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Review of 2014 (1)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

Supplier industry M&A and IPO briefing

This month's managament briefing reviews the financial position of the global supplier automotive supplier industry. Part 2 highlights recen...

Latest Interviews

Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson 19 Jan 2015

Calum MacRae

Nexteer, the former GM Saginaw steering division, has flourished under the ownership of China-based Pacific Century Motors its owner since 2011. Calum MacRae caught up with Nexteer’s president and COO Laurent Bresson at the recent NAIAS.


INTERVIEW: Shell's Dr. Jens Sommer 11 Nov 2014

Calum MacRae

Dr. Jens Sommer has worked as Senior Transmission Expert in Shell Global Solutions in Germany since 2010. Currently, he is based at Shell's new Technology Centre in Shanghai to support local OEMs. As Senior Transmission Expert, Dr. Sommer is in charge of manual transmission and dry dual clutch transmission fluid development activities, which covers passenger cars as well as heavy duty applications.

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TRW reports record full year sales 13 Feb 2015

Dave Leggett

TRW has reported fourth quarter sales of $4.3bn (-3%) and record full year sales of $17.5bn, up 1% on last year.


TRW records Q4 sales down 3% to US$4.3bn 13 Feb 2015

Simon Warburton

TRW has revealed fourth quarter 2014 financial results with sales of US$4.3bn, a decrease of 3% compared to the same period a year ago.


JLR launches China built Range Rover Evoque 6 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched its locally made Range Rover Evoque in China.


ZF India opens US$24m plant 6 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

ZF has opened an INR1.5bn (US$24m) facility at Chakan in Pune.


ZF completes JV stake sale to Bosch 30 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

ZF Friedrichshafen has completed the sale of its 50% share in the ZF Lenksysteme joint venture to JV partner Robert 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 (ZF) is an automotive company. The company manufactures and markets automotive parts for the automotive industry. Its products include transmission components, steering systems,...

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Global Off-Highway Hybrid Commercial Vehicle Components Market 2014-2018

Global Off-Highway Hybrid Commercial Vehicle Components Mark

The use of hybrid technology was prominent in passenger cars earlier; however, advances in technology have ensured its widespread adoption in vehicles other than passenger cars. Also, rise in fuel pri...

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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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