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Briefing: Supplier industry financial review

25 November 2014

Part 1 of this briefing reviews the recent financial results of a sample of major global auto suppliers; Part 2 highlights recent developments in industry structure, including M&A and IPO activity and corporate restructuring.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: All about BRICS

11 February 2011

Given the work that is put into such things, it was good to see many eyes on our report on the BRIC markets this week. We also launched a special new section on electric drive technology in our research portfolio.


COMMENT: Saab still going strong

1 October 2010

Just the fact Saab was able to hold its huge press conference yesterday evening (30 September) at the Paris show was extraordinary.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Ambition and profits

6 August 2010

News this week that Geely is adamant Volvo will retain its identity now the Chinese are in charge and Ford is shot of its Swedish patient. It remains to be seen if we now get Volvo badges on Geely products for Chinese sale but somehow I doubt they'll try that abroad.

Latest interviews


GKN all-wheel-drive technology update

7 October 2014

Interview with Rob Rickell, Senior Vice President Global Engineering, Principal Engineer, GKN plc. At the recent Paris Show, Calum MacRae caught up with him to discuss technology developments in the AWD market such as driveline disconnect and e-axles.


Autonomous car some way off

13 June 2008

Far-seeing individuals in the auto and components industry are already talking about the 'autonomous' vehicle but it's some way off yet, a senior safety and driveline components company executive has said.


Q&A with ZF

15 May 2008

Continuing just-auto's series of Q&As with automotive component manufacturers, Matthew Beecham talked with Martin Sattler, general manager of ZF Sachs’ electric drives business about the company’s integrated starter-alternator technology.

Latest news


AAM 2016 net profit rises after Q4 dip

13 February 2017

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings,(AAM) said net income in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $46.9m, or $0.59 per share versus $62.9m, or $0.81 per share, in Q4 2015.


just-auto Plus only American Axle appoints new vice president and CIO

4 January 2017

American Axle & Manufacturing, (AAM) on 3 January 2017 announced Donald E. Wright has been appointed vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Wright will continue to lead the development and execution of AAM's Information Technology strategy...


just-auto Plus only Ultran project partners develop ultra driveline

8 December 2016

Ultran has been a three-year research initiative led by Jaguar Land Rover in a consortium including Ricardo, Tata Steel, Lubrizol, GRM Consulting, American Axle & Manufacturing and the Universities of Southampton, Newcastle and Warwick – with the...


AAM records Q3 net income up 1% to US$61.7m

4 November 2016

AAM has posted third quarter net income up 1.3% to US$61.7m, reflecting the impact of a US$3.4m asset impairment charge and US$0.7m of acquisition related expenses.


AAM and MPG to merge

3 November 2016

American Axle & Manufacturing and Metaldyne Performance Group have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which AAM will acquire MPG for approximately US$1.6bn in cash and stock plus the assumption of $1.7bn in net debt.


China media to highlight new technology - Delphi

20 June 2016

Delphi says the media in China can play a crucial role in raising awareness of new technology issues such as automated driving and software hacking, with the latter issue especially proving contentious.


AAM records Q1 net income up 15% to US$61.1m

9 May 2016

AAM has unveiled first quarter net income up 15% to US$61.1m compared to US$53.2m million last year.


just-auto Plus only AAM Q1 2016 gross profit up 18%

9 May 2016

American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings, (AAM), on 6 May 2016, reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2016 and announced a share repurchase programme. First Quarter 2016 Results Sales of US$969.2m Non-GM sales of $323.2m Gross profit of...


just-auto Plus only AAM exhibits its new driveline solutions at 2016 Winter Test

24 March 2016

American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings (AAM), which is traded as AXL on the NYSE, today, 23 March 2016, announced the completion of its 2016 Winter Test activities. In a series of events that began in late January, the company's annual Winter Test is a...


just-auto Plus only AAM US announces expanded role of Philip Guys

9 March 2016

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings (AAM), which is traded as AXL on the NYSE, today, 8 March 2016 announced the expanded role of Philip R. Guys, adding the responsibility and title of Chief technology officer (CTO) to his current role of Vice...


China sales grow 8% in January despite stock drop

22 February 2016

New vehicle sales in China rose 7.7% year on year to 2.5m units in January, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


just-auto Plus only AAM US 2015 net sales up 5.6%

16 February 2016

American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings (AAM), which is traded as AXL on the NYSE, today, 12 February 2016, reported its financial results for the Q4 and full year 2015. Q4 2015 results: Q4 2015 sales of US$958.4m Non-GM sales of $323.5m Gross profit of...


just-auto Plus only US: AAM’s net sales up 2.2% to US$971.6m in Q3/2015

3 November 2015

AAM's net sales for the third quarter ended 30 September 2015 was up 2.2% to US$971.6m compared with $950.8m in the same period in 2014. Operating income was up 20.9% to $92.8m compared with $76.7m. Income before income taxes was up 46.2% to $75.3m compared...


just-auto Plus only US: AAM appoints Tolga Oal as president of North American operations

22 September 2015

American Axle & Manufacturing has announced that Tolga Oal has been appointed president - AAM North America (vice president - AAM corporate). In this role, Oal will lead AAM's regional business and manufacturing activities for North America. Oal joins AAM...


just-auto Plus only UK: Ricardo to display ultra-lightweight rear drive unit at LCV 2015

