Helping chemical companies optimize operations, improve performance, and identify opportunities for growth

We help chemical companies create Change that Matters by leveraging artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to unlock sustainable growth and operational excellence.

How we help clients


We combine detailed industry and market data with practical insights in order to help cement companies improve operations and... capture opportunities for growth.


We help petrochemicals companies build strategies based on their core strengths and translate industry-specific trends into actionable... opportunities for growth.

Specialty Chemicals

We help specialty chemicals companies achieve excellence; we monitor and anticipate global trends and discontinuities in the markets,... so that our clients can create profitable growth by determining where, when, and how to compete.

Transformations & Impact Partnerships

We work with chemicals clients to understand their potential, create a robust plan for reaching their financial targets, and align... leadership and teams to execute on the transformation.

Our people

Daniel Aminetzah

Senior Partner, New York
Advises global agricultural and specialty chemicals companies—along with investors in the sector—on corporate strategy, M&A, and commercial excellence

Avinash Goyal

Senior Partner, Mumbai
Helps chemical and agriculture companies meet the challenges of a rapidly changing sector, taking a global, data-driven perspective to transforming...

Ulrich Weihe

Senior Partner, Frankfurt
Provides guidance on Strategy, M&A, Restructuring and Transformation, R&D and Merger Management for chemical, biotech and process industries...

Featured capabilities

Practice hwhc


ACRE combines proprietary market outlooks, pricing data, and expert insights to help food companies, governments, investors, and agriculture players make better pricing, crop selection, and sales and marketing decisions.
Practice hwhc


Increasing productivity in heavy industry processing plants with advanced analytics

Featured insight


The European recycling landscape—the quiet before the storm?

– Before plastics recycling in Europe can scale up, the industry needs to overcome sizable obstacles. Our survey helps illustrate what companies can do to achieve their aspirations.

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McKinsey welcomes Westney Consulting, a leading capital-projects consultancy

– The acquisition further helps us ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of our clients capital projects.

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