Commercial vehicles

Commercial vehicles

A comprehensive and global commercial vehicle development service

Commercial vehicles are a key part of the modern transportation mix and pose unique challenges for vehicle, engine, transmission, and powertrain engineering, as well as in the operational optimization of the logistics industry. With access to a dedicated team of commercial vehicle specialists and deep technical knowledge and experience of the sector, Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC) is a strong partner that is ideally placed to assist commercial vehicle customers.

Key benefits of the RSC service

  • A global team of experts who understand commercial vehicles and are familiar with the demanding needs of manufacturers and operators
  • World-renowned expertise in powertrain and vehicle engineering
  • A flexible and collaborative approach providing tailored strategic and engineering support
  • Experience in working with leading technology companies looking to bring disruptive technologies to market in the mobility industry

Key RSC services

Business strategy

  • Corporate strategy development

  • Market and technology studies

  • Strategy Development

  • Business planning

  • Mergers & acquisition support

  • Post-merger integration

  • Change management

  • Business turnaround

Sales, Marketing & Distribution

  • Product and brand positioning

  • Market segmentation

  • Margin models

  • Distribution strategy and processes

  • Network optimization

  • Pricing strategies

  • Retail management

  • Market launch

Product Development

  • Product and technology strategy

  • Design cost reduction

  • Complexity reduction

  • Process reengineering

  • PD organization redesign

  • Supplier management

  • Site and facility strategy

  • Critical programme management support


  • Global sourcing

  • Volume bundling

  • Negotiation target setting

  • Purchasing process reengineering

  • Purchasing organization redesign

  • Supplier development

  • Value chain restructuring

  • E-procurement

Manufacturing / Process Improvement

  • Plant network strategy

  • Site selection

  • Factory of the future

  • Plant optimization

  • Asset management

  • Launch support

  • SCM / Order-to-delivery strategy

  • Logistics improvement

  • Quality and warranty management

  • Integrated cost reduction


  • Parts and accessories revenue optimization

  • Design of lease, repair, and maintenance schemes

  • Design cost reduction

  • Warranty improvement

  • Complexity reduction