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PHUKET: The Danish kitchen brand Kvik, known for its high-quality, low prices and fast delivery times, has rapidly expanded its presence in Thailand over the last year and is on the lookout for business partners in Phuket.

Kvik Associate Thomas Sorensen explained that as part of Kvik’s current expansion, the company is offering an unprecedented support package to its new business partners. The business module on offer will include comprehensive business academy training, sales support, IT systems, all supported by an intensive marketing and promotion campaign.

“This is to ensure the best possible platform for our new partners to succeed in the Thailand market. We have gone from two to 11 stores in the last 12 months and another four are under construction. It is still possible to become part of the success – we are looking for potential partners all over Thailand,” he said.

The Danish kitchen brand has been a major player in the European market for more than 30 years and is rapidly increasing its market share in Asia. According to Mr Sorenson, the company’s strong push into the Thai market is driven by the philosophy of “providing the best possible service and helping our customers to make their dreams for a fun and functional kitchen come true.”

The company takes a similar approach with its partners, providing strong ongoing support, training and marketing to ensure that they can create their own successful businesses.

“Kvik’s business is based on strong relationships with our partners in which we train, supply and support each of our partners using the same hard-won experience and expertise that has brought us huge success across the European markets. Our core values, which we pass on to our partners, are all about giving customers the best experience with our products and services,” said Mr Sorenson.

“Kvik’s popularity in Thailand is based on its European success, along with our great Danish design history. Thais connect with Kvik products because they are contemporary, smart, fashionable, imported kitchens – offered at a surprisingly low price,” he said.

“The charm of Danish design is their innovative, contemporary design – where form closely follows function. Kvik pays great interest to people’s lifestyle and behaviors and have designed kitchens to compliment them.

“Take our ‘Sociable Kitchen’; with its large multifunctional work island placed in the center of the room, it becomes the beating heart of the home. Where family and friends can gather and share the task of preparing food, this ritual is at the center of all cultures and families do it while enjoying a laugh, and often even a deeper conversation,” he added.

“Kvik’s Danish designed kitchens are crafted to ensure people have a more enjoyable experience when cooking. Our products are high-quality, durable and affordable, allowing everyone to own their own ‘cool’ kitchen,” he continued.

With the possessive increasingly strong presence in the Thai market, Mr Sorensen said that now was the ideal time for people considering becoming partners with Kvik to get on board and grow along with the company.

“We consider Thailand as our home market in the region and we are planning to expand our business across Asia. This is why we are setting up production and warehouse facilities in Thailand. It really is the perfect time for motivated partners to make a successful business knowing they will have our full support,” he concluded.

If you are interested and would like to be a part of the Kvik Family, please contact Thomas Sorenson for more information. Email: tes@kvik.com or mobile: 084-926 0318.

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We look at the recent changes made by the Australian and Indian governments to except control over the world’s biggest social media platforms. India has issued strict new rules for Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms just weeks after the Indian government attempted to pressure Twitter to take down social media accounts it deemed, well, anti social. There is now an open battle between the rise of social media platforms and the governments and ‘old’ media that have been able to maintain a certain level of control over the ‘message’ for the last century. Who will win?

The rules require any social media company to create three roles within India… a “compliance officer” who ensures they follow local laws; a “grievance officer” who addresses complaints from Indian social media users; and a “contact person” who can actually be contacted by lawyers and other aggrieved Indian parties… 24/7.

The democratisation of the news model, with social media as its catalyst, will continue to baffle traditional media and governments who used to enjoy a level of control over what stories get told. The battles of Google and Facebook, with the governments of India and Australia will be followed in plenty of other countries as well.

At the root of all discussions will be the difference between what governments THINK social media is all about and the reality about how quickly the media landscape has changed. You’ll get to read about it first, on a social media platform… probably on the screen you’re watching this news story right now.

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“The rules signal greater willingness by countries around the world to rein in big tech firms such as Google, Facebook and Twitter that the governments fear have become too powerful with little accountability.”

India has issued strict new rules for Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms just weeks after the Indian government attempted to pressure Twitter to take down social media accounts it deemed, well, anti social.

The rules require any social media company to create three roles within India… a “compliance officer” who ensures they follow local laws; a “grievance officer” who addresses complaints from Indian social media users; and a “contact person” who can actually be contacted by lawyers and other aggrieved Indian parties… 24/7.

The companies are also being made to publish a compliance report each month with details about how many complaints they’ve received and the action they took.

They’ll also be required to remove ‘some’ types of content including “full or partial nudity,” any “sexual act” or “impersonations including morphed images”

The democratisation of the news model, with social media as its catalyst, will continue to baffle traditional media and governments who used to enjoy a level of control over what stories get told.

The battles of Google and Facebook, with the governments of India and Australia will be followed in plenty of other countries as well.

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