$1B Automotive Supplier
After a major acquisition in Europe, the CEO was confronted with declining market shares in both US and Europe, although both the original entities had enjoyed market leadership for years. Because of the relatively good performance of both sides, neither technology sharing, nor improvements to the distribution system, nor common R&D had been developed. Worst, cultural differences had been considered as a hindrance for any platform of exchange.
In a less than 10-day analysis in Europe and in North America, CEOACH identified the major differences between the business models, clearly defined the areas of immediate return for synergy development, elaborated on key characteristics for a true platform of exchange (overcoming cultural barriers), and recommended organizational changes to support implementation of a truly global strategy.