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INTERVIEW - PSA's Maxime Picat

8 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

Groupe PSA reported a new record for sales in 2018 at 3.9m units with worldwide sales up 6.8%. In Europe, PSA said it was helped by a 'perfectly managed' new WLTP standard implementation phase. Dave Leggett caught up with Maxime Picat, Groupe PSA Executive Vice President, Operational Director Europe, to find out more.


Antoine Redier - GEFCO EVP 4PL Solutions

4 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

As EVP 4PL Solutions, Antoine Redier is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee. He joined GEFCO in March, 2007 as a vehicle distribution and preparation manager in Germany, before becoming VP – Finished Vehicle Logistics. In July 2012, Redier was appointed 4PL Director for the General Motors Programme.


Citroen 'Europeanises' the C5 Aircross with new rear seats

15 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

When it reaches European showrooms early in 2019, Citroen's C5 Aircross C-SUV will be new to this market but not new to the world - as we note in our PLDB database, it's actually been in production in China since the second half of last year, having made its global debut at the Shanghai show in April 2017. In China, with 40,000 sales to date, it supplemented the C5 sedan, over here it replaces the C5 (sedan and estate car) completely, tipping the established nameplate out of the non-premium D-segment pack and into the competitive C-SUV segment into which tout le monde de l'automobile is piling. On first look, it's very competitive.


Paris Interview - PSA Global Purchasing EVP Michelle Wen

23 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

New Groupe PSA Executive Vice President, Global Purchasing & Supplier Quality, Michelle Wen has held a number of senior managing positions with blue-chip companies across various industries including the automotive business. Just-Auto caught up with her at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris.


Paris interview - French suppliers association FIEV CEO Jacques Mauge

19 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

French supplier association, FIEV (Fédération des Industries des Equipements pour Véhicules) had a major presence at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris and just-auto caught up with its CEO, Jacques Mauge, fresh from his meeting with French President, Emmanuel Macron to discuss industrial policy.


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PSA poaches Renault's sales and marketing chief

18 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

PSA has poached Renault's sales and marketing chief to carry out a similar role across its five brands.


New thermoplastic bulkhead to make LCV debut

14 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

SABIC, the chemicals specialist based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has announced new technology for producing lightweight, cost-effective and recyclable vehicle panels using its UDMAX tape, a unidirectional, fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite.


CFDT union welcomes Renault Alliance board changes

13 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

French union, CFDT has welcomed news concerning the new Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance operating board, albeit with the caveat social and employee wage issues should be to the fore.


Free2Move starts in Issy-les-Moulineaux

13 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

Free2Move has made its free-floating cars available to users in the inner Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, after starting in the Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes parks.


Faurecia and Michelin team on hydrogen joint venture

12 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

Michelin and Faurecia have inked a Memorandum of Understanding to create a joint venture bringing together the French tyre manufacturer's fuel cell related activities - including its subsidiary Symbio – with those of its fellow supplier.


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi create new Alliance board

12 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

Renault chairman, Jean-Dominique Senard, Nissan CEO, Hiroto Saikawa and Mitsubishi CEO, Osamu Masuku, say they are to create a new Alliance operating board.


PSA Retail appoints Eric Basset as France director

12 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

PSA Retail has appointed Eric Basset as France director, reporting to SVP, Anne Abboud.


Paris convenes auto summit as headwinds blow

11 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

France's Finance Minister has held an urgent meeting in Paris with unions, regional Councils, suppliers and representatives of the country's car industry as the sector undergoes radical change surrounding the increasing move to new propulsion.


OECD report sees global economic growth slowing

7 Mar 2019 | Dave Leggett

The global economy is slowing and major risks persist, with growth weakening much more than expected in Europe, according to the OECD’s latest economic outlook report.


Ford to pay EUR20m for Blanquefort - Finance Minister

6 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

France's Finance Ministry claims Ford has agreed to pay EUR20m (US$23m) to 're-industrialise' its Blanquefort transmissions site near Bordeaux, which it intends to shutter with the loss of 850 jobs.



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