Penrhyn International

Automotive

Penrhyn has extensive experience serving global industrial manufacturing companies.

 

Intense global competition is driving rapid and transformative change across the automotive industry. On top of the need for cost efficiency, high volume and high speed production, consumers are demanding ever-higher quality and safety standards, sophisticated technology and design features, as well as strong environment friendly credentials.

The trend towards shared and on-demand mobility, autonomous vehicles, electrification and connectivity will continue to reshape the sector. At the same time, manufacturers will need to continually adapt their advanced engineering and lean production capabilities.Tightening regulatory pressures,new technological demands and the move towards platform sharing to cut costs present significant challenges across OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. But for the industry’s innovators there are also substantial opportunities.

To meet the complex challenges that lie ahead, automotive companies need agile leaders equipped with the right management techniques, as well as an international and entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to drive strategy and change. Penrhyn’s automotive specialists have recruited executives at all senior levels, including board members and national, regional and divisional directors. We can bring you high caliber candidates across every business function, including manufacturing, engineering,logistics, operations, HR, finance, IT and commercial.

Lead: Jessica Volkwein (Munich)

Global practice experts: Mattijs Kropholler (Amsterdam), Dominik Sonnberger (Vienna/Moscow) Craig Marcham (Middle East & Africa), Jennifer Sudduth (Dallas), Greg Gabel (New York), Kazushige Hata (Tokyo), Andrew Bonwick (Melbourne), Pradeep Bhalla (Delhi)

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Practice Groups

  • Practice Groups +

    Penrhyn has extensive experience and contacts within the Industrial & Auto, Financial Services, Consumer, Retail and Luxury Goods, Energy, Utilities & Renewables, Life Sciences, Education and Not-For-Profit, Technology & Telecommunications, Professional Services, and Logistics & Supply Chain sectors.
  • Automotive +

      Intense global competition is driving rapid and transformative change across the automotive industry. On top of the need for cost efficiency, high volume and high speed production, consumers are demanding ever-higher quality and safety standards, sophisticated technology and design Read More
  • Consumer, Retail and Luxury Goods +

    Penrhyn has established special relationships with the major companies in the FMCG market and keeps an eye witness of the evolution that impacts the sector. Their strategic power has become more international and concentrated, which has led to significant changes Read More
  • Education and Not-For-Profit +

    Penrhyn has represented government education departments, schools and universities, excelling at finding the ideal fit for each educational institution. Our searches also extend to sport, housing, the environment, church organisations and charities. Lead: Julia Soutter (Melbourne) Global practice experts: Ken Carrick (Charlotte), Read More
  • Financial Services +

      A volatile macroeconomic environment and continued market consolidation, combined with greater regulatory and investor scrutiny, have redefined financial services since the global financial crisis.The sector’s dynamic businesses must continue to adapt to change to create competitive advantage. This presents significant challenges, Read More
  • Life Sciences +

    Our Life Sciences and Biotechnology practice benefits from the wide knowledge and insight of the partners and associates in Europe, America and Asia. Our expertise extends beyond the pharmaceuticals market to also include to medical devices, diagnostics and generics, as Read More
  • Logistics & Supply Chain +

    A volatile global economic environment and changes in the supply chain, combinedwith intense competition and continued market consolidation are reshaping the logisticssector. New technology and the drive towards a global footprint by many operators presentsignificant challenges, but also unprecedented opportunities Read More
  • Private Equity +

    We have a proven track record of placing CEOs, CFOs and COOs into private equity portfolio companies, ranging from midcap to multi-billion dollar funds, as well as in small, medium and large-cap businesses backed by private equity investors – both institutional Read More
  • Professional Services +

    Penrhyn has long-standing relationships with many of the top global management consultancies, technology systems integrators and outsourcing services companies. We have developed expansion strategies, identified practice leaders and built specialized industry teams throughout regions and countries. Additionally, Penrhyn has broad Read More
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications +

    Technology is changing the world very quickly, with leading Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) companies at the frontier of this disruption. To be successful in facing these new challenges, businesses across these industries must harness the significant opportunities technology offers Read More
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