How can I find buying and sourcing agents in Africa and India

Question

We have just started a Buying, sourcing and procurement agency based in Leicester. We want to assist foreign buyers to source their product requirements from the UK.

The market we want to aim for is Africa and India. I am finding it very difficult to find contacts from these countries who specialize in this field.
Can anyone assist?
Nazir Vindhani

Answer

Hi Nazir,

Your message thread above refers. It would be most useful if you can provide more background information on the types of contacts you are seeking and i will be able to provide a deeper insight of the Kenyan market.

If there are specific products of choice for these markets, then it would be much more easier to advice since the market is more reactive.

You can send me an email: emmanuel.maingi@mobile.ukti.gov.uk

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Emmanuel Maingi

Answer

Dear Emmanuel
Thank you for your response.
Broadly we are a buying and sourcing agency based in Leicester – UK
Our primary business is to assist clients from Africa and India to act as their buying agents for UK manufactured products, we do not specialize in a specific product category, we can source a single product or multiple products inquiry collate the importers product(s) and ship out to them.
If you can assist with this, I would be most grateful.
Kind Regards
Nazir Vindhani
ApexUK Trading

p.s.
Please check our web page, it may clarify our business type.
www.apexuktrading.co.uk

Answer

Hi Nazir,

Your email message highlighting your line of business refers.

However, the Kenyan market is a bit more reactive than active and when it comes to procurement companies, it is normally advisable to have a locally based partner/ representative to conduct business development activities as opposed to waiting for people to begin looking for various items.

I would urge you to look at taking the approach above rather than waiting for potential orders to come directly as this rarely happens and not unless an enquiry is send to us seeking a specific product, it would be hard to generate business.

If you would like to get advice on how to get representatives, please drop me an email.

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Emmanuel Maingi

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