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Private Equity firms lose on suppliers

18 August 2009

The bankruptcies of Chrysler and GM may have completed relatively quickly, but the pain in the auto parts industry is still a long way from being healed. Private equity auto parts investors say that the restructuring of the two big auto companies has removed a lot of uncertainty from the equation.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: It's all about GM

15 May 2009

Now that Chrysler's Chapter 11 restructuring process is well in hand, though hardly without further pain, beady eyes are now sharply focused on General Motors which has roughly two weeks to make a pact with bondholders and the United Auto Workers union or follow its smaller US rival into the hands of bankruptcy court.


Review of road wheels market

18 September 2007

Since being rolled out by the Sumerians in around 3500 BC, the wheel has been constantly re-invented. Styling flexibility, reduced weight and high quality are just some of the requirements automakers expect from their wheel suppliers today, writes Matthew Beecham.


North American suppliers see earnings growth

13 January 2003

Times may seem hard for suppliers in North America, but analysis released by Edmund Chew’s AutoBusiness suggests that some suppliers have enjoyed earnings growth in 2002. However, AutoBusiness believe that earnings growth in 2003 could be restricted by a softening North American vehicle market in 2003. They also say that strategies for long-term success are continuing to evolve as lessons from the late 1990s continue to be absorbed.

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Q&A with Hayes Lemmerz International

4 October 2007

Hayes Lemmerz International Inc is a major global supplier of automotive and commercial highway wheels, brakes and powertrain components. Over the last decade, the company has expanded geographically, broadened its product range and branched out to supply heavy truck makers. Continuing just-auto’s series of Q&As with automotive component manufacturers, Matthew Beecham talked to Fred Bentley, Chief Operating Officer, President of the Global Wheel Group, Hayes Lemmerz International Inc.

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Iochpe names new Maxion Wheels CEO

21 January 2015

Iochpe Maxion has promoted Pieter Klinkers to CEO of Maxion Wheels, effective 1 March, 2015.


just-auto Plus only US: Maxion Wheels sells over 1m VersaStyle Wheels in 2014

15 October 2014

Maxion Wheels has reached sales of more than 1m VersaStyle wheels in 2014. Maxion Wheels first introduced VersaStyle wheels in 2005 to meet a demand for a wheel with universal appeal and versatility and have sold more than 15m VersaStyle wheels since their...


just-auto Plus only US: Maxion Wheels announces management changes

25 February 2014

Maxion Wheels has announced that Pieter Klinkers has accepted the promotion to, and additional responsibilities of, president - Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific and Global Innovation, effective 1 March. Pieter will continue to report to Fred Bentley, the...


just-auto Plus only US: DTNA recalls 279 trucks over crash risks

17 December 2012

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling 279 units of model year 2013 Freightliner brand; Business Class M2, Cascadia, Coronado, 108SD, 114SD, and model year 2013 Western Star 4700 and 4900 trucks, equipped with model number 90262 and 90541 Hayes...


Fisker names Dana's Yost as CFO

3 July 2012

Luxury electric vehicle (EV) maker Fisker Automotive has appointed Jim Yost as chief financial officer.


just-auto Plus only US: Fisker Automtive appoints Jim Yost Chief Financial Officer

3 July 2012

Fisker Automotive, the leading manufacturer of luxury Electric Vehicles with extended range (EVerTM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Yost as Chief Financial Officer. A well-known automotive industry financial executive with more than 30 years...


just-auto Plus only BRAZIL: Iochpe-Maxion’s automotive segment posts gross profit of US$48.9m in Q1/2012

16 May 2012

Iochpe-Maxion's automotive segment posted a gross profit of BRL97.73m (US$48.9m) for the first quarter of 2012, a decrease of 8.6% year on year from BRL106.95m. Net operating revenue for the quarter was BRL1.07bn, a 102.7% increase against the first quarter of...


just-auto Plus only US: Iochpe-Maxion subsidiary announces completion of Hayes Lemmerz acquisition

2 February 2012

Iochpe-Maxion made public that its North American subsidiary Iochpe Holdings has concluded 100% acquisition of Hayes Lemmerz International, previously announced on 5 October 2011.


just-auto Plus only BRAZIL: Iochpe-Maxion gets green light to acquire Hayes Lemmerz

16 December 2011

The US Federal Trade Commission has given the green light to Iochpe-Maxion SA to acquire Hayes Lemmerz International, reports Bloomberg. Iochpe-Maxion will acquire Hayes Lemmerz for US$702m plus $23m debt assumption, according to a 5 October 2011 regulatory...


just-auto Plus only US: Wabash National awards company’s top suppliers

4 November 2011

On 3 November, Wabash National recognized key suppliers during its annual supplier conference. Sixteen awards were presented to the company's top suppliers who went above and beyond to meet increasing customer demand and maximize productivity. Dick Giromini,...


just-auto Plus only BRAZIL: Iochpe-Maxion to acquire Hayes Lemmerz for US$725m

7 October 2011

Iochpe-Maxion SA announced that its North American subsidiary Iochpe Holdings LLC has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger to acquire 100% of Hayes Lemmerz International, for total consideration in the amount of approximately US$725m (including the...


just-auto Plus only US: Hayes Lemmerz steel wheels standard across Wabash product line

28 January 2011

Hayes Lemmerz has announced that Hayes Lemmerz powder-coated, lightweight steel wheels will be standard on Wabash National trailers.   "We are pleased to recognize Hayes Lemmerz as our standard supplier of steel wheels," said Dick Giromini,...


