Frost & Sullivan Announces New Office in Southern California

– Diverse economy draws global growth consulting firm to the area

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan, the global growth partnership company, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in Irvine, California. The opening will enable the company to better meet the needs of an increased client base in the region.

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Opening an office in Southern California is part of Frost & Sullivan’s long range strategy to expand into business centers close to its clients. Frost & Sullivan President, Americas and Partner, Art Robbins, has relocated to Southern California to provide leadership at this new location.

“We are excited to establish a presence in Southern California to further help our clients in the Los Angeles to San Diego corridor accelerate their growth by connecting with our thought leaders and industry experts,” said Robbins.

Frost & Sullivan provides strategic consulting services to help its clients develop and implement innovative growth strategies. The company conducts research in many sectors including: Information & Communications Technologies; Healthcare; Automotive & Transportation; Aerospace, Defense & Security; Manufacturing; Business & Financial Services; Chemicals, Materials & Food; Energy & Environment; Industrial Automation & Process Control; Measurement & Instrumentation and Metals & Minerals. The company leverages more than 50 years of experience in more than 45 global offices, including the Irvine office.

For more information on Frost & Sullivan’s growth partnership services, please contact Mireya Espinoza at mireya.espinoza@frost.com.

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Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

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Etihad Airways Brings Momentous Year to a Close with Spectacular A380 and B787 Launch in Abu Dhabi

HONG KONG, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

  • World’s media gather in UAE capital to witness arrival of flagship aircraft
  • Both aircraft carry distinctive new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi‘ livery
  • First public viewing of world’s most luxurious cabin – The Residence by Etihad™
  • New Etihad Airways cabin crew uniform unveiled at catwalk fashion show

Further to its codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines yesterday, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has capped an incredible 12 months by unveiling its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft to more than 200 of the world’s media in Abu Dhabi.

The doors to the airline’s two new flagship aircraft – in the distinctive new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi‘ livery – were opened for the first time to reveal the new cabin interiors, which include the ultra-luxurious Residence by Etihad™, the only three-room suite in the sky.

Etihad Airways also unveiled a new cabin crew uniform at a spectacular catwalk fashion show. It’s the first major uniform re-launch since the airline’s formation in 2003 and incorporates the same colours used for the cabin interior and new aircraft livery.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “As we have done so many times in our short history, we are reshaping the landscape of modern air travel in our own way.

“Today is the culmination of many years of hard work and tremendous endeavour by hundreds of people both in our airline and outside.

“With the launch of these aircraft, we usher in a new era of unparalleled luxury, comfort and service. These innovations represent our vision for the future.”

In addition to the media event at Abu Dhabi airport, Etihad Airways is also hosting an event for travel industry partners and one for the airline’s staff today, ensuring that by the end of the day more than 1,500 people will have toured the two new aircraft.

The fashion show saw 22 Etihad Airways cabin crew showcasing the new uniform which has been designed by Italian Ettore Bilotta, derived from the new brand identity, and combines elegance, comfort and practicality.

Bilotta, in collaboration with the airline’s Guest Services and Guest Experience divisions, chose a warm chocolate brown as the base colour for the different uniform variations.

A deep purple colour is added for cabin crew and lounge staff, and a burnt orange accent colour for ground crews and Special Services personnel.

Following today’s events in Abu Dhabi, the A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft will continue test operations before starting commercial flights. The A380 will operate daily to London Heathrow from 27 December and the 787 to Dusseldorf from 1 February 2015.

The entry into commercial service of the A380 will see the introduction of The Residence by Etihad™, a new cabin that has captured the imagination of the air travel industry since it was unveiled in May 2014.

The Residence by Etihad™ features a living room, separate ensuite shower room, and as another first in the airline industry, a dedicated Butler.

Measuring 125 square feet in total, The Residence by Etihad™ is located on the forward upper deck of the A380 and is for single or double occupancy.

The A380 is also the only Etihad Airways aircraft to offer the First Apartment which is a complete living space with a reclining lounge chair and an ottoman, which opens up to become a separate 80.5 inch long fully-flat bed.

