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Industry looks to cope with disruption from electrification as car makers move parts creation in-house

The European automotive supplier industry, for so long an engine of global innovation, is having to shed jobs and reshape its business to cope with disruption from electrification and the desire for car makers to make more parts in-house.

The most recent job cuts come from Germany’s Bosch and Continental, globally two of the biggest automotive suppliers. Bosch said it will cut 1500 positions by 2025 at two German sites, one of which makes high-pressure pumps and components for exhaust treatment. 

Meanwhile, Continental has announced thousands of job losses as it looks to make “significant” cost cuts totalling $400 million (£344m) annually in its automotive division, again by 2025.

Across the European automotive supplier industry, job losses have outnumbered jobs created over the quarter to the end of September, automotive supplier association Clepa said in a recent report.

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