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vertical integration

- The merging of companies that are within the chain of companies that handle a single item from raw material production to retail sale.
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Noun1.vertical integration - absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in all aspects of a product's manufacture from raw materials to distribution
consolidation, integration - the act of combining into an integral whole; "a consolidation of two corporations"; "after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously"; "the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them"
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They estimate that roughly half of the productivity gain in the steel industry came from efficient minimills displacing older and less productive vertically integrated steel plants.
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and its subsidiaries is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications.
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With the opening of the world's largest proprietary acai manufacturing facility in the Amazon last month, Sambazon is now a vertically integrated supplier and marketer of AE*aE products, controlling every step of the manufacturing process to ensure sustainable and organic origin of the fruit as well as the highest level quality, nutrition and taste.

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