The First Suite on the Etihad Airways B787 offers guests an enhanced suite with chilled mini-bar, complete privacy and centre seats which can be joined to create a double bed.

A total of 70 Business Studios are located on the upper deck of the A380, and the B787 has 28 Business Studios, all offering aisle access and a fully flat bed of up to 80.5 inches long.

The Economy Smart Seat also debuts on the A380 and Boeing 787 and has enhanced comfort with the unique ‘fixed wing’ headrest on each seat.

Etihad Airways will take delivery of four A380s and three Boeing 787-9s in 2015.

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2013 carried 11.5 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base Etihad Airways flies to 111 existing or announced passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 109 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 200 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and 9 Airbus A380s. Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus, Air Serbia and Jet Airways, and is in the process of formalising equity investments in Alitalia and Swiss-based Etihad Regional*. For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com

*Operated by Darwin Airline

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Frost & Sullivan Recognises Europe’s Top Achievers at Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet in Monaco

– More than 20 awards to be presented for exemplary best practices

LONDON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan will host its Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in Monaco on 30th October, 2014. The much anticipated, two-part event celebrates the exceptional performances of companies as well as their strategies, processes and executives.

The 2014 Best Practices Awards Banquet features a veritable who’s who of industry’s premier companies and their leaders. The select recipients are chosen by expert industry analysts on the basis of rigorous performance measurements and comparisons using proprietary methodologies.

Jan E. Kristiansen, Senior Partner and Global Head of Growth Consulting at Frost & Sullivan observes: “Our long-established awards programme recognises companies that have demonstrated a unique approach to doing business in their markets.” We are celebrating the innovation, vision and overall contribution of the following exceptional leaders to business and society. 

During the evening awards ceremony, Olivier Courtade, CEO M2M Solutions, Erik Grab, Vice President Strategic Anticipation, Innovation and Sustainable Development, and Martin Peronnet, CEO Monato Telecom, will be accepting Growth, Innovation & Leadership (GIL) awards honouring the exemplary achievements and best practices these individuals continue to demonstrate within their respective domains.

More than 20 awardees have been drawn from a wide spectrum of sectors spanning IT, healthcare, energy, building technologies, automation, banking, aerospace, chemicals, and materials. Some of the areas of excellence in which best-in-class players will be honoured include product leadership, product innovation, customer service leadership, technology innovation as well as competitive strategy innovation and leadership.

On the night, Frost & Sullivan will award, among others, cross-industry giants such as Siemens and Orange; materials majors, DSM Biomedical and Mibelle Group Biochemistry; energy solution innovators, Asetek and Redavia Solar, and technology trailblazers, Artificial Solutions, Cyan Technology and Humavox.

Given below is the complete list of award recipients:

  • Lamda Guard – 2014 Global Aerospace Product Leadership Award
  • Guaranty Trust Bank – 2014 Nigerian Banking for Small and Medium Enterprises Product Leadership Award
  • Chr. Hansen – 2014 Global Wine Industry New Product Innovation Leadership Award
  • DSM Biomedical – 2014 North American Medical Device Coatings Growth Excellence Leadership Award
  • Mibelle Group Biochemistry – 2014 European Anti-Aging Skin Care New Product Innovation Leadership Award
  • Asetek – 2014 Global Data Center Cooling Solutions New Product Innovation Leadership Award
  • Socomec – 2014 European UPS Company of the Year Award
  • Redavia Solar – 2014 Tanzanian Solar/Diesel Hybrid Power Technology Innovation Leadership Award
  • IDT Biologika – 2014 European Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Customer Service Leadership Award
  • Orange Healthcare and Weinmann Technologies – 2014 European Homecare Monitoring Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award
  • Edit Microsystems (Pty) Ldt – 2014 South African eEducation Customer Service Leadership Award
  • Keypasco – 2014 European Secure Authentication New Product Innovation Leadership Award
  • Atlas Copco – 2014 European Service Partnership for Compressors Company of the Year Award
  • Emerson Process Management – 2014 European Industrial Services for Process Automation Company of the Year Award
  • Peroni Pompe – 2014 Global Reciprocating Pumps in Oil and Gas Customer Value Leadership Award
  • AlertMe – 2014 European Connected Home in Internet of Things New Product Innovation Leadership Award
  • ADOCIA – 2014 European Therapeutic Proteins Technology Innovation Leadership Award
  • APATEQ – PWT S.A. – 2014 European Advanced Filtration Technology Innovation Leadership Award
  • Artificial Solutions – 2014 European Natural Language Interaction Platform Enabling Technology Leadership Award
  • Cyan Technology Ltd – 2014 European Smart Metering Technology Innovation Leadership Award
  • Humavox – 2014 Israeli Wireless Charging for Wearable Devices Technology Innovation Leadership Award