Lear appoints non-executive chairman

13 August 2010

Lear Corporation has elected Henry Wallace as non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors with immediate effect.


Ford adds 13 new ABF companies

26 April 2010

Ford is adding 13 new companies to its Aligned Business Framework (ABF), bringing to 90 the total number of key component and service suppliers.


Hayes Lemmerz out of bankruptcy

22 December 2009

Wheelmaker Hayes Lemmerz International has emerged from its voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganisation. The 101-year-old company had filed for bankruptcy in May.


Hayes-Lemmerz reaches agreement on reorganisation

3 September 2009

Hayes Lemmerz International has reached an agreement with its lenders and unsecured creditors on the terms of a plan of reorganisation. The wheelmaker said bankruptcy court had approved the company’s disclosure statement incorporating the terms of the agreement.


Chinese and European suppliers may win in global s

24 August 2009

A shake out in the automotive supplier industry caused by the economic crisis will lead to good news for some businesses, according to a leading management consulting firm which said European and Chinese companies dominate a list of more than 350 automotive suppliers likely to emerge as winners in the global consolidation of the sector.


Bankruptcy court OKs Hayes Lemmerz financing

16 June 2009

The US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware has authorised Hayes Lemmerz International, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, to obtain post petition secured financing of up to US$100m of new liquidity to fund operations.


Hayes Lemmerz sees $100m financing approved

15 May 2009

Hayes Lemmerz International has received court approval of up to US$100m of debtor-in-possession financing, permitting it immediate access to up to $30m to continue operations in the ordinary course of business.


Hayes Lemmerz files for Chapter 11 protection

12 May 2009

Steel and alloy wheel supplier Hayes Lemmerz International has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after agreeing a pre-negotiated restructure with its lenders.


Fitch eyes ratings cut at seven suppliers

12 December 2008

Fitch Ratings has placed seven US auto industry suppliers on a ratings watch because of the threat of the potential bankruptcy filing by General Motors. Fitch added that in its opinion a GM bankruptcy would be followed by a similar filing at Ford.


M&A accelerates in European supplier sector

19 August 2008

The European Automotive sector is accelerating away from its North American rivals, according to research by the corporate finance team at Houlihan Lokey. It is not only Europe’s car manufacturers who are winning the race, the top 20 European supplier groups are also shifting up a gear, making more acquisitions and significantly fewer divestitures.


Wheel maker boosts Q1 sales, reduces loss

9 June 2008

Alloy wheel specialist Hayes Lemmerz International has reported fiscal first quarter (30 April) sales of US$573.8m, up 15% year on year. Adjusted EBITDA improved 9% to $54.6m and core operating earnings (excluding discontinued operations and restructuring charges) improved to $25.2m from $21.1m a year earlier. The net loss for the quarter improved slightly to $12.8m, compared with a loss of $15.3m a year ago.


Hayes Lemmerz plant to close

13 May 2008

Wheels specialist Hayes Lemmerz International will close its aluminium wheel facility in Gainesville, Georgia by the end of December 2008.


Brembo revenue and profits up

13 November 2007

Brake maker Brembo posted a more than 20% rise in its third-quarter core profit on higher revenues on Tuesday, and announced a widening of its supply agreement with BMW.


Hayes Lemmerz unloads brake components unit

9 November 2007

Hayes Lemmerz International and Brembo on Friday announced the sale of Hayes Lemmerz' automotive brake components division to Brembo North America.


Hayes Lemmerz promotes finance chief

21 August 2007

Hayes Lemmerz International has named James Yost to the new post of executive vice president and chief financial officer.


Hayes Lemmerz sells aluminium parts unit

2 July 2007

Hayes Lemmerz International has sold wholly-owned subsidiary, MGG Group BV to an affiliate of the ECF-Group, a privately held company based in Switzerland and The Netherlands.


Hayes Lemmersz estimates Q1 results

15 May 2007

Wheel, brake and powertrain components maker Hayes Lemmerz International on Tuesday day announced estimated results for the fiscal year 2007 first quarter and issued updated guidance for the full fiscal year of 2007.


Steel wheel India expansion

21 February 2007

Hayes Lemmerz International Indian subsidiary Kalyani Lemmerz has completed the expansion of its commercial vehicle steel wheel facility, bringing annual capacity to 800,000.

Maxion Wheels news

Iochpe names new Maxion Wheels CEO

21 January 2015

Iochpe Maxion has promoted Pieter Klinkers to CEO of Maxion Wheels, effective 1 March, 2015. Kli...


just-auto Plus only US: Maxion Wheels sells over 1m VersaStyle Wheels in 2014

15 October 2014

Maxion Wheels has reached sales of more than 1m VersaStyle wheels in 2014. Maxion Wheels first in...


just-auto Plus only US: Maxion Wheels announces management changes

25 February 2014

Maxion Wheels has announced that Pieter Klinkers has accepted the promotion to, and additional re...


just-auto Plus only US: DTNA recalls 279 trucks over crash risks

17 December 2012

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling 279 units of model year 2013 Freightliner bran...


Fisker names Dana's Yost as CFO

3 July 2012

Luxury electric vehicle (EV) maker Fisker Automotive has appointed Jim Yost as chief financial of...


just-auto Plus only US: Fisker Automtive appoints Jim Yost Chief Financial Officer

3 July 2012

Fisker Automotive, the leading manufacturer of luxury Electric Vehicles with extended range (EVer...



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