OW Industry: Automotive

Strategic Transformation, Growth and Restructuring

Suppliers need to constantly re-think and transform their business design in order to stay competitive. Oliver Wyman is here to help.

The automotive industry is experiencing a period of dynamic change. Markets are emerging, technologies are evolving, and complexity is increasing across the entire value chain. Consequently, suppliers need to continuously enhance their strategies and business designs, and adapt their organizations and processes accordingly. If they wait too long, they may need to fundamentally redesign their companies to survive.

Strategic Transformation and Growth

Oliver Wyman supports the automotive supplier industry in all issues pertaining to the long-term strategic alignment and sustained excellence of companies. They include, for example, driving growth by capturing new market and customer segments, defining the future alignment of the product and technology portfolio, and improving organizational structures, processes, and systems to support a new strategy. We also support M&A processes during commercial and operational due diligence, post-merger integration (PMI), and 100-day programs - both on the buyer and on the seller side.


Based on our many years of experience, Oliver Wyman helps suppliers and their lenders carry out strategic, operational, and financial restructuring programs. We attach particular importance to sustainable restructuring concepts that take the market and competitive environment and the automotive industry's specific success factors into account. In addition, Oliver Wyman sees itself as a facilitator of the restructuring process – as an objective expert and a neutral authority positioned between the poles of management, owners, lenders, and other stakeholders.

Dr. August Joas
Suppliers need to master globalization, technology and product diversification, and market penetration to generate continuous profitable growth.
Dr. August Joas Head & Partner Automotive Sector

Strategic Transformation, Growth and Restructuring Insights