In the complex world of steel, finding commercial efficiencies can make the difference between profit and loss. An analytical approach to pricing is key – but who can you trust?
We have deep personal industry experience of what it takes to set reliable pricing strategies and tactics, giving you the confidence you need to gain a competitive advantage in negotiating with your supply chain. Respected for our independence, we can help you to manage price risk and bring clarity with real, proven data and numbers.
Your trusted advisor – you can rely on our team to provide the scale and reach you need when examining issues in depth and detail. And you can trust us to deliver with good governance and a personal touch.
Who we help
- Purchasing directors and managers
- Commercial directors
- Category managers
- Sales leadership
- Raw materials managers
How we help
- Accurate benchmarking that locks in prices and sales volumes
- Forecasting to mitigate risk in index-linked contracts
- Supporting negotiations with credible pricing strategies and tactics
- Validating prices before committing to a contract
- Cost, margin and emissions analysis to evaluate vendors
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What others have to say about us
CRU is more legitimate than and others. The international outlook on CRU is strong/credible. Other commodities show they know.
CRU has a global pricing perspective and is more balanced.
CRU is more widely accepted … …they're an older name, people are more familiar with them.
CRU is the go-to it's their reputation, their name recognition - Index" and CRU are synonymous.
We recommend CRU right now, only because it seems to be the most accurate in a field that is not as transparent.
Our customers prefer using a price index as it provides a level of transparency and certainty.
CRU has opened my eyes about prices for Steel. … It helps a lot to negotiate with suppliers.
Automotive parts manufacturer
I have indexed steel and aluminium deals. This publication is imperative.
Automotive parts supplier
CRU data is part of our steel purchasing and sales business.
Steel service centre
We utilize CRU pricing for index programs … and also depend upon the analysts' insights