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THE WEEK THAT WAS: There's a ghost in the house...

Yes folks, there's a ghost in the house and the temptation is to say, it's the ghost of safety. Okay, that's a bit laboured in the week of H...

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...

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.


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.

Latest News

Kumho to move plants to Nanjing outskirts 26 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Kumho Tyre plans to shift and combine both its Nanjing plants in China to an economic development zone in Pukou following a government regulation in 2011 which requires all the factories in the city to be moved to the outskirts.


Iochpe names new Maxion Wheels CEO 21 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Iochpe Maxion has promoted Pieter Klinkers to CEO of Maxion Wheels, effective 1 March, 2015.


BMW moves to over-the-air updates in navigation 6 Jan 15

Cat Dow

At CES 2015, BMW has announced it will be updating its navigation systems in its Connected Drive suite via the cloud.


Johnson Controls names new Power Solutions chief 6 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Johnson Controls has named Joe Walicki vice president and president of its Power Solutions (batteries) business. The board also named him a corporate officer.


Orio acquires Nevs Saab spare parts tools 23 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Orio AB, formerly Saab Automobile Parts AB, said it had signed a contract with Nevs and has acquired all the tools located at suppliers and used for producing original [OEM] spare parts for all existing models.


Bridgestone develops tyre wear monitor 18 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Bridgestone has developed a CAIS (Contact Area Information Sensing) based system that can assess tyre wear and tread depth, Tyrepress reported.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.


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.

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