Business Scenario Case 3

Business Scenario Case 3 - CASE THREE CL is the worlds...

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CASE THREE CL is the world’s largest building materials supplier and third largest cement producer. The company, based in Monterrey, Mexico, grew at a very fast pace mostly by acquiring businesses in their home market as well as around the world. In 2005, CL acquired the British concrete and building materials producer ABC Group. ABC used to be a very traditional company where employees had pride of working for and who mostly stayed with the company for many years. The acquisition was a shock for ABC employees. Not only did the two completely different cultures clash, also there was a high degree of uncertainty about how the future of the business would look over time. Of course, the fact that a company from a developing country would take over a traditional and historically lsuccessful British company, caused resentments amongst many of its employees. Soon after the acquisition many Mexican employees came to Britain either to work only for several
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  • Fall '13
  • Sokuvitz
  • Management, ABC employees, producer ABC Group

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