THE WEEK THAT WAS: Seminar time again
Highlight of the week for most j-a folk, except for shop-minder here, was our second Industry Intelligence Seminar held in Swindon, once famous as a railway town (huge locomotive works) but better known these days as the home of many of the Hondas sold in Europe.
Quite a bit of interesting news came out of the two sessions - the first at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham last month - we have now grouped it all together in one place.
Detroit automakers were both in the news this week - at home, Chrysler announced more spending and more welcome Michigan jobs while, in Germany, GM's chief assured workers at Opel's HQ the automaker does not plan a speedy cut-losses-and-flee solution to the current problems with the European unit.
Kia continues to hold its UK sales unit in high regard, naming MD Michael Cole as new COO for Europe. He takes up a role once held by current Kia UK chief Paul Philpott who returned to the UK operation in July this year as the first non-Korean president of any Kia subsidiary in Europe.
Toyota hit the headlines again with another huge global recall but it's worth considering a little perspective - from the 496,000 cars being recalled in Europe, only a dozen have been affected so far, with no accidents reported.
Have a nice weekend.
Graeme Roberts, Deputy Editor, just-auto.com
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