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Commercial Vehicle Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Forecast

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Purpose The client, a major Tier One Supplier was considering the strategic implications of global drivers for alternative fuel and electric powertrains in Commercial Vehicles globally.  As a subscriber to KGP's Commercial Vehicle Engine Forecast it wanted to consider various scenarios for future penetration of alternative fuels and how it would impact base market volumes. Objectives To analys...

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Global Market Entry Strategy

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Purpose A major Asian vehicle manufacturer acquired a smaller vehicle manufacturer and had invested heavily in a new product. It wished to develop a market entry strategy for the acquisition but had little experience of the global market structure. Objectives Review global markets for light commercial vehicles in the 3.5T-6T segment, including market volume, major competitors, tariffs and non-t...

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Variable Valvetrain Market and Technology Assessment

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Purpose The client, a major German conglomerate had some business in components of VVC and wanted to determine whether it should be regarded as a strategic business opportunity in the future. Objectives To analyse the current status of variable valve control in passenger car engines in North America, Western Europe and Japan and produce forecasts for future applications, specific attention bein...

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R&D Benchmarking Strategic Review

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Purpose A major Asian truck manufacturer was preparing its five year plan and wished to benchmark itself against its major global competitors. Objectives Benchmark major global truck OEMs R&D operations including structure and detailed head count at 4 leading manufacturers. The work entailed developing a comprehensive picture of the global R&D activities of the competing brands, thei...

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Commercial Due Diligence on a Powertrain Manufacturing Joint Venture

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Purpose The client was proposing to invest in a new joint venture between major international vehicle groups to produce engines and transmissions in Russia. Due diligence was required to assess the technical and market-related risks facing the proposed JV. Objectives To provide a detailed risk assessment and recommendations concerning: The JV partners’ objectives and strategies Plant an...

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