We deliver growth strategies for automotive dealer networks based on the analysis of structured business performance reports that include key insights and in-depth analysis, conducted across multiple organizational levels.
Please see below on how ASE has worked with many of the worlds’ leading automotive manufacturers in improving their retail operations and profitability.
Are Your Dealer Support Budgets Reaching The Right Dealers
One of the world’s leading premium automotive brands wanted to ensure its bonus support scheme for its dealer network was being used effectively to improve performance and encourage best practice.
Introduction: ASE Automotive Solutions was asked to implement an audit programme, as the client understood its in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry and local experts would enable it to quickly scale-up a more robust, high quality evaluation compared to the competition.
Challenge: With over 100 individual dealers and dealer groups in its network this Premium automotive brand was unclear whether its bonus support scheme was being applied consistently across its dealer network.
ASE Approach: ASE Automotive Solutions undertook a robust audit of bonus support scheme, which included desk-based research analysing data collection and booking processes, combined with in-person visits to Network Development teams and dealers.
Mitigating Risk And Maximising The Value Of An Acquisition
A dealer group was looking to expand its network through the acquisition of another dealership, but wanted to understand the potential risks and liabilities if it proceeded with a share sale.
Introduction: It asked ASE Automotive Solutions to conduct a thorough analysis of the intended target business and provide on-going support throughout the sale process.
Challenge: In any M&A situation the acquiring company must be aware of any potential risks and exposure that could undermine the value of the acquisition.
ASE Approach: The comprehensive audit combining remote analysis with onsite investigations to complete a detailed Financial Due Diligence (FDD) project.
Protecting Your Business For Future As You Change Leadership
Ownership asked ASE to examine ways to facilitate and incentivise “new professional management”.
Introduction: Invited ASE to meet “all stakeholders” in order to draw up a new business model.
Challenge: It is critical important to devise a strategy to protect the existing net worth of a business from speculative and high-risk future business strategies.
ASE Approach: Established rapport and confidence with shareholders and professional management team.
Helping Dealers Navigate Difficult Tax Procedures
Dealership wanted to avoid being penalised for failure to follow due process when filling tax and VAT returns.
Introduction: Client was struggling to deal with complex legislation, so asked ASE to review its tax risks.
Challenge: This dealership had limited time and skills to carry out best practice at all times and was concerned about the consequences of the “visit by the taxman”.
ASE Approach: Investigate, Understand, Appraise and Upgrade existing procedures – listening, gaining information from somewhere.