Technology Application

Through our strength and depth of technical knowledge we understand the technology trends of the packaging, paper and print industries.

  • We are a major provider of testing and technical research services, and possess a deep understanding of the industries we serve.
  • Access to highly credible and experienced technical and scientific personnel when building our project teams.
  • The combination of our experience in strategy support, market insight and industry connections - together with our technology application - allows companies to approach us for a complete technical, commercial and scientific solution.

What our clients say about us

We received a comprehensive insight into future topics, and we are looking forward to having Smithers on board for the next project

Barbara Ismaier, LOPEC at Messe München

'Intergraf has worked with Smithers Pira for a number of years. The detailed market reports about niche sectors they provided for us are extremely useful, clear and informative. Crucially, the reports are also well-targeted because they have been tailor-made to our needs.' 

Beatrice Klose, Secretary General of Intergraf.

Examples of some of our client projects​

"A print equipment manufacturer approached us to assess their technology applications, the technological developments, end-user requirements in their market space and how they compare to their competitors. The project included a site visit to their facility, an in-depth report which combined an assessment of the technology and the markets and including us producing a cost comparison model comparing costs of different print machine technologies."

"A private equity company required a technical audit of an investment opportunity within the print market.  The objective of the project was to evaluate the performance and market positioning of the target company, and assess its development roadmap against the likely technical evolutions of the packaging and graphic design markets. A technical audit involved an investigation of the technical capabilities of the target company and an assessment of its relevance to existing and future market needs. A gap analysis was also undertaken to feed into business plan options, revenues and funding requirements."