Success Story: Power Solutions Firm
Our client is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines, filtration, and power generation products. They also service engines and related equipment, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission control, electrical power generation systems, and trucks. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, they sell in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributors and dealers.
Our client needed a quick and efficient solution to penetrate the African market to expand its global reach and tap into new customer bases. This company wanted to move quickly while maintaining flexibility and was looking for a trusted professional employer organisation (PEO) that would help it comply with relevant regulations while still managing billing in one currency — all from a single point of contact. They needed a PEO provider that would cater to their employees’ needs in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. Considering both are Francophone countries, they faced a significant challenge; the language barrier, which could make it challenging to navigate the complexities of both countries’ employment laws and regulations.
What We Did
In search of a PEO partner that could handle the end-to-end recruitment and onboarding in Africa, they turned to Workforce Africa, recognised for its streamlined expansion services and presence in over 20 African countries. Soon enough, Workforce Africa began constant communication with the Company, providing guidance on employment laws, country-specific statutory benefits and more. In addition, Workforce Africa was transparent about its capabilities in each African market.
Within a few weeks of the first contact, Workforce Africa supported the Company’s employees in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. Through Workforce Africa, the Company mitigated the compliance risks associated with expanding into these two countries. As a result, the Company accessed better employee benefits, and the staff were better managed overall. In addition, through continued communication and timely execution. Workforce Africa helped its employees become confident that they always had the necessary support.