The Commercial Service (CS) helps thousands of businesses expand into new foreign markets. Here are just a few examples of what some Central Texas firms have accomplished with our Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center's (USEAC) assistance.
The Dwyer Group Inc., based in Waco, Texas, is a franchisor of seven service-based franchise brands in the field of repair and maintenance of domestic homes and commercial buildings. Through the International Franchise Association meetings, our CS Ireland and CS United Kingdom staffs have counseled them on opportunities in Europe. Participation has facilitated the identification of master licensees in both United Kingdom and Ireland which resulted in over $200,000 in sales.
ArmorCore by Waco Composites, Ltd of Waco, Texas is a leading manufacturer of bullet-resistant products for the construction and military markets. By conducting a Single Company Promotion with CS Zagreb/Serbia that attracted a large audience of potential buyers, they facilitated sales of over $100,000 in Croatia and the appointment of a new distributor in Zagreb, Croatia.
Transcon Steel, located in Georgetown, Texas, manufactures cold formed steel walls, trusses, and structural insulated panels for the building and construction industry. Through the counseling and training efforts of Austin USEAC with various issues related to potential export sales, they facilitated sales to Canada for $24,000, Mexico for $7,000 and British Virgin Islands for $107,000.
Formaspace located in Hutto, TX is a manufacturer of workbenches and cabinet units typically used in the industrial technology furniture industry. Through counseling efforts received from the Austin USEAC on export classification codes and labeling information, the company facilitated a $36K export transaction to Saudi Arabia.
Fabworx Solutions Inc., located in Austin, Texas, manufactures robotic hardware upgrades for fab equipment. Using the Commercial Service Gold Key Matching Program they met with potential distributors in numerous countries. These services by CS allowed them to find the best candidate suited to meet their objectives to distribute their products in Korea, Japan, Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia.
Monebo Technologies, located in Austin, Texas, manufactures and provides ECG monitoring systems and software. As a new start up medical equipment company, they needed assistance with some of the basics of exporting. The company representative received counseling and guidance from the Austin USEAC that assisted them to facilitate their first export sale to United Kingdom for several thousands of dollars; and subsequent sales to Israel, Belgium and Italy.
Designed Security located in Bastrop, Texas, produces access control solutions specializing in optical, mechanical turnstiles and door management systems. Through counseling efforts received from the Austin USEAC on export classification codes, shipping documentation and export control concerns, the company facilitated several export transactions for thousands of dollars to China, India and Singapore.
If you are interested in joining the ranks of these successful exporters, just click on the Contact Us link on the left side of this page, and an International Trade Specialist will contact you regarding your first steps to global business.