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  • Fuel cards in Europe, Northern markets, 2010-2020e

    Summary The Northern European commercial fuel card markets are worth ? 8.0bn. In recent years the proportion of fuel purchased on fuel cards has decreased as national parc levels fell as companies reduced their operations. In 2015, fuel card volumes across the Northern European markets declined 0.1% totaling just more than 5.5bn liters. Sweden is the largest fuel card market in Northern Europe and accounts for 35.8% of fuel card volume sales across the region but the popularity of fuel cards varies across the continent. Verdict predicts that growth in Northern European fuel card markets is likely to come from Finland as the commercial vehicle parc grows as the economy improves and small commercial fleets begin to use fuel cards to reduce transport costs. Key Findings -?Competition from Eastern European fleets will heighten towards 2020. With some of the highest fuel prices in Europe, Northern European fleets face increasing pressure from Eastern European fleets for business. As a result of this increased competition, many fleets have been forced to close, which has had a negative impact on fuel card volumes across northern markets. Fuel card operators can increase fuel volumes towards 2020 by offering services such as favorable fuel discounts, long credit periods, fraud prevention and fuel efficiency monitoring, which will help fleets to become more competitive in Europe. -?Unmanned sites hold great appeal to domestic fleets. With low running costs, unmanned sites are able to offer significantly lower fuel prices than manned sites, and this has significant appeal to fleets. Card operators that can offer fuel cards with a large unmanned acceptance network will stand out from other operators and increase their card volumes towards 2020 as the fleet segment continues to grow. Synopsis  Fuel cards in Europe, Northern markets, 2010-2020e , a Sector Report by Verdict Retail, provides an executive-level overview of the European Northern card markets today, with forecasts of values and volumes up to 2020. It delivers deep quantitative and qualitative insight into the fuel card market, analyzing key trends in the market based on in depth interviews with major fuel card operators across Europe and proprietary data from Verdict Retail's service station retail databases. It provides in-depth analysis of the following: -?Fuel Card Volumes, Values and Market Shares - Forecasted to 2020 -?Fleet and CRT fuel card data -?Analysis of major competitors in each market -?In depth analysis of trends that will have a major impact on the market over the next five years. Reasons?To?Buy -?Plan effective market entry strategies by uncovering the current and future volume and value of fuel card transactions in Northern European fuel card markets. -?Assess whether you should increase network acceptance of your card and identify potential new merchants by uncovering the position of competitors. -?Whether you are an issuer, a processor, a leasing company, or a fuel retailer, make informed pitches to partners by understanding their business. -?Enhance fuel sales at your service stations by identifying which fuel cards you should accept based on their market shares and network acceptance.

    • Release Date: February 29, 2016
    • Price: USD 6900
    • Format: PDF

  • The European Light Vehicle Market in 2019; Major trends and how manufacturers can respond

    Summary In the run up to 2019, the European auto industry will evolve as a result of the following major trends, which will shift it to a position that looks significantly different from the current market: 1. Increasing emphasis on reduced CO2 and NOx emissions as a result of the introduction of the Euro-6 regulations (and future iterations) 2. New lightweight and composite materials and new manufacturing processes. 3. ICT will become ever more prevalent in cars 4. Purchasing decisions will continue to be made in the online space 5. Urbanisation and demographic change will influence future concepts of mobility 6. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving This report identifies the challenges associated with these trends, and sets out how manufacturers might respond. Key Findings -?Each of the factors outlined in the report influences the European automotive market, and it is a market that is evolving fast. Because the speed of evolution is so rapid, many of the strategies that had previously proved to be successful may not work as well either now, or in 2019. With vehicles becoming ever more reliant on technology, electronics and data, it is vital that manufacturers understand what it is that will help them succeed in a complex and shape shifting market. -?Factors to consider include providing a very high quality vehicle, keeping up with technological advancement (not just in terms of the automobile itself), how to exploit and maximize the use of social media to generate sales, maintaining a quality dealer network, and how their brand is perceived. Synopsis  The European Light Vehicle Market in 2019 , a Trend Report by Verdict Retail, provides an executive-level overview of the major trends which will influence the European new vehicle market in the years up to 2019. It delivers high level quantitative insight into the new vehicle market, analyzing key trends based on proprietary data from Verdict Retail's databases. It provides a meta-analysis of the following: -?Major trends in the industry through to 2019 -?What manufacturers might do to meet the associated challenges -?The European automotive macro trends -?Consumer motivations and tendencies -?Focus on reducing emissions, new materials and ICT -?How to improve brand perception Reasons?To?Buy -?This Trend Report helps executives to identify the macro trends that are affecting the auto industry now and in the future. -?The report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality that allows it to be turned into presentable material with ease. -?The broad but detailed perspective will help vehicle manufacturers and vehicle vendors succeed in the evolving auto market. -?The report includes a case study that showcases the importance of a fully evolved ICT strategy, especially as the connected car becomes a reality.

