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Latest insights


Is Volvo's compact SUV a winner?

26 September 2018

I can't believe it's over four years since Volvo stunned us by replacing the ancient-of-days XC90 SUV with one on a new platform, with new electrified 'twin engine' drivetrain (plus the usual petrol and diesel engines) and an interior that made IKEA look cheap and nasty and was more comparable to hand crafted products like Bentley. Only problem was - it's sooooooo big. The follow up, the XC60, again replacing an older (and still desirable) iteration, was more manageable in size but, Olaf, could you shrink it just a bit more? And so, on the different CMA platform, shared with Volvo Cars' Chinese masters Geely, came the XC40. My size of Volvo SUV.


Ford eyes transmission plant closure - the week

15 June 2018

It was not, to put it mildly, the best week for autoworkers, at least this side of the pond. A sharpened American axe appeared over the automatic transmissions factory in Bordeaux, France, (see, they make more than fine wine there). Should the automaker not secure a buyer for its Ford Aquitaine Industries (FAI) site at Blanquefort in south west France, the factory will close, although no forced redundancies would be implemented before September 2019. Not good news.


Transmissions insights

13 December 2011

As part of just-auto’s ongoing monitoring of trends in the transmission sector, Matthew Beecham talked with executives from BorgWarner, Getrag and Prodrive about how they see the future for electronically-actuated automated manual transmissions (AMTs), whether integrated into hybrid or electric powertrains or combined with a conventional internal combustion engine.


Transmissions trends feature

16 November 2011

As part of just-auto’s ongoing monitoring of trends in the transmission sector, Matthew Beecham talked with executives from Torotrak, BorgWarner, Prodrive and Getrag about how the global transmission market could evolve in terms of the split between manual and automatic transmissions.

Latest interviews


Q&A: GETRAG FORD talk manual gearbox developments

18 September 2015

At the 2015 IAA, Calum MacRae spoke with Christof Schulte, Senior Product Development Manager manual transmissions, GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH, Germany. MX65 – in three variants 5MTT152, 5MTT215 and 6MTT215 - is the replacement for Ford's venerable iB5 transmission (alternatively known as 5MTT170) and will be produced in four global locations.


Q&A with Getrag

25 May 2011

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with transmission manufacturers, Matthew Beecham talked with Getrag engineers. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked DCTs with Getrag and how their Powershift 6DCT250 transmission has pushed back the technical boundaries.

Latest news


Magna supplies DCT for updated BMW Mini

30 January 2018

Magna said it was supplying BMW with Getrag 7DCT300 third generation dual clutch transmissions for large volume transverse vehicle platform (UKL) models including the BMW X1, just-announced updated Mini models plus the BMW 1 Series and 2 Series Tourer.


Ford to be sued in US over PowerShift transmission

15 September 2017

A US law firm says it will, by the end of this monthm file suit on behalf of Fiesta and Focus owners against Ford over dry clutch PowerShift automatic transmissions.


Australian regulator goes after Ford

1 August 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it had begun proceedings against Ford Australia alleging that it engaged in unconscionable and misleading or deceptive conduct, and made false or misleading representations in its response to customer complaints about a dry dual clutch automatic transmission sold Down Under for about five years.


Getrag buy drives joint effort improvements -Magna

8 March 2017

Magna says its recent US$1.9bn acquisition of Getrag allows it to generate powerful synergies as the Canadian supplier looks to capitalise on the increasing popularity of all-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles.


Magna supplies drivetrain/cameras to S-Max Vignale

7 September 2016

Magna International said it was supplying Ford with S-Max Vignale componnets including the Eyeris electronic vision system and a transmission made by recently acquired subsidiary Getrag.


just-auto Plus only Magna JV starts DCT production at its plant in China

28 April 2016

Magna International on 27 April 2016, announced that Dongfeng Getrag Transmission, a 50/50 joint-venture formed in 2012 between Getrag and Dongfeng Motor Group, has started serial production at its plant in Wuhan, China. The plant is manufacturing the Getrag...


Getrag opens new Munich office

29 January 2016

Getrag has opened its new sales and product development office in Munich.


Magna completes Getrag aquisition

5 January 2016

 Magna says it has completed the acquisition of the Getrag group of companies.


EC approves Magna buying Getrag

18 December 2015

European Commission officials have approved the acquisition of automotive transmissions specialist, Getrag by Magna International through the EU Merger Regulation, despite there being certain overlaps between both supplier’s activities.


just-auto Plus only Getrag appoints Thomas Klett as new EVP for finance

18 December 2015

Effective 1 January 2016, Thomas Klett took over the position of Executive vice president finance at Getrag. He replaces Mike McMillan, who left the company at his own request on 30 September 2015. "I am very happy to see Thomas Klett as part of...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Getrag presents third generation of dual-clutch transmissions at IAA 2015

18 September 2015

Dual-clutch transmissions have been established in the automatic transmissions market within just a few years. High flexibility for various applications and their high fuel efficiency are major strengths. At IAA 2015, Getrag present their third generation of...


Getrag in stake sale talks, possibly with Magna

2 July 2015

The family that owns German transmission specialist Getrag is in advanced talks to sell a stake in the company to a 'North American parts maker' which could be Magna International, a news agency reported.


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Getrag’s 7DCT300 transmission receives ‘Prix de l’innovation Renault-Nissan’ trophy from Renault

25 June 2015

Getrag has received the 2015 trophy 'Prix de l'innovation Renault-Nissan' for the efficient dual-clutch transmission 7DCT300. The award is yearly awarded in the three categories quality, corporate social responsibility and innovation. All suppliers of the...


