Eutilia and Frost & Sullivan launch new procurement information service

23 July 2003 – Eutilia, the Pan European marketplace for the utility sector, has released the first four specialist reports on various aspects of utility procurement, commissioned and carried out by the leading market research firm Frost & Sullivan.

The four European market reports available are Medium Voltage Underground Cables, Low Voltage Power Cables, Transformers and Switches and Switchgear. Each report concentrates on a product group or service specifically requested by industry procurement professionals for its relevance and value.

The reports provide data on market size, market forecasts up to 2010, prices and their likely evolution. They also list the main suppliers in each product segment and include information on product innovation trends and market drivers and restraints.

The reports also contain summaries, which give snapshots of each specific market, for a quick understanding of the mechanisms, trends and issues that characterise that market.

The reports provide an overview of the supply market and are aiming to help the buyer to define their buying strategy. The first four reports in the series are available for immediate delivery via and cost €2500 each.

Patrick Byrne, Strategic Procurement, ESB Networks Ireland, said: “We welcome this initiative from Eutilia as it is difficult to find pertinent information on utility procurement which is neutral, accurate and genuinely up to date. This is exactly what Eutilia has done with these comprehensive reports. This information will undoubtedly save us time and effort in the short term and we applaud Eutilia for its foresight in launching them. These reports are significantly less expensive through Eutilia than if we had to commission them ourselves.”

Jean-Philippe Massin, CEO of Eutilia, said: “Too often information which the busy procurement professional needs is not available and, more importantly, what is available is not of a sufficiently high quality. By collaborating with Frost & Sullivan we have produced a series of specialist reports, which can be used by buyers to precisely assess the market drivers, provide accurate market forecasts and pick out emerging trends in the market. They are packed with useful information. They should become indispensable reading for all procurement professionals.”

John Raspin of Frost & Sullivan said, “These extensively researched reports give an excellent insight into the various market sectors which they address and give information of a very high value to procurement departments. They show the value of eProcurement very clearly.”

The following titles, planned for the rest of year, are:
* The European Electricity Meters Market
* The European Power Plants Maintenance and Repair Market
* The European High Voltage Power Cables Market
* The European Market for Decommissioning and Dismantling of Nuclear Power Plants
* The European Circuit Breakers Market
* The European Insulators and Surge Arresters Market
* The European Overhead Power Lines Market
* The European Distribution Boards Market