For the Netherlands, growth in this motor segment is more likely to come
from these companies increasing their turnover than from new
companies entering the market as tier-1 suppliers, particularly
because of the trend among car makers to concentrate on doing
more business with fewer suppliers.
At the same time, however,
that trend will create more opportunities for Dutch tier-2 and tier-3
suppliers to profit from the growth in the German auto sector. For
companies in the field of materials development, one of the trends to
keep an eye on is the growing use of plastics in car production.