Diversification in the construction industry

September 6, 2017

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According to a Mercuri International study, the increasing competitive pressure on construction companies requires the revision of existing corporate structures. Extending product ranges diversification is one way to secure the market position in the long term. By complementing the core business with sector-related services, the establishment as generalist succeeds.

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