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BM Service is present today in 12 countries and we decided mid 2016 to
investigate an entry into the UAE market . We were immediately impressed by LD Export's
professional approach and by the great enthusiasm of Francois-Xavier Depireux.
I would recommend all the companies willing to explore this market to go ahead with LD EXPORT. They are practical and professional.

Innes Weyens, Independent Statutory Manager, BM Service

As manufacturer and supplier of high end scaffolding PRODUCTS and SERVICES it is our strategy to focus on and to invest in the international expansion of the company.

In 2014 we made our first trip to the Middle East. We quickly understood the importance of a GOOD LOCAL NETWORK. In 2015 we met François-Xavier Depireux. …we immediately had the feeling that we found the “missing link”. François-Xavier’s vast NETWORK in the Middle-East and the PROFESSIONAL and ENTHUSIASTIC APPROACH of the whole LD-Export team quickly resulted in a first success. Thanks to LD-Export, we are today the proud partner of Kabbani Construction Group for construction works related to the Riyadh Metro Project, the world’s largest subway project.

This first collaboration with LD-Export, definitely gives us “a sense for more…” We STRONGLY RECOMMEND LD-Export to all the companies who have plans to start up exports to the GCC countries.

Success!
Chris

Christiaan Fleurbaey, CEO, Afix Group NV

Working with LD Export goes exactly as they presented it during the initial presentation.
François-Xavier and his team deliver what they promise ! They really understand what companies need/want during the “market breaking open” process.
The global approach plan, based on a mutual preparation program, includes all necessary steps to be taken. The Team prepares and reports in detail and work for your company like they are part of it.
The field work results in smooth introduction meetings in the shortest possible time needed to see/meet all key players. The follow up afterwards is done with the same professionalism and enthusiasm.
In short, the investment really pays off. It’s like you hire a Champions League team to score on your behalf.
It’s a pleasure to work together that way !! Well done LD Export !!

Yves Goemaere, International Sales & Marketing Director, Destrooper-Olivier

Carglass internationally is present today in 34 countries and we decided mid 2015 to
investigate an entry into the GCC markets. We were immediately impressed by LD Export's
professional approach and by the great enthusiasm of Francois-Xavier Depireux.
Francois-Xavier and his team did super groundwork for us and after only 6 months we
were able to sign a global franchise agreement with the Al Nabooda Group covering 5 GCC
countries. Francois-Xavier has an enormous drive to make things work for you
and LD Export has an approach which I would describe as practical and very effective.

Marc Vanholst, General Manager, Carglass

Many thanks to LD EXPORT and especially Mat for this excellent business trip and preparation in Saudi Arabia.
We have been glad to discover this unknown place and understand the high potential of our products in this market.
Thanks again, hoping for further collaboration.

Paul van Reenen, Project Director, Vandezande

François-Xavier and his team understand the true meaning of business development. They were able to capture the complexity of our product and its processes in order to translate it to the Saudi market. The results of his efforts gave us very valuable contacts, partnerships and opportunities. He truly opened the market for us. We strongly recommend him and his business approach.

Jeroen Libbrecht, Marketing – Communication – Strategy, Airdeck

After almost one year of cooperation we can say that first results are being realized. Feedback from different potential partners on this approach is very good. Francois Xavier Depireux is considered as one of ours.

Luc and Yves Heylands, Co-owners, EUROPOWER Generators

LD Export has been a very professional team to help us for our first actions in KSA. LDE has been a perfect partner to select a few companies and to organize a visit planning.
LDE has given us the first step to start a constructive action plan including the understanding of the main specifies of the KSA market. It will have taken us much more time to reach the same point of knowledge.
We are very satisfied with the commitment of the LDE team in understanding our products, our markets and the way we are acting on the markets. It has help us to be more efficient in our contacts and the way we have present our self to the potential partners.

Yves MORALES, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Sales & Marketing Services, ETT

Through Package4Growth - an initiative of VOKA Limburg (Belgian Chamber of Commerce of Limburg) and the province of Limburg to help some SMEs that want to export overseas – Kaasbrik had the opportunity to meet in spring 2014 François-Xavier Depireux, CEO-Founder of LD Export. After a few meetings with him we were convinced by his professionalism, his enthusiasm, his 10-year experience and expertise of the GCC markets. François-Xavier and his team helped us:

To ask the right questions,To understand the GCC markets, their business culture(s), the do's and don'ts,

To speed up our “go / no go” decision process,

To make the right choices for our business development in the GCC, without rushing.

After Package4Growth we decided to work further with LD Export.
And we do not regret!

