Metals and mining

Staying agile extract value year after year

Bringing the results to redefine your future

The combination of economic, political and technological disruption has brought a complete revolution to the metals and mining industry. Companies that embrace digital solutions like connected machines, real time communication with suppliers and customers, and refining processes based on data analytics, are moving ahead of the pack. Do you have the right strategy to compete and win?

At Strategy&, we work at the forefront of globalisation and digital transformation, bringing the skills, technology, and scale to help you create a transformative strategy from day one. Many of the world’s leading mining and metals companies rely on our unique capabilities-driven strategy and Fit for Growth frameworks for transaction support, operational excellence, restructuring, and innovation management. When we unlock the right strategy for your organisation, we’ve tapped into a depth of differentiation that no one else in the world can own like you. This is strategy, made real.

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How we help clients

Business strategy

We have the skills, technology, and scale to deliver customised solutions for metals and mining companies in growth strategy, business portfolio optimisation, and market entry strategies. Our unwavering commitment to getting it right means working alongside you to envision your future, set clear expectations, and turn vision into reality.

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Operations strategy

We apply lean principles, sourcing expertise, and transparency across the disciplines of manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and managing working capital to allow our clients to optimise their supply chain and logistics operations. We also specialise in target operating model definition (processes, organisation, data and IT), production optimisation including operating asset effectiveness and production network redesign, outsourcing / offshoring analysis, and general and administrative expenses cost reduction (e.g., shared services, outsourcing, and offshoring).

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Deals strategy

We assist clients across the value chain of a merger process with target assessments, synergies quantification, regulatory strategies, and integration programme implementation. We also offer support with acquisition strategies, business carve-out, clean room operation, due diligence support, and financial analysis and valuation.

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Technology strategy

We bring powerful, technology-driven strategy offerings to our clients so we can start solving for tomorrow's challenges today. We build business-defining capability systems through activities like R&D effectiveness assessments, linkages of development and marketing, and new product innovation and penetration strategies (e.g., 3D printing, data and analytics in metals production and maintenance, and predictive analytics and simulations).

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Fit for Growth

Is your business ready to tackle its most intense challenges? Our Fit for Growth* approach is a proven model for unlocking performance that helps companies manage their cost in a more strategic way, allowing them to cut costs and grow stronger at the same time.

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Impact

Preparing a European metals company for Industry 4.0

Strategy& supported a European metals client in developing a digital roadmap for Industry 4.0. We identified R&D spend for digital operations in the relevant areas, in addition to required capabilities in sensors, automation and analytics and developed an Industry 4.0 ecosystem.

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Complete business model transformation for GMH Gruppe

GMH Gruppe’s goal was to strengthen its position and grow its value within the challenging and increasingly competitive European steel market. To do this, it needed to redesign its organisational structure to incorporate multiple independent legal entities, redirect investments from loss-making entities and reintegrate the value chain.

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Building a steel company’s business unit strategy

A medium-sized European steel company wanted to develop a coherent business unit strategy aligned to the corporate strategy 2025+. Strategy& helped by creating an outside-in perspective including market trends, competitor attitude and customer perspective. This results were matched with the inside-out knowledge to derive a strategy roadmap and concrete strategic initiatives.

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Developing a deals strategy for an international steel company

Strategy& developed an M&A strategy for a global steel company to assess possible investment and partnership opportunities aligned to the corporate strategy. Strategy& evaluated several supplier and competitor companies aligned to the client’s core capabilities to identify appropriate nominees. Additionally, Strategy& developed an implementation plan.

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Transforming the operating model for a leading metals company

Strategy& supported a metals client in achieving operational excellence and transforming the company’s operating model. The focus was on procurement, sales, HR, supply chain and logistics. Strategy& helped the client achieve efficient processes and structure as well as cost savings.

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Dr. Joachim Rotering

Global, Europe, Middle East and Africa Leader, Strategy& Global

Dr. Nils Naujok

Partner, Strategy& Germany

Dr. Michael Wagner

Partner, Fit for Growth EMEA Leader, Strategy& Germany

Helen Bremner

Partner, Canada

Dr. Paul Nillesen

Partner, Netherlands

George Sarraf

Managing Director, Strategy& Middle East

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