Industrial Insights

September 18, 2020
Thumbnail image for Industrial Insights

The industrial products sector represents some of the most dynamic, multinational organizations across diverse industries that impact our daily lives. PwC offers insights and solutions to address the complex needs of this sector. Explore perspectives on critical business issues facing industrial companies by subscribing to PwC’s Industrial Insights.

Read the full article →

Why cybersecurity is manufacturers’ responsibility in the 4IR era

September 17, 2020
Thumbnail image for Why cybersecurity is manufacturers’ responsibility in the 4IR era

By Aaron Schamp and Bobby Bono Governments and citizens are turning to industrial manufacturers to help reimagine and remake how we live, work and care for one another. And the industry is responding. Consider how, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies quickly shifted to additive manufacturing and 3D printing to produce ventilator parts […]

Read the full article →

Resiliency, innovation will dictate the future growth of the aerospace and defense industry

September 15, 2020
Thumbnail image for Resiliency, innovation will dictate the future growth of the aerospace and defense industry

By Scott Thompson PwC’s recently published seventh annual edition of aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings comes during a period of considerable upheaval for the industry. Indeed, the global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry will likely look back on 2020 not only as a year of great disruption, but also as one that triggered profound reinvention. Ultimately, […]

Read the full article →

CASE Technologies Driving Automotive Dealmaking

August 24, 2020
Thumbnail image for CASE Technologies Driving Automotive Dealmaking

By Paul Elie and Ray Telang The automotive industry has been one of the most heavily challenged to adapt to COVID-19. To no one’s surprise, automotive M&A activity took a significant hit on the chin during the first half of the year. Dealmaking activity reached the lowest levels since the 08’ recession. A steep short-term […]

Read the full article →

Industrial manufacturing M&A to see a resurgence in second half of 2020

July 23, 2020
Thumbnail image for Industrial manufacturing M&A to see a resurgence in second half of 2020

By Paul Elie and Bobby Bono The industrial manufacturing industry experienced a downward trend in M&A activity and saw the weakest first half in deal value since 2014, as a direct result of COVID-19. However, we do expect deal volume and value in the second half of 2020 to begin to recover from the sector […]

Read the full article →

How can automotive suppliers mitigate their coronavirus risks?

March 18, 2020
Thumbnail image for How can automotive suppliers mitigate their coronavirus risks?

By Dietmar Ostermann and Jeff Sorensen The latest pandemic, COVID-19, is having a significant impact on the global automotive industry, with its complicated global supply chains. At this time, each of the major geographical hubs is experiencing major disruption. For instance, China is likely to experience about a 15-20% decline in auto production, based on […]

Read the full article →

Manufacturing CEOs: Don’t be Discouraged by How Fast 4IR is Evolving

March 5, 2020
Thumbnail image for Manufacturing CEOs:  Don’t be Discouraged by How Fast 4IR is Evolving

By Anil Khurana and Bobby Bono The Fourth Industrial Revolution – or 4IR – is not an uncommon term anymore within the manufacturing industry. In fact, many organizations have implemented somewhat of a 4IR strategy – including technologies such as analytics, IoT sensors, drones, AI, and others which enable applications such as digital twinning and […]

Read the full article →

Are auto manufacturers placing risky bets to prepare for autonomous vehicles?

March 3, 2020
Thumbnail image for Are auto manufacturers placing risky bets to prepare for autonomous vehicles?

By Akshay Singh Automobile manufacturers are taking huge risks by investing heavily in autonomous vehicles (AVs). Some are partnering with or acquiring companies specializing in AV technology, while others are moving into fleet management. It is understandable that companies are trying to position themselves for the coming disruption, but it is critical they do not […]

Read the full article →

Can auto suppliers survive the inevitable growth of electric vehicles?

February 28, 2020
Thumbnail image for Can auto suppliers survive the inevitable growth of electric vehicles?

By Akshay Singh The good news for suppliers is that electric vehicles (EVs) are still only a small percentage of the auto market—at least for now. The bad news is that the growth of EV adoption poses a significant challenge for auto suppliers.  Since EVs have many fewer parts than vehicles with internal combustion engines […]

Read the full article →

Housing starts continue strong upward trend

February 19, 2020
Thumbnail image for Housing starts continue strong upward trend

By Scott Volling January housing starts picked up where they left off at the end of 2019, continuing the trend of results not seen since late 2006. January starts came in at 1,567,000, 10% above the consensus number of 1,425,000, while December’s strong results were revised upward further, from 1,608,000 to 1,626,000.  The January figure […]

Read the full article →