Discussion in 'Peugeot, Citroën, DS (PSA)' started by T_690, Dec 18, 2019.
I can't get my computer to log into the webcast of the conference call just starting.
Is anyone planning to post a recorded version after the fact?
During today's Conference Call mister Tavaresh didn't mention any platform by name. It's suspicious I must say.
In addition to this he was very political and very obeyed to European politicians. For example about further CO2 reduction for 2030. On the another hand suppliers are all in for relaxed limits.
On the other hand Mike Manley was much more keen to give direct answers. For example platform sharing is not necessary. Engines, electric motors, batteries can be shared across different platforms. Sheer volume will bring cost savings.
I would say that between FCA and PSA it's still far from final arrangements. About future product development strategy.
In addition to this they've said that because of antitrust laws they can't go in joint development before it's cleared. So maybe another year of wait for start of joint development and product planning.
I must say that Elkann will not be satisfied with Tavaresh's behavior during Conference Calls if he stays on this course. Elkann could be in search for a new CEO.
It's Tavares and I wouldn't be speculating on his longevity at this point. I highly doubt these conference calls are going to be the tipping point.
Luca de Meo is currently a "hot stuff". I'm sure that many people would like to see him as the next CEO. And he is almost a full decade younger than Carlos.
By "many people" do you mean Renault who just offered him the CEO job?
Assuming he accepts the Renault position....Brother, has he got a tough job ahead of him!
Good Luck to him and the Boston Red Sox.
First thought..what was his relationship to Ghosen(meaning: any connection).
Glad to hear that. You may be right, my friend (on Elkann's tolerance). Could get interesting!
And his relationship was decidedly sour with Ghosn given the way he left Renault after refusing to apologize for saying he wanted to be CEO of an automaker.
Last two years as Renault Chief Operating Officer. Two years before that as Chairman of Nissan North America.
Left Renault because he openly said that he wants to be next CEO of Renault and Nissan. Half year later he became Peugeot SA CEO.
Now that FCA and PSA (barring some bizarre bend in the road) are preparing to "jump the broomstick" into the land of matrimony...Is anyone out there willing to speculate...play "matchmaker" if you will...to guess which entities (if any) may be next to "jump the broomstick"?
I'll speculate that the next one will come from smaller fish who may have to merge just to keep up with the rest. Take your pick, the climate is changing, no pun intended, and the smaller they are, the harder it will be to compete. If not, they won't survive.
It seems that FCA is spending big time for new engine production on both side of Atlantic. They've promised it to Unions on both sides. A lot of new GxE production capacity.
Bye bye to PSA gasoline engines? They will become surplus.
I hope they'll fit in PSA derived cars/CUVs, because most of the Fiat stuff will be history when the dust settles.
That's your opinion.
Ford did an alliance with VW but will it go more deeper?
I Feel Much More Hopeful About this Merger than the "Great Merger of Equals" Back in 1998 !