May 19, 2020

European car sales up by 5.9% in October, Renault and Toyota drive increase

Europe car sales
Europe auto industry
Renault sales
Toyota sales
Johan De Mulder
1 min
European car sales up by 5.9% in October, Renault and Toyota drive increase

Europe's car sales market enjoyed a boost in the month of October, achieving a yearly gain of 5.9%.

Figures released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association showed that the industry reacted positively to declines across the board in September.

In the European Union and European Free Trade area, registrations jumped past 1.2mn from the 1.17mn in 2016, with Renault and Toyota enjoying particularly profitable months.

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Renault's sales increased by 17.6%, mainly due to the popularity of its Dacia brand, while Toyota's registrations leapt by 20.5%. 

All major markets on the continent performed well, with Spain and France (both 13.7%) leading the way from Italy, which registered a sales increase of 7.1% in October.

The United Kingdom slumped, however, with registrations falling by 12.2%. Since the beginning of 2017, car sales in the country have dropped by 4.6%.

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Apr 27, 2021

New Capgemini Engineering brand fuses digital and physical

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CapgeminiEngineering
R&D
DigitalTransformation
Kate Birch
2 min
New consultancy brand Capgemini Engineering fuses Altran’s engineering/R&D services and Capgemini’s digital manufacturing expertise to aid innovation
New consultancy brand Capgemini Engineering fuses Altran’s engineering/R&D services and Capgemini’s digital manufacturing expertise to aid innovatio...

With the aim of helping the world’s largest innovators to engineers the products and services of tomorrow, Capgemini has merged its tech and software capabilities with its engineering and R&D practice, the digtial and physical to form a 52,000-strong Capgemini Engineering brand. A move that builds on its acquisition a year ago of engineering giant Altran for over $3 billion.

R&D is the new battlefield

“Today’s leading organisations understand that Engineering and R&D is fast-moving and ever-evolving,” says Aiman Ezzat, CEO, Capgemini. “As a result, an end-to-end partnership with clients is need for developing, launching, managing and modernising breakthrough products.”

Enter Capgemini Engineering. A new brand that unites a unique set of strengths from across Group, bringing together the world-class engineering and R&D capabilities of Altran with Capgemini’s own digital manufacturing expertise. 

According to William Roze, CEO of Capgemini Engineering, R&D is the “battlefield” and subsdquently “must be connected and data-driven to optimise innovation and accelerate development”. In answer to this, Capgemini Engineering will offer services to address this need and to “harness the power of data to foster innovation, create new customer experiences and deliver new sources of value".

Merging the expertise of the Group

With this new endeavour, Altran’s capabilities are brought to the fore, a year on from its acquisition, perfectly complementing “the Group’s already well-established portfolio of business offerings and supporting our leadership position in intelligent industry”, says Ezzat. 

In fact, just in January 2021, leading global management and strategy consulting firm Zinnov ranked Capgemini as the top of its Leadership Zone for its global Engineering, Research and Development services, pinpointing how as a Group it boasts the largest global delivery network with a presence across all major engineering hubs. 

With its 52,000 engineers and scientists and a presence in all major engineering hubs worldwide, the global business line’s services cover three key domains: product and systems engineering; digital and software engineering; and industrial operations.

This is the second time Capgemini has combined various practices to form an integrated powerhouse. Capgemini Invent – a strategy and business transformation consultancy was formed in 2018 by combining Capgemini’s consulting, digital and creative units.

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