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October 22, 2014

When Just Forecasting is Not Enough Does any of this sound familiar?  You are facing management decisions and: Capital and cash demands are exceeding the budgeted supply of cash on hand? Your recent forecasts have been off lately causing you concern in picking which areas to focus on? Prioritization of efforts seems difficult to determine and your team does not have room for mistakes? You have been given or determined growth goals but are uncertain if and how you will reach them? In light of...

October 09, 2014

Aluminum Association Announces Boultinghouse and Chairman’s Award Winners October 9, 2014 ARLINGTON, VA., — The Aluminum Association announced today the winners of two prestigious industry awards presented during its recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Mike Zoll, Director of Safety at Novelis, received the Marlan Boultinghouse Award for industry leadership while Dick Schultz, Managing Director at Ducker Worldwide, received the newly created Chairman’s Award, recognizing a non-industry...

August 19, 2014

How manufacturers can increase revenue, while better serving dealers and end-users The topic has been open for discussion for several years and industry leaders have continued to debate the use of ethanol-blended fuel in outdoor power equipment. Many end-users have been experiencing issues with their equipment including: corrosion of metal parts, clogging of fuel systems and even permanent damage to engines. While end-users struggle with the performance of their new equipment, there are both...

July 25, 2014

Since 2009, the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has partnered with Ducker Worldwide to produce both the European Powered Access Rental Market Report and the US Powered Access Rental Market Report For over five years the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has partnered with Ducker Worldwide to conduct a detailed analysis of the rental equipment market.  This rather stable yet growing industry presents several opportunities as well as barriers for key industry players...

June 27, 2014

In the recent Automotive World Megatrends Magazine Q2 2014 – The Connected Car issue discusses the implications of increasingly autonomous, increasingly connected cars? This issue explores a wide range of connected car topics, from highly automated driving to cloud technology, via Ethernet, Big Data and voice recognition – all of which help to shape the connected future. In the issue - Ducker Worldwide's Markus Pfefferer, of Ducker India, looks at how the latest developments in car safety...

June 17, 2014

Chile showcases a variety of advantages, making it a frontrunner as the place to do business in Latin America As the world draws its attention to Brazil this month for the World Cup, the primary countries of focus for businesses looking for market development and expansion in Latin America, have been Brazil and Mexico. Although these two countries have shown progress through a rise in manufacturing and expanding labor force, when looking deeper into the countries commercial attractiveness,...

June 12, 2014

Detroit's Appetite for Aluminum Keeps Growing Auto Makers Plan to Use Lightweight Metal to Cut Pounds, Save Fuel in Big Vehicles By MIKE RAMSEY and JOHN W. MILLER  The Wall Street Journal June 11, 2014 7:40 p.m. ET Auto makers plan a broad shift to aluminum from steel in larger vehicles over the next decade in North America, and 18% of all vehicles will have all-aluminum bodies by 2025, compared with less than 1% now, according to an industry study released this week. The report by...

May 29, 2014

What you need to know about the changing United States housing market: New demographics, fulltime employment rate and the growth of multifamily homes Historically, single-family housing has been the backbone of the United States housing market and a key metric of the nation’s GDP.  But since the market crashed, single-family housing has struggled to maintain steady growth. The sector currently faces a number of challenges, including cumbersome new mortgage reform, a job market that is heavily...

May 19, 2014

Stamping bottleneck squeezes boron-steel supply Automotive News By - David Sedgwick Faced with increasingly tough federal collision standards, automakers are turning to boron steel -- which is six times stronger than conventional steel -- to reinforce the body-in-white without adding pounds.  Boron steel is increasingly used for door pillars, door beams, body sills, roof rails and bumpers -- components that must protect the passenger cabin during a collision.  But as demand grows, suppliers...

May 14, 2014

CRU’s 19th World Aluminium Conference will take place on 19 – 20 May 2014 – JW Marriott, Hong Kong CRU's World Aluminium Conference attracts influential delegates involved in smelting, recycling, rolling, extruding, trade, raw materials, purchasing, technology and finance. The event is valued for the quality of the presentations, the excellent networking and the business opportunities that arise from important industry meetings. Bob Carlstedt, Managing Director of Ducker's China office, and...

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