Holland Automotive

Holland Automotive 2017-10-02T10:08:26+00:00

Holland Automotive is a market-oriented NEVAT sector group, with around 35 member companies. The aim is to protect the interests of these companies in relation to Dutch and international car, bus and truck manufacturers (OEMs). The large national and international System and Module suppliers (an important client of the Dutch supply industry) also belong explicitly to this target group. Holland Automotive unites Dutch suppliers of complete systems, subsystem modules and specific products and processes. From raw materials to metal, plastic, electrical and electronic components.

More and more car manufacturers (OEMs) are working together. This trend is continuing among the system suppliers (Tier 1). This means that suppliers positioned more deeply in the supply chain will have to reflect on their position in this chain and the role that they fulfil for their client even more explicitly than before. In the automotive industry, stringent demands are placed on suppliers. Not only in the field of prices, quality, logistics and delivery reliability, but also in a number of other areas, such as product development, suppliers are increasingly expected to have the necessary expertise. This is why automotive suppliers consciously choose this industry as client and thus achieve the larger part of their total sales in this sector. At the moment the percentage is around 78%. (Automotive focus).

The aims of Holland Automotive are:

  • To enhance the national and international competitiveness of Dutch suppliers to the car industry
  • To be actively involved in the sales market of member companies
  • Active participation in national and international networks that are relevant to member companies, including the Federatie Holland Automotive and the Automotive Technology Centre
  • To come up with collective solutions to specific issues related to the sector, such as risk management and recall
  • To be the network for suppliers.

These aims are, for example, achieved by:

  • Enhancing the national and international competitiveness of Dutch suppliers to the car industry
  • Being actively involved in the sales market of member companies
  • Active participation in national and international networks that are relevant to member companies, including the Federatie Holland Automotive and the Automotive Technology Centre
  • Coming up with collective solutions to specific issues related to the sector, such as risk management and recall
  • Being the network for suppliers
  • Organising ‘directors’ meetings’ (general meetings for members)
  • Organising joint workshops and training sessions
  • Visiting potential clients on behalf of member companies (individual)
  • Organising meetings with trade contacts (collectively)
  • Carrying out joint research (or having it carried out) (e.g. The Dutch automotive industry; a study of the sector)
  • Participating in international trade fairs
  • A regular exchange of ideas with the Dutch government
  • Organising a joint benchmark project
  • Actively participating in the Dutch contribution to international networks
  • Sending an internet newsletter (fortnightly) and a bulletin to members (nine times a year)