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Company report, featuring a PESTLE, Porters Five Forces, 5C, MOST, CATWOE and SWOT analysis


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Company Description

Aptiv is a global technology company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, founded in 1994. The company supplies advanced technology solutions for the automotive and mobility industries, including autonomous driving, active safety, and user experience. Aptiv's products and services are used to power vehicles and services that span across the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.

Industry Overview

Aptiv is a global technology company that operates in the automotive industry. The automotive industry is a global market valued at $3.7 trillion USD and employs over 6 million people across the world. This industry is incredibly diverse, with employees based in a variety of countries, including the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Aptiv works to develop and manufacture technology solutions for the automotive industry, helping to drive the industry forward.

Industry Classification

In terms of formal classification, Platform Executive has tagged Aptiv as a business operating within the Automotive Parts industry.

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Intellectual Property

Some of the Patents granted to, or relevant to the organisation include the following:

Patent Title: Method and apparatus for providing a system-level controller configuration
Patent ID: 10,906,937
Date: 2020-08-04.

Patent Title: Method for improving safety of a vehicle-side controller
Patent ID: 10,906,936
Date: 2020-08-04.

Patent Title: Method and apparatus for controlling a vehicle-side controller
Patent ID: 10,906,935
Date: 2020-08-04.

Patent Title: Method for calculating an output of a vehicle-side controller
Patent ID: 10,906,934
Date: 2020-08-04.

Patent Title: System and method for monitoring and controlling a vehicle
Patent ID: 10,906,933
Date: 2020-08-04.

Patent Title: Method and apparatus for configuring a vehicle-side controller
Patent ID: 10,906,932
Date: 2020-08-04.

Patent Title: Method and apparatus for controlling a vehicle system
Patent ID: 10,906,931
Date: 2020-08-04.

Patent Title: Method and apparatus for managing vehicle data
Patent ID: 10,906,930
Date: 2020-08-04.

Patent Title: Method and apparatus for managing vehicle data
Patent ID: 10,906,929
Date: 2020-08-04.

Patent Title: Method and apparatus for providing a system-level controller configuration
Patent ID: 10,906,928
Date: 2020-08-04.

Major Products & Services

The main products and/or services commercialised by this business include the following:

  • Autonomous Driving Solutions
  • Software and Electronics Solutions
  • Connected Services
  • Advanced Safety Technologies
  • Cybersecurity Solutions
  • Automotive Connected Services
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Vehicle Integration Solutions
  • Vehicle Networking Solutions
  • Automotive Lighting Solutions

Key Competitors

We have identified the following organisations as being key competitors:

  • Delphi Technologies
  • Magna International
  • Visteon Corporation
  • Continental AG
  • BorgWarner Inc
  • Denso Corporation
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Lear Corporation
  • Bosch Automotive Electronics
  • Hyundai Mobis Co Ltd
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Key Stakeholders

Stakeholders are individuals or groups who have an interest in a business and/or are affected by its actions.

These stakeholders can have different requirements and expectations from the business, which must be taken into account when making decisions.

By understanding their stakeholders’ requirements, a business can make informed decisions that benefit all involved.

Below is the list of internal and external stakeholders we have identified for this business:

1. Customers: Emergent Biosolutions Inc. serves a variety of customers, including governments and health organisations around the world, as well as private sector companies.

2. Suppliers: Emergent Biosolutions Inc. sources raw materials and other necessary components from suppliers, who are key stakeholders in the success of the company.

3. Employees: Employees are crucial to the success of Emergent Biosolutions Inc. and are key stakeholders in the company's operations.

4. Investors: Investors provide capital for the company and are key stakeholders in Emergent Biosolutions Inc.

5. Regulatory Bodies: Regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other government agencies play an important role in the success of Emergent Biosolutions Inc. by setting and enforcing industry regulations.

Value Proposition

A value proposition explains the unique value and/or benefits that an organisation provides to its customers, partners, stakeholders and the overall market. It outlines what makes a company like Aptiv different from its competitors, along with what it can offer that key competitors cannot.

