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COMMENT: Oiling the Russian economy

Despite some small recovery in the oil price of late, adding a few pence, cents or centimes back onto a litre of fuel at the pumps, the cras...

COMMENT: Deep breath needed as Russia drops again

News of yet another calamitous plunge in Russia vehicle sales may come as no surprise to some, but the February drop of 38% in cars and LCVs...

COMMENT: A Tyre for all Seasons

We have quite a conundrum sat here in the north west European outpost of the UK, looking at our Continental cousins undertake the twice-year...

ANALYSIS: Hoegh Osaka saga: Knowns and unknowns

With news salvers working on the 51,000t Hoegh Osaka carliner could tow the giant ship back into the Port of Southampton next week just-auto...

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

NEVS administration exit opens deal door: FKG 17 Apr 15

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian automotive supplier body, FKG says its members are optimistic following news of National Electric Vehicle Sweden's (NEVS) exit from reorganisation.


Magna sells most of interior business to Antolin 16 Apr 15

Simon Warburton

Magna International says it has inked an agreement to sell substantially all of its interiors operations, excluding seating, to Grupo Antolin for US$525m.


FKG hails "great opportunity" with Iran visit 16 Apr 15

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian supplier association, FKG is flying to Iran tomorrow (16 April) leading a delegation looking to take advantage of what could be a signifiant lifting of economic sanctions.


JLR automates priority warranty parts returns 16 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has fully automated its global priority warranty parts returns service by awarding a contract to SEKO Logistics.


Severstal inks Renault-Nissan AvtoVAZ contract 13 Apr 15

Simon Warburton

Severstal has signed a four-month contract to deliver rolled steel to Renault-Nissan from its Cherepovets Mill (CherMK).


BorgWarner opens emissions technology plant 13 Apr 15

Simon Warburton

BorgWarner has opened a 64,000-square-foot facility in Chungju, South Korea, to expand manufacturing for its emissions technologies.

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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