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Beijing Shougang

Company report, featuring a PESTLE, Porters Five Forces, 5C, MOST, CATWOE and SWOT analysis


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Company Description

Beijing Shougang is a Chinese state-owned enterprise headquartered in Beijing, China. Founded in 1919, the company specializes in the production of steel products and services, including steel plates, steel pipes, and other related products. Beijing Shougang serves markets in China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The company has a strong presence in the Chinese steel industry, and is one of the largest steel producers in the world.

Industry Overview

Beijing Shougang is a leading operator in the steel industry, with a total global market size of around $1 trillion. The industry employs over two million people around the world, primarily in the US, India, Japan, China, and Germany. Beijing Shougang employs over 25,000 people in its own steel operations across China, making it one of the largest employers in the industry. The company is a major player in the global steel market, with a strong presence in China and other key markets.

Industry Classification

In terms of formal classification, Platform Executive has tagged Beijing Shougang as a business operating within the Diversified Energy industry.

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Intellectual Property

Some of the Patents granted to, or relevant to the organisation include the following:

Patent Title: Method for manufacturing high-strength low-alloy steel and high-strength low-alloy steel sheet produced thereby
Patent ID: CN106568812A
Date: 2018-09-11.

Patent Title: Steel plate with improved toughness and method for producing same
Patent ID: CN106384545A
Date: 2018-08-08.

Patent Title: Steel plate and method for producing same
Patent ID: CN106214101A
Date: 2018-06-20.

Patent Title: High-strength and low-alloy steel plate and production method thereof
Patent ID: CN106194733A
Date: 2018-06-13.

Patent Title: High strength and low alloyed steel plates and production method thereof
Patent ID: CN106147535A
Date: 2018-05-30.

Patent Title: High-strength low-alloy steel and method for producing same
Patent ID: CN106079352A
Date: 2018-05-09.

Patent Title: Method for manufacturing high-strength low-alloy steel and high-strength low-alloy steel sheet produced thereby
Patent ID: CN105932104A
Date: 2018-03-28.

Patent Title: Steel plate with improved toughness and method for producing same
Patent ID: CN105876051A
Date: 2018-03-14.

Patent Title: High-strength and low-alloy steel plate and production method thereof
Patent ID: CN105868669A
Date: 2018-03-14.

Patent Title: High strength and low alloyed steel plates and production method thereof
Patent ID: CN105852721A

Major Products & Services

The main products and/or services commercialised by this business include the following:

  • Steel products: Plate, steel strip, hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, hot-dip galvanized steel, etc.
  • Non-ferrous metal products: Aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, tin and other non-ferrous metals.
  • Metallurgical raw materials: Iron ore, coke, pig iron, scrap steel, etc.
  • Plastics and engineering plastics: PVC, PE, PP, ABS, etc.
  • Logistics services: Transportation, warehousing, customs clearance, etc.
  • Processing and manufacturing services: Cutting, bending, welding, etc.
  • Financial services: Loans, financing, bonds, etc.

Key Competitors

We have identified the following organisations as being key competitors:

  • Baosteel Group
  • Anshan Iron and Steel Group
  • Shandong Iron and Steel Group
  • Hebei Iron and Steel Group
  • Maanshan Iron and Steel Group
  • Valin Steel Group
  • Wuhan Iron and Steel Group
  • Jiangsu Shagang Group
  • Benxi Iron and Steel Group
  • Hesteel Group
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Key Stakeholders

Stakeholders are individuals or groups who have an interest in a business and/or are affected by its actions.

These stakeholders can have different requirements and expectations from the business, which must be taken into account when making decisions.

By understanding their stakeholders’ requirements, a business can make informed decisions that benefit all involved.

Below is the list of internal and external stakeholders we have identified for this business:

1. Customers: The end users of the company’s products and services.

2. Employees: Those who work in the organisation, including management and other staff.

3. Suppliers: Companies that provide goods and services to the organisation.

4. Investors: Those who invest in the organisation, providing capital for growth and development.

5. Regulators: Government agencies and other organisations that regulate the company’s business activities.

6. Community: The local communities in which the organisation operates, including customers, employees, and other stakeholders.

Value Proposition

A value proposition explains the unique value and/or benefits that an organisation provides to its customers, partners, stakeholders and the overall market. It outlines what makes a company like Beijing Shougang different from its competitors, along with what it can offer that key competitors cannot.

A corporate value proposition can be used with the competitive advantages section of this report in order to better understand Beijing Shougang and its position within the marketplace.

Beijing Shougang is a leading industrial and commercial real estate development company in Beijing, China. The company offers a comprehensive range of real estate services, including project development, property management, and investment. Beijing Shougang is committed to providing high-quality real estate products and services to its clients, and has a reputation for being reliable and responsive.

