Metals is a $2+ trillion industry dominated by giants - especially on the primary metals side of the sector. Primary metals headquarters were concentrated for many years in Western Europe, North America, Japan and Russia, however, fastest growth centers of primary production today are in emerging economies like India, Brazil, and China.

Metals processing runs the gamut from fabricated metal parts and metal profiles for transportation, building and construction, packaging, electrical and electronics, etc. In the US alone, revenue attributed to metals processing exceeds $260 billion. Challenges to the industry include fluctuations in commodity pricing, fluctuating demand, and limits on emissions from manufacturing operations. In the US, for example, manufacturers face boiler MACT rules which will limit carbon monoxide and mercury emissions from large coil-fired boilers.

Geo Strategy Partners understands the dynamics of the metals industry and serves clients in this sector with customized research and analysis, strategy consulting, and M&A support.

We Work In
Automotive metal stamping Bearings
Boilers/heat exchangers Cans/containers
Ferroalloys Ferrous metal foundry products/iron & steel
Investment casting Metal stamping
Metal tanks Nonferrous foundry products- aluminum, copper, lead
Pipe and tubes Pumps
Sheet metal Structural metal
We Work With
Primary metals manufacturers Metal products fabricators
OEMs PPE suppliers
Recent Metal Industry Projects

Concept testing for new PPE in automotive/aerospace assembly in Europe and North America

Welding (oil/gas pipeline and shop welding) concept testing  and unmet needs study

Market opportunity for steam handling equipment (ejectors, eductors, thermocompressors, pressure-powered pumps) in petrochem, specialty chemicals, food & beverage,  and institutions (universities, hospitals, prisons, etc.)- US

Market opportunity study for high-strength aluminum for mold block material applications- US, China, Europe

Market opportunity study for aluminum casings for consumer electronics and appliances- US, China, Europe

Market opportunity study to explore best markets/best uses for magnetic bearings beyond high-speed rotating equipment- US

Market opportunity for carbon steel pressure vessels in refining, petrochemicals, industrial gases, and fine & specialty chemical processing; for stainless steel pressure vessels across a variety of other industries- North America

Exploration of sale of large-diameter slewing bearing manufacturing plant in the US

Sale of an Asian metal fuel filler tube manufacturer

Pending sale of five sister companies in Korea, China, Thailand and the US that manufacture hose and pipe assemblies for automotive HVAC systems

Global market study focused on spherical roller bearings used in the pulp and paper industry

Market opportunity study for coatings on knives and slitters used in paper converting- US

Client who have engaged us in projects targeting the metals sector:
  • Alcoa
  • Ansell
  • Kadant-Johnson
  • Pyongsan
  • Samuel Manu-Tech
  • SKF
  • Synchrony/Dresser-Rand
  • Timken
Companies who have participated with us as thought leaders for projects in the metals industry:
ArcelorMittal Baosteel Crane
Curtiss-Wright Flowserve KSB
Mueller Water Products Nippon Steel Novelis
NTN Nucor Parker Hannifin
POSCO Rio Tinto Alcan Robert Bosch
SKF Tata Steel ThyssenKrupp
US Steel Vale Watts Water
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Geo Strategy Partners' project success in the metals industry is due to our extensive contacts in this vertical, our ability to access hard-to-reach professionals, and our ability to ramp up a knowledge center quickly. To learn how Geo Strategy Partners can help you in this sector, contact us.