Chemicals

Elaborating a Technology Roadmap for a Core Shell Rubber (CSR) Dispersion for Composite Materials

Challenges

Generating an understanding of how a product (a CSR dispersion)—already developed by the client, a specialty chemicals company, and successfully introduced to certain markets (epoxy adhesives, aerospace sector)—can now be marketed in the global automotive industry

Problem-Solving Approach

Joining forces with one of our cooperation partners, a technology consulting and engineering company, with strong expertise in technical and fiber-reinforced plastics (GFRP and CFRP)

 

Conducting a material evaluation with respect to processability and performance of the parts produced

 

Conducting a market, competitor and customer analysis

Results

Automotive lightweight potential evaluated, a list of relevant applications compiled, and suitable automotive parts prioritized

 

Results of technological tests documented regarding:

Processing assessment conducted

 

Lightweight cost roughly assessed

 

Current and future market volume by segments and regions computed

 

Market attractiveness roughly assessed

 

Key competitors identified and their relevant activities summarized in a fact sheet

 

Customer requirements roughly ascertained based on telephone interviews

March 2021

‘Best Management Consultants 2021’: T. K. Hamann among the top 3 consultancies for sales, after sales, and CRM

The 2021 ranking ‘Beste Unternehmensberater [Best Management Consultants]’ by the German business magazine brand eins and the business data portal Statista has just been published.

 

T. K. Hamann takes a top position in this with a shared second place in the field of ‘Sales, After Sales, CRM’.  In addition, we are honored for the sector ‘Auto & Suppliers’ and the functional area ‘Strategy Development’.

 

We are grateful to all our clients, the entire team, and business partners who have worked with us since our founding in late 2016.  Together, we will continue to consequently pursue quality leadership in our disciplines.

For this year’s ranking, 2,334 colleagues determined the best management consultancies according to their perception by industry and functional practice area.  Subsequently, assessments were obtained from the clients.  For this purpose, 1,100 senior executives were provided with a list of the recommended consultancies for each industry and work area clients via online survey; another 234 senior executives (Head of Strategy, Head of Business Development, etc.) from DAX, M-DAX, S-DAX and Tec-DAX companies were specifically invited to participate in the survey.