Metals

What we do

Our metals experts bring deep experience in the industry to each client engagement. We have worked alongside and advised companies involved in precious metals and gems, base metals, steel, aluminum, zinc and fabricated metal products. And we bring practical insights from our work across industry boundaries. Bain has decades of experience with metals' end-market industries, ranging from construction and packaging to utilities and technology.

Our goal is to help companies in the metals industry improve their competitive positions. We do this by working across the metals value chain helping companies to:

  • Create strategies that keep the focus on defining the core business while seeking out and evaluating wise expansion strategies and adjacent business opportunities to remain competitive in an increasingly global market
  • Build a flexible and lean supply chain and forecast supply and demand to put in place the right processing and logistical infrastructure
  • Deliver the highest output at the lowest unit cost by cutting complexity, optimizing processes, and making continuous operations improvements to consistently deliver performance improvements and realize the full potential of existing assets
  • Employ pricing and marketing strategies that ensure the highest possible margins
  • Create responsible and sustainable emissions reduction strategies in response to environmental regulations
  • Attract and retain a skilled workforce and assign decision roles and responsibilities that help to improve organizational performance and maintain safe employee conditions

Our consultants tailor proven analytic methods—full potential analysis, Six Sigma, delay reduction—to the unique needs of each metals client.

Insights
We develop insights that work for our clients. Our approach and recommendations are highly customized and lead to practical actions. Visit Bain Insights to read more, or stay current on the topics you care about most by downloading the Bain Insights app today.
Our team

Bain has worked with leading mining companies in all major geographies on hundreds of projects over several decades. Our core group of experienced industry specialists work as an integrated part of your team, from frontline to C-suite, to deliver true results and make the changes stick.

Our leadership team

  • Askin
  • Askin Morrison

    APAC Mining Sector Leader

    Melbourne

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  • Giovanni
  • Giovanni Fiorentino

    Americas Metals & Mining Sector Leader

    São Paulo

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We have an extensive and diverse team of experts ready to serve the needs of clients worldwide. Please contact us to submit a business inquiry.