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Review of 2014 (1)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

Will countries pull up drawbridge as EC struggles?

It's taking an achingly long time, but is the European Commission (EC) finally waking up to the idea not everybody is falling over themselve...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: All eyes on Vienna

I've come off the bench this week, as just-auto news editor, Graeme Roberts, takes a well-earned sojorn in Shakespeare's home county, HQ als...

COMMENT: Nuclear talks to kick-start basic safety?

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the imminent nuclear talks deadline on 24 November - another one - between Iran and its suspicious Weste...

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

Johnson Controls to supply Range Rover batteries 19 Dec 14

Simon Warburton

Johnson Controls says it will supply its lithium-ion batteries for the hybrid Range Rover.


Aleris inks aluminum deal with Sankyo Tateyama 19 Dec 14

Simon Warburton

Aleris says it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its aluminium extrusions business to Sankyo Tateyama, a Japanese building products and extrusions manufacturer.


ZF appoints Franz Kleiner and Peter Lake to board 19 Dec 14

Simon Warburton

ZF Friedrichshafen has appointed Franz Kleiner and Peter Lake, members of ZF's Board of Management.


Federal-Mogul develops battery shield 19 Dec 14

Simon Warburton

Federal-Mogul Powertrain says it has developed a new product, Protexx-Shield 3007, which protects batteries from high engine compartment temperatures that would otherwise shorten battery life.


SKF starts hub bearing unit delivery to Mazda 19 Dec 14

Simon Warburton

SKF says it has made the first deliveries of its low-friction hub bearing units to Mazda, which will equip the recently launched Mazda2, manufactured at the automaker's new plant in Mexico, as well as other models to be launched during 2015.


BASF to supply Chery Brazil coatings 19 Dec 14

Simon Warburton

BASF's Coatings division says it is the sole supplier of automotive coatings for the new plant of the Chinese automaker, Chery in Jacarei, Brazil, which started operations in August, 2014.

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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