The Best Practices Awards Banquet showcases the unparalleled accomplishments of leaders and innovators across industry. Join Frost & Sullivan in applauding these luminaries whose visionary leadership and best practices continues to redefine industry standards.

Event Schedule

Venue:              Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, Monaco

18:30 – 19:30:    Registration and Drinks Reception

19:35 – 19:45:   Welcome Speech and Keynote Address

19:45 onwards:  Awards Ceremony and Dinner

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Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organisation prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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2014 Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards Celebrates Singapore’s Leading Companies

~ Keppel Logistics, Sembcorp and Avaya among companies honoured

SINGAPORE, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Singapore’s top companies were recognized for their achievements at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards.

In its second year, the awards aim to commend companies which have demonstrated best practices and outstanding performance across their various industries in the Singapore market. These industries include aerospace & defense, chemicals, energy, environment & building, healthcare, information & communication technologies and logistics.

Mr. Manoj Menon, Senior Partner & Asia Pacific Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan said “The annual Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards allow us to identify and recognize the companies whom have excelled in driving innovation and best practices in the competitive business arena.”

“We hope that these awards will continue to spur these industries forward by showcasing leading companies and individuals who have become and remain role models for the industry,” he added.

Award recipients for the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards were identified based on in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research conducted by Frost & Sullivan’s analysts. Companies are typically researched on their revenues, market share, capabilities, and overall contribution to the industry.

The findings of the detailed evaluation will then be presented to a panel of judges to decide the recipient for each category. Information on the award methodology can be found at http://www.frost-apac.com/singaporeawards/selection_process_criteria.htm.

For more details on the 2014 Singapore Excellence Awards, please visit http://www.frost-apac.com/singaporeawards/index.htm

Celebrating Singapore’s Best

Frost & Sullivan congratulates all recipients of the Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards 2014.

2014 Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards Recipients

Category

Award Recipient

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE


Ground Support Solutions Market Leadership Award 

SATS Ltd

CHEMICALS, MATERIALS & FOOD


Home-Grown Specialty Chemicals Company of the Year 

MegaChem Ltd

ENVIRONMENT & BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES


Integrated Facilities Management Company of the Year 

Jones Lang LaSalle


Waste Management Company of the Year 

Sembcorp


Waste Recovery Company of the Year 

ENERGY


Solar Energy System Integrator Company of the Year 

Sunseap Leasing

HEALTHCARE


Telehealth Company of the Year 

myHealth Sentinel

ICT


Contact Center Applications Vendor Of the Year 

Avaya

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS


Domestic Logistics Service Provider of the Year 

Keppel Logistics

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Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor, Fast-Paced Product Manufacturing

— The aerospace, defense, automotive and healthcare industries will lead in the adoption of this technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Four-dimensional (4-D) printing develops materials that alter their properties and behaviors based on external stimuli such as changes in temperature. This advanced technology is poised to have a disruptive effect in multiple industries. In the near future, 4-D printing will revolutionize the business landscape by printing objects ranging from human organs to parts used in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Advances in 4-D Printing, expects the aerospace, defense, automotive and healthcare industries to be the first to adopt 4-D printing technology after its commercialization. Other industries will follow suit as the technology matures.

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“4-D printing, an extension of three-dimensional printing, is superior to conventional manufacturing techniques in terms of performance, efficiency and quality, and can create new products with increased capabilities,” noted Technical Insights Research Analyst Jithendranath Rabindranath. “Unlike conventional manufacturing techniques, it facilitates self-assembly of materials required to manufacture parts and products, thereby speeding up the process and reducing the need for labor.”

