The automotive industry is a key industry – worldwide and also in Germany. The change to regenerative drives, unclear prospects for the future and volatile markets are changing the status quo that has prevailed for decades. More than ever before, this industry is looking for ways to accelerate the development of innovative products, compensate for shorter product lifecycles, reduce complexity and cost, and collaborate with new partners on a worldwide basis.

These developments are accompanied by corporate acquisitions and disposals, mergers and joint ventures.