Neon Orient was started in 2000 when Sven and Sönke Carstensen brainstorm for potential business opportunities in Asia and Europe. Sven Carstensen went ahead and established Hong Kong-based Neon Orient, Inc. as an Asian procurement company. Since then, we are growing every year at a rapid pace. Today we have our offices in 7 different countries, and we are shipping to more than 40 countries with more than 3000 shipments per year. With our offices in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Sydney, Shanghai, Oslo, New York and Bangkok, we are constantly looking to expand our offices to other countries. This is simply because Neon Orient offers excellent quality products, procurement, and logistics solutions tailored exactly to meet individual customer needs.
With a new idea into a new millenium
Sven Carstensen establishes Hong Kong-based Neon Orient, Inc. as an Asian procurement company.
Sven enters into an agency agreement with HBM Enterprise Co., Ltd. and its owner Peter Reiter (ϯ 2019) in Bangkok.
Ralf Zielinski joins the organization as partner, while the Zielinski-owned and -run Hansa Industrial (Thailand), Ltd. joins the group of companies.
Neon Orient, Inc. ventures into the sub-equatorial region by opening a representative office in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Neon Orient (Shanghai), Ltd. is being established, strengthening the group’s core services.
HBM Enterprise Co., Ltd. joins the Neon Orient group of companies.
The Speed of Milestone Achievements accelerates
Neon Orient (Oceania) Pty., Ltd. is established in Sydney, Australia, with Stephen Gates and Mark Griffiths as partners, to capitalise on arising business opportunities in the Oceania region.
With opportunities continuously arising in Scandinavia, Neon Orient (Nordic) A/S commences business in Oslo, Norway, with partner Øivind Ødegaard at the helm.
Neon Orient (Oceania) Pty., Ltd expands by establishing a representative office in Auckland, New Zealand, with Joshua Holliday in charge of operations.
Neon Orient Inc. enters the US market with newly appointed Country Manager Chris Nolette based in Meriden, Connecticut.
The future: grow with us!
Looking ahead: As the success of our customer-friendly business model is being encountered and embraced by an ever-expanding client base, an optimistic outlook presents itself for Neon Orient, Inc. and our group of companies.
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As Managing Director, the 30-year veteran in the Far East Trade oversees the marketing and sales activities of all Neon Orient offices. Sven has worked in China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand
bangkok - thailand
With more than 30 years of experience in the Asian market, the Managing Director ensures hassle-free order processing and oversees all quality control affairs. He is known for his hands-on approach.
shanghai - china
Jakarta - indonesia
Hanny has over 25 years of experience in the stationery business, especially in paper items. She has extensive product and market knowledge which she gained as General Manager for a leading stationery manufacturer.
Sydney - Australia
Stephen has over 20 years of experience in the Australian and New Zealand Stationery and Paper markets.
Stephen is focused on effective channel management, developing key relationships with our channel partners and ensuring both organizations objectives are aligned, especially focusing around private label strategies.
Sydney - Australia
Sydney - Australia
Brian has over 30 years’ experience in the Australian and New Zealand Stationery and Office products industry.
He managed many large sales and marketing teams in B2C and B2B before working in a General Management role for a leading Australian and International Stationery and Office products corporation.
Auckland - NZ
Joshua has over ten years of experience in both the NZ and Australian Education and Office Products markets, dealing on both the international and local wholesale and retail levels. He has also been involved in private label product ranges and global tenders while working closely with manufacturers and international partners.
Managing Director Nordic
Oslo - Norway
New York city - U.S.
Chris has 25 years of experience in consumer goods primarily in fine arts and outdoor leisure in the United States market. He has a diverse background in purchasing, sales, logistics, and retail operations. He possesses a vast knowledge in global sourcing specializing in private label strategies for innovative products.