Hawksford helps Valextra grow and scale with ease in Asia

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Founded in 1937 and based in Milan, Valextra is one of Italy’s longest-standing luxury leather goods and accessories brand. It has grown to have flagship stores and a presence across Europe and Asia. Valextra’s range of leather products are known for their distinctive shapes, monochromatic colours, signature lacquered piping and understated elegance. The collection pieces are still constructed in Italy by expert master craftsmen and the brand continues to cater to a loyal and discerning clientele. 

Location: Mainland of China, Hong Kong

Service: Corporate

Industry: Retail

Their objective

As a recognised brand in Europe, Valextra identified Greater China as a substantial growth opportunity, and decided to expand its presence into this market. Valextra was looking for a professional services provider that understood the local regulations and could manage the whole process of company formation and ensure its operations complied with the Chinese market.


Our solution

Hawksford’s wide range of corporate services expertise and years of experience enabled Valextra to confidently achieve its business expansion goals. With our assistance and knowledge of business establishment, Valextra successfully opened its first store in Hong Kong and subsequently expanded its presence into Mainland of China with several stores. 

We assisted Valextra with establishing the appropriate entities in the region, opening bank accounts and setting up stores. Our multilingual professionals, who speak Italian, Chinese and English, worked closely with the global and local management teams at Valextra throughout this expansion.

We have continued to supply Valextra with a range of ongoing financial services since incorporation. In Mainland of China, we provide director services, tax and accounting, and HR and payroll. In Hong Kong, we provide accounting, payroll, administration and tax services, effectively operating as an external CFO.


Services provided


"Hawksford has been a trusted partner, supporting Valextra with setting up entities and stores in Greater China, and demonstrating their deep understanding of local regulations, tax and accounting, and ways of doing business in the region. With a dedicated Account Manager who’s always been able to come to us with solutions and a Plan B promptly, we are delighted with their professional services and mindset."

Frederic Ture, Managing Director Greater China, Valextra

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