Competitive Intelligence Services

India competitive intelligence is a vital component of your India business vision and objectives. Your India business development, your India market research and your India strategic planning will be incomplete without this vital component.

Our work is driven by our hands-on work approach and rich and diverse industry experience. Solidiance understands the Indian business ecosystem and its realities - and this equips us to develop truly local, actionable insights and strategies while being able to integrate and harmonize our recommendations with your overall Asia expansion plans. We are well-placed to know that what worked well in India will not work in India. The initial cut and paste BRIC approach probably did more harm than good. We understand what practical B2B marketing and growth strategies will have a true impact on your India goals.

Keeping this in mind, our team steps out in the Indian marketplace and get their hands dirty to collect crucial insights to dig deeper into your competitor’s actions and use these findings to get a grip on the scope of your sector of operation or interest. Moreover, we are also dedicated in being 100% engaged to the project at hand. Unlike other firms, we do not outsource our work and therefore guaranty confidentiality, ethics, quality and project timeframe.

Our competitive intelligence service is based on the ethical scanning and combing of the marketplace by conducting in-depth interviews with key decision makers and think tanks. We collect India competitive intelligence, triangulate it, cross check it, verify it and make sense out of it – and make sure that we leave no stone unturned.

Solidiance is recognized as veterans of Competitive Intelligence in Asia, particularly in India and in China where we have a sister company: China Competitive Intelligence (LINK). We possess a sharp learning curve and therefore are not learning the process on the client’s expense. We have successfully completed hundreds of short and long assignments in the field of Competitive Intelligence and are aware of what is feasible, ethical and what is not. As such we don’t work on a “best effort” basis. We commit and we deliver.

Clients to come us to understand and address these tactical questions

  • Who are our competitors in India ? What are their strengths and weaknesses?
  • How are our India competitors manufacturing their products ?Are they using licensed technology or developed in-house ?Are they also contract manufacturing for other players?
  • Where our Indian competitors sourcing their raw materials ? How much is India competition investing in R&D?
  • Why and how did my US competitors enter the Indian market against all odds ?
  • Why our India competitors made such acquisition ? Which competitors can be good potential acquisition targets for us?
  • When will our India competitors catch up with us? What should we do to stay ahead of competition?
  • How are my India competitors organized to win? What can I learn from my Competition in India?
  • What is the distribution and supply chain structure of my key India competitor?
  • Who are the most attractive companies to consider for a strategic alliance or joint venture?
  • What is the product development pipe and launch capacity of my Gujarat-based competitors?
  • How do my India competitors find talent, remunerate talent and retain talent? What is the competitor’s recruitment strategy?
  • Are the customers of my India competitors happier with them or with us and why?
  • What are our India competitors better at? What can we learn from them? How do we stack against out Indian competitors?
  • How is our India competition performing financially? What is their estimated margins and profitability?
  • Which province of India is most suitable to setup a plant to compete with local players? What incentive packages are extended by the local government?
  • What is our India competitive advantage in the market? How is the competition viewing us?
  • How do we monitor our key competitors in India?
  • What are the gaps and competitive blindspots of our competitors we can leverage in India?
  • How are our competitors viewing us ? What are our blind spots ?
  • Who is driving sales at my Indian competitors?
  • How can my Indian competitor be so much cheaper than us?

Industries we regularly cover in India


  • Automation & control
  • Building / construction materials
  • Fluid, pump, & valve manufacturing
  • Industrial equipment & machinery


  • Enterprise
  • Broadband
  • Wireless
  • Mobile


  • Base
  • Specialty

High Tech & Electronics

  • Computing hardware, software, & peripherals
  • Network equipment
  • Semiconductors & electronic devices
  • Consumer electronics


  • Biotechnology / life science
  • Medical Devices & diagnostics
  • Hospitals and healthcare services

Media & Entertainment

  • Broadband entertainment
  • Broadcasting
  • Gaming
  • Interactive media
  • e-commerce
  • Motion pictures

Oil & Gas

  • Upstream & Downstream
  • Lubricants


  • Commercial / leisure vehicles
  • Trucks and heavy load
  • Earth moving equipment
  • Motorbikes
  • Automotive aftermarket