28 November 2013
BMW's Mini plant in Oxford, England, has built its last second generation hatchback.
22 November 2013
As ringing endorsements go, it didn't exactly smack of complete reassurance.
19 November 2013
BMW's Mini plant in Oxford is receiving the bulk of a 2012-2015 spend of GBP750m - also shared with the pressings factory in Swindon and engine facility at Hams Hall - primarily to produce the redesigned hatchback and Clubman versions.
7 November 2013
Magna has posted third quarter sales of US$8.34bn an increase of 13% compared to the same quarter of 2012.
3 October 2013
Magna International Inc. has announced that its Magna Seating operating unit has opened a new seat component manufacturing facility in Odžaci, Serbia, which will supply OEM customers including Smart, Renault and Ford.
27 September 2013
Several more automotive component manufacturers have come forward as part of Germany's Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) probe into six suppliers' competitive actions.
25 September 2013
Germany's cartel office (Bundeskartellamt) says six component companies are currently being investigated with fines possible of up to 10% of turnover should they be found to be in breach of regulations.
2 September 2013
The first contract assembled Mercedes-Benz A-Class has come off the line at Valmet Automotive in Uusikaupunki, Finland, about 13 months after the agreement was announced. The plant supplements Daimler's own output in Rastatt, Germany and Kecskemét, Hungary.
9 August 2013
The battle over air conditioning refrigerant between Mercedes-Benz and France (more or less repping the EU) continued this week with neither side showing signs of backing down.
9 August 2013
Magna International said it booked record sales of US$8.96bn for the second quarter to 30 June, 2013, up 16% year on year in a period when vehicle production increased 7% in North America and declined 1% in Europe.
23 July 2013
India's venerable 1950s Morris Oxford-based Hindustan Ambassador - still popular as a taxi and government official transport - is to get a major makeover.
15 July 2013
The 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed was held between 11-14 July inclusive, with many vehicles making their global debuts.
27 June 2013
Magna has announced that its Magna Steyr operating unit has opened a new engineering centre located in the Tiexi District of Shenyang, China.
21 June 2013
A spot of M&A in the tyre business this week as Apollo swooped on Cooper with $2.5bn in cash changing hands. I could use a bit of that...
20 May 2013
Seat manufacturers must develop seats that are lighter, offer more space for occupants and incorporate environmentally friendly materials. Yet space creation inside the vehicle has become critical with the explosion of added content and features. Discerning tastes also mean consumers want more flexible living space within their cars. To find out how Magna Seating is meeting these demands, Matthew Beecham talked with three of the company’s top executives, namely Randy Koenigsknecht, VP Sales & Marketing, Jeff Lambert, VP Engineering and Global IT Services, Dino Nardicchio, Executive Director, Advanced Engineering and Consumer Interface Products.
17 May 2013
When Porsche GB invites you to the Scottish Highlands to drive its new Cayman, you tend to reschedule whatever else was in the diary. Glenn Brooks was just-auto's man on EasyJet to Inverness.
15 May 2013
Magna International said its Cosma International operating unit was one of eight suppliers which received a BMW Supplier Innovation Award. It was recognised for a lightweight, high-voltage battery housing made of die-cast aluminum made in Germany by Magna BDW technologies.
10 May 2013
Magna International said on Friday sales of US$8.36bn for the first quarter ended 31 March, 2013, were up 9% year on year as vehicle production increased 1% in North America and fell 9% in Europe.
17 April 2013
BMW is to start assembling its Mini Countryman at its plant in Chennai, India, later this year.
15 April 2013
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has welcomed General Motors' decision to plough EUR4bn (US$5.22bn) into its German operations, although is appearing to steer clear of its controversial intention to shutter the Bochum plant early.
22 March 2013
Magna has announced that its Magna Electronics operating unit has started a new automotive camera production line at its Zhangjiagang plant in China.
19 March 2013
Excitement is building within the BMW Group ahead of the launch of the redesigned third generation MINI at the end of the year but details remain sketchy.
19 March 2013
Mini continues to break sales records around the world but competition is increasing says global sales chief, Graeme Grieve
13 March 2013
Magna International says former Opel CEO, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, will join its Magna Steyr division from 1 April.
12 March 2013
Magna International's roof systems business falls under the auspices of Magna Steyr. Continuing just-auto's interviews with global manufacturers of roof systems, Matthew Beecham talked with Johann Ecker, president, Magna Steyr roof systems.
8 March 2013
The week's industry highlight undoubtedly was the Geneva show. I wasn't there so, without further ado, let me refer you to our cleverly packaged coverage here and especially the comprehensive reviews just published. Mine's a BMW 3GT, if you're asking.
6 March 2013
Details of concepts and new models which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show on media preview days 5 and 6 March.
4 March 2013
Magna has posted 2012 full-year sales of US$30.84bn, an increase of 7%, reflecting increases in North American, European, and rest of world production sales as well as higher tooling and engineering sales, partially offset by lower complete vehicle assembly sales.
1 March 2013
GAZ Group - part of Russian Machines - the machinery and engineering holding of Basic Element - recently started Chevrolet Aveo production at its Nizhny Novgorod facility 250 miles east of Moscow and also produces vehicles for Volkswagen and Skoda.
26 February 2013
This month's management briefing considers that latest developments in automotive interiors. In this second instalment, extracted from just-auto's QUBE seating intelligence service, we take a look at market trends in seating. Matthew Beecham also talks with engineers at JCI and Bridge of Weir Leather to find out what's changing with seat design and consumer tastes.