A strategic partnership from its Amsterdam baseHuawei, a leading provider of information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, currently has three offices in the Netherlands, with its headquarters in Amsterdam. The company employs 620 staff in the Netherlands, and provides ICT solutions and services in more than 170 countries.
The company announced on 8 October that it will be setting up a strategic partnership with branches of several of China's biggest banks in the Netherlands, as well as a Dutch technology company. The official signing ceremony took place in the presence of China's Ambassador to the Netherlands Chen Xu, the president of the Dutch labour organization VNO-NCW Hans de Boer, and executives from all of the involved companies.
The partnership includes the Bank of China in Rotterdam, China Construction Bank Europe (CCB), the European branch of the Chinese inspection and certification group CCIC Europe, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Europe (ICBC), and the Amsterdam-based technology company Koning & Hartman.
Huawei to invest in Dutch technology infrastructure
The CEO of Huawei Technologies Netherlands, Wonder Wang, said that Huawei has innovative plans in the Netherlands. "Huawei will commit to stable and long-term investment in business-driven ICT infrastructure in the Netherlands, such as Data Center and Internet of Things (IoT)," he said.
The local Dutch partner involved in this memorandum of understanding is Koning & Hartman, an Amsterdam-based technology company that builds and manages telecommunication infrastructures. Koning & Hartman has its headquarters in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, and works for clients including Vodafone, Ericsson, DSM, Tata Steel, UPC, KPN, Nokia Siemens Networks, Ziggo, T-Mobile, KBC Bank, and SNS Bank.