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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...

COMMENT: Has ZF fired M&A starting gun with TRW?

Is ZF Friedrichshafen's mooted takeover of TRW Automotive a ploy to smooth the peaks and troughs of any future recession?...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Advanced tech drives the news

The boffins at Jaguar Land Rover revealed this week that they have come up with something akin to an on-board assistant built into your car....

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

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.

ZF said to be in TRW acquisition talks 31 Jul 2014

Chris Wright

ZF Friedrichshafen is said to be in advanced talks to acquire TRW Automotive Holdings in a deal estimated at nearly US$12bn.

TRW beats forecasts with Q2 results 29 Jul 2014

Dave Leggett

TRW - a supplier that has attracted M&A interest from ZF - has beaten expectations to report second quarter net profit up 7% to $265m.

Hella ‘planning IPO’ 28 Jul 2014

Tony Lewis

In another sign of a pick-up in supplier activity, family-owned Hella Hueck is reported to be planning an initial public offering later this year.

ZF Friedrichshafen expands Asia-Pacific HQ 24 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

ZF is considerably expanding its headquarters for China and Asia-Pacific in Shanghai: the space for offices, laboratories, and test benches will almost be quadrupled from 11,000 sq m to 54,000 sq m.

Latest blogs

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 Electric Power Steering Market 2012-2016

Global Electric Power Steering Market 2012-2016

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Electric Power Steering market to grow at a CAGR of 13.44 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the i...

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