Blog: Dave LeggettCompetition for European Tier 2s and Tier 3s from Asia

Dave Leggett | 3 April 2003

I've received an interesting response this morning to my previous weblog posting about the Autocar article on India. UK-based Les Lawrence is a consultant advising European and Indian companies and he supplied a lot of the information used in the Autocar article.

He's raised a concern that should strike a chord with suppliers out there - the threat to European Tier 2 and 3 suppliers posed by growing competition from low-cost Asian suppliers. He's trying to get a seminar going in Britain with the government - Department of Trade and Industry - to explain the concerns and discuss ways that British companies might joint venture with Indian ones (who could supply cheap components for their assemblies) in order to stay competitive.

He's based in Britain, but sees this as a growing concern for European suppliers. Anyone out there who would like to discuss this issue with Les can contact him on +44 (0) 1243 789762 Fax: +44 (0) 1243 789761 Mobile: +44 (0) 7715 422081 or e-mail:


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