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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Data Storage Systems Manufacturing

    ... Digital (all based in the US); Fujitsu, Hitachi, and Toshiba (Japan); and Seagate (Ireland), as well as the data storage divisions of large computer OEMs such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Development Tools, Operating Systems & Utilities Software

    ... Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and Symantec (all based in the US), as well as Avast Software (Czech Republic) and Trend Micro (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by sales of computing devices, including desktop and ... Read More

  • Distilleries

    ... Suntory (Japan), and United Spirits (India). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven primarily by trends in alcohol consumption and personal income. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and strong distribution channels. Large companies ... Read More

  • Executive Search Services

    ... International, Spencer Stuart, and Russell Reynolds (all based in the US), as well as Egon Zehnder International (Switzerland), The Caldwell Partners International (Canada) and Norman Broadbent (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Job growth drives demand for the ... Read More

  • Gold & Silver Mining

    ... Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold, and Goldcorp as well as Newmont Mining (headquartered in the US), AngloGold Ashanti (South Africa), KGHM (Poland), Fresnillo (UK-based with primary operations in Mexico), Glencore (Switzerland), and BHP Billiton (Australia). COMPETITIVE ... Read More

  • Industrial Chemical Manufacturing

    ... Dow (US), Formosa (Taiwan), Royal Dutch Shell (the Netherlands), Mitsubishi Chemicals (Japan), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Sinopec (China), and TOTAL (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on the overall strength of the economy, because most industrial chemicals ... Read More

  • Insurance Carriers

    ... include Anthem, AIG, MetLife, Prudential Financial, State Farm, and UnitedHealth (all based in the US), along with Allianz (Germany), Assicurazioni Generali (Italy), AXA (France), and Ping An Insurance (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by ... Read More

  • Interior Design Services

    ... a number of large architecture and design firms offer interior design services, such as Gensler, Perkins + Will, HOK, and Aecom (all based in the US), as well as Stantec (Canada), DB&B (Singapore), and M ... Read More

  • Internet Auctions

    ... major companies based outside the US include China's Taobao (owned by Alibaba Group) and Argentina's MercadoLibre. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumers' personal income. Profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing to build ... Read More

  • Labor Unions

    ... Employees International Union; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (all based in the US). Outside the US, major organizations include the All-China Federation of Trade Unions ... Read More

  • Magnetic & Optical Media Manufacturing

    ... Holdings and Sony (Japan); and Moser Baer (India). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for magnetic and optical media is driven by ever-expanding data storage needs of businesses and consumers. However, demand for particular storage formats can decline ... Read More

  • Magnetic & Optical Media Manufacturing & Reproduction

    ... such media. Major companies include media makers CMC Magnetics (Taiwan) and Sony (Japan); US-based integrated disk drive manufacturers Seagate and Western Digital; and reproducers Arvato (Germany), Sony DADC (Japan), and Technicolor (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing

    ... the US), along with Amada (Japan), DMG Mori (Japan), Fives (France), Shenyang Machine Tool (China), and TRUMPF (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is closely linked to US industrial activity. The profitability of individual companies depends on ... Read More

  • Performing Arts Companies

    ... the Metropolitan Opera Association, The Public Theater, and the San Francisco Symphony (all based in the US), as well as Cirque du Soleil (Canada) and The Royal National Theatre (the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Personal income ... Read More

  • Petroleum & Petroleum Products Wholesalers

    ... include Global Partners, Mansfield Oil, Statoil Marketing & Trading (owned by Norway's Statoil), Sunoco (owned by Energy Transfer Partners), and World Fuel Services. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for petroleum comes mainly from auto and truck use ... Read More

  • Petroleum Refining

    ... BP (the UK); and Royal Dutch Shell (the Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumption of gas and diesel fuel. The profitability of refineries depends on feedstock prices, efficient operations and the best mixture ... Read More

  • Public Relations Services

    ... and marketing giants such as IPG, Publicis, Omnicom, and WPP, as well as independent firms such as Blue Focus (China), Havas PR (France), and Edelman (US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven primarily by the health ... Read More

  • Recreational Vehicle Parks

    ... Thousand Trails (both based in the US), as well as Discovery Holiday Parks (Australia); Siblu (France); and the UK-based Camping and Caravanning Club, Park Resorts, and Parkdean Holiday Parks. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by ... Read More

  • Soft Drink Manufacturing

    ... well as Britvic (UK), Cott (Canada), Red Bull (Austria), and Suntory (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for soft drinks is driven by consumer tastes and demographics. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing. Large ... Read More

  • Telecommunications Resellers

    ... provide network access to resellers on a wholesale basis and also own reseller brands. Major US companies include Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA (both owned by Sprint), Cricket Communications (owned by AT&T), and MetroPCS ... Read More

  • Asphalt Products Manufacturing

    ... building materials manufacturers such as Owens Corning, Carlisle, and CertainTeed; segments of large aggregate companies such as CRH (Ireland), Lafarge North America, and Vulcan Materials; and segments of large refined petroleum product companies such as ... Read More

  • Commercial Printing

    ... platemaking, and book binding. Major companies include Cenveo, Quad/Graphics, and RR Donnelley (all based in the US), as well as arvato (Germany), Cimpress (the Netherlands), Dai Nippon Printing and Toppan Printing (Japan), and Transcontinental (Canada). ... Read More

  • Aluminum Production

    ... Industries (India); Norsk Hydro (Norway); Rio Tinto (UK and Australia); and RUSAL (Russia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand comes largely from manufacturers of durable goods such as motor vehicles, aircraft, food packaging containers, building and construction, and ... Read More

  • Architectural & Structural Metals Manufacturing

    ... metal and metal plate work products. Major companies include Gibraltar Industries, NCI Building Systems, and Valmont Industries (all based in the US), as well as units of integrated metal producers such as Arconic, Nucor, and ... Read More

  • Armored Vehicle Services

    ... Company, Dunbar Armored (US), and Garda Cash Logistics (all based in the US), as well as G4S (the UK), Loomis (Sweden), and Prosegur (Spain). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by cash transaction volume. The profitability ... Read More

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