Powertrain & Structure
The automotive metal segment combines our expertise across the various modular systems and platforms, irrespective of the technology used and share of value added. The degree of forward integration and the range of materials and technologies are usually determined by positioning, as either a Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier.
Robert Aigner-LütterfeldsSector Head Email
As a mass production industry in a global market, the automotive supply industry focused on metal is driven by scale effects. The M&A environment is shaped by dependencies between suppliers and OEM customers, and demands in terms of lightweighting and development which are increasingly being transferred to the remits of strategic suppliers. Issues such as capital intensity, development costs and threat of substitutes are gaining traction as drivers in the market.