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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

BorgWarner supplies Seat FXD Leon Cupra technology 22 Jan 15

Simon Warburton

BorgWarner says it is providing its front cross differential (FXD) technology for the new Seat Leon Cupra.


Cooper-Standard restructures Europe operations 22 Jan 15

Simon Warburton

Cooper-Standard Holdings, the parent company of Cooper-Standard Automotive, says it will restructure its European manufacturing footprint based on current and anticipated market demands.


Nokian unveils new NTR 2 steer axle tyre 22 Jan 15

Sabine Blümel

Nokian Heavy Tyres is introducing the new Nokian NTR 52 steer axle tyre for trucks and buses for medium and long distance use


Linglong inks SI Group deal 22 Jan 15

Simon Warburton

Linglong Tire has inked a deal with its material supplier SI Group (Shanghai), a subsidiary of US-based chemical intermediates manufacturer SI Group.


Parker Hannifin elects CEO and COO 22 Jan 15

Simon Warburton

Parker Hannifin says it has elected company veterans Thomas Williams as CEO and Lee Banks as president and COO, each effective 1 February.


Plunging oil cost triggers Continental opportunity 15 Jan 15

Simon Warburton

Continental says it predicts increased opportunity for its content supply as steeply falling oil costs translate into greater consumer confidence, particularly in the US.

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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