This Report summarizes movements of Japanese suppliers in Europe over about one and a half year up to October 2011. Japanese parts suppliers have been operating their business in Europe as a part of their global strategies or by leveraging the alliance with major local parts suppliers. As for R&D centers, some of them expanded their existing centers, while some built new facilities. In Germany, five suppliers including Akebono Brake and Advics are expanding their local development structure.
(This report covers the trends for about 16 months up to October 2011).