Service suppliers/supply chain: Latest news and analysis articles
Is there light at the end of a long, dark tunnel for Russia? After more than a year of catastrophically plummeting light vehicle sales, last...
It was a politician's remark delivered mid-speech at last week's Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) in Moscow, which struck me as indicative of...
One of the many things I enjoy about covering BMW's annual financial results press conference (reports here, here, here and here) is the 'sh...
This week sees the annual Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) in Moscow and just-auto is in the capital to report on what has undoubtedly been on...
UK-based emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical recently introduced a bespoke transport management system, recruited staff and generated a 19 percent increase in revenues. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of ETC to find out more.
The Bosch Connected World event in Berlin is an industry invitation-only gathering. It’s fast-becoming a sought-after Internet of Things (IoT) prediction machine and this year’s proved no different with the announcement of Bosch’s IoT private cloud solution. Kit Fordson spoke with Dr Rainer Kallenbach, the Chairman of the Executive Board of Bosch Software Innovations, to get more insight.
General Motors is to plough US$788.7m into a new engine programme, as well as projects to modernise vehicle operations at its Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant, creating 792 jobs and retaining 16 posts.
Denso has posted year-end consolidated revenue up 5% to US$40.2bn, while consolidated operating profit fell 4.7% to US$2.8bn.
Goodyear has unveiled first quarter net income down 18% to US$184m and sales down US$0.4bn to US$3.7bn, largely due to unfavourable foreign currency translation of US$141m and the deconsolidation of the company’s subsidiary in Venezuela
Lear has reported first quarter net income soaring from US$147m to US$248m, with sales up US$200m to US$4.7bn.
Just days after its former owner, Ford, announced it recycles as much as 20m pounds of stamping scrap each month using a closed-loop system at its Dearborn Truck Plant, now-Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover said it had reclaimed over 50,000 tonnes of aluminium scrap, the equivalent weight of 200,000 XE body shells, back into the production process during 2015/16.
ZF board member, Peter Lake is to assume responsibility for Asia-Pacific, which has seen sales double in the region from around EUR3bn (US$3.4bn) to EUR6.4bn.
Visteon has posted first-quarter results, reporting net income of US$19m and sales of US$802m, while adjusted EBITDA was US$89m compared with US$78m in the same period last year.
BorgWarner has recorded Q1 net sales of US$2.3bn, up 14.3%, with operating income of US$264m
Bosch has posted 2015 EBIT of EUR4.6bn (US$5.2bn) on revenue of EUR70.6bn, with the full acquisition of two former 50:50 joint ventures, BSH Hausgeräte and Robert Bosch Automotive Steering, pushing sales up by almost EUR22bn or 44%.
Organisers of next year's EquipAuto aftermarket show in Paris are to unveil a raft of initiatives to tempt international exhibitors back to the French capital in a bid to regain numbers before the financial crash of 2007.
SMMT chief executive, Mike Hawes says the continuing powerful performance of the UK car industry is presenting real opportunities for domestic suppliers.
UK automotive trade association, SMMT, says diesel remains firmly part of targets to drive down CO2 levels, despite the undoubted negative publicity of late.
Denso Corporation has said a full buy out by Toyota Motor of its mini-vehicle subsidiary Daihatsu Motor was a chance for Japan's largest supplier to expand its product range by making more parts for smaller vehicles.
General Motors has halted production at four of its North American assembly plants while it assesses the effect on its supply chain from the recent Japanese earthquake.
Magna has inked a purchase agreement to acquire Telemotive, an engineering service provider in the field of automotive electronics and, subject to regulatory approval, the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.
Thyssenkrupp’s steel division has awarded contracts for the construction of a ladle furnace in Duisburg, allowing the manufacturer to expand its product portfolio to include high-alloy grades.
Inteva Products has opened a new facility in Rychnov, Czech Republic, producing window regulators and latches for the supplier's European customers.
Grammer says it is building its new Group headquarters and research and development centre in Ursensollen in the Amberg-Sulzbach district of Germany.
Pirelli is to plough an additional US$200m into a new Mexico factory, in addition to the existing car tyre plant in Silao.
Michelin has unveiled first quarter net sales of EUR5.1bn (US$5.8bn), with volumes up 3.7%, increasing 4% for passenger car and light truck tyres, 3% for truck tyres and remaining stable (0%) for speciality businesses.
OK, I know I should get out more, but, as well as being a big fan of current auto manufacturing (BMW is always good for an annual show 'n' tell),
I was talking to someone who works for the British Embassy in Moscow at the Russian Automotive Forum's (RAF) Cocktail Reception and we got on to why there were no British suppliers at the event.
- THE WEEK THAT WAS - Diesel developments
- Comment - emissions 'failures' hardly a surprise
- ANALYSIS - supercharged Jaguar XF
- ANALYSIS - 2016 Kia Carnival Platinum
- RESEARCH SNAPSHOT - Moving closer to self-driving
- JLR achieves aluminium recycling milestone
- Ford books record Q1 pre-tax profit
- Ford launches new EcoBlue 'Euro VI' diesel engine
- FCA to retool Trenton engine plant for new I4
- Diesel "fundamental" for CO2 targets - SMMT