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There is much more to the IAA in Frankfurt than a dazzling array of new cars. At the world's biggest auto show, suppliers' stands bristled w...
The car's exhaust system is a technology hotbed, playing a decisive role in controlling emissions and acoustic comfort. Continuing just-auto...
Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some lightweight solutions fitted to front-end modules by Faurecia, BASF, Plastic Omnium and SABIC Innovative Plastics.
While the variation of roof systems continues to grow, the push for lighter cars has led to the adoption of carbon fibre and polycarbonate in roof design. Matthew Beecham reviews some trends in the roof system market.
Car seats are becoming lighter by as much as 50 percent. This paradox is achieved through novel designs’ using new materials, foams and assembly mechanisms writes Matthew Beecham.
There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett.
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Stéphane Martinot, marketing director of Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies about its exhaust heat power generation system, investigation into thermoelectric generators (TEGs) and how it helped Ford hit the right note on the Mustang.
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews at the 2015 IAA show, Matthew Beecham met with Geoffroy de Grandmaison, Marketing Director, Faurecia to learn more about the tier one supplier’s seating innovations, including its so-called Lightweight & Roominess and Active Wellness concepts. The latter can detect a driver’s drowsiness or stress and take countermeasures – such as a very specific seat massage pattern - to relieve those conditions.
PSA has recorded first quarter revenue of EUR13bn (US$14.7bn), of which EUR8.8bn was for the Automotive division, an increase of 1.5% at constant exchange rates and EUR4.7bn for Faurecia.
Plastic Omnium is reporting first quarter sales up 6% to EUR1.5bn (US$1.7bn), with consolidated sales rising 6.7% to EUR1.3bn.
Faurecia has signed the definitive contract (Sales and Purchase Agreement) for the sale of its Automotive Exteriors Business to Plastic Omnium, following the completion of the information and consultation procedures with relevant employee representatives.
Faurecia plans to lay off 132 workers at its Tuscaloosa automotive interiors plant by December.
Faurecia and Beijing WKW Automotive Parts have signed a 50/50 joint-venture agreement to create an entity named Beijing WKW-FAD Automotive Interior Parts (BWKWFAD). Beijing WKW Automotive Parts is a major supplier of vehicle interior aluminium decoration in China.
Faurecia has developed an innovative light sculpted panel using cover carving technology (CCT) for the front-seat backs of the new Renault Talisman mode line. This patented technology has enabled thye car designers to provide 3cn of extra knee room for rear passengers.
Volkswagen Group has nominated the first 44 suppliers who will be collaborating on a new common strategic level under the joint FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks) initiative.
The Faurecia and Dongfeng Hongtai joint venture has named two new companies formed to supply parts to the Chinese automaker and affiliates.
Faurecia has reported half-year net income almost doubling to EUR157m (US$172m), while total sales rose 12.6% to EUR10.5bn
Faurecia is reportedly considering the sale of its bumper business - The Nanterre - according to reports.
Mercedes-Benz Vans Russia's supply quality control unit says it does not make sense to "go in and out" of the troubled market, which is currently beset by myriad challenges stemming partly from international disapproval of what many see as Moscow's actions in Eastern Ukraine and de facto annexation of Crimea.
Faurecia plans to shut down its seat frame plant in Nompatelize, France, at the end of 2015.
Faurecia says it has successfully industrialised a new textured paint finish at its Marines plant, France, to provide PSA with two colours for its Peugeot 208; Ice Grey and Ice Silver.
French supplier association, FIEV (Federation des Industries des Equipements pour Vehicules) has elected Jacques Mauge as president with a three-year mandate.
Magneti Marelli and Faurecia have started their joint-venture delivering interior and exterior parts for vehicles assembled at the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant in Goiana (Pernambuco, Brazil).
Faurecia says it has inked a joint venture with Dongfeng Hongtai, which will serve the Chinese company and its automotive partners for passenger and commercial vehicles.
Faurecia has posted 2014 net income up 89% to EUR166m (US$189m), while total sales rose 5.5% to EUR18.8bn.
Faurecia, North America's sixth-largest automotive supplier, has inaugurated its new automotive seating plant in Wentzville, Missouri.
Faurecia says there is "clear willingness" from the Chinese government to implement structural reform as the formerly electric pace of growth starts to slowly ebb.
Faurecia says the importance of China to its Group can be gauged by the fact seven out of its top ten plants are located in the country.
An increasingly powerful younger Chinese generation could be starting to echo its European and North American counterparts in demanding tougher environmental standards for industry, says component manufacturer, Faurecia.
Faurecia says predicted growth in China's SUV and Sedan markets will be significant as it looks to capitalise on improved performance in both segments.
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