Virtual Office

We have been helping German and European companies successfully conduct transatlantic business for over 50 years, and we want you to profit from our vast experience, deep market knowledge, and industry expertise.

Our intercultural and bilingual team is specialized in representing and supporting your company in the US market without extensive and expensive personnel and office structures.

Our virtual office service provides a simple initial step towards establishing your US presence and serves as an interface between your company in Europe and in the US.

We provide you with a Chicago or Detroit address in your company’s name and a phone number dedicated to your company with a direct contact person responsible for your account at the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest. Essentially you will not need to hire your own employees or establish cost-intensive infrastructure to establish a US presence.

Chicago’s central location in the Midwest of the US provides ideal logistical access to the rest of the US market. For companies involved in the automotive industries, an address in the metro Detroit area also shows your ties to this dynamic sector.

Opening of a US Presence


Our virtual offices show your customers that you are there for them, at lower costs than opening your own independent office.

Our virtual office service is designed for small and medium-sized companies at the outset of their US engagement or for those who, while already established in the market, require another company address.

Our services are also directed toward companies that have their own sales or engineering specialists. With our local administrative support, we can relieve your personnel from the task of maintaining an office and enable everyone to concentrate on their core competencies to grow and promote your business.

"GACC Midwest has maintained our business presence in the US through a virtual office space since 2008. In February 2013, we built upon this collaboration by opening, with the help of GACC Midwest, our independent US subsidiary, Heyl Brothers North America L.P. The friendly and proficient employees of GACC Midwest support us in handling customer inquiries and orders, while also knowledgeably answering any and all questions about our products. Additionally, GACC Midwest has fully taken over the planning and coordination of our tradeshow presence. From administrative tasks such as designing our pavilion, to the actual legwork of representing Heyl Brothers in the course of the show, to following up with new contacts afterwards, we can rely on the expertise of GACC Midwest 100%. We don’t consider our contact persons at GACC Midwest to simply be contact persons any longer—rather, we’ve come to see them now as our own highly-engaged and highly-valuable colleagues in the US."

Jörg-Tilman Heyl, CEO, Heyl Brothers North America L.P.

Our Services


Our service packages provide much more than just a US business address and a phone number. With our virtual office service, we can offer you an extensive package of services, customized to your specific requirements and designed to meet the objectives of your US engagement.

We offer the following services:

Office Service & Infrastruktur

  • Replying to phone inquiries in your company name
  • Support service for your US clients and business partners
  • Replying to or forwarding inquiries, customer complaints and incoming correspondence to you
  • Utilization of our conference room for business meetings
  • Assistance in founding a US subsidiary including choosing the correct US entity form, opening of a bank account, and taking out the appropriate insurance policies

Sales & Marketing

  • Supporting your sales team in their outreach to potential customers
  • Optimization of your marketing materials for the American market
  • Storage and shipping of your marketing materials, price lists, and samples
  • Trade show support including preparations, on-site assistance, and follow-up activities
  • Clarification of US customs questions and import regulations


In addition to our virtual office service, we offer other valuable consulting services, e.g. searching for new business partners and site selection assistance to find the ideal Midwest production site for your business.

Our Strong Network


In addition to providing a wide range of market entry related services, GACC Midwest is the official representative of German trade in the Midwest and has built an extensive member network of German companies active in the Midwest and American companies with German ties.

Exchange experiences and ideas with our other members, and further develop your business in a German-American context. Beyond our members, we work with many service providers focused on transatlantic business relationships who can provide you with specialized knowledge and assistance.

Contact

Gerrit Ahlers

Director, Consulting & Corporate Development Services

Chicago

+1 (312) 585-8345
+1 (312) 644-0738
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