Europe


Car and boat, two worlds very close

boat
  Cars and boats, apparently two worlds very distant, in particular from a commercial point of view. I think this because I use boat for passion while I work with the car. Later on I was at the other side, working in the nautical field, when the joke became a job so I discovered… the other world. Some years ago – six/seven not so much – the world of yachting seemed the automotive...

If India isn’t just the two marines

India
  In India, one of the greatest nuclear power (the largest importer of weapons in the world and, until 2012, the first user of gold in the world for 50 years in a row), there are been 2 important events about automotive sector : the 12th Auto Expo Components and the 12th Auto Expo Motor Show. India, belonging to BRICS nations, receives special attentions by global OEMs. Prestigious research centers,...

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

stefanovillanti
  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...

In Europe won’t be a recovery as in the USA

Europa
  Few days ago we published a post where I announced the USA sales data and how the Downsizing “famous theory” , well known as the philosophy of Economics decrease, is only another hoax by popular influencers and speakers to make money with books and different conferences. I have already talked about it during the consumptions crisis, declaring how the Downsizing was only a contingent need...

Interview with Cristiano Carlutti, Sales and Marketing Qoros Director for EMEA – 2^nd part

Carlutti
  …from the first part! Designing a sales network is not an easy thing, but even more difficult is the set-up of the after sales service network, also in this case can you helps us to understand how you are moving? Even in this case, the focus is on what really matters to the customer. If something does not benefit the customer it becomes not only a cost but also an organizational obstacle:...

Interview with Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO – Mopar® – 2^nd part

Gorlier
  …from the first part! May I ask a more generic question? What professional differences are there, for a person in your position, between working in Turin and working in Detroit? Both Turin and Detroit have a strong, proud automotive heritage. While both have gone through tough times, both continue to maintain a vivid passion for cars. From a professional standpoint, I feel at home in both...

European people urgently needs an Industrial Automotive Project

European
  In 2008 the global financial crisis hit European Economy reducing real purchase power and effecting commodities sectors, including the automotive. Markets started to decline and the European Governments decided to support automotive, considering the high impact over GDP. In All Top 5 European markets, scrap incentive schemes were introduced in order to stimulate market demand and push low emission...

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...

Bifuel or not? This is the question…Part 2

Bifuel
  Here follows the analysis of LPG-CNG  started in the past weeks with questions and answers: Life of LPG-CNG injectors around 30000 miles As mentioned is always advisable to switch to LPG with gasoline especially if you make long-distance routes, for short routes this problem does not exist. Replace LPG-CNG filter every 10000miles The cost is very limited (less than simple operation, and 25...

Bifuel or not? This is the question…Part 1

Bifuel
  In this period of expensive fuel, I suggest again the question of convenience or not to switch to gas. Whether it’s natural gas or LPG, the car is registered as an original bi-fuel or it is transformed , the advantages are many: savings on supplies, reduced emissions and always the ability to drive. What I am going to do is a list of the main concerns, of even greater concern, which can...

Fiat in Serbia, what will the future bring?

Fiat Serbia
  A national news program gave the news a few days ago that Italian companies are investing in Serbia where Italy will be the third largest partner behind Russia and Germany but with the goal, on the part of the Italian government, of earning the second spot if not even the first. Regarding Fiat and its future, we wonder about the status of the work being done on the new factory planned for Serbia,...

Q…BUT…”HOW MUCH ARE WE QUALIT-ATIVE?”

QQuality
    The argument quality has suffered for years since its birth (within its first publication in 1987 as the nowadays famous ISO 9000) several changes and adjustments (based on the prehistoric BS 5750 BSI – British Standards Institute which among other things had already been proposed to ISO as far back as 1979). You should think its story can be almost traced some twenty years earlier,...
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