17
Dec
2015

Spotlight on automotive interior applications: Use the global adhesives life cycle to gain a competitive edge


The global market for adhesives is expected to grow by 4% p.a. until 2020. At 6% p.a. the segment of adhesives developed especially for automotive interiors is growing at an above-average rate. However, this segment is experiencing a fast dynamic change – especially with regard to adhesive types, usage and its raw materials. Thus the question arises: How can an adhesive producer position itself to exploit this trend with the aim of gaining a competitive edge in the automotive interior business?

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17
Dec
2015

Man and Machine – Automated driving: Impact on the internal combustion engine


The powertrain is at the heart of every motor vehicle. An increase in safety, efficiency and comfort is often mentioned as a benefit of autonomous driving. However, what real impact will autonomous driving have on existing architectures and components? Which products will benefit most from automation and connectivity?

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17
Dec
2015

Subsistence economy 2.0 - Backward integration to secure access to biobased raw materials


Although the price of crude oil is currently low, many companies are already running or developing processes for use of biobased raw materials as fuels and ultimately as feedstock for manufacturing refined products. That is why access to these raw materials is starting to become a critical issue.

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17
Dec
2015

Schlegel und Partner on track for market trails: EICMA – Market innovations and technical advances as far as the eye can see


EICMA, Europe‘s largest motorcycle fair, is good for many new releases and advances in diverse segments of motorcycle technology. What has come to stay? What is of market relevance? Schlegel und Partner reveals the underlying facts – and is not content with just reporting trends.

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10
Dec
2015

VHK career fair at Langen, Germany - SuP at cross-university career fair for engineers


”Technology and consultancy go hand in hand at our company. How can this be communicated to future engineers?” That was the leitmotif of Schlegel und Partner’s debut at the career fair held at Langen, Germany.

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01
Dec
2015

10,000 Euros for Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) - The Schlegel und Partner team is continuing its support


For several years now, Schlegel und Partner has supported the organization Médecins sans Frontières. As in previous years, the contribution consists of a donation made by the company’s partners as well as donations by its employees, which the company doubled. Eventually, that summed up to a total of 10,000 Euros.

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18
Nov
2015

Silke Brand-Kirsch of Schlegel und Partner spoke at OUTLOOK 2015 conference in Athens


OUTLOOK 2015 is the World's Premier Nonwoven Personal Care and Hygiene Products Conference organised by edana - The Voice of Nonwovens. Players in the nonwovens personal care and hygiene products supply chain meet high level speakers find numerous networking opportunities.

The conference took place in Athens, Greece, from September 23 to 25, 2015.

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17
Nov
2015

Silke Brand-Kirsch of Schlegel und Partner spoke at Hygienix 2015 in St. Petersburg, Florida


Hygienix is the premier event for Absorbent Hygiene & Personal Care Markets

The event was organised by inda - Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry and took place from October 26 - 29, 2015.

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11
Nov
2015

Schlegel und Partner in METissue: Is Southeast Asia the new China? A review of the Hygiene Industry in the region


SEA remains an attractive growth region for hygiene producers, but major investment flows in hygiene converting and nonwovens are already completed. There is increasing competition at converter level, especially as local players are becoming stronger and new players are still entering the market.

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29
Oct
2015

Successful Automotive Shareposium 2015 at Deidesheim


"Shift of power in fast changing market structures"

Numerous representatives of global supplier groups and medium-sized businesses as well as people from universities came together at the first networking exchange and discussion round to consider the topic of “Shift of power in fast changing market structures“.

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26
Oct
2015

Schlegel und Partner in der Oktober 2015 Ausgabe des IHK Magazins Rhein-Neckar


Neben aktuellen Themen und Trends berichtet das IHK Magazin regelmäßig über erfolgreiche Firmen und Verbände in der Region. Als die Marktforschung und Unternehmensberatung für technisch orientierte Branchen wird Schlegel und Partner mit Sitz in Weinheim in dieser Ausgabe vorgestellt.

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01
Oct
2015

With the next Five-Year-Plan into China’s next ‘new normal’


China’s current economic approach has had its day. Slowed growth, environmental and socio-economic problems, stock market crashes and an increasingly demanding Chinese population require a new approach which is expected to be reflected in the up-coming 13th Five-Year-Plan. The Plan will set the course for China’s next “new normal” as a high-income sustainable economy with a moderately prosperous society.

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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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23
Jun
2015

Interview with Silke Brand-Kirsch for Nonwoven Industry


In an exclusive interview with Nonwoven Industry, 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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