About AZ

Expertise in the aluminium industry

AZ Global Consulting Limited was established in 2006. Our diverse team is comprised of consulting and industry experts with over 40 years of experience. Although we have a strong aluminium background, we also have expertise in a broad range of sectors, with skills ranging from chemical engineering to economics.

Mr. Paul Adkins is the Managing Director of AZ Global Consulting Ltd. and has many years of experience in the aluminium industry. He previously worked for Alcoa, Alcan Australia, and Tomago Aluminium. At the end of 2004, Alcan appointed him to set up its Global Sourcing office in Beijing. Upon completion of that project, he elected to stay in Beijing, eventually establishing AZ Global Consulting. Paul has an MBA from University of Newcastle in Australia and frequently speaks at industry-related conferences.
Our Expertise

Reports, conferences & consulting services

In the aluminium and related raw materials sector, we support our clients through targeted, in-depth market analysis of the primary aluminium, carbon and black products markets. We publish reports and analyses on the aluminium market and all the various raw materials. Now with our new focus on global issues, we will be bringing you new reports and services that allow you to understand what’s happening on a global scale.
AZ Global Consulting holds several events each year. Our conferences are well known as being focused on discovery and insight, not just one-way slide presentations. As well, we conduct field trips during the year, taking you inside the industry. Because we have excellent access to the industry players, we can take clients to discover for themselves what is making the industry tick.
In addition to our regular industry reports, we provide a wide range of consulting services. We specialize in helping Western companies who are interested in entering the Chinese market. We are also able to assist anyone who wishes to purchase raw materials from this dynamic yet complex market. We also provide specialist-sourcing advice to manufacturers and secondary industry purchasing managers who are looking for reliable, high-quality Chinese suppliers. Whether you are selling to China, buying from China or are competing against Chinese companies, AZ Global Consulting can help you.