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Supplier industry M&A and IPO briefing

28 November 2014

This month's managament briefing reviews the financial position of the global supplier automotive supplier industry. Part 2 highlights recent developments in industry structure, including M&A and IPO activity and corporate restructuring.


ANALYSIS: Qoros of approval

20 February 2013

Is the world’s newest car brand a Chinese export, or a global brand that just happens to build its cars in China? Mark Bursa reports on the first steps of Qoros.


OE supplier branding – a growth opportunity?

1 March 2004

The practice of brand development is now extending into the OE supplier industry. But building a global brand can be very expensive and B2B industries often have little or no experience in this area. So exactly what opportunities are there from OE supplier branding, what measures need to be taken to build that brand, and what is current best practice in the global supplier industry? Susan Brown investigates


The complex world of chassis and suspensions

21 October 2002

The automotive suspension and chassis industry is highly complex, with different designs used and manufacturing arrangements in place around the world. There is a multitude of political labour issues affecting the industry, as well as the constant battle between the steel and aluminium lobbies to use one material or the other. Companies are also frequently refocusing on 'core competencies', resulting in a great deal of change for the industry.

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QUBE extracts (exhausts)

26 March 2012

QUBE is just-auto's online research platform, providing constantly updated insight and analysis on the global automotive manufacturing industry across over 40 sectors and 200 companies. In this month's just-auto management briefing we republish extracts from QUBE. This interview is part of QUBE's Exhaust Systems Intelligence Service

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Benteler opens new engineering office in Coventry

14 June 2017

German supplier Benteler Automotive has hosted an opening reception for its new sales and engineering office location in Coventry, England.


Benteler launches its Electric Drive System

21 April 2017

Benteler Automotive is celebrating the world premiere of its Electric Drive System at the Shanghai Show.


just-auto Plus only Benteler 2016 revenue down 0.6% at EUR48m

29 March 2017

In the 2016 financial year the Benteler-Group again enjoyed stable development and achieved a positive result. Earnings from operating activities after non-recurring effects (EBIT) increased to EUR191.2m (US$206.6m) (2015: EUR136.2m). Contributing to this rise...


Suppliers partner for Volvo composite springs

14 March 2017

After using composite transverse leaf springs first in the XC90, Geely's Volvo Cars is using them on the S90 and V90 models. They're produced by Benteler-SGL using high-speed resin transfer moulding (RTM) and Henkel's Loctite MAX 2 two-component polyurethane composite matrix resin.


just-auto Plus only Benteler announces key management changes

23 December 2016

As previously announced, Hubertus Benteler is transferring from the Executive Board to the Supervisory Board of Benteler International AG as of 1 April 2017. Also effective 1 April, Ralf Göttel will be appointed CEO of the international technology...


just-auto Plus only Benteler H1 2016 EBIT rises 15.5%

26 September 2016

The Benteler-Group enjoyed ongoing stable development in the first six months of the fiscal year 2016. Sales were slightly down year on year at EUR3,792m (US$4260m) (2015: EUR3,930m, but were on a par with the previous year once adjusted for exchange rate...


Benteler begins production at its plant in Poland

7 September 2016

Benteler Automotive's new plant in Wrzesnia near Poznan, Poland, will produce front-end and chassis modules from individual components for the next generation Volkswagen Crafter.


just-auto Plus only Benteler building its fifth automotive plant in Czech Republic

18 July 2016

The Czech Republic is an important Eastern European production location for Benteler Automotive. To keep pace with future growth, Benteler is investing in a new components plant in the Czech Republic. Its fifth plant will go into operation at the end of 2017...


Opening ceremony for Benteler Shenyang plant

20 June 2016

Benteler Automotive has hosted an opening ceremony for its new production plant, located in Shenyang, China.


just-auto Plus only Benteler Automotive starts operations at Shenyang facility

13 June 2016

On 3 June 2016, Benteler Automotive hosted an opening ceremony for its new production plant, located in Shenyang. Shenyang plant started operations this year as the 10th plant in region Asia Pacific. This investment will support the further growth of...


just-auto Plus only AUSTRIA/SWEDEN: Benteler-SGL aims to produce composite leaf springs for new Volvo XC90

12 December 2014

Already a permanent feature of automotive engineering, lightweight construction methods continue to steadily gain in importance. Due to automation and cycle time issues, however, manufacturing composite components under mass-production conditions is a major...


GBP5.4m fund to boost UK OEM parts sales

20 October 2014

Funding of GBP5.4m awarded today (20 October) by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will help six local automotive suppliers win new business and close the skills gap.


just-auto Plus only AUSTRIA: Benteler appoints Dr. Peter Laier as COO

16 September 2014

The supervisory board of Benteler International has appointed Dr. Peter Laier to the executive board effective 1 October. In the newly created position as chief operating officer (COO), Laier will take over the managerial responsibilities from CEO of the...


just-auto Plus only US: Benteler Automotive to close facility in Opelika, Alabama

5 June 2013

Benteler Automotive plans to shut down its manufacturing operations at 4401 North Park Drive, Opelika, in Alabama. The move is likely to result in 121 job cuts. Benteler NAO executive vice president Otto Buschsieweke told WSFA, "We have been studying our...


just-auto Plus only CHINA/GERMANY/AUSTRIA: Benteler Automotive opens new production plant in China, relocates Asia Pacific HQ

6 May 2013

In the middle of April, Benteler Automotive hosted a grand opening ceremony for its new production plant and Asia Pacific headquarter, located in Jiading (Shanghai), in the presence of the chairman of the executive board of Benteler International, Hubertus...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY/HUNGARY: Benteler opens new warehouse in Budapest

9 April 2013

Benteler Distribution Hungary hosted a grand opening ceremony of its new warehouse in Budapest, Hungary, on 9 April. One hundred and thirty customers, suppliers, representatives and employees were invited to the site dedication. The new site includes a...