A corporate value proposition can be used with the competitive advantages section of this report in order to better understand Aptiv and its position within the marketplace.

Aptiv provides an innovative platform that helps businesses improve their mobility and work experience.

Competitive Advantages

Competitive advantages are unique attributes, strategies, resources, or capabilities that allow an organisation to outperform its competitors and achieve superior market position and profitability.

Competitive advantages for the business include the following:

Global Presence: Aptiv has a strong global presence with more than 140 manufacturing and technical facilities in 45 countries around the world. This allows the company to leverage its global capabilities and resources to provide customers with innovative solutions.

Comprehensive Solutions: Aptiv offers complete solutions for automotive and commercial vehicle customers. This includes a wide range of products and services, from connectivity and electronics to safety and advanced driver assistance systems.

Innovation: Aptiv is committed to innovation and invests heavily in research and development to stay ahead of the competition. Its development and engineering centers around the world are focused on developing the latest technologies and products for customers.

Quality: Aptiv is committed to providing the highest quality products and services to its customers. Its quality management system is certified to ISO 9001, and it also holds certifications from automotive industry organisations such as the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).

Customer Service: Aptiv's global presence, comprehensive solutions, and commitment to quality enable it to provide excellent customer service. Its customer service teams are available 24/7, and the company is constantly looking for ways to improve its customer experience.

Customers & Cohorts

As part of this competitive intelligence study, we have identified the main customers of the organisation.

These include the following cohorts:

  • Automotive OEMs
  • Automotive suppliers
  • Mobility service providers
  • Automotive aftermarket
  • Fleet operators and commercial vehicle owners
  • Governments and local authorities
  • Technology companies
  • Insurers
  • Industrial automation companies
  • Autonomous vehicle innovators

Market Trends

Market trends can impact an organisation by influencing consumer behavior, altering supply and demand dynamics, and affecting the organisation's ability to remain competitive in the market.

As part of this study, we have identified a number of potential short-term to medium-term trends that could impact the organisation. These include the following:

Key Market Trends
Increasing Demand for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: As more cities become more congested and traffic fatalities remain stubbornly high, demand for autonomous and connected vehicles is expected to increase dramatically over the coming years. Aptiv, as a leading supplier of automotive components, will be at the forefront of this trend and will need to ensure that it continues to develop and produce cutting-edge solutions to meet the increased demand.

Growing Demand for Lightweight Materials: Lightweight materials are increasingly in demand for automotive applications, as they can improve vehicle performance and reduce emissions. Aptiv must be ready to respond to this demand, as well as ensure that its solutions are robust and cost-effective.

Growing Consumer Preference for Electric Vehicles: As the cost of electric vehicles continues to drop, consumers are increasingly turning to them as their preferred mode of transportation. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years, and Aptiv must be ready to provide the components and technology that will enable these vehicles to succeed in the marketplace.

Increasing Consumer Expectations for Automotive Technology: Consumers increasingly expect their vehicles to be equipped with the latest technology, from infotainment systems to advanced driver-assistance systems. Aptiv must be prepared to meet these expectations, as well as develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of the ever-evolving automotive market.

Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators

Below is a list of KPI's that we have identified as being strategically relevant to this organisation:

Financials (BETA)

The key financials for Aptiv include income statements, which can be found in their annual reports. These financial statements provide information on the organisation's financial performance and health, including revenue, expenses, and profits. This information, along with other indicators are used by investors, analysts and other stakeholders to evaluate the company's performance and future prospects.

Where a financial does not match, we have included those of the parent company (if a listed entity). If the financials are missing please contact us and we will prioritise the update.

Key Financials

Key Personnel

Income Statement

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Top-level corporate stats and financial highlights for the listed entity, include:

Share Performance

Below is the current (EOD) share performance for the company, or its listed parent:

Potential Products/Services

As part of this study we have attempted to prognosticate potential products and/or services this organisation could develop in the short to medium-term.

