Beyond Materials is a specialized consulting and engineering service provider for the materials industry. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, we are supporting Japanese material suppliers on their path of global and sustainable growth by providing customer-oriented advisory services in market intelligence, strategy & product development, and implementation support as well as digital scalable solutions.
Our team includes experienced management consultants specializing on application technologies and product portfolio strategies – e.g., in the field of mobility, and functional material experts with broad experience on chemical products incl. chemicals such as plastics, adhesives, films and fibers, as well as metals, carbons, ceramics and composites.
Our Unique Selling Proposition:
We not only tell you about the “What” and “Why”. We go “beyond” and help you with the “How” – how to adapt and use a material according to future product design requirements based on our market intelligence and how to formulate and execute a go-to-market strategy to participate in future market growth.
Beyond Materials empowers the materials industry to leverage its unique skill set beyond its typical value chain position in a global and circular ecosystem. Our vision is to become the first choice as advisor and partner for strategic and engineering consultancy for Japanese industrial material suppliers.
When navigating our customers towards sustainable growth we are not limited to advisory services around the material itself and the typical value chain – we go beyond. We break with old structures and processes.
Individual silo thinking and acting of material suppliers was yesterday. We think and act beyond the conventional material supplier-customer relationship and grow and enhance our customer’s product portfolios and organizations by offering them a set of holistic and scalable solutions including global market intelligence, consulting, implementation capabilities, and digital technology. With the help of a unique set of capabilities, resources, and network, Beyond Materials integrates and connects the material suppliers in the circular ecosystem and allows for a sustainable future.
Who is behind Beyond Materials
Beyond Materials was established by Mitsubishi Corporation and FEV Consulting GmbH – two companies with a strong set of complementary capabilities, industry know-how and network.
- Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is a globally integrated business enterprise originating from the trading business, now developing and operating businesses together with its offices and subsidiaries in approximately 90 countries and regions worldwide, as well as a global network of around 1,700 group companies. MC has broad network and business experience in material industry.
- FEV Consulting combines top management consulting expertise with the technical capabilities and know-how of the FEV Group. In-depth industry knowledge enables the development of pragmatic solutions to the most pressing and complex issues facing today’s enterprises.
What makes Beyond Materials unique
Why materials matter
The world of materials is developing rapidly. The requirements on future product designs and underlying materials are becoming more challenging and complex. Driven by mega trends such as circular economy, sustainability, digitalization, electrification and connected and automated vehicles, innovative and functional materials play a crucial part in modern products. Materials are not only a simple structural design solution anymore and a means to make a product cheaper or lighter. Moreover, they need to demonstrate additional functionalities e.g. thermal and electric conductivity, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, morphing and translucent surfaces. At the same time, legislation and society require a low CO2 footprint across its lifecycle and the ability to be easily recycled.