The Automotive Supplier Industry is characterized by its diversity, from large companies to numerous medium-sized enterprises. Automotive suppliers are differentiated from OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) to Tier 3 suppliers.

A Tier 1 supplier is a supplier that supplies the OEM directly, followed by Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers.

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In terms of turnover, the automotive industry is by far the most important industrial sector in Germany. The German automotive industry employs around 800,000 people, of which just over 270,000 work in the supplier industry.


The automotive industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented phase of innovation and change. The focus is on the introduction of technologies. Facing rapid technological developments, it is essential for companies to prioritize strategic workforce planning.

In the near future, a significant proportion of managers will retire, which could lead to a significant loss of knowledge. We support you in preparing for future developments and ensuring succession planning.


The transformation of the entire industry is a huge task. The costs are high. They are depressing profit margins and some suppliers are on the verge of going out of business. However, investments in new technology, innovation, automation and digitalization are needed to ensure future viability.

It requires managers who are willing to take risks to invest in the future, and who are open to new business areas and promote innovation. We support you in recruiting the required leaders for your company.

We fill leadership positions. Permanent and Interim.