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Supplier messages from 2015 IAA

28 October 2015

There is much more to the IAA in Frankfurt than a dazzling array of new cars. At the world's biggest auto show, suppliers' stands bristled with lightweight innovations to help reduce emissions as well as improve driver safety, comfort and communications. Matthew Beecham caught-up with executives from some of the world's leading component suppliers. In this second instalment, we take a look at the main IAA messages from Tenneco, Faurecia, Magna and Plastic Omnium.


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of front-end modules

1 July 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some lightweight solutions fitted to front-end modules by Faurecia, BASF, Plastic Omnium and SABIC Innovative Plastics.


ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

19 March 2015

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett.


ANE CONGRESS 2013: Quotes of the week

14 June 2013

Shrugging off French air traffic controllers' strike action, this week saw many of the industry's top executives gather for Automotive News Europe's Congress in Paris. Here is a brief snapshot of what they said.

Latest interviews


Q&A: Auto Inergy on tomorrow’s fuel tanks

19 October 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews at the 2015 IAA show, Matthew Beecham met with Jean-Francois Berard, Vice President, R&D, Strategy, Marketing and Industrial, Auto Inergy Division, Jean-Bernard Lepage, Marketing Director, Auto Inergy Division, and Jerome Vidalie, Product Line Director, Structural Parts, Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior.


Hella interview

28 June 2006

Sarwant Singh, Automotive & Transportation Practice Director at Frost & Sullivan talks to Dr Seubert, VP of Advanced Development at Hella about a range of R&D issues defining the European automotive industry.

Latest news


Plastic Omnium to focus 100% on automotive

21 September 2017

Plastic Omnium is to sell its whole Environment Division to focus exclusively on automotive operations.


just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium presents clean, connected car

13 September 2017

Plastic Omnium, the world leader in exterior products and modules and fuel systems, is presenting for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show a concept car that demonstrates the company’s contribution to the clean, connected car for 2030. The car...


Plastic Omnium H1 auto revenue up 30% to EUR3.9bn

21 July 2017

Plastic Omnium has posted first-half automotive revenue of EUR3.9bn, up 30%, including EUR492m from exterior body parts, a business acquired in July last year.


just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium sells its truck composites business

4 July 2017

On 30 June 2017, Plastic Omnium definitively sold its Truck composites business to the German group Mutares AG. This body parts and structure design and manufacturing business for the truck industry, which employs 1,500 people, had revenue of approx....


just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium sales up 32.8% in Q1 2017

25 April 2017

For the first quarter of 2017, economic sales reported by Compagnie Plastic Omnium amounted to EUR2,039.4m (US$2,220.7m), up 32.8% compared with the first quarter of 2016. Consolidated sales, excluding joint ventures, rose by 36.0%. This very strong growth...


just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium sells its seven European sites

3 April 2017

On 31 March 2017 Plastic Omnium finalised the sale of seven European sites (four in France, one in Spain, two in Germany) to US-Based Flex-N-Gate Group. This disposal was required by the European Commission as part of the takeover of Faurecia Auto Exterior in...


Plastic Omnium starts building two US plants

7 March 2017

Plastic Omnium has started construction of two new plants in the US.


Plastic Omnium posts 2016 auto revenue of EUR6.6bn

23 February 2017

Plastic Omnium's Automotive Division has recorded 2016 revenue up 17.3% to EUR6.6bn (US$7bn).


Plastic Omnium EUR200m sites offer from Flex Gate

23 December 2016

Plastic Omnium says it has received a EUR200m (US$209m) binding offer from Flex Gate Group to acquire seven sites in France, Germany and Spain as part of the European Commission's (EC) ruling following the French supplier's purchase of Faurecia's Auto Exterior business.


Plastic Omnium sells heavy business to Mutares

18 November 2016

Plastic Omnium has sold its heavy truck bodywork and structural parts business to German manufacturer, Mutares in a deal for which the amount paid was unspecified.


Plastic Omnium Q3 revenue up 20.6%

25 October 2016

Plastic Omnium has reported a results boost following the acquisition of part of Faurecia's business in the summer.


Plastic Omnium claims 3min hydrogen recharge

4 October 2016

Plastic Omnium says its high-pressure hydrogen storage prototype has a recharge time of three minutes compared to several hours for electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium widens electric propulsion research

29 September 2016

Plastic Omnium, the world leader in exterior components and modules and in fuel systems, is stepping up its research to contribute to the future evolution of cars, by continuing to further reduce vehicle emissions. The company is already present on the...


just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium H1 2016 revenues surge 8%

28 July 2016

Laurent Burelle, chairman and chief executive officer of Plastic Omnium, stated:  "Over the first half of 2016, our growth, which hit 11% at constant exchange rates, accelerated, and we have once again converted this growth into a more solid...


Plastic Omnium posts H1 revenue up 8% to EUR2.99bn

27 July 2016

Plastic Omnium has posted half year automotive economic revenue up 8.7% to EUR2.99bn (US$3.3bn) out of a total business figure of EUR3.2bn.