GENEVA PREVIEW: Qoros to show production car

15 February 2013

Qoros, the new China-based luxury car brand involving Chery, is to show its first series production car at the Geneva Motor Show.


Benteler-SGL opens factory in Austria

23 October 2012

Benteler-SGL, a joint venture of Benteler Automobiltechnik and SGL Group has offically opened a new factory in Ort im Innkreis, Austria. Composite components for vehicle bodies will made at the EUR36m (US$47m) 45,000 sq m site from mid 2013.


just-auto Plus only US: Remy International concludes project with Benteler to develop progressive concept HD hybrid truck for MAN

28 August 2012

Remy International announced today (27 August) the completion of a project with Benteler Engineering to develop a progressive concept heavy-duty hybrid truck for MAN. The vehicle, called the Metropolis, will use Remy's HVH410 electric traction motor and...


just-auto Plus only AUSTRIA: Benteler posts consolidated after tax profit of US$124.3m in FY/2011

16 May 2012

Benteler reported that its profit after tax for fiscal year of 2011 amounted to EUR97m (US$124.3m), following a profit of EUR79.9m the year before. The company's automotive division generated revenue of EUR5.53bn, up 15%, in 2011. The Benteler Group invested...


just-auto Plus only AUSTRIA: Benteler-SGL opens new plant in Ort im Innkreis

10 May 2012

Benteler-SGL, a joint venture between Benteler Automobiltechnik and the SGL Group, has set up a new plant in Ort im Innkreis in Upper Austria. A production centre for the manufacture of automotive components made of fiber reinforced composites is being built...


just-auto Plus only SOUTH AFRICA: GM implements new packaging solution to increase efficiency

29 February 2012

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has embarked on new packaging solutions in an effort to increase efficiency and minimise the impact on the environment. The company has started implementing innovative packaging solutions, called GoodPacks, at its exports...


just-auto Plus only US: Benteler may build steel tubing plant in Georgia

8 February 2012

Benteler Group is looking to build its first steel tubing plant at Pooler site in Georgia, reports Steel Guru. Benteler spokeswoman, Gudrun Girnus, said, "Yes, the Benteler Group is looking for opportunities to internationalise its steel tube business by...


just-auto Plus only US: Benteler announces expansions to Goshen, Indiana and Holland, Michigan plant

2 November 2011

Benteler Automotive announced that it plans to invest US$ 32.2m to expand its Goshen, Indiana plant, after the Goshen City Council finalises a $2m tax abatement agreement. The new Elkhart County project is expected to add 98 jobs to the local...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY:Porsche honours its ten best suppliers

19 July 2011

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, honoured last year's ten best suppliers at the Porsche works in Leipzig. First prize went to Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. from Lippstadt, which manufactures innovative headlight systems for the sports car manufacturer....


just-auto Plus only AUSTRIA: Information of the fiscal year 2010 of Benteler Group

11 May 2011

During fiscal 2010, the global economy recovered faster than expected from the profound recession that the global financial crisis had induced the year before. In 2010 the Benteler Group generated revenue of EUR 6,104 million - a 34% increase from the year...


just-auto Plus only Abu Dhabi : Lumiglass doubles capacity

27 October 2010

Lumiglass Industries, a subsidiary of Glass LLC which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, has nearly doubled its production capacity of laminated glass with the installation of a state-of-the-art pre-laminating unit from Benteler AG, the Germany-based...


Ford adds 13 new ABF companies

26 April 2010

Ford is adding 13 new companies to its Aligned Business Framework (ABF), bringing to 90 the total number of key component and service suppliers.


VWSA starts RHD Polo exports

20 November 2009

Volkswagen of South Africa has started exporting right-hand-drive versions of the new Polo following investment at its plant in Uitenhage, near Port Elizabeth.


BMW sets up carbon fibre JV

30 October 2009

BMW Group and the SGL Group have agreed to establish a joint venture to produce carbon fibres and textile semi-finished products (CFRP) for use in vehicle construction. The total investment is EUR90m in the first development phase.

Benteler news

Benteler opens new engineering office in Coventry

14 June 2017

German supplier Benteler Automotive has hosted an opening reception for its new sales and enginee...


Benteler launches its Electric Drive System

21 April 2017

Benteler Automotive is celebrating the world premiere of its Electric Drive System at the Shangha...


just-auto Plus only Benteler 2016 revenue down 0.6% at EUR48m

29 March 2017

In the 2016 financial year the Benteler-Group again enjoyed stable development and achieved a pos...


Suppliers partner for Volvo composite springs

14 March 2017

After using composite transverse leaf springs first in the XC90, Geely's Volvo Cars is using...


just-auto Plus only Benteler announces key management changes

23 December 2016

As previously announced, Hubertus Benteler is transferring from the Executive Board to the Superv...


just-auto Plus only Benteler H1 2016 EBIT rises 15.5%

26 September 2016

The Benteler-Group enjoyed ongoing stable development in the first six months of the fiscal year...



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