Testimonials

Albert Jacob

“… Thank you for your effective support in our mission of searching new partners in Algeria. In this context, your very professional preparation as well as your good knowledge of business in Algeria have allowed us to progress very quickly on our task. Thus, we will strongly recommend your company to those of our aquaintances that could need a local help on this specific market, still ignored by many European companies… “

Albert Jacob

Sales Manager - Lindab - Astron SA - Diekirch - Luxembourg
David R. Younker

“…this letter is to express my satisfaction in regards to the support and assistance that [the Consultant] of Atlas Development provided to my company in late 2008 and early 2009 as we underwent a search for potential sites to construct a new manufacturing facility in the vicinity of Oran, Algeria. I personnaly travelled to Algeria on three occasions during the time period mentioned above to visit potential sites and meet with local government and utility company officials as well as companies capable of providing us with assistance in qualifying potential sites (surveying and geotechnical investigation). I was accompanied by [the Consultant of Atlas Development] on all three occasions. [This firm’s Consultant] pre-arranged all meetings such that my visits were as efficient and productive as possible and also proved to be very flexible and adaptable when some meetings invariably needed to be rescheduled. I found [Atlas Development’s Consultant] to be very attentive to the needs of my company, professional and discrete in his conduct and a valuable asset to our investigation into this region. I would recommend [Atlas Development’s] services for similar type work in the future and would not hesitate to work with [them] should my company decide to resume activities in the area.”

David R. Younker

Vice President of Engineering - GUARDIAN - USA
Hugues Cormier

“The Swedish group Trioplast is the second European manufacturer of polyethylene packing films. In an attempt to look for business partners in Algeria, Trioplast has called for the services of Atlas Développement…
In a first mission that took place in Paris from the 07th to the 13th of march 2008, we met the Atlas Développement representative in order to schedule together conditions linked to our expectations.
Next, Atlas Développement has provided us before our trip to Algeria with a complete mission that included exhaustive economic information about the Algerian market, a complete schedule of our appointments, a precise description of our trip logistics and finally a full technical sheet of each of our contacts and their financial potential.
Atlas Développement has definitely insured the success of this mission by proposing an exhaustive, relevant and serious list of potential partners. Their good understanding of our needs allowed us to meet the chief persons in charge of this market in less than one week.
Atlas Développement being perfectly suited to this kind of mission, we were effectively assisted during the various talks we had with our potential partners.
The Algerian market remains a “new” market with strong potential but still complex to apprehend. Nonetheless, Atlas Développement knowledge of the algerian economic environment greatly helped us when we had to study and analyze our various appointments.
Thus, choosing our partner has become a rather easy task.
I highly advise all companies wishing to start business in Algeria to structure their strategy and call upon services of companies such as Atlas Développement.

Sweden

Hugues Cormier

Area Director Southern Europe / Africa - TRIOPLAST SA Group - France
Jean Yves Spitz

” During a primary approach of the Algerian market, we had to call upon Atlas Development services. Its mission was to identify prospects most likely to use our products for their own needs or resell them on the local market. Having checked these prospects financial potential, Atlas Development organized two rounds of meetings with them. Thanks to their experience and professionalism, Atlas Development helped us meet within less than two months the main Algerian companies involved in this specific branch of industry. This company support has been very valuable and helped us manage very smoothly our cultural differences when approaching the business world. Therefore, we recommend Atlas Development to all companies that wish to start up their business in Algeria.”

Jean Yves Spitz

Sales manager - Proji SA - Châtelet-in-Brie - France
Siets Jan MEIJER

On request of [Atlas Développement], I prepared the following testimonial to attest to the quality of services that were received during below specified visits to Algeria :

– Exploratory visit to gauge the availability and quality of logistical services in Algeria, specifically in the Oran region, in the framework of the planned establishment of a float glass manufacturing facility.

– Follow-up on the initial visit – more in depth and directed, after having established various potential construction sites.

– Final exploration and confirmation of study findings.

Due to the complexity of the country and its customs, it was decided to use the services of [Atlas Développement], to execute the above mentioned studies and visits; in order for [this firm] to:

– Understand the scope of the visit, purpose, required data, goals.

– Propose potential meetings with representatives of both government – as well as local private agencies.

– Prepare the agenda for the visits.

– Execute the visit itself together with us.

[Atlas Développement] was not specifically chosen for [its] knowledge of, or involvement with, the logistics sector; but was rather recommended on [its] ability to adapt [itself] to any issue at hand – as well as for [its] flexibility to adjust and include (also propose) meetings on short term notice; even with high level government officials.

These capacities were confirmed to us when, on a very short notice, we asked [this firm] to prepare the first exploratory visit, during which a large number of different ports, logistics agencies and transportation companies were visited and interviewed.

The information that was obtained during this visit was in all aspects pertinent and sufficient.

When fine tuning on subsequent visits, the additional knowledge obtained at that time served to reach accurate final conclusions on costing and organization.

[this firm’s] knowledge of local customs, – culture and language was very valuable – we asked [the Consultant of Atlas Développement] to use his judgment to set the tone and pace of the meetings.

During the course of the visits I was able to learn that, without this support, many mistakes could have been made when addressing the interviewed persons.

[This firm’s Consultant] approaches were correct, cultivated, and respectful. Whilst at some times, when he considered this to be appropriate, he was able to be humble – at other times, if necessary, his approach would be more direct and cutting to the core.

Because of the aforementioned, I do not hesitate to recommend [Atlas Développement] in the fullest for any employment of representation or support of companies that wish to establish themselves in the country of Algeria or that wish to investigate the possibilities of that remarkable country.

Germany

Siets Jan MEIJER

Logistics area Manager- LIFT TRANSIT (Offergeld Logistik) - Allemagne