Archive for November, 2009
Chinaâ€™s car electronics industry has been advancing consistently over faster than the global automotive semiconductor sector. Entertainment products contribute significantly to supply and revenue, and in-car GPS devices are showing a positive outlook as well. Production of most car electronics is thriving on aftermarket sales. The growth of A/V products, however, is attributed to solid OEM business, as more new vehicles are being preinstalled with complete systems. Certain product segments have suffered a sharp decline in exports in recent months but manufacturers remain confident that Chinaâ€™s overall strong performance will help the line endure the economic slowdown. The following are some of the key trends observed in Chinaâ€™s car electronics industry as suppliers weather the financial downturn:
â€¢ Many companies are turning to the domestic market, where automotive sales have been increasing, to boost their business. Suppliers promoting their own brands are targeting retail channels and the replacement parts sector.
â€¢ The growing convergence of electronics, telecom and navigation technologies continues to drive R&D efforts in the car A/V product segment.
â€¢ New releases of in-car navigation systems and personal navigation devices have slim form factors, high performance and sensitivity, and multimedia functions.
â€¢ Car PCs are evolving into infotainment systems that support various applications, including GPS, multimedia player, rearview camera, and Internet and wireless communications.
â€¢ User convenience is the key trend in Chinaâ€™s car security and safety segment. Makers are venturing into wireless car safety electronics in response to strong demand, especially in North America and Europe.
â€¢ Car electronic accessories that support various portable gadgets, including iPods, mobile phones and handheld gaming devices, are a fastgrowing segment in the line. These include FM transmitters and Bluetooth
handsfree kits, which have grown to become staple car accessories.
â€¢ Companies are enhancing ODM services to shorten design and development time for custom-made models. This allows them to compete more on the basis of functionality than on price, specifically in the low end.
â€¢ Cost cutting has limited makersâ€™ product development activities. Some streamline R&D and manufacturing processes to reduce production outlay while decreasing the rate of returns.
â€¢ Although some suppliers offer lower quotes, price cuts are limited because of higher labor and component costs.
This report covers car audio systems, including speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers; car multimedia players and monitors; car GPS devices, car PCs, car electronic accessories such as Bluetooth handsfree kits; and car safety and security electronics, including car alarms, parking aids and keyless entry and remote starters.
The Industry Overview section discusses developments in Chinaâ€™s
supply, and key trends and R&D priorities in coming months.
Â Guangdong province is a major production center for car electronics, with the cities of Shenzhen, Foshan, Dongguan, Huizhou and Guangzhou leading supply.
The supplier base is composed of companies with diverse manufacturing capability. Most offer a mix of car entertainment and consumer electronics, including monitor and A/V players. Some specialize in car security or GPS.
Workers at Johnson Controls are reporting for work Monday morning after Canadian Auto Workers union members ratified a tentative contract with the auto parts manufacturer on Sunday.
More than 91 per cent of the workers who cast ballots voted in favour of the three-year deal.
The agreement was struck early Saturday after a late-night bargaining session between the union and management at the auto parts manufacturer, which is located in Lakeshore, east of Windsor.
The deal includes better benefits, a one-time $500 productivity payment and job security provisions â€” but no increase in wages.
New workers will start at a rate $9 an hour less than current wages, but union representatives said that will help the company gain a competitive advantage as it seeks out new work.
Kevin Beltrano, the plant’s union chairman, said new hires would see their wages increase to the current rates over a five-year period.
â€œWith the five-year progression, I believe that weâ€™ve done a justice, even for our new hires,â€ Beltrano said.
A strike at Johnson Controls would have interrupted production at Chrysler’s Windsor assembly plant, which relies on Johnson Controls overhead components for the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans.
Headliners include wiring in the roof of vehicles and are installed during the earliest stages of assembly.
Supermarkets, Â in today’s we are familiar. The auto parts supermarket for most people is still a relatively rare terms, however, from the 2003 Auto Parts supermarkets already budding. In recent years, Shanghai China, Daqing ChinaÂ also have a number of large-scale supermarkets set up auto parts. Since the auto parts supermarket surfaced after the traditional auto parts industry has a great impact, especially in the cheaper priceÂ and Â assured quality. The emergence of auto parts supermarket customer would indeed be a good thing, in the selection and prices of goods have a lot of space.
It is understood that the supermarket in the operational aspects of auto parts and other daily necessities in the operation of supermarkets, and there is not much different. Commodity stocks often do not take up much of their own money, supermarkets, much more was occupied by the supplier of funds.
Financial crisis, the arrival of a group of industry giants and a large number of small and medium enterprises, after the financial crises of the parts business of foreign trade has been very seriously affected. A large number of industry that we should unite. The emergence of supermarkets may well be an auto parts auto parts small and medium enterprises “Bao Tuan” in a good way, perhaps this is after the financial crisis, following a new marketing model.
When you own a car you know that there will be some point that you will have to have auto parts for it. When your car breaks down or you need to tune it up, you will have to have car parts to fix it or to keep it in good shape. This is just something that everyone has to deal with if you are going to drive.
Now before you get any auto parts you want to make sure you know what to get. The best thing you can do is to take your car to someone that knows a lot about them. They will be able to tell you what is wrong with it and what auto parts you need to fix it. If you know about cars then you can easily figure out what the problem is and then get the car parts you need to fix it.
One thing that you want to remember no matter who fixes it is that auto parts don’t come cheap. Most of the parts you will need will cost you a little bit of money to a lot of money. It just depends on what needs to be fixed. When you have auto warranty on your car the major repairs and parts will be covered so it won’t cost you much of anything.
You always want to make sure you get a professional to look at your car before you buy any auto parts for it. Now when you need to get car parts there are a couple of different places that you can find what you need.
One: You can go to a local auto parts store to get what you need. There are usually many different stores that you can go to when you need car parts.
Two: You can also go online to find the auto parts that you need. There are many auto stores that are putting websites up online. This allows them to make more money and you to get the parts that you need.
Just don’t let anyone talk you into anything that you don’t need. If you are unsure about anything than it is always a good idea to find someone who knows about auto parts to help you choose what you need. If you can you want to get the help of someone who knows you so that you don’t spend any extra money on car parts you don’t need.