STRATEGIC SOURCING SOLUTIONS
More than 15 years of carrying out internationalization projects
Sourcing. Export. Consultancy and Training.
Strategic Sourcing Solutions, SL was born in 2003 with Head Offices in Barcelona, dedicated to industrial sourcing services for Spanish companies in China.
In 2010, the geographical scope and range of activities was extended to other markets and activities to include offering consultancy, export and market development services.
In recent years, as S³ Group, the company has established itself as the partner of excellence for its clients with an extensive range of internationalization services, with additional offices in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
- Industrial Sourcing in China for European companies interested in accessing the Asian Cost Advantage without excessive risks. The emphasis is placed on product development, selection of appropriate suppliers and rigorous quality control processes.
- Export services aimed at Western companies that want to introduce their products in the emerging markets of Asia and Latin America. The sectoral emphasis is directed above all, but not exclusively, towards food and beverage products (‘F&B’, according to its acronym in English).
- Internationalization consulting services, offering market analysis, implementation projects in emerging countries, technology transfer operations and study trips.
Born in Antwerp in 1965, Tom Van der Heyden is a Belgian citizen and speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, and Dutch.
He holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona and has extensive experience in commercial and marketing management in industrial, logistics and outsourcing companies.
He was one of the co-founders of S³ in 2003 and is currently the CEO and major Partner of S³ Group.
With a career spanning banking, travel & tourism, food & drink, academia and not for profit sectors, Adrian has 30 years’ international business development experience across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
He holds an MBA from IESE, Barcelona, is fluent in Spanish, and is a Senior Academic at the University of Northampton where he is Deputy Director of the China & Emerging Economies Centre (CEEC).
In 2017 Adrian was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Northamptonshire (an honorary non-military State appointment) for services to charity and business.
Europe, Asia and Latin America
One of the pillars of the growth of S³ throughout its history has been its ability ‘to be at home‘ in its respective markets.
With the aim of providing a professional service, without excessive risk to the customer, it is essential to have a close presence both where the customer is, as well as where the partner is located, at the other end of the process.
S³ currently has an established business presence in Europe, Asia and Latin America, so that customers, manufacturers, distribution chains, etc., always have a professional partner nearby.
If you are interested in knowing your nearest business partner or if you would like to be an S³ Business Partner, contact us.
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Corporate social responsibility
“Les enfants des rues” Project
Every year S³ supports the “Communauté du Chemin-Neuf” in Kinshasa, the capital of the democratic Republic of Congo, where Jean-Pierre Godding works tirelessly each day with his team, to help an average of 250 street children; boys and girls thrown out of their own homes and abandoned to their fate.
Thanks to this community, they receive clothes, food and an education, to help give them a dignified life. Our support, as modest as it is, means a lot to this organization and we hope you too can support our initiative. For further information about the work in Kinshasa, or to make an additional donation, you can consult the NGO website directly or ask us for more information.
The Crysalys Foundation is a UK charity established to address youth disadvantage and ACEs – acute and traumatic childhood experiences. It makes a real difference to the lives of youngsters experiencing one or more of the following in the home: substance abuse, mental health problems, learning difficulties, physical abuse, neglect, criminal justice issues, homelessness and poverty. The motto of Crysalys‘ is ‘Every Child Deserves a Happy Youth’.