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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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GM rejects new share proposal and board nominees

29 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has rejected a non-binding proposal that Greenlight Capital intends to submit for a vote at the automaker's 2017 annual meeting of shareholders.

just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz/Hermes ink strategic partnership

29 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans have agreed on a wide-ranging strategic partnership to electrify the courier service’s vehicle fleet. The companies are to start using battery-electric vehicles...

just-auto Plus only Nissan Leaf used for uYilo e-mobility program

28 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nissan, in partnership with the uYilo e-Mobility program in South Africa, is to demonstrate its revolutionary technology that allows power stored in electric vehicles to be used in a range of home...

just-auto Plus only Toyota/NTT join over ICT R&D for connected cars

27 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Toyota Motor Corporation ("Toyota") and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation ("NTT") have agreed to collaborate on developing, verifying, and standardising technology in...

just-auto Plus only Sumitomo to acquire NSSMC shares in SPP

27 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Sumitomo Corporation (hereinafter, Sumitomo) hereby announces its plan to acquire shares in Sumitomo Precision Products (hereinafter "SPP") on 27 March 2017 from Nippon Steel and Sumitomo...

just-auto Plus only Superior Industries to acquire Uniwheels

27 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Superior Industries International (“Superior”), the largest manufacturer of aluminium wheels for light vehicles in North America, announced that it will commence a tender offer for 100%...

just-auto Plus only Aston Martin posts GBP99.4m revenue in YTD 2017

27 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Aston Martin Holdings (UK) Limited (“Aston Martin”), the producer of luxury handcrafted sports cars, on 24 March 2017 announced certain preliminary financial results for the two months...

Begbies Traynor finds buyer for Zenos Cars

24 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Administrators from Begbies Traynor have agreed the sale of the assets of British car manufacturer Zenos Cars Limited to a consortium of investors, including the backers of AC Cars Limited, the British specialist automobile manufacturer, thereby securing the future of the business.

just-auto Plus only SEAT revenue up 3.2% at EUR8,597m in 2016

24 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

SEAT obtained the best financial results in its history in 2016. The company made progress towards sustainable profitability and concluded the year with an operating profit of EUR143m (US$153.9m)...

just-auto Plus only KKR to acquire Calsonic Kansei

24 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Global investment firm KKR and leading Japanese automotive components manufacturer Calsonic Kansei Corporation (“CK”) on 23 March 2017 announced the completion of a tender offer by CK...

just-auto Plus only PPG offers revised proposal to acquire AkzoNobel

23 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

PPG announced that it made a revised proposal on 20 March 2017 to acquire Akzo Nobel N.V.for EUR90.00 (cum dividend) per ordinary share, comprised of cash of EUR57.50 and 0.331 share of PPG common...

just-auto Plus only Microsoft/Toyota inks new patent licensing deal

23 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Microsoft on 22 March 2017 announced a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota that includes broad coverage for connected car technologies. Today's agreement builds on Toyota and...

Geely doubles profit in 2016

22 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

Geely has more than doubled its 2016 net profit to more than RMB5.17bn (US$740m), boosted by strong results in the Chinese domestic market. The company's SUVs continue to sell well in China.

just-auto Plus only Johnson Electric to acquire further shares in HSC

22 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Johnson Electric Holdings Limited (“Johnson Electric”) on 21 January 2017 announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire an additional 50% equity interest in Halla...

BMW expects another record year in 2017

21 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

After booking record revenues and earnings for the seventh consecutive year in the automaker's centenary year 2016 (nonetheless disappointing some analysts), BMW Group management board chairman Harald Kruger is again targeting records for 2017.

just-auto Plus only VW/D-Wave first research project successful

21 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Volkswagen Group is the world's first automaker to intensively test the use of quantum computers. Volkswagen is cooperating with leading quantum computing company specialist D-Wave Systems....

just-auto Plus only SEAT/Aqualia create biofuel to reduce CO2 emission

21 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Turning wastewater into sustainable fuel. This is the answer to two environmental challenges, namely reusing an increasingly scarce resource, water, and finding alternative energies to counter...

Russian domestic exporters to receive boost

20 March 2017 | Simon Warburton

Russia's Export Centre (REC) says there will be an increase in the amount of financial support available to automakers using the Decree 905 mechanism for companies looking to conduct business abroad.

Porsche profit up 14% in 2016

20 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

Porsche says that 2016 was the most successful year in the history of the company. In the 2016 financial year, Porsche AG achieved record highs in terms of deliveries, revenue, operating result and number of employees.

Mahle to acquire Nagares

20 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

Mahle plans to acquire Spanish electronics specialist Nagares SA.

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