TPG has deep experience investing across the global industrials sector. Key sub-sectors include manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and business services. We focus on identifying companies with competitive and resilient business models that are well aligned with macroeconomic and end-market trends. Post-investment, we leverage TPG’s operational experts in lean manufacturing techniques, pricing, and the Six Sigma Principles. Additionally, our in-house procurement team frequently helps drive considerable savings for our portfolio companies and promotes cross-portfolio selling opportunities. Examples of our investments in the industrials sector have included American Tire Distributors, Armstrong World Industries, Azul Airlines, Big River Steel, FlexiTuff, Grohe, Novolex, and Ontex.