Croda SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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


Parent Company

Croda International Plc.




Industrial Products and Chemicals

Tagline/ Slogan

Innovation you can build on


Creating specialty chemicals from renewable sources

Croda STP


Global customers requiring specialty chemicals

Target Group

Individual consumers, Manufacturing companies etc.


An innovation-driven company to enhance the quality of everyday products to make people’s lives easier

Croda SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Croda :

1. A truly global company, with manufacturing and sales office in all major continents
2. Environment friendly production approach
3. Strong growth seen across various segments in past few years
4. Emerging market’s sales as a percentage of group’s sales is increasing year on year
5. Proportion of energy coming from non-fossil fuel sources is also increasing year on year
6. CSR initiatives include community education program, to provide support and funding to raise profile of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
7. Have won multiple awards like Environment Excellence Awards, 2014 Britain’s most admired companies, and many more


1.Limited growth potential in their biggest market, Europe.
2.Strong pound hits profit as Croda reports in Sterling even though UK makes only small part of its revenues


1.Diversify product range
2.Due to increasing population and an ageing population too, will increase the personal care market
3.Increasing wealth in emerging markets, opens up new prospects for the company


1.Stiff competitions from other bigger players
2.Interruption in supply of key raw materials will have a major negative impact on manufacturing 
3.A lengthy system failure will impact operations, as there is too much reliance on IT infrastructure

Croda Competition


Below are the 3 main Croda competitors :

3.PTT Global

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