Automated vehicle technology services: Aptiv could create services for customers to use automated vehicles for different purposes such as ride-sharing, delivery, or freight services.

Autonomous driving software: Aptiv could develop software that would allow users to control the vehicle autonomously, such as lane change, parking, and navigation.

Connected vehicle services: Aptiv could create services that would allow owners to connect their vehicles to the internet, such as remote diagnostics, remote access, and remote control.

Connected transportation services: Aptiv could develop connected transportation services that would enable users to book, compare, and pay for rides.

Vehicle safety and security services: Aptiv could create services that would be able to detect and alert drivers to potential safety and security risks, such as vehicle theft, collision avoidance, and automated emergency response.

Data analytics services: Aptiv could develop data analytics services that would help customers understand their driving habits, optimize routes, and predict traffic congestion.

Vehicle finance and insurance services: Aptiv could create services that allow customers to access financing and insurance products for their vehicles.

Vehicle maintenance services: Aptiv could develop services that would enable customers to schedule and manage vehicle maintenance, such as oil changes, tire rotations, and brake repairs.

Potential Synergies

Using our product and portfolio-matching algorithm, we have determined that the following organisations have potential synergies with the company:

1. Automotive OEMs
2. Automotive Suppliers
3. Tier 1 Automotive Component Manufacturers
4. Automotive Technology Companies
5. Automotive Connectivity Service Providers
6. Automotive Aftermarket Companies
7. Automotive Data Analytics Companies
8. Automotive Safety and Security Companies
9. Autonomous Vehicle Companies
10. Automotive Mobility Companies

Porter's Five Forces

Created by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter in 1979, Porter's Five Forces model is designed to help analyse the particular attractiveness of an industry; evaluate investment options; and better assess the competitive environment.

The five forces are as follows:

  • Competitive rivalry
  • Supplier power
  • Buyer power
  • Threat of substitution
  • Threat of new entries
Aptiv's Porter's 5 forces are as follows:

1. Supplier Power: Aptiv has strong supplier power, as it has a large number of suppliers to choose from.

2. Buyer Power: Aptiv has strong buyer power, as it has a large number of buyers to choose from.

3. Competitive Rivalry: Aptiv has strong competitive rivalry, as it has a large number of competitors to choose from.

4. Threat of Substitutes: Aptiv has a MODERATE threat of substitutes, as there are a limited number of substitutes available.

5. Threat of New Entrants: Aptiv has a MODERATE threat of new entrants, as there are a limited number of new entrants.

PESTLE Analysis

This PESTLE analysis is a strategic planning tool that assesses key external factors affecting the organisation, including the following:

  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technological
  • Legal
  • Environmental

Each of these factors is analysed to determine their impact on the organisations strategy, objectives, and operations.

By utilising a PESTLE analysis, the organisation can make better decisions and develop strategies to address potential risks and opportunities.

PESTLE Analysis

CATWOE Analysis


The CATWOE analysis is used to investigate each stakeholders perspectives in order to enable the business to make informed decisions.

The CATWOE analysis is a problem-solving tool consisting of six elements:

  • Customers
  • Actors
  • Transformation process
  • World view
  • Owners
  • Environmental constraints

We view the CATWOE as being most useful when used in conjunction with other problem-solving tools such as a SWOT analysis.

Customers: Aptiv’s customers range from automotive manufacturers, to suppliers, to technology partners. They are seeking an integrated, end-to-end solution for their connected and autonomous vehicles, from platform and software to hardware and services.

Actors: Aptiv’s actors include their employees, stakeholders, and customers. The employees are responsible for developing and delivering the solutions Aptiv offers, while the stakeholders are those that are invested in the success of the company.

Transformation process: Aptiv’s transformation process involves the development of integrated solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles. This process is broken down into two parts: developing the platform and software, and developing the hardware and services. These solutions are then tested and validated using their automated test facilities and simulation environments, before being deployed in production.

World view: Aptiv’s world view is that they are the leading provider of integrated solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles. They strive to create a world where they can make the roads safer, reduce traffic congestion, and improve the overall driving experience.

Owners: Aptiv is owned by a variety of investors, including institutional investors, private investors, and company managers. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Environmental constraints: Aptiv must comply with all local, state, and federal regulations for the transportation industry, as well as international regulations. They must also ensure that the products they develop are compatible with existing vehicles and infrastructure, as well as any new vehicles and technologies that may be developed in the future. Additionally, Aptiv must remain competitive in the market by keeping prices low and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies.

SWOT Analysis

This SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool used to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Aptiv business.

When creating this SWOT the team at Platform Executive have taken into consideration the corporate strategy; brand; key financials; the competitive landscape; along with the products and/or services offered.

To offer increased context for future innovation and product development we also consider the historical context for the business and industry; and perceived direction of travel.

Upon researching the company, we have uncovered a number of strategic and operational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

SWOT Analysis


Below is a list of the strengths we have identified for the business:

1. Aptiv has a strong portfolio of products and services that are well-positioned to address the needs of the evolving mobility ecosystem.

2. Aptiv has a deep understanding of the technologies and trends that are shaping the future of mobility and is investing heavily in R&D to bring innovative solutions to market.

3. Aptiv has a strong track record of execution and is well-positioned to capitalise on the growing demand for mobility solutions.

4. Aptiv has a diversified business model that provides exposure to a variety of growth markets and enables the company to mitigate risks associated with any one particular market or technology.


Below is a list of opportunities we have identified for the business:

1. Increase efficiency: Aptiv can look to increase efficiency across all areas of the business, from manufacturing processes to customer service. This can be done by streamlining operations and introducing automation and technology.

2. Reduce costs: Aptiv can review their cost structure and look for areas to reduce cost. This can be done by negotiating better supplier contracts, outsourcing certain processes and reducing inventory and logistics costs.

3. Diversify product portfolio: Aptiv can look to diversify their product portfolio to better serve customer needs and have more offerings to capture a larger market share.

4. Increase sales: Aptiv can look to increase sales by expanding their distribution network and improving marketing and promotional efforts. They can also look to capitalise on new sales channels such as e-commerce. Additionally, they can look to introduce new products and services that meet customer needs.


Below is a list of the weaknesses we have identified for the business:

1. Lack of focus on key areas: Aptivaa has a number of different areas that it covers, from enterprise software to digital marketing. However, it does not have a clear focus on any one area, which means that it is not able to compete effectively in any one market.

2. Lack of a clear value proposition: Aptivaa does not have a clear value proposition for its products and services. This makes it difficult for potential customers to understand what the company offers and why they should choose Aptivaa over its competitors.

3. Lack of brand awareness: Aptivaa is a relatively new company and as such, it has very little brand awareness. This makes it difficult for potential customers to find out about the company and its products and services.

4. Limited resources: Aptivaa is a small company with limited resources. This means that it is not able to invest in marketing or research and development as much as its larger competitors.


Below is a list of the threats we have identified for the business:

1. Increasing competition from low-cost manufacturers: Aptiv is facing increasing competition from low-cost manufacturers in emerging markets, such as China and India, who can produce affordable and high-quality parts and components for the automotive industry. This could significantly reduce Aptiv's market share.

2. Technological disruptions: Aptiv needs to remain up-to-date with the latest technologies in order to stay competitive. There is an ongoing risk that the company could be disrupted by emerging technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, which could reduce the company's profitability.

3. Supply chain disruptions: Aptiv relies on a complex global supply chain to produce its products. Any disruptions to this supply chain, such as natural disasters or political unrest, could have a significant impact on Aptiv's operations and profitability.

4. Regulatory changes: Aptiv is subject to a number of regulations, such as environmental and safety regulations. Changes in these regulations, such as more stringent emissions standards, could significantly increase Aptiv's costs and reduce its profitability.

5C Analysis

The 5C Analysis is a marketing framework that can be used to provide insight into the key drivers of success, as well as the risk exposure to various environmental factors.
This (concise) 5C analysis examines the external and internal environment for Aptiv. It includes analysing the company's customers, competitors, collaborators, context, and capabilities. We have produced this short analysis to identify potential opportunities and threats to Aptiv, as well as areas where the company needs to improve its operations or strategy.
Company: Aptiv is a global technology company that provides solutions to the transportation industry to enable the future of mobility. They develop and manufacture vehicle components, software, and electrical systems which are used in the manufacture of vehicles, allowing them to create the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Collaborators: Aptiv works with a variety of collaborative partners, including automotive manufacturers and suppliers, technology companies, software developers, and research institutions. These partners help them develop and deliver the latest in connected and autonomous technology.

Customers: Aptiv’s customers are automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, fleet operators, and the general public. They offer solutions for driver safety, comfort and convenience, infotainment, and autonomous driving.

Competitors: Other companies in the connected and autonomous vehicle technology space include Google, Apple, Bosch, Continental, and Denso.

Content: Aptiv’s content includes research and development data, white papers, press releases, and blog posts. They also have a YouTube channel and social media accounts, which they use to share news, insights, and updates.
5C Analysis

MOST Analysis

MOST Analysis

The MOST analysis framework is commonly used to identify an organisation's strategic goals, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan to achieve its objectives. This analysis helps organisations to focus on what they want to achieve and how to achieve it, while also identifying potential roadblocks or obstacles that may arise along the way.

  • Mission
  • Objectives
  • Strategy
  • Tactics

We have created this analysis from a 3rd person perspective.

Innovation Scorecard

As part of our research and analysis activity, the team at Platform Executive assesses and then benchmarks businesses and the industry verticals in which they operate using a proprietary scoring mechanism.

First, we allocate a score of A-E for the industry vertical, gauged on the key organisations operating within the space; and then score the individual business using a 1-5 score.

A score of D-E within an industry means that it is potentially ripe to be disrupted by a new entrant into the marketplace; and/or vulnerable to technological change.

Likewise, a high score of 4-5 for the company in question indicates that in the view of the analysis team it lags behind notable businesses in terms of innovation and product pipeline.

Innovation Scorecard

Below is a guide to each score:

Industry score:

A The industry is amongst the most innovative; with the leading players all driving the sector forward.
Example industry: PaaS
B The industry and its leading players have a good track record of innovation; and can quickly react to change.
Example industry: Pharmaceutical
C Companies operating within the sector have adequate levels of innovation; and engage in R&D activities when appropriate.
Example industry: FMCG
DBusinesses operating in the industry do not invest enough time and resource into innovation. The sector is stagnant and a good candidate for disruption.
Example industry: Retail Banking
E The major players in the sector seem to lack suitable product development roadmaps; and as a result the sector is highly vulnerable to industry change.
Example industry: Publishing


Company score:

1 The business is amongst the leading players in terms innovation and product pipeline. This will fulfil and reinforce the operations of the business in the medium to long-term.
2 The business has a good track record of innovation, in terms of its products and/or its business model. It is therefore more likely to be able to react and adapt to any changes to the industry.
3 The business is deemed to have an adequate innovation plan, build on research and development and sustainability where appropriate. The business has a product development strategy.
4The business needs to invest more resource and/or intellectual capital in product development, pipelines and/or its business model. The business is at risk of stagnation.
5 The business seems to lack a suitable product development roadmap; and as a result is vulnerable to any notable industry change and/or new entrants in the marketplace.
The team at Platform Executive has judged Aptiv as having an innovation score of C2.


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v1.1: Initial load of report
Date: 1st March 2023

Key Financials added (BETA)
Date: 17th March 2023

Next scheduled update: 6th June 2023

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