Automotive Market Research

The automotive industry is becoming more and more competitive, characterised by increasing globalisation, industry consolidation, diminishing margins and excessive capacity. In such an environment, the need to make every investment decision a prudent one is paramount. Similarly there is a real need to fully understand every step of the value chain if the full benefit of investment is to be felt.

 

Automotive Markets We Research

B2B International has extensive experience in corporate positioning research and brand research, along with customer/dealership satisfaction surveys and wide ranging consultancy services to other areas within the automotive sector.
Tier 1
Tier 1
  • Engine components
  • Headlamp and light assemblies
  • Alloy wheels
Tier 2
Tier 2
  • Metallic parts (sintered & pressed)
  • Plastic parts (fenders, knobs, decals, tires, batteries, brake linings)
  • Lubricants
Assembly
Assembly
  • Cars, vans & trucks of all sizes
  • Trailers
  • Vehicle finishing systems and coatings
Aftermarket
Aftermarket
  • Polish
  • Gloves
  • Buffing systems
  • Tools
  • Fuel & lubricants
 

3 Reasons To Consider B2B International

 
Our Research Is Bespoke
Nothing we provide is off-the-shelf. Every project is created from scratch according to your unique needs and challenges.
 
We're Independent
We’ll give an honest and unbiased evaluation of your research brief, your market position and the opportunities for your brand.
 
We Help You Action Tactical And Strategic Change
Our team of experts will help make the most out of the research by working with you to action the recommended tactical and strategic changes.
 

Automotive Market Research Case Study

Business Challenge

Our client makes workplace gloves used in the automotive industry. It wanted to understand how the gloves are used and what wearers think of them. Much quantitative research amongst wearers had already been carried out and so it was decided to carry out ethnographic research to observe how the gloves are used on assembly lines.

What We Did

Obtaining cooperation to carry out ethnographic research in automotive assembly plants is not easy. The car assemblers are concerned about security and will not readily allow researchers to walk anywhere within their factories. However, some large car and truck manufacturers provide guided tours of their plants and this allowed us to use observation to determine who wears gloves, what types of gloves they wear and what condition they are in. We also made factory visits organized in combination with our client’s sales representatives.

Findings from the automotive market research study showed that the gloves were performing well and are used correctly by the workforce. However, it also indicated that there is an opportunity for arm protection sleeves, a complimentary product to gloves.

 

Our Experience in Automotive

In recent years, we have conducted automotive market research in the following areas:

  • Customer satisfaction research amongst UK fleet truck buyers
  • Customer satisfaction research with a new vehicle launch in Europe
  • Brand research for a major truck manufacturer
  • Consultancy advice on marketing strategy implementation
  • Due diligence research for an Italian motorcycle manufacturer
  • Strategic research on improving European sales for a major vehicle manufacturer
  • Mystery shopping with UK truck dealerships to test customer service levels

 
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