Over 100 Clients
Over 100 Clients
1421 has been around for a little over 5 years. Starting from the living room of our CEO Peter Pronk, 1421 now has 4 offices and 5 representative offices all over the world. But the landmark we would like to proudly share is that 1421 now has assisted over 100 customers with their business in China!
During networking activities of 1421, we are often asked if we solely service Dutch companies. We do get a great influx of Dutch clients, due to the tireless activities of Michael Pronk in Amsterdam and 3 Dutch managers in China. Partially thanks to our representatives, we have served and serve clients from all over the world. Our strength lies in the fact that we can translate Chinese business culture and proceedings to our Western clients. The graph shows the countries of origin from our clients.
Another frequently asked question is aimed at what industry we serve. The graph below shows that 1421 served 32 different industries. Our clients range from medical companies, clean energy, other service providers to recruitment agencies and many more. Guiding all these different businesses provides us a lot of satisfaction. It taught us a lot about the various challenges companies from different industries face in China. We have seen that many of the challenges are the same, but daunting for new-comers. For exactly that reason, we could heed our newest clients.
We would like to thank all our clients, which have taught us a lot and made it possible for 1421 to grow. Should you or your contacts have any questions, or face any challenges in China, then we hope that the examples given above are arguments to connect with 1421.
Nathan Jansen went to China in 2012 for an internship at 1421 Consulting Group. Intrigued by the country, he decided to return in 2014 and start a new office for 1421 Consulting Group in Shenzhen. As local General Manager has thrived and quickly grew 1421 Shenzhen in a profitable hub. Since 2019 Nathan returned to the Netherlands, working as a Sales Consultant for Johnson and Johnson.
What happened in the year 1421?
From 1421 to 1423, during the Ming Dynasty of China under Emperor Zhu Di (朱棣) the fleets of Admiral Zheng He (鄭和), commanded by the Chinese captains, discovered Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Antarctica, the Northeast Passage; and circumnavigated Greenland.
Due to this endeavour we can conclude that “1421 is the year that the Chinese discover the world”.