Today we do consider LD Export as part of our Kaasbrik team dedicated to the GCC markets.

Julien Minsac, Export Director, Kaasbrik

J’ai été amenée à faire appel aux équipes de François-Xavier en Avril 2016, j’ai été ravie de cette collaboration.
Les équipes de François-Xavier sont réactives, professionnelles, s’adaptent à nos remarques et j’ai tout particulièrement apprécié le fait d’adapter leurs analyses à nos besoins.
La sélection de partenaire a été assez exhaustive et très bien qualifiée ! François-Xavier est un accompagnateur très professionnel, qui défend ses clients au mieux pour la relation future envisagée. J’ai apprécié sa façon de créer le contact, de prendre des photos des rencontres pertinentes. Il sait mettre à l’aise ses interlocuteurs et appuyer les sociétés qu’ils défend.
Il est trop tôt pour savoir si nous réussirons dans le Golfe mais je recommande fortement François-Xavier et ses équipes à toute société qui souhaite s’implanter dans le Golfe !

Cathy Werner, International Director, Fleurance Nature

When we start thinking about promoting our machines in the Gulf countries, one of the main question was how to be sure to find the right local partner to represent us? A wrong selection of this one could completely kill our project.
A too large company could not correctly consider us as we can expect it. In another hand, our wish was to find a partner already involved in this niche market, having good references and with an existing address book.
LD Export has been a perfect team to trace our path. Study of the opportunities, selection of a few companies to contact, complete visit organization, …Perfect Job realized!
Perfect job so that we asked LD Export to do one more step and to continue to be in touch with some of those companies, to confirm if they are really interested in working with us and to start discussion about the way we could finalize an agreement.
We hope that in a few months, we will add a second testimonial in addition to this one with the information that this second mission has also been a success. No doubt about that when you know the serious and the way the first mission has been held!

Paul-Emile GODART, Sales & Projects Manager, PMC Colinet

We have decided to work with LD EXPORT based on their reputation and positive comments we received about their activities in the Middle East.

Being in a specific sector, we needed someone to understand our company.
Despite the short delay we had, LD EXPORT with Mr. François-Xavier has been very reactive.
A good mention for the good contact he has with prospects and quality of his listening an understanding during our common meetings with prospects.
Following the prospects is something important also to me and I think it is good that you keep in touch with our company and keep continuing until we find The Distributor.
Anyway, thank you and I wish that we will work again together to find distributors in the other Middle East countries mentioned in our previous conversation.
I would recommend all the companies willing to explore this market to go ahead with LD EXPORT. They are practical and professional.

Brigitte Ermel, Owner

After we as LaborexRail had decided one year and a half ago to focus on the Middle East as new target export market,
we started to attend several exhibitions in region to try to find a partner in each of the GCC countries.
After one year our efforts were successful and we managed to find good strong partners in almost each country of the GCC,
except of Saudi Arabia which is a very difficult country for us to approach. And precisely KSA is one of the most important markets for us in this region with a lot of ongoing opportunities.

After discussing this issue internally we received great recommendations to be in contact with François-Xavier Depireux of LD Export.
A meeting with him was set up and approximately 3 months later a business trip to Saudi Arabia was organized.
All contacts, meetings and travel issues were arranged by the professional team of LD Export.

We had meetings with the key players of the railway marked and now we’re ready to assign a partner for Saudi Arabia!

I would recommend François-Xavier and his team to any company that seriously wants to develop export markets!

Nico Verougstraete, CEO, Laborex

Je peux tout simplement féliciter le travail de précision de l’équipe tant au point de vue compréhension de mes besoins et ciblages de ceux-ci , tant dans l’accompagnement de la démarche commercial en m’ouvrant des possibilités énorme grâce à une prospection toujours très précise. En effet les décisionnaires étaient toujours les personnes que nous rencontrions lors de nos rendez-vous auxquels nous étions toujours reçu très cordialement. Le marché de Dubaï est plein de ressource mais difficile à pénétrer, les difficultés les plus grandes m’auraient fait face si je n’avais pas eu l’aide de LD Export et notamment de son représentant François Xavier. A ce jour mon business avec Dubaï avance de la meilleur des façons et les objectifs sont de continuer à développer le Middle East avec LD Export.

