Future of EVs in India by 2030: Opportunities and Implications for Ancillary Industries

Future of EVs in India by 2030: Opportunities and Implications for Ancillary IndustriesWith over 30 years of consulting experience across Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Americas, our expertise in strategy and globalization has equipped us to analyze the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) industry. EAC has successfully executed numerous projects in the e-mobility and battery sectors, particularly in Asian growth markets and Europe. This presentation delves into the future of EVs in India by 2030 and explores the implications for ancillary industries.Current Landscape In FY 2024, EVs accounted for 1.7 million units of total vehicle sales in India. The …

Aftermath of the EV hype – permanent dip, small dent, or no crisis at all?

Aftermath of the EV hype – permanent dip, small dent, or no crisis at all?The hype surrounding electric vehicles (EVs) in recent years has been undeniable, driven by a combination of environmental consciousness, government incentives, and technological advancements. However, as the dust settles, questions arise about the sustainability of this growth momentum and the long-term viability of the EV market.The surge in demand for EVs, accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, painted a rosy picture of exponential growth and high expectations. Ambitious targets, such as Germany’s aim to have 15 million EVs on the road by 2030, fueled optimism for a …

Charting New Frontiers: Exploring India’s Logistics Startup Ecosystem

Charting New Frontiers: Exploring India’s Logistics Startup EcosystemIn the dynamic landscape of a developing economy, logistics infrastructure stands tall as the backbone, facilitating seamless movement of goods and services. India, propelled by the Government’s steadfast commitment to infrastructure development, epitomized by initiatives like Gati Shakti and the National Logistics Policy, is prepared to accelerate its economic growth trajectory and emerge as a cost-efficient manufacturing hub on the global stage.At the heart of this transformation lies the burgeoning ecosystem of logistics startups, a testament to India’s vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and the growing interest in the sector. Over the past few years, …

The Indian Semiconductor Industry at the Cusp of Inflection

The Indian Semiconductor Industry at the Cusp of InflectionThe semiconductor industry faces significant challenges, including supply chain disruptions, localized talent shortages, and the constant technological demand for smaller chips. Despite these obstacles, in 2023 the industry generated a substantial 500 bln EUR in revenue. While this represents a 9% decrease from 2022, a strong recovery is underway and forecasting revenue to exceed 1.2 trln EUR by 2030.  This growth will be primarily driven by the automobile, computing, and data storage sectors, which are expected to account for over 70% of semiconductor demand.  Semiconductors are a vital cog in our day-to-day …

India Localization – Unleashing the Potential

India Localization – Unleashing the PotentialIndia’s growth story in the manufacturing sector has been driven by its billion-plus demographic and their rising spending acumen. Manufacturing sector in India today contributes 17% to the GDP and not only caters to domestic consumption but the meteoric growth in exports as well. This rise has turned global eyes towards India as a ‘China Plus One’ destination. Government Schemes and a well-developed manufacturing ecosystem have augmented the impact in attracting global firms to invest in India.India’s manufacturing ecosystem has developed over the last 10 years primarily due to the rise in demand clusters across …

Two Sessions of 2024: China’s Economic Outlook

Two Sessions of 2024: China’s Economic OutlookChina’s leadership has set a moderate growth target of „around 5%“ for 2024 amidst a backdrop of considerable economic headwinds, signaling a steadfast resolve to transform the nation’s growth model. This target, announced by Chinese Premier Li Qiang at the Two Sessions meeting, underscores a commitment to stability and high-quality development despite the challenges of a troubled property sector, deflationary pressures, and a volatile global economic climate.Stabilizing Through Transformation and Emphasizing “New Quality Productive Forces” This year’s government work report emphasized the critical need for transformation in China’s economic growth model, focusing on structural …

India’s New EV Import Policy: A Boon for Global Manufacturers?

India’s New EV Import Policy: A Boon for Global Manufacturers?To boost India’s electric vehicle (EV) industry, the government has unveiled a new import policy, having a two-pronged approach: first, to attract investments in premium EV manufacturing. This could bring globally recognized brands and advanced technologies to India. Second, the policy aims to promote localization, encouraging the domestic production of EVs. This focus on local manufacturing protects existing Indian companies that are currently catering to the price-conscious consumer segment with affordable EVs. By creating this framework, the government hopes to foster a sustainable EV ecosystem in India, with options for both …

Challenges within the German Automotive Network

Challenges within the German Automotive NetworkThe German automotive industry, renowned for its precision engineering and collaborative spirit between manufacturers and suppliers, is facing a tumultuous period marked by rising tensions between the major automakers and their suppliers. The strained relationship has led to significant disruptions and financial losses. The situation underscores broader challenges within the industry, including heightened cost pressures, increasing complexity of vehicle components, and shifting market dynamics.At the heart of the issue lies a breakdown in the traditionally close-knit partnership between the major automakers and their suppliers. Instances of faulty or delayed components, ranging from brakes to batteries, …

Navigating the ‚New China Playbook‘: Insights from CMS-EAC Seminar

Navigating the ‚New China Playbook‘: Insights from CMS-EAC SeminarAmidst the ever-changing landscape of global business, the CMS-EAC Seminar convened industry leaders and experts at the German Centre to explore the intricacies of the ‚New China Playbook‘. Against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions and evolving economic realities, the seminar provided a platform for robust discussions and insights into the challenges and opportunities facing foreign enterprises in China.The seminar commenced with a warm welcome speech, extending gratitude to esteemed panelists and attendees for their participation. Dr. Gang Yang, President of Trumpf China, and Mr. Ingarsia, CFO of Schaeffler Greater China, were among …

EAC – International Consulting: Four Years Running as „Best Management Consultants“

EAC – International Consulting: Four Years Running as „Best Management Consultants“EAC – International Consulting is elated to announce its recent achievement, securing its place once again as one of the „Best Management Consultants“ by brand eins business magazine. This prestigious recognition marks the fourth consecutive year of acknowledgment, a testament to the firm’s unwavering dedication to excellence and its remarkable ability to drive client success. Year after year, since 2021, EAC – International Consulting has consistently stood out, earning acclaim and receiving the highest ratings for its exceptional service.At the heart of EAC’s continued success lies a dedication to exceeding …

QUALITY CONTROL ORDERS (QCOs) IN INDIA – ARE YOU GOING TO BE IMPACTED?

QUALITY CONTROL ORDERS (QCOs) IN INDIA – ARE YOU GOING TO BE IMPACTED?India being a leading importer of various products for years has been putting in several efforts to control the quality of products imported in India. The requirement of quality control has originated owing to inadequacy of products meeting the qualification requirements and their failures of meeting safety, reliability, and standard quality norms. Quality Control Orders (QCOs) have been introduced by Indian government for critical products impacting consumer safety and is expected to be expanded to other products soon. These QCOs have an impact on imported products as there …

German FDI Targeting China on New Heights

German FDI Targeting China on New HeightsGermany’s financial engagement with China has soared in recent years, reaching a record of approx. €12 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from Germany to China last year, as a recent study form the German Economic Institute shows. This investment trend underscores the complexity of the relationship between the two economies, as German companies seek to capitalize on China’s vast market despite government calls to reduce dependence.Investment in China has raised concerns in Germany and across the European Union. The German government has urged large companies to reduce their reliance on China, citing the …