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Transforming the commercial vehicle industry

Commercial Vehicle OEMs are under pressure to cut emissions, reduce ownership costs, provide smarter services, and more. We help them innovate to secure the commercial vehicle industry’s future.

Whether they’re fleet operators, drivers, regulators, or members of the public, stakeholders expect a lot from commercial vehicle manufacturers these days. The pressure to achieve sustainability goals and offer better value for money – not least through providing connected truck services – requires new ideas and solutions that go far beyond drivetrain and vehicle optimization.

But these challenges can be turned into a huge opportunity for the commercial vehicle industry as a whole as well as for individual OEMs. Leading the shift to battery and fuel cell electric vehicles will demand significant technological innovation and investment: expenditure that can only be offset by transforming the way OEMs deliver for customers.

To realize this transformation, it’s imperative that commercial vehicle manufacturers drive leaner production, accelerate automation, and create connected data-led services. This will enable them to capitalize on the opportunity of end-to-end digital innovation across the whole transport value chain, creating a more progressive, productive supply ecosystem and economy.

Driving the future of the commercial vehicle industry

Capgemini has the strategic experience and transformation expertise to help manufacturers grasp this opportunity, unleashing the potential of connected ecosystem thinking and digital transformation across the truck industry.

Our Commercial Vehicles Acceleration Hub, launched in September 2022, combines insights from across Capgemini in an end-to-end transformation offer for commercial vehicle manufacturers.

We want to help the commercial vehicles industry act decisively to define its place in a new, connected and global supply chain. We believe OEMs remain at the leading edge of automotive innovation, and Capgemini can help them to continue to evolve and optimize, while providing the critical digital and strategic leadership needed for truly sustainable growth.”

Markus Scherbaum, Head of Commercial Vehicles Acceleration Hub, Capgemini

What we do

Strategic leadership

Commercial vehicle industry must evolve in many ways at once. This requires a holistic strategy, new partnerships, and continuous optimization of digital operations.

Capgemini has over 30 years of experience in delivering for automotive customers. Whereas others specialize in particular areas, we provide a tripartite approach that focuses equally on digital, engineering, and transformation. We help organizations create a connected roadmap for change, working with decision makers and partners to build consensus and ensure outcomes are aligned with corporate strategies.

Digital transformation

A software-driven approach to transformation is crucial to ensure the future of the commercial vehicle industry.

Capgemini helps organizations make real, actionable sense of the information they collect, with a consolidated approach to data, intelligence, and security. We integrate with our clients from top to bottom, to ensure consistent knowledge transfer from concept to implementation. This allows us to support every part of the business at every stage of the process, including complex product developments, reviewing operational processes, and building supplier networks. The approach helps to reduce silos and ensure everyone is brought along on the journey – not only the C-suite.

Operational optimization

The commercial vehicle industry requires some of the most specialized engineering seen in any sector. Combining this with a new focus on the re-engineering of operations will allow OEMs to realize the huge efficiency and flexibility benefits of digital operations.

Capgemini can help OEMs to take full advantage of next-generation technologies and strategies, whether using AI to spot and mitigate inefficiencies, or using edge and IoT to link up data insights throughout the transport ecosystem. With these technologies in place, OEMs can more easily adapt to emerging challenges in the supply chain, instilling resiliency and increasing the ability to lower TCO and make sustainable decisions.

Driving the Future podcast

Automotive manufacturers across the globe are looking to move towards more sustainable practices, with electric vehicles becoming the way forward. But are manufacturers doing enough to build out the shift to electric?

In this episode of Driving The Future, Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General of Avere, the European Association for Electromobility and Dr. Philip Haaf, Director of Automotive and Head of e-Mobility Solutions at Capgemini Invent, look at the benefits, obstacles and solutions to becoming more sustainable in the automotive sector. They discover when it’s best to opt for FCEV or BEV, why some manufacturers are currently being slow on the uptake, and what governments and the industry as a whole can do to ensure their futures are more sustainable.

Connected services are becoming ever more important for OEMs as they look to help their customers monitor various strands of data associated with their fleets. But in this large and complex field, it can be difficult for manufacturers to know which connected services are the most important to choose, and how best to get companies to pay for these services.

In this episode of Driving The Future, Nic Tat, Director Automotive, Capgemini Invent and Courtney Ercolino, Senior Manager, Capgemini delve into how connected services can provide data monetization for OEMs, and the significance of this in the sector, both now and in the future. They get into the detail of each different service and when to offer each, all in order to give a full view of this vital part of the commercial vehicles industry.

Partnering with 3rd parties can be a vital resource for companies who have a specific issue to overcome, a problem to solve that would not be as efficient to solve internally. But when is the right time to reach out to other companies or entities? At what stage in a project does it become vital to partner with others?

In this episode of Driving The Future, Brad Young, Senior Director, Capgemini Invent and Mickael Aubry, Global Programme Lead and Product Line Manager with Faurecia, a French global automotive supplier, answers these questions by focusing on a true success story in this realm – Capgemini’s collaboration with automotive technology company Faurecia for a Singapore based emissions study.

We’ll find out about the project’s successes, its challenges, the innovative technical solutions used and what this can tell us about partnering with 3rd parties more generally.

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Client stories

Expert perspectives

Mobility, Sustainability

The commercial vehicle ecosystem – who will do what?

Markus Scherbaum
Dec 26, 2022

Meet our expert

Evy Nerinckx

Head of Manufacturing & Automotive, Capgemini Belgium
With an international mindset, Evy brings a global perspective to the table. Having experienced diverse cultures and working environments, she possess a deep understanding of the complexities and opportunities that arise in the global marketplace. This global outlook enables her to understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by our customers in the Manufacturing & Automotive sectors across various regions. Her passion for data-driven sustainability, this not only adds value to businesses but also optimizes costs simultaneously. By integrating sustainability into the core of your business operations, we can achieve long-term success and contribute to a better future for our planet.

Dr. Philipp Haaf

e-Mobility Specialist, Capgemini Invent
As the Head of Electric Mobility at Capgemini Invent, Philipp Haaf is an acknowledged thought leader in electric mobility. He draws on 11 years’ experience in this rapidly changing area to help automotive OEMs and suppliers seize what he describes as the infinite opportunities of digital transformation.

Markus Scherbaum

Program Director, Head of the Commercial Vehicles Acceleration Hub
Markus Scherbaum is a Global Program Director at Capgemini and a member of the global automotive sector. He leads the company’s strategic initiative with SAP for the automotive industry and the GTM for Trucks. Markus has a track record of more than 20 years in automotive. His passion is to drive transformation and innovation for the industry.

Fredrik Almhöjd

Director, Capgemini Invent
Fredrik Almhöjd is Capgemini’s Go-to-Market Lead for Commercial Vehicles in the Nordics, with 25+ years of sector experience plus extensive knowhow in Sales & Marketing and Customer Services transformation.

Sven Lierzer

Senior Manager, Electric Mobility & Commercial Vehicles, Capgemini Invent
With a track record of over 11 years in e-mobility projects in the automotive, energy, and public sectors, Sven Lierzer not only helps our clients transition to an electric, sustainable future, but is also a thought leader in the e-mobility charging ecosystem both, for commercial vehicles and passenger cars.

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