Chemicals

Chemicals

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

Cement

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

Petrochemicals

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 functional 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.

Our people

Florian Budde

Senior Partner, Frankfurt
Serves as a global knowledge leader of the Chemicals Practice and helps clients execute functional-excellence programs and develop strategies...

Jakob Fischer

Senior Partner, Munich
Leads the Chemicals Practice in the EMEA region. Helps chemical and agrochemical companies—and other companies in the process industries—optimize...

John Warner

Senior Partner, Cleveland
Co-leader of the firm’s Global Energy and Materials Practice as well as global leader of our Chemicals and Agriculture Practice.

Thomas Hundertmark

Senior Partner, Houston
Advises executives in the energy, chemicals, and agribusiness sectors as they set strategic direction and drive better performance through operational...

Featured capabilities

ACRE

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.

Featured insight

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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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