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How Ernst & Young’s Global Automotive Center
can help your business
The global recession reset the automotive sector landscape. As the sector recovers, automotive companies across the value chain must focus on profitable and sustainable growth, financial and operational stability, investments in new technologies and seizing opportunities in high-growth markets. If you lead an automotive business, you need to anticipate trends, identify implications and make informed decisions that support your business goals. Our Global Automotive Center enables our worldwide network of more than 7,000 sector-focused assurance, tax, transaction and advisory professionals to share powerful insights and deep sector knowledge with businesses like yours. These insights, combined with our technical experience in every major global automotive market, will help you to accelerate strategies and improve performance. Whichever segment of the automotive sector you are in — from component suppliers to commercial or light vehicle manufacturers or retailers — we can provide the insights you need to realize your potential today and tomorrow.
Contact Peter Fuss, Partner, Global Automotive Center Stuttgart. Phone + 711 4881 27412 or mail to Peter.Fuss@de.ey.com
The AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center is a unique value-generation center for the automotive sector based on a concept of open innovation in which companies improve their competitiveness through cooperation. Using a market-oriented approach, AIC integrates knowledge, technology and industrial development under one umbrella.
The Center is dedicated to creating value in the sector in various areas:
- People, developing the best professionals
- Processes, pioneering advanced technologies
- Products, ascending within the vehicle development cycle
The AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center focuses on:
- Integrating all necessary capabilities, at local and international levels
- Implementing multiple independent, but complementary projects
- Working with the flexibility to the needs of local companies as well as multinationals and vehicle manufacturers
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics Company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements.
Automotive is a priority sector for DHL. A dedicated team of Automotive logistics experts is active all around the world to develop and implement innovative industry specific solutions to face today’s challenges. Through integrated corporate programs, DHL is a trendsetter in sustainable mobility.
Castrol is an internationally recognised lubricants brand. Represented across the world, our core business involves developing and producing tailored lubrication solutions for cars, trucks, bikes, and for aircraft, shipping and industrial businesses. Our product range includes transmission fluids and industrial lubricants. Premium oils such as the latest generation of Castrol EDGE Professional products are developed to meet the demanding needs of the automotive industry.
Founded in 1899, Castrol develops pioneering technology and our active involvement in motor sports over many decades provides an ideal testing ground for new ideas and innovations. Castrol currently supports teams in the World Rally Championship, the Dakar Rally and the German Touring Car Masters (DTM). Since 2008, we have also sponsored the football highlights of the FIFA World Cup™ and the UEFA European Championship.
We will guide you throughout the decision- making process and assist you in choosing Macedonia as a next investment destination. To gain a competitive advantage in the automotive market do take advantage of our winning combination of the lowest operating cost in Central and Eastern Europe, educated and available workforce, and the unbeatable incentives offered in the Free Zones. Our strategic location with its proximity to the rapidly growing automotive manufacturing base in CEE and Turkey as well as the duty-free access to the European market offer low logistic costs and “just-in-time” product delivery from Macedonia. Choose us as your guide to recognize the best value proposition, as many multinational automotive component companies already have.
MSX International offers solutions to our customers’ most complex challenges.Our Retail Network Solutions (RNS) team leverages its front-line automotive expertise to boost the competitive advantage of retail networks, thus ensuring a unique customer experience.Our Human Capital Solutions (HCS) team draws from proven experience and unparalleled intellectual capital to serve as a driving force in the recruiting, administration and supply of superior talent for companies across the globe.
Configit provides the software that enables manufacturers to easily define and manage the many millions of combinations of models, features, options and packages through the whole product lifecycle: engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales and service.
Specifically designed for automotive, Configit Ace provides a single source of truth for configuration management and understands concepts that are critical to automotive, such as effectivity, supersessions, cross-model components, market specifications and legal requirements.
Configit Ace extends the capabilities of the configuration tools in your existing systems, ensures that your entire organisation has accurate model configuration information and enables profitable mass customisation.
