Bain in the news

  • Audax-Backed Wheel Pros Explores a Sale

    November 03, 2017 | Automotive | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Compared with the original-equipment segment, the aftermarket category is less volatile and expanding at a steadier pace, said Sandeep Heda, a partner with Bain & Company who focuses on the auto sector.

  • Chinese Startup Racing Tesla Brings Driverless Trucks to Arizona

    September 07, 2017 | Automotive | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “Lower costs and higher efficiency pictured by self-driving trucks are good lures for business clients while improvement in safety is a good point to convince governments,” said Bruno Zhao, a partner with Bain & Company. “The question is whether the technology will really be ready.”

  • Carmakers face threat from new drivers of profit

    August 08, 2017 | Automotive | Financial Times | Media mention

    “The industry has been relying heavily on the innovation power of their supplier partners,” says Klaus Stricker, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the firm's global automotive practice. “And when you think about connectivity, digitization, autonomous driving, this will increase rather than

  • 5 Ways Uber is Tweaking Its Strategy In India

    December 22, 2016 | Automotive | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    The ride-sharing industry in the South Asian nation is already worth over a billion dollars a year between Uber and its main rival, Ola, and that figure could more than double in the next three years, according Arpan Sheth, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Sergio Marchionne is the most rejected man in the auto industry

    June 05, 2015 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Automotive | Bloomberg | Media mention

    In the automotive industry, mergers and alliances fail at least as often as they succeed. Last year, Bain & Company studied 150 deals announced in multiple industries between 2000 and 2013.

  • Are Chinese falling out of love with their cars?

    April 21, 2015 | Automotive | CNN | Media mention

    A recent report by Bain & Company suggested that even though China's love affair with the car began late, it may already be souring. Of 2,137 people surveyed, some 40% said cars were losing their appeal as a status symbol.

  • Car babes banned? China wants eyes on cars not models at auto show

    April 20, 2015 | Automotive | CNN | Media mention

    However, according Bain's China New Mobility Study 2015, congested and chaotic roads, restrictions on the number of new vehicle license plates and a shortage of residential parking space may trigger a backlash against car ownership.

  • Will the U.S. say yes to a 'Made in China' car?

    April 20, 2015 | Automotive | CNN | Media mention

    Volvo says it will begin exporting vehicles made in a factory in southwest China to the United States next month, the first time Chinese-built passenger cars will roll into American showrooms.

  • Chinese urbanites reconsidering car ownership, study finds

    March 24, 2015 | Automotive | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    , a China-based partner and co-author of the study, notes that this trend doesn't affect people's transportation needs, but rather encourages people to explore different transportation options to satisfy those needs.

  • Life in the fast lane

    September 09, 2013 | Automotive | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Over the last five years, the transformation of global the automotive industry has been nothing short of remarkable. Yet, the dramatic events of the last half decade pale in comparison to the extreme modification the industry is set to weather over the next 10 years.