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Automotive

Everything new, everything different – the automotive industry is in the midst of a wave of change.  
Anyone who does not adapt at lightning speed will be slowed down.  
As the “Best Consultant for Automotive & Suppliers”*, Atreus provides you with tailored support in the form of temporary automotive experts who will put your company safely in the fast lane.
Atreus was named Best Consultant 2021 for Auto & Supplier and Restructuring (brandeins)

Service Offerings

Proven Experts

We are no strangers to complex challenges and our directors are right at home in the world of C-level decision-making. Atreus will quickly find the right, tried-and-tested people for your project, who will act and implement swiftly and decisively. At the same time, Atreus directors remain on-hand as sparring partners. Our network can also activate additional Achievers at short notice – from experts to CEOs.

We support you in the automotive sector with classic project tasks along the entire value chain, filling line functions at management level, transformational and restructuring tasks, as well as with disruptive challenges.

Your Challenge

The site is faced with sustained underutilization. The relocation of other activities to this site cannot be implemented because it is not cost-effective. The headcount must be adjusted on a sustainable basis.

Our Mission

Reinforcement of your team with the perfect resource, analyzing the exact staffing needs: starting with the plant management, across all administrative functions, and ending with the manufacturing area. As a result, a suitable staffing program is presented. Discussions are held with all stakeholders involved (employer and employee representatives, trade unions, etc.) on the basis of a written site security concept. This extends to the final drafting of contracts for the site as well as for individual employees. This is followed by the creation of a recovery company and the identification of new perspectives of various kinds for your employees.

Your Solution

An Atreus project manager with relevant experience in workforce restructuring in the automotive supply industry will take over project management. If necessary, additional resources are provided (e.g. in the area of process and workflow planning, labor law, mediation, etc.).

Your Challenge

Your OEM has commissioned you with a new product that is needed for a new vehicle series launch. Within a very short time, you have to ramp up production, recruit new employees and suppliers, ensure a set volume output and a defined quality standard. If necessary, the engineering has to be adapted again. If necessary, several plants – also globally distributed – are involved. Start-up problems of various kinds have to be solved at short notice.

Our Mission

Reinforcement of your team by the appropriate resource to ensure series start-up in terms of quantity and quality. Start-up problems of various kinds are solved promptly.

Your Solution

An Atreus Manager with relevant experience in series startups in the automotive supply industry will take over project management. If necessary, additional resources will be provided (e.g. in the area of supplier management, quality management, product engineering, etc.).

Your Challenge

Permanent quality deficits in your plants. In addition, there is no uniform quality strategy or (if one exists) it is not implemented sustainably or differently at the sites.

Our Mission

Strengthening your team with a resource that analyzes the current state based on a defined number of plants and simultaneously defines and develops an optimized target state. Subsequently, a rapid and uniform roll-out of the quality strategy at all your sites is ensured. At the same time, cost savings are achieved by optimizing processes and adapting the workforce required for this purpose.

Your Solution

An Atreus Project Manager with relevant experience in quality management in the automotive supply industry takes over the project management. He or she is the primary contact for the stakeholders and ensures sustainable and traceable implementation of the project on the basis of an implementation plan.

Your Challenge

You have received a development order for an Advanced Driving Assistance System from an OEM. Your current development project is out of time and budget; the SOP deadline is at risk. In addition, there is an ongoing overbooking of insufficient engineering capacity. Development staff are decentralized (possibly distributed across continents). The relationship with the OEM placing the order has been damaged. You have already replaced or are considering replacing the internal project manager. There are gaps in hardware and software development or testing.

Our Mission

Reinforcement of your team by the appropriate resource to ensure that your development project is brought back on time and on budget. In addition, a comprehensible and transparent project management is set up for all parties (you and OEM). Your development organization structure belonging to the project will be adjusted accordingly and target-oriented. Gaps in hardware and software development can be successfully filled by experienced manpower.

Your Solution

An Atreus development manager / project manager with relevant experience in the field of ADAS will take over the project management. If necessary, additional resources will be provided (e.g. in the area of hardware and software development as well as testing).

Your Challenge

A development and production order for vehicle batteries (passenger cars or commercial vehicles) has been taken over from an OEM. You are about to start the production or to enter a series production. There are problems with the production plant / with the supplier of the production plant and / or difficulties to get into series production. Furthermore, there are quality problems with the units already delivered to the OEM.

Our Mission

Reinforcing your team with the perfect resource to analyze and prioritize your various issues and process them successively in order of importance. Clarifying the causes / originators of the production problems and initiating corrective actions. Recording of the quality problems reflected by the OEM and analysis in relation to development and production but also in relation to conditions of use on the part of the OEM. If necessary, corrective measures are also initiated here and neatly communicated to the OEM and implemented.

Your Solution

An Atreus project manager with relevant experience in the development and production of vehicle batteries (passenger cars or commercial vehicles) takes over the analysis and implementation of the remedial measures. If necessary, additional resources are provided (e.g. in the area of series production or battery development).

ATREUS – YOUR PARTNER FOR INTERIM MANAGEMENT IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

  • Atreus is a global provider and market leader in interim management within Central and Eastern Europe, South and North America, North Africa and Asia. As founders of globalise, we are also at the heart of the market-leading and largest global interim management provider, worldwide.
  • Network of excellence: Atreus has more than 3,000 globally deployable automotive interim managers, some already in the country of deployment.
  • We are a respected and long-standing partner of many leading manufacturers and suppliers, providing a full-scale service covering interim management, temporary staffing or executive searches (also as a ‘combined’ model).
  • Everything we do is focused on your success: interim management, implementation-oriented consulting, and close support from our automotive directors.
  • Client orientation: We focus on sustainability and partnership in the client relationship.
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Dr. Rainer Feurers
Senior Vice President Equity Investments/Corporate Investments, BMW Group
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„Atreus provided us with significant support in a strategic project, significantly exceeding our expectations. As Managing Director (CFO/CEO), the Atreus Manager refocused and stabilized an investment company on the B2C offering. This enabled us to reposition ourselves smoothly, both internally and externally, in a challenging environment. We are happy to work with Atreus again in the future.“

Dr. Rainer Feurers
Senior Vice President Equity Investments/Corporate Investments, BMW Group

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Harald Thal
Atreus Manager
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„We are experiencing one of the greatest upheavals in the automotive industry since industrialization. The major challenges for many automotive suppliers are cost reduction, process and quality optimization measures. With electric vehicles, for example, we have significantly lower value added. Fewer employees are needed to produce the vehicle. This results in lower plant capacity utilization, which has to be compensated for, often through restructuring in the companies across several locations, through to relocations in the context of in-plant or outsourcing.“

Harald Thal
Atreus Manager

Statement Director

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„Securing the supply chain is a very high priority for manufacturers and suppliers right now. We can provide support in this regard.“

Contact Partner Automotive Industry

All the members of our team advise you on the interim filling of top management positions. Depending on their expertise and experience, the individual members focus on different industries.