Covisint provides the leading cloud engagement platform for creating and enabling new mission-critical external business processes. Our solutions enable organizations to connect, engage, and collaborate with the critical external audiences that define their success--including customers, business partners and suppliers.
Some of the common issues our automotive solutions address include:
- Globally connecting people, processes and systems to allow engagement to occur
- Securing vehicle owners and automotive systems at the highest level using a cloud-based approach
- Providing flexibility with a wide variety of solutions, and various methods to connect and access information (mobile, etc.)
- Providing Supply Chain Engagement Solutions through the largest automotive communication hub in the world.
Learn more at www.covisint.com
A legacy of quality manufacturing, a highly skilled workforce and unparalleled logistics coupled with unique, competitive incentives make Louisiana the next frontier for automotive manufacturing. Located in the heart of the Southern automotive manufacturing corridor, Louisiana offers the Automotive Manufacturing Payroll Incentive, which provides an annual payroll rebate of up to 15%.
Additionally, the design and development of embedded software in the infotainment, powertrain and transmission, chassis control and body and comfort segments of the vehicle are eligible for refundable tax credits of up to 35% of payroll and 25% of production expenses.
Discover the Louisiana advantage at OpportunityLouisiana.com/Manufacturing.
Plastic Omnium is the world leader in automotive components and body modules, automotive fuel tanks and systems, and waste container solutions for local communities, with a revenue of €4.8 billion in 2012. Independent, innovative and present in key large markets , the Company employs around 21,000 people and operates 107 plants and 14 R&D centers in 29 countries around the world.
Engage employees, drive customer loyalty and improve dealership profitability
From launching products to driving sales and delivering customer support, Raytheon helps OEMs fuel the business success of their retail network. Our targeted automotive training solutions are available anytime, anywhere — for any type of vehicle.
For over a decade, our industry leading automotive experts have designed, delivered and managed technical and non-technical training programmes for OEMs and aftermarket companies. Across thousands of locations, all over the globe, our solutions have helped dealers increase short-term sales, long-term customer retention and profitability.
Find out more at www.rps.com
Serbia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA)
With an extensive tradition of more than 70 years, automotive industry is one of the most prominent sectors in Serbia, accounting for almost 10% of the $22bn+ FDI stock in Serbia since 2000. Close to 50 international investors and a number of local companies are supplying almost all major European and several Asian car manufacturers. FIAT’s manufacturing facility is the powerhouse of the sector as well as the largest and the most important investment in this industry, to date.
However, there is plenty of opportunity for new investments in the field and we are looking forward to supporting them throughout. As a government organization dedicated to effectively assisting foreign investors in setting up and doing business in Serbia along with a track record of supporting more than 30 international projects in this sector, we are fully capable of following through your next project in Serbia.
Working with us is simple, effective and still costs nothing.
TRW Automotive is the global leader in automotive safety. The company offers a broad portfolio of safety products to all of the world’s major vehicle manufacturers, which help protect drivers, occupants and other road users. Its focus is on delivering ‘the safety everyone deserves’: affordable systems that are accessible to car buyers in all markets of the world, across the full range of vehicle models. With 2012 sales of approximately €12.5 billion, TRW has 185 locations in 26 countries around the world. More information is available from www.trw.com.
ESOMAR is the essential organisation for encouraging, advancing and elevating market research worldwide. ESOMAR’s aim is to promote the value of market and opinion research in effective decision-making.
ESOMAR facilitates an on-going dialogue with its 4,900 members, in over 130 countries, through publications and best practice guidelines and a comprehensive programme of industry specific and thematic conferences. ESOMAR also provides ethical guidance and actively promotes self-regulation in partnership with a number of associations across the globe.
All ESOMAR members agree to abide by the ICC/ESOMAR International Code on Market and Social Research, which has been endorsed or adopted by the major national and international professional bodies around the world.
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