-- Frost & Sullivan hosts complimentary webinar that discusses how nearly one in three heavy-duty trucks will feature platform-based lineage by 2018
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. EST
Online, with free registration
Frost & Sullivan's Global Director of Commercial Vehicle Research Sandeep Kar and Commercial Vehicle Senior Research Analyst Ananth Srinivasan
Seismic changes are occurring within the commercial vehicle landscape and are affecting the global markets. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) from both developed and developing economic regions are aggressively competing with each other to gain a global footprint and ensure sustained growth. A strategic enabler for a global footprint is adopting a platform/ modular production system.
This presentation focuses on market drivers, restraints and challenges in heavy-duty vehicle production, as well as summarizes platform strategies and conducts a comparison analysis of key global heavy-duty OEMs. The webinar will also focus on a case study involving trucking OEM Scania's modular production system. Additionally, current and forecasted outlooks about the industry will be discussed.
This analyst briefing will benefit multiple segments of the commercial vehicle eco-system, including truck OEMs; module integrators; tier-1 suppliers of chassis, body, powertrain, comfort and convenience systems; component manufacturers; and other global commercial vehicle industry experts and analysis.
"As OEMs begin developing growth strategies in this 'flat-world' [truck] eco-system, global truck platforms have emerged as major requirements for any manufacturer with strategic intent and hunger for worldwide growth," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Ananth Srinivasan. "Global platform strategies vary greatly from OEM to OEM, and there is still no common definition for what a 'global platform' really means in the commercial industry. However our research projects that trucks on such 'global platforms' should total some 612,000 units by 2018 — nearly double that of global platform-based truck productions posted in 2011."
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