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Door modules research feature

8 May 2009

The trend in both Europe and the US is toward increasing complexity of door componentry, adding more electronic functions and, in some cases, the glass itself. There are, however, still some significant hurdles to cross before the industry sees the complete door in volume production. Matthew Beecham re-opens just-auto’s annual review of door systems.

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Q&A with Alcoa on wheels

6 November 2008

Since being rolled out by the Sumerians in around 3500 BC, the wheel has been constantly re-invented, writes Matthew Beecham. Styling flexibility, reduced weight and high quality are just some of the requirements automakers expect from their wheel suppliers today. To enhance wheel appearance, Alcoa has developed Dura-Bright technology, now available for its automotive forged aluminium wheel customers. The first to launch in Europe is Audi on its new A6 model. Alcoa’s David Yates puts a good spin on Dura-Bright and how Alcoa Wheel Products is forging a growth business in Europe.

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just-auto Plus only Dura and Minth to exit their joint venture in China

5 January 2016

Dura Automotive Systems, subsidiary Dura Automotive Handels und Beteiligungs and Minth Investment, a subsidiary of Sinnoone (HK) have together, entered definitive agreements on the share transaction of Jiaxing Dura Minth Automotive Parts. The joint venture...


Dura exiting Chinese trim parts joint venture

5 January 2016

Dura Automotive Systems, subsidiary Dura Automotive Handels und Beteiligungs, and Minth Investment, a subsidiary of Sinnoone (HK) have agreed to a share transaction involving Jiaxing Dura Minth Automotive Parts that exits Dura from the joint venture (JV).


Alcoa to invest in Hungary aluminium wheel plant

18 March 2014

Alcoa is investing US$13m to expand its wheel manufacturing plant in Europe, to meet growing demand for its lightweight, durable, low-maintenance aluminium truck wheels.


just-auto Plus only US: Dura Automotive appoints Nizar Trigui as CTO

21 November 2013

DURA Automotive Systems has announced the appointment of Nizar Trigui as EVP and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Trigui, most recently serving as global chief engineer of sustainable mobility for Ford Motor Company, will lead all Dura new product development,...


Dura Automotive CEO to step down

2 November 2012

Dura Automotive Systems CEO Jeff Stafeil has decided to leave the company following a successful turnaround and reorganisation of the business. Lynn Tilton, founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners, Dura's parent company, will be interim CEO until a successor is named.


Visteon names new CFO

1 November 2012

Visteon Corporation has named Jeffrey Stafeil an executive vice president and chief financial officer. Stafeil, CFO from 2 Novermber, comes from Dura Automotive Systems, where he was CEO since October 2010 and CFO since 2008.


Visteon CFO departs after new CEO named

4 October 2012

Visteon Corporation CFO and executive VP Martin Welch has stepped down, the supplier announced. Michael Widgren, a vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer since May 2007, will serve as interim CFO until Welch's replacement is named.


just-auto Plus only US: Dura Automotive assigned patent for cable assembly with retainer

4 April 2012

Dura Automotive was assigned with a patent for its "cable assembly with retainer" developed by Gregory Ruhlander, and Donald Gordy. According to a report in Lexis Nexis, the US Patent and Trademark Office states, "A cable assembly may include a cable, a...


just-auto Plus only US: Ford receives honours for supporting women-owned suppliers

20 February 2012

Ford Motor Company was named as one of America's top corporations for its support of women-owned suppliers, the first time an automaker has earned the award. The Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) selected Ford for its thirteenth annual listing of...


just-auto Plus only US: Alcoa launches lightest 14” aluminium wheels

19 January 2012

Alcoa announced it recently launched a new series of wide base aluminium wheels. The new line is engineered for high performance through Alcoa's proprietary LvL ONE wheel manufacturing process of light weighting. At 58 lbs. per wheel, and load ratings up to...


just-auto Plus only US: DURA automotive recognizes top women cross global enterprise

12 July 2011

DURA Automotive Systems, LLC announced today the honorees of the company's 2011 Leading Women program. The recognition program was initiated in 2011 to identify and honor top women contributors from DURA and Global Automotive Systems (G.A.S.) locations around...


just-auto Plus only US: Alcoa announces “Green” expansion at B&C Research

4 July 2011

Alcoa announced today it will install an advanced recycling and casting process that will reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions as part of a $21 million expansion of B&C Research, part of the company's Wheel and Transportation Products...


just-auto Plus only US: Modine announces change to board

20 May 2011

Modine Manufacturing Company, a diversified global leader in thermal management technology and solutions, announced today that in order to provide for the future succession and an orderly transition of its Board of Directors in light of ordinary retirements,...


