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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Recall axe falls at GM

There are 15 vacant desks at General Motors in the US today - the latest development in the debacle that saw a faulty ignition switch design...

Aftermarket growing again in Europe

Europe remains world's largest aftermarket according to data from research firm Frost & Sullivan. It's a big industry accounting for around...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: 'Boss-napping'

A dispute in France caught the eye last week. A couple of unfortunate Goodyear executives found themselves at the sharp end of an industrial...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Back into the fray...

Well, it's been a very short working week - just two days in fact - but the new year has already given us auto industry talking points. As e...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Federal-Mogul Motorparts 24 Jun 2014

Matthew Beecham

Federal-Mogul’s Vehicle Components division was recently renamed Federal-Mogul Motorparts. This business manufactures vehicle braking, chassis, sealing and other service parts. Here, Matthew Beecham spoke to Daniel Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.


INTERVIEW: Chrysler's MOPAR chief, Pietro Gorlier 19 Mar 2014

Chris Wright

The launch of the new Jeep Renegade opens up a whole new showcase of parts and accessories for MOPAR, the long established aftersales arm of Chrysler.

Latest News

Ministry denies autoparts duty cut 16 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

India's finance ministry has turned down automobile makers' demand for cut in import duty on motor vehicle parts.


VW selects Bosch as e-Golf charging partner 11 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Volkswagen of America has announced providers of charging services for e-Golf models, the first zero-tailpipe emissions electric vehicle to be sold by Volkswagen in the US market.


MG Rover spare parts distributor moves house 3 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

MG Rover may have gone bust in 2005 but its 'original' spare parts operation, XPart, established in 2001, is still going strong. It recently moved operations from Desford to Hinckley Commercial Estate.


China Yuchai acquires remanufacturing JV 2 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

China Yuchai International main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery will use equity transfer to restructure ownership of its joint venture - Yuchai Remanufacturing Services (Suzhou), taking control of a company previously owned 49% by Caterpillar (China) Investment.


Kumho Tyre resumes plan to build US plant 26 Jun 14

Graeme Roberts

Kumho Tyre has resumed its plan, which had been suspended for six years, to build a production plant in the US, according to the Yonhap news agency.


Bosch opens first plant in Indonesia 19 Jun 14

Graeme Roberts

Bosch has begun operations at its new EUR10m car parts plant in Indonesia as part of a more sustained wave of expansion into south-east Asia’s automotive sector.

Latest blogs

An aftermarket innovation impacting JLR 13 May 14

Dave Leggett

Well, it is maybe not an innovation for people to be all that pleased about.


Ford's timely snow plough prep option 6 Feb 14

Graeme Roberts

If you live there you are probably up to your armpits in the white stuff, frozen solid, with the power off and the heating oil bill up 50%. If not, you might have heard that the midwest and northeast US, and even points far further south than they should be, have had wave after wave of snow and ice storms.

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