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COMMENT: Oiling the Russian economy

Despite some small recovery in the oil price of late, adding a few pence, cents or centimes back onto a litre of fuel at the pumps, the cras...

COMMENT: Deep breath needed as Russia drops again

News of yet another calamitous plunge in Russia vehicle sales may come as no surprise to some, but the February drop of 38% in cars and LCVs...

COMMENT: A Tyre for all Seasons

We have quite a conundrum sat here in the north west European outpost of the UK, looking at our Continental cousins undertake the twice-year...

ANALYSIS: Hoegh Osaka saga: Knowns and unknowns

With news salvers working on the 51,000t Hoegh Osaka carliner could tow the giant ship back into the Port of Southampton next week just-auto...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Faurecia deputy GM China Jingcheng Li 24 Nov 2014

Simon Warburton

China's astonishing growth rates of recent years is starting to ebb, but still represents a powerful performance that is the envy of most of the developed world. Simon Warburton talked to global component producer, Faurecia deputy general manager China Division, Jingcheng Li, about opportunities which challenges such as emissions control and lightweighting, present.


Q&A with Evolution Time Critical 2 Sep 2014

Matthew Beecham

The automotive industry is now using logistics in a more proactive way to provide the flexibility which is required due to diversifying model ranges. There is also the question of quality, of course. Components that have been acceptable in previous years are being failed by more stringent testing. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical.

Latest News

FIEV elects Jacques Mauge as president 21 May 15

Simon Warburton

French supplier association, FIEV (Federation des Industries des Equipements pour Vehicules) has elected Jacques Mauge as president with a three-year mandate.


Ficosa opens new production facility in Shenyang 21 May 15

Simon Warburton

Ficosa has opened a new production facility in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province in China.


Brembo highlights pillar venting at Autopromotec 21 May 15

Simon Warburton

Brembo has showcased its new PVT Plus system at the 26th Autopromotec trade show in Bologna - the latest addition to its family of pillar venting technologies.


Continental provides Skoda Superb tyres 21 May 15

Simon Warburton

Continental says Škoda has approved its ContiEcoContact 5 and ContiPremiumContact 5 tyres as original equipment for its Superb model.


TDK expands power inductors for auto electronics 21 May 15

Simon Warburton

TDK has expanded its CLF-NI-D series of power inductors for use in automotive electronics.


Exide appoints Victor Koelsch as president and CEO 21 May 15

Simon Warburton

Exide Technologies says Victor Koelsch has been appointed president and CEO, effective 22 June.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.


Metering expectations 16 Jan 14

Simon Warburton

Huge sheets of ice are progressing in a stately manner down the Detroit River outside the Cobo and with forecast of snow this afternoon, it will feel more like Michigan in January than yesterday's almost balmy temperatures.

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