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Briefing: Supplier industry financial review

25 November 2014

Part 1 of this briefing reviews the recent financial results of a sample of major global auto suppliers; Part 2 highlights recent developments in industry structure, including M&A and IPO activity and corporate restructuring.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Interesting, interesting...

24 October 2014

If I had to think of one adjective to describe this week's autobiz news, 'interesting' is as good a fit as any. Bit of this, bit of that.


Colombia suppliers, assemblers at the crossroads

24 May 2013

Vehicle assembly in Colombia began in 1956 when the government signed an agreement to build Austin trucks locally. Colombian entrepreneurs soon saw the opportunity to invest in technology to be part of the necessary OEM supply chain. But those with up to 57 years of experience are in danger of disappearing unless they make radical decisions.


Who will succeed Burns at Dana?

4 February 2008

No sooner had Mike Burns annnounced that he would step down as Dana's CEO than the US supplier world was buzzing with the names of possible successors according to SupplierBusiness.

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INTERVIEW: Steve Girsky, GM vice chairman

19 January 2011

Steve Girsky, like most other General Motors executives at last week's Detroit motor show, was upbeat as he brought the group of European journalists clustered around the long table up to date on where GM is today and where he fits into the grand scheme of life post-Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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just-auto Plus only Dana to acquire Oerlikon’s drive systems segment

31 July 2018

Dana Incorporated announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, a global manufacturer of high-precision gears; planetary hub drives for wheeled and tracked vehicles; and products, controls, and...


just-auto Plus only Dana sales surge 12% to US$2.1bn in Q2 2018

26 July 2018

Dana sales for the second quarter of 2018 totalled US$2.1bn, compared with $1.84bn in the same period of 2017, representing a 12% increase. The increase was mainly due to higher demand across all three end markets, conversion of sales backlog, and favourable...


Dana Spicer axles standard on Navistar trucks

25 July 2018

Dana announced that its Spicer single drive axles will be standard equipment on International MV Series medium-duty trucks and IC Bus CE Series and RE Series models. The standard-product position is effective immediately and includes Dana Spicer S110, S130,...


just-auto Plus only Bendix ADB22X brakes standard on Kenworth T680

10 July 2018

The Bendix ADB22X air disc brake will now come standard on all axles of the Kenworth T680, further enhancing the stopping power of Kenworth Truck Company’s flagship on-highway tractor. Since 2013, the top-performing ADB22X has been offered as standard...


Dana and Hydro-Quebec ink joint venture

25 June 2018

Dana and Hydro-Quebec have unveiled a joint-venture partnership in which TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro-Quebec, will become the supplier's source for electric motors, power inverters, and control systems.


Dana opens new facility in Yancheng, China

24 May 2018

Dana has inaugurated a facility in Yancheng, China, that will manufacture 'thermal-management products for conventional and new-energy vehicles (NEVs).


Dana boosts first quarter sales and profit

1 May 2018

Supplier Dana reported a healthy rise in net income to US$108m for the first quarter of 2018, versus $75m a year previously, citing increased operating earnings from higher sales.


UPDATED - Melrose wins control of GKN

29 March 2018

UPDATED - Melrose wins control of GKN


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet selects Dana drivelines for Silverado

23 March 2018

Dana Incorporated announced that it has been selected as the driveline supplier for the all-new Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD chassis cab trucks. The conventional-cab trucks will be available in both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive...


just-auto Plus only Dana to supply axles for next-gen JLR vehicles

23 March 2018

Dana Incorporated has announced new contracts to supply front and rear axles for the next generation of iconic Jaguar and Land Rover luxury vehicles. The estimated value for these programs total more than GBP300m (US$422.9m). Dana's latest Spicer...


Dana predicts 4% sales growth for 2018

20 March 2018

Dana says strengthening end-market demand, most notably in off-highway and commercial vehicles, combined with benefits from currency translation will drive an additional 4% in expected sales growth this year.


Melrose offers GBP1bn pension cash for GKN

19 March 2018

GKN and Melrose have yet again locked horns as the bitter hostile takeover battle bid for the British supplier continues apace with a pension proposal from the investor group.


GKN lauds its technology as bid battle rages

15 March 2018

GKN says its technology is contributing to providing answers to increasingly complex environmental pressures as regulatory pressure combined with consumer demand show no sign of dissipating.


Melrose 'final offer' for GKN

12 March 2018

Investor company Melrose has issued a 'final offer' as part of its hostile bid to take control of GKN. The latest bid has been increased by around 10%.


Dana and GKN Driveline sign agreement for merger

9 March 2018

Dana announced today that it has signed definitive agreements to combine with the driveline division of GKN plc to create Dana plc, 'a global leader in driveline systems'. GKN's board has recommended the merger (which many stakeholders will see as more palatable than a takeover by Melrose).  


