China


The China gives up the electrics and the Europe just watches

EVs
Two months ago I published one post dealing with selling data and the evolution, over the last years, of the electric cars in Europe. To avoid of causing useless wars, I limited to reporting market data (ACEA) and to suggesting how to read them analytically and how to contextualize them. But in private, someone wanted to charge me with provincialism, saying for instance: “…Pietro, but the...

China is near. Its not a film: it’s reality!

China
Considering that the European car market is restarting, with exciting business opportunities at the horizon. Assuming that some Chinese carmakers “stepped on the gas” in the international arena, and are seeking for western commercial partners. Admitting that in China the development of new automobiles & vans runs at speeds fivefold compared to our. Established that the world leader...

Interview with Stefano Villanti, Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Product Strategy at Qoros

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Interview date: Feb 21,  2014 Professional Profile: Stefano Villanti is the Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Product Strategy at Qoros Automotive Co., Ltd.. He joined the organisation in 2008 and was a key staff member during the initial start-up phase. As Qoros has grown so has Stefano’s responsibility and he now leads over 260 internal and external Qoros staff. Prior to joining Qoros,...

Interview with Cristiano Carlutti, Sales and Marketing Qoros Director for EMEA – 1^st part

Carlutti
Date of interview Jun, 4 2013 Professional profile: Business Administration degree at Bocconi University in Milano, Cristiano has developed an 18 years long experience in sales, retail development and marketing, with experiences in Czech Republic, Italy, Ireland and United Kingdom and responsibilities growing from the Italian market to the European and finally to the European and Middle Eastern Region. Aiming...

Global Automotive Industry Outlook – Feb 2012

outlook
This following article is the second contribution, and is a statement, by focus2move. Global cars sales outlook 2012 started full of uncertain for OEMs in the automotive industry. The Top Executives can count on clear trends just in less than 50% of global markets, while for the rest, the uncertain is really high and they struggle on taking decisions about where to attack and how. In the last years...

Global automotive trends 2011

Automotive trends
Global light vehicle industry in the 2011 continues to grow and is projected at over 75.5 million units, new all-time record, 3.3 million up on last year. In November it was 6.386.000, 5.2 up on last year. All regions achieved year‐on‐year improvements, with the exception of Western Europe which is being hit by the euro-zone debt crisis and is probably entered in recession area in many key countries. Global...

A new European Brand: QOROS.

qoros
  QOROS. Remember this name. This is a new official brand since November the 28th, founded by a joint venture between Chery and Israel Corporation, with active operational participation of Magna (who wanted to buy Opel in 2009). A powerful agreement between the largest Chinese Car provider (for the last 8 years at least) and one of the biggest Israeli Holdings. The news was not emphasized enough...

The Chinese army is attacking from the East

Chery
I would like to talk about an argument “frivolous”, so trivial that nobody was able to see it, at least in Europe. In the last ten days of March it was announced that Chery’s Chineses will supply 15 A3 Sedan and 2 Tiggo (SUV) to the police in Belgrade . The news might not appear so interesting but there is something unrevealed to say. Browsing the company website of Chery we...

When the Chinese acquire…

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photo credit: *helloharry* After seeing their great ability to compete in terms of industrial by Chinese companies, we can determine (after a few years from the first major acquisitions) what they produced. One thing: in only three years (from 2003 to 2006) the value of M& A Chinese rose from 1,6 to 18,2 billion dollars. This dynamic has caused in the world the fear of being bought. The excellent...
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