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Visiting and advising the largest natural stone company of Pakistan

Visiting and advising the largest natural stone company of Pakistan

Pum pakistan marmonyx

Hans Bullens was privileged to experience a completely different culture.

 

The second mission Hans Bullens undertakes for PUM, to a natural stone company in Pakistan.

The Dutch organisation PUM sends its senior experts on a voluntary basis to developing countries to provide support in about 70 different industries in middle and small companies there. One of those experts is Hans Bullens of Stone Natural Class, who travelled to Palestine in 2015 on behalf of PUM, to advise two natural stone companies. This year he went to Karachi in Pakistan for 12 days, where he advised the largest natural stone company of Pakistan. A well-equipped company, certainly for the area it is located. A year ago there was an acquisition and the new owner was in need of advice on the production process, the quality assurance review of the end products and a sales plan for export to Europe and possibly the USA.

 

Pum pakistan marmonyx

Marmonyx is the natural stone company in Pakistan.

 

After an inventory and analysis of the current production Hans Bullens did some concrete proposals to improve the production process that would reduce the amount of waste that occurs in the process. Based on his experience he was also able to give advice on how the tiles and slabs were to be produced both aesthetically and in terms of dimensions.
He then drafted a concise sales plan, including a break-even analysis for both end products. Goal was to arrange appointments in Italy on a short term. That will arise an opportunity to use his network to gain knowledge on the production and quality methods, as used in Italy, both for the American and European market.

“It was an exciting and rewarding trip. Besides my consultancy work, I was privileged to experience a completely different culture. It made me realise we are well off in the Netherlands. It made me even more thankful for that.” Hans Bullens says.
Now, Hans is already planning his next trip for PUM. In March he will be travelling to Vietnam to assist another company with his insights.

 
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About Hans Bullens

Hans Bullens is the owner of Stone Natural Class. A company based in the South of the Netherlands, which offers overall concepts of luxury stone products for residential and super yacht interiors. Hans Bullens personally supervises the progress of the projects from start to finish. He leads his team through the procession of purchasing the stone, processing it in the production of the designs to the final installation of the finished product on site.
Maintaining pleasant long-term relationships is his personal way of doing business. Continuous improvement and innovation are his passions.

 
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Background information PUM

PUM stands for ‘Programma Uitzending Managers’, which is Dutch for ‘Manager Deployment Programme’. Since 1973 this non-profit organisation has been working with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, helping to educate entrepreneurs and create paths for sustainable growth.
In this capacity we keep a ‘big picture’ perspective, working closely with all aspects of the value chain – producers, processors and consumers. We look at ways to engage lower-earning members of society in business endeavours, creating sustainable livelihoods. Working closely with partners, we advised more than 1,710 businesses in 73 countries in 2015. This annual report highlights some of those projects as well as the facts and figures of our operations.

 

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