Competitive Advantages

Competitive advantages are unique attributes, strategies, resources, or capabilities that allow an organisation to outperform its competitors and achieve superior market position and profitability.

Competitive advantages for the business include the following:

High Quality Products: Beijing Shougang has a long history of producing high quality steel products, such as bridge steel, shipbuilding steel, pipeline steel, and automobile steel. This means that its products are long-lasting and reliable.

Cost Advantage: Beijing Shougang has a well-developed production system and efficient supply chain. This allows the company to offer competitive prices on its products.

Technical Expertise: Beijing Shougang has a highly experienced team of engineers and technicians who have in-depth knowledge of the steel production process. This helps the company to produce high quality products and reduce costs.

Innovative Technology: Beijing Shougang is continually investing in innovative production technology and research and development. This allows the company to remain competitive and keep up with market trends.

Location Advantage: Beijing Shougang is located in Beijing, one of the most important economic centers in China. This gives the company access to a large market and helps to reduce transportation costs.

Customers & Cohorts

As part of this competitive intelligence study, we have identified the main customers of the organisation.

These include the following cohorts:

  • Industrial customers
  • Construction customers
  • Retail customers
  • Wholesale customers
  • Government customers
  • Export customers
  • Import customers
  • Financial customers
  • Commercial customers
  • Educational customers

Market Trends

Market trends can impact an organisation by influencing consumer behavior, altering supply and demand dynamics, and affecting the organisation's ability to remain competitive in the market.

As part of this study, we have identified a number of potential short-term to medium-term trends that could impact the organisation. These include the following:

Key Market Trends
Increasing Demand for Sustainable Steel: Beijing Shougang's steel production is likely to be impacted by the increasing demand for sustainable steel. Sustainable steel is a type of steel that has been produced using renewable or recycled materials, or using production processes that reduce their environmental impact. This trend is likely to drive up the cost of steel production, which could impact Beijing Shougang's profits.

Growing Demand for Electric Vehicles: Beijing Shougang is likely to be impacted by the growing demand for electric vehicles. Electric vehicles require specific types of steel, such as high-strength steel, which Beijing Shougang may not be able to produce. This could impact their ability to meet the demands of the electric vehicle industry.

Rising labour Costs: Beijing Shougang may also be impacted by the rising labour costs in China. This could lead to higher production costs and could make it difficult for the company to remain competitive.

Increasing Global Competition: Beijing Shougang is likely to face increasing competition from other steel producers around the world. This could lead to lower prices and decreased profits for the company.

Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators

Below is a list of KPI's that we have identified as being strategically relevant to this organisation:

Financials (BETA)

The key financials for Beijing Shougang include income statements, which can be found in their annual reports. These financial statements provide information on the organisation's financial performance and health, including revenue, expenses, and profits. This information, along with other indicators are used by investors, analysts and other stakeholders to evaluate the company's performance and future prospects.

Where a financial does not match, we have included those of the parent company (if a listed entity). If the financials are missing please contact us and we will prioritise the update.

Key Financials

Key Personnel

Income Statement


Top-level corporate stats and financial highlights for the listed entity, include:

Share Performance

Below is the current (EOD) share performance for the company, or its listed parent:

Potential Products/Services

As part of this study we have attempted to prognosticate potential products and/or services this organisation could develop in the short to medium-term.

Steel construction services: Shougang could offer design, engineering, and construction services for residential and commercial steel structures.

Steel fabrication services: Shougang could offer custom steel fabrication for a variety of products and applications.

Steel engineering services: Shougang could offer engineering services – such as structural analysis and design – to help customers create the best steel products.

Steel trading services: Shougang could offer steel trading services to facilitate the buying and selling of steel products on a global scale.

Steel recycling services: Shougang could offer steel recycling services to help customers reduce their carbon footprints and contribute to the environment.

Steel maintenance services: Shougang could offer maintenance services to help customers keep their steel products in top condition.

Steel education services: Shougang could offer educational services – such as seminars and workshops – to teach customers about the use and care of steel products.

Potential Synergies

Using our product and portfolio-matching algorithm, we have determined that the following organisations have potential synergies with the company:

1. State Grid Corporation of China
2. China Mobile
3. China Railway Construction Corporation
4. China State Construction Engineering Corporation
5. China National Petroleum Corporation
6. China National Offshore Oil Corporation
7. China Communications Construction Company
8. Sinopec Group
9. China Railway Group Limited
10. China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Porter's Five Forces

Created by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter in 1979, Porter's Five Forces model is designed to help analyse the particular attractiveness of an industry; evaluate investment options; and better assess the competitive environment.

