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THE WEEK THAT WAS: A European renaissance?

'Car sales in Europe off to a strong start' is not a headline we've been accustomed to writing much in the last few years but we did, finall...

ANALYSIS: Ford: Time to rev up profits in 2015?

Following the unveiling of Ford's Q4 and full-year 2014 financial results and, more importantly, its outlook for 2015, an obvious question i...

Review of 2014 (1)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

Supplier industry M&A and IPO briefing

This month's managament briefing reviews the financial position of the global supplier automotive supplier industry. Part 2 highlights recen...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: CLEPA CEO Jean-Marc Gales - Paris show 2 Oct 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 Mar 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.

Latest News

Lear increases Q1 sales and operating profit 24 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

For the first quarter of 2015, Lear reported sales of $4.5bn, core operating earnings of $294m, net income of $147m and adjusted earnings per share of $2.28. This compares with sales of $4.4bn, operating income of $243m, net income of $122m and adjusted earnings per share of $1.84 for the first quarter of 2014.

Lear profit jumps 21% in Q1 24 Apr 15

Dave Leggett

Lear has reported first quarter profit up 21% on buoyant sales of seats, boosted by strong industry volume in North America.

Hyundai Motor reports profit decline again 24 Apr 15

Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor has reported profit a decline in earnings for the fifth consecutive quarter on slower sales and currency effects.

Johnson Controls’ Q2 net sales down 2.8% 24 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Johnson Controls' net sales for the second quarter of fiscal year ended 31 March 2015 were down 2.8% to US$9.19bn. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was up 13.8% to $611m. Net increased to $529m from $261m.

Canadian finance to lure VW work for local firms 24 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Export Development Canada (EDC) has announced financing of EUR400m for Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen).

Valeo records Q1 sales up 15% to US$3.9bn 24 Apr 15

Simon Warburton

Valeo has posted first-quarter consolidated sales up 15% to EUR3.6bn (US$3.9bn), an increase of 6% on a like-for-like basis.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

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

Post-merger shake-out 4 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

With the Fiat-Chrysler merger now appearing to be on the final straight, this Non Sequitur cartoon about post-merger scenarios gave me a coffee break giggle.

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