A Market Assessment and Impact Analysis of the Owens Corning Acquisition of Saint-Gobain's Reinforcement and Composites Business

  • ID: 592029
  • August 2007
  • 9 Pages
  • Lucintel
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Similar to other major industries, the global composites marketplace is punctuated by a variety of competitive forces, including intense domestic competition and threats internationally from lowcost producer nations, particularly in Asia. The fiberglass market, for instance, is one composites segment that continues to be dramatically influenced by global trends.

Saint-Gobain has agreed to sell its reinforcements and composites business to Owens Corning, creating what will become the largest fiberglass producer in the world. The new company plans to serve customers with improved technology, an expanded product range and a strengthened presence in both developed and emerging markets.

But, can this acquisition succeed in the face of low-cost overseas glass fiber manufacturers? In this study, our analysts address the issue of globalization within the composites industry and how competitive differentiation can produce successful operating models. However, relentless execution, these details, will be the determining factor if this acquisition will prove successful. This 9-page report is written mainly for investment community but material suppliers and molders can significantly READ MORE >

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1. Introduction
2. Owens Corning Overview
3. Saint-Gobain Overview
4. The Composites Marketplace and Globalization
5. Current threats to Multi-nationals
6. The Rationale for this Acquisition
7. Impact Analysis and Conclusion

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This document is written by Richard Dean and Dr. Sanjay Mazumdar. Brief profiles of these individuals are given below.

Richard Dean, MBA

Richard Dean served as Lucintel’s Director of Research. In this position, Mr. Dean and a team of dedicated research professionals manage the market analysis, thought leadership, commentary, and client support for Lucintel’s global research products and consulting initiatives. Prior to joining Lucintel, Mr. Dean served in leadership positions at Dell, Avaya, and IDC, where as program director, he managed an innovative set of market research and analytical programs dedicated to the information technology industry.

Mr. Dean has been quoted frequently in various media, including The Wall Street Journal, Investors' Business Daily, BusinessWeek, and he has appeared as a guest analyst on CNBC, an international television business program. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration from Framingham State College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Worcester State College.

Sanjay Mazumdar, Ph.D.

Dr. Sanjay Mazumdar is president and CEO of Lucintel, a business consulting firm that provides market forecasts and competitive analyses. He is a results-driven management executive with multi-faceted composites industry experience. He has worked with over 100 small to Fortune 500 companies on various consulting projects. He has directed compilation of more than 15 multi-client market reports, published more than 25 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings and is an author of Composites Manufacturing: Materials, Products and Process Engineering.

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