|COVID-19 Growth Impact Assessment For the Commercial Vehicle Industry|
|Stakeholders to Focus on Digitalization, Resource Optimization, and New Growth Segments to Overcome Slowdown|
COVID-19 has had a global impact, with governments resorting to national lockdowns and social distancing measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. The result is a large-scale drop in business confidence, consumer demand, and industrial production—leading to a global economic recession in 2020.
The coronavirus outbreak has also heavily impacted the commercial vehicle (CV) industry. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and parts suppliers have yet to return to full production capacity, except a few Asian countries that have come out of the pandemic. Most of the world has experienced shattered supply chains, financially drained small and medium-sized enterprises, and reduced vehicle sales in Q1 2020.