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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...

Briefing: Supplier industry financial review

Part 1 of this briefing reviews the recent financial results of a sample of major global auto suppliers; Part 2 highlights recent developmen...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: There's a ghost in the house...

Yes folks, there's a ghost in the house and the temptation is to say, it's the ghost of safety. Okay, that's a bit laboured in the week of H...

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

Maruti misses third quarter profit expectations 27 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Maruti Suzuki's third fiscal quarter sales rose 12.4% to 323,911 vehicles. Exports grew 43.8% to 28,709 units. But the company missed analysts' profit expectations.


Bain Capital acquiring TI Automotive 27 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Fluid management TI Automotive has agreed to be acquired by private investor Bain Capital in a deal that should be completed by mid-2015.


Great Wall operating profit slipped in 2014 27 Jan 15

Dave Leggett

Great Wall has said that its operating profit margin slipped to 14.8% in 2014 from 17% a year earlier.


Dana ditches Venezuela unit 26 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Dana Holding said it had completed the sale of its Venezuelan operations, CA Danaven, to Manufacturing and Logistics Solutions, an independent and locally operated company.


Venezuela woes cost Ford $800m pretax in Q4 2014 23 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Ford is to take an US$800m pre-tax hit in results for the fourth quarter of 2014 due to the currency woes in Venezuela.


Johnson Controls reports strong Q1 results 23 Jan 15

Dave Leggett

Johnson Controls has reported upbeat results for its fiscal first quarter (to December 31) with automotive profitability up 26%, despite a downturn in automotive revenues blamed on exchange rates.

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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