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The European Automotive Supplier Report

  • February 2014
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  • Supplier Business
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  • 851 pages

The European Automotive Supplier Report looks at the economics of the automotive industry in Europe, particularly relating to the supply base. It provides an overview of the macroeconomic environment including vehicle sales, production, imports and exports. In addition, the report looks at OEMs' activity, relations with the supply base. This research utilises IHS Automotive’s Light-Vehicle Production Forecasts; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis.
The report also includes an appendix of 190 supplier profiles from Europe-based suppliers (including every one of the top 50 European suppliers), or the European operations of global suppliers. These profiles provide you with relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information all built from SupplierBusiness research.

Background to this Research
The European automotive supply base is a key industrial sector in Europe with five million people employed at component manufacturers in 2012 and a major contributor to European innovation with, according to European supplier association CLEPA, over EUR15 billion spent annually by suppliers around the continent. The sector is often subject to criticism from the advocates of a rationalization of the automotive industry in Europe since it has not undergone the same structural overhaul of the business which has been witnessed in the North America supplier industry over the last four years. A sudden excess capacity in North America has resulted in the implementation of a number of drastic measures in order to downsize local operations and return to profitability. Despite facing somewhat similar issues to their North American counterparts, European suppliers have yet to implement these strategic and painful changes to a meaningful extent, thus ensuring long-term sustainability of the business. Part of this delay is linked to the OEMs’ inertia in tackling their own regional overcapacities which are creating significant burdens for their finances.

Table Of Contents

The European Automotive Supplier Report
Chapter 1: Economics of the automotive industry in Europe
Europe's macroeconomic overview
Note
Economic Review
Economic Outlook
European light vehicle sales review and outlook
Current Status
Rising stars and meteors
Volume carmakers' pricing wars
Market launch strategy of volume carmakers
Other regions help
Outlook and segmentation shifts
Potential headwinds
Replacement demand
European Light vehicle production review and outlook
Boom-bust cycles and overcapacity
Structural changes
FTAs: good or bad for Europe?
Bright spots in Western Europe
Europe at the forefront of global modular platform trend
Chapter 2: OEMs' activity and supplier management
Overview of European OEMs' activity and supply base management
Similar issues, similar outcomes
OEMs looking east
Chapter 3: OEM Overview
Volkswagen
Renault-Nissan
PSA - Peugeot Citroën
Ford
Daimler
BMW
General Motors
Chrysler Fiat
Hyundai-Kia
AvtoVAZ
Other OEMs
Chapter 4: Recent developments and outlook for the European supply base
Limited action on overcapacity
German supply base
French supply base
UK supply base
Spanish and Italian supply bases
New patterns in the shift to east
RandD being cautiously relocated
Top-25 suppliers
Chapter 5: Financial review of European suppliers and MandA activity
MandA Activity
Chapter 6: Supplier profiles

Figures
Figure 1: Real GDP Percentage change year on year
Figure 2: Change in the number of unemployed persons (compared to previous month, in,000s), seasonally adjusted
Figure 3: Regional sales by country
Figure 4: European Regional sales by market
Figure 5: Light vehicle production in Europe
Figure 6: Source region of EU27 car parts imports
Figure 7: Major extra-EU trading partners for car parts for European Union members
Figure 8: German Parts and accessories of motor vehicles exports based on ITC calculations

Tables
Table 1: Imports of car parts in billion Euros and % CAGR
Table 2: Major extra-EU trading partners for car parts for European Union members
Table 3: Volkswagen European produciton
Table 4: Renault Nissan European production
Table 5: Peugeot Citroën European Production
Table 6: Ford European production
Table 7: Daimler European production
Table 8: BMW European production
Table 9: General Motors European production
Table 10: Chrysler Fiat European Production
Table 11: Hyundai-Kia European production
Table 12: List of selected supplier investments in central and eastern Europe
Table 13: Top 25 European Automotive suppliers by 2012 automotive sales
Table 14: Pre-tax margin for selected European-headquartered suppliers in 2012 and 2011 (by supplier size)
Table 15: Pre-tax margin for selected European-headquartered suppliers in 2012 (by country)
Table 16: Key MandA Activity involving North American suppliers in 2012 and 2013

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