Yoni Cohen, CEO, Maison Colom

Après quelques premières démarches à l’export sans vraiment de retour et de continuité, j’ai décidé d’initier une démarche constructive.
Pour cela, nous avons été conseillés de prendre contact avec la société LD EXPORT. Suite à mon premier rendez-vous avec François-Xavier DEPIREUX, j’ai été conquis par les connaissances qu’il a du monde Arabe et par sa façon de communiquer.
Nous avons alors entamé les démarches pour un développement sur l’Arabie saoudite.
L’ensemble de l’équipe nous a motivé à affiner et améliorer nos différents supports de communication.
La mise en place du premier déplacement était très bien structurée ce qui fait que durant notre séjour à Riyad, les rendez-vous se sont succédés de façon nominale à raison de 2 rencontres par jour.
Ces rendez-vous m’ont permis d’apprécier la qualité des interlocuteurs, le bon ciblage de ces derniers mais aussi l’approche professionnelle de François-Xavier. J’en veux pour preuve les retours positifs que j’ai déjà seulement 2 semaines après notre passage.
Si vous avez des envies dans le développement à l’export, je ne saurai que trop vous recommander François-Xavier et l’ensemble du personnel de la société LD EXPORT.

Christian LAIZNE, Gérant, Alotech

Six months ago ROB decided to investigate the commercial possibilities in the GCC markets.

As a major manufacturer of high quality sliding door gear, with clients over Europe, UK, Russia and USA our focus is now on the Middle East.

We received recommendations about François–Xavier Depireux and his team and after a first meeting with him, the decision to collaborate was easily made.

During the preparation of the first trip to Saudi Arabia, LD Export already convinced me of the quality of their approach.

This first 4 days trip was organized in a very professional way, with very important contacts.
François-Xavier has shown his enormous drive and knowledge about the GCC market and mentality.

I would certainly recommend LD-Export to any company willing to develop in the Middle East.

Geert Vandermeersch, Sales & Marketing, ROB

During the last few years, we have used different expert companies in order to understand and penetrate several international markets. According to our experience LD Export’s team is simply the best…
We were really impressed by their reactivity, meetings’ qualities, trip organization, understanding of our needs with so very precise prospecting. Everywhere we went we were able to notice the efficiency and the fusional interpersonal skills of M. Depireux with all the prospects. It is a safe bet to use LD EXPORT services and after only one trip we have been able to collect the first orders.
Not to take advantage of the LD Export’ experience would be a commercial heresy…
For sure we will develop new market in Gulf area in the next years…
Thank you so much.

Frederic Delaunay, Export and Trading Sales Manager, Guilmin

Thanks to Mr. Depireux and his skilled team, we have been able to open unknown Market. Without local people and knowledge, this would have been unthinkable and undoable. Turnover in this region is now on a steady growth path and we are looking forward to opening together with LD EXPORT new countries.

LD Export's team members have completely integrated and adapted our workflow. Based on regular reports and meetings, we share the same level of trust and mutual understanding this is what we encounter with team members in the main office in Belgium.

This definitely is one service I would recommend to any company that seriously wants to develop export markets!

Xavier Leballue, Managing Director, Kokoon Design

One year ago, Olympia came into contact with LD Export.
During our search for new business opportunities in the GCC Region
till begin 2016, we didn’t succeed very well in exporting our
Cream and ice mixes in the Middle East. We received recommendations about LD Export and after the first meeting with Francois, we were charmed of his enthusiasm
and his professional knowledge about the Middle East market. After one year collaboration, we started up with a very
professional distributor in Saudi Arabia and we established
new contacts with potential partners in food service in the Middle East. We are very satisfied of the results, LD Export made for Olympia in 2016
and we would certainly recommend LD Export to any company
willing to develop in the Middle East.

Luc Thoelen, Sales & Marketing Manager, Olympia

For the past 1 year, we have always found their team to be professional and committed to getting results. They are creative and have the right contacts in the GCC. They showed us many great reports and we travelled to visit the counterparts selected by us. The market shows amazing potential and we believe that the counterparts found for us by LDE were the right ones. Their real monthly presence on the market showed great effects with the locals key players.

Samuel Vanryckeghem, Sales Manager, SEYNTEX

A few months ago, BergHOFF Worldwide came into contact with François-Xavier Depireux during our search for new business opportunities in the GCC region.
We were positively surprised by his enthusiasm and in depth knowledge of the market and the network he has in the region. François-Xavier explained us in a very transparent way his way of working and how he could deliver. We sincerely appreciated this no-nonsense approach and managed – thanks to his work – to establish new contacts with potential partners in this growing region.
We can therefore certainly recommend to everyone to rely upon the drive and professionalism of François-Xavier and his team at LD Export to look for new sales opportunities.

Kris Vranken, Sales Director, BergHOFF

Cooperation with LD Export was and is a great experience. We have worked with LDE in order to launch our products in the GCC and mainly Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and UAE. They were able to provide us a wide range of their local contacts. These contacts have a full confidence in LDE which is crucial in this part of the world . They also proved to be a reliable partner and a skillful negotiator. We are now present with sales and volume in these markets and are planning to keep on working with LDE team.

