The automotive industry is facing major structural change. With global overcapacity, most automakers are hard pressed to keep plant utilisation rates up, resulting in heavy pressure to sell more vehicles. That challenge is compounded by pressure to continuously improve their cost position, while carefully building strategies to secure their competitive position. Alliances and mergers are likely to continue shaping the industry as key players look for benefits from increased scale. However, the added complexity that arises from combining product lines and aligning different company cultures can undercut the benefits of a big merger or acquisition that lacks a strong investment thesis and the right approach to integration.
In the automotive sector, Ethos partners with autoPOLIS to bring our clients deep sectoral insights, global reach into the automotive industry network and unique appreciation of the highly regulated Malaysian automotive sector to deliver innovative strategies for Malaysian automotive clients.