Dura names new managers

4 February 2010

Dura Automotive Systems has announced new management appointments following the acquisition of a majority interest by affiliates of Patriarch Partners and the planned integration of Global Automotive Systems, another Patriarch-affiliated company, with Dura.


Private equity to control Dura

11 December 2009

Private equity firm Patriarch Partners is to take a controlling stake in US auto parts supplier Dura Automotive Systems by investing up to US$125m in the company, a report on Friday said.


Supplier consolidation inevitable, execs tell summ

5 November 2009

The auto supplier industry will see a wave of consolidations next year as federal bailouts for automakers and a recent uptick in sales provided only a temporary reprieve and simply postponed the inevitable, several executives said this week.


Dura equity deal approved

16 August 2007

Dura Automotive Systems has won court approval to sign California hedge fund Pacificor to “backstop” a deal to raise $US140m to $160m in new equity to help it out of bankruptcy.


Dura files for bankruptcy protection

30 October 2006

Dura Automotive Systems, which two weeks ago missed a bond interest payment prompting analysts to speculate it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, on Monday did just that.


Dura defaults on interest payment

17 October 2006

Dura Automotive Systems on Monday reportedly said it would not make a $US17.25m bond interest payment due today and expects to undertake a debt restructuring in the "near term", as tough auto industry conditions take their toll on parts suppliers.


Moody's cuts Dura rating

21 September 2006

Moody's has downgraded its credit rating for supplier group Dura Automotive Systems from 'Ca' to 'Caa1' due to the company's ongoing operating pressures and a recent announcement of second half production declines.


USA: Dura loss widens

28 October 2005

Driver control systems specialist Dura Automotive has posted a wider net loss for the third quarter, as revenue fell 13% due to overall lower automotive production levels.


USA: Dura Automotive reports quarterly loss

28 April 2005

Dura Automotive Systems on Thursday posted a quarterly net loss, driven by declines in North American light truck production and rising steel costs, Reuters reported.


USA: Dura Automotive warns of first quarter loss

18 March 2005

Dura Automotive Systems has warned it now expects a first-quarter loss because of larger-than-expected decline in North America light truck production, slower launches of European programmes and delays in negotiating steel costs.


USA: Vehicle production cuts and higher materials costs hit Dura result

11 February 2005

Parts maker Dura Automotive Systems reportedly has posted a quarterly net profit compared with a year-earlier loss, but operating results fell because of vehicle production cuts and higher materials costs.


USA: Dura Automotive to build components plant in Romania

10 September 2004

Dura Automotive is to open a manufacturing plant in Timisoara, Romania.


USA: Dura Automotive Q1 earnings flat

23 April 2004

Dura Automotive Systems has reported essentially flat quarterly earnings after one-time expenses.


USA: Dura reduces Q4 loss

13 February 2004

Dura Automotive Systems Inc. on Thursday posted a narrower quarterly loss compared with the year-ago period, when a huge restructuring charge hurt results, Reuters said.


USA: Dura Automotive extends Methode Electronics share offer

19 August 2003

Automotive parts supplier Dura Automotive Systems on Monday said Monday it has extended its offer to purchase all outstanding Class B shares of Methode Electronics for $US 50 per share and the offer, originally scheduled to expire on Monday, will now expire on September 2, Bloomberg News reported.


USA: Dura Automotive wins GM glass contract

26 February 2003

Dura Automotive Systems, Inc. has announced it has been awarded a contract from GM to provide rear-sliding windows for GM's current North American line of full-size pickup trucks, including the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.


USA: Dura Automotive exits window regulator business

24 January 2003

Dura Automotive Systems said on Thursday it would look to sell its European mechanical assemblies business, and close manufacturing plants in Livonia, Michigan, and Cauvigny, France, as the company gets out of making conventional window regulators, the trade newspaper Automotive News reported on its website.

Dura news

just-auto Plus only Dura and Minth to exit their joint venture in China

5 January 2016

Dura Automotive Systems, subsidiary Dura Automotive Handels und Beteiligungs and Minth Investment...


Dura exiting Chinese trim parts joint venture

5 January 2016

Dura Automotive Systems, subsidiary Dura Automotive Handels und Beteiligungs, and Minth Investmen...


Alcoa to invest in Hungary aluminium wheel plant

18 March 2014

Alcoa is investing US$13m to expand its wheel manufacturing plant in Europe, to meet growing dema...


just-auto Plus only US: Dura Automotive appoints Nizar Trigui as CTO

21 November 2013

DURA Automotive Systems has announced the appointment of Nizar Trigui as EVP and Chief Technology...


Dura Automotive CEO to step down

2 November 2012

Dura Automotive Systems CEO Jeff Stafeil has decided to leave the company following a successful...


Visteon names new CFO

1 November 2012

Visteon Corporation has named Jeffrey Stafeil an executive vice president and chief financial of...



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