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Electrification and the “Death of Diesel” sees heavy spending on new mobility, but slowing sales and shrinking profits leads to bumpy road ahead, says AlixPartners study


The report highlights some of the challenges the industry faces going forwards:

  • Automakers could incur a $60-billion pre-tax profit hit through 2023
  • 86% of Chinese consumers and 59% of UK consumers polled say internal-combustion engines should be banned or further regulated
  • Suppliers could see margins drop by as much as 40%, as vehicle electrification reduces the value of components by 85%
  • Dealers to face 20% margin declines and a $1,300 per-vehicle drop in service-and-parts revenue
  • 140 powertrain plants, or around 40% of the worldwide total, could be in need of restructuring or closure

The automotive industry faces a significant profit drain as it contends with massive spending on new-mobility programs, starting with electric vehicles (EV), and stagnation in key markets globally. Consumers surveyed in seven bellwether auto marke

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White Paper Chemical Logistics

Digitalization opens the door to a new age for the chemical industry. It paves the way for companies in the industry from material suppliers to solution and service providers. It is the driving force behind development that creates a new level of efficiency and transparency for the industry’s sensitive supply   >>

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Last update 3 Mar 2020
UK manufacturing expands at fastest pace since April 2019, but supply-chain disruptions grow
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI ®  -  IHS Markit
United Kingdom 


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International Agenda