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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of front-end modules

1 July 2015 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of front-end modules Matthew Beecham Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some ... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Novel roof designs that surprise and delight yet keep a lid on weight and costs

11 May 2015 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Novel roof designs that surprise and delight yet keep a lid on weight and costs Matthew Beecham While the variation of roof systems continues to grow, the push for lighter cars has... read more


ANALYSIS: UK automotive supplier industry perks up

19 March 2015 | Dave Leggett

ANALYSIS: UK automotive supplier industry perks up Dave Leggett There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett. Th... read more


November 2014 management briefing: Supplier industry financial review (1)

25 November 2014 | Colin Whitbread

November 2014 management briefing: Supplier industry financial review (1) Colin Whitbread Part 1 of this briefing reviews the recent financial results of a sample of major global auto suppliers; Pa... read more


September 2014 management briefing: Paris show preview

22 September 2014 | Glenn Brooks

September 2014 management briefing: Paris show preview Glenn Brooks The 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile opens to the press in early October. This month's Management Briefing offers a preview of t... read more


December 2013 management briefing: review of 2013

23 December 2013 | Dave Leggett

December 2013 management briefing: review of 2013 Dave Leggett It has been another busy year for us on just-auto. We have covered the global automotive industry news, brought you interviews with ke... read more


COMMENT: PSA just one item in President Hollande's bulging in-tray

22 November 2013 | Simon Warburton

COMMENT: PSA just one item in President Hollande's bulging in-tray Simon Warburton As ringing endorsements go, it didn't exactly smack of complete reassurance. "As the main shareholder of Faurecia... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: It's (mostly) good news week...

25 October 2013 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: It's (mostly) good news week... Graeme Roberts On the whole, I think I'll bill the seven days just passed (TGIF) as largely good news week. Ford - profits up, forecast for whol... read more


ANE CONGRESS 2013: Quotes of the week

14 June 2013 | Simon Warburton

ANE CONGRESS 2013: Quotes of the week Simon Warburton "The English [British] working laws book is 90 pages - the French [one] is 3,387 pages" - Plastic Omnium chairman and CEO, Laurent Burelle. ... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: More turmoil in Europe

13 July 2012 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: More turmoil in Europe Graeme Roberts The week was looking routine until Thursday. Then it all kicked off. The day started with the shock announcment PSA was killing off up to... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Management reshuffles

8 June 2012 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Management reshuffles Graeme Roberts The week began in fine form with news of a shake-up of the management ranks at Volkswagen Group, to included a new head of Audi America as th... read more


COMMENT: Brotherly union solidarity tested by PSA/GM proposals?

9 March 2012 | Simon Warburton

COMMENT: Brotherly union solidarity tested by PSA/GM proposals? Simon Warburton To all extents and purposes the show of solidarity this week by the plethora of unions involved in the potential Genera... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Snow and a mixed outlook

10 February 2012 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Snow and a mixed outlook Graeme Roberts A snowy, freezing cold week at just-auto towers and surrounding towns, including mine, with a mixed forecast for next week that somewhat r... read more


ANALYSIS: China caution tempers auto optimism

22 July 2010 | just-auto.com editorial team

ANALYSIS: China caution tempers auto optimism just-auto.com editorial team China has largely navigated its way through the global economic crisis and automakers are increasingly eyeing the country fo... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of front-end modules

14 June 2010 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of front-end modules Matthew Beecham What is a front-end module?  It depends who makes it and for whom.  Front-end modules typically encompass the bumper, headlig... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle door innovations

8 May 2009 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle door innovations Matthew Beecham The trend in both Europe and the US is toward increasing complexity of door componentry, adding more electronic functions and, i... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: A review of front-end modules

3 November 2008 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: A review of front-end modules Matthew Beecham As the European front-end module market reaches maturity, suppliers are discovering blossoming markets further afield. Matthew Beecha... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: A review of electric DC motors for vehicle applications

11 July 2007 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: A review of electric DC motors for vehicle applications Matthew Beecham The number of electric motors in automotive applications is increasing rapidly.  In fact, our insatiab... read more


NETHERLANDS/UK: Mitsubishi targets 12,000 European sales for new Colt convertible

