Automotive – “fewer, bigger, better”
Automotive retailers and investors are in the early stages of a long-term period of major change. Manufacturers have concluded that customers are best served by “fewer, bigger, better” dealerships that fully represent all aspects of their brand. Advice and support is based on relevant hands-on operational experience gained in both retailers and distributors, including strategic decision making at a senior level. ffdl aims to demonstrate why and how particular strategies work, (and others don’t).
Board and director services / SMEs
The challenges facing directors are broad and complex. New directors particularly often need support in getting up to speed quickly. ffdl can help.
R&D for innovators
ffdl has a research interest in how automotive brands and retailers reach markets in major cities where property costs are high and options are limited. ffdl is also active in researching and developing new commercial models for developing markets, in particular parts distribution, aftersales and skills training.