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just-auto Plus only KKR to acquire Calsonic Kansei

24 March 2017

Global investment firm KKR and leading Japanese automotive components manufacturer Calsonic Kansei Corporation (“CK”) on 23 March 2017 announced the completion of a tender offer by CK Holdings (the "Offeror"), an entity owned by KKR...


EC hits six suppliers with EUR155m cartel fine

9 March 2017

Six automotive suppliers have been fined a total of EUR155m (US$164m) by the European Commission (EC) for taking part in one or more of four cartels concerning supplies of air conditioning and engine cooling components to car manufacturers in the European Economic Area (EEA).


just-auto Plus only Calsonic Kansei fined by EU Commission

9 March 2017

On 8 March 2017 the European Commission issued a decision finding an infringement of EU competition law to Calsonic Kansei Corporation ("the Company") with regard to the transactions of automotive-use thermal systems. This decision imposes the...


just-auto Plus only Calsonic Kansei begins new EGR cooler production

21 December 2016

Calsonic Kansei Corporation announced it has commenced production of an EGR cooler installed with the new VG-fin. EGR coolers (EGR: Exhaust Gas Recirculation) are heat exchangers that cool down exhaust gas being returned into the combustion chamber. The...


KKR to buy Calsonic Kansei

22 November 2016

Investment firm KKR is to take a controlling stake in Nissan-owned auto supplier Calsonic Kansei.


Nissan UK sourcing decision boosts UK suppliers

1 November 2016

Nissan's recent decision to build future models at its UK plant will boost jobs and output in the UK automotive supply sector according to the UK auto industry's trade association, the SMMT.


just-auto Plus only Calsonic Kansei to showcase its system solutions at Yokohama Exposition

18 May 2016

Calsonic Kansei Corporation will participate as an exhibitor in the 2016 Automotive Engineering Exposition to be held from 25 to 27 May, 2016 at Pacifico Yokohama in Kanagawa, Japan. Calsonic Kansei develops products and technologies in line with its...


Calsonic Kansei to create new UK R&D centre

7 April 2016

Millbrook Group, an independent vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider has announced that Calsonic Kansei is creating a new R&D centre at Millbrook’s UK Technology Park.


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Calsonic Kansei’s net sales up 11.6% to US$2.03bn in Q1/FY2016

3 August 2015

Calsonic Kansei's net sales in the first quarter ended 30 June 2015 were up 11.6% to JPY251.62bn (US$2.03bn) compared with JPY225.50bn in the first quarter ended 30 June 2014. Its operating income for the period was up 57.7% to JPY8.33bn from JPY5.28bn in the...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Calsonic Kansei’s net sales up 5.1% to US$8.07bn in fiscal year ended March 2015

19 May 2015

Calsonic Kansei's net sales for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2015 were up 5.1% to JPY965.56bn compared with JPY918.69bn (US$8.07bn) in the previous year. Its operating income for the period increased to 9.6% to JPY31.6bn from JPY28.83bn. The company's net...


just-auto Plus only INDIA: Renault Nissan Automotive announces management changes

23 March 2015

Renault Nissan Automotive India (RNAIPL) has appointed Colin Macdonald as the managing director, effective 1 April. He will replace Toshihiko Sano, who will become the senior vice president of Nissan's key supplier, Calsonic Kansei in Japan, The Economic...


UK suppliers see large boost in local OEM sales

17 March 2015

A new Automotive Council report, to be presented to the UK automotive sector at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Open Forum on Wednesday (18 March), has revealed a big jump in demand from British vehicle manufacturers for British made components.


UK suppliers benefit from UK vehicle output growth

13 March 2015

A new report reveals a big jump in demand from British vehicle manufacturers for British-made components and estimates that domestic component suppliers saw a 19% rise in sales to British vehicle manufacturers in 2014.


just-auto Plus only UK: Calsonic Kansei to add jobs at Llethri Road site following new orders

17 February 2015

Calsonic Kansei Europe has secured new orders from Nissan, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover, as a result of which about 30 temporary jobs at its Llethri Road site would become permanent. The company plans to hire about 28 new temporary staff for the main...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Calsonic Kansei’s net sales up 6% to US$5.87bn in Q3/FY2015

11 February 2015

Calsonic Kansei's net sales for the third quarter ended 31 December 2014 were up 6% to JPY697.5bn (US$5.87bn) compared with JPY658.11bn in the year ago period. The company's operating income for the period rose 4.8% to JPY19.32bn from JPY 18.43bn in the same...


just-auto Plus only US: Calsonic Kansei to use aPriori’s software platform to automate cost estimating process

27 January 2015

Calsonic Kansei North America will use aPriori's software platform to automate its product cost estimating process and increase the speed and accuracy of its responses to customer requests for quote (RFQs). aPriori's solution will enable Calsonic Kansei to...


Calsonic Kansei to open fourth Wearside facility

13 January 2015

Calsonic Kansei will open its fourth facility in Wearside, UK, on 14 January.


