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COMMENT: Paris in need of radicalism once more

Conjure up an image of Paris and chances are a multitude of accepted versions will crowd your brain, a smorgasbord of real experiences and t...

COMMENT: Diesel engine crackdown coming

A global crackdown on diesel engine emissions is only a matter of time and businesses need to plan ahead, says supply chain specialist Richa...

COMMENT: From the Russian shop floor

Last week Simon Warburton visited the Moscow Motor Show with Renault Russia and had the opportunity to talk with senior executives, as well...

COMMENT: Russian stoicism a valuable tool

Eating a stone's throw from Moscow's notorious Lubyanka was an unusual experience last week, but then as so much of Russia is unexpected, it...

Latest Interviews

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.

INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus PM 8 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.

Latest News

Sweden auto should move faster with Iran: SIC 21 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Swedish automotive companies need to act faster to take opportunities of business in Iran says one association with interests in both countries.

Iran car parc Scandi supplier potential: SIC 20 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Improving Western relations with Tehran and a need to renew the country's ageing car parc present genuine automaker supplier opportunities says one Iran expert.

IF Metall lauds Sweden union-board industry stance 20 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Leading Swedish union, IF Metals, is stressing the collaborative nature of its approach to bargaining, which has recently netted the creation of 1,300 new jobs at Volvo's Torsland plant near Gothenburg.

JLR looks to increase home supply content 17 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) says it is working to return some component making to the UK as the Tata-owned company continues its highly impressive growth rate.

New Volvo shift triggers supplier boost: FKG MD 17 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian automotive supplier association, FKG, says Volvo's decision to add a third shift at at its Torslanda plant has already triggered the need for extra work for some of his members.

Volvo starts third Sweden shift adding 1,300 jobs 16 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Volvo says it is to start a third shift at its Torslanda plant in Western Sweden, creating around 1,300 new jobs.

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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