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Vehicle instrumentation feature

29 June 2010

As the information flood spills out of the home and office into the vehicle, there is a danger of overloading the driver. Matthew Beecham finds out what the industry is doing to give us what we increasingly want, but not too much...


Anti-trust raids and OEM-supplier relations

1 March 2010

Carmakers open up wounds by complaining to authorities, says SupplierBusiness. But did parts makers engage in illegal collusion or was it a natural evolution of business strategy?


Review of instrumentation

7 January 2010

For some time, we’ve seen cockpit designers working on ways in which to display more information yet make the dash appear less complex. The general approach is to ensure that only the most essential information is displayed while remaining features are available in the background or brought up at will. Matthew Beecham reports on how the increasing fitment of sophisticated mobile multimedia systems, as well as safety and security items suggests that this part of the interior is still in its infancy in terms of development.


Review of vehicle instrumentation

7 July 2008

Despite the smooth lines and simple appearance, the cockpit is one of the most complicated and tightly packaged assemblies in a vehicle. Matthew Beecham reports on some novel ways in which to display more information yet make the cockpit appear less complex.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Yazaki North America

25 July 2008

Superficially, instruments appear much the same today as they did 30 years ago, but they have changed extensively in that time and they are likely to change even more. Matthew Beecham talked with Dimitri Baudon, product manager, Yazaki North America, Inc about he sees the vehicle instrumentation sector shaping-up.


Q&A with Yazaki North America

12 February 2007

As part of our bi-annual review of vehicle cockpits and instrumentation, Matthew Beecham talked to Doug Burcicki, senior manager, marketing and product management, Yazaki North America (YNA), and Dutch Adachi, senior manager, display technology group, electronic and instrumentation business unit, Yazaki North America, about how the company is pushing back the technical boundaries in the vehicle instrumentation arena.


Q&A with Yazaki North America

7 August 2006

Yazaki Corp manufactures and markets a wide range of products, most prominent among them being the automotive wiring harness. Yazaki is the world’s largest manufacturer of wire harnesses, supplying harnesses to the major vehicle makers worldwide. In June 2006 Matthew Beecham talked with Doug Burcicki, senior manager of marketing and product management and Fawaz Baltaji, product manager of data links, about how the company is pushing back the technical boundaries in the vehicle electrical and electronic distribution systems arena.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Yazaki’s risk manager appointed by AIAG

23 August 2016

Ryan Jenner, YNCA's supply chain compliance and risk manager, has recently been named the co-chair of the Automotive Industry Action Group's (AIAG) Conflict Minerals Group. AIAG is a non-profit association that combines a diverse range of people in the...


just-auto Plus only Yazaki US appoints new CFO

24 June 2016

Robert J. Kunihiro joined Yazaki North America, as the company’s new chief financial officer. He has oversight over the finance, planning, legal, and information technology teams. Robert brings substantial experience to the company having worked in both...


just-auto Plus only Yazaki technical specialist appointed AMUG deputy vice president

23 June 2016

In April the world renowned Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) met in St. Louis for their annual conference where Yazaki’s own Mark Wynn, technical specialist in the rapid prototype group, was named to the executive board as the deputy vice...


just-auto Plus only MEXICO: Yazaki opens new building in Monterrey

9 July 2015

Yazaki has opened a new building in Monterrey. A ceremony was held to welcome the building and its employees and celebrate the grand opening. "Our new YSS facility in Monterrey confirms our operations in Mexico and serves as a strong heart that brings us...


just-auto Plus only US: Leoni Cable wins Yazaki’s Green Supplier of the Year award

9 July 2015

Leoni Cable has been awarded Green Supplier of the Year by Yazaki. The company was chosen in the 'bulk and raw material commodity' category from Yazaki's top 175 suppliers in North and Central America in recognition of its environmental and social activities....