Arnaud Jacquemin, Founder, Night Orient

As a young company focusing on the development of innovative compounds and products, we need to spend most of our limited resources on product development. Hence, it limits by itself the resources we should focus on sales development and in particular in foreign countries. In this context, we may rely on the expertise of LD Export and Mr F-X Depireux, specialized in the Gulf region where his networking is really very helpful. As far as we are concerned, he is also well connected with the Health sector which is very important for us for our product range.

Jean-Pierre MANS, Partner, Procell-Nutrition

PHP ELEONOR decided to find some new partnerships for its portfolio products in the Gulf region. When we met LD Export Team, we were directly convinced by their specific market knowledge.

The team is experienced, enthusiastic and professional. François uses to move to the Gulf region each month, so he’s able to assure the closing and to cover the different accounts. Thanks to different success, PHP decided to reinforce its investment with LD Export.

Fabian Priem, Manager, PHP ELEONOR

Our work with François-Xavier Depireux and his team at LD Export aimed to reduce our investment to start up business in the GCC countries. That was beyond our expectations in terms of cost savings and the speed with which we accomplished our goal.

What we appreciate most about working with François-Xavier and his team is the way to cut through the problems of this project. Everything is in detail prepared, clear, intelligible and the expected results are delivered.

Dominique Renard, General Manager, Equi4s

We are truly glad we started cooperation with LD Export. This company provides exactly what you need to achieve success in the Middle East market. Their experienced team offered us suitable services and support. Step by step, thanks to the constant contact with LD Export, we were able to develop our business in this interesting and full of potential region.

Bruno Stiernon, Managing Director, Oxylent

Having the opportunity to deal and interact with with LD Export, I can honestly say that there are two aspects which come out loud and clear - thorough professionalism and clearly noticeable vast experience in what they do. Their CEO, Francois, comes across as a task master and an action driven person. I appreciate and cherish our fruitful cooperation. LD Export has given us a new and fresh way of approach towards doing business in the Middle East. I wish Francois and his company all the best in the future.

Alain Henrard, Sales Manager, EFC Belgium

I got the recommendation to cooperate with LD Export from the local Chamber of Commerce. In order for us to prepare an important Fair in UAE, we needed to get some main figures, info about the market. They brought us only practical information and a few great leads – contacts. We believe LD Export is a strong business expert for the GCC market.

Jan A. Beckers, Export Channel Manager, Indigo Care

Tein Technology decided to hire LD Export in order to explore the potential in new potential export markets. After an accurate and very practical Market Study, we decided to start the mission. LDE looked for good agents in the UAE. We asked them to work on 2 segments (Maritime and Traffic). Every month, they provided us clear and structured feedback reports, which were presented in our facility. Thanks to their frequent trips, LDE made a selection of interesting potential customers or agents. LDE supported and joined us at the meetings in the field. We recommend LDE for each company willing to penetrate this interesting export markets.

Paul VAN DER AUWERA, Key Account Manager, Tein Technology

“I used to partner with LD Export for my expansion in the Middle East. I have been quite impressed about the quality of LD Export’ network. In a few weeks’ time, they managed to gather the most relevant decision makers for the very specific business of e-commerce. In the meantime, we sold the company and got a lot of interests to enter the market thanks to LD Export as deal maker. Definitely I will ask LD Export their expertise in my new venture.

Jean Pol Boone, CEO, Outlet Avenue

Nous sommes agréablement satisfaits du suivi et de la proactivité tout au long de cette mission. Beaucoup de voyages et de négociations ont ermis un développement optimal et un positionnement de mes produits sur le marché prospecté. Nous avons pu ouvrir un marché difficile mais à fort potentiel pour nos produits.

Pascal Bernard, Entrepreneur, ELECTROMIND

We have asked LDE to target the UAE market for us.

After an accurate and interesting market research, we have decided to ask LDE to set up qualitative meetings for us with our TOP priorities, targets in this country.In a very flexible, proactive and constant follow-up, LDE has been able to arrange an outstanding, qualitative and fruitful trip fo us.

We do believe that we save many efforts and time asking LDE to handle in the best manner, our trip over there.Once we arrived in this country we directly understood that without their help, a lot of time and effort would have been put in this without guaranty of the same results. We met the exact right contacts and they were all well aware of our company, our offers and our needs.

We recommend this company to anyone interested in developing their business in the Middle East.

Alain, Peters AutoSport