The automotive and transportation markets are experiencing monumental shifts in how vehicle manufacturers keep up with both regulatory and consumer-driven requirements. Suppliers are shifting and optimizing the breadth of products and services while integrating vertically to maintain customer intimacy and enhance margins. Electric cars, self-driving vehicles, and ride sharing are powerful forces that provide opportunities and risks for automotive companies. Finally, the average age of vehicles is increasing as consumers change how they customize, maintain, and repair their vehicles, which in turn is changing and creating opportunities in vehicle maintenance, replacement parts, and the auto aftermarket.
Auto executives need to develop the right roadmap to take advantage of these trends.
DuckerFrontier works with companies across the automotive industry on all elements of strategy and operations, from OEM to aftermarket. We work with executives in automotive technology, commercial transportation, after-market parts suppliers and service centers, raw materials suppliers, and associations and trade groups. DuckerFrontier is also proud to be a long-standing research partner to the American Steel and Iron Institute’s Steel Market Development Institute and the US Aluminum Association.
We continuously monitor policies and regulatory shifts, such as the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, so that you can evaluate your risk and exposure and be proactive in setting your future strategy.
We’ve spent more than two decades tracking automotive materials, from the raw material to the finished product, to develop a proprietary dataset that provides aluminum and steel usage in every vehicle type.
Our teams excel at connecting, interacting with, and collecting insightful information about customers—their needs, pain points, competitive positions, etc.—that help you enhance how you serve and grow with them.
Our experts develop the strategies to expand your current portfolio and technology solutions in markets that are highly complementary, while providing you with the right options to meet your growth timing requirements.
to the AISI’s SMDI (Steel Market Development Institute) and the US Aluminum Association
We cover the materials and report the facts
individual auto components (including blocks, heads, knuckles, control arms, links, bumpers, crash boxes, hoods, fenders, doors, wheels, heat exchangers, sub frames, sun roofs, and door beams) tracked in our proprietary material dataset
at the forefront of automotive materials research
research studies conducted annually