Hundreds of Latin enterprises at the recent China-Latin America & Caribbean International Exposition have Zhuhai-based Little Cola Technology Co Ltd, an electric-vehicle pioneer, charged up to enter that overseas market.
Headquartered in Xiangzhou District, Little Cola provides world-leading intelligent solutions in EV charging. Representing Zhuhai's advanced hi-tech sector, it displayed product updates including its latest portable charger.
The bright-yellow device uniquely allows two charging modes, one an emergency quick charge. Moreover, with a cell phone app developed with the company's core technology, consumers can instantly check charge status, or reserve the nearest parking space with a charging post in real time, said Xu Runze, marketing director of the company.
Little Cola's supporting EV Charging Management Platform, which enables operators to monitor running conditions and immediately address any problems, was also a draw at the expo. It reportedly has been used to access more than 13,000 charging posts erected by 45 enterprises around the country.
Little Cola portable charger
Li Xiang, Little Cola general manager, stated the company's ambition to expand internationally earlier this year. Since then, a branch office has been set up in North America.
With so many Latin American enterprises showing strong interest, entering the market will be taken seriously, said Xu. He added that, due to feedback and quality information from dealers at the event, a reasonable market layout can now be made.
Sharing the limelight was Zhuhai-based Gree Electric Appliances. The world's leading refrigerator manufacturer added more potential investors to its international trading network.
Gree and Little Cola were just two beneficiaries of the three-day first-of-its-kind trading expo, which included 50,000 entrepreneurs, officials, and business magnates.
Among them there were some 2,500 distinguished guests who shared industry insights with 523 enterprises and organizations from 61 countries. There were 339 foreign companies accounting for 64 percent of the total. Twenty-four of the highest-profile countries and regions in Latin America were represented by 252 firms. They include Sociedad Química y Minerva de Chile, an international chemical firm, and Marcopolo SA, the largest bus manufacturer in Brazil.