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DESMA turned to Acclime to assist in driving corporate changes in strategy, financial controls, accounting procedures and HR development in China.
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    Market analysis, Market entry advisory, ERP solutions, Accounting, Financial reporting systems, HR solutions


In 2017, DESMA faced numerous challenges in its China organisation and turned to Acclime to assist in driving corporate changes in strategy, financial controls, accounting procedures and HR development.

The challenge

When entering the China market, DESMA looked for a corporate services partner who had sufficient market knowledge and a network of trusted relationships to not only support and even drive the company’s organisation and strategy.

In 2017, DESMA needed to make changes to its operations and looked for a partner who would help it with implementing new control and accounting systems, as well as provide HR support in assessing leadership potential in the existing management team.

Our solution

Acclime has assisted DESMA at various milestones in the development of its China business. We provided entry support initially with market analysis and competitor benchmarking, providing actionable recommendations to enhance the business opportunity for DESMA.

When corporate changes were necessary, Acclime performed made sure all corporate governance tasks were completed accurately and responsibly. We recommended and helped implement accounting and financial control systems to ensure compliant governance going forward.

In the area of HR functions, Acclime’s executive search experts were on hand to gauge the leadership potential of DESMA’s senior managers in China and identified ideal candidates for key management and technical positions.

The result

Acclime has been a reliable partner to consistently support us with high-value solutions and genuine commitment – which is rare in China. Stefan Kracht and his team has assisted us in making important strategic decisions by bringing in insightful market intelligence and advice. We are proud to be associated with Acclime and can recommend their dedicated, professional service team, especially to companies seeking to build a strong team in China.

Martin Schürmann, Managing Director, Kloeckner DESMA Elastomertechnik GmbH


DESMA supplies efficient and economical production systems of highest quality, reliably and fast, to footwear manufacturers worldwide. The company stands for more than 75 years of solid craftsmanship combined with openness, innovation and the desire for change.

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