Examples of successful Reference Projects

Interim CTO Vehicle Electrification

THE COMPANY
Global Automotive TIER 1 supplier, merger of a Japanese and an Italian TIER 1 with in total 10 business units
The CTO role was inside the newly established business unit “Vehicle Electrification”

Responsibility for the product development of “vehicle electrification” systems and solutions with 480 engineers and a budget of €55m at 10 R&D sites and the product areas e-motor, power electronics, software & system integration, e-axles

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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