“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford


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As the backbone of the German economy, the automotive industry is one of the strongest sectors in the country and largest workforces in the world. Despite its global activity, the German automotive industry is still dominated by medium-sized businesses.

The German automotive sector is at the beginning of a new era, with enormous changes expected for manufacturers and suppliers. The challenges arise both on the technological side and on the market side. In the technological field, alternative drive technologies (e-mobility), a growing diversity of variants and an increase in complexity as well as the the push to reduce CO2 emissions are placing pressures on the industry. The entry of competitors from emerging markets, changing mobility needs such as car-sharing programs and the relocation of production locations to growth countries represent the key challenges on the market side.

At the same time, these dynamic changes offer enormous potential for both manufacturers and suppliers, if they can adapt their internal processes, develop new business areas and leverage strategic partnerships.

We help our customers meet these challenges and capitalize on these opportunities. Our expertise, both for manufacturers as well as for suppliers, results from extensive project experience in the following areas:

  • Automotive aftermarket
  • Turning parts and filter technology
  • Precision stampings
  • Auto repair services
  • Decorative interior components
  • Coatings
  • Protection, air and fluid systems

Further information: Association of the Automotive Industry e. V.

Commercial Advisory Unternehmensberatung provides honest advice and  clear answers to critical questions. We are a trusted partner of small and medium-sized enterprises and private equity investors. Please contact us for further information.

Our expert: Maximilian Schmitt

Commercial Advisory Unternehmensberatung GmbH
Uhlandstraße 5
80336 München
+ 49 89 51514812