The younger gulf airlines order approximately three times more planes than their European competitors. Due to these investments, they will soon work with the largest fleets in the aviation industry. Moreover, their operating expenditures are 30% below those of their competitors, according to a recent Arthur D. Little study. These savings can be realized through smaller fees for airports and air traffic control, but also through lower costs for staff.
Siemens and Nokia plan to sell a significant share of their joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to an investor. The objective is to go public with the network supplier. But it needs several clearances for this. “New Values will only be generated at NSN, if the shareholders do not get in the way of the necessary restructuring-measures,” says Klaus von den Hoff, global director at Arthur D. Little.
The French Pharmaceutical Companies Association’s (LEEM) December measurement indicator revealed a new drop in jobs in the pharmaceutical industry in 2010. Laboratories have continued their restructuring plans since 2009.
In a study conducted by Arthur D. Little in 2007 for the LEEM, Francois Deneux and Frederic Thomas, both from the consultancy’s Healthcare Practice, had already explored the situation.
The new big players in the sky are Emirates, Ethiad und Qatar Airways. In recent years the Gulf-carriers developed to become the severest threat for the European aviation industry due to their competitive cost structures. Since the Gulf-state airlines are also closer to the world’s growth-centers in India and China, they will continue to take away further market share from the European carriers. This is the result of a recent study of Arthur D. Little in cooperation with Germany’s national economic newspaper Wirtschaftswoche. "Unless the European airlines do not alter and restructure their business models, they will never recapture the leadership again", comments Ralf Baron from Arthur D. Little.
In a large piece on China’s news nuclear plants, the reporter looks at whether this is a long-term opportunity or otherwise. Following a face-to-face briefing with Michael Kruse, Michael is quoted – discussing how the Chinese are ready to spend billions in investment and how the market is being driven by the construction of new reactors.
This article discusses companies whose share price changes are unusual in Germany. The article pays mention to a larger piece in Germany’s WirtschaftsWoche that cites a recent aerospace study by Arthur D. Little.
Matthias von Bechtolsheim was interviewed for a special market report on the utilities industry. Matthias states that the industry has witnessed a shift change and is now driven by technology and innovation. Much of the consulting activity in this sector is driven by the big investment wave underway in the electric utility sector. The article spans four pages in total.
As a result of the economic crisis, the automotive industry sector has been going through a complete restructuring process. Not only do consumers want a beautiful car but they also wish to have a powerful, high-tech and eco-friendly vehicle.
In an Arthur D. Little study entitled “CO2 for Automotive” from 2007, these environment changes were discussed. OEMs took these expectations into account and companies, such as Mercedes or Ferrari, achieved a double-digit sales growth in 2010.
This article discusses the UK’s nuclear lobby and its influence over the government’s electricity market reform process. Energy companies behind the UK’s new build programme have campaigned to ensure that a new fleet is economically viable. Following an interview with Michael Kruse on the nuclear new build issue, Michael is extensively quoted in relation to Arthur D. Little’s latest white paper on the topic. Michael believes that “actual plants” in the UK will “be online in 2023-2024” rather than the expected 2020 deadline.
Throughout the world, payments with mobile phones becomes more and more attractive. Nonetheless, Germany lags behind this development. A recent Arthur D. Little study estimates a 7.2 Billion Euro transaction-potential by 2014. "For further growth, the advantages of this technology need to be explained to customers and businesses alike" says Klaus von den Hoff, global Practice-leader at Arthur D. Little.