What was expected to be a year of recovery from the Covid-19 crisis turned out to be the year of semiconductor shortages and supply chain problems. At the end, the ongoing frictions in the markets have eradicated five years of growth for the global automotive supplier industry. And 2022 is also a challenging year for suppliers, according to a new study by Roland Berger and Lazard. In this first part of a threepart series, we detail the mounting pressures and financial health of the industry.