Automotive strategy, Automotive strategy consultants, Automotive strategy consulting

WHAT WE DO

We work with automotive and transport companies big and small, providing strategic and operational expertise.

  • Start-ups have a clear concept and bold vision but need help to build institutional knowledge. They value our insight into how to propely control vehicle programs and manage the often fiendish complexity.
  • More established organisations are interested in our perspective of industry trends, want to check they aren't missing out on the next big thing and know that we understand how to present to the time-starved C-Suite.

Our two primary offerings:

  1. Strategy, Planning & Research -- project examples include: product concept engineering and segmentation; competitor intelligence; business model creation and hypothesis testing and; primary research into trends such as electrificiation and advanced driver assistance.
  2. Operational Support -- project examples include: program planning and control; procurement; detailed business plan  forecasting; manufacturing engineering and; design engineering and quality management.

Do we know our stuff? Decide for yourself. Read our latest weekly briefing covering the main movers and shakers and top industry trends (you can subscribe to an email version).

Automotive Strategy & Research

Our research aims to be informative, objective and interesting. It leverages real-world experience in a range of roles from operations, through to finance and strategy. It's an industry we know and love.

Automotive Trends & Business Intelligence

Ongoing tracking of automotive industry trends and the strategies of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers and disruptive start-ups... plus anything else we find interesting and relevant.

Strategy

To us, strategy is about deciding where you want to be in the future and how to get there. You know your business but we can help you to choose the destination and journey that is right for you.

Business Improvement

We love problem solving and process improvement. We have a track record in many different environments where we have helped find practical and sustainable solutions to business challenges.

Project Management

Sometimes project management takes up too many of your best people. You want their thoughts and energy engaged on winning new customers or transforming the business. We can help keep your crucial projects on track.

Training

We believe that high performing teams are essential for long term success and we love developing the skills, engagement and motivation to foster that culture in your business. In too many businesses the phrase “people are our best asset” is an over-used cliché. Don’t be one of them.

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Auto Industry Briefing — Our Most Recent Edition

April 26, 2021

Honda walks away from ICE; Renault takes it slow; and EV start-ups shredding management. Please enjoy our auto industry and […]Read More

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Auto Industry Briefing — fortnight ending 18th April 2021

April 20, 2021

Geely selling small stakes in everything; VW choosing one meaningless name over another; and workers and managers need to unite. […]Read More

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Auto Industry Briefing — fortnight ending 11th April 2021

April 14, 2021

Keeping strong residuals after an EV transition; Ssangyong’s collapse; and lessons learned the hard way. Please enjoy our auto industry […]Read More

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Auto Industry Briefing — week ending 28th March 2021

March 30, 2021

Volvo wants to sell its technology; Toyota buys into Isuzu (again); and no substitution at Porsche. Please enjoy our auto […]Read More

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Auto Industry Briefing — week ending 21st March 2021

March 22, 2021

Geely’s unnecessary extra brand; boosting Tesla’s lobbying power; and Porsche’s enormous digital services target. Please enjoy our auto industry and […]Read More

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Auto Industry Briefing — week ending 14th March 2021

March 16, 2021

Ford plumps for young talent; Volvo’s clever plan to capture more aftersales market share; and flex-e-bility reigns supreme. Please enjoy […]Read More

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Auto Industry Briefing — week ending 7th March 2021

March 9, 2021

Volvo’s careful switch to online sales; Stellantis is betting on a future PHEV ban in rich world markets; and VW […]Read More

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Auto Industry Briefing — week ending 28th February 2021

March 2, 2021

Nudging customers towards electric vehicles; cheap and highly efficient engines; and battery swapping through trickle up economics. Please enjoy our […]Read More

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Auto Industry Briefing — week ending 21st February 2021

February 23, 2021

Series hybrid gets its big break; battery swapping: the impossible dream; and Ford’s hidden plant closure announcement. Please enjoy our […]Read More

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Auto Industry Briefing — week ending 14th February 2021

February 16, 2021

Autonomous cars powered by fossil fuels; GM thinks about crossing the Atlantic; and Jaguar Land Rover’s new plan. Please enjoy […]Read More

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Auto Industry Briefing — week ending 7th February 2021

February 9, 2021

Steer clear of early Teslas says Musk; bright ideas that depend on infrastructure; and can suppliers afford to wait to […]Read More

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Auto Industry Briefing — week ending 31st January 2021

February 2, 2021

Renault and Nissan’s lost ground; Tesla’s rigid manufacturing process; and Mini takes a step back on personalisation? Please enjoy our […]Read More