Automotive Challenge

Automotive Industry

Successfully navigating the future of the automotive industry requires embracing a new mindset, new products, and new ways of working. BCG automotive consulting experts have the experience and global presence to transform today’s auto leaders and empower the game-changers of tomorrow.

It’s one of the most disruptive periods the automotive industry has ever experienced, and one of the most exciting. Breakthroughs in electric vehicles, self-driving cars, ridesharing, and more aren’t just affecting the industry. They’re poised to change the world.

Over the last hundred years, vehicular mobility has been the engine that transforms society—but companies throughout the automotive industry still have much further to travel.

Our Approach to Working with the Automotive Industry

BCG is dedicated to helping each of our clients design an automotive strategy that’s built around the ability to reinvent and reshape the industry. We help companies throughout the automotive industry:

  • Reengineer automotive R&D to embrace new technologies
  • Launch large-scale automotive digital transformation projects
  • Expand into self-driving cars,mobility services, and other new businesses

To help our automotive industry clients realize bold ambitions, we draw on a deep well of knowledge and experience and a global team of specialized automotive consultants.

How BCG Works with the Automotive Industry

We help our automotive industry clients analyze how major industry trends affect their business, including:

  • Helping to create a cleaner world
  • Improving safety by reducing traffic accidents
  • Making mobility more accessible and more equitable for all

Our automotive strategy specialists have deep industry experience and use issue-specific diagnostics and benchmarks to help clients strategize and prioritize. Then we help them determine how and when to adopt new approaches and products by partnering with them to turn those ideas into concrete actions.

Our work spans the entire automotive value chain—fromcorporate strategyand shareholder value creation to functional improvement programs andfull-scale organization redesigns.

In addition to our functional work, we’ve built six centers to drive automotive-specific products and innovation:

Our Centers of Excellence for the Automotive Industry

Our Client's Success in the Automotive Industry


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