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Automotive 4.0 – Threat or opportunity for incumbents?

The automotive industry is undergoing profound change. The rise of Uber will not just impact taxi players, but car rentals, car sharing, leasing players, OEMs, and suppliers. ‘Automotive 4.0’ is the next evolutionary step-change for the industry. Advancements in automated driving, vehicle connectivity and shared mobility will change the face of personal mobility. The report …
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Impact of China on Central European Automotive Industry

China has emerged as a key market for European automakers. But at the same time, Central European manufacturers face growing pressure from Chinese carmakers (e.g. SAIC, Changan and Geely-Volvo). The question is whether and how far automotive manufacturers and suppliers from Central Europe can position themselves successfully within China.While the highly fragmented nature of the …
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Powering Autos to 2020: The Era of the Electric Car?

Internal combustion engines are improving their ability to cut CO2 emissions at a lower cost than expected, and, as a result, carmakers should be able to meet 2020 emissions targets mainly through improvements to conventional technologies, according to the new report by The Boston Consulting Group. Internal-combustion-engine (ICE) technologies offer the potential to cut tailpipe …
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CEE in 2020 – Trends and perspectives for the next decade

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants presents this study, based on interviews with 320 managers from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The study highlights the strengths and weaknesses, growth opportunities and risks of the economies of CEE. CEE is forecast to remain a growth region, though with lower growth rates than before 2009. A reorientation in the …
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See the Future: Top Industry Clusters in 2040

In a new report, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) forecasts that Singapore will overtake London and Boston to become the world’s second-largest asset management hub after New York within the next 15 years. The report claims that the financial crisis has changed the environment for western asset management firms while also creating unique opportunities for other locations. The …
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The Automobile Industry in and Beyond the Crisis

The automobile industry is one of the sectors that has been most hit by the recession. Demand for cars has fallen sharply, accentuating the difficulties of excess production capacity already faced before the crisis and deepening the economic downturn in major car-producing countries. This OECD report examines how closely the automobile and business cycles are …
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Winning the BRIC Auto Markets: Achieving Deep Localization in Brazil, Russia, India, and China

For at least the next decade, the future of the automotive industry lies in the BRIC countries. Together, Brazil, Russia, India, and China will account for 30 percent of world auto sales in 2014, while also offering significant opportunities for cost-effective R&D, sourcing, and manufacturing, according to a new report published by The Boston Consulting …
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The Automotive Industry in 2020

On November 24-25 IESE will host the 24th Annual Meeting of the Automotive Sector whose central theme will be “The Automotive Industry in 2020.” The event’s participants will include José Manuel Machado, the chairman and CEO of Ford Spain; Fumiaki Matsumoto, the general manager of Nissan Spain; Rafael Prieto, the managing director of Peugeot Spain, …
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ALG’s Luxury Models Perceived Quality Study

Automotive Lease Guide recently announced that Lexus has maintained its top position in its Luxury Models Summer 2009 Perceived Quality Study (PQS). Only four brands out of the 15 surveyed showed a year-over-year improvement, with Cadillac registering the strongest performance with a four-point increase in its overall score, helping it jump two places to number …
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Global Location Strategy for Automotive Suppliers

As auto makers expand and shift their production facilities, suppliers are expected to follow. Certainly supplier companies have typically opened larger numbers of plants in more countries over the past decade and a half. This study by KPMG International, which involved 131 automotive industry suppliers in North America, Asia and Europe, examines how suppliers develop …
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