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Yazaki produces colour head-up displays

27 February 2015

Yazaki is now producing head-up displays in colour. Head-up displays are becoming relatively common in vehicles, keeping drivers' wandering eyes on the road and off their dashboard. Not just for the visual appeal, colour is actually a unique new feature to...


just-auto Plus only MEXICO: Yazaki hosts technology show at Volkswagen’s Puebla facility

10 October 2014

Earlier in October, members of Yazaki's new business development team hosted a technology show at Volkswagen's (VW) Puebla, Mexico, facility. VW's purchasing and engineering teams attended the one day event that highlighted our capabilities, latest technology,...


just-auto Plus only US: Yazaki to pay US$76m to settle autoparts price-fixing litigation

26 September 2014

To settle civil autoparts price-fixing claims in Michigan federal court, Yazaki has agreed to pay US$76m to US car buyers, Reuters reported. Of the currently ongoing multidistrict litigation over auto parts price-fixing, this settlement is the largest so...


China levies big fines on Japanese parts makers

20 August 2014

China's regulatory authorities have found a group of Japanese automotive parts makers guilty of price fixing and handed out large fines.


just-auto Plus only US: Yazaki honours suppliers with Green Supplier of the Year Awards

6 June 2014

Yazaki has honoured four of its suppliers with Green Supplier of the Year Awards. These four suppliers were chosen as leaders in their respective industry, bulk and raw materials, connections, electronics, and routing, based on their commitment to the...


just-auto Plus only BULGARIA: Yazaki looks to expand workforce by more than 25%

16 April 2014

Yazaki is looking to bolster its workforce in Bulgaria by more than 25%, reports Balkans.com. The company's production manager Tsvetan Dimitrov said, "800 people are employed at the company's factory in Sliven. We expect this number to reach 1000 in...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Toyota and Yazaki to develop vehicle wiring harnesses recycling system

14 April 2014

Sources suggest that global mineable copper supplies will be depleted 40 years from now, so Toyota has partnered with industry leaders to make the recycling of copper possible. Toyota has been working with a number of partners to create a world-first system...


Toyota starts copper wiring recycling

7 April 2014

Toyota has worked with a group of industry partners to define what it claims is a world-first system to retrieve and recycle copper from vehicle wiring harnesses, helping secure a valuable new source of the raw material.


just-auto Plus only US: Toyota, Denso and Yazaki to sponsor DIA Samurai Exhibit

6 February 2014

There is a lot more to the legendary Japanese samurai than meets the eye, and visitors to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) exhibition Samurai: Beyond the Sword will experience the nuanced culture of these revered warriors through more than 125 artworks that...


Oz watchdog takes court action over price fixing

22 October 2013

A bearings importer has been hit with a AUS$2m (US$1.9m) fine after admitting inflating the prices of products.


Bridgestone to boost capacity at Vietnam plant

17 October 2013

Bridgestone Corporation has announced that its subsidiary in Vietnam, Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing Vietnam Limited Liability Company(BTMV) has decided to increase production capacity at the company's new passenger car radial tyres (PSR) plant currently under construction in Hai Phong City, Vietnam.


just-auto Plus only US: Yazaki announces personnel changes

24 July 2013

Effective from 1 August, Colleen Haley, executive vice president of the US OEM Business Unit will move into a dual leadership position as senior executive vice president of Yazaki Mercosur in Brazil and senior executive vice president of the US OEM Business...


just-auto Plus only US: Ford sues Fujikura for price fixing

18 July 2013

Ford Motor has filed suit accusing Japanese supplier Fujikura of price-fixing and bid-rigging over the sale of key electrical equipment. According to the Detroit News, Ford sued Fujikura and Fujikura Automotive America in a US District Court in Detroit,...


just-auto Plus only US: Yazaki honours Molex as Green Supplier of the Year

11 July 2013

Yazaki named Molex as a Green Supplier of the Year at its annual awards ceremony, held on world environmental day on 5 June. Winning in the Connections category, Molex is among four companies selected from among Yazaki's top 103 suppliers in North and Central...


