Success of the government’s strategy against the threat of the crisis
“The emergency was first to absorb the shock of production associated with massive clearance sale of vehicles in the first half of 2009,” said Christian Estrosi to players in the automotive industry. The scrappage scheme, combined with bonus-malus system, has been particularly effective in boosting the sector’s sales in 2009.
In addition, 6 billion lent to the two major French manufacturers have enabled them to continue to invest in the sector of clean vehicles. Finally, reducing the time of payment and credit guarantee mechanism Oseo have relieved subcontractors threatened by a cash crisis.
After the emergency, the challenges of the future of the automotive
The Government is now turning to preparations for the future of the industry. It has already established a Modernisation Fund of Automotive with 600 million euros.
A budget of 250 million euros of soft loans has been established to support projects of industrialization vehicles decarbonation. And a future investment of 750 million euros will be devoted to the development of future vehicles. In this regard, the Minister announced that a committee will meet by the summer to determine the investment fund as a priority.
The mission platform is now directed toward improving relations between suppliers, equipment suppliers and manufacturers. Christian Estrosi has cited the development of a code of best practices between industry players.
Promoting the “Produce in France”
Finally, the Minister also announced that he wanted to make “Produce in France” a structuring element in the industrial sector car. This is a hand to meet the expectations of the French, who want to know the origin of French consumer products But also to enhance the know-how to encourage French and foreign brands to enter the territory.
He announced the creation of a working group to consider how implementation of this label, on the basis of the report has provided Yves Jego, Thursday, May 6, about the creation of the label “Made in France.