Managing Director & Partner
Albert Waas leads the Boston Consulting Group’s Automotive & Mobility sector in Central Europe. He has worked for European and international automotive OEMs and suppliers along all value chain steps as well as for importers and dealer groups. Albert also leads the firm’s Automotive Aftermarket topic globally and has worked for OEMs, suppliers, parts wholesalers and garage networks on this topic.
Among his recent client cases, Albert has designed and implemented various corporate and BU strategies for OEMs and suppliers. He has led multiple transformation projects, drove the development of new digital business models, pushed the sustainability agenda and conducted various due diligences in the automotive industry.
The next generation of vehicles will increasingly be defined by their software. The implications for every player in the auto value chain are enormous.
The sales model, retail infrastructure, and aftersales business are all under pressure. But by acting in five key areas, auto distributors and importers can address challenges and seize new opportunities.
Constant, enhanced connectivity—at less cost and with more capabilities—allows companies to offer new products and services that drive growth and create customer value.
Automotive companies must be realistic about the current environment—and ready to make the necessary moves to stay competitive in the future.
The nature of the chip shortages—and the device types affected—will change over time, requiring automakers to actively manage risks as the situation evolves.
Sales of electric vehicles are booming. But to meet the necessary targets for cutting worldwide emissions, the automotive industry needs to transition to EVs even more rapidly.
Advanced powertrains, new safety technology, demographic changes and increased digitalization will slow growth, increasing consolidation and competition in the aftermarket auto parts industry.
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