LyondellBasell SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of LyondellBasell with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

LyondellBasell

Parent Company

LyondellBasell

Category

Diversified Chemicals

Sector

Industrial Products

Tagline/ Slogan

Amazing Chemistry ; Fuelling the power to within

USP

Largest polymer suppliers

STP

Segment

Plastics, chemicals and fuel requirements

Target Group

Personal care products, fresh food packaging, lightweight plastics, construction materials, automotive components, durable textiles, medical applications and biofuels

Positioning

Safer, stronger and more affordable products

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. Worlds third largest independent chemical company

2. Expanding polyolefin process capabilities

3. State of art manufacturing facilities

4. Wide product range catering to a huge segment of customers

5. Has a strong workforce of 10,000+ people

6. Emerged a winner after filing bankruptcy, shows the skilled expertise

7. Has over 16000 manufacturing sites in nearly 19 countries

Weaknesses

1. Financial flexibility affected by high debt

2. Consistently decreasing profit margins

3. Creditor suit on the company has tarnished the company image

Opportunities

1. Increase in demand for ethylene and propylene

2. Large number of joint ventures increase the capability to improve product portfolio

3. Outsourcing opportunity available can be leveraged to increase profit margin

Threats

1. Stringent regulation increases future risk factor

2. Threatening calamities can de stabilize the company such as shut down of plants on the US Gulf Coast, temporary shutdown of the Houston Refinery

3. Threatened by lawsuits due to their past financial flaws

Competition

Competitors

1. BASF SE

2. ExxonMobil Corporation

3. Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

4. Dow Chemical Company

5. Reliance Industries Limited



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