Manufacturing & Industrials

Industrial companies are facing major changes with many developed markets experiencing slow growth and stagnant margins, and demand and production shifting to China and developing countries where profitable growth has proven to be elusive. CRA and its subsidiary Marakon provide antitrust, economic, financial, and strategic analyses for manufacturing and industrial companies including paper and packaging manufacturing, compressor manufacturing, computer hardware manufacturing, battery manufacturing, cement producers, oil refineries, and chemicals.

We help companies address their highest value strategic and organizational issues, and help them turn their strategies into industry leading performance. Our 30+ years of experience shows that profits are always highly concentrated; typically, 30-40% of invested capital is responsible for all value creation in an organization. Getting a clear view of the sources and drivers responsible for this is our starting point for building management alignment on the short list of priorities for driving a material acceleration in profit growth.


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    Bridging US customs and transfer pricing requirements
    Rebel Curd and Robin Hart of CRA’s Transfer Pricing Practice were engaged to prepare an analysis and report that bridges income tax and customs requirements...
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  • 02
    Wage & hour class action alleging meal period violations, rounding claims
    CRA’s labor consultants advised counsel to a supplier of construction materials in a California Labor Code class action claim alleging unpaid wages as a result...
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    Court upholds divestiture in consummated merger challenge
    When JELD-WEN and CraftMaster merged in 2012, Steves & Sons claimed the merger would restrict the supply of doorskins and increase prices to downstream...
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