Building Materials and Products
The global building materials market, which had sales of $700-800 billion in 2012, is known for cyclicality. The industry is highly dependent on the health of the construction sector, which spans residential, commercial and industrial segments. The fastest-growing market recently has been China- although that market has began cooling in 2012. In North America and Western Europe, the fast-growing segment of the building materials market has been green building materials: a segment which is expected to reach $250 billion over the next 5-7 years. While there is a degree of fuzziness in the definition of what makes a building material green, it typically means that the product requires fewer resources to produce, reduces building energy needs and water consumption, or is manufactured with post-consumer or post-industrial product content.
Geo Strategy Partners understands the dynamics of the building materials industry and serves clients in this sector with customized research and analysis, strategy consulting, and M&A support.
|Basic materials- glass, cement/concrete, aggregates, lumber||Building products- insulation, windows & doors, roofing materials, flooring materials + floor coverings, Electrical/wire & cable|
|Building materials and products manufacturers||Builders|
|Distributors||Companies selling to the building materials industry|
Market opportunity study and concept test for a product that processes supplementary cementitious materials- North America and South America
Path to purchase and branding study for a manufacturer of carpet fiber- US, China
Market entry study for a foreign manufacturer of wire and cable evaluating US manufacturing of building and specialty wire
Multi-client study of vinyl window and doors in the US and Canada
Divestiture study for a volume homebuilder resulting in the decision to sell their windows manufacturing company. Geo Strategy Partners identified the buyer as part of the analysis.
For a building technology company, we facilitated a joint venture with a global construction firm and developed a strategy to commercialize the technology
For a marble products company we conducted several market opportunity studies to guide their entry into new sectors
Large ticket market opportunity study (credit card use) with building materials manufacturers- Canada
|Stora Enso||The Home Depot||Universal Forest Products|
|West Fraser Timber||Weyerhaeuser|
Geo Strategy Partners' project success in the building materials and products industry comes from our ability to access hard-to-reach professionals, and our long experience in this space. To learn how Geo Strategy Partners can help you in this sector, contact us.