Much work remains for market participants, as 4-D printing technology is in an early stage of development. Rapid prototyping technology has not yet been widely tested for large-scale applications and physical object manufacturing, and thus the validity of 4-D printing technology for such implementation scenarios has not been clearly demonstrated.

As with any new technology, the initial implementation cost of 4-D printing is an adoption hurdle. In cases where companies are willing to make this investment, product prices tend to be high in order to recover costs incurred and maintain profitability levels in the face of modest production volumes.

“After a few years of mass commercialization, the cost of employing 4-D printing technology will decrease, prompting several companies across a wide range of industries to integrate this technology into their manufacturing systems,” stated Rabindranath. “Uptake will also strengthen due to the positive funding environment, which encourages confederations, research laboratories, universities, startups and big market participants especially in North America to invest in R&D.”

Advances in 4-D Printing, a part of the Technical Insights (http://www.technicalinsights.frost.com) subscription, offers insights on nine dimensions of 4-D printing technology: year of impact, market potential, global footprint, IP activity, funding, breadth of industries, impact on megatrend, potential points of convergence, and size of the innovation ecosystem. Further, this research service includes detailed technology analysis and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

Technical Insights is an international technology analysis business that produces a variety of technical news alerts, newsletters, and research services.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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Frost & Sullivan: Heavy Maintenance Segment Dominates the Military Support in Service Market

LONDON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The heavy maintenance segment has the highest potential for revenue generation among military support in services, as the defence sector is evolving into a support in service (SIS) oriented market. Expensive cost of new combat platforms purchase, along with budget pressures, is compelling the defence sector to extend the lifecycles of military platforms far beyond the original average of 30 years. This translates to substantial revenues for military SIS providers.

Additionally, as older platforms require heavier, more intensive, and expensive maintenance, most original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will experience higher revenues from maintenance and retrofit contracts.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Global Military Support in Service Platforms Market Assessment, finds that the market earned revenues of $50.73 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $63.58 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 2.5 percent. North America is likely to be the biggest military SIS platforms market globally. However, it is the Asia-Pacific market that is likely to register the highest compound annual growth rate. The study covers 5 main SIS activity segments: line maintenance, heavy maintenance, spare parts, modernisation/upgrades, and training.

The SIS market remains relatively unaffected by the downturn, mainly because the complexity of combat platforms compels the use of permanent support.

Innovations such as additive manufacturing are supporting the SIS market by enabling deployed, frontline units to print required parts on site from available materials such as aluminium, plastic, titanium and steel. This has revolutionised access to necessary parts for potential life-saving military equipment by allowing spares to be produced on the spot instead of having to be shipped.

“Acknowledging the rising sophistication of weaponry and tightening budgets, defence contractors are expected to provide SIS packages as a part of the main contract for the supply of modern combat platforms,” said Frost & Sullivan Aerospace & Defence Industry Analyst Dominik Kimla, PhD. “They will also be seeking to enter into partnerships with local military SIS providers by setting up joint-ventures and strategic partnerships due to the growing role of local companies.”

This collaborative approach is in line with the industrialisation policy of governments, aimed at enhancing national capabilities through technology transfers and local partnerships.

“Defence suppliers must demonstrate the ways in which outsourcing of SIS can lead to reduced operational costs in the next five to seven years,” noted Kimla. “This is critical, as Ministries of Defence are looking for methods to reduce costs and simultaneously improve the readiness of their forces.”

Overall, the market will continue to grow despite the cutbacks in the defence sector, as governments all over the world are attempting to streamline their spending and outsource SIS activities to private companies.

If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an email to Edyta Grabowska, Corporate Communications, at edyta.grabowska@frost.com.

Global Military Support in Service Platforms Market Assessment is part of the Defence (http://www.defense.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Military Systems Support-in-Service Market Assessment, Global Helicopter & Systems Market: Capturing Growth Opportunities across the Rotorcraft Industry, Emerging Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Across Global Government and Commercial Sectors, among others. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.