Metals

PwC’s Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 audit share of metals companies by revenue is greater than that of any other accounting firm. With a combination of the discipline of a public accounting firm with the creativity of a consulting firm, we create lasting value for you by bringing together the precision, structure, and deep analytical capabilities of audit and tax and the creative mindset and problem-solving skills of consulting. We are objective in our work and careful to use fact-based approaches and replicable methodologies. We begin with the end in mind and consider implications across strategy, structure, people, process, and technology. With a focus on action, impact, and value, we don’t just assess and recommend; we also help you implement with agility and flexibility. We take advantage of our global reach and inter-disciplinary talent to deliver what you need, when and where you need it.

Metals insights

Assessing tax: 2014 tax rate benchmarking study for industrial products and automotive sectors Assessing tax: 2014 tax rate benchmarking study for industrial products and automotive sectors
PwC’s annual issue of Assessing Tax provides a detailed analysis of tax rate metrics for 324 companies and highlights tax trends for aerospace and defense, automotive, chemicals, engineering and construction, industrial manufacturing and metals, and transportation and logistics companies. This issue includes a special report on the surge in international tax controversy.
Forging ahead Forging ahead: Q1 2014
Metals industry mergers and acquisitions declined in the first quarter of 2014. Overcapacity in the sector drove down steel deals. Asia and Oceania continue to drive deal transactions to trim capacity.

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Gaining Altitude with PwC Issue 8 Tax technology: Creating a strategic asset
How do manufacturing companies use technology in their tax functions? PwC and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) surveyed more than 100 companies to uncover leading practices and challenges in applying technology to the tax function.
New! PwC's Industrial Insights blog New! PwC's Industrial Insights blog
Insights and commentary from Bob McCutcheon and other Industrial Products sector leaders. Join the conversation.
A homecoming for U.S. manufacturing? A homecoming for US manufacturing? Why a resurgence in US manufacturing may be the next big bet
The manufacturing sector in the US is rebounding. Factors that could impact reshoring decisions include labor, materials, transportation/energy costs, market demand, the availability of talent and capital, tax rates, and currency fluctuations.

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Hard commodities: Metals volatility Hard commodities: Metals volatility
Metals industry executive interviews reveal that metals companies need to go beyond a solid hedging strategy and develop an agile risk assessment methodology to capitalize on emerging opportunities.

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Minerals and metals scarcity in manufacturing: The ticking time bomb Minerals and metals scarcity in manufacturing: The ticking time bomb
Why senior executives of leading global manufacturing companies see resource scarcity as a major issue over the coming five years—and what they are planning to do about it.
Shale gas: A renaissance in US manufacturing? Shale gas: A renaissance in US manufacturing?
A PwC analysis finds that full-scale and robust shale gas development through 2025 could yield a number of potential benefits for the industrial manufacturing, chemicals, and metals industries.
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Review our assessment of the key issues facing the metals industry and how PwC can help companies navigate effectively through them.

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Meet the PwC Metals practice

Our Metals practice serves ferrous and nonferrous primary and secondary metals producers through a network of nearly 1,000 professionals strategically located around the world who provide assurance, tax, and advisory services. Central to the successful delivery of our services is an in-depth understanding of today’s industry issues, in addition to a wealth of specialized resources and “best practices” that help in solving complex business challenges. Our highly-skilled team encourages dialogue on top-of-mind trends and issues through active participation in industry conferences and associations, such as the American Iron and Steel Institute, as well as through industry-focused publications and Web forums.

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