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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

Russia still there long term: CLEPA 27 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

Russia presents "more questions than answers" at the moment says European supplier association, CLEPA, but despite undoubted challenges, the market is one for the long term.

EC mulls stricter environmental targets 27 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

Work has started in the European Commission (EC) to mull even stricter environmental goals as the relentless drive to cut CO2 emissions continues.

UAW hails govt Alcoa US$259m conditional loan 27 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

America's UAW labour body is welcoming the US government's decision to make a conditional commitment for a US$259m loan to Alcoa.

Gestamp uses economic crisis to thrive 26 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

Spanish supplier, Gestamp, says it has used the economic crisis of the past few years to diversify its portfolio and post significantly improved revenue.

Certain Europe consolidation necessary: CLEPA 26 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

European automotive supplier body, CLEPA says a certain amount of consolidation in the component sector is necessary as the segment recovers after the deep recession of the past few years.

Commissioner calls for more cross-sector 26 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

European Commissioner, Arias Cañete is calling for reinforced cooperation across sectors, Member States and policy areas in a bid to drive sustainable mobility

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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