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The week - Results season is upon us, again

28 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

That came around again quickly - results season again is upon as, depending on whether automakers and parts suppliers work on calendar year or, commonly in Japan, India and, coincidentally, in our very own parent company Aroq's head office, fiscal year, first quarter or fourth quarter/full year financials spill out all over.


Daimler suggests a good Q1 result - the week

13 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

'Early doors' - to borrow a phrase from our editor - for me ahead of the Easter break hence an earlier than usual look back at an already shortened week.


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.


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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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Four automakers announce Takata settlements in US

22 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States.


Toyoda Gosei and Daicel agree cooperation

22 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyoda Gosei and Daicel Corporation (Osaka, Japan) have agreed to cooperate further over future business and enter into a capital tie-up.


just-auto Plus only Saint-Gobain to acquire Biolink

22 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Saint-Gobain has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the equity capital of Biolink, a German manufacturer of speciality adhesive tapes. Founded in 1997 and based in Waakirchen,...


just-auto Plus only MAN/partners establish development partnership

22 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Luxembourg's gloves are off: from 2020, the country plans to implement its zero-emissions target for inner-city transport and will no longer buy buses with conventional drives. For this reason,...


just-auto Plus only ZF joins e.GO Mobile to develop autonomous vehicle

19 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Autonomous electromobility will make traffic in metropolitan areas cleaner, safer and more efficient. To promote the establishment of these systems and to inspire new technological innovations, ZF...


just-auto Plus only Renault/Qualcomm/Vedecom jointly develop DEVC sys

19 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Renault on 18 May 2017 demonstrated dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving. Renault has participated with Qualcomm Technologies and Vedecom...


just-auto Plus only Johnson Electric sales up 24% in FY 2016/17

18 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Johnson Electric Holdings Limited (“Johnson Electric”), a global leader in electric motors and motion subsystems, today announced its results for the twelve months ended 31 March...


just-auto Plus only ZF to acquire BeeSpeed Automatizari

17 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has signed an investment and cooperation agreement with the engineering services company BeeSpeed, with the ultimate goal of eventually acquiring BeeSpeed’s automotive...


just-auto Plus only Witte invests in Tapkey to enhance digital access

17 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Witte Automotive, one of the leading global automotive suppliers for vehicle locking systems, is taking a share in the Vienna-based startup Tapkey, the innovative developer of mobile access...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks/Renova test autonomous refuse truck

17 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Together with Swedish waste management company Renova, Volvo Trucks is currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a...


just-auto Plus only Flex/Caruma join over intelligent interior systems

17 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

AGM Automotive, a leading global developer and supplier of automotive interiors and consoles – recently acquired by Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider Flex has entered into a joint...


Ford to cut global workforce by 10% - report

16 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

Ford is reportedly planning a new cost cutting drive that would reduce its global workforce by around 10%.


just-auto Plus only Faurecia joins MAI Carbon cluster

16 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Faurecia announced that it is joining the leading cluster MAI Carbon of the Incorporated Society of Carbon Composites based at the Augsburg (Germany) Innovation Park in order to develop...


just-auto Plus only CDTi reports US $8.2m revenue in Q1 2017

16 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Clean Diesel Technologies ("CDTi" or "the Company"), a leader in advanced emission control technology, reported its financial results for the first quarter ended 31 March...


Porsche SE boosts Q1 profit

15 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) has reported first quarter group profit of EUR986m, a 49% rise versus EUR661m a year ago.


Yokohama Q1 profit up 56% to US$50m

12 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Yokohama has recorded first quarter profit attributable to its parent up 56% to US$50.1m on a 32% increase in operating income to JPY9.1bn and a 14.2% rise net sales, to JPY47.7bn.


Kongsberg unveils Q1 revenue up 11% to EUR270m

12 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Kongsberg has posted first quarter revenue of EUR270m (US$294m), an increase of EUR27m or 11% compared to the same period last year.


just-auto Plus only Thyssenkrupp Q2 2016/17 sales up 12%

12 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The industrial and technology group Thyssenkrupp remains on growth track: Order intake, sales and adjusted EBIT were higher year-on-year both in the first half and the second quarter of the...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki sales down 0.3% to JPY3,169.5bn in FY 2016

12 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Suzuki Announces the financial results for FY2016 (April 2016 to March 2017) Decreased net sales and increased income for this fiscal year Annual dividends up by...


just-auto Plus only Brembo Q1 2017 revenue up 12.2% at EUR632.6m

12 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Brembo’s Board of Directors chaired by Alberto Bombassei examined and approved the Group’s quarterly results at 31 March 2017. Brembo Group’s net consolidated revenues...



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