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Ford results Q3 preview - investors may be down, but not out

23 October 2018 | Dave Leggett

Ford will likely announce another significant profit decline when it reports quarterly results tomorrow (October 24). Investors won't be cheered, but headwinds in key markets are combining with higher costs to squeeze the bottom line. Some analysts are saying that the drop in earnings versus last year could be around 20%.

Investors beware, EVs are a slow train coming - COMMENT

19 February 2018 | Dave Leggett

Tesla is a fascinating company to watch. It's a start-up (not exactly new though), is still losing money, but is making cars that serve a segment of the market set for major growth - battery electric vehicles. There is much to admire about Elon Musk's vision and execution, but let's not get too carried away.

Opel-Vauxhall PACE! plan - the future models

9 November 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Following the announcement of the PACE! business plan for Opel-Vauxhall by its CEO Michael Lohscheller, just-auto takes a look at what this means for the brands' current and future models.

Meet Ford's Robutt, view your truck from on high - the week

3 November 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ever parked a truck? Me neither. But I have enormous respect for those who daily thread huge delivery trailers, hauled by prime movers bearing such names as Scania, DAF and Mercedes-Benz, through the chaos that is most European city roads and jammed motorways. And then line the business end up against a loading dock with the same sort of precision I can just about manage parking a small Kia at the supermarket. As with cars, numerous electronic aids now make truck driving a little easier (but no less skilled) and I was intrigued to see that 3D surround multi view camera systems for trucks are now on offer. Nissan Birdview scaled up, if you will.

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Evolution Time Critical on how to avoid automotive supply chain failure - Q&A

18 March 2016 | Matthew Beecham

UK-based emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical recently introduced a bespoke transport management system, recruited staff and generated a 19 percent increase in revenues. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of ETC to find out more.

INTERVIEW – Opel chief Neumann sees strong start for breakeven year

2 March 2016 | Dave Leggett

General Motors Europe boss has told just-auto that the company is off to a strong sales start as it looks to hit breakeven in 2016. In a wide-ranging interview in Geneva, he also said that Opel is looking to address its weakness in SUVs, is concerned about the UK’s currency movements and believes that Opel should focus on efficiency gains for combustion engines - rather than go for hybrids - in meeting tighter CO2 emission rules.

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Hella expands its cooperation with FAW China

20 September 2019 | Dave Leggett

Hella and China FAW Group (FAW) are intensifying their cooperation.

Akebono Brake to close six plants worldwide in turnaround plan

19 September 2019 | editorial team

Struggling Japanese components maker Akebono Brake Industry said it would end operations at six manufacturing plants in Japan and overseas as part of a restructuring plan designed to rebuild the ailing business.

just-auto Plus only AAM to hive off US casting business

19 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its US iron casting operations (“Grede”) to funds managed by Gamut Capital...

just-auto Plus only Hella Pagid expands its brake fluids product range for electric and hybrid vehicles

17 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hella Pagid, the Essen-based brake system specialist for the independent aftermarket and joint venture of the automotive suppliers TMD Friction and Hella, offers more than 14,000 brake spare parts...

just-auto Plus only Covestro to sell European polycarbonate business to Serafin Group

17 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Materials manufacturer Covestro has signed an agreement with Serafin Group for the sale of Covestro’s European polycarbonate sheets business, which comprises manufacturing units in Belgium...

Wabco joins Plug and Play’s extensive global partnership network

16 September 2019 | Dave Leggett

Wabco Holdings has signed a three-year agreement to be an Anchor Partner with Plug and Play, a global innovation platform leader headquartered in Silicon Valley, US.

just-auto Plus only Foresight and Wuhan Guide ink cooperation agreement

16 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Foresight Autonomous Holdings, an innovator in automotive vision systems, announced the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement with Wuhan Guide Infrared, a US$2.7bn Chinese corporation traded...

JLR further invests in US AV manufacturer Voyage

16 September 2019 | Dave Leggett

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm InMotion Ventures has announced its follow-on investment into autonomous vehicle manufacturer Voyage.

just-auto Plus only Grupo Antolin reports EUR2,678 sales in Q1 2019

13 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Grupo Antolin, one of the largest manufacturers of vehicle interiors in the world, achieved sales amounting to EUR2,678m (US$2,964m) in the first half of 2019, compared to EUR2,713m in the same...

Knorr-Bremse books record first half revenue

12 September 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Commercial vehicle braking Knorr-Bremse booked EBITDA of EUR669m in the first six months of 2019, up 14.9% compared with EUR582m a year previously.

just-auto Plus only Hella and Faurecia present vehicle interior concepts at IAA

12 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

At the IAA in Frankfurt, the lighting and electronics expert Hella and Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, will present innovative concepts for the vehicle...

just-auto Plus only Brose and Bode to jointly develop boarding systems for automated minibuses

12 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

People movers, ie. autonomous shuttle buses for up to 15 passengers navigating intelligently, are to form tomorrow’s passenger traffic. In order to help drive this trend, suppliers Brose and...

Brose finding 2019 a challenge

11 September 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The current fiscal year did not begin as well as hoped for door systems specialist supplier Brose, a top executive said.

just-auto Plus only Maxion and ZF Openmatics to develop integrated wheel connectivity solution

11 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, announced it is collaborating with ZF Openmatics to develop the industry’s first, fully-integrated wheel connectivity solution....

Moody's downgrades Ford credit rating to junk

10 September 2019 | Dave Leggett

Moody's Investors Service has cut Ford's credit rating to junk due to the company's weak earnings and cash generation outlook.

just-auto Plus only Here and Hyundai team on developing location applications

9 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location platform services, announced that Hyundai Motor America’s information technology unit, Hyundai AutoEver, will utilise HERE Location...

Nissan CEO Saikawa safe for now despite over pay

6 September 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor is not currently considering asking embattled CEO Hiroto Saikawa to resign, two sources told the Reuters news agency on Friday, a day after he admitted to being overpaid in violation of internal procedures.

Nissan CEO overpaid - report

5 September 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor is now embroiled in another scandal over executive pay after chief executive Hiroto Saikawa reportedly admitted to being overpaid in violation of internal procedures under a scheme designed by ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn.

just-auto Plus only BMW Group, LMH and Share Now to promote innovative mobility in Munich

5 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Department of Health and Environment of the City of Munich (LHM), the BMW Group and carsharing provider Share Now are joining forces to promote innovative mobility in the state capital. Through...

Continental considers full powertrain division spin-off

3 September 2019 | Dave Leggett

Continental is now considering a full spin-off of its powertrain business unit rather than a partial IPO (the option also still under consideration), due to market conditions.

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