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THE WEEK THAT WAS: And so to Paris

The Paris show, of course, was the big event this week and just-auto was there in force....

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....

Latest Interviews

GKN all-wheel-drive technology update 7 Oct 2014

Calum MacRae

Interview with Rob Rickell, Senior Vice President Global Engineering, Principal Engineer, GKN plc. At the recent Paris Show, Calum MacRae caught up with him to discuss technology developments in the AWD market such as driveline disconnect and e-axles.


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.

Latest News

TRW books Q3 net earnings down 4% to US$189m 28 Oct 2014

Simon Warburton

TRW has reported third quarter net earnings of US$189m, down 4%, with sales of US$4.2bn, a decrease of 1% compared to the prior year period.


ZF UK axle factory marks 10 years of JLR supply 30 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

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


ZF hails 'positive feedback' on TRW buy 25 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

ZF CEO Dr Stefan Sommer has said that he has received "only positive feedback after announcing this acquisition [of TRW] in the spirit of partnership".


Bosch flexes in consumer products sector 23 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

Bosch plans to buy full control of its home-appliance joint venture from partner Siemens for EUR3bn in a move being seen as a strategic play as big automotive suppliers vie to exploit competitive strengths in the wake of ZF's deal to acquire TRW.


GAZ Group launches medium-duty truck 22 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

GAZ Group's Gorky automobile plant has begun production of a new, medium-duty truck called the GAZon Next.

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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