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Frost & Sullivan History

For over 50 years we have helped organizations survive today while planning for tomorrow. 

 

Our History

We are very proud of the history of Frost & Sullivan as it has been a combined effort of many people and clients over many years. The timeline of our company will walk you through a year by year history starting with our founding in New York in 1961 to where we are today as a global enterprise covering every industry and region.

Jonathan Swift said: “Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” Lore Frost & Dan Sullivan saw the invisible in 1961 over lunch, starting our 60-year journey. In the half-century since its founding, Frost & Sullivan has become a widely recognized leader in the information and growth consulting industry – A Global Growth Partnership Company.

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  • 1961

    Seeking to bring together the brightest business minds in the world to track emerging trends, Frost & Sullivan was founded by Lore A. Frost and Daniel M. Sullivan in New York, NY

  • 1973

    Frost & Sullivan begins expansion into the European market, beginning with the opening of our London headquarters followed quickly by an office in Frankfurt to address the DACH market
  • 1980

    Frost & Sullivan develops a unique measurement-based system to qualify & quantify market and growth opportunities, resulting in the creation of the Market Engineering Research & Consulting division
  • 1992

    Seeing opportunities to address Francophone markets, Frost & Sullivan establishes a presence in Paris and begins serving clients in French-speaking regions
  • 1994

    Mountain View, CA regional HQ opens, combining Frost & Sullivan’s research, consulting, and sales teams with industry verticals that are powering the rise of Silicon Valley
  • 1997

    In response to requests from major players in southeast Asia, Frost & Sullivan opens a HQ in Singapore and begins addressing regional markets
  • 1998

    Frost & Sullivan continues serving the broader Asian market with the opening of the Mumbai, India office to serve Indian and South Asian customers

    Our first foray into the Chinese market is the opening of our Beijing office, the first of many scheduled to be opened in mainland China

  • 1999

    Frost & Sullivan expands team into a San Antonio, TX regional HQ, which serves as the home for teams that serve the entire North America market across all industries
  • 2000

    Frost expands its presence in the APAC region by opening our Kuala Lumpur office to cater to Malaysian clients

    Frost & Sullivan establishes a presence in Shanghai, the dynamic commercial capital of China

    Our Customer Analytics group is created and housed in our Toronto, Canada office, and empowered to provide customer perspectives and insights for our global client base

    Oxford is selected to be the hub of Frost & Sullivan’s second research and analytics center, harnessing the power of the Oxford community’s research talent to be deployed by our global analyst team

    Best Practices Awards launched in order to create a structured approach to recognize best-in-class companies and recognize them for their achievements

  • 2001

    To support our growing global business, a Global Innovation Center is established in Chennai to better service our global operations

    Frost & Sullivan acquires Technical Insights in order to develop deep insights into emerging technologies that can create new growth opportunities

    Sydney office opens to serve Frost & Sullivan customers in the ANZ market

  • 2002

    Frost & Sullivan opens office in Bengaluru, India to serve the growing technology market in India and connect it more strategically with Silicon Valley
  • 2003

    New Seoul office drives business with Frost & Sullivan clients in the Korean market

    A Global Innovation Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina is set up to support our North America operations

  • 2004

    Frost & Sullivan opens Mexico City office to support expansion into the Latin and South American markets

    Frost & Sullivan increases services offerings to global clients with the launch of Growth Partnership Services as well as new country-specific and industry-specific forecasting products

    To offer flexible service models for our customers, Frost & Sullivan introduces subscriptions in addition to on-demand report purchasing

  • 2005

    Frost & Sullivan enters the sub-Saharan African market with the opening of an office in Cape Town, South Africa.

    GIL – the Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership – is launched to create opportunities for clients to work collaboratively to share best practices and network within industries

  • 2006

    Bangkok office established by Frost & Sullivan to serve the Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodian markets

    The opening of a Dubai office marks Frost & Sullivan’s first presence in the Middle East, primarily to serve the GCC market

  • 2007

    Reach into European markets is deepened with the opening of a Milan office to better serve the Italian market as well as an additional French office in Sophia Antipolis to build connections to Europe’s high-tech sector and enter the North African market

    Frost & Sullivan opens an office in Taipei to continue serving the greater Chinese market and service Taiwanese customers

    Frost & Sullivan’s Global Innovation Centre is established in Warsaw to support both Western European markets as well as to enter the Russian and CIS markets

    Launch of our Growth Team Membership Services that offers a best practices tool kit that supports each of our proven 10 Growth Processes

  • 2008

    In order to work with clients seeking to IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Frost & Sullivan opens another Chinese office in Hong Kong

    Jakarta office opens to serve an emerging and growing client base in the Indonesian market

    In order to meet the unique needs of one of the world’s greatest economic powers, Frost & Sullivan opens a Tokyo office to drive business with some of the world’s largest companies

    Frost launches the Visionary Innovation Group (VIG) in order to identify and highlight the impact of global megatrends on global businesses

  • 2009

    Frost deepens its partnership with industry leaders by forming an alliance with the Strategy and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) Association
  • 2010

    In order to create partnerships with an expanding Israeli startup ecosystem, Frost opens an office in Tel Aviv

    Launch of the Top 50 Technologies deliverable, a unique industry-leading analysis of the most promising technologies that disrupt and enable growth

  • 2011

    Frost launches the Brand & Demand value proposition, an integral part of an expanded mission that also includes Vision & Strategy and Technology/IP
  • 2013

    Frost consolidates Client Business Units to expand business with clients in each vertical market by building a central repository of subject matter expertise and capabilities
  • 2014

    In order to meet the needs of our growing automotive client base, our Detroit, MI office opens to serve the Big 3 auto manufacturers and their supply chains

    Frost deepens its commitment to the Chinese market with the opening of our Shenzhen office, which helps serve an increasing client base in mainland China

    Frost launches the Intelligent Mobility Event in Europe, the premier event building a community of thought leaders in the European mobility industry

  • 2015

    Knowledge as a Service (today known as Growth Analytics) launches to helps support our clients with custom on-going and on-demand solutions throughout the year
  • 2016

    Our second global innovation center in South Asia opens in Kathmandu, Nepal in order to support our global Best Practices team

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia office opens, with a primary focus on supporting family fund offices and government institutions

    Launch of our Manufacturing Process Consulting service, a unique assessment model for manufacturing excellence designed with the help of our customers

    Irvine, CA office opens to build relationships with the growing industrial, automotive, aerospace, and defense industries in Southern California

  • 2017

    Frost launches Growth Councils, an interactive leader partnership model that prepares our clients to drive growth agendas within an organization

  • 2018

    With the launch of Innovation Generator, Frost introduces the first of many next-generation data analytics platforms that help our customers make sense of the mountains of data that govern their business

    Frost leverages the power of collaboration with the launch of Growth Pipeline Roundtables, which helps customers interact with industry experts and peers to identify growth strategies

    Frost launches an AI-driven growth analytics platform that is designed to generate growth opportunities for our customers and identify Companies to Action

    Frost opens an office in Nanjing, China in order to partner with local government to support research and innovation in artificial intelligence

  • 2019

    Looking toward the next 60 years, Frost & Sullivan refocuses our vision and brand as the “Growth Pipeline Company”

    Launched Frost Radar, a proprietary framework that helps clients benchmark their growth prospects in comparison with their competitors and industry-leading companies

  • 2020

    For our customers seeking an all-in-one solution, we launched Growth Partnership as a Service (GPaaS), a continuous process that drives sustainable growth for our clients

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