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Review of 2011 (part 2)

23 December 2011

Like any year in the auto industry, 2011 saw its fair share of company ups and downs, industrial comings and goings, and a fair old sprinkling of corporate drama. Added to the mix this year were devastating natural disasters. We covered it all on just-auto. Editor Dave Leggett sifts through the lot and picks out a few highlights from the year just gone, month by month. Part two covers the second half of the year.


Investors on the beach as Saab spins plates?

18 August 2011

Time to take stock. Another breathless week for Saab has seen the vultures circle once again, but with a defiance that borders on heroic, the Swedish manufacturer is living to fight another day

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Kongsberg unveils Q1 revenue up 11% to EUR270m

12 May 2017

Kongsberg has posted first quarter revenue of EUR270m (US$294m), an increase of EUR27m or 11% compared to the same period last year.


just-auto Plus only Futuris buys Kongsberg Headrest/Armrest business

20 March 2017

Kongsberg Automotive completed the sale of its North American Headrest/Armrest business to Futuris Automotive for an undisclosed amount. Kongsberg Automotive and Futuris Group (Futuris) entered into a sales and purchase agreement on 6 January 2017. With the...


just-auto Plus only Kongsberg initiates closure of Heiligenhaus plant

2 March 2017

Kongsberg Automotive presented a substantial cost restructuring plan late last year which includes reducing the manufacturing footprint from 31 to 25 facilities, mainly within the Powertrain and Chassis products segment in Europe. As part of this plan, the...


just-auto Plus only Kongsberg Automotive appoints new CFO

3 January 2017

Norbert Loers is named chief financial officer (CFO) of Kongsberg Automotive ASA, with responsibility for all finance and IT functions. He will assume the CFO role on 16 January 2017. Norbert brings a wealth of industrial and financial experience to...


Kongsberg Automotive appoints interim CFO

16 August 2016

Martin Hogganvik (38) has been appointed interim CFO at Kongsberg Automotive with immediate effect, responsible for all finance and IT functions at the supplier.


Kongsberg appoints Henning Jensen as CEO

20 June 2016

Kongsberg Automotive has appointed current chairman, Henning Jensen as CEO of the company and will consequently resign from the board.


Kongsberg wins multiple OEM seating contracts

23 May 2016

Kongsberg Automotive said contracts have been secured from a wide range of customers including European, Chinese and Japanese OEMs. The combined value is estimated at EUR15m (US$16.83m) (NOK140m) over a supply period of three to eight years depending on car model.


Kongsberg secures German seat heat products deal

20 May 2016

Kongsberg Automotive’s interior business area has been awarded multiple agreements with a German automaker for the global supply of seat heat products across their range of premium and luxury vehicles.


Kongsberg wins German seat support system contract

20 May 2016

Kongsberg Automotive has been awarded supply of seat support systems to a major German car maker’s E-segment line of SUVs with production in North America.


Kongsberg eyes divestment of business units

2 December 2015

Kongsberg Automotive is reportedly eyeing divestment of some business areas as it comes under pressure on dividend and results from a group of shareholders.


Kongsberg to supply shift by wire for B-segment

12 November 2015

Kongsberg Automotive's Driveline unit will supply of shift by wire shifters for B-segment to a Japanese OEM for cars to be sold in Asia.


Kongsberg Q3 revenue up 2.6%

15 October 2015

Kongsberg Automotive's revenues for the third quarter of 2015 was up 2.6% to EUR234.5m (US$267.68m) compared with EUR228.6m in the third quarter of 2014. EBITDA was down 3.41% to EUR22.7m from EUR23.5m. Its EBIT declined 12.88% to EUR11.5m from EUR13.2m in the same period in 2014. Its loss before taxes narrowed to $5.5m compared to a profit of $10.7m. The company's loss for the period was EUR3.7m compared to a profit of EUR7.1m.


Kongsberg wins US$86.6m seat heat/vent contract

13 October 2015

Kongsberg Automotive has been awarded a 10 year agreement with a European premium automaker for the global supply of front seat heating and ventilation for mid-size luxury vehicles. The contract is worth an estimated EUR76.2m (US$86.6m) over its lifetime, and production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2018 in Pruszkow, Poland.


Kongsberg wins EUR50m seat contract from NA

1 September 2015

Kongsberg Automotive says it has secured a EUR50m (US$56m) strategic supplier agreement for seat comfort solutions to an unnamed North American vehicle manufacturer.


Kongsberg wins US$6.83m truck brake contract

24 August 2015

Kongsberg Automotive's fluid transfer business has won a contract worth an estimated EUR6m (US$6.83m) to supply air brake connectors to "one of Europe's major truck manufacturers".


