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  • 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 industry
  • 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
  • 2013 – CRU expands its Australian operations
  • 2014 – CRU hires analysts to work on India's Aluminium sector
  • 2015 – CRU opens offices in Hong Kong and Japan
  • 2016 – CRU expands its China presence with an additional office in Shanghai