The China Automotive Aftermarket: An Industry Update’s latest Audio Interview “The China Automotive Aftermarket: An Industry Update,” features Philippe Thegner, senior advisor at the strategic and investment advisory firm Automobility, and is chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association’s (AASA) China Aftermarket Forum, the main aftermarket supplier association in China since 2014, acting as chairman since 2018.

In the 26-minute Audio Interview, Thegner discusses these questions:

  • How is the China Independent Aftermarket doing post-Covid and what is your outlook on China market for 2021?
  • The market is known to be highly fragmented, do we start to see some consolidation and champion emerging?
  • Could you explain the main trends driving the market currently?
  • Working at Automobility in Shanghai, you witness the quick adoption of EV, particularly smart EV in China market, could you share your view and if the China aftermarket starts to adapt to the related challenges and opportunities?

About Philippe Thegner

Philippe Thegner has been a senior adviser with Automobility since 2019 working on project related to new mobility and aftermarket. He also has been involved with AASA’s China Aftermarket Forum, the main aftermarket supplier association in China since 2014, acting as chairman since 2018.

Thegner has 20 years of experience in automotive with 14 years in Asia. Prior to joining Automobility, he was a supply chain consultant for several major Tier 1s in Europe, then since 2006, holding Asia executive position in purchasing for Visteon and Federal-Mogul. In the past 10 years, Thegner has been involved specifically in the Aftermarket as Asia sourcing director for Federal-Mogul then managing director of the Aftermarket business in China for Federal-Mogul and Hella

His background and connection give him a unique understanding of the Aftermarket in this fast-growing region at an operational and strategic level.

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