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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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ZF accepts Knorr-Bremse Haldex tender offer

1 December 2016 | Simon Warburton

ZF Friedrichshafen, through its wholly-owned subsidiary ZF International, has reduced its shareholding in Haldex to 20.11% of the total share capital and intends to accept Knorr-Bremse's tender offer at SEK125 (US$13.50) in cash per share for its entire remaining stake.


just-auto Plus only Valeo withdraws FTE merger notification

1 December 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

On 2 June, 2016, Valeo and Bain Capital entered into an agreement relating to the acquisition of FTE by Valeo. The Brazilian Antitrust Authority cleared the acquisition on 3 November,...


just-auto Plus only Modine acquires Luvata Heat Transfer Solutions

1 December 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Modine Manufacturing Company, a diversified global leader in thermal management technology and solutions, announced on 30 November 2016 the completion of its previously disclosed agreement to...


just-auto Plus only Denso concludes acquisition of its own shares

1 December 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Denso Corporation (the “Company”), announced the status of acquisition of its own shares pursuant to Article 156 of the Corporation Act as applied pursuant to Article 165, Paragraph 3...


just-auto Plus only Rheinmetall Automotive Q3 2016 sales up 4%

29 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

For the first nine months of 2016, auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive reports sales of EUR1,992m (US$2,110m), up 2% on Q3 2015. Horst Binnig, CEO of Rheinmetall Automotive, comments:...


just-auto Plus only Fiamm announces JV with Hitachi Chemical

29 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Fiamm’s board of directors has resolved to proceed with the signing of the agreement for the creation of a joint venture with Hitachi Chemical, a multinational company that is part of the...


just-auto Plus only VW Group/Sovac join to produce models in Algeria

28 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

On 27 November 2017, the Volkswagen Group signed a contract for vehicle assembly in Algeria. In the presence of the Algerian Minister of Industry Abdessellam Bouchouareb, Dr. Josef Baumert, member...


BYD expands Middle East operations with Karmania

25 November 2016 | Simon Warburton

BYD has become the first company to supply pure electric vehicles to Iran, while its partnership with the country's largest private passenger car manufacturer Kerman khodro will also see the Shenzhen-based company export other products to Iran including hybrids, electric vehicles and rechargeable batteries.


Thyssenkrupp posts EUR261m income for FY2015/16

25 November 2016 | Simon Warburton

Thyssenkrup has posted net income for 2015/16 fiscal year of EUR261m (US$275m) (prior year EUR268m), while net income attributable to the shareholders came to EUR296m (prior year EUR309m).


just-auto Plus only Ricardo leads PICASSOS project

25 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The PICASSOS project, which stands for Proving Integrity of Complex Automotive System of Systems, is a three-year research initiative led by Ricardo together with partners Jaguar Land Rover,...


JLR 2016 global revenues rise 23%

24 November 2016 | Dave Leggett

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive, the UK’s largest car manufacturer, has reported a 23% increase in quarterly revenues and improvement in pre-tax profits for the three months to 30 September, 2016.


just-auto Plus only Infiniti/Emotiv join to study human excitement

23 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Infiniti Middle East, in collaboration with Emotiv, has announced the launch of an innovative new study where Infiniti will seek to identify and measure the level of human excitement unleashed when...


just-auto Plus only Grupo Antolin Q3 2016 sales rise 50.3%

23 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The sales of Grupo Antolin during the third quarter of 2016 came to EUR1,230m, which represents an increase of 50.3% compared to the same period last year. This revenue was driven mainly...


just-auto Plus only Johnson Matthey H1 2016/17 sales up 5%

22 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Johnson Matthey reports solid first half fiscal 2016/17, group sales up 5% year on year and underlying profit before tax up 5% Commenting on the results, Robert MacLeod, chief executive...


just-auto Plus only PPG sells its ownership interest in PFG JV

21 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

PPG on 18 November 2016 announced that it has completed the sale of its 50% ownership interest in its two PFG Fibre Glass joint ventures (PFG) to Nan Ya Plastics which owned the other 50% interest....


just-auto Plus only Dana to acquire Brevini’s businesses

21 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Dana Incorporated on 18 November 2016 announced a definitive agreement to purchase the power-transmission and fluid power businesses of Brevini Group, S.p.A. Under terms of the agreement,...


just-auto Plus only BASF to sell Inorganic specialities business

21 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

BASF has entered into an agreement to sell its Inorganic Specialties business to Edgewater Capital Partners LP, Cleveland, OH. Inorganic Specialties includes the Evans City, Pennsylvania US...


just-auto Plus only Mobileye records Q3 2016 revenue of US$94.9m

18 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mobileye, the global leader in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous driving technologies, on 16 November, 2016, announced financial results for the quarter ended 30 September, 2016.


VW wants cost cut deal by Friday - report

17 November 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen wants a cost-cutting deal with workers by Friday to help fund investment in electric and self-drive cars but accounts of discussions in just one area show how difficult it is, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only VW China/Didi Chuxing form strategic partnership

17 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

On 17 November 2016, at the 2016 Auto Guangzhou, Volkswagen Group China announced a new milestone in its transformation from car manufacturer to a provider of sustainable mobility solutions, by...



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