Automotive industry company news
Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, this week Matthew Beecham talked with Detlef Jürss, group vice presiden...
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...
| 14 Aug 2015
The big news this week was that Jaguar Land Rover announced a plan to build a 300,000-unit capacity plant in Slovakia. We knew that a plant in Central/Eastern Europe was under consideration as part of the Tata-owned premium firm's fairly ambitious growth plans.
| 25 Jun 2015
Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. Although the accent is on giving assistance to the driver rather than take control away, motorists are still wary about cars that supposedly drive themselves. While active intervention clearly holds many possibilities, it is also fraught with difficulty. Matthew Beecham considers the stage we have reached with three advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), rearview cameras, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems and head-up displays (HUDs) in cars. This second instalment considers AEB and HUDs.
| 17 Jun 2015
Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews the blossoming market for start-stop applications and some implications for batteries and lubricants.
| 12 Jun 2015
It would appear our new Research Snapshots have gone down a treat with our readers, judging by the popularity of our review of door innovations this week.
| 25 Nov 2014
Johnson Controls' battery operation falls under the auspices of its Power Solutions business, serving both automotive OEMs and aftermarket. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to Craig Rigby, Advanced Market and Technology Strategist, Johnson Controls Power Solutions about the company's technologies for stop-start applications, EVs and PHEVs.
| 31 Oct 2014
Calum MacRae interviews Han Hendriks, VP Advanced Product Development & Sales for Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors, to hear about the company's business strategy in the area of interiors.
| 20 Oct 2015
Johnson Controls plans to increase the production of automobile batteries used in start-stop systems in China. Currently, only 5% of vehicles sold in the country have such systems but the supplier expects this to rise to 40% by 2020 due to stricter fuel-efficiency standards.
| 16 Oct 2015
Newly-formed component giant, Yanfeng Global Automotive Interior Systems (YFAI), says it believes the US will continue its remarkable automotive comeback after the global economic recession and will post growth of up to 2%.
| 21 Sep 2015
Johnson Controls has announced that it is planning to reduce its global salaried workforce by as many as 3,000 people, or 2.5% of total employees, through initiatives designed to ultimately deliver up to $250 million in annual cost savings. It said the reductions will take place over the next two years.
| 17 Sep 2015
Newly-formed component giant, Yanfeng Global Automotive Interior Systems (YFAI), says it aims to rapidly achieve US$10bn annual sales as the pace of worldwide supplier consolidation gathers momentum. YFAI is the joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems and Johnson Controls formed in July this year and has already showcased its ID16 concept car, outlining 30 interior innovations such as a retractable steering wheel, in anticipation of autonomous driving, to a catchbin for dropped coins.
| 16 Sep 2015
As vehicle makers come under tighter CO2 emission limit rules, Johnson Controls says it sees a further opportunity to take weight out of seats. Johnson Controls says it has made lightweight construction a priority in its research and development.
| 16 Sep 2015
Johnson Controls says it is adding Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery production capacity in response to growing demand. AGM is the technology at the heart of a Start-Stop system, which it claims delivers consumers an average of 5% fuel savings.
| 13 Aug 2015
Johnson Controls says it plans to build a new automotive battery manufacturing facility in the city of Shenyang in northeastern China.
| 10 Aug 2015
Johnson Controls says it will present a concept at Frankfurt that addresses urban mobility trends towards lightweight, individual design solutions and autonomous driving.
| 6 Aug 2015
Johnson Controls is to increase existing Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery capacity in its Toledo, Ohio plant, bringing the overall invested amount to US$130m since the start of production for the technology in the US in 2012.
| 24 Jul 2015
Johnson Controls has confirmed speculation circulating last month it was to divest its automotive business by announcing plans to spin off the division in around 12 months.
| 16 Jul 2015
Seat has suspended Spanish production following a strike at Johnson Controls Eurosit which supplies seats.
| 3 Jul 2015
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, a joint venture between Huayu Automotive Systems (HASCO) subsidiary Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems and Johnson Controls (JCI), has been launched.
| 17 Jun 2015
Johnson Controls has appointed former investment banker Greg Guyett as executive vice president, corporate development, effective 10 August.
| 11 Jun 2015
Reliable sources close to Johnson Controls say it "looks likely there is no future" for the automotive sector within its portfolio.
| 10 Jun 2015
Johnson Controls said on Wednesday (10 June) it was exploring "strategic options for the separation of its automotive business".
| 10 Jun 2015
Pricol, a supplier of automotive instrument clusters in India, has bought Johnson Controls' 50 percent stake in its joint venture, known as Johnson Controls Pricol Pvt Ltd (JCPPL) for some US$3.1 million.
| 11 May 2015
Johnson Controls is partnering with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) to test and develop battery systems in vehicles aimed at helping automakers meet increasing fuel economy and emissions standards.
| 7 May 2015
Visteon Corporation has posted net profit of US$50m with sales of US$2.03bn for the first quarter of this year.
| 24 Apr 2015
Johnson Controls' net sales for the second quarter of fiscal year ended 31 March 2015 were down 2.8% to US$9.19bn. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was up 13.8% to $611m. Net increased to $529m from $261m.
| 21 Apr 2015
Johnson Controls is expanding its manufacturing operations in China by beginning production of advanced lead-acid batteries for start-stop vehicles to help automakers meet increasingly strict fuel economy and emission regulations.
| 15 Apr 2015
Johnson Controls' deal to form a huge new interiors joint venture with a components subsidiary of SAIC is a step closer to reality now the parties have signed a further agreement to form the new entity.
| 27 Feb 2015
Visteon has posted a US$295m net loss, including a US$343m loss on discontinued operations.
| 30 Jul 2014
The product space just below the 'conventional car' is an intriguing one.
| 16 Jan 2014
Huge sheets of ice are progressing in a stately manner down the Detroit River outside the Cobo and with forecast of snow this afternoon, it will feel more like Michigan in January than yesterday's almost balmy temperatures.
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