Unions to protest as government eyes GKN sell-off

6 March 2018

Unite members from Jaguar Land Rover and other car makers will be joining GKN Driveline workers in a show of solidarity tomorrow (Wednesday 7 March) to unfurl a banner calling on Theresa May's government to block what the union, in a statement, termed "Melrose's debt-fuelled takeover bid of the British-based engineering firm".


just-auto Plus only Dana introduces new single drive axle

6 March 2018

Dana Incorporated introduced its new Spicer S172 series single drive axle for Class 7 and 8 vehicles. The new product retains the robustness and strength of the existing S170 single drive axle, but weighs more than 60 pounds less. It is yet another example of...


just-auto Plus only Dana supplies all-wheel-drive axle for new Crafter

5 March 2018

Dana Incorporated is supplying its Spicer AdvanTEK M180 all-wheel-drive axle to the new, award-winning Volkswagen Crafter 4 Motion panel van. The axle - manufactured at Dana's Birmingham, England, facility - provides exceptional reliability, durability,...


GKN "confident" as supplier confirms Dana talks

2 March 2018

GKN Driveline says it is "very, very confident" its customers will continue to give full backing to the supplier as its parent Group battles a bid from manufacturing investor, Melrose.


just-auto Plus only Dana elects two new members to its board

21 February 2018

Dana Incorporated announced that its board of directors has elected two new members - veterans of Deere and Tesla - to serve on the board effective immediately. Additionally, two long-serving directors have announced their pending retirements from the...


Dana sales surge 24% to US$7.2bn in 2017

18 January 2018

Dana has unveiled preliminary 2017 sales up 24% to US$7.2bn, with adjusted EBITDA of US$835m, an increase of US$175m.


Ford revives Ranger nameplate for US

15 January 2018

Ford is reviving the Ranger truck nameplate with variants of a model line on sale in the rest of the world since 2011. The Asian Ranger is, in fact, a direct descendent of the late 1970s Courier sold in North America, a rebadged Mazda B-Series originally supplied on an OEM basis by the Japanese automaker.


Dana presents aluminium driveshaft for Mustang

2 November 2017

Dana Incorporated has announced the introduction of a Spicer one-piece aluminium driveshaft for the sixth-generation (S550) Ford Mustang at the Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.


just-auto Plus only Dana announces new leadership for Oceania

31 October 2017

Dana Incorporated announced that Nick Stavrakis has been appointed managing director for all operations in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the company's service and assembly centre in South Africa, effective 20 November. Stavrakis comes to Dana...


Dana reports Q3 net income of US$69m

27 October 2017

Dana has reported third-quarter net income up 21% to US$69m, with sales up 32% to US$1.83bn, driven in part by recent acquisitions which contributed US$133m.


Dana opens new axle production facility in Ohio

26 October 2017

Dana Incorporated has inaugurated a new axle production facility in Toledo, Ohio. The site of the new Dana facility was initially home to Willys-Overland Motors, which developed the original Jeep.


just-auto Plus only Dana presents integrated air disc brake steer axle

28 September 2017

Dana Incorporated announced the addition of an aluminium hub option on Spicer D-Series steer axles with a 14,600-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR). This new product expands the previously released 10,000 to 13,200 pound GAWR range with aluminium hubs, and...


just-auto Plus only Dana offers Spicer S140 drive axle for Peterbilt

28 September 2017

Dana Incorporated announced that its Spicer S140 Series single-reduction, single-drive axle is now available as an option on medium-duty vehicles from Peterbilt, including the 220, 330, 337, and 348 models. This axle is designed to support Class 6 and 7...


just-auto Plus only Dana launches SPL 250 Lite driveshaft

28 September 2017

Dana Incorporated announced the launch of its SPL 250 Lite driveshaft, the next generation in a robust series of driveshafts optimised for the most popular configurations of heavy-duty commercial trucks. Designed to handle torque ratings up to 25,000 Nm,...


Dana appoints Christophe Dominiak as SVP and CTO

25 September 2017

Dana has unveiled Christophe Dominiak as new senior vice president and chief technology officer, replacing George Constand, who is retiring.

Dana news

just-auto Plus only Dana to acquire Oerlikon’s drive systems segment

31 July 2018

Dana Incorporated announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Drive Syste...


just-auto Plus only Dana sales surge 12% to US$2.1bn in Q2 2018

26 July 2018

Dana sales for the second quarter of 2018 totalled US$2.1bn, compared with $1.84bn in the same pe...


Dana Spicer axles standard on Navistar trucks

25 July 2018

Dana announced that its Spicer single drive axles will be standard equipment on International MV...


just-auto Plus only Bendix ADB22X brakes standard on Kenworth T680

10 July 2018

The Bendix ADB22X air disc brake will now come standard on all axles of the Kenworth T680, furthe...


Dana and Hydro-Quebec ink joint venture

25 June 2018

Dana and Hydro-Quebec have unveiled a joint-venture partnership in which TM4, a subsidiary of Hyd...


Dana opens new facility in Yancheng, China

24 May 2018

Dana has inaugurated a facility in Yancheng, China, that will manufacture 'thermal-management pro...



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