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Mining Equipment, Technology and Services Consulting

Overview

L.E.K.’s natural resources team works with METS clients around the world to solve their most difficult challenges. In one of many recent assignments, L.E.K. worked with a leading mine-site contractor to identify, prioritize and win substantial new contract opportunities, which helped underpin a significant expansion in business profitability.

Client Issues

Based on our expertise in this space, we challenge our clients to answer important questions such as:
  • Where are the growth opportunities and how can we refine our value proposition to win them?
  • Which commodities/regions/customers are most attractive to serve and how do we enter those segments?
  • How do we need to change our operating model to suit the commodity price down cycle?
  • Where and how can we gain greater cost efficiency in our organization?

Examples of Our Work

To learn more about how we help our clients create value, please refer to these case examples:
  • Conducted a due diligence of a supplier of strata support consumables.
  • Assisted a major global producer and user of nitrogen-based products to identify and deliver significant cost reductions across the organization.
  • Assessed the attractiveness and potential entry strategies into adjacent mining services segments for a mining equipment rentals firm.
  • Helped an ammonium nitrate producer considering expansion of its production capacity. L.E.K. assessed the region to determine whether a sufficient supply/demand imbalance existed to justify a more granular expansion-feasibility study.
  • Analyzed the contract-mining industry to provide an investment firm with external validation that the sector is attractive and identify potential market entry points.
  • Supported a mine-services operator to realize the growth potential of its underutilized load-and-haul equipment by assisting them in their sales strategy to mine operators.

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Please contact us at naturalresources@lek.com for additional information.