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/ Rubicon Water

Rubicon Water Leverages Altios’ Deep Market Knowledge to Expand in India and China

I believe it has been, for both my team and our board, extremely helpful to be assisted in making the right choices and taking the appropriate decisions.

Bruce Rodgerson
CEO, Rubicon Water
Challenge
  • With a focus on innovative solutions, Rubicon Water’s R&D centre holds several patents in conjunction with the University of Melbourne. The company can test its meters and gates to international standards.
  • With installations spanning ten countries and offices in seven markets means the company needs to acquire and maintain the best talent covering a full range of specialists.
  • These include highly-skilled engineers, systems analysts, database experts, and software programmers.
  • Expanding in China and India meant the company needed to understand the dynamics of these two markets fully and how to expand its offerings in each successfully.
Solution
  • Altios’ consultants in China and India – working in conjunction with the team in Australia – provided Rubicon Water headquarters a report on expansion in the two markets.
  • A go-to-market strategy meant Rubicon Water would need local teams that would work with its in-country partners.
Result
  • Working with Altios, Rubicon Water gained valuable market knowledge before expanding their operations in India and China.

  • By leveraging Altios’ on-the-ground experience and outside perspective, Rubicon Water proceeded with a well-thought-out market expansion plan.

  • The presence of local Altios staff means the company is well-positioned to grow its operations in the market.

Learn more about Rubicon Water: https://rubiconwater.com/us/

Company Profile

Founded in 1995 in Melbourne

Offices in 7 markets

Industry: customised solutions for large-scale, gravity-fed irrigation networks around the world

Target country: China, India

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/ Monin India

Altios Enables Monin to Expand Quickly in India Through a Greenfield Investment Project.

What sets Altios apart are its network and people. Altios is always looking towards the future for its customers and is prepared for whatʼs next.

Germain Araud
Director at Monin
Challenge
  • With annual revenue of €300 million (2018) and 75 per cent of its sales outside of France, global markets play an instrumental role in Monin’s growth. For the company, expansion into a high-growth market was strategic.
  • In 2016, Monin was ready to take the next step in India after several years of successfully exporting its products in the country.

Solution
  • Monin turned to Altios due to the firm’s knowledge and experience in India. Thanks to Altios, the company determined that the best entry-point was the creation of a subsidiary and a production facility in India.
  • First, Altios advised on the best options for manufacturing its products in the country. Monin could either acquire an existing manufacturer, co-pack or build a new facility. Monin finally decided to set-up a manufacturing site to ensure the high-quality standards of their brand, close to its customers.
  • The Altios team researched the best regions for the site. Altios and Monin visited multiple locations across India. They evaluated them based on several factors, including access to raw materials, roads, and, labour, as well as, taxes, local laws, and investment incentives that differ by state.
  • Altios worked with local governments, and assisted in subsidiary incorporation, management, and expansion of the Monin India team.
  • The two-fold solution meant that Monin could adapt its flavours to the Indian market while ensuring product quality.
Result
  • Local knowledge is particularly important in India due to the unique business finance laws of the country. New incorporations are required to plan their finance needs three to four years in advance. The Altios team in India provided an accelerated direct investment in the complex market of India through local recruitment of talent and creation of a subsidiary.
  • Monin India Pvt. Ltd. officially incorporated in February 2019. The company aimed to commission its Make-in-India Phase 1 factory by 2021.
  • “The value-added of Altios to Monin is our local footprint and knowledge,” said Madhav Raina-Thapan, Director of Altios India. “Working on the ground in India, we know legal and administrative regulations, and social and political nuances”.
  • In-country manufacturing facility ensures Monin’s standards of high-quality products, and local flavour creations are maintained. Germain Araud of Monin said Altiosʼ local presence and network allows them to be closer to their customers, and to keep them in mind throughout the expansion process. “Today, customers want natural products, and they pay attention to where ingredients are sourced,” said Araud.

Leran more about Monin: https://www.monin.com/fr/

Company Profile

French family-owned company founded in 1912

Annual Sales: €300 million

International Sales: 75% (150 countries)

Industry: Gourmet flavours (syrup) for drinks and culinary

Target country: India