CRU was founded in 1969 by our Chairman, Robert Perlman, and his colleague John Horam.
The company was originally named Commodities Research Unit. They changed it to CRU as we expanded our offering to include more than just research.
CRU Consulting is the management consulting division of the CRU Group providing independent and proprietary advice to the world’s leading metals, mining and fertilizer companies, suppliers to the industry, governments, and financial institutions. CRU Consulting works for clients on a confidential basis and provides unrivalled service and access to market information. Their exclusive focus is the mining, metals, and fertilizer industries.
The product is business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries. The channels we deliver it through are market analysis, management consultancy and events.