EC fines wire harness cartel operators EUR142m

10 July 2013

European Commission (EC) authorities have fined four major automotive component producers a total of EUR141.8m (US$182m) for operating wire harness cartels to Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Renault.


just-auto Plus only BELGIUM: EU antitrust regulators set to fine Yazaki, Leoni and Furukawa Electric

8 July 2013

EU antitrust regulators are on the verge of penalising four auto parts makers including Leoni and Yazaki for participating in a cartel, reports Reuters, citing unnamed sources. Yazaki's subsidiary S-Y Systems Technologies Europe and Furukawa Electric are also...


just-auto Plus only US: Yazaki ranks among top 10 in Automotive News Top 100 Global Suppliers list

27 June 2013

Yazaki has been named in the top 10 on the Automotive News Top 100 Global Suppliers list. In 2012, the company ranked #14.


just-auto Plus only US: Yazaki honours 4 suppliers with Green Supplier of the Year awards

10 June 2013

Yazaki has honoured four of its 103 top suppliers with Green Supplier of the Year awards. The four were chosen for their commitment to the environment and improvement in water consumption reduction, increase in scrap recycling, and reduced use of...


just-auto Plus only US: Yazaki appoints Rajeev Puttaiah as HEV/EV segment leader

6 May 2013

Yazaki North America has hired Rajeev (Raj) Puttaiah as the hybrid electric vehicle and electric vehicle (HEV/EV) segment lead. In this role he will report to Colleen Haley, executive vice president, US OEM business unit, and will be responsible for North...


just-auto Plus only US: Yazaki North America appoints Nigel Thompson as president and CEO

24 April 2013

Yazaki North America has announced, effective 1 May, the replacement of president and CEO Dieter Ehrmanntraut, who will return to his home country of Germany. In February 2010, Yazaki appointed Ehrmanntraut president and CEO and made him a member of the...


just-auto Plus only CANADA: Yazaki fined US$28.55m by Ontario Superior Court for bid rigging offence

18 April 2013

Following an investigation by the Competition Bureau, a Japanese supplier of motor vehicle components was fined C$30m (US$28.55m) by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for its participation in a bid rigging conspiracy. This fine is the largest ever ordered...


just-auto Plus only US: Yazaki promotes Douglas Burcicki to vice president of GM customer group

10 April 2013

Yazaki North America has announced the promotion of Douglas Burcicki to vice president of the General Motors (GM) customer group. In this role, he will report to Colleen Haley, executive vice president, US OEM business unit, and will be responsible for profit...


just-auto Plus only US: Yazaki Europe acquires S-Y Technologies Europe

29 January 2013

To further strengthen the business efficiency of Yazaki Europe (YEL) and S-Y Systems Technologies, the two shareholders of S-Y have come to an agreement to transfer the shares of S-Y completely to YEL. In the past S-Y was jointly controlled by Yazaki...


just-auto Plus only US: Yazaki promotes Gregory Rochowiak to VP engineering of US OEM unit

10 January 2013

Yazaki North America announced the promotion of Gregory Rochowiak to vice president of engineering of the United States original equipment manufacturers (US OEM) business unit, reporting to Colleen Haley, executive vice president, US OEM business unit. In this...


just-auto Plus only AUSTRALIA: ACCC alleges Yazaki of engaging in cartel conduct in supplying wire harnesses to Toyota

21 December 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted civil proceedings in the Adelaide Registry of the Federal Court of Australia against Yazaki, a Japanese company, and its Australian subsidiary, Australian Arrow. The ACCC alleges that Yazaki...

Yazaki news

just-auto Plus only Yazaki’s risk manager appointed by AIAG

23 August 2016

Ryan Jenner, YNCA's supply chain compliance and risk manager, has recently been named the co-...


just-auto Plus only Yazaki US appoints new CFO

24 June 2016

Robert J. Kunihiro joined Yazaki North America, as the company’s new chief financial office...


just-auto Plus only Yazaki technical specialist appointed AMUG deputy vice president

23 June 2016

In April the world renowned Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) met in St. Louis for their...


just-auto Plus only MEXICO: Yazaki opens new building in Monterrey

9 July 2015

Yazaki has opened a new building in Monterrey. A ceremony was held to welcome the building and it...


just-auto Plus only US: Leoni Cable wins Yazaki’s Green Supplier of the Year award

9 July 2015

Leoni Cable has been awarded Green Supplier of the Year by Yazaki. The company was chosen in the...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Yazaki produces colour head-up displays

27 February 2015

Yazaki is now producing head-up displays in colour. Head-up displays are becoming relatively comm...



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