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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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HERE/Pioneer join over mapping solutions

28 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

HERE Technologies (HERE), the Netherlands-based global provider of mapping and location services, and Increment P Corporation (IPC), a mapping subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation (Pioneer), the global car electronics company, have signed definitive agreements with the aim of enabling global mapping solutions for the autonomous driving era.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks extend supply agreement with Wabco

27 June 2017 | 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, on 26 June 2017 announced that Daimler Trucks has...


Tata denies plans to list JLR

26 June 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Indian conglomerate Tata Group is said to be considering an initial public offering (IPO) for its Jaguar Land Rover subsidiary, according to reports in India citing unnamed sources.


just-auto Plus only Anhui and Hefei support VW/JAC joint venture

26 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The recently announced joint venture between the Volkswagen Group and Chinese automaker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) took a significant step forward on 14 June 2017 with the Chinese city Hefei...


Geely acquires Proton stake and all of Lotus

23 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

DRB-Hicom Berhad has signed an agreement for China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) to take a 49.9% equity in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton). DRB also sold its entire stake in Lotus Advance Technology to ZGH and Etika Automotive. The signing came 30 days after both parties signed a heads of agreement on the deal in Putrajaya.


Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday - report

22 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Takata will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, two news agency sources said, as the airbag supplier faces billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from the biggest recall in automotive history.


just-auto Plus only NXP/Harman extend partnership over connected tech

22 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

NXP Semiconductors NV, the number one global leader in car infotainment semiconductors and automotive semiconductors and Harman International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics...


just-auto Plus only Elektrobit/NXP join over automated driving systems

22 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Elektrobit (EB), a leading developer of embedded and connected technology solutions for the automotive industry, and NXP Semiconductors NV, the world’s largest supplier of automotive...


just-auto Plus only Topy/Wheels India to establish new JV facility

20 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Topy Industries (“Topy”) and Wheels India Limited (“WIL”) have agreed to establish a joint venture company (shareholding structure: WIL 74%, Topy 26%) for the manufacture...


just-auto Plus only Xee/HERE join over connected car services

16 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

After having raised more than EUR12m(US$13.37m) from Bridgestone EMEA, Total Energy Ventures and Cofip, Xee has enjoyed strong growth supported by strategic collaborations it has formed with...


just-auto Plus only Rheinmetall Q1 2017 sales up 13% at EUR737m

14 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

In the first quarter of 2017, Rheinmetall Automotive built on the strong business development of the previous year. The member of the Rheinmetall Technology Group generated sales of EUR737m...


Takata recommends board reappointment ahead of AGM

12 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Airbag supplier Takata has recommended reappointing its current board, suggesting slow progress in its efforts to to find a financial backer to overhaul the business.


Opel sale to PSA could close early

9 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors could close the deal selling Opel to PSA by the end of July rather than the end of the year, media reports said.


just-auto Plus only Ricardo/CaFCP join over hydrogen fuel cell tech.

8 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ricardo Strategic Consulting is collaborating with the California Fuel Cell Partnership to provide economic modelling tools that will enable the assessment of total cost of ownership of future fuel...


just-auto Plus only Porsche to acquire PTV Group

8 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE), Stuttgart, is acquiring via a subsidiary around 97% of shares in PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG (PTV Group), Karlsruhe, Germany. PTV Group is a leading...


just-auto Plus only Navistar revenue down 5% in Q2 2017

8 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Navistar International Corporation announced a second quarter 2017 net loss of US$80m, or $0.86 per diluted share, compared to a second quarter 2016 net income of $4m, or $0.05 per diluted...


just-auto Plus only NNEV/Microsoft join over car connectivity

7 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

With the vision in shaping for a more sustainable future, Sweden based mobility provider NEVS participated in CES Asia 2017, unveiling In-Motion concept of the future urban mobility solutions. As...


GM shareholders reject Greenlight proposal

6 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

General Motors has announced that, based on the preliminary vote count at its  2017 Annual Meeting, shareholders rejected Greenlight's proposal to create a dual-class common stock structure. Shareholders also elected all eleven of GM's Board nominees.


MOIA takes over Finnish company Split Finland

6 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

MOIA, the new mobility company in the Volkswagen Group, is taking over the Finnish software company Split Finland Oy.


PPG withdraws its proposal to acquire AkzoNobel

6 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

PPG has announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to combine with AkzoNobel and will not pursue a public offer for all the issued and outstanding shares of AkzoNobel.



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