EurotaxGlass’s launches new Automotive Intelligence business

A new business unit designed to provide automotive data and insight to manufacturers, importers, fleet and finance companies on a European basis has been created by EurotaxGlass’s (ETG), the parent company of Glass’s.

Called Automotive Intelligence and Consulting (AIC), its objectives include expanding ETG’s range of consulting and intelligence services as well as providing easier access to ETG data and insights. It will also manage total cost of ownership and car to market solutions as well as live retail pricing.

Doctor Christof Engelskirchen has been appointed as managing director of AIC while Steffen Schick, former head of ETG Global Services, has been named as chief strategy officer.

Dr Engelskirchen said, ‘Providing essential data to international companies is a key activity for ETG and the creation of the new business unit will help us to gain additional focus as well as expand our range of services into new areas.’

‘This is a very exciting development and one that we are sure will soon have an impact on the market for European automotive data.’

Dr Engelskirchen explained that AIC’s combined experience from a team of automotive industry experts, statisticians and management consultants to deliver outstanding results.

‘We regularly provide services to all automotive manufacturers, their European headquarters, national sales companies and importers.’

‘With our unique combination of skills, we are capable of addressing the most complex challenges that these companies face, such as the ideal specification of extended warranties, dealer network optimisation, and the best commercialisation strategies for new vehicle concepts and powertrain technologies.’

Dr Engelskirchen added that AIC would aim to address client needs by going beyond pure data delivery, helping clients interpret data and draw conclusions.

He said, ‘Together with our clients we optimise residual value and total cost of ownership performance up to five years before the launch of a car by establishing challenging targets and by providing objective assessments and recommendations for pricing, specification, vehicle concept and volume planning.’

AIC has been created as part of a strategy to deliver market leading insight to ETG’s pan European
customer base.