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Plante Moran

USMCA compliance: Is your organization on track? Find out more.

USMCA compliance: Is your organization on track? Find out more.

USMCA compliance: Is your organization on track? Find out more.

The future of mobility starts today.

The global automotive industry is facing unprecedented transformation. Today’s mobility trends will converge — enabling each other, compressing timelines, and reinventing the industry. What can you expect? Expect to build a new business model. Expect to recreate most business functions. The time to future-proof is now.

As experts in automotive accounting and consulting, we offer more than opinions. We deliver proprietary market insights, strategic vision, and practical solutions to help you innovate and grow globally. Worldwide, our practice serves more than 500 automotive clients with engagements ranging from audit, tax planning and compliance, and ERP, to strategic planning, international consulting, and transaction advisory. We have experience serving original equipment and aftermarket suppliers as well as OEMs and conduct an annual North American OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study, focused on measuring and improving OEM-supplier working relations. We’ve also launched our mobility forecast powered by AutoForecast Solutions to provide data-driven insights & support.

To compete in tomorrow’s automotive market, you’ll need to rethink your business model and adopt new strategies now. We’re here with diverse services to help you restructure your business functions to respond to the industry’s ongoing transformation.


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Future of mobility

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Driving toward the future: What auto industry CFOs are doing right

Technology advancements, pressure from consumers and investors, and new government policies are spurring major changes in the automotive industry. In StrategicCFO360, Daron Gifford outlines what this means for CFOs looking to draw the attention of investors and increase value.

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Automotive Thought Leadership

Our clients say

Our Plante Moran consultant is a trusted, highly respected, and integral part of our organization. He is our expert on industry and market issues and consistently delivers top value while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.

Steven Perlman Chief Executive Office, The Intec Group

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A future-focused partner at your side

With nearly 100 years of experience serving automotive clients, we understand what drives the industry. Our experienced and trusted automotive experts will help you solve today’s problems without losing sight of tomorrow. What does this mean for you? It means that we understand your challenges and opportunities. We’re efficient, proactive, and future-focused. And, you’ll never doubt our work.

Furthermore, our clients say our approach is honest yet respectful, that our solutions are innovative but actionable, and that we’re attentive and thorough. They know we’ll work shoulder to shoulder with them as a member of the team. In the words of our automotive consulting practice leader Daron Gifford, “Our clients appreciate our straightforward advice to help them make decisions; whether it’s good news or bad, we’re always candid because we know, in the long run, it’ll help them reach their goals.”

How can we help your business?

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