India’s Potential as a Global Leader in Green Hydrogen

India’s Potential as a Global Leader in Green HydrogenGreen hydrogen (GH2) derived from renewable energy sources, is positioned as a transformative force in the global transition towards sustainable energy. India, with its ample renewable resources and commitment to decarbonization, has emerged as a significant player in this arena. Leveraging its vast solar and wind energy potential, estimated at approximately 1,400 GW, India aims to become a leader in green hydrogen production, aligning with the goals outlined in its National Hydrogen Mission launched in 2021. This mission is pivotal in achieving the country’s ambitious target of net-zero carbon emission by 2070 …

Aftermath of the EV hype – permanent dip, small dent, or no crisis at all?

Aftermath of the EV hype – permanent dip, small dent, or no crisis at all?The hype surrounding electric vehicles (EVs) in recent years has been undeniable, driven by a combination of environmental consciousness, government incentives, and technological advancements. However, as the dust settles, questions arise about the sustainability of this growth momentum and the long-term viability of the EV market.The surge in demand for EVs, accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, painted a rosy picture of exponential growth and high expectations. Ambitious targets, such as Germany’s aim to have 15 million EVs on the road by 2030, fueled optimism for a …

Charting New Frontiers: Exploring India’s Logistics Startup Ecosystem

Charting New Frontiers: Exploring India’s Logistics Startup EcosystemIn the dynamic landscape of a developing economy, logistics infrastructure stands tall as the backbone, facilitating seamless movement of goods and services. India, propelled by the Government’s steadfast commitment to infrastructure development, epitomized by initiatives like Gati Shakti and the National Logistics Policy, is prepared to accelerate its economic growth trajectory and emerge as a cost-efficient manufacturing hub on the global stage.At the heart of this transformation lies the burgeoning ecosystem of logistics startups, a testament to India’s vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and the growing interest in the sector. Over the past few years, …

The Indian Semiconductor Industry at the Cusp of Inflection

The Indian Semiconductor Industry at the Cusp of InflectionThe semiconductor industry faces significant challenges, including supply chain disruptions, localized talent shortages, and the constant technological demand for smaller chips. Despite these obstacles, in 2023 the industry generated a substantial 500 bln EUR in revenue. While this represents a 9% decrease from 2022, a strong recovery is underway and forecasting revenue to exceed 1.2 trln EUR by 2030.  This growth will be primarily driven by the automobile, computing, and data storage sectors, which are expected to account for over 70% of semiconductor demand.  Semiconductors are a vital cog in our day-to-day …

India Localization – Unleashing the Potential

India Localization – Unleashing the PotentialIndia’s growth story in the manufacturing sector has been driven by its billion-plus demographic and their rising spending acumen. Manufacturing sector in India today contributes 17% to the GDP and not only caters to domestic consumption but the meteoric growth in exports as well. This rise has turned global eyes towards India as a ‘China Plus One’ destination. Government Schemes and a well-developed manufacturing ecosystem have augmented the impact in attracting global firms to invest in India.India’s manufacturing ecosystem has developed over the last 10 years primarily due to the rise in demand clusters across …

India’s New EV Import Policy: A Boon for Global Manufacturers?

India’s New EV Import Policy: A Boon for Global Manufacturers?To boost India’s electric vehicle (EV) industry, the government has unveiled a new import policy, having a two-pronged approach: first, to attract investments in premium EV manufacturing. This could bring globally recognized brands and advanced technologies to India. Second, the policy aims to promote localization, encouraging the domestic production of EVs. This focus on local manufacturing protects existing Indian companies that are currently catering to the price-conscious consumer segment with affordable EVs. By creating this framework, the government hopes to foster a sustainable EV ecosystem in India, with options for both …

EAC – International Consulting: Four Years Running as „Best Management Consultants“

EAC – International Consulting: Four Years Running as „Best Management Consultants“EAC – International Consulting is elated to announce its recent achievement, securing its place once again as one of the „Best Management Consultants“ by brand eins business magazine. This prestigious recognition marks the fourth consecutive year of acknowledgment, a testament to the firm’s unwavering dedication to excellence and its remarkable ability to drive client success. Year after year, since 2021, EAC – International Consulting has consistently stood out, earning acclaim and receiving the highest ratings for its exceptional service.At the heart of EAC’s continued success lies a dedication to exceeding …

QUALITY CONTROL ORDERS (QCOs) IN INDIA – ARE YOU GOING TO BE IMPACTED?

