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This list is not exhaustive and is intended to serve as an introduction to IHS Chemical Consulting’s breadth of services offered:
|Project Name||Project Description|
|North American Aspirational Growth Strategy||IHS was retained by a leading advanced materials manufacturer to identify growth and procurement opportunities across existing and new markets as a result of the direct and indirect effects of the North American “shale gale” that would enable them to achieve a goal of 10% CAGR by over a five year period. Working with colleagues in chemicals, energy and multiple end use markets as well as conducting significant primary research, the IHS team compiled a of over 400 market opportunities and profiled the best 40 growth and 15 procurement options. Using a rigorous screening approach, the joint IHS/client team selected the top priorities, including opportunities in aerospace and defense, polymer compounding, life sciences, environment and procurement. As part of the effort, developed action plans including proposed acquisitions and partnerships to accelerate entry and increase traction in new markets. The CEO and senior leadership of the company ultimately approved to move forward with all 5 proposed strategies/plans.|
|Megatrends Impact on Global Petrochemicals||IHS was engaged by a leading Middle Eastern petrochemicals producer to identify key megatrends and determine their impact on major chemical end use markets and on leading industry participants. Working with IHS economists, chemicals experts, and end market specialists, identified five quantifiable megatrends, and determined their impact on 12 target chemical end use industries, across 10 regions and 16 specific countries. Using the market demand requirements based on sector growth rates and product demand elasticities, determined the major chemical products necessary to meet future applications and forecasted demand. Identified resultant opportunities and challenges associated with specific products and value chains across the target geographies.|
|Latin American Market Entry Strategy||A Latin American National Oil Company engaged IHS to develop a petrochemicals downstream integration strategy. IHS worked with the client to select its future product portfolio and target markets. IHS developed a market focused strategy with emphasis on establishing a leading regional market presence based on a competitive value proposition for each product group. IHS also developed a business entry strategy addressing capital investments, critical capabilities and potential partnering approaches.|
|Competitive Positioning and Strategic Options||IHS was engaged by a North American packaging resin producer to develop strategic options for maximizing shareholder value. Key options under consideration were continuation as a standalone company and potential M&A options for enhancing shareholder value. Based on an in-depth analysis of the packaging resin industry, a competitive map for the North American packaging resin market was developed. Potential industry evolution along alternative paths was developed as well as the implications for shareholder maximization.|
This US subsidiary of the global industry leader – with headquarters in Japan and operations in 25 countries – compiled a list of more than 400 market opportunities before selecting 5 priorities and developing action plans to accelerate entry and increase traction in new markets. All five plans were approved by the parent company's CEO.Learn more about our client's successes
As a leader in the global specialty chemicals market, this US-based company has compressed business development research efforts from several months to a few weeks − supporting faster time to market -- as well as promoting a broader understanding of customer needs and uncovering fresh ideas from other fields.Learn more about our client’s successes
One of the world's largest independent energy exploration/production companies responded to a request from the Government of Mozambique by sponsoring a third-party study of requirements for developing trillions of cubic feet of natural gas as well as the value of related mega-projects for the local economy and people. The study was completed in only 30 days.Learn more about our client's successes
One of the world's largest chemical companies has established itself as a leader in the solar energy sector by providing materials to manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells. At a time when two-thirds of other providers went out of business, this company has successfully balanced its client portfolio and expanded its business in this sector.