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Novelis supplies aluminium sheet for Toyota 2019 RAV4

17 April 2019 | Dave Leggett

Novelis supplies aluminium sheet for Toyota 2019 RAV4 Dave Leggett Novelis, the aluminium rolling and recycling company, has announced it is supplying Toyota Motor Corporation with premium alumi... read more


Novelis supplies aluminium sheet for Jaguar I-Pace

12 October 2018 | Dave Leggett

Novelis supplies aluminium sheet for Jaguar I-Pace Dave Leggett Novelis has announced the supply of its premium Novelis Advanz aluminium to the recently launched all-electric Jaguar I-Pace. It says t... read more


JLR/WMG establishing Europe's largest R&D facility

16 October 2017 | Dave Leggett

JLR/WMG establishing Europe's largest R&D facility Dave Leggett The National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), at the University of Warwick in central England, has hit a construction milestone (wi... read more


GKN launches VL3 CVJ system in new BMW 5 series

26 June 2017 | Richard Jackson

GKN launches VL3 CVJ system in new BMW 5 series Richard Jackson GKN Driveline's new lightweight VL3 constant velocity joint (CV joint) system has launched in its second application on the all-new BMW... read more


Constellium supplies lightweight aluminium solutions for new BMW 5 series

3 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Constellium supplies lightweight aluminium solutions for new BMW 5 series just-auto plus Extended News Constellium N.V. announced on 2 May 2017 that it supplies aluminium Automotive Body Sheets and C... read more


Novelis aluminium used for new Jaguar XFL

11 October 2016 | Dave Leggett

Novelis aluminium used for new Jaguar XFL Dave Leggett Novelis has announced it is supplying aluminium for the Jaguar XFL (longwheelbase XF), the first Jaguar model from Chery Jaguar Land Rover ... read more


Autins supplies sound and thermal insulation for JLR's Jaguar F-Pace

31 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Autins supplies sound and thermal insulation for JLR's Jaguar F-Pace Graeme Roberts The Rugby, UK-based, Autins Group, a supplier of lightweight acoustic and thermal insulation components, said it wa... read more


GERMANY: BMW again to build 7 Series at Dingolfing

11 June 2015 | Graeme Roberts

GERMANY: BMW again to build 7 Series at Dingolfing Graeme Roberts BMW will build its redesigned 7 Series in Dingolfing, main factory source for the predecessor models. Series production of the six... read more


US: Alcoa rises on reports of aluminium Lexus models

26 November 2014 | Glenn Brooks

US: Alcoa rises on reports of aluminium Lexus models Glenn Brooks The share price of Alcoa Inc has risen by 2% in New York after a report that Toyota is planning aluminium body panels for a new gener... read more


GERMANY: Carmakers looking to use more carbon fibre, says SGL boss

25 November 2014 | Tony Lewis

GERMANY: Carmakers looking to use more carbon fibre, says SGL boss Tony Lewis More carmakers are looking to use parts reinforced with carbon fibre to help them make lighter and more fuel efficient ve... read more


THAILAND: Posco builds auto steel plant

17 October 2014 | Staff reporter

THAILAND: Posco builds auto steel plant Staff reporter South Korea's Posco has begun construction of a new steel sheet plant in Thailand in response to rising demand from the country’s automoti... read more


JAPAN: Fire shuts down auto supplier's steelworks

5 September 2014 | Chris Wright

JAPAN: Fire shuts down auto supplier's steelworks Chris Wright It could be some days before Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal resumes production at its Nagoya steel plant which was shut down followin... read more


SWEDEN: Volvo to skip all-aluminium for carbon fibre

27 August 2014 | Graeme Roberts

SWEDEN: Volvo to skip all-aluminium for carbon fibre Graeme Roberts Volvo is likely to skip all-aluminium body shells in favour of carbon fibre, research and development head Peter Mertens revealed o... read more


UK: New alloy developed for new Jag

29 July 2014 | Graeme Roberts

UK: New alloy developed for new Jag Graeme Roberts Tata Motors' Jaguar is continuing its drip-feed of XE saloon details with the latest being it will be the first car to use of a new grade of high st... read more


GERMANY: BMW plans lighter M models

20 June 2014 | Graeme Roberts

GERMANY: BMW plans lighter M models Graeme Roberts BMW plans to focus more on weight reduction than on increased power for its future M models. According to The Motor Report,  Carsten Pries,... read more


US: BMW carbon fibre JV to triple production capacity

12 May 2014 | Dave Leggett

US: BMW carbon fibre JV to triple production capacity Dave Leggett BMW is planning to triple production capacity at its US joint venture that manufactures carbon fibre body panels and BIW. It says it... read more


JAPAN: Toyota starts copper wiring recycling

7 April 2014 | Dave Leggett

JAPAN: Toyota starts copper wiring recycling Dave Leggett 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 vehi... read more


UK: JLR completes new stamping facility at Halewood

24 March 2014 | Chris Wright

UK: JLR completes new stamping facility at Halewood Chris Wright Tata Motors' UK luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover has spent GBP45m (US$74m) on a new art servo press line at its Halewood Operatio... read more


