About

Your dedicated local team in Europe

europeanFOOTHOLD is a catalyst for foreign companies’ successful European launch and operations. We have 35+ years experience, knowledge and contact base – and are committed to delivering significant, measurable growth for our clients. We study your company and business DNA and develop a tailored strategy by first 1) analyzing the market, then 2) building business partnerships and 3) handling operations, sales, account management and customer support. We are a single point of contact and act as your dedicated local team. In essence, we are your eyes and ears in the ever-changing, dynamic European market.

To use one of Sun Tsu’s famous quotes: “Without local guide, the land is a weapon against you”. We know the importance of having a local presence. Developing cultural awareness and dealing with language barriers and foreign regulations normally takes years of practice. However, at europeanFOOTHOLD we have the knowledge and expertise to make your international venture a success.

Without local guides, the land is a weapon against you. Sun Tsu

What we do

Building and running European operations and business development can be a long road to the unknown. Cultural differences, language barriers, local regulations, or market segmentation can be brutal and stop your international growth initiatives the moment you have started. To avoid any disappointments, you need a local guide. With europeanFOOTHOLD we can give you our expertise, experience and knowledge. We are your dedicated local team - your eyes and ears in Europe. We offer a variety of services focused on successfully building and maintaining your business operations in Europe.

Business development, sales & marketing

An easy approach to find new customers, dealers, distributors without the concerns of running your own operations.

Accountmanagment & customer support

Already a customer base? With our multilingual team we handle your account management and customer support.

Warehousing & inventory management

We provide dedicated warehousing space and support staff to perform management of stored inventory.

Contract assembly & manufacturing services

Our assembly services ensure consistency, precision and quality for every stage of your manufacturing process.

SCM, (e)fulfillment & (reverse) logistics

We provide 3PL fulfillment and integrated supply chain solutions to growth oriented companies throughout Europe

eCommerce, eTail & omnichannel solutions

We deliver end-to-end customer experiences across multiple channels, helping you increase sales and loyalty.

Why is europeanFOOTHOLD awesome?

Because we are the only one to provide an end-to-end solutions to manage successfully the European market. Next to that there are multiple other reasons:

We are easy

With europeanFOOTHOLD you can have an experienced, efficient and effective European presence without the hassle to run your own operations. Easy, simple and without any risks.

We are fast

All our services are quickly to implement. A dedicated team is already in place to handle all your requirements. Long term or short term. We are ready!

We are diverse

Although we offer end-to-end services, we also provide single services. europeanFOOTHOLD only offers what is needed and suits your company best.

We are international

When you can speak another language your world becomes bigger, richer and more inspiring. Our team is international and speaks the most common European languages fluently.

We are European wide

Although we are based in the Netherlands, the "Gateway to Europe", we are able to offer our services in every country and to every corner of Europe.

We have experience in multiple industries

europeanFOOTHOLD is not bind to any particular industry. We handle consumer electronics, sports (fashion), medical & healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy, FMCG, maritime, retail.

Our Team

Meet the people who make it happen

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Seasoned professional with strong international management experience, driving market share, revenue and profit growth. Devotes particular attention to addressing the unique challenges associated with global expansion and growth strategies.

Pieter Versteeg

Operations

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Results driven sales hunter with a “big picture” vision. Has many years international sales experience combined with cultural awareness to successfully help clients foster cross border business relations.

Peter van Dijk

Sales

Projects

Over the years we worked on numerous projects and successfully build and managed the European operations for small startups to large well-known brands. Following some highlights.

GlobalWare

GlobalWare Solutions

Restructuring & turnaround

Blackberry

RIM (Blackberry)

eCommerce

Centrix

Centrix

European Business Development

Avid

Avid

Kitting & assembly

Woodward

Woodward Governor

Warehousing & inventory management

Iomega

Iomega

Assembly & manufacturing

europeanFOOTHOLD runs your international operations efficient, effective and successfully. Simple fast & easy!

We know as no other that every company is different and no market is the same. With your DNA we are able to build and manage a tailor-made solution for your operations.

Questions?

The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein

We have experience with: European Business Development, European Operations, Sales Outsourcing, Company Representation, Foreign Market Entry, Product Introduction, Product Launch, Distribution, Warehousing, Logistics, Production, Assembly, Reverse logistics, Manufacturing, Customer Support, International Expansion, Supply Chain Management, Growth Strategy, European Distributor, Sales & Marketing Services, eCommerce, eTail, Digital Transformation, Fulfillment, Kitting, Virtual office, Payrolling, Quartermaker, Project Management, Interim Management.

Our Achievements

The numbers are growing...and counting...

35+ Years experience
30+ Countries
63+ Customers served
1652+ Cups Of Espresso
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

Contact

Feel free to get in touch with us if you have a new project or simply something awesome

Drop us a line

Our address

Van Aldenburglaan 4
6865 BX Doorwerth
Netherlands

  • Email:info@europeanFOOTHOLD.com
  • Phone:+31 (0) 317 314 190