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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

Magneti Marelli opens new US exhaust systems plant 30 Sep 14

Dave Leggett

Magneti Marelli has announced that its exhaust system manufacturing plant located in Independence Township, Mich., near Clarkston, has celebrated its official opening.


Goodyear to use rice husk ash as silica source 24 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Goodyear said it would use ash - left after the burning of rice husks to produce electricity - as an environment friendly source of silica for tyres.


Apollo Tyres green lights Hungary factory 18 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Apollo Tyres plans to start production at a new EUR475m greenfield plant in Hungary by 2017.


Honeywell to increase 'green refrigerants' pace 17 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Honeywell will increase production of its low-global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerants, insulation materials, aerosols and solvents, and, prior to 2020, will achieve a 50% reduction in its annual production of high-GWP hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) on a CO2 equivalent basis.


Apollo Tyres attempts SA restructure 17 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Apollo Tyres has hired a specialist to restructure its operations in South Africa.


Russia/CIS decline spurs Nokian Tyres cutbacks 17 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Nokian Tyres, which specialises in tyres for northern winter conditions, is planning production cuts and temporary layoffs.

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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