Examples of successful Reference Projects

Introduction of Innovation- & Knowledge Management

COMPANY
Automotive TIER1 supplier, global market leader in their domain / business
Producer of classical mechanical components in the area of powertrain and chassis

TARGETS
Implementation of systematic Innovation Methods & Tools (TRIZ, QFD, DfSS, Lean Innovation, Open Innovation)
Establishment of a Knowledge-Database („Wiki“)
Establishment of a „Innovations-Pipeline“, continuous improvement of current product- and service portfolio
Competitive Patent-Portfolio, 20% more patent submissions / year
Introduction of monthly „Innovation Days“ for all employees across all functions and business areas

Creation & Establishment of a new Business Unit

COMPANY
Automotive TIER1 supplier, global market leader in their domain / business
Producer of classical mechanical components in the area of powertrain and chassis

TARGETS
Start with build-up of a 50/50 JV in the USA and in Europe
Cooperation with a partner on transmission (-components)
Plan to close competence- and process gaps and implementation thereof

Transformation from component- to system supplier

THE COMPANY
Automotive Supplier, European business unit with several independent companies
Producer of classical mechanical / electric components in the areas of powertrain, chassis and interior

TARGETS
Establishment of a product- and technology roadmap
Plan to close competence- and process gaps and implementation thereof
First series production awards in at least two companies

Establish e-mobility

THE COMPANY
Automotive Supplier, European business unit with several independent companies
Producer of classical mechanical / electric components in the areas of powertrain, chassis and interior

TARGETS
Identification of target customers with corresponding technology and products
Plan to close competence- and process gaps and implementation thereof
Establishment of a cooperation network to develop full e-axle systems

M&A Integration Examples

THE COMPANIES
Various Automotive Suppliers, Global resp. European business unit with several independent companies
All Producers of classical mechanical / electric components in the areas of powertrain, chassis and interior

TARGETS
Development of new combined global product- and technology roadmaps
Employee involvement as well as clear communication inside and with customers / suppliers
Identification of synergies and efficiency improvements in R&D

Introduction of LEAN, AGILE, ASPICE and ISO26262

THE COMPANY
Automotive Supplier, European business unit with several independent companies
Producer of classical mechanical / electric components in the areas of powertrain, chassis and interior

TARGETS
Training of leadership team and all functions in AGILE methods, development of new „mindset“
Plan to close competence- and process gaps and implementation thereof
Customer requirements: ASPICE Level 2 as well as ISO26262 ASIL–B for new mechatronic actuators

Transformation of a global R&D Centre towards Mechatronics and e-Mobility

THE COMPANY
Automotive TIER1 supplier, global market leader in their domain / business
Producer of classical mechanical components in the area of powertrain and chassis

TARGETS
Plan to close competence- and process gaps and implementation thereof
Investments in prototype manufacturing and validation of e-axles and mechatronic systems
Definition and implementation of new development processes, -methods and -tools

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