Global automotive trends impacting the aftermarket segment

21 March 2023 3 min. read

At Automechanika in the Middle East, Vishal Pandey – the founder Glasgow Research & Consulting – delivered a keynote presentation on the impact of global automotive trends on the region’s aftermarket sector.

The global automotive industry is changing at lightning speed, driven by the rise of major trends including connected vehicles, electrification, autonomous driving, shared mobility, digitisation of sales and support channels, sustainable mobility, software, and more.

These trends are having a major impact on the business and operating models of players across all segments of the automotive value chain, including the aftermarket domain.

At the latest Automechanika event in Dubai, Glasgow Research & Consulting provided insight on the aftermarket impacts which can be expected per (global/regional) trend, and provided guidance on how players in the Middle East’s aftermarket segment can respond in order to stay ahead of these developments.

The keynote was delivered by Vishal Pandey, an expert with an award-winning track record in the automotive research and strategic consulting space. Since founding Glasgow Research & Consulting in 2010, he has led over 100 automotive and mobility related research, market intelligence, and market entry engagements across the MENA region for tier one suppliers, OEMs, and other players.

Pandey is a regular industry speaker at events hosted by Automechanika, Truck & Fleet Middle East, Plant Machinery Vehicles Middle East, among others.

Automechanika is the world’s largest trade fair focused on the automotive aftermarket value chain. Automechanika events are organised across the world, culminating into the global edition which is held every two years in Germany. Glasgow Research & Consulting is a knowledge partner of Automechanika in Dubai and Riyadh.