The Kline Difference
Kline, an advisory consultancy and market research firm, elevates industry expertise with technology to deliver highly predictive and actionable data, insights, and specialist advice. We are known as “The Industry Experts,” with an enviable reputation for delivering best-in-class data and advisory services for several targeted industry segments. This is why clients choose Kline and how we are different from management consulting and market research firms. We purposely set out to own three specific sectors — lubricants and petroleum specialties, professional beauty, and specialty chemicals. Doing so has rewarded us with true competitive advantage and global leadership.
“We have made significant investments in data innovation and technology – both people and processes. By doing so, the combined forces of industry expertise and digital technology provide predictive analytics and insights that are highly targeted, relevant, and accurate. In a complex world with unending information to consider, Kline is prepared more than even to help our clients better manage challenges and opportunities by separating the insights from the noise.”
Joe Tarantola, CEO and Chairman
The Industry Experts
Kline is considered the go-to research firm and consultancy in specialty chemicals, lubricants and petroleum specialties, and professional beauty. While our products and services do extend to adjacent spaces and allied industries, we are the leading experts and data and analytics provider in our chosen areas of specialization.
The specialty chemicals sector is our legacy business and continues as one of our top areas of expertise. We have experience across a diverse list of technical specialties – from antioxidants to UV absorbers, agricultural chemicals to water management chemicals, and fine chemicals and excipients. Kline draws upon team knowledge, proprietary databases, and forecasting and predictive analytics to support our product and consulting service offering. Our key practice areas are: Biobased, Biochemicals, and Renewables; Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers; Personal Care Ingredients; Materials and Polymers; and Household, Institutional, and Industrial Cleaning Ingredients.
Kline Energy covers the lubricants value chain and key end-use applications. With products such as our LubesNet and EV Fluids databases, Kline is providing clients with foundational data on consumer and industrial power evolution and transformation from petroleum products to electric and other carbon neutral solutions. Our Mobility Intelligence Center serves as key input for mobility forecasting products and services. The consulting team undertakes strategy engagements, due diligence assignments, “value pool” identification and analysis, forecasting/predictive analytics, and more. Kline is typically among the featured speakers at key industry events including ICIS, BLM, UEIL, etc.
(Beauty and Wellbeing; Professional Beauty)
Whether the need is data and analytics or strategic advice, Kline is the go-to source for the global professional beauty industry. Our data archives cover over 70 countries for salon hair care, with select country markets having expansive data sets on salon services, pricing, and consumer sentiment. Additional databases include professional skin care and professional nail care. Forecasting tools for each of these industry sectors are used for scenario analysis and strategic planning. Expertise in beauty also extends to natural personal care, beauty retail, beauty devices, and more. Kline leaders serve on industry boards including CEW, PBA, PCPC, FIT, etc.
Advisory ConsultingOur consulting services leverage Kline’s proprietary data and unparalleled industry expertise. Consulting service areas include:
- Manufacturing & Supply Chain: competitive manufacturing and benchmarking, operational effectiveness, end-to-end supply chain analysis
- Market Intelligence: competitive research, market analysis, customer insights, opportunity screening, value chain analysis
- Predictive Analytics/Forecasting: scenario planning, war gaming, price elasticity, etc.
- Strategy & Business Growth: growth strategy, go-to-market model and channel strategy, M&A/ due diligence, new business entry
- Technology & Innovation: portfolio optimization, R&D organization and processes, technology evaluation and commercialization
- Sustainability: best practices research, marketing and strategy support
Kline offers an extensive portfolio of syndicated products including databases, reports, intelligence centers, forecasting tools, and much more. Many of our analyses are global, with our core offerings providing market data and insights for 70 or more countries. Sectors covered include:
- Agribusiness/Specialty Pesticides
- Beauty & Personal Care
- Chemicals & Materials
- Food & Nutrition
- Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products