Andrew Marsh, FIMI, Engineering at Ezi-Methods, is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s CARS Expo. He will be there to discuss new technology in vehicle manufacturing, and where this could potentially leave the vehicle recycler.
The days of relatively slow vehicle technology development have long gone: The pace has increased, yet the new vehicle market volume remains static. The result is fragmentation of the UK vehicle population with a smaller number of sales of any single make/model. Each vehicle is a technology time capsule and as the ‘technology story’ advances, confusion reigns with no clear trends. Add to this the ‘green drive’, and that volume dispersal will accelerate. How will vehicle manufacturers cope with these multiple changes against weakening profit margins?
Maths and physics have long departed the drive to ‘zero emission’ and the objective is a constantly moving target. Vehicle manufacturers in all segments are in one of two camps: Ahead of the green agenda, or reacting to it. Some manufacturers are equipped to survive whilst others have nowhere near enough forward planning. What will happen over the next 5 years? Who will share vehicle technology? Which manufacturers will survive, and which ones won’t?
To find out, I will present at the first session in the CARS theatre on 29th September 2021. This will help answer the biggest question – should ATFs specialise even more, or continue to serve the widest possible market?