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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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just-auto Plus only Schaeffler/Fraunhofer enhances its collaboration

24 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Schaeffler AG has been successfully collaborating with various Fraunhofer institutes for many years. Now, Schaeffler AG and Fraunhofer have entered into a strategic partnership with the aim of...


just-auto Plus only Autoliv reports US$2,545m sales in Q2 2017

24 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

For the three-month period ended 30 June 2017, Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, reported consolidated sales of US$2,545m. Quarterly organic sales grew by 0.2%. The...


just-auto Plus only Ashok Leyland reports INR45.143bn revenue in Q1 17

24 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group achieved its highest ever Q1 market share of 34.7 %. Ashok Leyland reported a revenue of INR45.143bn (US$700m) (INR45.313bn) for the quarter ended 30th...


Valeo posts H1 profit up 20% to EUR506m

21 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

Valeo has recorded sparkling half-year profit up 20% to EUR506m (US$589m), while sales rose 16% to EUR9.5bn.


Plastic Omnium H1 auto revenue up 30% to EUR3.9bn

21 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

Plastic Omnium has posted first-half automotive revenue of EUR3.9bn, up 30%, including EUR492m from exterior body parts, a business acquired in July last year.


just-auto Plus only Wabco Q2 2017 sales up 8.6% at US$795.0m

21 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Wabco continued to demonstrate strong outperformance of the commercial vehicle industry relative to global truck and bus production,” said Jacques Esculier, Wabco chairman and chief executive...


just-auto Plus only PPG to acquire Crown Group

21 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

PPG on 20 July 2017 announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire The Crown Group, a US-based coatings application services business, from High Road Capital Partners and Charter...


Geely's Volvo Cars first half profit up a fifth

20 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Geely Holdings' premium Volvo Cars unit booked a healthy rise in operating profit in the first half of 2017 despite ongoing heavy expenditure on new models such as the XC60 SUV.


Volvo group Q2 2017 sales rise

20 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Truck, bus and construction equipment maker Volvo Group said it had increased both sales and profitability during the second quarter of 2017.


just-auto Plus only Trelleborg Q2 2017 sales up 26% to SEK8,265m

20 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

“During the second quarter of the year, Trelleborg sales increased by 26%, of which acquired units contributed 20 percentage points. Organic sales rose 3%. Excluding project businesses,...


just-auto Plus only Faurecia acquires major shares in Jiangxi Coagent

20 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Faurecia announced on 19 July 2017 that it had taken a majority share in the Chinese company Jiangxi Coagent Electronics for a total investment of CNY1.45bn (EUR193m (US$222m). Jiangxi...


just-auto Plus only Benteler joins Startup Autobahn

20 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Benteler Automotive becomes a partner in Plug and Play’s innovation platform Startup Autobahn. Within this innovation and collaboration platform startups develop ideas for future mobility and...


just-auto Plus only Axalta to acquire IVA European/Chinese operations

20 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced today that it has made a binding offer to acquire the European and Chinese operations of IVA, one of the...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa reports income of US$75m in Q2 2017

20 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Alcoa Corporation, a global leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminium products, reported second quarter 2017 results. On a sequential basis, the Company increased revenue on higher shipments and...


Automakers invest in autonomous vehicle data firm

19 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto said it had raised US$159m of financing led by Softbank and venture capital firm Greylock Partners. BMW iVentures, General Motors Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, the venture unit of Allianz Group, Playground Global and Draper Nexus have previously invested in the firm.


just-auto Plus only Schaeffler revenue up 3.8% to EUR7bn in H1 2017

18 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler on 18 July 2017 published preliminary data for the first half of 2017 as announced in the ad-hoc notice from 26 June 2017. The company...


just-auto Plus only Tata Motors/Mahle to develop new SL-MAC system

14 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Tata Motors Limited and Mahle, one of the world’s 20 largest suppliers to the automotive industry, have signed a joint development agreement for designing and developing a Secondary Loop...


just-auto Plus only Scania invests in Sennder

14 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Scania Growth Capital, Scania’s corporate venture capital fund, announces its second investment, in Sennder, a Berlin-based digital freight-forwarding company. Sennder is a growth company...


Johnson Electric posts Q1 sales up 10% to US$753m

12 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

Johnson Electric has posted Group sales for the quarter ended 30 June of US$753m compared to US$686m in the same quarter in 2016 – an increase of nearly 10%.


just-auto Plus only Fraunhofer Institute join Audi’s 25th Hour project

12 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

What is a premium experience like in a self-driving car? Audi is researching this in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. In the futuristic driving simulator,...



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