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Over the years we have made a number of strategic acquisitions to enable us to meet more of our customers' needs:

  • 1969

    The original CRU company was founded by Robert Perlman and John Horam, initially specialising in Copper market research

  • 1986

    CRU acquires British Sulphur Corporation Limited, adding conferences and expertise in fertilizer markets

  • 1996

    CRU acquires Resource Strategies Inc, a consultancy business operating from Exton, PA in the US

  • 2002

    CRU opens representative office in Australia

  • 2004

    CRU opens its first China office in Beijing

  • 2006

    CRU acquires KMI Research, a business specialising in the Wire and Cable

  • 2006

    CRU acquires Commodity Metals Management Company, a company based in Pittsburgh and specialising in North American Aluminium markets

  • 2006

    CRU established in South America through the opening of an office in Chile

  • 2009

    CRU opens its first Indian office based in Mumbai, which becomes part of CRU Consulting

  • 2012

    CRU acquires Ryan's Notes with the acquisition of Nonferrous Notes Organization

  • 2012

    CRU acquires Fertecon Research Centre Ltd, adding to the Group’s fertilizer operations

  • 2013

    CRU moves its London head office to more prestigious offices in Chancery Lane

  • 2014

    CRU hires analysts to work on India's Aluminium sector

  • 2015

    CRU opens offices in Japan

  • 2015

    CRU Americas: New York office established

  • 2016

    CRU expands its China presence with an additional office in Shanghai

  • 2018

    CRU expands its position in the Asia Pacific region with an office in Singapore

  • 2018

    Steel Market Update acquired

  • 2019

    CRU celebrates 50 years in commodity research