Japanese Automotive Component Manufacturers on Technology Development Strategy
--Exclusive interview with top management at eight leading firms
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- Nikkei Business Publications,Inc.
- June 2014
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The environment surrounding Japanese automotive component manufacturers is changing dramatically: the markets, the players, and the technologies are all evolving. Manufacturers face a range of challenges including getting into the high-growth BRIC markets, standing up to the European and American mega-suppliers, and answering surging demand for modularization, electrification, and electronics technology. This article probes the technology strategies of eight leading Japanese firms in the business through exclusive interviews with top management.
Table of contents
Part 1: Three Key Changes in the Business Environment
Amid an environment that is changing rapidly, Japanese automotive component manufacturers are moving to counter intense competition and meet the challenges posed by emerging markets.
Part 2: Development roadmaps for eight industry leaders
DENSO Corporation"Offering products that are the first and the best of their kind in the world"
Masahiko Miyaki, Executive Vice President
Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd."Proposing new systems and solutions"
Shinzo Kobuki, Executive Vice President
JTEKT Corporation"Integrating EPS into safety technology"
Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Executive Director
Calsonic Kansei Corporation"Growing into one of the top ten manufacturers in the world"
Shigeo Shingyoji, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
JATCO Ltd."Pioneering the next generation of powertrains"
Yo Usuba, Executive Vice President
AISIN AW Co., Ltd."Refining our automotive development capabilities"
Kozo Yamaguchi, Executive Vice President
Nidec Corporation"Nurturing automotive business revenues to 3 trillion yen"
Shigenobu Nagamori, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO
OMRON Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd."The key to new business is offering added value"
Manabu Sakai, Executive Officer
Fig. 1 Global light vehicle sales forecast
Fig. 2 Nidec acquisitions in automotive electronics
Fig. 3 Honda's new X-TRAIL model
Fig. 4 JAPIA survey of automotive component shipment trends
Fig. 5 Automotive motor market forecast
Fig. 6 Infrared sensor from OMRON Automotive Electronics
Fig. 7 Component manufacturer strategies for changes in automotive industry
Fig. DENSO Project roadmap
Fig. Aisin safety technology development roadmap
Fig. JTEKT's roadmap for electronic power steering systems
Fig. Calsonic Kansei technology development roadmap
Fig. Nidec’s Automotive Electronics Revenue Targets