Automotive research and analysis:

The GCG Automotive practice provides regional market intelligence, thought leadership and insights to the emerging & fast transforming sector in Middle East and Africa region. We help clients identify the top mega tends in areas of mobility solutions.

Middle East is showing a promising potential combined with several transformational initiatives both in the Passenger Car (PC) and Commercial Vehicles (CV) space. The industry is currently experiencing change spurred by disruptive technologies. Trends like driverless cars, electric powered cars and ride sharing are revolutionizing the industry.

While Africa’s automotive market is still underdeveloped, GCG recognizes the potential of the automotive industry in Africa and foresees room for growth across the automotive value chain including vehicle sales, aftersales, vehicle assembly and production. In 2014, there were just over 42.5 million registered vehicles in use in Africa – a continent of approximately one billion people. We consider the continent as the final frontier for the global automotive industry.

Automotive Intelligence & Tracking Hub (AITH), A GCG Initiative

Practice Team offers Four levels of Consulting & Advisory Services

Customized Databases and information provide all necessary inputs for Operational Planning

Macro-Economic Statistics – By Country & State
Vehicle Sales & Parc Databases
Components Supplier Profiles
Competition – Pricing, Sales Analysis

Customized Market Research Projects to Analyze & Evaluate Client Requirements, Competitors, Top Trends & Growth Opportunities

Service – Dealership and Customer

  • Catchment Areas Analysis
  • Dealer and Customer Satisfaction Levels
  • Service Center Roll out
  • Operational and business model assessment
Customer Connect

  • Brand Tracks
  • Voice of Customers
  • Usage and Attitudes
Retail  – Dealership Assessment

  • Mystery Shopper
  • Customer Survey
  • Identifying service standards, mapping and benchmarking at dealership and with customers
Retail – Dealership Assessment

  • Mystery Shopper
  • Customer Survey
  • Identifying service standards, mapping and benchmarking at dealership and with customers
Distribution Strategy

  • Measure impact of Width and Reach of existing channels
  • Benchmarking existing channels and its effectiveness
Regulatory Analysis

  • Assessment of evolving regulatory requirements at a global and country level and implementation strategies through specific products & technologies

Committed to Identifying Growth Options and Providing Market Entry Solutions

Market Entry

  • Feasibility study
  • Market Trends
  • Analysis & Recommendation
  • Mode of Market Entry
Financial Analysis

  • Project Feasibility Study
  • Cost of goods versus selling price
  • Margin analysis, break-even analysis
  • Selling and administrative expenses
Growth Strategy Options

  • Identification & Evaluation of new products, markets & applications as new business growth opportunities
Business Strategy

  • Market sizing, forecasting,
    competitive analysis
  • Sourcing strategy, by region
  • Supplier profiles
Digital Retailing

  • E-Commerce for Automotive Parts and Service
Aftermarket Implementation

  • Increase Aftermarket Sales
  • Identify Potential Channel Partners
  • Implement Distribution Structure

Provides Market intelligence, insights and updates on current Market situation

Our upcoming publications

1 South Africa Passenger Car Market and Aftermarket (estimation of 30 components)
2 Nigeria Car Market and Aftermarket (estimation of 30 components)
3 Shared Mobility Market in UAE
4 Kenya Passenger Car Market and Aftermarket (estimation of 30 components)
5 Ghana Passenger Car Market and Aftermarket (estimation of 30 components)
6 KSA Commercial Vehicle Market and Aftermarket (estimation of 30 components)
7 Algeria Passenger Car Market and Aftermarket (estimation of 30 components)
8 Morocco Passenger Car Market and Aftermarket (estimation of 30 components)
9 Egypt Passenger Car Market and Aftermarket (estimation of 30 components)