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GOLDING’S TAKE: The Wraith to the top

12 Sep 2013 | Rob Golding

The first thing I was put straight on about the new Rolls Royce Wraith is that it is not in any car sector.

PRODUCT EYE: Lexus tries again with new IS

23 May 2013 | Graeme Roberts

A colleague who shall remain nameless asked, among fellow journalists, the rhetorical question during the European launch of the third generation IS: given the success of Audi, BMW and Mercedes on home European turf, why does Lexus bother?

INTERVIEW: Magna International Europe president Guenther Apfalter - Part 2

14 Mar 2012 | Simon Warburton

Magna International has powered from being a US$2bn to US$28bn company in 20 years, assembling, under contract, a variety of models such as the Mini Countryman and Peugeot RCZ, at the same time as operating a global series of component arms employing 108,000 people. In his second interview, Magna International Europe president Guenther Apfalter talked to Simon Warburton at the company's HQ south of Vienna about the ownership structure, legislation and the assertion the company is a "fleet of small, fast boats."

INTERVIEW: Magna International Europe president Guenther Apfalter - Part 1

13 Mar 2012 | Simon Warburton

Magna International has just announced 2011 full year net income of US$1bn, although European vehicle production fell by 4%. Magna International Europe and Magna Steyr Group president Guenther Apfalter talked to Simon Warburton at company headquarters south of Vienna about challenges in Europe and the direction the company is headed.

AUSTRIA: Renault concedes Laguna III 100K warranty of little significance in UK

3 Sep 2007 | editorial team

Renault’s decision to back its new Laguna lll with a 100,000-mile warranty will have “little or no effect” on Britain’s relatively low-mileage motorists, according to the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, Patrick Blain.

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Magna starts Jaguar I-Pace production in Graz

5 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Magna has started contract assembly of Tata Motors' Jaguar's new I-Pace electric SUV.

Magna Graz plant builds updated Mercedes-Benz G-Class

19 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz's latest G-Class will continue to be built under contract in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr.

Modine to close Austria plant with 142 job losses

14 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Modine Manufacturing is to close its manufacturing facility in Gailtal, Austria, with the shuttering seeing around 142 staff made redundant.

Voestalpine invests EUR16m into Linz production plant

30 Oct 2017 | Simon Warburton

Voestalpine has injected EUR16m (US$18.6m) into an expansion of its production site for laser-welded blanks in Linz, Austria.

Voestalpine ploughs ERU330m into new Austria steel plant

2 Oct 2017 | Simon Warburton

Voestalpine is to replace its existing steel plant in Kapfenberg, Austria, with a new site, investing between EUR330m (US$387m) and EUR350m.

Austria probes VW emissions scandal-related companies

2 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The Volkswagen diesel scandal appears to be spreading further with a regulatory probe in Austria though details are scarce.

Magna Steyr announces Jaguar E-Pace Job One timing

14 Jul 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Now details of Jaguar's new E-Pace SUV, and its manufacturing location are officially out of the bag, contract assembler Magna Steyr has confirmed production start timing.

Magna plans paint shop in Slovenia to support Graz assembly plant

13 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Magna International will build a new paint facility in Slovenia to help support new programmes going into its Graz, Austria contract vehicle assembly facility.

BMW contracts some new 5 series assembly to Magna Steyr

15 Sep 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Magna International said it would manufacture the new 5 Series sedan for the BMW Group at its contract vehicle assembly facility in Graz, Austria.

Voestalpine buys ATT and Sermetal

11 Apr 2016 | Simon Warburton

Voestalpine has acquired Advanced Tooling Tek (ATT) in Shanghai and the Sermetal Group in Barcelona, to enhance its special steel production.

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