EU Commission approves Faurecia Exteriors sale

12 July 2016

The European Commission has now approved the sale of Faurecia Automotive Exteriors to Plastic Omnium, subject to a commitment from Plastic Omnium to divest all of the bumper business in France and a site in Spain as well as the front end module business in Germany.


Plastic Omnium's new fuel tank for hybrids

15 June 2016

In anticipation of high growth across the hybrid market (5.5m cars in 2020 versus 2m in 2015), Plastic Omnium is introducing a new-generation plastic tank for plug-in hybrid vehicles.


just-auto Plus only PSA Group honours 15 companies with best supplier award

26 May 2016

At the Supplier Day event on 24 May 2016, Carlos Tavares, chairman of the managing board of PSA Group, and Yannick Bezard, executive vice-president, purchasing, honoured 15 suppliers for their commitment and the quality of their response to PSA Group...


Plastic Omnium Q1 sales up 6% to EUR1.5bn

21 April 2016

Plastic Omnium is reporting first quarter sales up 6% to EUR1.5bn (US$1.7bn), with consolidated sales rising 6.7% to EUR1.3bn.


Faurecia inks Exteriors sale to Plastic Omnium

19 April 2016

Faurecia has signed the definitive contract (Sales and Purchase Agreement) for the sale of its Automotive Exteriors Business to Plastic Omnium, following the completion of the information and consultation procedures with relevant employee representatives.


just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium France appoints Lucie Aubert to its board

6 April 2016

The Board of directors of Compagnie Plastic Omnium co-opted Lucie Maurel Aubert, the Chief executive officer of Banque Martin Maurel, as an Independent director. The annual shareholders meeting which will meet next 28 April 2016 will ratify this appointment....


just-auto Plus only Toyota awards Plastic Omnium "Global Contribution Award"

29 February 2016

Plastic Omnium Chairman and CEO, Laurent Burelle just received from Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the board of Toyota Motor Corporation, the carmaker’s “Global Contribution Award”. This is the highest supplier honour the carmaker awards and...


Plastic Omnium posts FY revenue up 15% to EUR5.6bn

25 February 2016

Plastic Omnium's Automotive division has unveiled full-year revenue up 15.6% to EUR5.6bn (US$6.2bn).


just-auto Plus only Investment of US$650m to boost Plastic Omnium's growth in North America

12 January 2016

Plastic Omnium, the world leader in automotive exterior components and modules and automotive fuel systems, is exhibiting at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit for the first time in 2016. The company recently announced an acquisition of...


Plastic Omnium Jean-Michel Szczerba is new co-CEO

7 January 2016

Plastic Omnium says Jean-Michel Szczerba, a director and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed co-CEO.


just-auto Plus only Faurecia divests its automotive exteriors business to Plastic Omnium

15 December 2015

Faurecia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the sale of its Automotive Exteriors business worldwide to Compagnie Plastic Omnium. The business that would be sold, which is comprised of bumpers and front end modules, had sales of EUR2bn (US$2.210bn) in...


Plastic Omnium to buy Faurecia Exterior Systems

14 December 2015

Plastic Omnium has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Faurecia to acquire its Exterior Systems business - bumpers and front-end modules - for an enterprise value of EUR665m (US$733m).


Plastic Omnium opens Tokyo automotive centre

23 November 2015

Plastic Omnium has opened a Tokyo centre grouping 80 people to support the supplier's growth in Japanese automotive manufacturers.


Plastic Omnium Automotive Q3 sales up 7.5%

27 October 2015

Plastic Omnium Automotive has recorded third quarter growth of 7.5%, while for the first nine months of this year, sales reached EUR4.08bn (US$4.5bn), up 4.8% at constant exchange rates.


Plastic Omnium adds plants to meet global demand

12 October 2015

Plastic Omnium says new plants starting production will allow it it cope with expected global demand in the next five years.

Plastic Omnium news

Plastic Omnium to focus 100% on automotive

21 September 2017

Plastic Omnium is to sell its whole Environment Division to focus exclusively on automotive opera...


just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium presents clean, connected car

13 September 2017

Plastic Omnium, the world leader in exterior products and modules and fuel systems, is presenting...


Plastic Omnium H1 auto revenue up 30% to EUR3.9bn

21 July 2017

Plastic Omnium has posted first-half automotive revenue of EUR3.9bn, up 30%, including EUR492m fr...


just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium sells its truck composites business

4 July 2017

On 30 June 2017, Plastic Omnium definitively sold its Truck composites business to the German gro...


just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium sales up 32.8% in Q1 2017

25 April 2017

For the first quarter of 2017, economic sales reported by Compagnie Plastic Omnium amounted to EU...


just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium sells its seven European sites

3 April 2017

On 31 March 2017 Plastic Omnium finalised the sale of seven European sites (four in France, one i...



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