Components: Latest news and analysis articles
The big news this week was the long-expected announcement ZF would swallow TRW whole, re-establishing the respected chassis systems and safe...
The people of Scotland have had their say on independence and decided to stay in the UK. It was a close vote, but in the end the margin was...
After reaching agreement to purchase TRW, 2015 is shaping up to be the most momentous year in ZF's long history. Colin Whitbread considers t...
Last week Simon Warburton visited the Moscow Motor Show with Renault Russia and had the opportunity to talk with senior executives, as well...
Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.
The automotive industry is now using logistics in a more proactive way to provide the flexibility which is required due to diversifying model ranges. There is also the question of quality, of course. Components that have been acceptable in previous years are being failed by more stringent testing. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical.
Toyoda Gosei has agreed to plead guilty to price-fixing and pay a US$26m fine according to the US Justice Department.
Magneti Marelli has announced that its exhaust system manufacturing plant located in Independence Township, Mich., near Clarkston, has celebrated its official opening.
Linamar says it is to purchase Carolina Forge Company's (CFC), business of high volume, hot forged product, in Wilson, North Carolina, as well as 66% of the shares of Seissenschmidt, also specialising in hot forgings
Plastics manufacturer, Röchling, says it has started production at its new plant in Kunshan, China, with an investment of around EUR10m (US$12.7m).
Honeywell says it welcomes the European Commission's (EC) move to give Germany two months to comply with the Mobile Air Conditioning Directive.
Germany has been given two months to comply with a European Union (EU) Directive on Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) applications for use in vehicle refrigerant systems.
We're digesting the news that TRW will be (subject to the usual approvals) acquired by ZF. Looks like ZF has paid top dollar.
In a pleasing variation of authority using cameras to spy on car drivers, General Motors has come up with a car camera that can be a nosey parker on the valet parker entrusted with the keys to your pride and joy.
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