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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Big fish eaten by bigger fish

The big news this week was the long-expected announcement ZF would swallow TRW whole, re-establishing the respected chassis systems and safe...

ANALYSIS: ZF puts in place a growth strategy

After reaching agreement to purchase TRW, 2015 is shaping up to be the most momentous year in ZF's long history. Colin Whitbread considers t...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The August harvest...

The news this week was a mixed bag with some positives and negatives....

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Roasting in Kia's Mojave oven

Memo to self - be a little less facetious. Put 'off on a desert safari' in my Skype status to explain my absence and was greeted on return w...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Shell Lubricants' Richard Tucker 15 Nov 2013

Simon Warburton

Richard Tucker is responsible for the technology development for Shell's commercial and industrial lubricants and fuels. Prior to 2006, when he was appointed to the role, Richard held a number of marketing roles for Shell in the automotive and auto components industry. He talked to Simon Warburton at Shell's recent Energy and Technology Forum near Paris.

Q&A with ZF: Review of suspension systems 2 Jul 2013

Matthew Beecham

There have been some advances made to shock absorbers (dampers) which may be referred to as trends. To improve ride comfort without adding to cost, manufacturers are creating a longer shock absorber movement. Another clear trend in the shocks sector is integrating more electronics. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with executives of ZF about the challenges of developing vehicle suspensions for emerging markets, NVH improved dampers and adoption of electronic suspension technologies.

Latest News

TRW cites shift from components to functionality 19 Sep 2014

Simon Warburton

TRW says it is in a strong position to provide rapidly increasing functionality associated with modern vehicles as driver assist systems (DAS) come increasingly to the fore.

TRW stresses supplier global footprint support 18 Sep 2014

Simon Warburton

TRW says it needs its own suppliers to support a global footprint as OEMs increasingly move to worldwide platform production.

ZF to buy TRW after $13.5bn deal agreed 15 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

TRW will become a separate business division within ZF after the two struck a deal under which ZF will acquire all outstanding shares in TRW.

Bosch taking over EPS JV with ZF 15 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Bosch is to take over completely electric power steering specialist ZF Lenksysteme (ZFLS) which until now has been operated as a 50-50 joint venture by the two rival tier one suppliers.

ZF's TRW plans hit a Bosch hitch - report 15 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

ZF's plans to acquire TRW have reportedly hit an obstacle caused by ZF's longer than expected negotiations to exit a joint venture with Bosch.

Latest blogs

TRW and ZF 15 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

We're digesting the news that TRW will be (subject to the usual approvals) acquired by ZF. Looks like ZF has paid top dollar.

Swish Cobo kicks off Detroit show 14 Jan 2014

Simon Warburton

My first Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Outlook Conference yesterday (12 January) afternoon in the renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and a pretty impressive 150 delegates made the sessions lively and entertaining.

Company research

ZF Friedrichshafen AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

ZF Friedrichshafen AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

ZF Friedrichshafen AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides a comprehensive insight into the company’s history, corporate strategy, business structure and operations. The report contains a detaile...

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Advanced Suspension System Trends

Advanced Suspension System Trends

Advanced suspension systems are relatively new electronically-controlled systems that enhance vehicle stability, road handling and ride quality. These systems use a lightweight material; as well as fa...

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Global All-wheel and 4-wheel Drive Vehicle Market 2014-2018

Global All-wheel and 4-wheel Drive Vehicle Market 2014-2018

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global All-wheel and 4-wheel Drive Vehicle market to grow at a CAGR of 3.13 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market grow...

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