22
Nov
2012

Africa on a continuous growth trajectory


Africa has become an increasingly attractive location for foreign investors not only from EU countries and the US, but also from BRIC countries like Brazil and China. Economic, social, and political stabilization provide improved opportunities to invest in Africa’s abundant natural resources and in land utilization and infrastructure projects. Schlegel and Partners can contribute to the success of going-to-market or investment decisions by gathering the required market information through desk research and qualitative interviews with experts and market participants.

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22
Nov
2012

Hot and highly pressurized – market research in the oil and gas industry


Although worldwide oil and gas production is still increasing, conventional oil production has already peaked, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Oil and gas production technologies are in a transition phase: fracking, oil-sand technologies, and deep-sea production are just a few buzzwords describing current paradigm shifts in fossil fuel recovery. However, technology challenges provide opportunities for oil production equipment manufacturers.

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22
Nov
2012

Truck technology is in transition


Many advances in heavy commercial vehicles may significantly improve fuel efficiency but require, on the one hand, some five to ten years before implementation. On the other hand, adaptation of road traffic regulations is required to get many of the new improvement technologies on the road.

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16
Jul
2012

From aftermarket to original equipment! – The OES market for C-parts


The aftermarket business has long been recognized by major vehicle manufacturers as offering important sales potential and in particular a source of earnings.

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16
Jul
2012

20 years of Schlegel and Partners


Schlegel and Partners was founded by four partners in 1992 as a management buyout of the central market re-search unit of Freudenberg. The founding idea of acting as a missing link between market research and consulting in the capacity of a global growth consultant still forms the basis of our strategic positioning today.

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10
Jul
2012

Drive your customers before they drive you crazy


How detailed knowledge about the value-creating properties of your business increases your margin.

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01
Jul
2012

Qualitative market research and the chemical industry – still an unsaturated compound


Hardly any other industry has changed our everyday lives as much as the chemical industry. One reason is that chemicals are used in almost every industry. Whether we talk about new raw materials or engineered solutions, chemicals play a vital role in improving the properties of consumer products and in modifying materials.

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30
Jun
2012

In-depth knowledge of the energy market can significantly boost suppliers’ sales


World population growth and increasing industrialization in emerging economies are driving the global demand for energy at an unprecedented rate. In the coming years, power generation growth rates will typically lie above the industry average. Many companies will thus be well advised to develop an appropriate strategy, even if they have not hitherto been active in the energy market.

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02
Mär
2012

Wind Energy: Almost every new plant is a prototype


Wind energy generation is rapidly emerging as a resource efficient, low carbon and cost-effective technology around the world. Global nameplate wind power capacity increased from 17 GW in the year 2000 to 159 GW in 2010. Today, existing wind power plants have the capacity to generate about 2.5% of the worldwide electricity consumption. However, not only the total capacity of wind energy plants increased in recent years, but also the size of the individual power units. In addition, the adopted technologies still advance with enormous pace, which is a real challenge to the manufacturers in the wind industry. Schlegel and Partners supports suppliers to this industry by gaining intelligence about today’s technological requirements and future technology trends.

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02
Mär
2012
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Market Research in MENA countries


Schlegel and Partners generates insights into markets in the MENA region

The potential economic attractiveness of countries in the MENA region is opposed to the poor availability of reliable market information. Especially companies active in B2B business are often faced with the fact that statistics required for a sound strategic decision do not exist or are rather unreliable.

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02
Mär
2012

Old wine in new skins - what is special about the concept of the 48 Volt-vehicle electric system?


The expert conference of the VDI about “Electrics and Electronics in the Vehicle” in November 2011 left the participants at least with one big surprise: A representative of a vehicle manufacturer introduced the basic concept of a 48 volt-electric system in a passenger car. Preceding this presentation was an appeal of five vehicle manufacturers in July last year in Ludwigsburg, when automotive suppliers were requested to actively develop components for 48 volt-vehicle electric systems. Participants being familiar with the matter have seen a parallel to the discussion about a 42 volt-vehicle electric system at the end of the last decade, which went lost because of the high prices of the components.

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06
Feb
2012

Schlegel und Partner: Erweiterung der Geschäftsführung


Schlegel und Partner startet mit erweiterter Geschäftsführung ins neue Jahr

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