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Calsonic Kansei’s fiscal Q2 net sales up 6.3% to US$3.99bn

6 November 2014

Calsonic Kansei's net sales for the fiscal second quarter ended 30 September 2014 was up 6.3% to JPY455.9bn (US$3.99bn) compared with JPY429bn in the same period a year ago. Operating income was up 2.6% to JPY11.7bn compared with JPY11.4bn. Net income was up...


Calsonic Kansei opens Indian a/c compressor plant

1 October 2014

Calsonic Kansei has set up a new plant in Bawal in Haryana state, India.


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Calsonic Kansei’s net income down 14.6% to US$33.95m in Q1/FY2015

7 August 2014

Calsonic Kansei's net sales for the fiscal first quarter ended 30 June 2014 were up 10.2% to JPY225.50bn (US$2.20bn) compared with JPY204.65bn. The company's operating income for the period was up 14.7% to JPY5.28bn compared to JPY4.60m in the same period in...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Calsonic Kansei’s net sales up 20.7% to US$8.99bn in FY2013

13 May 2014

Calsonic Kansei net sales for fiscal year ended 31 March 2014 were up 20.7% to JPY918.7bn US$8.99bn compared with JPY760.9bn in the same period of 2012. Operating income also increased to JPY28.8bn compared with JPY9.84bn in the year ago period. The company's...


Nissan opens new Brazil factory and supplier park

16 April 2014

Nissan has officially opened its BRL$2.6bn (US$1.5bn) factory complex in Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which is one of the largest automotive investments by any manufacturer in the country.


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Calsonic Kansei’s fiscal Q3 net sales up 14.5% to US$6.43bn

19 February 2014

Calsonic Kansei's net sales for fiscal third quarter ended 31 December 2013 were up 14.5% year-over-year to JPY658.11bn (US$6.43bn) from JPY574.56bn in same period in 2012. The operating income for the period increased to JPY18.43bn from JPY6.35bn in...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Calsonic Kansei establishes new engineering centre in China

18 November 2013

Calsonic Kansei (CK) has announced the establishment of its new engineering centre, Calsonic Kansei (Shanghai) Automotive Technology R&D, Guangzhou Branch. This new engineering centre is located in the premise of Calsonic Kansei (Guangzhou) -...


just-auto Plus only MEXICO: Nissan, Vesta to develop Douki Seisan Park

16 July 2013

Nissan and Vesta signed a definitive agreement for the development of a Douki Seisan Park (DSP) on site at the company's new Aguascalientes, Mexico manufacturing plant. The DSP would reside in close proximity to the automotive plant, allowing to intrinsically...


just-auto Plus only US: Calsonic Kansei, Volkswagen win Tennessee environmental award

19 June 2013

Bill Haslam, Governor of the US state of Tennessee, and environment and conservation commissioner Bob Martineau have announced the winners of the 2013 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards. The 11 winners will be recognised for their achievements and...


just-auto Plus only US: CalsonicKansei selects IFS Applications to support Brazil automotive business

27 May 2013

IFS has announced that CalsonicKansei has chosen IFS Applications as its new enterprise solution for its Brazil operations. With more than 17,000 employees worldwide, CalsonicKansei manufactures climate control, electronics, engine cooling, exhaust, interior...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Calsonic Kansei’s full year net income dives 75.9% to US$57.26m

16 May 2013

Calsonic Kansei's net sales declined 2.7% to JPY760.87bn (US$7.43bn) in the year ended 31 March 2013, from JPY782.3bn in the previous year. The company's operating income fell 53.3% to JPY10.25bn, from JPY21.96bn earlier. Net income plunged 75.9%, from...


just-auto Plus only UK: Calsonic Kansei cuts 48 jobs at Llanelli facility

7 May 2013

Calsonic Kansei has cut 48 jobs at the manufacturing and engineering departments of its Llethri Road site. Calsonic Kansei Europe chairman and CEO, James Davies, told the South Wales Evening Post, "It is with regret that Calsonic Kansei has made an...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Calsonic Kansei announces new corporate vision and mission

9 April 2013

Calsonic Kansei (CK) announced its new corporate vision and mission statement on 1 April. With its FY11-16 mid-term business plan, "CK GX4 T10", the company aims to realise its vision. In the plan, Calsonic Kansei set four key initiatives, "4Gs": green,...

Calsonic Kansei news

just-auto Plus only KKR to acquire Calsonic Kansei

24 March 2017

Global investment firm KKR and leading Japanese automotive components manufacturer Calsonic Kanse...


EC hits six suppliers with EUR155m cartel fine

9 March 2017

Six automotive suppliers have been fined a total of EUR155m (US$164m) by the European Commission...


just-auto Plus only Calsonic Kansei fined by EU Commission

9 March 2017

On 8 March 2017 the European Commission issued a decision finding an infringement of EU competiti...


just-auto Plus only Calsonic Kansei begins new EGR cooler production

21 December 2016

Calsonic Kansei Corporation announced it has commenced production of an EGR cooler installed with...


KKR to buy Calsonic Kansei

22 November 2016

Investment firm KKR is to take a controlling stake in Nissan-owned auto supplier Calsonic Kansei....


Nissan UK sourcing decision boosts UK suppliers

1 November 2016

Nissan's recent decision to build future models at its UK plant will boost jobs and output in...



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