PARIS – In 2005, as China and India experienced rapid growth as low-cost players in the global economy, the French government could see the writing on the wall. To compete with these emerging economic superpowers, French companies would need to step up their game. The government announced a plan to spend €1.5 billion ($2.2 billion) over three years to form “clusters” of high-tech expertise that would allow French companies to collaborate with each other and university researchers so ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"French Auto Industry Embraces ‘Competitiveness Clusters’" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.