QUALITY CONTROL ORDERS (QCOs) IN INDIA – ARE YOU GOING TO BE IMPACTED?India being a leading importer of various products for years has been putting in several efforts to control the quality of products imported in India. The requirement of quality control has originated owing to inadequacy of products meeting the qualification requirements and their failures of meeting safety, reliability, and standard quality norms. Quality Control Orders (QCOs) have been introduced by Indian government for critical products impacting consumer safety and is expected to be expanded to other products soon. These QCOs have an impact on imported products as there …

FOM: Potential to transform India’s fertilizer landscape with a biogas byproduct

FOM: Potential to transform India’s fertilizer landscape with a biogas byproductNeed for an eco-friendly alternate to subsidized chemical fertilizers Indian agricultural sector has been extensively reliant on subsidized chemical fertilizers, which are available at more than 90% subsidy rates especially Urea, thus resulting in increased consumption, leading to concern about its negative impact on soil fertility and overall soil health. This concern about soil health however opens a huge opportunity for fermented organic manure (FOM), a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative produced as a byproduct of biogas plant.India’s move towards increased utilization of Biogas & Organic fertilizer The Indian government …

Komplexität meistern: EACs Global Sourcing Chroniken

Komplexität meistern: EACs Global Sourcing ChronikenIn den letzten Jahren hat EAC mehrere Unternehmen bei globalen und regionalen strategischen Beschaffungsprojekten in verschiedenen Branchen unterstützt, darunter Industrie, Mobilität, Bauwesen, Energie und Umwelt, Chemie und Konsumgüter. Bei der Durchführung dieser Sourcing-Projekte sind wir auf einzigartige Herausforderungen und unerwartete Chancen gestoßen. In diesem Artikel möchten wir ausgewählte Beobachtungen und Erkenntnisse unserer EAC-Beschaffungsexperten zusammenfassen.Wachsende Bedeutung nachhaltiger Beschaffungspraktiken In der heutigen umweltbewussten Welt ist Nachhaltigkeit nicht mehr nur ein zweitrangiges Anliegen, sondern integraler Bestandteil einer erfolgreichen Geschäftsstrategie. Dies konnten wir feststellen, als wir ein führendes europäisches Unternehmen bei der Suche nach potenziellen Lieferanten für vier verschiedene …

Navigating Complexities: EAC’s Global Sourcing Chronicles

Navigating Complexities: EAC’s Global Sourcing ChroniclesIn recent years, EAC has supported multiple companies in global and regional strategic souring projects across various industries, including industrials, mobility, building & construction, energy and environment, chemicals, and consumer goods. While executing these sourcing projects, we have encountered unique challenges and unexpected opportunities. With this article we would like to summarize select observations and learnings of our EAC sourcing experts.Rising Importance of Sustainable Sourcing Practices In today’s environmentally conscious world, sustainability is no longer a secondary concern; it is an integral part of a successful business strategy. We observed this while assisting a leading …

The Future: India’s Construction Equipment Industry thrives on Sustainability and Innovation Trends

Building the Future: India’s Construction Equipment Industry thrives on Sustainability and Innovation TrendsThe construction equipment industry in India is about to undergo a significant transformation. An expanding economy, rising urbanization, and large-scale infrastructure projects have all contributed to an increase in the need for construction equipment. The industry recorded the sales of 107 thsd units in FY’23 and is expected to grow at 7% CAGR during FY23-30. It is world’s 3rd largest market and is currently valued at 6.1 bln EUR with earthmoving equipment segment being the majority contributor at 72% share.Key Growth Drivers: Infrastructure Development Projects: Large-scale government initiatives …