IRL offers an extensive range of market research and analysis services to the paints and coatings industries worldwide with over 40 years experience in this sector.
Founded as Information Research Limited, since it was acquired by Business Research Group (BRG) in 2000 it has grown into a global consultancy with offices in San Francisco, CA, Summit, NJ, New Delhi, and Beijing, with the global headquarters situated in London.
Now simply known as IRL, it is integrated into the BRG family as a specialist practice of the BRG Chemicals business unit and works in partnership with its sister division, IAL Consultants.
IRL offers a comprehensive range of off the shelf multiclient studies which are well respected in the industry and used as a basis for business decisions as the initial desk survey material for strategic studies. The material is frequently used by the private equity industry or as the counter check in M&A Due Diligence in data rooms.
IRL researches the paint and coatings markets and related industries worldwide through a combination of multi-client studies and proprietary research. Our work focuses on decorative coatings, wood and plastic finishing, OEM coatings and speciality coatings as well as coating resins, pigments, fillers and extenders.
In addition to reports with a technological focus, our library of paint industry profiles provides insights into some of the world's most sought-after paint markets, highlighting growth opportunities and reviewing key market participants of all sizes. Our profiles are designed to provide an all-round view of national industries and markets with information and statistics gathered from a wide range of sources.
Proprietary research at IRL includes customer satisfaction and market entry surveys as well as benchmarking and mergers and acquisitions studies. Our research team includes multilingual directors and chemists, supported by researchers with extensive linguistic capabilities covering most parts of the world, including the Far East, South America, Eastern and Western Europe.
IRL's global team of experts comprises chemical and coatings sector expertise, process economics, cost modelling and supply chain analysis, as well as world-wide linguistic and data gathering skills with a team of consultants consisting of chemists, engineers, business graduates, economists and linguists.
Our executives are highly experienced in conducting consultancy programmes in the paints and coatings sector, providing the analytical, functional and industry-specific expertise necessary to translate the evidence into relevant and actionable insight.