Our Latest Thinking on Industrial Goods

Widespread digitization has only just begun and industrial product makers and service providers are already feeling the pressure to innovate to stay ahead. Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on industrial goods for insight into the challenges the sector is facing and how to overcome them.

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Building Materials


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How Synthetic Biology Can Make a Materials Difference

Synthetic biology is a difficult technology to master and especially tough to scale. Chemical and materials startups and their backers need to find the meeting place of technology capability, market need, and cost.

Forest Products, Paper, and Packaging

Net-Zero Trucks

Net-Zero Trucks? Yes, It’s Possible.

The trucks used in industries like mining and agriculture burn diesel and emit a lot of CO2. Fortunately, replacement solutions exist—if companies understand the costs and benefits.

Metals and Mining

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The Lithium Supply Crunch Doesn’t Have to Stall Electric Cars

Due to shortages of critical materials and vulnerable supply chains, production of lithium-ion batteries could fall far short of demand. Coordinated action is needed to boost supply in a sustainable way and keep the transition to renewable energy on course. 

Real Estate

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Building the Housing of the Future

Alternatives to traditional homes account for up to 6% of all new residential units built annually, and demand is predicted to continue. The construction industry must adapt.

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