engineering
Engineering

Engineering products and services form the core of the economy, but face headwinds and threats from a number of sources, including:

  • Rapid advances in technology and automation
  • Uncertain investment climate, amidst global over-capacity
  • A flood of imports from countries like China
  • Long gestation projects and uncertain cash flows

Our research solutions help manufacturers of engineering goods become more competitive and responsive to threats and opportunities. Our expertise across the value chain has helped answer numerous strategic and tactical questions for our engineering customers, including:

  • When can I expect infrastructure investments to drive demand?
  • How do large customers perceive my products or technologies?
  • How does decision-making vary across end-user segments, or types of buyers?
  • Which customer segments should I focus on?
  • Why does my competitor beat me in this market?
  • How do intermediaries and channels influence the customer?

Our engineering practice is divided into the following segments:

PROJECT EXAMPLES

Looking for answers to a critical business question?
  • Technology forecasting – global trends in the metal cutting & metal forming industries The global technological landscape is fast advancing, particularly in the machine tool industry. The difference, this time, is the speed of change. And to remain competitive in the global markets, it is imperative that manufacturers keep track of : The R&D initiatives of leading players Anticipated developments – by end-users, design and product segments Technology substitutions and innovations expected in the short- to medium- to long-term (over the next 5,10 & 20 years) Current ... Read more...
  • Aluminium substituting steel in automobiles Car makers are increasingly substituting steel with aluminium as a base material. Suppliers of aluminium and manufacturers of auto assemblies and components are gearing up for this. Aluminium is making inroads into automotives as a ‘material of choice’ as it supports the OEMs’ light-weighting strategies. Jaguar switched to all-aluminium bodies in 2009 with their XJ and XK models. Other luxury brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Land Rover soon followed suit. ... Read more...

 

What our clients have to say about us…

It was a very broad geographic project. We had internal staff and other partners, and you clearly outperformed all of them. You were very proactive and made recommendations that were actually very positive and helped us out. You went beyond – Project manager (healthcare practice), International research firm

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