    • Release Date: January 31, 2016
    • Price: USD 5590
    • Format: PDF

  • Trends in the European Parc; The prevalence of domestic and non-domestic manufacturers in the European vehicle parc to 2019

    Summary When it comes to vehicle purchasing habits, a number of stereotypes persist, affecting the public's perception of manufacturers and also the countries in which they are based. Being able to differentiate between manufacturers - and what they are perceived to stand for - is becoming more important when the world's major manufacturers are becoming increasingly global, and appear to offer similar product lines. To succeed, manufacturers need to position themselves to take account of consumer preferences and perceptions that invariably differ from market to market. The cultural variation between consumers in different countries has a significant impact on whether the motorist prefers international or local brands. Understanding which preferences are at play in which country - and properly understanding the market considerations - allows the right business decisions to be made. Understanding the purchasing preferences of motorists in European countries presents manufacturers with an opportunity to examine how the market has changed - and is forecast to change - allowing them to consider the future purchasing dynamics that they will have to contend with and how they will shape the parc. Key Findings -? In the auto world, a vehicle's country of origin can be very important. Until relatively recently, motorists demonstrated a marked preference for vehicles manufactured by domestic marques, with German consumers typically purchasing German- branded and German-made vehicles, and their French, Italian and British counterparts doing much the same. In the modern world, that no longer applies. -?Until relatively recently, companies designed and manufactured their products in the country where they were based. As a result, and also due to the fact that motorists were less exposed to foreign brands, motorists used to default to domestic manufacturers over non-domestic manufacturers. -?Today, where a vehicle is made has more importance than ever before. It can be taken as an indicator of how safe the vehicle is, how well made it is, how luxurious or  premium it is and how environmentally friendly it is. These associations are formed in the minds of motorists far in advance of them actually entering a dealership, but have a profound influence on them at the point of purchase. The origin of a vehicle, related to a specific country, is an important issue, especially in the emerging markets, which continue to aspire to vehicles that are manufactured by non-domestic brands. Understanding the preferences of individual countries in terms of where the vehicles in its parc are made - i.e. whether they are domestic or non-domestic - provides manufacturers with an opportunity to create a competitive advantage and differentiate themselves from their competitors. Synopsis  Trends in the European Parc , a Trend Report by Verdict Retail, provides an executive-level overview of motorists' purchasing preferences across Europe, with forecasts of key indicators up to 2020. It delivers deep quantitative and qualitative insight into the European new car market, analyzing key trends on motorists preferences for vehicles manufactured by domestic and non-domestic manufacturers. It provides in-depth analysis of the following: -?Domestic and non-domestic manufacturers by country of origin, from 2011 to 2019, for each European country. -?Identifying what the future of the European auto market will look in 2019 Reasons?To?Buy -?This Verdict Retail report helps executives build proactive, profitable growth strategies by offering comprehensive, relevant analysis of the purchasing habits of motorists across Europe, providing insights into individual European markets -?The report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality charts that allows it to be turned into presentable material immediately. -?The broad but detailed perspective will help auto industry players to target markets which are amenable to their marque

    • Release Date: December 31, 2015
    • Price: USD 5590
    • Format: PDF

  • The European Light Vehicle Aftermarket, Regional Analysis, 2013 - 18; Market size, market forecast and recommendations

    Summary Aftermarket players are striving to develop new revenue streams, increase margins and retain existing. The report provides a high level market overview outlining the factors influencing the European Aftermarket - examining the vehicle parc dynamics, how consumers spend within the aftermarket and which channels dominate. The report provides a contextual and historic overview of the market, together with forecast data to 2018. Key Findings -?Following the European financial crisis of 2008, the European light vehicle aftermarket continued to demonstrate year-on-year growth. Although levels of growth fell from 5% in 2010 to 3% in 2013, growth levels are predicted to remain very moderate in the five years between 2013 and 2018, with the most significant growth (3%) being seen in 2016. -?Total aftermarket revenues reached ? 228.2bn in 2013 and are forecast to increase by ? 21.0bn (8%) over five years, to reach ? 249.3bn by 2018. -?The increase in the value of the aftermarket stems from the rising cost of components: -?For parts, 6.1% growth in revenues is expected due to components becoming more complex and featuring more advanced designs/construction, but also the improved quality in manufacturing and materials, which contribute to extended lifetimes. -?For labour, 7.9% growth is expected, due to channels increasingly requiring more sophisticated tools and more highly skilled workers (and therefore requiring a greater investment in training and staffing) in order to cope with the increasing prevalence of electronics within the vehicle. -?At the channel level, the aftermarket remains highly competitive. In most European markets, vehicle manufacturer networks (VMNs) and garages dominate and will continue to do so. -?Registrations in the major European nations continue to recover from the historic lows recorded in 2009, which negatively affected sales from the VMN channel. -?In 2013-18, the European aftermarket is expected to increase by ? 21.0bn (8%). The growth will mainly be driven by the growing size of the parc, but the continuing trend for mileages to fall and parts to last longer will impact on service intervals (lengthening them) and replacement rates (which will fall). Synopsis  The European Light Vehicle Aftermarket, Regional Analysis 2013 - 18 , a Trend Report by Verdict Retail, provides an executive-level overview of the European aftermarket, with forecasts of key indicators up to 2018. It delivers a high level overview, providing quantitative and qualitative insight into the European aftermarket, analyzing key trends on component values and volumes, assessing channel share and which product families will see growth and where, based on proprietary data from Verdict Retail's aftermarket databases. It provides in-depth analysis of the following: -?European parc size and forecast; a look at the total European parc size and forecast for vehicles on the road, and the factors that are driving the market. -?Replacement rate commentary; an overview on the replacement rate of specific components and how that influences the aftermarket. -?Analysis of the European aftermarket by product family; an analysis of the value and volumes of the European aftermarket, with historic and forecast data to 2018. -?Analysis of the European aftermarket by distribution channel; an analysis of the value and volumes of the European aftermarket, with historic and forecast data to 2018 -?Analysis of the European aftermarket by product family revenues; regional analysis of which product families are up and which are down within the European aftermarket. Reasons?To?Buy -?This Trend Report helps executives understand the high level factors which are driving the European aftermarket. -?The report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting high level value and volume data that can be transplanted into presentable material immediately. -?The broad but detailed perspective will help clients to understand the broad dynamics influencing the European aftermarket. -?The report provides a regional analysis allowing different geographies to be compared. .

    • Release Date: December 31, 2015
    • Price: USD 5590
    • Format: PDF


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