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08/06/2014  l  Seminar on social media and E-commerce in China
Nowadays everyone speaks about the fast growth of the Chinese market. Because of the continuing growth many Belgian companies have plans to sell their products in China, but are we well prepared for the current digital revolution in China? On 6 May 2014 Horsten International organised a seminar on social media and E-commerce in China in Brussels, organized with the support of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber BCECC. The seminar was attended by more than 50 companies.   Durin...

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03/06/2014  l  Seminar about recent developments in China and in Hong Kong
On 3 June Horsten International organised a seminar in Ghent in cooperation with KBC Hong Kong and Tritas Consulting. More than 30 interested companies attended the seminar.   First Olivier Dubois and Elain Liu, partners of Tritas Consulting gave an update about the recent changes in corporate law in China and Hong Kong and information about the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Afterwards Mr.Jo Vander Stuyft, General Manager KBC Hong Kong, gave some suggestions for the financing of your business...

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15/05/2014  l  Xi'an Thiebaut celebrates its 15th anniversary
In May 2014 we celebrated the 15th anniversary of Xi'an Thiebaut Pharmaceutical Packaging Co. Ltd., a Sino-Belgium joint venture. Horsten International is a co-initiator and co-shareholder of the JV (through TS Flanders NV, also owned by the Thiebaut family) and Bart Horsten succeeded his father Joos Horsten as the director of the joint venture in 2008. Since the start of operations in 2000 the company has been quite successful: sales and profits grew every year and the company is suppliyng to m...

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16/09/2013  l  Horsten with Flemish Minister-President Kris Peeters to China
HORSTEN INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATED IN THE BUSINESS DELEGATION TO WEST CHINA HEADED BY MINISTER-PRESIDENT KRIS PEETERS OF FLANDERS, BELGIUM From 9 to 13 September 2013 Bart Horsten participated in the business delegation to West-China headed by the Flemish Minister-President Kris Peeters. The delegation travelled to Beijing and to Chongqing and Chengdu, two major cities in the inland of China. The delegation consisted of around 60 representatives from different companies, government institutions...

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09/09/2013  l  Hanjiang and Horsten sign Memorandum of Understanding
In the presence of Minister-President Kris Peeters of Flanders, Belgium, Hanjiang Investment group and Horsten International NV signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a partnership for joint projects (incl.investment projects) of Belgian companies in China and Chinese companies in Belgium, in particular in the pharmaceutical and related industries. All good things come in three… After Xi'an Janssen en Xi'an Thiebaut, two very succesful cooperations between Hanjian...

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09/06/2013  l  Horsten International in Gazet van Antwerpen (article in Dutch only)
Horsten International begeleidt Belgische bedrijven in China Door Bart De Bruyn, Gazet van Antwerpen Horsten International helpt bedrijven, in het bijzonder KMOs, bij het zakendoen met China. Als er een groeimarkt in de wereld is, dan is het zeker China, zegt Horsten. Het land zal binnen een tiental jaar de Verenigde Staten voorbijsteken als grootste economie ter wereld. De middenklasse in China bestaat nu al uit enkele honderden miljoenen Chinezen, en ze groeit jaarlijks nog met minstens...

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18/01/2013  l  Horsten sells its shares in Vemedia Pharma
IK INVESTMENT ACQUIRES A MAJORITY OF VEMEDIA PHARMA Funds advised by IK Investment Parners (IK) have acquired over 99% of the shares of Vemedia Pharma NV (Vemedia), a leading European OTC producer and distributor of pharmaceuticals (and owner of among others the Valdispert brand). From the aforementioned 99% of the Vemedia shares, 78.4% was acquired by means of an agreement entered into on 11 October 2012 with the reference shareholders of Vemedia and the balance via a voluntary public take-ove...

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01/08/2012  l  Xi'an Thiebaut succesfully installs third production line
Xi'an Thiebaut, the aluminium tubes manufacturing joint venture in China, has installed a third production line in its Xi'an plant. Same as the first two lines, this line is also a state-of-the-art production line from Hinterkopf, the German supplier. This production line will increase the company's yearly capacity with another 30% to 160 million aluminium tubes. Since its inauguration in 1999, the company has built up a very strong reputation amongst all pharmaceutical multinationals in China, ...

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19/03/2012  l  Vemedia Pharma sets up a Joint Venture in Hong Kong
Vemedia Pharma of Kortrijk, Belgium continues its geographic growth, for the first time in Asia. The company has signed a joint venture contract with BMI and Larry Lam of Shine Resources Ltd. Larry Lam holds 49% of the shares, Vemedia and BMI, a Belgian government backed investment fund, together hold 51% of the shares. The existing OTC business of Shine Resources will be used as a platform to introduce Vemedia's products in Hong Kong and other Asian markets. It is planned to open an office in S...

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