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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?...

COMMENT: Electric avenue fires Formula E to life

Michelin's quite fond of using the phrase "track to street" - it's a nifty way to neatly encapsulate what the tyre manufacturer is trying to...

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

Union puzzled no buyer for Unipart Automotive 25 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

UK labour body, Unite, is expressing surprise no-one came in with a bid for Unipart Automotive, which yesterday (24 July) went into administration with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs.

SA strike still on as peace clause proves tricky 24 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

South Africa's Department of Labour says all parties in the country's protracted metalworking strike have accepted wage proposals, but divisions still remain concerning future bargaining methods.

1,200 jobs under threat at Unipart Automotive 24 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

UK labour body, Unite, says it is asking for a rapid meeting with authorities handling Unipart Automotive, following the component supplier's placing into administration today (24 July).

Peace clause vital to SA strike resolution: MIBCO 23 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

South African component representatives are stressing the vital nature of the country's so-called 'peace clause' that appears to be the sticking point in the country's delicate search to find a solution to the four-week old metalworking strike.

Federal-Mogul unveils US$5m first quarter loss 23 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

Federal-Mogul has posted a second-quarter net loss of US$5m, compared to a US$56m profit in Q2, 2013, although it incurred US$30m in restructuring charges and US$2m in impairment costs during the period.

SA strike talks stall on future negotiation method 22 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

Talks to end South Africa's month-old metalworking strike have broken up today (22 July) as employers and unions consider new proposals to put an end to the four-week old strike affecting automakers.

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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