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COMMENT: Tsipras steals the show in St Petersburg

Arguably Europe's most powerful politician made a surprise appearance at last week's St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) - an...

COMMENT: Bosch takes societal bull by horns

For all the chatter surrounding the brave new world of autonomous driving, there is one supplier at least which is broadening the debate bey...

COMMENT: Russia plays political football

Just when you thought things couldn't be any worse for the auto sector in Russia, up popped the AEB recently with its latest monthly instalm...

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...

Latest Interviews

'Impetus' and aftermarket strategies for OEMs 28 May 2015

Dave Leggett

Impetus Automotive works with OEMs to improve performance and grow business within retail dealerships. Their focus is developing aftersales strategies and improving margins in an area of automotive business that is increasingly important to delivering profitability around the world. Dave Leggett caught up with Impetus' sales and marketing director, Ashley Fernihough, to discuss automotive parts sales and associated issues across the world.

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.

Latest News

Volvo sells component plant to Amtek Group 7 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Volvo Cars today says it has sold its component plant in Floby, Sweden, to Amtek Group, a global manufacturer of automotive parts.

ZF TRW unveils third generation video camera 7 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

ZF TRW has unveiled its third generation video camera, the S-Cam 3, with production starting for the first time across four major global vehicle platforms.

BASF and ContiTech develop plastic crossbeam 7 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

BASF and ContiTech say they have developed the first plastic transmission crossbeam in the rear axle subframe for the S-Class from Mercedes-Benz.

Glass Group Europe opens new headquarters 7 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Guardian Industries' Glass Group in Europe, has opened a new headquarters in Bertrange, Luxembourg, with around 120 personnel relocating from their current offices at the company's production site in Dudelange.

IEE finalises All Circuits acquisition 7 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Luxembourg-based sensing specialist IEE says it has finalised the acquisition of All Circuits, an electronics manufacturing service company with with plants in Europe and North Africa.

Automated advances "pebble in the pond": ZF TRW 6 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Mega-supplier ZF TRW says automated driving capability will rapidly expand in functionality as systems become ever-more refined.

Latest blogs

New Bosch president starts royally 5 Jun 15

Simon Warburton

New UK Bosch president, Steffen Hoffmann has only been in post a couple of months, but has clearly already moving in some very exalted circles indeed.

Michelin highlights DS cooperation 26 May 15

Simon Warburton

Michelin has long cooperated with Citroen's DS range with its adjustable suspension system making it possible to conduct precise trials.

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