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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 ZF will not raise cash offer price for Haldex

30 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

ZF Friedrichshafen, through its wholly-owned subsidiary ZF International B.V, on 16 September 2016, announced a raised recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of Haldex Aktiebolag to...


just-auto Plus only Ricardo/AMRC join over powertrain electrification

30 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with global engineering company Ricardo. As global...


just-auto Plus only FHI announces organisational and executive changes

30 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) announces the following changes in its organisation and executive responsibility which will take effect on 1 October, 2016. 1. Organisational change FHI...


just-auto Plus only Tata Motors/HPCL jointly launch HP TMGO

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Tata Motors and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL), on 28 September, 2016, launched the high performance range of HP Tata Motors Genuine Oil (HP TMGO), exclusively developed for Tata Motors...


just-auto Plus only Sumitomo inks collaboration agreement with Akippa

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Sumitomo Corporation has concluded a business collaboration agreement with Akippa, a parking lot sharing platform. Sumitomo Corporation and Akippa will work together to fully cultivate...


just-auto Plus only PSA/MKB acquire a stake in Communauto

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The PSA Group and Montreal-based merchant bank MacKinnon, Bennett & Company (MKB), on 28 September, 2016, announced that they have acquired a stake in the capital of Communauto, a major player...


just-auto Plus only PSA deploys Push to Pass plan with new partners

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

In response to new mobility challenges, the PSA Group is continuing to deploy its Push to Pass plan by building an ecosystem of some 15 partners and developers, all of whom are attending the...


just-auto Plus only Tata Motors gains entry into Bolivian CV market

28 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Tata Motors, on 26 September, 2016, announced having forayed into the Bolivian commercial vehicle market, through a distribution agreement with local partners, Bolivian Auto Motors, part of the...


just-auto Plus only Hella Q1 2016/2017 global sales rise 3.8%

28 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hella, a globally leading supplier of lighting technology and electronic products for the automotive industry, increased sales by 3.8% to about EUR1.6bn (US$1.79bn) over the first three months (1...


just-auto Plus only PSA diversifies vehicle range in Blue Alliance

28 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The PSA Group, which holds a 24% interest in Blue Alliance, will be expanding the Bluely and Bluecub carsharing fleets in Lyon and Bordeaux, France in November. A total of 30 Citroen C-Zero pure...


just-auto Plus only BASF completes Guangdong Yinfan acquisition

27 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

BASF has completed the acquisition of the assets of Guangdong Yinfan Chemistry in China. A new legal entity named “BASF coatings (Guangdong)” has been established in Jiangmen, Guangdong...


Bankruptcy issue may drag out Takata rescue

26 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts

A plan to sell Takata to a rescuer, slated by year-end, is likely to extend into next year as some bidders want to drag the air bag maker through bankruptcy to wipe out most of its debt, sources have told the Reuters news agency.


just-auto Plus only Bosch commissions second Life project facility

26 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

What should be done with still-usable batteries at the end of their life cycle in electric vehicles The Battery 2nd Life project organised by Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch merges them into a large...


just-auto Plus only Benteler H1 2016 EBIT rises 15.5%

26 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Benteler-Group enjoyed ongoing stable development in the first six months of the fiscal year 2016. Sales were slightly down year on year at EUR3,792m (US$4260m) (2015: EUR3,930m, but were on a...


just-auto Plus only PPG to divest its ownership interests in PFG

23 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

PPG on 22 September, 2016, announced that it has reached an agreement to divest its 50% ownership interests in its two PFG fibre glass joint ventures (PFG) to Nan Ya Plastics, which currently...


just-auto Plus only Bosch partners over vehicle connectivity

23 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Buildings, hedges, or a truck, these objects can quickly obscure drivers’ view, especially at intersections. If a road user is driving carelessly, it is often a matter of milliseconds that...


just-auto Plus only Wabco/Peloton collaborate over autonomous driving

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Wabco Holdings, a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, on 21 September, 2016, announced that it is working with...


just-auto Plus only Valeo/Gemalto partner over virtual car key system

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Valeo, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers, has partnered with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, to ensure the security of its virtual car key system called Valeo...


just-auto Plus only Solvay divests its OLED patent portfolio

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Solvay has reached a final agreement with Nissan Chemical Industries to divest most of its OLED (organic lighting emitting diode) patent portfolio. The sale follows a strategic analysis...


just-auto Plus only Mobileye/Wabco join on ADAS/REM technology for CVs

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Wabco Holdings, a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, and Mobileye, a global leader in advanced driver assistance...



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