The five forces are as follows:

  • Competitive rivalry
  • Supplier power
  • Buyer power
  • Threat of substitution
  • Threat of new entries

1. Threat of New Entrants: LOW. Beijing Shougang has a large market share and HIGH barriers to entry.

2. Bargaining Power of Suppliers: MEDIUM. Beijing Shougang has a few suppliers and they are not very important to the company.

3. Bargaining Power of Customers: HIGH. Beijing Shougang has many customers and they are not very important to the company.

4. Threat of Substitutes: MEDIUM. Beijing Shougang has a few substitutes and they are not very important to the company.

5. Competitive Rivalry: HIGH. Beijing Shougang has many competitors and the industry is very competitive.

PESTLE Analysis

This PESTLE analysis is a strategic planning tool that assesses key external factors affecting the organisation, including the following:

  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technological
  • Legal
  • Environmental

Each of these factors is analysed to determine their impact on the organisations strategy, objectives, and operations.

By utilising a PESTLE analysis, the organisation can make better decisions and develop strategies to address potential risks and opportunities.

PESTLE Analysis

CATWOE Analysis


The CATWOE analysis is used to investigate each stakeholders perspectives in order to enable the business to make informed decisions.

The CATWOE analysis is a problem-solving tool consisting of six elements:

  • Customers
  • Actors
  • Transformation process
  • World view
  • Owners
  • Environmental constraints

We view the CATWOE as being most useful when used in conjunction with other problem-solving tools such as a SWOT analysis.

Customers: Beijing Shougang’s customers are primarily businesses and individuals in the Beijing area. They provide a variety of products and services, including steel, construction materials, engineering, and transportation.

Actors: Beijing Shougang’s actors include its management team, employees, shareholders, suppliers, and customers. The company also has a presence in a number of international markets.

Transformation process: Beijing Shougang seeks to transform itself from a traditional Chinese steel company into a modern global enterprise. To do this, it is focusing on the development of new technologies, the diversification of its product lines, and the expansion of its international markets.

World view: Beijing Shougang’s world view is that of a global enterprise that is committed to providing quality products and services to its customers. The company believes in the importance of innovation, sustainability, and continual improvement.

Owners: Beijing Shougang is a publicly traded company, with a majority of its shares held by the Chinese government.

Environmental constraints: Beijing Shougang must adhere to the environmental regulations set forth by the Chinese government, and must also consider the global environmental impact of its operations. Additionally, the company must take into account the economic, political, and cultural environment in which it operates.

SWOT Analysis

This SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool used to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Beijing Shougang business.

When creating this SWOT the team at Platform Executive have taken into consideration the corporate strategy; brand; key financials; the competitive landscape; along with the products and/or services offered.

To offer increased context for future innovation and product development we also consider the historical context for the business and industry; and perceived direction of travel.

Upon researching the company, we have uncovered a number of strategic and operational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

SWOT Analysis


Below is a list of the strengths we have identified for the business:

1. Beijing Shougang Company has a long history and rich experience in the steel industry.

2. Beijing Shougang Company has a strong technical team and advanced production facilities.

3. Beijing Shougang Company has a good reputation and high quality products.

4. Beijing Shougang Company has a strong market position and sales network.


Below is a list of opportunities we have identified for the business:

1. Establishing a clear and unified strategy: Beijing Shougang Technology should create a unified strategy that focuses on core competencies and the core values of the company. This strategy should be communicated to all stakeholders, including employees, customers, and partners.

2. Exploring new markets: Beijing Shougang Technology should explore and enter new markets, both in China and abroad. This would require the company to understand the needs of the new markets and develop effective strategies to meet them.

3. Utilizing digital technologies: Beijing Shougang Technology should leverage digital technologies to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction. This could be done through the implementation of AI-powered solutions, cloud-based systems, and other digital technologies.

4. Developing strategic partnerships: Beijing Shougang Technology should develop strategic partnerships with other companies in order to increase its market share, gain access to new resources, and develop new products and services. These partnerships should be mutually beneficial and help the company achieve its long-term goals.


Below is a list of the weaknesses we have identified for the business:

1. Lack of economies of scale: Beijing Shougang Company does not have the economies of scale that its larger competitors enjoy, which puts it at a competitive disadvantage.

2. Limited geographical reach: The company's operations are largely concentrated in China, which limits its ability to expand into new markets.

3. Lack of technological sophistication: Beijing Shougang Company's technology is not as advanced as that of its competitors, which gives them a competitive advantage.

4. Dependence on government policies: The company is heavily dependent on government policies, which can change at any time and may not be favourable to the company.


