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The automotive industry continues to reinvent its business model and faces a number of industry-specific issues. As automotive companies address these issues, it is essential to work with a service provider that knows your industry, and has worked with companies similar to yours. This results into project and cost efficiencies that generate greater bottom line impact.
PwC's global automotive practice can leverage its extensive experience in the automotive industry to help companies solve its business challenges with efficiency and quality because it services the world's leading vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers.
One of the advantages PwCs' Global Automotive practice has compared to other consulting firms is Autofacts, a team of automotive industry specialists dedicated to ongoing analysis of sector trends. The data and analyses Autofacts provides our team of more than 4,600 automotive professionals and our clients to assess implications, make recommendations and support decisions to compete in the global marketplace.
Whether you are expanding operations in China or require in depth knowledge of transfer pricing in the automotive industry, PwC can help you to achieve your objectives with a practical approach, deep resources and market knowledge that sets us apart from our competitors.
Investing in Sunderland is a low risk, high reward opportunity for any business. A city with a strong heritage of making things well, Sunderland has a proven track record in attracting, supporting and nurturing successful enterprises, from manufacturing to new technologies.
The city has developed its economy around key sectors including – automotive, offshore and subsea, and software. The city lies at the heart of the UK’s foremost automotive manufacturing region. Since Nissan Motor Manufacturing located in the city in 1986, Sunderland has attracted a strong supply chain of component manufacturers alongside the company’s Sunderland plant, employing over 28,000 people in the industry across the city and the North East Region. These supply not only Nissan, Europe's most productive car plant, but also Jaguar Landrover, VW, GM and Ford. The strength of the automotive sector means that the city offers world-class facilities in traditional and low carbon vehicle production, and an experienced workforce who have an unrivalled reputation for productivity, loyalty and commitment.
Sunderland is open for business, open to business, with a comprehensive transport infrastructure, a deep-sea port, two regional airports and easy access to north-south road and rail routes.
Magma People is a unique provider of leadership talent to the global automotive industry, delivering executive search and selection, senior interim management and consulting resource, as well as leadership evaluation and development services.
Magma People exists to help progressive companies meet the challenges of rapid industry change by providing the ultimate competitive advantage – talented people and effective leadership.
Many of the industries pre-eminent players put their trust in Magma People to help them recruit, develop and retain leadership talent.
Magma People is exclusively dedicated to the global automotive industry, working with clients across the full spectrum of the value chain from component suppliers and vehicle manufacturers through retailers and leasing companies to motorsport teams and marketing agencies.
In doing so Magma People is engaged with the industry every single day, giving them an informed perspective, unique insights and access to an unparalleled network of industry contacts.
"Magma knows the auto industry better than anyone else we have ever worked with – they have experience, insight and real perspective." Senior Director, Global Human Resources
Click here to download the 2014 presentation: Magma People - Automotive Leadership In Practice (pdf document, 1 MB)
The Italian Design House and coachbuilder Pininfarina has a history that dates back to 1930. Pininfarina offers to the market - both OEMs and final consumers - competitive products and services based on its brand values: creativity, experience and innovation.
Pininfarina designed the Rising Stars trophy in 2011, the annual award presented by Automotive News Europe that honors mid- and upper-level managers who are likely to become CEOs or executive board members in the future.
"We are pleased to associate Pininfarina with an award that celebrates the most successful and talented young people from the industry" - said Chairman Paolo Pininfarina. "Thinking of the leaders of tomorrow we started from the concept of Michelangelo's 'Non finito', a technique that consists of sculpting some parts of the figure while leaving other parts rough, thus catching just a glimpse of the image that the artist is freeing from material. As it is for the Rising Stars trophy, which recognizes the young managers whose enormous potential can already be perceived".