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COMMENT: What is normal in Russian maelstrom?

After weeks of what has seemed a phoney war of words between both sides, the stakes are starting to ramp up considerably between Russia and...

COMMENT: NUMSA rhetoric needs injection of hope

As sticking points go, South Africa's so-called 'peace clause' has proved exceptionally tricky to shift....

COMMENT: NUMSA should end constant state of war

Is the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) interested in promoting its members' conditions and working with employers in...

COMMENT: Has ZF fired M&A starting gun with TRW?

Is ZF Friedrichshafen's mooted takeover of TRW Automotive a ploy to smooth the peaks and troughs of any future recession?...

Latest Interviews

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.


INTERVIEW: Federal-Mogul CTO Gian Maria Olivetti 19 May 2014

Simon Warburton

Gian Maria Olivetti joned Federal-Mogul in 2007 as VP, pistons, rings and liners. He was previously at Fiat Group, where he was executive director, worldwide engines and transmissions, responsible for Iveco. He talked to Simon Warburton at Federal-Mogul's recent Media Technology Day at the company's Wiesbaden plant near Frankfurt about key elements of the business including legislation, the future of ICE engines, CO2 emissions and materials.

Latest News

Impetus appoints Fernihough as sales head 21 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

UK-based consulting firm Impetus Automotive has appointed Ashley Fernihough to the newly created position of Sales and Marketing Director.


Nippon Steel and Krakatau further define JV 19 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and PT Krakatau Steel, have defined an agreement concerning their joint venture, PT Krakatau Nippon Steel Sumikin (KNSS).


Wabco secures brake actuator truck contract 19 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Wabco Holdings says it has been awarded a new long-term agreement by an unnamed manufacturer of commercial vehicles headquartered in Europe for brake actuator technologies on a truck platform that will enter markets in south-east Asia.


Samsung SDI creates joint venture with Sungrow 19 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Samsung SDI says it has signed a MOU on the establishment of a ESS (energy storage system) joint venture with Sungrow of China.


Posco to start Argentinian lithium plant 19 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Posco says it is to start construction of a lithium plant in Argentina with an annual production capacity of 200t, due to commence operations at the end of December.


EGM changes FinnvedenBulten name to Bulten 19 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

FinnvedenBulten's Extraordinary General Meeting today (19 August), has decided to change the company name to Bulten and adopt new articles of association.

Latest blogs

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.


Swish Cobo kicks off Detroit show 14 Jan 14

Simon Warburton

My first Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Outlook Conference yesterday (12 January) afternoon in the renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and a pretty impressive 150 delegates made the sessions lively and entertaining.

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