Rickmers-Linie: Ten years in Japan
“I’m surprised that I’m still married”, said Richard Stinchcombe on describing the workload when setting up Rickmers (Japan) ten years ago. Leaving the office in the early hours of the morning was a regular occurrence after Rickmers (Japan) Inc. was formally established on 1 June 2006. Nobody ever said it would be easy to break new ground in Japan – but still it needed to be done. In order to better establish the Rickmers business in Japan the Group needed to make faster, more locally appropriate decisions, explain the services offered first-hand, improve communication and speak directly with our customers.