Technology Transformation in E-Mobility

Technology Transformation in E-MobilityTo ride on the E-mobility trend and derive a second growth curve, companies should positively confront the significant change, actively explore new fields, proactively plan the technology transformation to evolutionize the business.E-mobility presents a fundamental technological change for the automotive industry and meanwhile brings new opportunities for well-prepared industrial players. Companies staying in the “comfort zone” with traditional technology may struggle to keep up with new innovations and lose market share to competitors and new entrants. EAC helps you to facilitate and achieve the technology transformation. Download the full article by clicking the button below.Download ArticleLatestJuli 19, …

Platform Business Models – Are Investments Justified?

Platform Business Models – Are Investments Justified?Can traditional process-based firms do asset light business? Is there a possibility to get into platform model of business as a replacement or an augmentation to existing source of revenue without increasing the operating cost too much? More than 60% of the Fortune 500 companies employ platform-based business models for their operations (most of them are consumer focused software system based B2C organizations) and the trend has quickly shifted to B2B companies in the recent past who wish to be closer to their final consumers. The issue is of commercialization of the innovation model …

EAC Partner Daniel Berger on the Climate 21 Podcast

EAC Partner Daniel Berger on the Climate 21 PodcastThe climate news about China seems to be consistently contradictory. On the one hand, we hear how China is responsible for high levels of emissions, while on the other we hear how China is leaping ahead in its deployments of renewables. Where does the truth lie? In order to discuss the topics, Daniel Berger, Partner at EAC International Consulting based in Shanghai, was invited on the Climate 21 Podcast by SAP’s Tom Raftery. Listen to the episode directly either by using the integrated player below or by visiting the Podcast’s website. You can …

Food Condiments in China: Three Opportunities

Food Condiments in China: Three OpportunitiesDuring China’s COVID-19 lockdowns (when restaurants did not operate and home cooking became the only choice), the demand for condiments experienced a surge in attention. But generally, as daily necessities, the consumption of condiment by both businesses and consumers is unlikely to be affected by economic fluctuations and will remain strong. It is estimated that China’s condiment market will reach 513 billion yuan in 2022 and 788 billion yuan in 2025 (CAGR of 9%). Given the vast size of the country, the market for condiments is huge, but also more fragmented compared with developed countries. …

Quo Vadis Biodegradable Plastics Industry In China?

Quo Vadis Biodegradable Plastics Industry in China?Environmental Background This year in May, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment released a brief report on environmental status-quo of China’s marine ecosystems. It concluded that the environmental performances are generally good, with medium- to low-level floating garbage of ~3.6 kg/km2 on average, while the water quality of estuaries and bays is less than satisfactory, with 21 thousand km2 of sea area of inferior water quality. Plastic is the main pollutant, accounting for 93%, 83% and 76% of floating, beach and submarine debris.China’s Anti-plastic Regulations To deal with ‘white pollution’, China issued a nation-wide …

Report: China Consumer Trends 2022

Report: China Consumer Trends 2022Economic changes and measures taken to stop the spread of coronavirus have a significant impact on Chinese consumer behavior. Despite increasing uncertainties, there is no doubt that China will remain the global consumption growth driver.EAC has published a report on the latest Chinese consumer behavior trends 2022. The presentation indicates emerging patterns among Chinese consumers which have the potential to reshape how brands have to address their customers. In the report, you can find our summary of: COVID impact on consumer goods retail sales Underlying potential of consumer goods in China Selected Chinese consumer behavior trends …

Marcel Pawlicek joins EAC as Senior Advisor

Marcel Pawlicek joins EAC as Senior AdvisorFormer Burckhardt Compression CEO to focus on Swiss marketEAC is fortunate to have won Mr. Marcel Pawlicek as Senior Advisor, supporting business development and client engagement in Switzerland. Mr. Pawlicek had served as CEO of Burckhardt Compression for 11 years, retiring from the position in 2022. Mr. Pawlicek is a Board Member at several companies and a highly appreciated participant in the Swiss business community. Swiss companies have traditionally been one of EAC’s key client groups. With the support from Mr. Pawlicek, EAC will further increase its market exposure to promote its wide range …

The Importance and Change of Photonics Fairs in China

The Importance and Change of Photonics Fairs in ChinaFor a publication by Messe Munich and SPECTARIS (the German industry association for the high-tech medium-sized business sector) on the Chinese photonics market, Daniel Berger, Partner EAC in Shanghai, was interviewed on the importance of trade fairs.SPECTARIS: China is one of the leading markets for German photonic manufacturers. However, most companies – SMEs and MNCs alike – have found it extremely difficult to successfully penetrate the Chinese market due to its sheer size and unique characteristics. Do you believe that participating in local industry trade fairs – as exhibitor and visitor –is …

China’s Oil Refining Industry: From Quantity to Quality

China’s Oil Refining Industry: From Quantity to QualityAfter a period of rapid development, China’s refining industry is moving into a high-quality development stage towards a healthier industrial structure, supported and guided by favorable government policies. Total capacity is expected to reach ca. 1 billion tons by 2025.Market Dynamics Starting from 1978, China’s oil refining industry experienced four major development stages: After an early stage, the scale of SOE’s refining capacity expanded rapidly in the 2020s due to rising demand and extensive new construction (esp. Sinopec and PetroChina). Afterwards, the industry developed steadily, and so-called Teapot refineries entered the picture as …

EAC Shanghai back in the office as epidemic situation stabilizes

EAC Shanghai back to the office as epidemic situation stabilizesAfter two months of work from home due to the COVID-19 situation in Shanghai, our local consultants are all back in the office from this week onwards. After trial runs by smaller groups over the last two weeks, the situation has now been deemed stable office to have the entire team back at once.In the morning, all employees were greeted with a Welcome Package, including sanitizer and other prevention materials, as well as small cupcakes. During the lockdown, EAC had already supplied its employees with vital food packages twice.LatestJuli 7, 2022EAC …

China Toy Market: Targeting „Kidults“

China Toy Market – Targeting „Kidults“A New Concept for Toys When talking about toys in the Chinese market, they no longer are exclusive targeted at infants or children, and go beyond the traditional categories such as puzzles, plush and dolls. A new concept of toy is on the rise, called trendy toy (or artistic toy). Trendy toys have become increasingly popular, especially among young Chinese consumers aged 15 to 25, the so-called generation Z or “Kidults”. According to research by the Chinese Academy of Social Science, the trendy toy industry in China had reached a sales volume of 30 billion …