Kongsberg wins EUR15.8m seat contract

17 August 2015

Kongsberg Automotive says it has been awarded a seven-year agreement with an unnamed European automaker for the supply of seat comfort systems to a mid-size/large luxury SUV.


Kongsberg Automotive contracts for shifter cables

4 June 2015

Kongsberg Automotive Driveline will supply automatic gear shifter cables to "a major North American OEM" for full size pickup trucks to be sold in North America.


Kongsberg Automotive sales and profits down

17 February 2015

Kongsberg Automotive's EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2014 fell 10.53% to EUR17m from EUR19m a year ago.


Kongsberg wins OEM on board charger deal

30 January 2015

Kongsberg Automotive has announced a contract with a global manufacturer of premium passenger cars for the supply of on board chargers (OBC) for a next generation of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.


Kongsberg wins van/MPV manual shifter deal

6 January 2015

Kongsberg Automotive’s Driveline has been awarded a contract for the supply of manual shifter systems worth an estimated EUR75m (NOK684m) over its lifetime, the supplier announced on Tuesday (6 January).


Kongsberg inks CV AMT supply deals

5 January 2015

Kongsberg Automotive said its driver control systems unit had won "significant contracts" to supply automated manual transmission (AMT) systems for commercial vehicles worth an estimated EUR110m (NOK990m) over five years.


Kongsberg secures EUR30m manual shifter OEM deal

11 December 2014

Kongsberg Automotive’s Driveline business area has clinched a deal with "a major European OEM" to supply complete manual gear shifter systems.


Kongsberg secures EUR17m manual shifter contract

31 October 2014

Kongsberg Automotive (KA) says it has received nomination from a major - unnamed - European OEM for supply of the complete manual gear shifter system.


Kongsberg secures EUR29m shifter contract

13 August 2014

Kongsberg Automotive's Driveline business area has been awarded a contract for the supply of a manual gear shift system to an unnamed European OEM, in a deal worth EUR28.8m (US$38.5m) for a six-year period


Kongsberg wins EUR108m shift cable contract

28 July 2014

Kongsberg Automotive’s Driveline business area has won what it described as "a significant supply agreement from a major North American OEM to supply automatic transmission shift cables".


Kongsberg secures US$159.5m deal

1 July 2014

Kongsberg Automotive (KA) has secured a US$159.5m contract from an unnamed major European OEM for the supply of gear shifters for both automatic transmissions featuring shift by wire and manual transmissions.


Kongsberg Automotive buys 100% of ePower Nordic

9 April 2014

Kongsberg Automotive has acquired 100% ownership in ePower Nordic, a joint venture between KA and QRTECH.


Kongsberg Automotive wins EUR15m fuel line deal

27 March 2014

Kongsberg Automotive’s fluid transfer operation has won a contract "to supply fuel hose assemblies to a leading manufacturer in the premium SUV segment" worth EUR15m over its six year duration.


Kongsberg delivers shifter to Volvo Cars' concept

18 March 2014

Kongsberg Automotive (KA) has said it is the supplier of the "crystal shifter system" to Volvo Cars for its latest concept car (Concept Estate) recently on display at the Geneva International Motor Show.


Kongsberg Automotive gets big contract

13 February 2014

Kongsberg Automotive's business area, Fluid Transfer, has been awarded a global contract worth an estimated EUR15m (US$20.5m) to supply safety critical brake vacuum assemblies to one of the world's largest car makers.

Kongsberg Automotive news

Kongsberg unveils Q1 revenue up 11% to EUR270m

12 May 2017

Kongsberg has posted first quarter revenue of EUR270m (US$294m), an increase of EUR27m or 11% com...


just-auto Plus only Futuris buys Kongsberg Headrest/Armrest business

20 March 2017

Kongsberg Automotive completed the sale of its North American Headrest/Armrest business to Futuri...


just-auto Plus only Kongsberg initiates closure of Heiligenhaus plant

2 March 2017

Kongsberg Automotive presented a substantial cost restructuring plan late last year which include...


just-auto Plus only Kongsberg Automotive appoints new CFO

3 January 2017

Norbert Loers is named chief financial officer (CFO) of Kongsberg Automotive ASA, with responsibi...


Kongsberg Automotive appoints interim CFO

16 August 2016

Martin Hogganvik (38) has been appointed interim CFO at Kongsberg Automotive with immediate effec...


Kongsberg appoints Henning Jensen as CEO

20 June 2016

Kongsberg Automotive has appointed current chairman, Henning Jensen as CEO of the company and wil...



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