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2020 US Construction Industry Analysis Amid Covid-19

December 1, 2020

Ducker’s work across the corporate and private equity spectrum yield important new disciplines and areas of focus for best-in-class building product businesses for post-covid19 success. The COVID-19 crisis has shifted practices, housing preferences and regional construction dynamics offering new opportunities with new strategies and business models. A post-virus society will drive a new norm. Download … Continue reading 2020 US Construction Industry Analysis Amid Covid-19

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COVID-19 Implications on the Packaging Industry for 2021

November 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the entire packaging supply chain has been forced to adapt to extraordinary new demands. Ducker examines how the industry has responded so far and considers the possible long-term implications. Uncertainty is inherently stressful. If you work in an industry such as packaging, where foresight and constant planning is a necessity, … Continue reading COVID-19 Implications on the Packaging Industry for 2021

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PRESS RELEASE

Empowering Clients with Clear Answers to Drive Exceptional Business Outcomes

November 20, 2020

Empowering Clients with Clear Answers to Drive Exceptional Business Outcomes Troy, Michigan, Nov. 20, 2020 -The DuckerFrontier Board of Directors and Senior Executive team are proud to announce a successful spin-off of our subscription business (“FrontierView”), an important step in the company’s growth strategy.  This transaction will enable greater focus on its high-performing custom research, … Continue reading Empowering Clients with Clear Answers to Drive Exceptional Business Outcomes

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Q4 North American Heavy Equipment Index

October 13, 2020

Market Outlook and Forecast Consideration The unexpected market dynamics which have plagued 2020 have created considerable challenges for forecasting the revenue potential within the Heavy Equipment industry.  While market conditions have been relatively stable throughout 2020, the upcoming election and declining consumer confidence has caused a negative adjustment to the Q4 forecast. Looking back to … Continue reading Q4 North American Heavy Equipment Index

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Ducker Appoints Dino Mauricio, President and CEO

October 8, 2020

TROY, MICHIGAN – Dino Mauricio joins Ducker as President and CEO effective October 1, 2020.  Dino will lead Ducker’s global research and consulting practice as well as the events division. A seasoned advisor to Fortune 500 corporations and multinational clients for over 25 years, Dino brings extensive experience in strategy development, customer and market due diligence, … Continue reading Ducker Appoints Dino Mauricio, President and CEO

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Navigating the European Heavy Equipment Industry During Covid-19

September 29, 2020

Industry data forecasts are key tools for heavy equipment businesses to plan, strategize and define the appropriate actions in anticipation of market growth or downturn. However, even when defined carefully, based on solid historical data, forecasts provide educated estimations or scenarios which provide managers additional knowledge to determine potential outcomes. Predictions should always be considered … Continue reading Navigating the European Heavy Equipment Industry During Covid-19

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European Building Construction Industry to Experience Opportunities Post Covid-19

September 22, 2020

Industry data forecasts are key tools for businesses to plan, strategize and define the appropriate actions in anticipation of market growth or downturn. However, even when defined carefully, based on solid historical data, forecasts provide educated estimations or scenarios which provide managers additional knowledge to determine potential outcomes. Predictions should always be considered with care, … Continue reading European Building Construction Industry to Experience Opportunities Post Covid-19

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Join DuckerFrontier for Ubimobility: The Future of Mobility — Program & French Startup Pitch Event (Virtual)

September 21, 2020

Join Business France North America, Detroit Regional Partnership, State of Michigan and DuckerFrontier on September 30th at 8:30am for a special virtual presentation to welcome 7 French mobility startups to the Detroit Region. Speakers include: – DuckerFrontier Senior Engagement Manager, Bertrand Rakoto – Detroit Regional Partnership SVP, Justin Robinson – Business France Director of Transportation, George Ucko – State of Michigan Chief … Continue reading Join DuckerFrontier for Ubimobility: The Future of Mobility — Program & French Startup Pitch Event (Virtual)

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PRESS RELEASE

Empowering Clients with Clear Answers to Drive Exceptional Business Outcomes

November 20, 2020

Empowering Clients with Clear Answers to Drive Exceptional Business Outcomes Troy, Michigan, Nov. 20, 2020 -The DuckerFrontier Board of Directors and Senior Executive team are proud to announce a successful spin-off of our subscription business (“FrontierView”), an important step in the company’s growth strategy.  This transaction will enable greater focus on its high-performing custom research, … Continue reading Empowering Clients with Clear Answers to Drive Exceptional Business Outcomes

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SURVEY REVEALS ALUMINUM REMAINS FASTEST-GROWING AUTOMOTIVE MATERIAL, EMERGING AS A PREFERRED METAL FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

August 21, 2020

Multi-material vehicle construction, onslaught of electrified powertrains and battery electric vehicle platforms drive aluminum’s increased market penetration. To view a summary of DuckerFrontier North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content and Outlook (August 2020).

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COMMERCIAL DUE DILIGENCE FOR AN M&A TRANSACTION

Through a clear-eyed assessment of the market, its size and segmentation, Ducker was able to advise a core corporate client about a potential acquisition target—and help prevent a problem down the road.

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MARKET-ENTRY STRATEGIES

M&A, joint-venture versus partnership. The ways in which an American companies can enter either the Western, Eastern or Central European markets are many. Unfortunately, the specific challenges facing the company are considerable, associated risks and pitfalls even greater. Few decision-makers today can afford to rely on intuition or opinion, even when based on years of experience with these markets. Furthermore analysis of secondary information on its own falls short particularly in industrial markets.

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT MARKET RESEARCH

A leading heavy equipment manufacturer believes that it offers a line of products with quality that is far superior to that of its competition. However, it was struggling to quantify the value associated with this quality differential from a customer’s perspective. This client was interested in understanding how quality impacts overall product perception for a wide range of product types.

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STRATEGY CONSULTING FOR BUILDING PRODUCTS

A major building products company must achieve significant growth in the next three to five years. The markets it currently serves are considered mature and competitive pressures are intense. Product extensions and new innovations are essential to increasing share of market, revenues and profitability. The client required a thorough strategic plan to develop market-driven products and innovation and target segments with the greatest opportunity for success.

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COVID-19 Implications on the Packaging Industry for 2021

November 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the entire packaging supply chain has been forced to adapt to extraordinary new demands. Ducker examines how the industry has responded so far and considers the possible long-term implications. Uncertainty is inherently stressful. If you work in an industry such as packaging, where foresight and constant planning is a necessity, … Continue reading COVID-19 Implications on the Packaging Industry for 2021

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STRONG BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION DIY SALES POINT TO POSITIVE GROWTH FOR THE INDUSTRY

August 21, 2020

In April of this year, Ducker consultants and team of building and construction experts released with DuckerFrontier ,”Covid-19’s Impact on Residential and Nonresidential Construction and Leading Segments for Growth Post Pandemic” a forecast and outlook report that identified the potential for increase in home remodeling and DIY efforts for nesting in place and upgrading spaces. The recent earnings release by Lowes and Home Depot affirms Ducker’s prediction and provides further insights to the changing dynamics of the US construction industry.

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Customer Segmentation in B2B: A Great Marketing Tool for Customer Centricity

July 27, 2020

In B2B, and even more in industrial sectors, marketing segmentations are often poorly understood – and underutilized. The “PUSH” culture still thrives, usually driven by a product or service, rather than by the customer.