International experience and global focus: a summary that effectively represents the 20 years of operation in tax, accounting, legal and marketing consultancy that Kelmer Group has created with the thousands of companies with which it regularly liaises.
An asset placed at the service of Italian companies for market access in a planned, managed and constantly monitored way in the most strategic areas in the world for doing business. One of these is Dubai, together with London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Hanoi, Miami, Manila and Melbourne, where the company has opened its offices. “Dubai remains the fundamental hub from which to secure and manage business between Europe, India, Asia and Africa” confirms Roberto Granello, founder of Kelmer Group and chairman of Kelmer Middle East LLC, while reflecting that even in this metropolis with its dizzying pace of development, the Covid-19 epidemic has left its mark. However, this can be interpreted in a more positive light.
“Here, precisely by virtue of the acceleration in previous years, all brands and all sorts of product types have arrived – he says – however, the lockdown of these last few months has made a selection. A number of businesses have closed down, others may still do so. A situation that brings with it new prospects and marks a new beginning, in a complex context, that has reinvented itself and has regained momentum more than once over the last twenty years”.
To succeed in similar contexts, characterized by a sound and mature business culture, it is vital to be able to rely on information, guidance, support and advisors that are not only highly skilled in their profession, but also deeply rooted in situ. In this way ensuring knowledge of the culture and customs of the area, as well as the legislation and the way of doing business. In these twenty years, Kelmer Group has strengthened each of these aspects, achieving yet another strategic goal in the previous year: “We have created the conditions such that our lawyers may conduct litigation before the Court – explains Granello – An extremely important accomplishment, since in the United Arab Emirates only locally owned le- gal firms are permitted to appear before a judge”. This is an achievement that further consolidates the specializations of Kelmer, able to create the most suitable path for any company to be supported in their daily life in Dubai.
“Behind us we have families of entrepreneurs – specifies Granello -, it is therefore clear to us how to identify what a company needs, understand its requirement and guide it in pursuing its goals”. In Dubai there is room for everyone, “as long as one sets up here with adequate preparation and has enough resources for a medium-long term project”, proceeds Kelmer, a company that with its professionals is ready to be the sole interlocutor with entrepreneurs and their Italian consultants prior to entering the Emirates and when a company’s operation is launched.
The new scenarios created by Covid-19 have brought about sudden changes and specificity, which adds to the already complex actions required for creating a competitive business.
The experience and knowledge of those who have been living in Dubai for twenty years are therefore essential. Furthermore, Kelmer is constantly evolving. “Among our new goals – explains the founder who is already trying to create solutions for the emerging demands – we are seeking to ensure we have qualified people in different are- as of the world who will be operational arms for us and for entrepreneurs that find it more difficult to travel. In addition, we are busy expanding our case history, the as- set that continuously increases our competitiveness”.