Driving growth with Industry 4.0

From connected energy grids and networked thermostats to smart robotics and factories of the future, the pace of digitising the physical world is accelerating. At the same time, there is imperative for improved sustainability within industry, with global commitments and targets to significantly reduce carbon emissions. Forward looking organizations need to be able to address the challenges whilst at the same time harnessing the opportunities. Companies require leaders who can translate complexity into strategic direction and business success.

Our Approach and Focus

Amrop’s global industrial practice team is composed of more than 30 partners and consultants, with over 30 years’ experience, and are based in virtually every industrial city in the world. We help our clients to find and develop leaders from across industries and geographies who have the ability to manage change and adapt to the future. We are extremely experienced at conducting strategic searches in the industrial sector and our deep sector focus means we have an unrivaled understanding of the specific needs of each client to identify and attract the most high-performing and successful individuals.

Our industry experts

Sector Specializations
1Aerospace, Aviation & Defence

This sector represents complex and high-tech industry which is concerned with research, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of aircrafts, armored vehicles or other specific innovative technology. It also encompasses a broad range of services that include maintenance, repair and overhaul.

We deliver top management searches combining sector specific insight with context driven regional understanding, enabling us to identify from C-level leaders to senior specialist roles in leading positions that will fit each client’s unique culture, business and strategic goals best.

2Automotive & Mobility

Applying smart robotics and building factories of the future, the pace of digitizing the physical world is accelerating. At the same time, there is imperative for improved sustainability within industry, with global commitments and targets to significantly reduce carbon emissions. Forward looking organizations need to be able to address the challenges whilst at the same time harnessing the opportunities.

Companies require leaders who can translate complexity into strategic direction and business success.

Our deep Industrial sector focus combined with years of expertise means we have an unrivaled understanding of the specific needs of each client to identify and attract the most high-performing and successful individuals.

3Chemicals

The production of chemicals involves converting raw materials such as fossil fuels, water, minerals, metals into tens of thousands of different products that are central to modern life as we know it. Nearly all goods in use every day are manufactured using Chemical Sector products. These goods are found in homes, offices, drug stores, farms or various Industries. Agricultural chemicals, basic chemicals, specialty chemicals, consumer products, pharmaceuticals or specialty chemicals represent a complex and important part of the Industry.

The strongly increasing intensity of economic human activity has resulted in a number of concerning ecological developments, such as climate change, water shortage, the reduction of biodiversity, and other challenges. Management teams and leaders in the chemical industry should be prepared for upcoming accelerated changes.

We are the trusted advisor of our clients to build strong management teams that have the ability to manage change and adapt to the future.

4Building Materials

Given the speed of progress in materials engineering, new construction materials are riding on the technological tsunami we currently find ourselves in. Materials are being engineered to be smarter, stronger, self-sustaining, sleeker, and easier on the environment. From materials that generate their own energy to those that provide greater structural protection, Other examples may include insulation materials (for buildings and to protect power infrastructure from increasing wildfire risks), materials enabling energy storage, construction chemicals to protect shores, or bio-based or recyclable materials. The future of building is evolving. 

We use our deep sector experience, research expertise and extensive networks to help our clients find and develop leaders and talents who have the ability to navigate the future.

5Industrial Machinery

Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the way companies manufacture, improve and distribute their products. Manufacturers are integrating new technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and analytics, and AI and machine learning into their production facilities and throughout their operations.

Industrial machinery and heavy equipment manufacturing is becoming more complex with the increasing requirements of embedded software and electronics content. Manage multi-disciplinary machinery and equipment engineering teams with an integrated approach to engineering lifecycle management that leverages integrated requirements management, secure supplier collaboration and an engineering management platform that combines mechanical, electronic, software and simulation data into a single collaborative environment.

To help our clients conquer forthcoming trends and overcome challenges of the next generation machines our sector experts and research professionals provide leaders who prepare your business for what comes next.

6Paper & Packaging

Paper Industry is being challenged by the ongoing transformation of business models and technologies, strict environmental regulations regarding deforestation due to extracting raw materials for producing paper and therefore increasing adoption of paper recycling technologies.

Growing consumption of packaged food and consumer goods is boosting the demand for paper packaging in the coming years. Suitability of corrugated boxes, cartons, and paper bags to pack a large variety of products from different end-use industries such as electronics, food & beverages, healthcare, homecare, building & construction, tobacco, and specifically e-commerce industry create growth opportunities in the global paper packaging market.

As sustainability and digital revolution is under way, along with new regulations and global consumer concerns this all brings significant challenges for CEOs regarding how they manage their companies.

Amrop's partners are committed to help our clients face the further need for executives who can apply critical thinking to new market opportunities and drive the transition to the next growth phase.