OEMs’ sourcing, investment, and production strategies are molded by a complex mix of interdependent factors, ranging from the outlook of local demand, trade tariffs, and supply base availability to OEMs’ technological and platform strategies. As the supply base becomes increasingly global, new opportunities are emerging for OEMs to optimize their sourcing cost structure by tapping suppliers in cost-competitive countries. In addition, the deployment of new modular vehicle platforms creates significant economies of scale for OEMs. This affects current sourcing structures, raising the risks for suppliers to win big or lose big, and even threatens the very existence of some component manufacturers.
IHS Markit’s OEM Strategy Service provides insight, context, data, and analytics on OEM sourcing and production strategies and analysis of local supply base development in various regions and countries.
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Groupe PSA is the 9th largest light vehicle OEM in terms of sales volume. In August 2017, PSA completed the acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall in Europe from General Motors (GM). The transaction has taken in all of Opel/Vauxhall's automotive operations. This includes the Opel and Vauxhall brands, six assembly facilities, five component manufacturing operations, its engineering centre in Rüsselsheim (Germany), and 40,000 staff. However, it excludes a powertrain engineering centre in Turin (Italy) which will remain with GM. In 2016 Groupe PSA, including Opel and Vauxhall volume, sold some 4.186 million units, 3.4% above that achieved in 2015.