PA Consulting Group’s global head of manufacturing, Tim Lawrence, is quoted in an article which looks at how the results of the UK general election will impact the automotive industry.
The article states that with the Conservative party losing its parliamentary majority, uncertainty has been caused over investment and policy in terms of the country’s automotive industry and supply chain – most notably over pending negotiations to leave the European Union.
Brexit: The impact on the automotive supply chain
The article goes on to explain that this raises many questions for the automotive sector. For example, major carmakers in the UK including Nissan, Toyota and Ford have expressed worries that the trade and logistics barriers that would result from leaving the single market and customs unions would damage their businesses and disrupt supply chains.
The article draws on PA’s research on Brexit and the automotive industry where Tim warns that time delays at borders could impact the sector’s supply chains. “Both the EU and the UK would benefit from keeping free trade and supply chain unaffected because any tariffs would be damaging for both sides, based on today’s complex supply chain arrangement,” says Tim.