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COMMENT: Beijing wants a greener auto sector

The focus in Beijing's auto show this year is firmly on green technologies. That's perhaps not too surprising when you bear in mind the prob...

Management briefing: UK engine manufacturing (1)

The recent announcement by Bentley that its Crewe headquarters is to become the centre of excellence for the Volkswagen Group for all W12 en...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Assembly plant week?

OK, OK, I admit it - this week is looking a bit like Assembly Plant

BMW i3 plant Leipzig marries new alongside old

'Marriage' is, to anyone used to touring car assembly plants regularly, a familiar term, describing the joining of painted and trimmed body...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: VW Rus director Marcus Osegowitsch 20 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.

Q&A with SABIC’s Innovative Plastics: PC glazing 17 Feb 2014

Matthew Beecham

Alongside the enthusiasm amongst car designers for more glass, pressure to produce more complex glazing shapes and styles is also driving up interest in alternative polycarbonate (PC) glazing technologies. We wouldn’t call it a gold rush but we continue to see a steady stream of interest in PC glazings for certain applications. To find out how this market is shaping up, Matthew Beecham spoke to Scott Fallon, general manager, Automotive, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business.

Latest News

VW leaves representation door open at Chattanooga 24 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

Volkswagen is leaving open the door to "representation" for its Tennessee employees following the UAW's decision to withdraw its appeal with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), relating to what it referred to as interference in elections for the automaker's Chattanooga workers.

BEIJING SHOW: VW China e-mobility campaign 22 Apr 2014

Dave Leggett

Volkswagen Group is to start an electro-mobility campaign in China spearheaded by the electric up! and e-Golf models. VW Group CEO Dr Martin Winterkorn hailed it as the "biggest initiative for e-mobility in China's automotive history".

UAW pulls NLRB Chattanooga vote objections 22 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

America's UAW body says it has withdrawn its objections with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), relating to what it referred to as "interference by politicians" in elections for Volkswagen Chattanooga workers.

Toyota plans heavy investments in China 22 Apr 2014

Tony Pugliese

Toyota announced it plans a substantial expansion of its production base in mainland China, as it as it looks to make ground on key rivals such as General Motors and Volkswagen in the world’s largest vehicle market.

Third successive quarter of growth in Europe 17 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

The European new car market recorded a third successive quarter of growth thanks to a 9.3% year on year increase in March.

Latest blogs

VW bites the bullet down under 12 Jun 2013

Graeme Roberts

I don't think the saga of the problematic VWs in Australia is going to go down as one of the auto industry's Great PR Moments.

Company research

Volkswagen AG (VOW3) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Volkswagen AG (VOW3) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis

Volkswagen AG (VOW3) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by Global...

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Volkswagen AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Volkswagen AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships &

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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Car Manufacturing - Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide

Car Manufacturing - Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide

The Emerging 5 Car Manufacturing industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2008-12, and forecast to 2017)...

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