Manufacturing & Industrials

CRA provides antitrust, economic, financial, and strategic analyses for manufacturing and industrial companies. Our clients span a large range of industries, including paper and packaging manufacturing, compressor manufacturing, computer hardware manufacturing, battery manufacturing, cement producers, oil refineries, and chemicals.

Industrial companies are facing major changes with many developed markets experiencing slow growth and stagnant margins, and demand and production shifting to China and other developing countries where profitable growth has proven to be elusive. CRA and its subsidiary Marakon work with organizations in the industrials sector to address their highest value strategic and organizational issues, and help them turn their strategies into industry leading performance. Our experience over the past 30+ years shows that profits are always highly concentrated; typically 30-40% of invested capital is responsible for all the value creation in an organization. Getting a clear view of the sources and drivers responsible for this value concentration 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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    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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  • 02
    Weyerhaeuser sells pulp mills to International Paper
    We advised on Weyerhaeuser’s $2.2 billion sale of its five Cellulose Fibers pulp mills and two converting facilities to International Paper. CRA advised both...
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    Semiconductor manufacturing equipment patent infringement action
    A member of our team was the economic expert, retained by a leading manufacturer of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, to assess irreparable harm in a...
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