Getrag to produce new DCT in Modugno, Italy

10 April 2015

Getrag will produce a new dual-clutch transmission model (7DCT300) in Modugno, Italy.


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Getrag announces management changes

2 April 2015

With effect from 1 April, Dr Stephen Weng takes up the position of chief operating officer with Getrag. This role combines the areas of manufacturing, purchasing and, from now on, quality as well. This change completes the global operations organisation...


Getrag starts on new automatic transmission

16 February 2015

Getrag has started production of the new 7DCT300 dual-clutch transmission initially for Renault's redesigned Espace.


just-auto Plus only CHINA: GKN wins Excellent Supplier Award & Zero PPM 2014 Award from Getrag

8 January 2015

Getrag (Jiangxi) Transmission (GJT) has honoured GKN Sinter Metals Danyang with the Excellent Supplier Award & Zero PPM 2014 Award. Both awards were announced and handed over at the Getrag Supplier Conference of 2015 on 18 December 2014 in Tengchong,...


just-auto Plus only GERMAY: Getrag announces management changes

3 December 2014

Getrag has announced changes in the management boards of Getrag, Getrag Ford Transmissions and Getrag Asia Pacific to prepare for the global future requirements. John McDonald takes over new position of chief operating officer (COO) at Getrag Getrag has...


just-auto Plus only US: Jörg Schwarz becomes new manager of Getrag’s Rosenberg plant

18 November 2014

As of 1 November, Jörg Schwarz has become the manager of Getrag's Rosenberg plant. Prior to his new position at Getrag, Schwarz was technical manager at Witten plant of German Bosch-Rexroth. Rosenberg plant was established 1970 and since 2002...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Getrag to begin production of Smart Actuation for 7DCT300 in early 2015

11 November 2014

PowerShift transmissions combine the convenience of an automatic transmission with high efficiency. From the very first generation, the high efficiency of Getrag dual-clutch transmissions enabled low fuel consumption. One important aspect to meet this...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Getrag estimates turnover of US$4.13bn for 2014

10 November 2014

Getrag expects to close the current fiscal year ending December with an increase of all key figures, continuing its sustainable growth strategy. The company has reported an estimated turnover of EUR3.32bn (US$4.13bn) for 2014, a plus of 3.75% compared to 2013...


GBP5.4m fund to boost UK OEM parts sales

20 October 2014

Funding of GBP5.4m awarded today (20 October) by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will help six local automotive suppliers win new business and close the skills gap.


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Getrag and Dongfeng to jointly develop dual clutch transmission

14 October 2014

On 10 October, Getrag agreed the joint development of dual clutch transmissions with its Chinese joint venture partner DongfengGetrag Transmission. The contract was signed in the presence of Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang as...


Getrag and Dongfeng expand cooperation

14 October 2014

Getrag says it has agreed the joint development of dual clutch transmissions with its Chinese JV partner, DongfengGetrag Transmission.


just-auto Plus only UK: Getrag to invest US$20.6m in Merseyside site

11 July 2014

Getrag will invest EUR16m (US$ 20.61m) in its Halewood plant in Merseyside, England, according to Liverpool Echo. The investment is part of its plan to add a transmission line to its plant from late 2016. A Getrag spokesman said, "The new transmission is the...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Getrag supplies manual transmissions for third generation Mini

12 June 2014

Getrag is supplying two new manual transmissions for the third generation of the Mini. They are designed for the new generation of BMW engines, which are characterised by higher torque and lower consumption, amongst other things. The transmissions must also...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Getrag's turnover increased 7% to US$4.42bn in FY2013

24 April 2014

Getrag has reported a successful year 2013 with an increased turnover of EUR3.2bn (US$4.42bn), a plus of 7% compared to 2012 (EUR3bn). Getrag sold 3.89m transmission units, more than ever, with the dual clutch transmission (DCT) product range crossing the...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Getrag appoints Barnekow as executive VP of global HR

13 January 2014

As of 1 January, Tamara Barnekow took over the position of executive vice president global HR at Getrag. In this function, she takes over responsibility for personnel activities worldwide, and is a member of the Getrag executive management. This position has...


Getrag China JV launches dual-clutch transmissions

23 October 2013

A 50-50 joint venture between Germany’s Getrag Group and China’s Dongfeng will produce dual-clutch automatic transmissions starting in early 2016.


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Koepfer acquires Getrag’s timing gear production in Ludwigsburg

12 June 2013

Koepfer Zahnrad-und Getriebetechnik took over the Getrag timing gear production in Ludwigsburg on 1 June. The sale is completed and the Ludwigsburg plant is now part of Koepfer Gear. With this step, Getrag continues to focus on transmissions for passenger...

GETRAG news

Is Volvo's compact SUV a winner?

26 September 2018

I can't believe it's over four years since Volvo stunned us by replacing the ancient-of-d...


Ford eyes transmission plant closure - the week

15 June 2018

It was not, to put it mildly, the best week for autoworkers, at least this side of the pond. A sh...


Magna supplies DCT for updated BMW Mini

30 January 2018

Magna said it was supplying BMW with Getrag 7DCT300 third generation dual clutch transmissions fo...


Ford to be sued in US over PowerShift transmission

15 September 2017

A US law firm says it will, by the end of this month file suit on behalf of Fiesta and Focus owne...


Australian regulator goes after Ford

1 August 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it had begun proceedings against F...


Getrag buy drives joint effort improvements -Magna

8 March 2017

Magna says its recent US$1.9bn acquisition of Getrag allows it to generate powerful synergies as...



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