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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 220

Posts Tagged ‘suppliers’

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Schmolz Bickenbach steel distribution business by Jacquet Metal Service

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 13 luglio 2015

The european commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of six subsidiaries of Schmolz+Bickenbach AG of Germany by Jacquet Metal Service SA of France. All entities are active in distribution of steel products, namely stainless, carbon and speciality steels via stockholding centres throughout the EU. The Commission’s investigation found that the proposed transaction would raise no competition concerns as the market share increments are modest, the switching costs for customers are low, and customers will continue to have an adequate number of alternative suppliers in all relevant markets. The transaction was examined under the ordinary merger review procedure.

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Driving Dynamics Vastly Influence Car Purchase Decisions in Europe, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 aprile 2015

london-centralLONDON Driving dynamics play a huge role in the purchasing decisions of vehicle owners in Europe. While safety and reliability are top priorities, driving dynamics-related capabilities such as manoeuvrability and ride quality rank high in importance among consumers looking to buy a car. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, European Consumers’ Attitude towards Driving Dynamics Technologies(, finds that urban male customers are willing to pay a higher than average price to upgrade driving dynamics technologies. Women with higher than average income are most often prepared to pay a premium for safety features. “Consumers across car segments agree on the top features required for an improved driving experience,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive and Transportation Program Manager Prana T Natarajan. “Secure handling, road-holding, and control over braking and steering are significant cogs in the wheel of consumer expectations.”E&F segment car owners value steering handling more than smoothness of drive and powertrain features more than fuel or price. Smaller vehicle segment consumers too show interest in and willingness to pay for all-wheel drive (AWD) functionalities.The inclination to pay drops significantly with the increase in price of steering, suspension and AWD technologies. Most consumers in Europe give more importance to value for money and hence look for optimally-priced solution packages.“Technology providers must deploy appropriate pricing strategies to accelerate adoption rates,” suggested Natarajan. “Bundling is likely to be an effective way for driving dynamics solution suppliers to maximise profits on installed systems and attract potential consumers in Europe.”European Consumers’ Attitude towards Driving Dynamics Technologies is a Customer Research that is part of the Automotive & Transportation ( Growth Partnership Service program. Based on an online survey of 1,824 car owners in Germany, United Kingdom, France and Russia, this study determines consumer perceptions on vehicle driving dynamics and the role of new chassis technologies in improving driving pleasure. The study also evaluates consumer willingness to pay for these features and offers recommendations to original equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organisation prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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Frost & Sullivan Webinar: What Does the Future Hold for Automotive Parts Retailing & Service?

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 ottobre 2014

londonLONDON Digitization, new business models, disruptive technologies, and the emergence of non-traditional automotive participants are revolutionizing the way parts will be sold and service will be delivered in the near future. This briefing will investigate the disruptive forces and trends at play and will look at how they will transform key factors that influence and drive the automotive aftermarket (e.g. – geography: urban/rural stores; customers: women drivers, Generation Y; technology: augmented reality, big data). Attend this webinar to:
· Learn about new emerging business models transforming the automotive aftermarket
· Benchmark your company’s strategy against the overall industry
· Find new revenue sweet spots and opportunities
· Explore the emerging area of vehicle service aggregation
This presentation appeals to OEMs, parts suppliers, distributors, retailers, dealer groups, and service providers. However, since the future of the aftermarket will open the industry to new types of participants, this presentation will also appeal to investment, finance companies and technology companies (information technology, telematics, and design).

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Report reveals firms may not be taking ‘business process resilience’ seriously enough

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 ottobre 2014

london-centralLondon, 22 October 2014: According to a new report from FT Remark and Wipro (NYSE:WIT), business process resilience is mission-critical, but businesses may be missing opportunities to fortify themselves. In a global survey of 330 C-suite executives, nearly all respondents (98%) agreed that technology risk management is important or very important to the overall running of their firms, and 84% felt their firms’ technology risk management programmes add value. But 35% described their firms’ spending on technology risk management as ‘focused on the next year’, with a further 17% working on a ‘project-by-project basis’. Less than half (41%) described their spending as ‘focused on the long-term’. In addition, only 15% of those surveyed said decisions on technology risk management were made at board level, even though system failures have implications that reverberate throughout businesses’ ecosystems.This report seeks to identify how businesses are rising to the challenges that technology presents, and how they are making their businesses more resilient in the process through strategies, investments and partnerships.“In developing resilience plans, businesses should consider the full range of their operations, from customers to third party suppliers,” Nick Cheek, Managing Editor at Remark, part of the Mergermarket Group, explains. “Businesses should also concentrate on making themselves agile and modular, so that they can minimize the impact of negative events,” he concludes.Technology has also brought fantastic opportunities to businesses of all sizes. Data is power: the more businesses can understand about their customers, partners and products, the more agile and effective they can be.“Firms should think of business process resilience broadly,” says Alexis Samuel, Global Managing Partner, Wipro Consulting Services, Wipro Ltd. “Rather than being considered fodder for CIOs or CTOs, corporates should view these issues as board-level ones that have far reaching implications for disparate business arms.”Balasubramanian Ganesh, Chief Executive – Products & Solutions business, Wipro adds: “Over the years, the level of investment has not kept pace with the level required to address inherent and emerging risks in provision of services to customers. The aggregate impacts of this under-investment, accompanied by increase in customer expectations, have created risks to service which are no longer acceptable. Such risks will typically need to be addressed by a significant and sustained programme of investment.”

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Analyst Briefing on ADAS and sensors

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 3 maggio 2010

London on Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 at 4:00pm BST. The market for ADAS features and sensors is undergoing a paradigm shift with volume car makers actively introducing new ADAS features. Total unit shipments of ADAS are likely to increase from 4 million units in 2009 to well over 11 million units by 2016, but the optional price of most of the ADAS systems are very high compared to what consumers are willing to pay. To provide unique insights into the ADAS and sensors market, the Automotive & Transportation Group at Frost & Sullivan ( is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an online analyst briefing presentation on Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 at 4:00 pm BST.This briefing will benefit vehicle manufacturers, ADAS suppliers, ADAS sensors suppliers, investment firms, insurance companies. Highlights of the briefing include analyses of the European and North American market trends, forecasts of ADAS systems and Sensors , Legislative Trends, Vehicle Manufacturer (VM)  Analysis.
Electric Vehicles Unplugged 2010: taking place at the House of Lords and at the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders in London on June 22 – 23, will bring together key decision makers including Government, OEMs, Supplier Infrastructure companies and Major Fleet Managers, to provide insights into the structure of new business models and their implications for industry stakeholders. This unique workshop will also allow attendees to understand the position that key industry players are taking towards infrastructure and to debate the pros and cons of different solutions in development across Europe.
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