Supplier Profit Analysis: Mitigating Margin Compression to Invest in R&D


Automotive tier 1 suppliers are facing unprecedented industry transformation in electrification along with economic uncertainty. Download this report on the top 20 global suppliers for a deep analysis of their historic margins, as well as solutions for how suppliers could cope with growing pressures and new requirements in research, development and design

Following a decade in which the top 20 automotive tier 1 suppliers enjoyed relatively stable profits, many suppliers are entering the new year struggling with declining vehicle sales and fewer new model launches in the face of a global slowdown. At the same time, tightening vehicle emissions regulations and wider automotive industry shifts in technology, most notably to develop electrified powertrains and electric vehicles, require automotive suppliers to make huge investments and capital outlays. The impacts are felt across the automotive value chain, with impacts for car design and engineering services as well.

Automotive suppliers will increasingly have to find savings, including in design, engineering and materials, to stay competitive, protect margins and increase spending for research and development in CASE (connected, autonomous, shared, electrified) technology – even with returns on investment for these companies far from certain. With this in mind, the 2020s are set to be a challenging decade, but also one filled with new opportunities.

Register or login to download this free report, which profiles the top 20 automotive suppliers and examines the development of their profit margins over the past ten years. It analyses the outlook for these companies and explores strategies, innovations and solutions that automotive suppliers across the industry can use to stay competitive in product R&D and to mitigate the effects of margin compression. It also explores new business models and services they might pursue, including closer R&D alignment with OEMs. 

“Automotive Tier Supplier Profit Analysis: Mitigating Margin Compression Whilst Navigating Unprecedented Industry Transformation”

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Automotive supplier company profiles

Robert Bosch                Denso Corporation
Magna International      Continental
ZF Friedrichshafen        Aisin Seiki
Hyundai Mobis              Valeo
Lear Corporation           Faurecia
Yazaki Corporation        Panasonic Automotive
Adient                            Sumitomo Electric Industries
Aptiv                              Cummins
Mahle                            BorgWarner
Schaeffler Group          JTEKT Corporation

Tens years of automotive tier supplier revenue and margin data

Exclusive company interviews with three of the largest suppliers: Robert Bosch, Denso Corporation, ZF Friedrichshafen

Supplier strategy analysis, solutions and recommendations

Business intelligence by Automotive from Ultima Media

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