Beiersdorf AG in OTC Healthcare

August 2009

Beiersdorf’s OTC healthcare operations are focused on wound treatments and medicated skin care. Through these it achieved a global ranking of 20th, with a stable market share at 0.6%. This profile analyses how rather than diversifying into wider product ranges, Beiersdorf should maintain the category strength it already has, whilst pursuing more extensive expansion plans in Cosmetics and Toiletries.

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Euromonitor International's report on Beiersdorf AG delivers a detailed strategic analysis of the company's business, examining its performance in the Consumer Health market and the global economy. Company and market share data provide a detailed look at the financial position of Beiersdorf AG, while in-depth qualitative analysis will help you understand the brand strategy and growth prospects of Beiersdorf AG.

This report examines:

  • Company share by region and sector
  • Brand portfolio
  • New product developments
  • Marketing and distribution strategies

A detailed SWPT analysis of Beiersdorf AG provides strategic intelligence on:

  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Category and country opportunities for growth
  • Challenges and threats from current competition and future prospects
  • Global and regional market positions

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Strategic Evaluation

Key Company Facts
Financial Assessment
SWOT – Beiersdorf AG
Key Strategic Objectives and Challenges

Competitive Positioning

Narrow Focus Leads to below World Level Growth Rate
Beiersdorf in Wound Treatments & Medicated Skin Care
Vitamins & Dietary Supplements to Lead Growth
More Growth Opportunity in Cosmetics & Toiletries
Medicated Skin Care to Provide Synergies with Skin Care

Market Assessment

Western Europe Key Market for Beiersdorf

Category and/or Geographic Opportunities

Beiersdorf Faces Threat in Major Markets
WE Prospective for Wound Treatments in Absolute Terms
Beiersdorf Wound Treatments Markets in Western Europe
Johnson & Johnson Strong in Asia Pacific
Opportunity in Wound Treatments in Latin America
Western Europe Prospects for Medicated Skin Care
Medicated Skin Care Growth Opportunities
Emollients/Therapeutic Moisturisers Offers Growth Opportunity
LA & WE for Emollients/Therapeutic Moisturisers

Brand Strategy

Needs Regional Expansion and Product Development


Beiersdorf Restructures Supply Chain to Save on Costs
Beiersdorf - Operations & Distribution


Maintain Core Categories, but Focus on Cosmetics & Toiletries

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