Zebra Technologies supports seamless communication between suppliers & automotive OEMs The supplier industry in Germany The automotive industry is by far the economic sector with the highest revenue in Germany. No other individual sector employs as many people as the automotive industry. Approximately one third of all employees in the automotive industry work for suppliers. Worldwide, the total turnover of the 100 largest automotive suppliers is approaching the 900 billion mark; however, growth is also noticeably slower. The factors influencing this are complex. Consulting firms assume that the financial situation of numerous suppliers must be better than satisfactory due to the economically successful years from 2010 to 2018. This gives them the scope to invest in research and development as well as in IT and infrastructure. Without these investments, the path into the future will be an enormous challenge. Analysts all over the world agree that it will be difficult for suppliers who have fully specialized in the manufacture of components or development services for all aspects of combustion engine technology to find a solution. Daniel Dombach, Director EMEA, Industry Solutions, and Alexander Honigmann, Sales Director Industry and Logistics, Germany, both from Zebra Technologies in an interview with RFID & Wireless IoT Global.