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Auto parts: three consumer trends driving the industry

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Ever since the first internal-combustion vehicle rolled off Karl Benz’s production line 130 years ago, the motor car has claimed a place in popular culture that is more than the sum of its parts – and what an enormous sum that is.

Key points

  • Driven by consumer appetite and regulatory pressure, three themes – environmental sustainability, safety and connectivity – are taking the automobile industry in a new direction
  • Leading car manufacturers are adapting quickly – so too are the companies providing specialist components enabling them to stay on course
  • The high-yield and investment-grade credit of parts suppliers is priced more attractively than that of car manufacturers, providing opportunities to invest in companies capitalising on change
  • We focus on four parts suppliers that are illustrative of the investment options available to credit investors who seek an inside track within the auto sector

To read the rest of the Credit Spectrum, please click: http://bit.ly/1rQTb60