Establish and expand your company in Zeeland

International companies choose Zeeland because of its central location right in the heart of the European consumer market, its no-nonsense mentality and its accessible port area. The synergy between the top sectors within Zeeland makes for an excellent business climate.

We support you with our regional knowledge and extensive network.

Support with your international ambitions

Doing business without borders

Doing business across borders means growth, but it also involves a lot. It brings new challenges. Challenges you do not yet know about, because the focus has been mainly on your products and/or services. What laws and regulations do I need to take into account? Are there any incentives I can make use of? How do I find the right partners? What about the culture in that country? And what about taxes? You will achieve a lot more if you look into all this.

QUESTIONS ABOUT DOING BUSINESS ACROSS BORDERS?

We are here to help

We offer support to companies that want to expand their business internationally, but also to companies that have already been active on the international market.

Matchmaking

A good business network is of vital importance for entrepreneurs. When you enter a new market, it is not always easy to find your way to the right contacts. We can help.

Trade missions

We offer you the opportunity to participate in trade missions. During these trips, you will meet potential partners and/or customers and build your own network in the region you want to do business in.

Export promotion

We help you gain insight into the export process and put you in touch with our network of local partners. They can tell you everything about the laws and regulations, taxes, interesting partners, promising sectors and branch organisations.

Country information

Doing business in another country also means that it is important to be aware of the culture and customs in that country. If you familiarise yourself with the local culture, customs and regulations, you will achieve much more. We can help you with this by giving you access to interesting information on countries.

Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR)

Has your business been affected by Brexit? Looking for other export opportunities increase sales abroad? Register your company for the EU Trade Programme.

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) supports innovative entrepreneurs free of charge with their internationalisation needs, such as finding business partners in other countries, advice on financing and regulations, and guidance in the area of sustainability and digitalisation.

Succes stories

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E-commerce company Alternate chose Zeeland because of its A4 motorway

Nico Bommeljé, director of e-commerce company Alternate, chose Tholen in Zeeland to establish and expand the business. The location along the A4 motorway was the deciding factor.

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For Kingfish Zeeland the choice for Zeeland was easy

Kingfish Zeeland didn’t have to think twice about where they wanted to produce and export their sustainably farmed fish. At the base of the Zeeland Bridge, the company benefits from a good location, strong aquaculture sector, strategic location and financing for its innovations.

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Musim Mas feels welcome in the Netherlands

In 2014, Indonesian palm oil producer Musim Mas Group invested thirty million euros in a new factory at the Dow site: Maschem BV. Impuls Zeeland assisted the company, one of the world’s largest palm oil producers, with its establishment in Zeeland.

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LUXimprove increased its network

LUXimprove, an importer of LED lighting, benefited from Impuls Zeeland’s broad network.

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Kloosterboer chose congestion-free connections

Lineage Logistics in Vlissingen, previously known as Kloosterboer, prefers strategic locations that are easily accessible by water, road and rail, and that is how the company ended up in Zeeland. The good relationship with local governments and possibilities for development were also major plus points.

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Bio Base Pack Europe received support in establishing and financing the company

Innovative Biobase Pack Europe and its parent company HemCell® have received assistance from Impuls Zeeland in establishing and financing the company in Zeeland.

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Ørsted: Zeeland’s excellent infrastructure

Danish wind farm builder Ørsted chose a base in the North Sea Port of Vlissingen in 2017 for the construction and maintenance of the Borssele 1 and 2 wind farms.

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Zeeland Refinery: hinterland connections crucial

Zeeland Refinery: The location on the Westerschelde estuary and the good connections with the hinterland were very important in the location choice and are still crucial.

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Amels & Damen: Vlissingen is ideal business location

AMELS en DAMEN: “Our shipyard facilities here are unmatched in the world and we still have plenty of room for growth.”

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DSV Solutions went for a favourable location

In 2019, with the help of Impuls Zeeland, logistics service provider DSV set up business at the Welgelegen business park in Tholen. They chose this location because of its favourable location between Rotterdam and Antwerp.

Get in touch

Do you need support with you international ambitions?

Contact our international trade managers. We provide you with Independent professional advice, without any obligations and free of charge.

Arno Sijnesael

International Trade Manager

Kristel Snoeij

International Trade Manager

Albert Meiresonne

Manager Foreign Direct Investments & International Trade

Rogier van der Torren

Foreign Direct Investments Manager

Laura Walhout

Foreign Direct Investment Manager