Category Archives: DesRosiers Automotive Reports

Information featured in the DesRosiers Automotive Reports

Safety Values

The two primary challenges that any vehicle company faces in a given year involves either selling more product and gaining more market share or handling miss-matches in the market. While some trends are reasonably predictable no forecast is perfect. As a result OEMs have developed tools to combat slow moving product sitting in inventory. In […]

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The Unifor Labour Agreements

Automotive manufacturing and investments in the manufacturing industry present in Ontario continue to be important issues as the trend for manufacturing seems to move further and further away in recent years. Speaking on the recent labour agreement between General Motors, FCA and Unifor, Dennis illuminates the environment going into the negotiations, the concerns and thought […]

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Original Equipment Parts Outlook

The original equipment parts sector plays a vital role in the Canadian automotive industry from all perspectives, be it employment, shipments or technological innovation. However, coverage and analysis of this segment tends to be fairly limited and niche specific compared to the more visible new vehicle sales and vehicle assembly side of the market. In […]

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Pent-up, Incremental and Replacement Demand

In the past we have touched on the demand aspect of the automotive industry. With recent discussions surrounding disruptors and how they may threaten the sector, some have questioned the effects of disruptors on the outlook of sales. In this month’s Observations we will look at the three concepts that drive sales of new vehicles: […]

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Disruptors To The Automotive Industry

A common theme found in recent articles relating to the automotive industry is that that there are “disruptors” (fundamental technologies/trends that are expected to change the nature of the industry) arising that will permanently reshape the automotive market as we know it. In this month’s Observations we will take a deep dive on the most […]

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