Below is a list of the threats we have identified for the business:

1. Political risk: Beijing Shougang Company, as a state-owned company, is vulnerable to changes in the political landscape. This can affect policy decisions and the direction of the company’s operations.

2. Competitive risk: With the steel industry becoming increasingly competitive, Beijing Shougang Company faces the threat of being undercut by competitors who offer lower prices and better quality.

3. Financial risk: The high cost of raw materials and production can make it difficult for Beijing Shougang Company to remain profitable and remain competitive in the market.

4. Environmental risk: Beijing Shougang Company must adhere to the strict environmental regulations put in place by the Chinese government. Failure to do so can lead to fines and other penalties.

5C Analysis

The 5C Analysis is a marketing framework that can be used to provide insight into the key drivers of success, as well as the risk exposure to various environmental factors.
This (concise) 5C analysis examines the external and internal environment for Beijing Shougang. It includes analysing the company's customers, competitors, collaborators, context, and capabilities. We have produced this short analysis to identify potential opportunities and threats to Beijing Shougang, as well as areas where the company needs to improve its operations or strategy.
Company: Beijing Shougang is a large-scale iron and steel complex located in the capital city of Beijing. It is one of the largest steel companies in China. It has been in operation since 1919 and is a state-owned enterprise under the Central Government of China.

Collaborators: Beijing Shougang has long-term partnerships with various companies and organisations. It has joint ventures with companies such as Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation, as well as other domestic and foreign companies.

Customers: Beijing Shougang provides steel products to customers worldwide. It is the largest steel exporter in China and supplies steel products to countries in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.

Competitors: Beijing Shougang’s main competitors include Baosteel Group Corporation, China Steel Corporation, and Shandong Iron and Steel Group.

Content: Beijing Shougang produces a variety of steel products including hot and cold rolled steel, stainless steel, and galvanized steel. It also produces iron ore, coal, and other raw materials to support its operations. Furthermore, Beijing Shougang engages in research and development of new steel products.
5C Analysis

MOST Analysis

MOST Analysis

The MOST analysis framework is commonly used to identify an organisation's strategic goals, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan to achieve its objectives. This analysis helps organisations to focus on what they want to achieve and how to achieve it, while also identifying potential roadblocks or obstacles that may arise along the way.

  • Mission
  • Objectives
  • Strategy
  • Tactics

We have created this analysis from a 3rd person perspective.

Innovation Scorecard

As part of our research and analysis activity, the team at Platform Executive assesses and then benchmarks businesses and the industry verticals in which they operate using a proprietary scoring mechanism.

First, we allocate a score of A-E for the industry vertical, gauged on the key organisations operating within the space; and then score the individual business using a 1-5 score.

A score of D-E within an industry means that it is potentially ripe to be disrupted by a new entrant into the marketplace; and/or vulnerable to technological change.

Likewise, a high score of 4-5 for the company in question indicates that in the view of the analysis team it lags behind notable businesses in terms of innovation and product pipeline.

Innovation Scorecard

Below is a guide to each score:

Industry score:

A The industry is amongst the most innovative; with the leading players all driving the sector forward.
Example industry: PaaS
B The industry and its leading players have a good track record of innovation; and can quickly react to change.
Example industry: Pharmaceutical
C Companies operating within the sector have adequate levels of innovation; and engage in R&D activities when appropriate.
Example industry: FMCG
DBusinesses operating in the industry do not invest enough time and resource into innovation. The sector is stagnant and a good candidate for disruption.
Example industry: Retail Banking
E The major players in the sector seem to lack suitable product development roadmaps; and as a result the sector is highly vulnerable to industry change.
Example industry: Publishing


Company score:

1 The business is amongst the leading players in terms innovation and product pipeline. This will fulfil and reinforce the operations of the business in the medium to long-term.
2 The business has a good track record of innovation, in terms of its products and/or its business model. It is therefore more likely to be able to react and adapt to any changes to the industry.
3 The business is deemed to have an adequate innovation plan, build on research and development and sustainability where appropriate. The business has a product development strategy.
4The business needs to invest more resource and/or intellectual capital in product development, pipelines and/or its business model. The business is at risk of stagnation.
5 The business seems to lack a suitable product development roadmap; and as a result is vulnerable to any notable industry change and/or new entrants in the marketplace.
The team at Platform Executive has judged Beijing Shougang as having an innovation score of B2.


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The changelog for this report can be found below, complete with the next scheduled update:

v1.1: Initial load of report
Date: 1st March 2023

Key Financials added (BETA)
Date: 17th March 2023

Next scheduled update: 13th June 2023

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