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GOLDING’S TAKE: Volume or profit? Can Vauxhall and Opel magic up both?

6 Mar 2013 | Rob Golding

General Motors Europe has changed leadership and the leadership has changed strategy.

INTERVIEW: Nexteer on the earthquake and Saab

8 Jul 2011 | Simon Warburton

Nexteer held an electric power steering technology day this week at its Polish plant of Tychy near Krakow. Simon Warburton caught up with Nexteer VP of global sales and marketing and European region, Laurent Bresson, in the second interview he gave to just-auto, with his thoughts on the Japanese earthquake and difficulties at Saab.

INTERVIEW: Nexteer's European chief Laurent Bresson

6 Jul 2011 | Simon Warburton

Nexteer Automotive was taken over by Chinese company PCM late last year, a move the Michigan operation described as the “single largest Chinese investment in the global automotive supplier industry.” Ahead of the US manufacturer's electric power steering technology day in Poland, Nexteer VP of global sales and marketing and European region, Laurent Bresson, talked to Simon Warburton in Krakow.

EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Country ‘n’ Eastern – Chevrolet hits the right notes

10 Jun 2008 | Mark Bursa

There was a good deal of skepticism when GM rebranded Daewoo as Chevrolet, but the formula works – even the country music, Chevrolet Europe chief Wayne Brannon tells Mark Bursa

FEATURE: POLAND: Chevrolet looks east for European growth

30 May 2008 | just-auto.com editorial team

With annual sales topping 4.5m units in 2007 Chevrolet is by far GM’s biggest selling brand. A hefty 2.4m units of that total were chalked up in the US market alone. But Chevrolet is, in a sense, two brands within a brand and while there is some overlap, the Chevrolet product proposition in North America is very different to that elsewhere.

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VW Poznan plant expansion nears completion

29 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

The expansion of the Volkswagen plant in Poznan (Poland) has taken over two years and VW says preparations for full production of the new Caddy are nearly finished.

LG Chem secures EUR480m EIB battery loan

31 Mar 2020 | Simon Warburton

Europe's Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR480m (US$528m) loan agreement with LG Chem Wroclaw Energy, the Polish subsidiary of LG Chem Group established to develop the group’s battery production facility in Europe.

Groupe PSA to produce large vans by end of 2021 at Gliwice

9 May 2019 | Dave Leggett

Group PSA has announced that it will produce large vans at its Gliwice vehicle manufacturing plant in Poland by the end of 2021 due to LCV capacity constraints elsewhere in its manufacturing network.

Varroc R&D centre opens in Poland

8 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

Varroc Lighting Systems has opened a new research and development office in Krakow, Poland.

PKN Orlen inks ABB Poland charging station deal

15 Feb 2019 | Simon Warburton

PKN Orlen has signed a general agreement for the supply of ABB’s next generation DC fast charging stations for electric cars, the Terra 54.

PSA starts Tychy Pure-Tech engine assembly line

21 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

PSA has started its new assembly line for the Turbo PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine in Tychy, Poland.

Could China to Europe TIR trucks work for auto?

28 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

There's no specific mention of 'auto' but industry supply chain and logistics specialists will surely be interested to learn of the success of the first TIR journey by road from China to Europe which, it was claimed, "proves the system's cost, time and security advantages".

Harman opens new office in Poland

9 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Harman has opened a new office facility in Lodz, Poland, with 350 engineers developing automotive solutions including the company’s summit car audio platform, Ignite platform, OTA software management and maps services.

Toyota starts making hybrid transaxles in Poland

31 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

Toyota has started production of hybrid electric transaxles at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland’s Walbrzych (TMMP) plant. It is the first time this core component of Toyota’s hybrid electric powertrains has been manufactured outside Asia.

Toyota sells 2m hybrids in Europe

18 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota has delivered its two millionth hybrid electric vehicle in Europe nominating the milestone car a C-HR Hybrid crossover sold in Warsaw, Poland.

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