The Power of Market Segmentation in Industrial Sales to Process Industries

Dive into the transformative potential of market segmentation in B2B sales for process industries. Discover how tailored solutions, optimized resource allocation, and deep industry insights can drive impactful results. Connect with Andrew Hird at Roku Partners for expert guidance. #RokuPartners #StrategicMarketing #MarketSegmentation #B2BSales


Andrew Hird

9/27/20232 min read

The Power of Market Segmentation in Industrial Sales to Process Industries

Having navigated the intricate maze of B2B sales in the process industries for decades, I've come to appreciate the nuances that set it apart from other sectors. One of the most potent tools in our arsenal, often underutilized, is market segmentation.

Decoding Market Segmentation

In the realm of OEM and Industrial sales, especially within process industries, market segmentation is the art of categorizing businesses based on specific criteria, be it their operational needs, scale, or technological requirements. This allows for a more tailored approach in sales and marketing strategies.

What is a Segment?

A segment is a group of clients with the same needs and that have the same willingness to pay for an offering

Why is Market Segmentation Paramount?

1. Tailored Solutions: Process industries have varied requirements – either met or un-met needs. By segmenting the market, businesses can offer solutions that resonate with the unique challenges and needs of each segment.

2. Optimized Resource Allocation: Companies can channel their resources towards segments that promise better returns or align more closely with their expertise.

3. Strengthened Competitive Position: With deep industry experience, I've observed that businesses that understand their segments thoroughly often outpace competitors. They can identify gaps in the market and position themselves as the go-to solution providers.

4. Informed Product Development: Market segmentation insights can be pivotal in product or service innovation. Businesses can develop solutions that cater specifically to the needs of a particular segment, enhancing their market relevance.

5. Value Pricing: Understanding client needs and willingness to pay enables industry participants to price customised solutions , enhancing profitability

Diving into Market Segmentation for Process Industries

1. Operational Needs Segmentation: Categorizing businesses based on their operational challenges, such as fixed vs. variable cost, production focused vs yield vs cost, automation level, etc.

2. Technological Segmentation: Segmenting based on the technological maturity or needs of the businesses and organizational readiness to adopt new tech.

3. Vertical Market: Dividing the market based on their vertical is a simple and often used approach my marketers. This can be used create customised offerings, however is this truly segmentation or positioning?.

4. Regulatory and Compliance Segmentation: Understanding businesses based on their regulatory environment can be crucial, and can become a market opportunity or a threat depending on how proactive you are.

5. Geographic Segmentation: Even in B2B, location matters. Regional preferences, logistical challenges, and local regulations can vary, making this a vital segmentation criterion, or is this really go-to-market strategy??

Drawing from years of experience, I can attest to the transformative power of market segmentation in B2B sales for process industries. It's not just a strategy; it's a necessity. By diving deep into market segments, businesses can craft compelling offering's, build stronger relationships, and drive impactful solutions for their clients.


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