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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...

Briefing: Supplier industry financial review

Part 1 of this briefing reviews the recent financial results of a sample of major global auto suppliers; Part 2 highlights recent developmen...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: All eyes on Vienna

I've come off the bench this week, as just-auto news editor, Graeme Roberts, takes a well-earned sojorn in Shakespeare's home county, HQ als...

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

ZF appoints Franz Kleiner and Peter Lake to board 19 Dec 2014

Simon Warburton

ZF Friedrichshafen has appointed Franz Kleiner and Peter Lake, members of ZF's Board of Management.


ZF produces around 27m ready-to-install axle sets 17 Dec 2014

Dave Leggett

ZF says that it has been delivering Just-in-Time and Just-in-Sequence complete axle systems to automotive manufacturers' production lines for 20 years.


TRW shareholders approve acquisition by ZF 20 Nov 2014

Simon Warburton

ZF Friedrichshafen and TRW say they welcome the decision by stockholders of the US supplier to approve the acquisition of the Michigan-headquarted company by its German counterpart.


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.

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

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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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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