Dr. Eyal Bressler & Co.
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Israel’s Chemical Sector – A Brief Overview
The chemical sector in Israel
comprises 400 industrial plants whose overall production is one of the largest in the Israeli industry. Total number of employees in the sector is 25,500, including temporary or part-time.
The industry covers a variety of activities, among which are the manufacturing of basic raw materials, the use of Israel
's natural mineral resources, the manufacturing of chemical intermediate products for various industries and for agriculture, and the manufacturing of consumer products such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and cleaning products, etc.
Main areas of activity include potash, bromine and magnesium from the Dead Sea
, phosphates and derivatives from the Negev
, petrochemicals, polymers, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals.
Industry sales in 2005 totaled $14.73 billion (including fuel), or 24% of total industrial output, with exports representing $8.2 billion (including fuel). Exports were driven by pharmaceuticals and basic industrial chemicals (27% and 16%, respectively), followed by pesticides and disinfectants, and minerals (8% and 8%, respectively). Primary export destinations were to the US and Europe.
Industrial chemicals are also used as intermediates and raw materials inIsrael's leading industries, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, electronics, textile and metalworking industries. The market demand for supplies of industrial chemicals is expected to remain solid, with an annual growth rate between 2-4%.
The industry enjoyed 14% annual growth in turnover for the last six years and continues to grow. Investment levels in 2005 stood at $293.2 million, or 12% of total investments that year in industry, with nearly 40% of all patent applications related to the chemicals sector (see graph 1). The chemical industry will continue to play a major role in Israel's economy, driven by innovation in R&D combined with effective business & legal strategies.
Competitive Legal Strategies Key to Success
Bressler relates to the market an example of how legal strategies can have a profound impact on business strategy, particularly in specific technology areas of the chemistry industry characterized by fierce competition.
After a local chemicals company “arrived” with the inaugural threat of litigation on behalf of a major US
competitor, threatening damages to the tune of $500 million in IP infringement, the company felt under siege.
It had not placed much emphasis on legal protection at the time.
Following discussion of countersuits and various legal alternatives with Dr. Eyal
Bressler & Co., a partnership agreement was secured that enabled the company to sell its product through the US
manufacturer in return for a 2.0% royalty on sales.
The result: the following year sales climbed from $150m to $300m, turning crisis into opportunity and adding a vital boost to the area’s economy in the process.
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