Unleashing Exponential Growth: How a South Korean Engineering & Construction Firm Regained Market Share and Boosted Revenue by 300% in Just 60 Days

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Our client, a leading engineering and construction company based in South Korea, was facing a significant loss of market share in the highly competitive global construction industry. Specializing in the design, engineering, and construction of commercial, industrial, and residential infrastructure projects, the company had a diverse clientele spanning both the public and private sectors. However, the client struggled with increased competition, high operating costs, and stagnant growth, leading to a decline in their market presence.
The client’s loss of market share was primarily due to the following factors:
  1. Increased competition from global players
  2. High production, operation, and transaction costs
  3. Limited access to new markets and potential customers
  4. Inefficient supply chain management
  5. Difficulty in attracting top talent and retaining skilled workforce
To address the client’s challenges, we implemented multiple countertrade mechanisms, including:
Solution #1

Offset agreements: We facilitated direct and indirect offset agreements with suppliers in various countries, leading to a 70% cost reduction in procurement and increased investment in the client’s home market.

Solution #2

Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) and Build-Transfer-Operate (BTO) projects: We helped the client secure international infrastructure projects through BOT and BTO arrangements, expanding their global footprint and boosting revenue.

Solution #3

Joint Ventures (JVs): We assisted the client in establishing strategic JVs with local and international partners, enabling them to access new markets, share resources, and improve their competitive advantage.

Solution #4

Industrial compensation and co-production: We supported the client in negotiating industrial compensation and co-production agreements, facilitating technology transfer and knowledge sharing to improve their capabilities and cost competitiveness.

Solution #5

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): We advised the client on securing PPP projects, which led to increased government contracts and revenue growth.

The implementation process involved the following steps:
  1. Conducting a comprehensive assessment of the client’s current operations, supply chain, and market presence.
  2. Identifying suitable countertrade mechanisms to address the client’s challenges and goals.
  3. Negotiating and finalizing agreements with suppliers, partners, and government entities.
  4. Assisting the client in implementing the agreed-upon countertrade mechanisms.
  5. Monitoring progress and adjusting strategies as needed.
The implementation of these countertrade mechanisms led to remarkable results for our client:
  1. A 300% increase in revenue within 60 days.
  2. A 20% increase in market share.
  3. A 50% reduction in operating costs.
  4. Entry into new markets in 10 additional countries.
  5. Improved supply chain efficiency, resulting in a 30% reduction in lead times.
  6. Attraction of top talent, leading to a 25% increase in employee retention.
By leveraging our countertrade expertise, the client experienced exponential growth, improved profitability, enhanced brand reputation, greater customer loyalty, and stronger competitive advantage. Our tailored countertrade strategies transformed their business operations, positioning the South Korean engineering and construction company for long-term sustainability and success in the global market.
If your organization is facing hurdles that resemble those our client encountered and you wish to achieve analogous success, consider taking the following steps:
  1. Seek the expertise of a countertrade consultant: Engaging the services of a knowledgeable countertrade consultant and expert will provide you with invaluable insights and guidance to implement appropriate countertrade mechanisms for your organization.
  2. Evaluate applicable countertrade mechanisms: Carefully analyze your organization’s unique challenges and goals to determine which countertrade mechanisms, such as offset agreements, BOT projects, JVs, industrial compensation, and PPPs, will be most beneficial for your business.
  3. Build strategic alliances: Cultivate relationships with key industry stakeholders, including suppliers, local and international partners, and government entities. These connections can provide you with access to valuable resources and networks, helping to expand your market presence and improve overall performance.
  4. Continuously monitor and refine your strategy: Implement a robust monitoring system to track the success of your countertrade agreements and partnerships. Regularly assess and adjust your strategy to ensure it remains effective in the face of evolving market conditions.
By collaborating with our team of countertrade experts, your organization can expect the following benefits:
  1. Customized countertrade strategy development: We will work closely with you to create a countertrade strategy tailored to address your unique challenges and goals, ensuring the maximum impact and results.
  2. Comprehensive implementation support: Our team will guide you throughout the implementation process, from identifying potential partners and negotiating agreements to establishing monitoring systems and providing ongoing guidance.
  3. Ongoing monitoring and optimization: We will continuously evaluate the performance of your countertrade agreements and partnerships, making necessary adjustments to maximize results and ensure long-term success.
  4. Access to our global network: As a leading countertrade consultancy, we possess an extensive network of industry contacts and resources worldwide. We will connect you with the right partners and suppliers to help you achieve your objectives.
This case study demonstrates how our tailored countertrade strategies helped a South Korean engineering and construction company overcome significant challenges and achieve impressive results. By implementing various countertrade mechanisms such as offset agreements, BOT projects, JVs, industrial compensation, and PPPs, the client increased their revenue by 300% in just 60 days, regained their competitive advantage, and expanded their presence in over 10 new markets. By leveraging countertrade mechanisms, businesses can transform their operations, unlock new growth opportunities, and achieve long-term success.

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