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Graeme Roberts

Graeme RobertsBiography

Graeme Roberts has been deputy and news editor of just-auto.com since 2000. Car-mad virtually from birth, he began writing features for a B2B fleet magazine in his native New Zealand in 1983 before becoming a reporter on a fortnightly motoring and motor sports tabloid and then motoring editor of the evening newspaper in his home town.

During his first stint in the UK in the late 1980s, Roberts worked briefly on the newsdesk at Autocar before becoming launch deputy editor of Diesel Car magazine. Back in New Zealand, he freelanced as a motoring and personal computing journalist and also worked as an account manager for a PR agency, specialising in computing and networking.

He returned to the UK in the mid-90s, initially as a part-time PR at the then Rover-run Heritage Motor Centre museum and conference centre in Warwickshire and, after a brief but enjoyable stint on news and consumer issues at Auto Express magazine and work at three PR agencies, where clients included Mercedes-Benz and construction equipment maker JCB, returned to journalism at a motoring news, road test and features agency before joining just-auto.

Columns by Graeme Roberts

The Week That Was

The Week That Was

Deputy/news editor Graeme Roberts' Friday wrap on the important automotive news from the week just ending.

Articles by Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Group and Sovac open multi-brand plant in Algeria

27 July 2017

Volkswagen and partner Sovac officially opened their multi-brand joint venture assembly plant (view location in just-auto's search engine QUBE in Relizane, 280km south west of Algiers).

VW H1 operating profit rises

27 July 2017

The Volkswagen Group boosted first half operating profit to EUR8.9bn (up from EUR7.5bn in H1 2016) while operating return on sales grew to 7.7% (7%) as sales rose 7.3% to EUR115.9bn.

Auto output drop and currency hit Gentherm Q2 results

27 July 2017

Gentherm, which specialises in thermal management technology, said second quarter adjusted EBITDA rose 11% year on year to US$35.1m.

Ingress Corp to list Thai auto parts subsidiary

27 July 2017

Thai component manufacturer Ingress Industrial Thailand plans to list its shares on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in August through an initial public offering (IPO), according to local reports.

New models such as the updated E-class helped boost Daimler sales last quarterDaimler breaks Q2 records again

26 July 2017

Daimler said it (again) broke records for unit sales and revenue in the second quarter of 2017 though net profit was flat.

Nissan Brazil started Kicks assembly earlier this yearNissan Brazil adds shift as Kicks demand rises

26 July 2017

Nissan Brazil has started a second shift at its Resende factory.

Australian lawsuit seeks refund for cars with Takata airbags

26 July 2017

A lawsuit has been filed in Australia against Toyota, Mazda and Honda, seeking refunds for cars fitted with Takata airbags, according to local reports.

Honda opens new R&D/test centre in Thailand

26 July 2017

Honda Motor began operating its new regional R&D and testing centre last week in the Rojana Industrial Park in Thailand’s PrachinBuri province.

Renault/Microsoft/Viseo trial digital car maintenance 'book'

26 July 2017

Renault and has developed a prototype for a digital car maintenance 'book', using Blockchain technology, in collaboration with Microsoft and Viseo.

BMW's new EV logoBMW Oxford plant to assemble electric Mini

25 July 2017

BMW has confirmed its Mini factory at Cowley, near Oxford in England, will assemble the electric Mini.

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