At present the Minerals and Metals market faces headwinds due to the low commodity prices. Our strategy to counter this downturn is to broaden the revenue base via building out our offering to service the full value chain from the initial Advisory consulting assignments to the management of the eventual facility closure. The Chemicals market on the other hand remains buoyant in a time of low feedstock and energy prices. The strategy in this segment is to broaden our geographical coverage by supporting our key global customers.
Minerals & Metals
Within this period of low commodity prices our customers’ primary focus is on asset optimization and productivity improvements.
The combination of the Advisian and Improve business lines - bringing technical and management consulting capability combined with real world operational improvement experience - has proven successful in the alumina industry and our strategy is to broaden this offering across the commodities including iron ore, base metals and fertilizers.
The market fundamentals remain strong driven by world population growth, urbanization and the increased demand for consumer products.
We currently offer solutions within the plastics & polymers, petrochemicals and inorganic chemicals segments and are targeting key markets within North America (in particular the Gulf coast), Middle East and Asia.