General Manager, DHL Express
We perform courier services throughout the country, with offices in Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, and Manta. We provide services to more than 50 cities in every part of Ecuador, and we’re present in most of the other small, economically active cities.
Our main focus is on international shipping. Our clients include individuals mailing documents to large corporations, local or foreign. We provide fast transportation, and that’s our main advantage. Shipments from Japan, for example, can arrive in Ecuador in just two days.
I believe that the infrastructure in Ecuador is good and has demonstrated marked improvement. There’s also a new airport being built in Quito. Compared to other Latin American countries, Ecuador is very advanced in this area.
Country Manager, Cotecna
We are a Swiss company specialized in inspection, certification, and verification. We began in foreign trade commerce as facilitators, and our main services in Ecuador are inspections for banana exports and trade finance services.
We manage global accounts in every country, with almost 100 affiliates worldwide, including Nestlé, Holcim, and a variety of fish producers, which is one of our main export industries. We manage the supply chain from the origin to destination.
One issue is that the Ecuadorean trade balance currently has a deficit of $1.8 billion. In 2007, Ecuador imported around $6 billion. Today, we are importing $22 billion. Consequently, Ecuador’s major problem is to balance the trade deficit. Turning around the deficit will be the challenge in a short term.
General Manager, Roberto Cavanna
The guidelines that we as general managers dictate are the responsibility of the cleaning, logistics, operational, legal, and financial staff, as well as post offices, tellers, drivers, and supervisors. The entire personnel of the post office have worked together to revamp the system.
We can reach any part of the world, but we are focused on the US, France, Spain, and Argentina, where many of the potential buyers of our products reside. Considering that Ecuador has been a migrant country over the last decade, Ecuadorean migrants are demanding our services from abroad.
Club Correos is an international shopping club. It began with our customers mailing 20 packages per month and rapidly grew to over 2,000 packages daily. Customers can make a purchase, send it to the Club Correos office in the US, and we deliver it.
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