16
Sep
2015

EUROPE – A concept under scrutiny


In recent months, the Greek crisis has placed a severe strain on Europe and massively commandeered the skills and capacities of the regional “top management”. But there are many other strategically important fields of action that urgently need sustainable concepts and their implementation.

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16
Sep
2015

Man and Machine – Automated Driving: Infrastructure and Investments


The infrastructure is an issue of crucial importance for a functioning environment permitting automated and autonomous driving. What is the impact of infrastructure quality and of traffic density? Who will contribute the necessary investments?

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16
Sep
2015

Voice of Customer – do you speak “customerese”? (4)


Part 4: Survey methods – Do you hear “customerese”?

The measurement of customer expectations and customer satisfaction is an essential prerequisite for targeted quality management. In our periodi-cally published series “Voice of Customer” we provide an overview of the most important methodological aspects. In the upcoming issues, we will take a closer look at planning a customer satisfaction survey. The present article deals with the advantages and disadvantages of various survey methods for collecting customer feedback.

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16
Sep
2015

Innovation meets tradition - Schlegel und Partner creates room for future growth


Innovation and tradition are not mutually exclusive. Combining them, in fact, opens up vital opportunities in international competition. In order to ensure future growth and to remain connected to their established location, Schlegel und Partner inaugurated new office space in Bergstrasse 45, close to the headquarters in Ludwigstrasse.

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01
Sep
2015

Schlegel und Partner at the 10th International MTZ Conference 2015 Heavy-Duty-, On- and Off-Highway Engines


“Sustainable concepts put to the test” is the motto of the MTZ conference “Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines” on November 24th and 25th, 2015.

The current vehicle and engine development in the heavy duty segment is strongly driven by efficiency and emission targets. Due to the high importance of fuel consumption in the commercial vehicle segment and the related total costs of ownership (TCO), these developments are not only driven by the legislative side. Therefore, everyone is talking about Waste Heat Recovery systems.

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13
Aug
2015
Neues SuP Logo

Refreshed and Renewed: Schlegel und Partner’s logo appears in a new look reflecting the spirit of the company


Schlegel und Partner, the market research and consulting company for technology-focused fields, has revised its logo and matched it to the international scope of the business.

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09
Jul
2015

Schlegel und Partner spendet erneut Elektroartikel an die PC-Tafel Neustadt


Die Weinheimer Unternehmensberatung Schlegel und Partner hat nicht nur ein scharfes Auge für internationale technische Märkte, sondern auch für lokale Bedürfnisse. So war es eine leichte Entscheidung im Mai 2015 bereits zum wiederholten Mal PCs an die PC-Tafel Neustadt zu spenden.

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02
Jul
2015

SuP awarded by kununu - the leading employer rating site


We recently received two esteemed quality labels from kununu, a platform on which employers can be assessed and reviewed.

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23
Jun
2015

Exclusive Interview with Silke Brand-Kirsch of Schlegel und Partner about the Nonwoven Industry


In an exclusive interview with Technical Textiles.net, Silke Brand-Kirsch of Schlegel und Partner, talks about the growth prospects of the nonwovens industry, its biggest markets, sustainability, and SuP's expansion plans.

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11
May
2015

Voice of Customer – do you speak “customerese”? (3)


Part 3: Interpretation of customer satisfaction scores
The measurement of customer expectations and customer satisfaction is an essential prerequisite for targeted quality management. In our periodi-cally published series “Voice of Customer” we will provide an overview of the most important methodological aspects. Part 3 of the series deals with interpretation and utilization of results from customer satisfaction surveys.

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11
May
2015

SOUTHEAST ASIA: The true extent of Chinese influence


Southeast Asia is the next region in Asia to experience rapid economic growth after China and India. It offers excellent business opportunities for companies from all around the globe to extend their activities beyond their traditional targets in Asia. Business experience gained in China and Chinese language skills can help companies to get a head start in Southeast Asia as there are 28 million people of Chinese descent often in key economic positions.

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11
May
2015

Catch my online attention… if you can!


Think globally, act locally! Several studies by Schlegel und Partner have shown that for global B2B companies direct personal contact is still the most important channel of communication with customers, employees and applicants, with the media and the public. In this direct B2B communication, intercultural competence is gaining importance.
But what about the corporate online activities of globally present B2B companies? Is it worthwhile for B2B companies to run a corporate website and corporate social media activities in the United States in another way and with other content than in Germany, India or China? What role do different target groups play in this context?

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11
May
2015

Man and machine – Automated driving: Legal and liability hurdles


Engineers have cherished the dream of autonomous driving ever since the 1920s.
Almost 100 years have meanwhile passed and we are now discussing different possible ways of actually implementing this vision on the road. But what active contribution will a driver have to make when riding in an automated vehicle? And what legal hurdles and consequences will have to be overcome?

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07
May
2015

Oily world- Causes of the recent oil price development and outlook


The price of Brent (Europe) and WTI (USA) crude oil has almost halved since July 2014. What was initially perceived as a sign of a weaker world economy now turns out to be a massive change on the supply side.

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21
Apr
2015

SuP at Electric & Electronic Systems in Hybrid and Electrical Vehicles and Electrical Energy Management


April 22-23 2015 in Bad Boll near Stuttgart
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Holger Richter presents "48V - The new mild hybrid?"

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15
Apr
2015
Umweltschutz China

SuP Cover-Story in Asia Bridge: Umweltschutz China


Es wird ernst! Seit Januar ist der Umweltschutz in China politisches Staatsziel für alle Regierungsebenen. Besonders lokale Umweltbehörden und NGOs (Nichtregierungsorganisationen) bekamen die langersehnten Mittel an die Hand, die verheerende Umweltverschmutzung zu bekämpfen. Doch sind auch Industrieunternehmen bereit, die zusätzlichen Kosten auf sich zu nehmen?

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15
Apr
2015
Die Welt des Stickstoffs

Schlegel und Partner über die Welt des Stickstoffs in den DLG-Mitteilungen


Stickstoff gilt als "Motor des Pflanzenwachstums" und ist neben Phosphor und Kalium die wichtigste Düngerform. Weltweit wird die Pflanzenproduktion ausgeweitet bzw. intensiviert, womit auch der Stickstoffdüngerbedarf wächst. Schlegel und Partner hat die Struktur des globalen Marktes für Stickstoffdünger untersucht und gibt in den Mitteilungen der DLG e.V. (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft) einen Ausblick für die weitere Marktentwicklung.

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09
Mar
2015

Schlegel und Partner consults DPE Deutsche Private Equity in an MBO-Deal of J.H. Ziegler


As a part of DPE Deutsche Private Equity’s investment in J.H. Ziegler, Schlegel und Partner carried out the Commercial Due Diligence analysis. The analysis covered J.H. Ziegler’s market position, established a prognosis of growth potential, calculated J.H. Ziegler’s market worth and quantified the sales development from the bottom-up.

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16
Dec
2014

Market analysis in China - Successful market research in a challenging environment


Due to its market size and market growth, China is an attractive sales region for globally operating industrial enterprises. But market conditions differ considerably from those in other target markets. Thus, a detailed prior exploration is an important precondition for successful market cultivation. Schlegel und Partner has been conducting customer-specific analyses in this confusingly large and often officially regulated country for many years and can offer authoritative insights for crucial strategic decisions.

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15
Dec
2014

Voice of Customer – Do you speak “customerese”? - Part II Customer Satisfaction


The measurement of customer expectations and customer satisfaction is an essential prerequisite for targeted quality management. In our periodically published series, “Voice of Customer”, we will provide an overview of the most important methodological aspects.

Part II: Customer Satisfaction

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