Automotive Forecasting

LMC Automotive provides a comprehensive suite of global and regional automotive forecasts to an extensive client base of car and light and heavy truck makers, component manufacturers and suppliers, and financial and government institutions around the world.

Differentiating itself from most of its competitors, LMC Automotive uses a proprietary sales and production data model to track, analyse and forecast global demand and build, model-by-model, over a seven year time horizon. This integrated global balancing model is essential to the generation of mutually consistent and credible forecasts which accurately reflect the dynamics of demand and take full account of production capacity limitations. Reflecting the growing importance of the Asian markets, the company also offers a variety of forecasting and information solutions to assist in the strategic and tactical business decisions necessary, addressed specifically at the Chinese, Indian and ASEAN markets.

In addition, and closely related to the production forecasts, LMC Automotive provides global engine and transmission supply and demand forecasts, while in the heavy commercial vehicle sector, LMC Automotive works with ACT Research, to provide global sales and production forecasts.

As an adjunct to its forecasting services, LMC Automotive has a strategic alliance with Campfire Interactive, an innovator in Product Lifecycle Management software solutions, that enables LMC Automotive forecasts to be collected automatically, parts information to be maintained and forecast, and flexible reporting to be delivered. The system is web-based, highly configurable, and creates a communication link between business processes and design data.

Other Services

The newest forecasting service, published in conjunction with Oxford Economics is the Global Automotive Scenarios Service. In addition, the company also undertakes a wide variety of consultancy assignments for either groups of customers (Syndicated Studies) or for individual companies (Proprietary Studies).

Syndicated StudiesStudies in this area are conducted on specific topics of interest to a wide range of customers. This approach enables clients to obtain, at a fraction of the overall costs of the study, the results of ambitious research projects. They are either undertaken directly under the LMC Automotive banner or, on occasion, in association with other institutions where there is a requirement for inputs that cannot exclusively be provided by LMC Automotive’s research team.

Proprietary StudiesLMC Automotive undertakes single client proprietary consultancy assignments tailored to meet the specific needs of individual clients. These can cover any aspect of the automotive industry.