We are committed to provide high quality professional business solutions and we strive to become long-term business partners for our clients as our success is aligned with their success.

Relationships and hands on business development matter
Your success is our business
Customized services for a breakthrough in the Japanese and Asian market

E.L. Consulting and Trading Co., Ltd (ELCT) is an international consulting and trading firm, comprised of a small number of business professionals who have experience, training and skills to assist foreign companies to do business in Japan and Asia. ELCT does not only provide consulting services for mapping success but also the necessary assistance to implement those strategies effectively.

E.L.C.T was formed with the firm belief that there are many small and middle-sized enterprises in Europe that have a good product suitable for the Japanese/Asian market. However, different business culture, complicated regulations, distance and language usually form an informal trade barrier. Therefore, having a professional in Japan/Asia to follow up the business at close range and to defend the company’s interest is often a crucial factor in being successful.

ELCT’s founder Els Verhulst was trained as a bio- engineer at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and she finished her studies with a Research Project in Sri Lanka. She also obtained a MBA degree from the University of Leicester (UK) and is fluent in English, Japanese, Dutch and French. Els Verhulst has been living and working in Japan for more than 25 years and has a comprehensive knowledge of Japan/Asia and its business culture.

ELCT is a member of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan of which Els Verhulst is a Director.

Although E.L. Consulting and Trading Co., Ltd is a young company, it has a social engagement that focuses on support for seriously-ill children.