According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicles Manufacturers, 81,141,209 vehicles were manufactured globally in 2012: passenger vehicles represented about 75% of that total and commercial vehicles 25%. Global revenue for passenger vehicles has surpassed $1 trillion, with revenue from commercial vehicles representing about half that amount. Today China is the #1 vehicle manufacturer- turning out 23% of the all vehicles manufactured globally.
Behind that mountain of finished vehicle product lies a complicated supply chain of Tier 1, Tier 2 and component suppliers of the myriad products required in today's vehicles: metal, glass, electronics, plastics/composites, paint/coatings, rubber, textiles, etc. Increasingly-complex supply chains and the need to be able to deliver replacement components seven years after a model hits the market are challenges the industry faces every day.
Another challenge facing the industry is increasing regulatory scrutiny of fuel efficiency and emissions. US Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards designed to increase the average fuel economy of cars and light trucks sold in the US- and similar standards in other markets- are driving vehicle manufacturers to explore light-weighting and other means to improve fuel economy.
Geo Strategy Partners' experience in the automotive industry crosses our research, strategy and M&A practice groups. We understand the complicated supply chain in the automotive industry and serve clients in this sector with customized research and analysis, strategy consulting, and M&A support.
|Automotive components plants, including fuel filler tube and HVAC||Assembly plants|
|Mold block material selection||Personal protective equipment|
|PPE suppliers||Primary and fabricated metals producers|
|Tier 1 and 2 suppliers|
Unmet needs study and concept testing for PPE in the automotive assembly and automotive glass industries- US and Germany
Unmet needs study of automotive welders for hand protection- US
Sale of automotive fuel filler tube assets in North America
Pending sale of automotive HVAC assembly manufacturing assets in North America, Korea, China
Market opportunity study examining applications and appeal of high-strength aluminum as a substitute for P20 steel for mold block material for select automotive applications.
Benchmarking of best design characteristics related to interiors, entertainment, safety, performance, and style for an OEM product development team.
|Faurecia||Federal Mogul||Fluid Routing Systems|
|IAC Group||ITW||Johnson Controls|
|Nypro||Robert Bosch||SRG Global|
We attribute our project success in the automotive industry to our industry contacts in this vertical and our ability to access hard-to-reach professionals. To learn how Geo Strategy Partners can help you in this sector, contact us.