Bain in the news

  • Manufacturing 2.0

    January 30, 2011 | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Leading consulting firms weigh in on the evolution of American manufacturing strategies in response to changing economic, political and logistic factors within the industry.

  • In China, Western firms keep secrets close

    August 29, 2010 | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Concerns about the Chinese partners abusing these trade secretes are growing. Companies "are definitely much more careful, and they are not just willy-nilly going and making partnerships in China," says Mark Gottfredson, a senior partner at Bain & Company.

  • A question of quality in merger of automakers; can Porsche retain allure now that VW, maker of the Beetle, is taking over?

    August 27, 2010 | International Herald Tribune | Media mention

    The vast resources of Volkswagen, with sales last year of 6.3 million vehicles, will allow Porsche, which has never produced more than 100,000 cars annually, to support the costly development of new models that consume less fuel and have fewer emissions.

  • China labour unrest to speed up automation trend

    June 27, 2010 | Reuters | Media mention

    Confronted with rising wages and a shortage of labour, a supplier of car body frames to Honda Motor last month earmarked the equivalent of a half year's profit to triple the number of robots at its three Chinese plants. "The automation equipment industry is growing very, very fast.

  • Bain & Co: Companies want to be in Brazil

    May 06, 2010 | Latino Business Review | Media mention

    Our work focuses on helping companies deliver results. Visit our publications section, Bain Insights, for the best research and ideas from Bain's experts.

  • Companies say they must be in Brazil: Bain

    May 05, 2010 | Reuters | Media mention

    Multinationals seeking advice on entering Latin America's largest economy are telling global business consultants Bain & Company that "they have to be in Brazil," partner Pedro Cordeiro said.

  • SA slips down gold production rankings

    March 14, 2010 | Business Day | Media mention

    Despite the six percent increase in global gold production last year, South Africa has slipped to fourth position on the global production ranking last year, behind China, Australia and the US, after the country's gold production level feel by 5.8%.

  • Big enough not good enough

    March 06, 2010 | | Media mention

    Alan Bird, senior partner at consultancy, Bain & Company, agrees that China is currently driving demand in the mining industry given the country's expected 10% GDP growth story. Globally, the commodity demand of the past few years is quickly resuming.

  • Energy-saving cars in the spotlight

    March 02, 2010 | The Hindu | Media mention

    The vehicles on display in Geneva indicate that electric-powered vehicles are moving inexorably from prototypes to actual production - whether or not the buying public is ready.

  • Royalties law 'shows industry unity'

    March 01, 2010 | | Media mention

    South Africa's Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act, which will charge mining companies on profit rather than revenue as first proposed in 2003, came into force on Monday this week after being delayed by a year.