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Matthew Beecham | 26 Jan 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.


Graeme Roberts | 18 Dec 2015

Not unsurprisingly, given just-auto's audience, news from the supplier sector generated the most interest from readers this week. Topping the bill was news Corning's Gorilla Glass would be used for the windscreen and rear window/engine cover of the 2016 edition of Ford's delectable GT. The words gorilla and glass should ring a bell with many - it's also used on higher end smartphones and tablets as it often survives even cracking when said gadgets are accidentally dropped and its scratch-resistant properties keep screens looking box-fresh new longer, too.


Graeme Roberts | 19 Nov 2015

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recently with a guided tour of a new research and development facility they are building.


Matthew Beecham | 28 Oct 2015

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 with lightweight innovations to help reduce emissions as well as improve driver safety, comfort and communications. Matthew Beecham caught-up with executives from some of the world's leading component suppliers. In this second instalment, we take a look at the main IAA messages from Tenneco, Faurecia, Magna and Plastic Omnium.

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Matthew Beecham | 1 Jun 2016

Until recently, the use of carbon fibre in car manufacture has been confined to high-end, low-volume vehicles. Joe Laux, Magna Exteriors director advanced engineering, tells just-auto why demand from OEMs for the lightweight material is now growing.


Matthew Beecham | 23 Mar 2016

On a freeway close to Magna’s North American headquarters in Troy, Michigan, we got the opportunity to observe the supplier’s advanced driver assistance technologies in action. When the moment was right – and lanes clearly marked - our driver, Chris Van Dan Elzen, Global Product Director, Far Field Driver Assistance Systems, Magna Electronics took his hands off the steering wheel and let the Cadillac ATS steer itself.  With the demo car safely parked up, Matthew Beecham learned more about such novelties and what else is in the pipeline.

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Graeme Roberts | 18 Jul 2016

Canada's Magna International said it had received notice of an unsolicited 'mini-tender' by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 2,500,000 shares (0.63%) at CDN$41.85 (US$32.33) per share, a discount of 13.9% on the 14 July closing price on the Toronto exchange of CDN$48.63.


Dave Leggett | 20 Jun 2016

Canada-based auto components maker Linamar has said it has held discussions with Apple and Google (Alphabet) about potentially supplying parts to them if they decide to make cars.


Graeme Roberts | 10 Jun 2016

Magna says suppliers in China need to focus on the fundamentals of business, and not be too swayed by technology, as component manufacturers face the 'new normal' of a market slowdown, a major industry player said this week.


Simon Warburton | 10 Jun 2016

Magna has been invited to advise Chinese authorities through the China Automotive Technology and Research Centre (CATARC).


Simon Warburton | 9 Jun 2016

Magna reckons the anticipated significant growth in China's new electric vehicle (NEV) makers will present 'huge challenges' as suppliers look to provide the necessary components.


Dave Leggett | 26 May 2016

Magna International has announced it will build a new world-class aluminium casting facility in Telford, UK, to support Jaguar Land Rover.


Simon Warburton | 25 Apr 2016

Magna has inked a purchase agreement to acquire Telemotive, an engineering service provider in the field of automotive electronics and, subject to regulatory approval, the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.


Simon Warburton | 21 Mar 2016

Magna Automotive Rus says it is looking for reliable and flexible suppliers in the domestic market and uses a strict set of criteria to find what it is looking for.


Graeme Roberts | 13 Jan 2016

Magna International forecasts for 2016 and 2018 include a big increase in sales from contracted vehicle assemblies, reflecting a recent announcement of a deal with Jaguar Land Rover.


Graeme Roberts | 8 Jan 2016

Tata Motors luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover booked a record 487,065 retail sales in 2015, up 5% year on year. It was the sixth successive year of growth with retails in 2015 more than double those in 2009.


Simon Warburton | 18 Dec 2015

European Commission officials have approved the acquisition of automotive transmissions specialist, Getrag by Magna International through the EU Merger Regulation, despite there being certain overlaps between both supplier’s activities.


Graeme Roberts | 30 Nov 2015

Magna International is set to commence production at its two units in the Sanand auto cluster from the second week of December.


Graeme Roberts | 20 Oct 2015

Magna International plans to set up an exteriors manufacturing factory in Greenville County, South Carolina to supply the local BMW plant.


Graeme Roberts | 12 Oct 2015

Magna International has announced that its powertrain manufacturing facility in Benevento, Italy, has reached a significant milestone: 5m oil pumps produced for the Fiat 1.4-litre engine since starting production in 2005.


Dave Leggett | 2 Oct 2015

Agreement has been reached for Stadco Automotive Ltd., including its businesses in the UK and Germany, to be acquired by Magna International.


Dave Leggett | 16 Sep 2015

Magna International has announced that it is supplying front and rearview camera systems on the second-generation Ford S-Max, the first van to feature a comprehensive range of DAS technologies typically offered only in premium-class vehicles.


Simon Warburton | 4 Sep 2015

Magna International says it will plough more than US$16m into its Mirror Systems Monterrey plant in Mexico, as a result of new business.


Graeme Roberts | 1 Sep 2015

Magna International has completed the sale of substantially all of its interiors operations to Grupo Antolin, as previously announced.


Graeme Roberts | 27 Aug 2015

Magna International has announced that its Magna Powertrain operating group was nominated by the Volkswagen Group as a 'Future Automotive Supply Tracks' (FAST) strategic partner for outstanding performance in manufacturing driveline systems for VW vehicles.


Simon Warburton | 25 Aug 2015

Magna is to showcase its Transformobility Exhibition at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.


Simon Warburton | 10 Aug 2015

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.


Simon Warburton | 7 Aug 2015

Magna has posted second quarter sales down 9% to US$8.1bn with a weakening of certain currencies against the US dollar reporting currency, in particular the euro and Canadian dollar, having a significant negative impact.

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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.

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Profile of Grupo Antolin: An Expanding Force in Automotive Interiors

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