Thales Intermediate Consultancy was founded on May 20, 1997. The first years were devoted to export from the Netherlands to Russia; translating correspondence, interpreting, bridging cultural differences and working together smoothly, are the main ingredients. Since 2000, companies from England, Germany, Belgium and Italy have been added to the portfolio. Countries like Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania have joined as well. This goes hand in hand with the transition from a traditional agency business to free communication via the internet. I considered becoming a commercial enterprise myself, but came to the conclusion that my quality is not in buying and selling. My strength is to advise and guide SMEs in the import and export process. From 2005 Thales developed into an all-round external manager that can also help you in the establishment of a foreign branch.