New Opel CEO promises to create “a European champion”

The newly-appointed CEO of Opel has promised to create “a new European champion” as the company starts its journey as part of Groupe PSA. Michael Lohscheller, Opel CFO since September 2012, was appointed with immediate effect by the supervisory board of Adam Opel to ensure continuity for the business and its stakeholders, with the priority task to build the new strategic plan for Opel.

New Opel CEO promises to create “a European champion”

Jun 19, 2017

The newly-appointed CEO of Opel has promised to create “a new European champion” as the company starts its journey as part of Groupe PSA. Michael Lohscheller, Opel CFO since September 2012, was appointed with immediate effect by the supervisory board of Adam Opel to ensure continuity for the business and its stakeholders, with the priority task to build the new strategic plan for Opel.

Industry Profile: Simon Dixon, Rockar – The motor industry has to adapt to the needs of the digital consumer

Rockar has positioned itself as a revolution in car retailing and its founder Simon Dixon is looking to change the industry with his business model. Instead of operating from traditional new car dealerships, Rockar is focused around an online sales process, supported by showrooms in high footfall areas, such as shopping centres.

Industry Profile: Simon Dixon, Rockar – The motor industry has to adapt to the needs of the digital consumer

Jun 19, 2017

Rockar has positioned itself as a revolution in car retailing and its founder Simon Dixon is looking to change the industry with his business model. Instead of operating from traditional new car dealerships, Rockar is focused around an online sales process, supported by showrooms in high footfall areas, such as shopping centres.

Volvo appoints new head of financial services

Selwyn Cooper has been appointed head of financial services of Volvo Car UK with immediate effect. The new role will see him heading up the Volvo Car Financial Services division, with responsibility for the management and delivery of its range of the finance and insurance products offered by Volvo in the UK.

Volvo appoints new head of financial services

Jun 16, 2017

Selwyn Cooper has been appointed head of financial services of Volvo Car UK with immediate effect. The new role will see him heading up the Volvo Car Financial Services division, with responsibility for the management and delivery of its range of the finance and insurance products offered by Volvo in the UK.

Members' Blogs

Why successful customer engagement needs to go beyond words

Mar 21, 2017

Currently the lion’s share of communications from auto financiers, in concert with their brand partners and franchised retailer networks, is delivered by conventional methods. Very often this communication is one way and doesn't promote interaction ‘in the moment’. For example, traditional posted mail and outbound telephone calls from retailers or contact centres are very much alive and kicking. Whilst these efforts are laudable, the old conventional methods are fast running out of road and they are not in sync with the habits of the 21st century consumer.

 
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