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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 PPG acquires China based Futian Xinshi

23 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

PPG on 20 January 2017 announced that it has acquired certain assets of automotive refinish coatings company Futian Xinshi (Futian). Financial terms were not disclosed. With approximate...


Takata shares suspended ahead of rescue plans

20 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Takata shares were suspended on the Tokyo stock exchange this week at Wednesday’s closing price of JPY867 following reports that two companies are set propose separate rescue plans through the Japanese courts.


just-auto Plus only SABIC net profit down 4.58% in 2016

20 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

SABIC reported on 19 January 2017 consolidated financial results for the quarter and year ended 31 December 2016. Net profit for the year was SAR17.91bn (US$4.775bn) as compared to SAR 18.77bn for...


just-auto Plus only PPG posts US$3.5bn net sales in Q4 2016

20 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

PPG on 19 January 2017 reported fourth quarter 2016 net sales of US$3.5bn, down more than 1% versus the prior year. Sales in local currencies increased by more than 1% aided by sales volume growth...


just-auto Plus only Bridgestone Europe to acquire Groupe Ayme

20 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Bridgestone Europe announces that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with the shareholders of Groupe Ayme for the acquisition of the largest independent tyre specialist in France. The...


just-auto Plus only Reliance/Sibur set butyl rubber facility in India

18 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Reliance Sibur Elastomers Private Limited (RSEPL), a joint venture between Sibur and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), announced plans for setting up South Asia’s first halogenated butyl...


just-auto Plus only FHI /TCMA TH jointly to produce Subaru vehicles

17 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, on 17 January 2016, announced its plan to enter into a basic agreement on establishing a joint venture in February 2017 with TC...


just-auto Plus only Bosch acquires ITK Engineering

17 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Bosch is strengthening its business in custom system and software development services. It acquired ITK Engineering and its foreign operations on 11 January 2017, after receiving the approval of...


Hella first-half auto sales up 1.2% to EUR2.4bn

12 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Hella has posted half-year external auto sales up 0.6% to EUR2.41bn (US$2.6bn), compared to the previous year of EUR2.39bn.


Dana 2016 sales down 4% at US$5.8bn

11 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Dana has posted preliminary 2016 sales down 4% to US$5.8bn and adjusted EBITDA of US$660m, with the former primarily due to foreign-currency translation reducing sales by around US$170m.


just-auto Plus only Axalta acquires business of Ellis Paint Company

10 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced 6 January 2017 its acquisition of the business of Ellis Paint Company, a prominent manufacturer of...


JLR buys $15m slice of CloudCar

9 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover is to adopt CloudCar's next-generation platform and take a US$15m minority stake in the company.


just-auto Plus only PSA/Ericsson/Orange join over 5G connected car

6 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ericsson, Orange and PSA Group have signed a partnership agreement to conduct 5G technology pilot for automotive applications. “Towards 5G” connected car partnership aims to leverage 4G...


just-auto Plus only Panasonic/Qualcomm to develop android based IVI

6 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced on 4 January 2017...


just-auto Plus only Harman/WayRay join to develop full windscreen HUD

6 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Harman International, the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, and WayRay, a Swiss headquartered pioneer in Holographic AR displays, announced a...


just-auto Plus only Altana AG to buy Solvay Technology Solutions

6 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Solvay has agreed to sell its Formulated Resins business to Altana AG’s Elantas PDG Under the agreement, Solvay’s global business unit Technology Solutions will divest the business line...


just-auto Plus only Airbiquity/Vector showcase OTA integration at CES

6 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Airbiquity, a global leader in connected vehicle services, and Vector, a leading manufacturer of automotive electronic systems, components, networking, and software tools, on 5 January 2017...


just-auto Plus only Intel acquiring 15% ownership stake in HERE

4 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Intel has agreed to purchase a 15% ownership stake in HERE, a global provider of digital maps and location-based services, from HERE’s current indirect shareholders: Audi AG, BMW AG and...


just-auto Plus only Continental to deliver over-the-air updates

4 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Step by step the vehicle is becoming part of the Internet of Everything, interfacing with an ever expanding spectrum of vehicle manufacturer and commercial services while continuously increasing...


just-auto Plus only Unipar Carbocloro Brazil acquires Solvay Indupa

3 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Solvay has completed the sale of its 70.59% stake in Solvay Indupa to Brazilian chemical group Unipar Carbocloro, following the approval earlier this month of the Brazilian antitrust authority...



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