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Dana unveils new Dura-Tune centre bearing

19 March 2019

Dana has unveiled its Spicer Dura-Tune centre bearing, available on standard Spicer SPL and heavy-duty Spicer 10 Series driveshafts.


Dura exiting Chinese trim parts joint venture

5 January 2016

Dura Automotive Systems, subsidiary Dura Automotive Handels und Beteiligungs, and Minth Investment, a subsidiary of Sinnoone (HK) have agreed to a share transaction involving Jiaxing Dura Minth Automotive Parts that exits Dura from the joint venture (JV).


Dura and Minth to exit their joint venture in China

5 January 2016


HUNGARY: Alcoa to invest US$13m to expand wheel manufacturing plant

18 March 2014

Alcoa is investing US$13m to expand its wheel manufacturing plant in Europe, to meet growing demand for its lightweight, durable, low-maintenance aluminium truck wheels.


US: Dura Automotive appoints Nizar Trigui as CTO

21 November 2013


US: Dura Automotive CEO to step down

2 November 2012

Dura Automotive Systems CEO Jeff Stafeil has decided to leave the company following a successful turnaround and reorganisation of the business. Lynn Tilton, founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners, Dura's parent company, will be interim CEO until a successor is named.


US: Visteon names new CFO

1 November 2012

Visteon Corporation has named Jeffrey Stafeil an executive vice president and chief financial officer. Stafeil, CFO from 2 Novermber, comes from Dura Automotive Systems, where he was CEO since October 2010 and CFO since 2008.


US: Dura Automotive assigned patent for cable assembly with retainer

4 April 2012


US: Ford receives honours for supporting women-owned suppliers

20 February 2012


US: Alcoa launches lightest 14” aluminium wheels

19 January 2012


US: DURA automotive recognizes top women cross global enterprise

12 July 2011


US: Alcoa announces “Green” expansion at B&C Research

4 July 2011


US: Modine announces change to board

20 May 2011


Patriarch Automotive Platform Announces New Management Structure

14 October 2010


Chevrolet Selects Alcoa Forged Aluminum Wheels for 2011 Cruze Eco

20 April 2010


US: Dura names new managers

4 February 2010

Dura Automotive Systems has announced new management appointments following the acquisition of a majority interest by affiliates of Patriarch Partners and the planned integration of Global Automotive Systems, another Patriarch-affiliated company, with Dura.


US: Private equity to control Dura

11 December 2009

Private equity firm Patriarch Partners is to take a controlling stake in US auto parts supplier Dura Automotive Systems by investing up to US$125m in the company, a report on Friday said.


US: Supplier consolidation inevitable, execs tell summit

5 November 2009

The auto supplier industry will see a wave of consolidations next year as federal bailouts for automakers and a recent uptick in sales provided only a temporary reprieve and simply postponed the inevitable, several executives said this week.


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle door innovations

8 May 2009

The trend in both Europe and the US is toward increasing complexity of door componentry, adding more electronic functions and, in some cases, the glass itself. There are, however, still some significant hurdles to cross before the industry sees the complete door in volume production. Matthew Beecham re-opens just-auto’s annual review of door systems.


Q&A with Alcoa on wheels

6 November 2008

Since being rolled out by the Sumerians in around 3500 BC, the wheel has been constantly re-invented, writes Matthew Beecham. Styling flexibility, reduced weight and high quality are just some of the requirements automakers expect from their wheel suppliers today. To enhance wheel appearance, Alcoa has developed Dura-Bright technology, now available for its automotive forged aluminium wheel customers. The first to launch in Europe is Audi on its new A6 model. Alcoa’s David Yates puts a good spin on Dura-Bright and how Alcoa Wheel Products is forging a growth business in Europe.


US: Dura equity deal approved

16 August 2007

Dura Automotive Systems has won court approval to sign California hedge fund Pacificor to “backstop” a deal to raise $US140m to $160m in new equity to help it out of bankruptcy.


US: Dura files for bankruptcy protection

30 October 2006

Dura Automotive Systems, which two weeks ago missed a bond interest payment prompting analysts to speculate it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, on Monday did just that.


US: Dura defaults on interest payment

17 October 2006

Dura Automotive Systems on Monday reportedly said it would not make a $US17.25m bond interest payment due today and expects to undertake a debt restructuring in the "near term", as tough auto industry conditions take their toll on parts suppliers.


US: Dura feels effects of production pressures

21 September 2006

Moody's has downgraded its credit rating for supplier group Dura Automotive Systems from 'Ca' to 'Caa1' due to the company's ongoing operating pressures and a recent announcement of second half production declines.


USA: Dura loss widens

28 October 2005

Driver control systems specialist Dura Automotive has posted a wider net loss for the third quarter, as revenue fell 13% due to overall lower automotive production levels.


USA: Dura Automotive reports quarterly loss

28 April 2005

Dura Automotive Systems on Thursday posted a quarterly net loss, driven by declines in North American light truck production and rising steel costs, Reuters reported.


USA: Dura Automotive warns of first quarter loss

18 March 2005

Dura Automotive Systems has warned it now expects a first-quarter loss because of larger-than-expected decline in North America light truck production, slower launches of European programmes and delays in negotiating steel costs.


USA: Vehicle production cuts and higher materials costs hit Dura result

11 February 2005

Parts maker Dura Automotive Systems reportedly has posted a quarterly net profit compared with a year-earlier loss, but operating results fell because of vehicle production cuts and higher materials costs.


USA: Dura Automotive to build components plant in Romania

10 September 2004

Dura Automotive is to open a manufacturing plant in Timisoara, Romania.


USA: Dura Automotive Q1 earnings flat

23 April 2004

Dura Automotive Systems has reported essentially flat quarterly earnings after one-time expenses.

Dura news

Dana unveils new Dura-Tune centre bearing

19 March 2019

Dana has unveiled its Spicer Dura-Tune centre bearing, available on standard Spicer SPL and heavy...


just-auto Plus only Dura and Minth to exit their joint venture in China

5 January 2016

Dura Automotive Systems, subsidiary Dura Automotive Handels und Beteiligungs and Minth Investment...


Dura exiting Chinese trim parts joint venture

5 January 2016

Dura Automotive Systems, subsidiary Dura Automotive Handels und Beteiligungs, and Minth Investmen...


Alcoa to invest in Hungary aluminium wheel plant

18 March 2014

Alcoa is investing US$13m to expand its wheel manufacturing plant in Europe, to meet growing dema...


just-auto Plus only US: Dura Automotive appoints Nizar Trigui as CTO

21 November 2013

DURA Automotive Systems has announced the appointment of Nizar Trigui as EVP and Chief Technology...


Dura Automotive CEO to step down

2 November 2012

Dura Automotive Systems CEO Jeff Stafeil has decided to leave the company following a successful...



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