Established in 1968, J.D. Power & Associates, a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is a global marketing information firm that conducts independent and unbiased surveys of customer satisfaction, product quality and buyer behaviour. Today, the firm’s services include industry-wide syndicated studies; the gathering and analysis of new and used vehicle retail sales transaction data through its Power Information Network (PIN); media studies; training services; business operations analyses; and consultancy on customer satisfaction trends. The company is best known for its work in the automotive industry, but in recent years, it has expanded to serve a number of other industries including telecommunications, travel and hotels, marine, utilities, healthcare, homebuilder, consumer electronics and financial services. While the automotive forecasting division of J.D. Power & Associates is now owned by LMC Automotive, through a strategic alliance, the two companies support each other with automotive information and cooperate in the marketing and creation of services for the automotive industry.
Oxford Economics is one of the world’s leaders in the field of macro-economic forecasting and provides many of the underlying global macroeconomic forecasts which underpin the LMC Automotive’s vehicle forecasts. Founded in 1981, Oxford Economics provides independent forecasting, analysis and consultancy services tailored to the needs of international business economists and planners. Whilst originally based in the UK, the company is rapidly extending its global reach as its reputation as a leading macroeconomic forecaster increases.
LMC Automotive co-publish the Global Commercial Vehicle Forecast with ACT Research, the recognised leader in the provision of data and forecasts for the commercial vehicle industry in North America. ACT’s market analysis, economic and forecasting services are used by all the major North American truck manufacturers and their component suppliers, and now, via the Global Commercial Vehicle Forecast, the majority of those in Europe as well.
JATO was founded in 1984 and provides the world’s most timely, accurate and up-to-date information on vehicle specifications and pricing, sales and registrations, news and incentives. The company has representation in over 50 countries, providing unique local market expertise. The JATO client base includes all of the world’s volume vehicle manufacturers; giving them the ability to react to short-term market movements, plan for long-term developments and ultimately to meet consumers’ needs. JATO’s intelligence has also been adapted for consumer use in motoring web portals where customers can see the advantages and disadvantages of a specified model against any other. Major leasing companies use JATO’s intelligence to drive the vehicle quotation process.
MarkLines is the world's leading on-line strategic automotive portal and B2B Gateway that supports the development of business strategies and new global opportunities for vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and other related companies within the automotive industry. MarkLines provides strategic market strategy data, proprietary and custom B2B e-marketing solutions, customised market research, and actionable business intelligence. Founded in Japan in 2001, MarkLines has maintained rapid growth today and has nearly 100,000 users among 1,400+ current corporate members.
CARCON Automotive develops corporate strategic intelligence for the South American automotive market. Their well-known intelligence and analytical services support heavy truck, bus and auto OEM clients as well as many other automotive supply chain companies. Their services cover sales, costs, production, distribution, after-market and dealers' strategies and they have enormous capability in the development of customised projects for auto sector clients.
CARCON Automotive is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil and was founded in 1998. It is a privately owned company and operates through automotive alliances in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago and Barranquilla.
Knibb, Gormezano & Partners is a specialist management consultancy which has developed a strong position in the assessment of technology-based developments in the automotive sector. It has worked closely with LMC Automotive both in providing inputs to its regular forecasting services and co-producing a number of syndicated studies directly related to engines and transmissions and new technology developments in this area.
CENO Consulting, located in Shanghai, develops automotive market retail intelligence for the Chinese market. Based on years of research experience, it provides its customers with a comprehensive database of China’s regional automobile market, encompassing passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and medium/heavy trucks. Drawing on this information, CENO is able to offer customers help in areas such as regional retail market research and business strategy.