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News Edition: March 2023

Short Introduction

Since 1993, Robert Breitbach Consulting has been a retained executive search firm with a focus on the automotive, automobile and (since the formation) e-mobility industries.

With offices in Germany, Spain, Portugal and Estonia, we specialize on assisting European and Amercian companies in the search and selection of their executives and specialists.

About 70% of the search projects contain the keywords: "CEO, Managing Director, Country Manager, Business Development Manager or Expansions Manager". In addition, we have been able to fill many positions in the areas of sales, plant and production management. Not to forget many significant engineering positions.

We are pleased that you take the time to visit our "News" page. Here we would like to inform you - updated monthly - about news from the economy and society in this industry.

From the Almanac

The term automotive industry describes the commerce in which all companies and activities involved in the manufacture of motor vehicles and components take place.

Its global market size is estimated at more than USD 2.8 trillion!.

Currently, Japan is the largest automobile producing and exporting country in the world.

In 2022, more than 66 million units were sold worldwide.

Driving to the moon would take six weeks.

The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car of all time.

In the United States, more than 93 million people work in car and automobile manufacturing.

Economic Outlook

According to Economist Intelligence Unit, the automotive industry will remain vulnerable to global headwinds in 2023.

This is due to the energy crisis, slower global demand and continued supply-chain disruptions.

The "bright spot" will be the electric vehicles market.

What's On The News?
  • In an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung, Volkswagen CEO Oliver Blume pleads that"combustion engine should not be prohibited"

  • Markus Duesmann, CEO of Audi urges delay on Euro 7 pollution rules.
  • Volkswagen Group will build a USD 2bn plant in South Carolina.
  • In the United States, February new-vehicle sales were surprisingly up.
  • EU delays combustion-engine ban vote amid German objections.
  • The Mercedes corporation is building a battery recycling factory in Southern Germany.
  • Subaru's CEO pledges flexibility in electrification age.
  • Aston Martin will reveal an EV, this summer.

Fairs and Exhibitions in March


India eMobility Show


23 - 24 March 2023, Greater Noida

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur

Trade Show

16 - 18 March 2023, Kuala Lumpur

EV and Engineering

Trade Show

17 - 19 March 2023, Rajkot

World of Wheels

Trade Show

10 - 12 March 2023, Kansas City

International Auto Aftermarket

Trade Show

07 - 09 March 2023, Koto

Fully Charged Australia


20 - 21 March 2023, Sydney

EV Trend Korea

Trade Show

15 - 17 March 2023, Gwacheon-si

Tire Technology Expo

Trade Show

21 - 23 March 2023, Hanover

EFY Expo

Trade Show

24 - 25 March 2023, Pune

Word for the day

"I am emotional about engines, if you hurt my car, you hurt my heart."
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)

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