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SWOT ANALYSIS ON Acme Brick Company

SWOT ANALYSIS ON Acme Brick Company

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SWOT ANALYSIS ON Acme Brick Company - November 26th, 2010

Acme Brick Company is an American manufacturer and distributor of brick and masonry-related construction products and materials. Founder, George E. Bennett (October 6, 1852–July 3, 1907), chartered the company in Alton, Illinois as the 'Acme Pressed Brick Company' on April 17, 1891. The company grew to become the largest American-owned brick manufacturer by the mid-20th century and was the first of its type to offer a 100-year limited guarantee to its customers. Acme Brick Company was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. on August 1, 2000.

Strengths

* Cost advantage
* Asset leverage
* Effective communication
* High R&D
* Innovation
* Online growth
* Loyal customers
* Market share leadership
* Strong management team
* Strong brand equity
* Strong financial position
* Supply chain
* Pricing
* Real estate
* Reputation management
* Unique products

Weaknesses

* Bad communication
* Diseconomies to scale
* Over leveraged fiancial position
* Low R&D
* Low market share
* No online presence
* Not innovative
* Not diversified
* Poor supply chain
* Weak management team
* Weak real estate
* Weak, damaged brand
* Ubiquitiouegory, products, services

Opportunities

* Acquisitions
* Asset leverage
* Financial markets (raise money through debt, etc)
* Emerging markets and expansion abroad
* Innovation
* Online
* Product and services expansion
* Takeovers

Threats

* Competition
* Cheaper technology
* Economic slowdown
* External changes (government, politics, taxes, etc)
* Exchange rate fluctuations
* Lower cost competitors or imports
* Maturing categories, products, or services
* Price wars
* Product substitution
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