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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Vehicle door innovations

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some nove...

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Tomorrow’s rearview mirrors

The rearview mirror has been transformed over the last decade into a high-tech electronic module, writes Matthew Beecham. Tomorrow’s mirrors...


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle roof systems

Matthew Beecham | 11 May 2015

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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Bank holiday and election fever

Graeme Roberts | 8 May 2015

A short week for us due to the first (of two) bank holidays has ended in a surprise majority win for the Conservatives overnight (along with the virtual elimination of Labour from parliamentary seats in Scotland) and we look forward to one party rather than (compromised) coalition rule for the UK. I doubt the autobiz has any problem with that.


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle seating

Matthew Beecham | 27 Apr 2015

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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: The year is flying by...

Graeme Roberts | 17 Apr 2015

Dunno 'bout you but 2015 seems to be flying by waaaay too fast - where did yet another week go?

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Olaf Bongwald, VP, Magna Electronics

Matthew Beecham | 29 Apr 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interview with tier one component manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Olaf Bongwald, VP, Magna Electronics about rear view cameras, video cameras, mirrorless cars and the head-up display market.


Q&A with Swamy Kotagiri, Magna International

Matthew Beecham | 12 Jan 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with global automotive component manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Swamy Kotagiri, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Magna International about the company's capabilities, including seats, convertible roof design and the use of new processes and materials in vehicle manufacture.

Latest News

Mercedes supply unit committed to stay in Russia

Simon Warburton | 18 Jun 2015

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.


Auto chief to head Ontario province promotion

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

A former chairman of Toyota Canada is chairing a new committee to promote the province of Ontario to the automotive industry.


Grupo Antolin sales increase 20.2% in Q1

Dave Leggett | 22 May 2015

Grupo Antolin sales during the first quarter of 2015 were EUR668.4m (US$743.42m), representing 20.2% increase over the same period last year.


Magna supplies AWD system to new Kia Sorento

Dave Leggett | 19 May 2015

Magna has said that it is supplying its 'intelligent Dynamax' all-wheel drive coupling on a global basis to power the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system of the all-new Kia Sorento.


Samsung SDI opens SDI Battery Systems in Graz

Simon Warburton | 13 May 2015

Samsung SDI has held the opening ceremony to start operations of Samsung SDI Battery Systems (SDIBS) in Graz, Austria.


Magna records Q1 net income of US$465m

Simon Warburton | 7 May 2015

Magna has posted first quarter net income of US$465m, up US$72m, on sales of US$8.33bn, down 7% to $631m.


Magna forming China BIW JV

Graeme Roberts | 5 May 2015

Magna International and Chongqing Xingqiaorui have agreed to form a strategic body in white joint venture in China.


Magna sells most of interior business to Antolin

Simon Warburton | 16 Apr 2015

Magna International says it has inked an agreement to sell substantially all of its interiors operations, excluding seating, to Grupo Antolin for US$525m.


Magna plant makes its first million Ford seats

Graeme Roberts | 9 Apr 2015

Magna International's Louisville Seating Systems factory has achieved the production milestone of 1m sets of automobile seats. It started in April 2012 making seat sets for the Ford Escape, and has since expanded its customer base.


Magna quiet on interior sale to Grupo Antolin

Simon Warburton | 31 Mar 2015

Magna International is declining to comment on reports it is in negotiations to sell its interior operation to Grupo Antolin.


Magna to build exteriors facility in Mexico

Dave Leggett | 19 Mar 2015

Magna has announced the start of construction of a new automotive exteriors manufacturing facility in Queretaro, Mexico.


Magna records Q4 net income up 11% to US$509m

Simon Warburton | 25 Feb 2015

Magna has posted fourth quarter net income up 11% to US$509m, with sales of US$9.4bn, up 2%.


Samsung SDI to buy Magna battery pack business

Simon Warburton | 24 Feb 2015

Samsung SDI has agreed to acquire the battery pack business of Magna International, with the transaction expected to be completed during the first half of this year, pending regulatory approvals


Magna opens new chassis parts factory in Mexico

Graeme Roberts | 19 Feb 2015

Magna International has officially opened Autotek Morelos, a new greenfield facility in Emiliano Zapata, Morelos, Mexico, that assembles automotive chassis products.


Magna relocates, renames Shunde mirrors factory

Graeme Roberts | 10 Dec 2014

Magna International has relocated its Shunde mirrors manufacturing facility in Guangdong province and renamed it Guangdong Magna Automotive Mirrors.


Magna books Q3 net income up 47% to US$8.8bn

Simon Warburton | 5 Nov 2014

Magna has posted third quarter net income up 47% to US$470m, with sales of US$8.82bn, an increase of 6% compared to the same period last year.


Magna to acquire Techform Group

Dave Leggett | 1 Oct 2014

Magna International has announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed an agreement to acquire the Techform Group of Companies, an automotive supplier of hinges, door locking rods and other closure products.


ZF UK axle factory marks 10 years of JLR supply

Graeme Roberts | 30 Sep 2014

ZF's UK passenger car axle assembly plant, ZF Lemforder at Solihull, on Tuesday (30 September) marked its 10th anniversary.


Magna plans two new Indian factories

Graeme Roberts | 23 Sep 2014

Magna International said it was setting up two new plants in the Sanand region of the state of Gujarat, India, as a result of winning new business awards for vehicles built on global platforms.


Tata AutoComp and Magna plan CV seat joint venture

Graeme Roberts | 23 Sep 2014

Tata AutoComp Systems and Magna International have signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement to provide seating systems to India's commercial vehicle industry.


BMW's MINI to stick to 2-plant assembly set-up

Dave Leggett | 10 Sep 2014

BMW board member Harald Krüger has told just-auto that Oxford will remain at the heart of MINI production plans in the future, but with the Dutch Nedcar plant at Born also an important addition for the long-term.


Hyundai India sees high demand for new Elite i20

Graeme Roberts | 3 Sep 2014

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) said it had received 15,300 'bookings' (orders) and over 75,000 enquiries for the redesigned Elite i20 in the 20 days after the sales launch.

Latest blogs

Metering expectations

Simon Warburton | 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.

Company research

Magna International, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Magna International, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Pa

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Magna International Inc. (MG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Magna International Inc. (MG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT

Magna International Inc. (Magna) is a global automotive supplier. The company is involved in developing and manufacturing technologically advanced automotive systems, assemblies, modules and component...

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Global Autonomous Parking Market 2014-2018

Global Autonomous Parking Market 2014-2018

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Autonomous Parking market to grow at a CAGR of 19.39 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the enhanc...

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