a day without new bad news from the German supplier industry. The hidden champions cough. Schaeffler and Conti collect sales and profit targets, coating specialist Eisenmann is insolvent, machine manufacturers complain about nine percent fewer orders, Mahle saves, man + Hummel cuts jobs, ZF expects sales to decline. What does that say about the state of our automotive industry? Nothing good. The industry is changing. In the biggest of their time. Electric cars now have fewer components than a combustor. And who can not invest in the new technology, gets problems.
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How To Cars editor-in-chief Tom Drechsler.
You can see it like VW works council boss Bernd Osterloh, who calls the climate protection policy of the Federal Government a danger for the industrial location Germany. Burners condemn, but virtually do nothing to ensure that customers trust e-cars (for example, with a charging infrastructure that earns its name). Osterloh in the “FAZ”: “We risk what made us strong.” And that means the automotive suppliers, who are often the biggest employer in their regions. I do not see it that black (yet). However, market leaders who do not recognize the signs of the times have seen the decline of Nokia.
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