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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

BASF partners Würth to drive India refinish biz 17 Dec 14

Dave Leggett

BASF India and Würth India have announced that effective 1 January 2015, Würth India will take over the import, distribution and technical service in India of Glasurit, a BASF premium automotive refinish paint brand.


Michelin begins India truck tyre manufacturing 4 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Michelin has started producing truck tyres in India at its INR40bn (US$646m) plant in Chennai.


CLEPA has to speak language of Brussels: CEO 2 Dec 14

Simon Warburton

European automotive supplier body, CLEPA, says it will fight for access to some of the estimated EUR3bn (US$3.7bn) available through the EU's Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme.


Delphi mulls zero fatalities scenario 1 Dec 14

Simon Warburton

Delphi says suppliers which achieve innovations towards autonomous transportation and boost the quest to end road deaths, will be the "winners" as technology towards self-driving moves relentlessly forward.


China Automotive starts building Brazil plant 1 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

China Automotive Systems has begun construction of the first stage of a factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil which will assemble steering units sold to South American automakers.


Chengshan takes control of Cooper tyre JV 1 Dec 14

Tony Pugliese

China’s Chengshan Group has agreed to take full control of its tyre joint venture with US-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.

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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