Are Energy and Lighting OEMs doomed to shrinking profitability?

FlextronicsFor over 5 years, smart grid and energy efficiency pundits hyped up a rosy future for OEMs by projecting almost unlimited demand for energy infrastructure projects. One could have been led to believe that utilities and their customers were queuing up to adopt the latest technologies.

But then reality set in. Commercial & industrial customers require shorter payback periods to justify infrastructure upgrades to energy efficient technology.  Long sales cycles, competition from new entrants, and the time required to bring new solutions to market have tempered both financial forecasts and profit margins. Adding to this, growing regional markets like Brazil have trade and tariff policies that drive local content requirements.

But all is not doom and gloom. There are strategies you can adopt to free up cash flow, accelerate time to market and mitigate risk when entering regional markets. As the global leader in supply chain solutions, Flextronics has been partnering with leading OEMs to help them more efficiently deliver solutions from concept to their customers – whether the customer is across the world or across the street.  Our experience in energy ranges from generation to distribution, smart meters to energy storage, and even LED lighting to energy management.

Even commercial & industrial businesses and their property managers can now reduce procurement costs while benefitting from utility cost savings of energy efficient lighting solutions.

Are you interested in learning how you can improve your company’s bottom line?  Join us for a complimentary webinar on 1st October at 3pm BST where we discuss case studies and strategies to grow your profitability.

Sanket Amberkar
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