We have delivered tailored market research and business matching solutions to thousands of companies over the past 20+ years to help them understand and enter the Southeast Asian market 

Examples of Market Entry Projects We Have Undertaken

American Meat and Seafood Company Meets With Potential Partners In the Philippines and Indonesia

Orissa International arranged a series of virtual meetings for our client who is a meat and seafood distributor and processor from Washington State in the US. Our client sources fresh meats from almost all major farms and packers in the US and has a processing plant from where they are able to custom-cut meat products. Our teams in the Philippines and Indonesia undertook research to identify and prequalify potential partners for the client. We then proceeded to arrange virtual meetings with importers, distributors and retailers of seafood, pork, chicken, and beef in the two markets. Based on the virtual meetings, three Philippine companies expressed interest to pursue a possible partnership with our client. In Indonesia, two companies are pursuing further discussions for a potential purchase of the client’s products.

Leading F&B Company Connected with Buyers of Specialty Ingredients in Malaysia

We assisted one of the largest F&B players in the region in its expansion to the Malaysian specialty ingredients market. Our local team contacted over 40 manufacturers of healthy beverages and food products, as well as central kitchens, and set up 5 meetings with relevant parties, including with producers of premium quality functional food products. The client was thus successfully connected with companies interested to learn more about new specialty ingredients for their products.

Investment Attraction Project for Canadian Province Targeting Plant-based Alternative Food and Agtech Sectors

Orissa International successfully conducted a project for a Canadian province, aiming to identify potential investment targets in the plant-based alternative food and agtech sectors. Through comprehensive research using various sources, we identified 40 companies from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Australia. The selection criteria included factors such as product evaluation, participation in incubation or accelerator programs, funding from reputable investors, and overseas presence. Our deliverable included an Excel spreadsheet with key information on each company, identifying relevant decision-makers. In the second stage, we collaborated with the client to prequalify the companies and invite them to an investment seminar. The project resulted in a list of interested companies for the event, showcasing our successful research and prequalification efforts.

Pharmaceutical Player Introduced to Leading Vietnamese Distributors

We assisted a leading company engaged in the manufacturing, distribution, import and export of pharmaceutical products and medicines entering the Vietnamese market. Our in-country team targeted distributors selling to the oncology, renal and diabetes segments, with experience with government tenders. Specifically, we looked for potential partners selling to hospitals and specialist clinic, also with warehousing capabilities.  We arranged 7 virtual meetings with key distributors, who expressed strong interest in partnering with our client.



Study on Southeast Asia’s Healthcare Sector and Related Opportunities

Orissa International compiled a report on Southeast Asia’s healthcare sector for an American trade promotion agency. The report, over 100 pages long, provided a description of local healthcare systems, and it identified key opportunities in segments ranging from medical devices to digital health solutions, including telemedicine and wearables. Our in-country teams identified key players and formulated recommendations for market entry, while also highlighting the most significant market challenges.

Research Report on the Market for Converting Machinery in Southeast Asia

Our client is a Pennsylvania-based company that has earned a worldwide reputation for leadership in the design and manufacture of a wide range of converting machinery for the paper, film, foil, and nonwovens industries. We conducted a market research project which helped the client understand which markets to prioritize in the Southeast Asian region. Our report provided an analysis of trade flows of key products traded in 5 countries in Southeast Asia, identifying key source markets for each country and analyzing the value of US exports. It also provided an overview of the competitive landscape and provided recommendations for market entry.

Study on Indonesia’s Agri-tech Market

Orissa International developed a market study designed to attract UK companies to Indonesia’s agri-tech market. Our report provided an overview of Indonesia’s agricultural sector, including key characteristics, statistics, trends, and drivers across segments such as livestock, aquaculture and horticulture. It then looked into the usage of digital technology and precision farming across the agricultural sector value chain, covering areas such as the Internet-of-Things/sensors, data analytics and artificial intelligence, drones for mapping and pesticide spraying, providing information drivers and barriers to technology adoption, along with examples of technology usage. The report also highlighted policies and regulations relevant to the agri-tech sector, and offered an overview of agri-tech solution providers with a presence in Indonesia. The study concluded by describing opportunities in the market and offering recommendations to UK companies on the mode of market entry, offering insights into local business culture and key market challenges.

American Coatings Manufacturer Expands to Thailand and Malaysia

Following an earlier market research project which identified priority markers in Southeast Asia, Orissa International assisted an American manufacturer of coatings for corrosion reduction expand to the markets of Thailand and Malaysia. Our in-country teams secured over 10 in person meetings with Thai and Malaysian chillers, Air Handling Units (AHUs) and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) parts and equipment manufacturers and distributors, as well as coil original equipment manufacturer (OEMs). We received very positive feedback from the client for the quality of the meetings organized.

American Premier Protein Specialist Expands to the Philippines and Indonesia

Our client is an American premier protein specialist, ranging from beef to specialty meat, which has emerged as one of the largest players in the West coast. The client was looking to expand to the markets of the Philippines and Indonesia. Our in-country teams arranged virtual meetings for the client, making connections with key local importers, retailers, and distributors of seafood, pork, chicken, and beef. Several of these companies leverage online platforms, websites, and social media to connect with their target audience and promote their offerings. In both markets, the client found leads that expressed interest in having further discussion about potential purchases.

British Exhibition Specialist Recruits Vietnamese Exporters and Agencies

Orissa International assisted a British exhibition business with the largest portfolio of B2B fashion and retail shows in the UK to attract more Vietnamese exporters as well as government agencies to their events. We developed a long list of around 30 potential partners encompassing a range of industries in Vietnam, including trade facilitation, industry associations, manufacturing, and export activities. Our team in Vietnam arranged 10 in-person meetings over a 3-day period with players such as local furniture associations, investment and trade promotion centers, handicraft and wood associations, chambers of commerce, and shoes and leather associations, among others. Several of these partners count over 500 companies among their members.

Iowa Trade Mission to Vietnam and the Philippines

Orissa International, together with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, the U.S. Soybean Export Council, and the U.S. Grains Council and the U.S. Meat Export Federation, supported the Iowa Economic Development Authority in arranging an Agricultural Trade Mission in Vietnam and the Philippines from March 27th to 31st, 2023. The Iowa delegation was led by Mr. Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and was joined by representatives from the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Beef Industry Council, and the Iowa Pork Producers Association. A business luncheon was organized in both countries, allowing the U.S. associations to meet with key importers of meat, grains, wheat and soybean. The delegation also had the opportunity to conduct site visits of facilities of top local retailers and feed mills

Market Expansion for Protective Packaging Company in Indonesia

Orissa International assisted a company specializing in protective packaging technology and solutions to expand its operations in Indonesia through our Market Immersion Program. We conducted market research to help the company understand the Indonesian manufacturing sector, focusing on the electronics and semiconductor, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors. Our report provided a detailed overview of the key manufacturers and distributors in each sector, as well as profiles of competitors such as desiccant and vibration data logger suppliers and various packaging solution providers.

Furthermore, we facilitated business matching for the company and arranged seven meetings for the client, two of which were held virtually. The meetings involved potential distributors of packaging solutions and products and end-users from the pharmaceutical and B2B food supply chain industries. Our aim was to connect the company with key players in the Indonesian market and to assist them in establishing valuable partnerships to aid in their expansion efforts.