In March 2014, Gernise Global was established as an exclusive distributor of polycarbonate films and other plastic merchandises to Mianyang Longhua Films in Sze Chuan, China.
It also plays the role of expanding themselves in Southeast Asia by distributing electronics, automotive and other chemical related products.
Managing director, Ms. Vanessa Ong was first exposed to logistics when she worked under the logistic management service department in a plastic company in 1997. She later moved on to becoming a sales manager and a director in two other companies before venturing out into her own business.
Ms. Ong had to endure many challenges during the initial stages. She faced rejection in the first six months, many being sceptical of her business and the negative reputation of China products. Additionally, there was not enough marketing done to promote her business, forcing Ms. Ong to change her tactics.
She also held herself accountable to every proceeding which included bringing the materials to clients, allowing them to see it first-hand and providing one-stop solutions to her clients. Gernise Global stands out on the fact that Ms. Ong is sincere in building relationship with her clients, having a "can help - will help" attitude as well as her extensive area of expertise.
Her plans to expand in the next five years include increasing their business units as well as looking out for more product services and materials in high-end plastics; eventually taking Gernise Global to where its name aspires to be: an international scale.
Ms. Ong shared that her first experience to entrepreneurship was in her family. Her grandfather, a provision shop owner, had taught her the importance of service and cross-selling, inspiring her even from humble beginnings, to set up her own business one day. Now as a career woman and a mother, Ms. Ong strikes a good balance between the two roles, this explains her inspiration behind the name "Gernise", which is an union of the names of her children.
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Gernise Global has been awarded with Spirit of Enterprise Award for 2018:
Gernise Global has been awarded with Singapore's Business Luminary Award for 2016: