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The China Automotive Aftermarket: An Industry Update Q3 2021

This interview features Philippe Thegner, senior advisor at Automobility, and chairman of the AASA China Aftermarket Forum.

Advertisement’s latest Audio Interview “The China Automotive Aftermarket: An Industry Update – Q3 2021” features Philippe Thegner, senior advisor at the Strategic and Investment Advisory firm Automobility, and chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association’s China Aftermarket Forum, the main aftermarket supplier association in China since 2014, acting as Chairman since 2018.

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In the 29-minute Audio Interview, Thegner discusses these questions:

  • What is the status of the automotive aftermarket in China in and after Q3?
  • In our previous Interview discussion, you mentioned the growth of several companies invested in by high tech giants like Alibaba or Tencent. What is their status now and how are they influencing the market?
  • We see impressive EV sales from China.  How does that change or effect the aftermarket?
  • Many of our followers/listeners buy products from China.  How do you see the evolution of sourcing of aftermarket products from China post-Covid?

Thegner has been a senior advisor with Automobility since 2019 working on project related to new mobility and aftermarket. Also, he has been involved with the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association China Aftermarket Forum, the main aftermarket supplier association in China since 2014, acting as chairman since 2018.


Philippe has 20 years of experience in automotive with 14 years in Asia. Prior to joining Automobility, he has been supply chain consultant for several major Tier 1 in Europe, then since 2006, holding an executive position in Asia, in purchasing for Visteon and Federal-Mogul. In the past 10 years, Philippe has been involved specifically in the aftermarket as Asia sourcing director for Federal-Mogul, then managing director of the Aftermarket business in China for Federal-Mogul and Hella.

His background and connection give him a unique understanding of the aftermarket in this fast-growing region at operational and strategic level.

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