Industrialized Economies: Capturing the Growth Potential

The demand for technology is growing as companies across industries look for ways to streamline and speed production and manufacturing. This creates a significant opportunity for the makers and service providers of manufacturing control and execution systems, electric motors and drivers, sensors, regulators, and robotics. We help these companies capture market opportunities and address the challenges associated with automation systems, fragmented value chains, and diverse customer requirements.

The electronics value chain is under intense pressure as customers push to lower end-market prices. However, material, labor, and other operating costs continue to rise. With their core business generating slimmer margins, many original design manufacturers and component manufacturers are in search of new platforms to achieve growth targets. Our industrial practice supports electronic component manufacturers and distributors and electronics manufacturing service firms. We advise clients on topics such as innovation, portfolio strategy and diversification, mergers and acquisitions, design to value, manufacturing excellence, and purchasing and operational excellence.

We support clients in the following areas:

Mechanical and Piping Systems: From large conglomerates and multinationals to small product specialists and integrators, our industrial process practice serves a range of companies. Our consultants have deep expertise in the manufacturing methods and requirements of discrete industries, such as automotive and assembly, as well as process industries, such as pulp and paper and bulk chemicals. We have a unique understanding of our clients’ customers, the industries in which they work, and the trends that shape those industries. We bring the latest thinking on automation technology to each client’s project.

Electrical Devices and Panels: As Western players face increasing pressure from rival producers and local players try to capture a larger share of the global market, specialty chemical companies around the world must find new ways to grow and compete. We help clients achieve functional excellence and create profitable, sustainable, long-term growth in the context of a shifting market landscape. By combining our extensive industry knowledge and experience with our distinctive methodologies and tools, we help companies develop strategies that capitalize on external trends—as well as their own capabilities. We support clients on corporate and business unit strategies, project and cpm schedule management.

Security and Fire Protection: We support clients as they navigate an increasingly dynamic market driven by regional regulations and codes, digitalization, and the demand for integrated systems with remote access. Our consultants have perspectives on intelligent response fire and security technology and service operations in a variety of buildings, including airports and other large public spaces.

Building Automation: We help clients develop and maintain energy-efficient heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products, respond to changing regulations, and identify opportunities to improve cost. We advise building automation clients on evolving market conditions – including the increasing influence of networking and energy services companies and the importance of big data and advanced analytics capabilities. We also support clients seeking alliances and strategic partnerships. Our global team of knowledge professionals has access to a variety of resources, ranging from high-level market forecasts to detailed information about specific products.

Strategy Analytics Center

Our Strategy Analytics Center (STAC) helps leaders make sense of internal and external data on corporate performance, macroeconomic changes, and global and local trends so that executives can develop more robust strategies for creating value, identifying business opportunities, and pursuing growth. We work closely with clients to embed our tools, analytics and expertise, and provide on-going support to help them build the capabilities they need to revolutionize how decisions are made.


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