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Ford charts path for long-term growth - Analysis

21 September 2016 | Dave Leggett

At its recent ‘Investor Day’, Ford’s senior management set out its strategic priorities. The plan is to build on core strengths and grow in emerging opportunities. Dave Leggett describes some highlights and offers an assessment.

Volkswagen counts the cost of 'dieselgate'

31 May 2016 | Ray Hutton

Volkswagen Group pushed expected liabilities from the diesel scandal into the 2015 accounts, so that it can make a new start with a new boss and a new organisation, writes Ray Hutton. However, 2016 is shaping up to be a challenging year for the company.

Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance good news for both

13 May 2016 | Tony Pugliese

Nissan Motor confirmed this week that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, in a deal worth JPY247bn (US$2.17bn).

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Q1 profits rolling in

6 May 2016 | Graeme Roberts

News that Geely-owned Volvo Cars had made first quarter earnings gains thanks to strong sales of its recently launched, and high margin, XC90 luxury SUV drew a lot of just-auto reader eyeballs this week. Thus proving my long-held theory that new product, and lots of it, usually leads to profits. Volvo has continued the new model roll with the S90/V90 and there's more to come - I'm off to Sweden next week to learn more about the products we can expect on the new CMA architecture co-developed with Geely.

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INTERVIEW: CLEPA CEO Jean-Marc Gales - Paris show

2 October 2012 | Simon Warburton

European Automotive Supplier body, CLEPA, continues to power its members' interests in Brussels as well as act as the Continent's arm in negotiations with its Japanese equivalent in JAPIA and American counterparts, OESA. Simon Warburton talked to CLEPA CEO, Jean-Marc Gales at last week's Paris motor show.

INTERVIEW: FKG managing director Fredrik Sidahl

20 March 2012 | Simon Warburton

Newly-appointed managing director of Scandinavian supplier body, FKG, Fredrik Sidahl, was 25 years with Volvo before working for Saab. In the first of two interviews, he talked to Simon Warburton in his Gothenburg office about the collapse of the iconic Swedish brand and gave some frank views on the government's attempts to save it.

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Michelin posts Q3 net sales down 2.5% to EUR5.2bn

24 October 2016 | Simon Warburton

Michelin has posted third quarter net sales down 2.5%to EUR5.2bn (US$5.7bn), while nine-month net sales dropped 2.1% to EUR15.5bn.

Daimler boosts Q3 sales and profits

21 October 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler has posted record third quarter 2016 unit sales and EBIT adjusted for special items after boosting unit sales 5% to 754,100 cars and commercial vehicles worldwide.

Valeo records Q3 sales up 16% to EUR3.9bn

21 October 2016 | Simon Warburton

Valeo has unveiled third-quarter sales up 16% to EUR3.9bn (US$4.3bn), while nine-month consolidated sales came in at EUR12.1bn , up 13%.

Gentex Q3 net income up 18%

21 October 2016 | Dave Leggett

Gentex Corporation has reported financial results for the three months ended September 30 that show healthy rises to net income, operating profit and revenue.

Tivoli lifts SsangYong results

21 October 2016 | Dave Leggett

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, has announced that for three cumulative quarters of this year from January to September 2016, the company has recorded sales of 111,683 units, revenue of KRW 2,627.9bn (US$2.339m), operating profit of KRW 20bn and a net profit of KRW 23bn.

just-auto Plus only Valeo Q3 2016 sales climb 16%

21 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Following the meeting of its board of directors on 20 October 2016, Valeo released its sales figures for the third quarter of 2016. Jacques Aschenbroich, Valeo's chairman and chief...

just-auto Plus only Wabco Q3 2016 sales up 5.2%

21 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Wabco Holdings, a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, today reported Q3 2016 results. Sales:...

just-auto Plus only Supreme Industries net income up 78.7% in Q3 2016

21 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Supreme Industries a leading manufacturer of specialised commercial vehicles including truck bodies and speciality vehicles, on 20 October 2016 announced improved financial results for its third...

just-auto Plus only Solvay commences construction of new Mexican site

21 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Solvay, a world leader in polyamide-based performance materials, is building a Technyl polyamide compounding unit in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, with initial annual capacity of 10KT. This new...

just-auto Plus only PPG Q3 2016 sales up 2%

21 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

PPG on 20 October 2016 reported third quarter 2016 net sales of US$3.8bn, up almost 2% versus the prior-year figure of $3.7bn. Sales volumes grew 1.6% and acquisition-related sales contributed more...

just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium Q3 2016 revenue up 20.6%

21 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Over the first nine months of the year 2016, economic revenue of Plastic Omnium totalled EUR4,889.3m (US$5,351.05m), an increase of +12.1% in reported data, in comparison with the first nine months...

just-auto Plus only Dana reports sales of US$1.38bn in Q3 2016

21 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Dana Incorporated on 20 October 2016 announced financial results for the third quarter of 2016. Sales totalled US$1.38bn, compared with $1.47bn in 2015. Dana's Light Vehicle Driveline...

Ratings agency says US dealer happy time over

20 October 2016 | Graeme Roberts

The best of times may have passed for US auto dealers with vehicle sales likely past their peak and dealer profit margins slipping, Fitch Ratings said.

just-auto Plus only Lamborghini/MIT-Italy enter strategic partnership

20 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Automobili Lamborghini has signed an agreement with the MIT-Italy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The agreement marks the start of a collaboration between these two...

Mitsubishi forecasts larger full year losses

19 October 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has warned it expects a larger loss for fiscal year 2016/2017 than previously forecast.

just-auto Plus only NXP’s divestiture transaction approved by CFIUS

18 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

NXP Semiconductors on 17 October 2016 announced that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has approved the transaction under which NXP divests its Standard Products...

just-auto Plus only CDTi sign strategic partnership deal with SPMH

18 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Clean Diesel Technologies, (CDTi or the company), a leader in advanced emission catalyst technology, and Sino-Precious Metals Holding (SPMH) in Kunming, China have signed a memorandum of...

VW eyes 10% cost cuts - reports

17 October 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen reportedly is sharply reining in spending as a consequence of the huge costs incurred by the ongoing diesel emissions test-cheat crisis that has engulfed the automaker.

just-auto Plus only Bosch inks agreement to acquire ITK Engineering

17 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

On 12 October, 2016, the Bosch Group signed an agreement to acquire ITK Engineering, a development services company headquartered in the town of Rülzheim in Germany’s southern Palatinate...

just-auto Plus only Benecke-Kaliko acquires Hornschuch Group

17 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Hornschuch Group is one of the leading manufacturers of design, functional and compact films, foam laminates, and artificial leather for industrial applications (furniture and construction...

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