Navigating the EV Market Shift in China

China’s Unrivaled Position in the EV LandscapeThe electric vehicle (EV) market in China continues to redefine the automotive industry’s future. In 2023, China solidified its position as a global leader by accounting for nearly 60% of worldwide EV sales (measured in car registrations), a significant indicator of its growing dominance, according to data from the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Global EV Outlook 2024, a Paris-based autonomous intergovernmental organization. This trend is not just a fleeting phase but a clear signal of the shifting dynamics in the global car market, with projections showing that one in three cars in China will …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Quo Vadis? Snapshot of the pharmaceutical industry in Germany

Quo Vadis? Snapshot of the Pharmaceutical Industry in GermanyHigh electricity and gas costs have impeded growth in the German pharmaceutical industry. But now, for the first time in over two years, the gas price went to its level of 2021 as it went below 30 Euros per megawatt hour in March 2024. High electricity and gas prices have been hindering growth in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as they depend highly on energy for their operations.The adoption of a comprehensive pharmaceutical strategy by the federal government in December 2023 has instilled newfound optimism among industry players, signaling a renewed commitment …

EAC – International Consulting Expands Global Presence with New Office Launch in New York

EAC – International Consulting Expands Global Presence with New Office Launch in New YorkThe opening of EAC International Consulting’s New York City office, following its presence in Munich, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Kuala Lumpur, underscores the firm’s dedication to providing specialized, in-depth consulting services tailored to the dynamic needs of businesses navigating the complexities of the U.S. and North American markets. This expansion not only amplifies EAC’s capabilities in delivering strategic insights on USMCA-related incentives and clean energy initiatives but also reinforces its role in guiding companies through the intricacies of establishing and enhancing robust, globally integrated business operations.In an insightful …

EAC – International Consulting erweitert seine globale Präsenz mit der Eröffnung eines neuen Büros in New York

EAC – International Consulting erweitert seine globale Präsenz mit der Eröffnung eines neuen Büros in New YorkDie Eröffnung des New Yorker Büros von EAC International Consulting nach München, Shanghai, Mumbai und Kuala Lumpur unterstreicht das Engagement des Unternehmens, spezialisierte und fundierte Beratungsleistungen anzubieten, die auf die dynamischen Bedürfnisse von Unternehmen zugeschnitten sind, die sich in den komplexen Märkten der USA und Nordamerikas bewegen. Diese Expansion erweitert nicht nur die Fähigkeiten von EAC, strategische Einblicke in USMCA-bezogene Anreize und Initiativen für saubere Energie zu liefern, sondern stärkt auch die Rolle von EAC, Unternehmen durch die Feinheiten des Aufbaus und der Verbesserung …

The Resurrection of Southern Europe

The Resurrection of Southern EuropeIn recent years, Southern Europe has emerged as a beacon of economic resurgence, with countries like Portugal, Greece, and Spain leading the charge. This revitalization stands in contrast to the economic landscape of Northern Europe, with robust growth rates exceeding 5% in 2022, a testament to the region’s resilience and potential. While challenges remain, particularly concerning the sustainability of the growth as well as structural impediments, the trajectory of Southern Europe’s economy offers a promising narrative of growth and transformation.One of the key drivers behind Southern Europe’s economic revival is the composition of its economy, which …

Navigating the Skies: An Overview of the Thriving China Aviation Industry

Navigating the Skies: An Overview of the Thriving China Aviation Industry In recent decades, the China aviation industry has soared to new heights, transforming itself into a global powerhouse. Marked by remarkable growth, strategic investments, and technological advancements, China’s aviation sector has become a key player in the global aerospace arena. This overview will delve into the important specifications of the China aviation industry, exploring key factors that have fuelled its rise and examining the industry’s impact on both domestic and international fronts.Aviation Industry Clusters in China: A Symphony of Innovation The aviation industry in China has witnessed significant growth …