SPAIN: Jaguar sees 90% conquest sales for F-TYPE Coupé

20 March 2014 | Glenn Brooks

SPAIN: Jaguar sees 90% conquest sales for F-TYPE Coupé Glenn Brooks Speaking to just-auto.com at the media launch of the new F-TYPE Coupé in Barcelona and Lleida, Jaguar's global brand direct... read more


GERMANY: BMW expects over 2m sales in 2014

19 March 2014 | Graeme Roberts

GERMANY: BMW expects over 2m sales in 2014 Graeme Roberts BMW is expecting to "achieve a significant rise in sales volume in 2014 which would take us to a new, all-time high of over 2m vehicles", cha... read more


UK: Stadco lauds growth opportunity as British market thrives

4 March 2014 | Simon Warburton

UK: Stadco lauds growth opportunity as British market thrives Simon Warburton Stadco says there is further opportunity to grow its business in the UK as the British automotive sector continues to thr... read more


UK: Stadco hails Council backing, but no direct support in US$25m investment

4 March 2014 | Simon Warburton

UK: Stadco hails Council backing, but no direct support in US$25m investment Simon Warburton Stamping and assembly specialist, Stadco, is praising backing from UK local authorities, but says it has r... read more


UK: Stadco creates 200 new jobs in US$25m investment

4 March 2014 | Simon Warburton

UK: Stadco creates 200 new jobs in US$25m investment Simon Warburton Stadco says around 200 new jobs will be created at its UK Midlands plant of Telford as it invests GBP15m (US$25m) in new stamping ... read more


FRANCE: Plastic Omnium unveils automotive revenue up 7.2% to EUR4.7bn

27 February 2014 | Simon Warburton

FRANCE: Plastic Omnium unveils automotive revenue up 7.2% to EUR4.7bn Simon Warburton Plastic Omnium has posted automotive revenue up 7.2% to EUR4.7bn (US$6.4bn), with a stronger industrial footprint... read more


SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Group showcases new ideas

17 October 2013 | Chris Wright

SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Group showcases new ideas Chris Wright New lightweight materials, a boot lid that opens automatically as you approach it and a monster petrol engine have all been on display at H... read more


FRANKFURT: Aluminium to underpin future JLR models

10 September 2013 | Graeme Roberts

FRANKFURT: Aluminium to underpin future JLR models Graeme Roberts Tata Motors' luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover announced a spend of around GBP1.5bn to introduce a new aluminium vehicle architec... read more


FRANKFURT: BMW manufacturing boss on the i3 and i8

10 September 2013 | Glenn Brooks

FRANKFURT: BMW manufacturing boss on the i3 and i8 Glenn Brooks BMW AG's board member for manufacturing says he believes the UK will be one of the firm's largest markets for the i3 and i8 plug-in mod... read more


JAPAN: New Mazda3/Axela loses 90kg, gains hybrid derivative

26 June 2013 | Glenn Brooks

JAPAN: New Mazda3/Axela loses 90kg, gains hybrid derivative Glenn Brooks A new generation of the Mazda3 (Mazda Atenza in Japan) has been announced. The car is said to weigh some 90kg less than the ol... read more


UK: New product manager for the just-auto/QUBE team

3 June 2013 | Dave Leggett

UK: New product manager for the just-auto/QUBE team Dave Leggett Calum MacRae , once head of PwC Autofacts, has joined just-auto to head up the development of its rapidly evolving QUBE automotive in... read more


FRANKFURT PREVIEW: BMW retains platform, claims 90kg weight reduction, for new X5

30 May 2013 | Glenn Brooks

FRANKFURT PREVIEW: BMW retains platform, claims 90kg weight reduction, for new X5 Glenn Brooks BMW has revealed details and images of project F15, the third generation X5. The new model will have its... read more


UK: 500kg weight loss claimed for I4 Range Rover Sport

1 May 2013 | Glenn Brooks

UK: 500kg weight loss claimed for I4 Range Rover Sport Glenn Brooks Stuart Frith, the chief programme engineer for the new Range Rover Sport, has revealed details of more derivatives to come, includi... read more


GENEVA: Global vehicle debuts list [Final version with additional cars & updated descriptions]

6 March 2013 | Glenn Brooks

GENEVA: Global vehicle debuts list [Final version with additional cars & updated descriptions] Glenn Brooks Details of concepts and new models which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show ... read more


GERMANY/JAPAN: Toyota and BMW expand collaboration

24 January 2013 | Chris Wright

GERMANY/JAPAN: Toyota and BMW expand collaboration Chris Wright BMW and Toyota have deepened their collaboration with the signing of binding agreements to jointly development a new sports car, fuel c... read more


US: Kemmerich to start $12.2m Kentucky operation

23 January 2013 | Simon Warburton

US: Kemmerich to start $12.2m Kentucky operation Simon Warburton Automotive metal processor, Kemmerich USA,  is to establish a manufacturing operation and its American headquarters in Calloway C... read more


AUSTRALIA: GM Holden "highly unlikely" to prop up Autodom with more cash

23 November 2012 | Simon Warburton

AUSTRALIA: GM Holden "highly unlikely" to prop up Autodom with more cash Simon Warburton General Motors Holden (GMH) says it is "highly unlikely" it will inject any further cash into Australian suppl... read more


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