GSE is the only French construction firm operating as a general contractor in China. In 20 years, GSE build 1.5 million m2 in China. Our customers in the country include Alstom, Air Liquide, Adidas, Becton Dickinson, Bestseller, GGB, IKEA, Mercedes-Benz, Schneider and Walmart.
How to establish a French company in China: "It’s complicated: unlike in other countries of the world, you need special licenses to operate in China," explains GSE’s CEO Roland Paul. "You have to create a joint venture or a wholly-owned foreign enterprise (WOFE) with your own capital, then receive a construction license."
A WOFE allows you to work with foreign customers and with joint ventures with a majority foreign ownership. But not with Chinese customers.