La Kaffa International Co., Ltd.’s brand Chatime, under the assistance from Taiwan Trade Center, Jakarta, began to work with ACE Hardware, the largest hardware distributor in Indonesia since 2010. With the services offered by TAITRA, Chatime has successfully established a global footprint, over six continents and in 44 countries and territories. The vision is to see Chatime the empire of shaker drinks where the sun never sets.
Indonesia is where Chatime has the largest number of shops. On November 5, 2019, the company organized celebration activities in Cilandak Town Square, Jakarta, for reaching the 300-store market. Henry Wang, Chairman of La Kaffa International Co., Ltd. invited John C. Chen (Taiwan’s ambassador based in Taipei Economic & Trade Office, Jakarta, Indonesia) and Danny J.S. Liao (Director of Taiwan Trade Center, Jakarta) to join the event. Chatime’s bubble tea was recently served at the reception on Taiwan’s Double 10th National Day Celebration. The success of Chatime in Indonesia has created a bubble tea craze in the whole ASEAN market.
Chatime has been a great supporter of Taiwan government’s New Southbound Policy. The company continues to expand overseas with an island-hopping strategy.
TAITRA has been implementing the New Southbound Policy by assisting chain store brands in Taiwan in the relevant markets. TAITRA’s business development platform collates market intelligence and integrates external resources (assistance of overseas representative office) by working with trade associations. It is hoped that these joint efforts can assist franchise operators to enter the overseas markets and develop global brand names.