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Review of 2014 (1)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

Will countries pull up drawbridge as EC struggles?

It's taking an achingly long time, but is the European Commission (EC) finally waking up to the idea not everybody is falling over themselve...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Automotive safety...

One thing that has always got everyone in the automotive business talking is safety. It's an interesting one. Cars have become much safer in...

Supplier industry M&A and IPO briefing

This month's managament briefing reviews the financial position of the global supplier automotive supplier industry. Part 2 highlights recen...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Magna Closures 28 Nov 2014

Matthew Beecham

Magna Closures designs, engineers and manufactures a range of vehicle closure modules, systems and components for the automotive industry. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the company’s SmartLatch, PureView sliding window and how it strikes a balance between providing a door which improves side-crash safety yet reduces overall vehicle weight.


Q&A with Magna Mirrors 27 Nov 2014

Matthew Beecham

Magna Mirrors is the world’s largest producer of automotive mirror systems and a major supplier of engineered glass systems and door handles. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the auto-dimming and power-folding mirror markets and the increasing use of cameras on cars.

Latest News

Sales suspended as ruble crisis bites 18 Dec 2014

Chris Wright

Car makers are pulling down the shutters at dealerships across Russia because of the currency crisis which has seen a 40% drop in the value of the ruble.


ZF produces around 27m ready-to-install axle sets 17 Dec 2014

Dave Leggett

ZF says that it has been delivering Just-in-Time and Just-in-Sequence complete axle systems to automotive manufacturers' production lines for 20 years.


VW appoints BMW's Diess to management board 10 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

Former BMW development chief Herbert Diess has been named a full member of Volkswagen's board of management effective 1 October 2015. He will take over as chairman of the VW passenger cars brand from Martin Winterkorn, who remains management board chairman.


Mercedes to launch BMW X6 rival in Detroit 10 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz will launch its rival for the BMW X6 - the GLE - at the Detroit show in January. It will enter production at Daimler's US plant in Alabama from 2015.


BMW group sets November and YTD sales records 10 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

The BMW Group vehicles set a sales record last month, delivering 188,342 vehicles, up 7.6% year on year. Year to date sales rose 7.1% to 1,902,699.

Latest blogs

Watch the new BMW X4 being built 1 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

This three and a bit minutes video takes you inside the soon to be expanded plant where BMW makes the new X4.


The return of the shark-nose BMW grille 26 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

During last week's F-TYPE Coupé launch, its designer mentioned in passing the slightly forward lean of its grille. Which made me think of the way BMWs once were. It seems someone else has been having similar thoughts.

Company research

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW Group) - Strategy and SWOT Report

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW Group) - Strategy and SWOT

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW Group) - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, prod...

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Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW) - Financia

Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profil...

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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A),

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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