BNP Paribas Fortis put us in touch with its partners abroad, and they carried out the prospecting for us in their local market."
"A bank offers practical help with companies' expansion projects abroad. These include opening accounts, providing guarantees and, of course, guaranteeing the flow of funds. However, customers expect their bank to work with them on their strategy and help them to approach the market in an intelligent and effective manner. And that's exactly what we do."
International trade can expose you to new risks and affect your working capital.
A team of advisers is at your service in several countries (over 100 Trade Centres) and works closely with BNP Paribas Fortis relationship managers.
GTS focuses on companies that import and export to countries and/or trading partners that they do not know or trust well enough and that want to protect themselves as best they can against financial risks and challenges. In practice, these are mostly non-OECD countries or emerging countries.
You can rely upon comprehensive services:
We also work closely with our experts from Cash Management, BNP Paribas Fortis Factor and Fixed Income (Foreign Exchange) to offer you a comprehensive solution for your risk management, financing needs, payment techniques and foreign exchange management.
"Even in countries where BNP Paribas Fortis does not have branches, we were able to benefit from the bank's network, which made the establishment of local branches particularly smooth. We didn't have to start from scratch every time we went abroad: we had immediate access to a structured network and reliable banking partners. And that means huge time savings."