Services on the Construction
If you think that your research needs can be met by our consultancy
skills, the first step is to arrange a meeting with a consultant of Off-Highway
Research to discuss your research needs with him and to provide him with
a full brief.
Based on the briefing given at the meeting, a proposal will be
submitted setting out the purpose and objectives of the work, the scope,
methods to be employed, personnel to be used, time and cost. There is no
charge for a proposal unless, by prior arrangement, a long initial diagnostic
study is needed. Proposals are flexible and can be readily amended to meet
a client's needs more fully.
The Research Programme
The Managing Director of Off-Highway Research is personally
responsible for each assignment. He briefs the staff required, arranges
for any outside services needed and directs the project. He and the staff
concerned are available for consultation and discussion at all stages.
Close communication with the client is essential to the success of a project
and for the client to obtain maximum value from it.
Unless the client wishes otherwise, all work is strictly confidential
to the client who has commissioned it. Copyright, however, remains with
Off-Highway Research. Publication of the results of any assignment to third
parties is subject to the prior written agreement of Off- Highway Research.
The Cost of Private Client Research
The consultancy does not begin any assignment before timing,
fees and costs are agreed with the client. A firm fee will be quoted for
a specified job, or if preferred, on a daily, weekly or contract basis.
This is assessed on the cost of the inputs budgeted for the job. The quoted
costs are never exceeded unless, by agreement, the scope of the work has
Examples of Consultancy Projects
Various types of private client research and consultancy projects
are as follows:
- Market research and analysis
- Market feasibility studies
- End-user surveys
- Technological and market forecasts
- Planning and marketing strategy studies
- Diversification and acquisition studies
- Financial studies
- The appointment of dealers in the UK and France.
- The European market for teeth systems in hydraulic excavators.
- Requirements of backhoe loader operators.
- Potential for a fast travel, multi-purpose tractor.
- The European market for skid-steer loaders.
- Financing and leasing in European construction equipment markets.
- The relationship between OEMs and their suppliers.
- Component sourcing criteria of construction equipment manufacturers.
- Competitive OEM strategies
- The viability of rental in 5 European countries.
- An assessment of the European earthmover tyre market.
- Diesel engine forecasts for Uzbekistan.
- Trends in cab design and OEM's requirements.
- Selecting a dealer in China.
- The Chinese market for compact equipment.
- Identifying JV partners in China.
- Index of Reports