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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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just-auto Plus only MAN/CNL ink eTruck development partnership deal

21 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

From the end of 2017, MAN and CNL member companies will be testing electrically-powered trucks for various purposes in daily service. By starting to manufacture electric trucks at its Steyr site,...


Tata Motors/Microsoft ink strategic agreement

20 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

Tata Motors and Microsoft India have announced a strategic agreement to 'redefine connected and personalised driving experiences for Indian customers'.


just-auto Plus only Yokohama operating income down 22.4% in 2016

20 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Yokohama Rubber announced that its profit attributable to owners of parent declined 48.3% in fiscal 2016 (January to December 2016), to JPY18.8bn (US$166m), a decline of 22.4% in operating...


just-auto Plus only Wabco 2016 sales up 6.9% at US$2,810m

20 February 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 17 February 2017 reported Q4 and full year 2016...


Cooper Tyre full-year 2016 net income of US$248m

20 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

Cooper Tyre & Rubber Company has recorded full-year 2016 net income of US$248m, compared with US$213m 12 months ago.


just-auto Plus only Covestro's income doubled to EUR795m in 2016

20 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Year 2016 was a record year for materials manufacturer Covestro. Driven by demand for innovative materials, the Group’s core volumes increased by 7.5%. With greater capacity utilisation...


Valeo sales rise 14% to EUR16.5bn in 2016

17 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

Valeo has unveiled 2016 net income up 27% to EUR925m (EUR985m) with sales up 14% to EUR16.5bn.


Government of Canada announces $18.2m for auto R&D

17 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Two Canadian companies – one in Lakeshore near Windsor, the other in Ottawa – have developed innovations that have the potential to make cars lighter, more fuel efficient and, in the case of electric cars, better performing due to a longer battery life and Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and economic development, announced funding totalling C$18.2m for the two companies.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Q4 2016 global sales surge 8%

17 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, announced that the company sold its highest volume in fourteen years during 2016 with record high sales in Q4, 2016 making it profitable once...


just-auto Plus only Schaeffler integrates Compact Dynamics

17 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The integration of Compact Dynamics is a further important step for Schaeffler as it expands its electric mobility activities. By doing so, the company is strengthening its development expertise,...


just-auto Plus only Harman/Ultrahaptics jointly develop haptic system

17 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Harman International, the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, on 16 February 2017 announced the development of a mid-air haptic feedback system,...


Cooper Standard reports US$139m income in 2016

17 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

Cooper-Standard has posted 2016 net income of US$139m and fourth quarter net income of US$31.1m.


just-auto Plus only Tower International Q4 2016 revenue up 2%

16 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Tower International, a leading integrated global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, on 14 February 2017 announced Q4 2016 results. Revenue...


just-auto Plus only Honda joins Dive’s smart mobility centre in Israel

16 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

To expand its in-market support of Israeli startups and entrepreneurs, Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL) of Honda R&D Americas announced a partnership with Drive, the new smart mobility...


just-auto Plus only Hitachi Chemical acquires 51% share in Fiamm

16 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The shareholders' meeting of Fiamm Energy Technology SpA which met on 14 February 2017 appointed the company's Board of Directors, made up of Misao Nakagawa, Yasuhiko Nakayama, Toshiaki...


JLR Q3 revenue up, pre tax profit down

15 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover luxury vehicle unit in the UK booked a 13% increase in revenue to GBP6.5bn (US$8.1bn) following strong customer demand for its vehicles in the three months to 31 December 2016 but pretax profit slipped as the company ramped up for the redesigned Discovery.


just-auto Plus only Tata Motors Q3 2016 revenue down at INR674.84bn

15 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

For the quarter ended 31 December 2016, Tata Motors reported consolidated revenues (net of excise) of INR674.84bn (US$10bn) as against INR705.67bn for the corresponding quarter last year...


just-auto Plus only Michelin sales up 12.9% in 2016

14 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Michelin has posted EUR2,692m (US$2,856m) in operating income for the year ended 31 December 2016, from recurring activities, up EUR235m at constant exchange rates. Volumes up 2.1%,...


just-auto Plus only Motherson Sumi Systems Q3 2017 revenue up 13%

14 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Motherson Sumi Systems Limited (MSSL) announced financial results for its fiscal 2016-2017 third quarter, which ended on 31 December 2016. The company posted quarterly consolidated...


just-auto Plus only Leoni reports EUR4.4bn sales in 2016

14 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Leoni, the leading provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, generated sales of some EUR4.4bn(US$4.67bn) in fiscal 2016 (2015: EUR4.5bn) according to...



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