France’s top strategy consulting firms in the industrials sector

 09 April 2019 Consultancy.eu

A new analysis of consulting firms active in France has identified the country’s top providers of strategic consultancy services to the manufacturing and industrials sector.

According to data sourced from French outlet Decideurs Magazine, which assesses the quality of services as well as company reputation among decision-makers and consultants, McKinsey & CompanyBoston Consulting Group, Roland Berger and French firm Emerton lead the lead the way in strategic consulting services to industrial executives. The industrial goods or manufacturing sector spans companies that rely heavily on industrial processes for turning raw materials into products or goods, including aerospace and defence, automotive, construction, chemicals, machinery, consumer goods and textile.

The market-leading position of McKinsey and BCG comes as no major surprise: they are among the largest players in France, mirroring their global grandeur, and consistently rank in the top echelon of similar local rankings. Roland Berger’s top rank builds for a large part on the firm’s growing Paris office and Francophone leadership, groomed by the firm’s CEO himself, Charles-Edouard Bouée, a French national who is now in his second term as CEO (and the first non-German to hold the role).

Established in 2012, Emerton is a boutique strategy consulting firm that operates with a team of around 50 consultants from offices in Paris, Brussels, New York and Dubai. The privately held company works with large corporations, family businesses and technology entrepreneurs on topics such as strategy, (commercial) due diligence, market entry, economic policy, marketing & sales, and innovation.

A group of ten consulting firms follow shortly behind the leading pack, with their breadth and depth of strategy consulting services qualified as “excellent”. Bain & Company, A.T. Kearney, Oliver Wyman, Strategy& and L.E.K. Consulting are brands that raise no eyebrows – all five are among the ten largest strategy consultancies of the world. Accenture and Deloitte both see their dedicated strategy consulting arms – Accenture Strategy and Monitor Deloitte (established in 2012 after Deloitte bought Monitor Group) – also make the cut, showing their heels to two of the other ‘big four’ players EY and KPMG.