Vertical integration on the rise

Weber, Rick
March 2007
Trailer / Body Builders;Mar2007, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p44
Trade Publication
The article discusses the rise of vertical integration in the commercial vehicle market, particularly the truck market. According to George Taylor, general manager of the truck engine division and power systems marketing division for Caterpillar Inc., vertical integration means that original equipment manufacturers (OEM) truck manufacturers will determine which components are available on the truck. Taylor defined harmonization as the process of merging all the truck standards and regulations.


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