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Across Sectors
Search for Western buyers, investors and JV partners for East German companies & production facilities, under a program of Treuhandanstalt
Food, Durable Consumer Goods, Mech. Engineering

Across Sectors
Business Upgrading of 12 medium-sized companies across sectors; under a program of the European Commission.  Electronics, Food & Drink, Mech. Engineering, Paper Machinery
250 – 2,000 employees; T/O US$10 – 180M p.a.

Advising the No 2 world-wide in the potential take-over of Russian manufacturers in the tire industry.  Enhanced Due Diligence, restructuring and turnaround plans
18,000 employees; T/O €1,800M p.a.

Advised Unimetal (Arcelor) on the global potential of reinforcement fibers for tires.  Marketing Strategy; Global Roll-out

Change Management; Value Chain Performance
Process Optimization and waste elimination for the world’s number 3 car manufacturer

Just-in-Time, supply chain integration, both production- as well as administrative Kaizen for a leading truck manufacturer

Project Management – Logistics
Injection of relevant PM tools; structuring of project. Know-how transfer for Global logistics, leading Russian cement producer

Cement / Aggregates
Strategic M&A Preparation
Market Research for the No 1 cement producer worldwide as the base to enter the Russian market by means of large-size buy-ins

Cement / Aggregates
Market Build-up / Roll-out
In-depth Market & Feasibility study to gauge market potential in all major regions in Russia as well as the Baltic markets; for the No 1 cement producer worldwide

Cement / Aggregates
Strategic M&A Preparation
Initial research for the take-over of major local players in Kazakhstan

Advised the Nobel Group and later Akzo Nobel on the acquisition of German companies in the fine chemical & plastic sectors

Advising larger-scale SME on multi-sourced export credit financing for the upgrade of chemical plant

Strategy Formulation & Change Potential
Opportunity-Strengths Domains for a subsidiary of Germany's No 1 electronic concern

Diversification; Market Research
Global Competition Study and New Product Development for Comurhex. Production Diversification

Energy Generation
Market Research; Business Planning
Feasibility and project evaluation to create company Hélion for Technicatome. Business Plan for “Stacks” production

Energy Machinery
Advised Tampella Power on the prospects of entering strategic markets including the search for corporate acquisitions in the energy sector

Hydraulics & Pneumatics
Advised Atlas Copco on the acquisition of companies in the hydraulics & pneumatic sectors

Major overhaul of Production System; Lean Production
From mass production to one-piece flow system.  Just-in-Time, first-in, first-out; Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, 5S for workers

Machinery / Automotive
Strategic Audit; Market Studies
Reorganization of the Mechanical Business Unit at group level at SICN.  Audit of 6 group companies and various in-depth Market Research

Optimization of Supply Chain
Streamlining of supplier base; network management, warehousing.  Critical Mass concept; national centralization vs regional decentralization
1,500 employees; T/O US$500M p.a.

Turn-Key Power Stations
Strategy Formulation & Change Potential
Project definition; Resource reconciliation & -allocation; Opportunity / Strengths Domains for a leading provider of turn-key power stations

Building / Construction
Feasibility study for the leading Belgian producer of high-end clean-tech sound proofing materials to enter the German market. Strategy & implementation

Advised KraftGeneralFoods on the acquisition & integration of production facilities in Eastern Germany

Value Chain Integration for a regional market leader
Customer Satisfaction; performance improvement across the supply chain; full supplier integration

Household Papers
Advised Metsä-Serla, the Scandinavian market leader in household papers in the search for take-over targets

Feasibility Study & Policy Advise
Exporting of wood products; market potential and elaboration of export strategy for leading Finnish manufacturer.  Establishment of marketing channels
1,200 employees; T/O €200M p.a.

Feasibility Study & Policy Advise
Exporting of paper products; global market potential and elaboration of export strategy for prime Scandinavian concern.   Establishment of marketing channels


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