Automotive & Manufacturing

We support Automotive & Manufacturing organisations to drive improvement and build bright futures through the adoption of sustainable transformative change & resolution of complex challenges.

The Automotive and Manufacturing sector has historically been dominated by OEM’s leveraging their size and distribution networks to create strong barriers to entry.

In recent decades these industries have further expanded at pace across emerging economies, as a result of economic growth, significantly impacting global supply chains.

However, we are now witnessing the beginning of a major paradigm shift, with entire ecosystem scrambling to change, because of shifting consumer behaviours, political interventions and the transformative trend towards connected technologies.

We are innovative & experienced problem-solvers, who can assist your organisation to develop transformative programmes, which respond to any number of challenges, including new technology adoption, major regulatory changes, productivity improvement and financial efficiency. We bring peerless change expertise in developing and implementing industry leading solutions.

New entrants, consolidation of traditional brands and revolutionary innovation, shaped by other industry expectations & experiences are fundamentally redesigning & reinventing the sector.

As a result, traditional concepts are rapidly changing, driven by the convergence of four megatrends; electrification, autonomy, connectivity and the sharing economy, which are individually & collectively revolutionising today’s automotive & manufacturing businesses, inspiring disruption and driving the need for change.

To survive & thrive organisations operating in this sector must reinvent themselves across three core dimensions, in order to compete:

Competitive Agility
Balancing equal focus across growth, profitability, sustainability and trust.

Customer Centricity
Understanding customers’ situations, perceptions, and expectations

New Innovative Business Models.
Simultaneously changing the value proposition and underlying operating model.


With extensive experience within the Automotive & Manufacturing sectors, Linea is extremely well-placed in resolving complex challenges and assisting organisations and competitive advantage optimisation.

Our support includes:

  • Helping your company to adopt and adapt to digitalised production processes, including implementing updated systems, converting from analogue to digital management methods and switching to Internet of Things (IoT) production methods.
  • Assisting with driving changes and improvements to shop floor management, process automation and enterprise resource planning.
  • Supporting companies through leadership transition, facilitating seamless handover and succession planning.
  • Building capability and transferring knowledge to upskill teams.
  • Providing support and advice on major changes to company structure and/or operating model, including pre/post-merger & acquisition people, process & technology integration.
  • Assisting organisations to onboard major new manufacturing contracts requiring significant transformation of day-to-day working practices.
  • Adoption of lean & six sigma to reduce waste, minimise variation and increase productivity, whilst maximising customer experience and value.


We have a wealth of experience in this sector, enabling us to work with a wide variety of organisation types.

These include:

  • Automotive / Transportation.
  • Electronics.
  • Chemicals.
  • Paper.
  • Printing & Publishing.
  • Industrial Equipment.
  • Furniture & Fixtures.
  • Building Materials.
  • Fashion Industry.
  • Sports & Leisure Goods.
  • Toys.
  • Household Goods.
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
  • Craft.
  • Key stakeholders.


  • Manufacturing.
  • Component. Manufacturing.
  • Product Assembly.
  • Research & Design.
  • End of Life (ELV) / Recycling.
  • Sales & Marketing.


Linea has an excellent knowledge of the automotive industry, which we can call upon to assist us in managing and resolving key challenges as they arise. Access to their support helps us to overcome the short-term pressures that these situations can create.

General Manager
Automotive Distribution

This was a very challenging project, with numerous political and environmental challenges to manages. Linea’s automotive expertise enabled us to significantly improve storage capacity and operational efficiency.

Logistics Director – Finished Vehicles
Automotive Manufacturer

The programme has been a great success and has helped us to identify and address the processes within our business where productivity can be improved and costs reduced.

Production Manager
FMCG Manufacturer

We can help your business.

Contact us to find out how.

Delivered on time & under budget

Supporting one of the largest automotive manufacturing plants in the world to resolve capacity, environmental and quality issues, whilst improving efficiency.


An example of our Interim Management Professionals, adept in supporting clients in solving problems, managing complex challenges and delivering sustainable change.

Ian Chambers

David Axon

Dirk Lembregts

Luke Firth

Process Improvement

Yasmin Rafiq




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