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ANALYSIS: ZF puts in place a growth strategy

After reaching agreement to purchase TRW, 2015 is shaping up to be the most momentous year in ZF's long history. Colin Whitbread considers t...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The August harvest...

The news this week was a mixed bag with some positives and negatives....

ANALYSIS: BMW - 2Q14 results insight

An accelerating model momentum that includes product renewal and proliferation of the portfolio into an increasing number of new sub-segment...

Volkswagen - 2Q14 results insight

The VW Group that operates eight passenger car brands, three truck brands and one motorcycle brand, reported solid 2Q14 results. Sabine Blüm...

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

GM outlines strategic profit plan 1 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

General Motors has developed a new strategic plan intended to help it achieve 9% to 10% margins on an EBIT-adjusted basis by early next decade.


Magna to acquire Techform Group 1 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

Magna International has announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed an agreement to acquire the Techform Group of Companies, an automotive supplier of hinges, door locking rods and other closure products.


Ford lowers 2014 pre-tax profit outlook 30 Sep 14

Dave Leggett

Ford has lowered its 2014 pre-tax profit outlook to US$6bn (excluding special items) citing higher warranty costs and weakening total industry volume in Russia and South America.


Saab 'reviver' NEVS to axe 200 workers 24 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Nevs, which has been attempting to revive Saab car models, said it would lay off up to 200 employees due to lack of work, because "the decision to re-start production will be further delayed".


US: GM's lawyer agrees 21 'ignition' death claims 23 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

General Motors has now agreed a compensation payout to families of 21 people killed in its cars in crashes related to faulty ignition switches.


Feds want to "supervise" nonbank auto lenders 18 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said it plans to oversee larger nonbank auto finance companies for the first time at the federal level after claiming to have uncovered "auto-lending discrimination" at banks.

Latest blogs

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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