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SGL Group (SGLFF) - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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SGL Group (SGLFF) - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review Summary SGL Group (SGL), through its subsidiaries is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of carbon products, graphite products and composite materials. In addition it also manufactures natural and synthetic graphite products for a variety of industrial applications worldwide. It operates in three business areas namely, Performance Products (PP), Graphite Materials & Systems (GMS) and Carbon Fibers & Composites (CFC). The company's products find its usage in several industries such as steel, aluminum, automotive, chemical, semiconductor, wind energy, solar power, battery, and environmental protection industries, as well as defense, aerospace, and nuclear energy companies. SGL Group Key Recent Developments Nov 04, 2010: SGL Carbon Reports Sales Revenue Of EUR308.2 Million For Q3 2010 Sep 09, 2010: SGL Carbon Appoints Edwin Eichler To Supervisory Board Aug 04, 2010: SGL Reports Revenue Of EUR644.6 Million In H1 2010 Apr 28, 2010: SGL Carbon Reports Sales Revenue Of EUR303.6 Million In Q1 2010 Apr 08, 2010: SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers To Built Manufacturing Plant In Washington GlobalData’s SGL Group (SGLFF) - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides a comprehensive insight into the company’s history, corporate strategy, business structure and operations. The report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on the company’s key employees, key competitors and major products and services. This up-to-the-minute company report will help you to formulate strategies to drive your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better. Scope - Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions. - Corporate strategy – GlobalData’s summarization of the company’s business strategy. - SWOT analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. - Company history – Pro

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									                        SGL Group (SGLFF) - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

      Reference Code: GDCH63442SA                                                                                        Publication Date: DEC 2010

      Rheingaustrasse 182                         Phone            +49 611 60290                          Revenue           1,226 (million EUR)
      Wiesbaden                                   Fax              +49 611 6029305                        Net Profit        NA
      65203                                       Website          www.sglgroup.com                       Employees         5,976
      Germany                                     Exchange         SGLFF [Over The Counter]               Industry          Chemicals

      Company Overview
      SGL Group (SGL), through its subsidiaries is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of carbon products, graphite products
      and composite materials. In addition it also manufactures natural and synthetic graphite products for a variety of industrial
      applications worldwide. It operates in three business areas namely, Performance Products (PP), Graphite Materials & Systems
      (GMS) and Carbon Fibers & Composites (CFC). The company's products find its usage in several industries such as steel,
      aluminum, automotive, chemical, semiconductor, wind energy, solar power, battery, and environmental protection industries, as
      well as defense, aerospace, and nuclear energy companies.

     Key Executives                                                SWOT Analysis
               Name                           Title                 SGL Group, SWOT Analysis
      Robert J. Koehler           Chairman                          Strengths                                 Weaknesses

      Max Dietrich Kley           Chairman, Supervisory
                                                                    Geographic Diversification                 Decline in Revenues
                                  Board
      Theodore H. Breyer          Deputy Chairman-                  Strong Focus on Research and               Legal Proceedings
                                  Management Board                  Development
      Josef Scherer               Deputy Chairman -
                                  Supevisory Board
      Juergen Muth                Chief Financial Officer           Opportunities                             Threats
      Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
      GlobalData
                                                                    Growth Opportunities in Emerging           Growing Competition
                                                                    Markets
     Key Competitors                                                                                           After-Affects of Economic
                                                                    Strategic Agreements                       Recession
      Hexcel Corporation
      Graphite India Limited
      GrafTech International Ltd.                                   Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData

      Credit One Financial, Inc.
     Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Company Limited
      Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
      GlobalData




     Recent Developments
      Nov 04, 2010:                          SGL Carbon Reports Sales Revenue Of EUR308.2 Million For Q3 2010
      Sep 09, 2010:                          SGL Carbon Appoints Edwin Eichler To Supervisory Board
      Aug 04, 2010:                          SGL Reports Revenue Of EUR644.6 Million In H1 2010
      Apr 28, 2010:                          SGL Carbon Reports Sales Revenue Of EUR303.6 Million In Q1 2010
      Apr 08, 2010:                          SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers To Built Manufacturing Plant In Washington
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData




SGL Group (SGLFF) - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review                                                                                Reference Code: GDCH63442SA

Source : www.globalcompanyintelligence.com                                                                                                             Page 1
      Table of Contents
      Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
      List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
      Section 1 - About the Company ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
      SGL Group - Key Facts.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
      SGL Group - Key Employees......................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
      SGL Group - Key Employee Biographies....................................................................................................................................................................... 6
      SGL Group - Major Products and Services.................................................................................................................................................................... 8
      SGL Group - History....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
      SGL Group - Company Statement ............................................................................................................................................................................... 10
      SGL Group - Locations And Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................................................................... 11
            Head Office............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 11
            Other Locations & Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................................. 11
      Section 2 – Company Analysis .................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
      SGL Group - Business Description .............................................................................................................................................................................. 13
      SGL Group - SWOT Analysis....................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
            SGL Group - Strengths .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
                  Strength - Geographic Diversification ............................................................................................................................................................. 14
                  Strength - Strong Focus on Research and Development ............................................................................................................................... 14
                  Strength - SGL Excellence (SGL X) Initiative.................................................................................................................................................. 14
            SGL Group - Weaknesses..................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
                  Weakness - Decline in Revenues ................................................................................................................................................................... 14
                  Weakness - Legal Proceedings ...................................................................................................................................................................... 15
                  Weakness - High Debt .................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
            SGL Group - Opportunities .................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
                  Opportunity - Growth Opportunities in Emerging Markets .............................................................................................................................. 15
                  Opportunity - Strategic Agreements................................................................................................................................................................ 15
                  Opportunity - Recovering Global Demand for SGL’s Products ....................................................................................................................... 15
       
								
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