8 June 2006 | just-auto.com editorial team

NETHERLANDS/UK: Mitsubishi targets 12,000 European sales for new Colt convertible just-auto.com editorial team Mitsubishi Motors Europe (MME) is expecting pan-European sales of 10-12,000 units a year... read more


Inside out

11 July 2005 | Matthew Beecham

Inside out Matthew Beecham Until recently, most cars were designed from the outside-in, but increasingly, designers say the whole car is being planned around the interior. So what do consumers want... read more


As one door closes, another one opens

9 November 2004 | Matthew Beecham

As one door closes, another one opens Matthew Beecham Over the next few years, we’ll see some major changes in the way in which vehicle makers source their doors. The trend in both Europe and the U... read more


Cocooned in a cockpit

2 November 2004 | Matthew Beecham

Cocooned in a cockpit Matthew Beecham Despite the smooth lines and simple appearance, the cockpit is one of the most complicated and tightly packaged assemblies in a vehicle. Matthew Beecham report... read more


New frontiers in front-end modules

23 August 2004 | just-auto.com editorial team

New frontiers in front-end modules just-auto.com editorial team What is a front-end module? It depends who makes it and for whom it is made. According to Faurecia, a complete front-end comprises th... read more


PSA: Cost savings made, where to now?

31 March 2004 | SupplierBusiness.com

PSA: Cost savings made, where to now? SupplierBusiness.com PSA has refined and continued to refine its manufacturing organization, and achieved good results in terms of cost reduction. However, it... read more


GM purchasing: Cost reduction and supplier reduction

3 February 2004 | SupplierBusiness.com

GM purchasing: Cost reduction and supplier reduction SupplierBusiness.com GM is the worst performer in our series of supplier satisfaction surveys so far. But the survey reveals that while some sup... read more


Automotive suppliers move into China

8 December 2003 | just-auto.com editorial team

Automotive suppliers move into China just-auto.com editorial team Global carmakers are currently falling over themselves to invest in production capacity in China. The Chinese vehicle market has va... read more


Front end modules gain ground despite OEM doubts

2 December 2003 | SupplierBusiness.com

Front end modules gain ground despite OEM doubts SupplierBusiness.com Front end module use could reach 50% penetration in Europe by 2006/7, but the market is complex with definitions varying from OE... read more


Automotive News Europe Congress 2003 - A review

26 June 2003 | just-auto.com editorial team

Automotive News Europe Congress 2003 - A review just-auto.com editorial team Representatives from Europe's automotive industry gathered in Paris this week for the seventh annual Automotive News Euro... read more


OE exhaust systems – a market overview

13 June 2003 | just-auto.com editorial team

OE exhaust systems – a market overview just-auto.com editorial team The exhaust system market is dominated by a limited number of international players, including Tenneco Automotive, ArvinMeritor, ... read more


Exclusive: Interview with Valeo's Thierry Morin

29 April 2003 | just-auto.com editorial team

Exclusive: Interview with Valeo's Thierry Morin just-auto.com editorial team The financial turnaround at Valeo over the past two years is, by any standards, impressive. The company has undergone su... read more


The engineering challenge: clutter-free cockpits

16 December 2002 | just-auto.com editorial team

The engineering challenge: clutter-free cockpits just-auto.com editorial team As more electrical and electronic systems are squeezed into the already over-crowded cockpit area, so the wholesale unit... read more


Kwik-Fit: why the Ford venture fell flat

17 June 2002 | Institute of the Motor Industry

Kwik-Fit: why the Ford venture fell flat Institute of the Motor Industry At the heart of the Kwik-Fit issue is whether an automotive group is a vehicle maker, or a diversified service provider. Answ... read more


Diesel mania to boost VW, Peugeot in Europe

24 May 2002 | just-auto.com editorial team

Diesel mania to boost VW, Peugeot in Europe just-auto.com editorial team The diesel share of the western European new car market stands at around 40% and in some markets is even higher - France... read more


Door Modularity - the future

13 February 2001 | just-auto.com editorial team

Door Modularity - the future just-auto.com editorial team The next five years will see major changes in the way OEMs source their doors. The trend is already strongly towards modular - and lightweigh... read more