4 September 2015

As a part of its contribution to the Ultra-Lightweight Transmission and driveline research project (ULTRAN), Ricardo engineers have designed an innovative rear drive unit based on a range of technologies, which delivers a product 25% lighter than current...


just-auto Plus only US: AAM to supply axles and driveshafts for GM's next generation full size truck programme

3 August 2015

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has been selected as target supplier to provide axles and driveshafts for GM's next generation full size truck programme under GM's Strategic Sourcing Process (SSP). A key objective of the SSP is to involve critical...


just-auto Plus only US: AAM’s net sales up 6.03% to US$1bn in Q2/2015

3 August 2015

AAM's net sales for the second quarter ended 30 June 2015 was up 6.03% to US$1bn compared with $946.9m. Operating income was up 7.31% to $93.9m compared with $87.5m. Income before income taxes was up 12.6% to $71.5m compared with $63.5m. Net income was up...


just-auto Plus only US: AAM announces management changes

3 August 2015

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has announced the appointment of Michael Simonte to president and Christopher May to vice president and chief financial officer effective 1 August.  David Dauch will remain as chairman and chief executive officer....


just-auto Plus only US: AAM’s net sales up 12.8% to US$969.1m in Q1/2015

4 May 2015

AAM's net sales for the first quarter ended 31 March 2015 was up 12.8% to US$969.1m compared with $858.8m in the same period year ago. Operating income was up 30.1% to $84.3m compared with $64.8m. Income before income taxes was up 53.7% to $62.4m compared with...


AM posts Q4 sales up 13% to US$940m

24 February 2015

AAM has reported fourth quarter 2014 sales of US$939.5m, up around 13% on a year-over-year basis, while net income was US$13.2m.


just-auto Plus only CHINA: AAM appoints Donald Joseph as president - AAM Asia

7 January 2015

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) announced that Donald Joseph has been appointed as president - AAM Asia (vice president - AAM corporate). In this role, he will continue to lead AAM's regional business, engineering and manufacturing activity from AAM's...


just-auto Plus only US: AAM announces management changes

18 December 2014

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has announced the following new officer appointments: Nigel Francis has been appointed vice president, corporate planning. Francis joins AAM having recently served as a senior automotive adviser to the State of Michigan...


just-auto Plus only US: AAM announces management changes

18 November 2014

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has announced the following new officer appointments: Nigel Francis has been appointed vice president, corporate planning. Francis joins AAM having recently served as a senior automotive adviser to the State of Michigan...


just-auto Plus only US: AAM launches rebate promotion for 8.6" gear sets

5 November 2014

AAM has launched a new rebate promotion for its 8.6" gear sets. The promotion begins 1 November and ends 31 March 2015. Qualifying purchases made during that time period will be eligible for a US$20 Visa card. The promotion applies only to AAM 8.6" gear sets...


American Axle posts Q3 net income up 54% to US$47m

3 November 2014

American Axle has unveiled third quarter net income up 54% to US$48.6m, while sales grew 16% to US$951m.


just-auto Plus only US: AAM’s net sales up 15.8% to US$950.8m in Q3/2014

3 November 2014

AAM's net sales for the third quarter ended 30 September 2014 were up 15.8% to US$950.8m compared with $820.8m in the same period a year ago. Operating income was up 26.1% to $85.1m compared with $67.5m. Income before income taxes was up 58.9% to $59.9m...


just-auto Plus only US: AAM’s Detroit campus to boast of advanced technology centre

5 August 2014

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) plans to set up an advanced technology centre on its Detroit campus, The Detroit News said. The construction of the new centre, worth US$15m to $20m, is expected to begin in fall, and complete in two to three years. The...


AAM doubles Q2 net income to US$52.2m

5 August 2014

American Axle & Manufacturing has posted second quarter net income of US$52.2m, more than double the previous figure of US25.8m last year.


just-auto Plus only US: AAM’s net sales up 18.4% to US$946.9m in Q2/2014

4 August 2014

AAM's net sales for the second quarter ended 30 June 2014 were up 18.4% to US$946.9m compared with $799.6m in the same period a year ago. Operating income was up 41.8% to $87.5m compared with $61.7m. Income before income taxes was increased to $63.5m compared...


just-auto Plus only US: AAM net sales up 13.7% to US$858.8m in Q1/2014

5 May 2014

AAM net sales for the first quarter ended 31 March 2014 were up 13.7% to US$858.8m compared with $755.6m in the same period year ago. Operating income of the company was up 45% to $64.8m compared with $44.7m in 2013. Income before income taxes increased to...

American Axle & Manufacturing news

AAM 2016 net profit rises after Q4 dip

13 February 2017

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings,(AAM) said net income in the fourth quarter of 2016 wa...


just-auto Plus only American Axle appoints new vice president and CIO

4 January 2017

American Axle & Manufacturing, (AAM) on 3 January 2017 announced Donald E. Wright has been ap...


just-auto Plus only Ultran project partners develop ultra driveline

8 December 2016

Ultran has been a three-year research initiative led by Jaguar Land Rover in a consortium includi...


AAM records Q3 net income up 1% to US$61.7m

4 November 2016

AAM has posted third quarter net income up 1.3% to US$61.7m, reflecting the impact of a US$3.4m a...


AAM and MPG to merge

3 November 2016

American Axle & Manufacturing and Metaldyne Performance Group have entered into a definitive...


China media to highlight new technology - Delphi

20 June 2016

Delphi says the media in China can play a crucial role in raising awareness of new technology iss...



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