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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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Renault-Nissan finances to be scrutinised?

20 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan's investigation into alleged misconduct by disgraced chairman Carlos Ghosn is expanding to include Renault-Nissan finances, sources have told the Reuters news agency, a further sign Nissan may seek to loosen its French parent's hold on their global carmaking alliance.

Ghosn in no position to lead Renault - French finance minister

20 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Disgraced Carlos Ghosn should not remain in charge of Renault after his arrest in Japan, France's finance minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, urging the carmaker to move swiftly to install an interim management team to limit the damage.

Porsche boosts nine-month profit as VW surges

20 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) booked group profit of EUR2.67bn euro for the first nine months of 2018, a rise of 25% year on year.

just-auto Plus only Michelin selects JDA Software for supply chain solutions

20 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

At the centre of Michelin’s strategy and success is its drive for innovation to make mobility safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly. That’s why longtime JDA Software...

just-auto Plus only Bridgestone and Pitstop to form mobility solutions JV

20 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

As part of a minority stake in Kulas Holding, which holds 100% in GmbH, Bridgestone and Pitstop plan to cooperate closely in sectors of mobility solutions, tyre and workshop services to...

just-auto Plus only Audi and FAW celebrate 30 successful years of partnership

20 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Audi and First Automotive Works (FAW) are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership. The approximately 650 guests at the anniversary event at the FAW plant in Changchun include...

just-auto Plus only Allison and LHP Telematics to improve remote support for next-gen transmissions

20 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Allison Transmission is collaborating with Westfield, Indiana-based LHP Telematics, an industry leader in creating custom white label telematics solutions focused on OEMs and dealer networks in the...

VW Group plans EUR44bn e-mobility, digitalisation, spend

19 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Following a recent supervisory board meeting, the Volkswagen Group said it would spend almost EUR44bn (US$50bn) on e-mobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and digitalisation of its vehicles and plants by 2023.

just-auto Plus only Hyundai and Brown University to develop future mobility solutions

19 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hyundai Motor Company has announced a partnership with Brown University, coinciding with the launch of the ‘Hyundai Visionary Challenge’, which is part of its open innovation roadmap to...

just-auto Plus only BMW Group selects Keysight's Scienlab test solutions

16 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a new collaboration...

just-auto Plus only Mahindra Q2 FY2019 revenue up 8% to INR136.38bn

15 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Board of Directors of Mahindra and Mahindra announced the financial results for the quarter ended 30 September 2018 of the Company and the consolidated Mahindra Group. Q2 F2019...

just-auto Plus only Lumileds and Melexis develop illuminator evaluation kit for automotive applications

15 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

High frequency operation of infra-red light sources is rapidly gaining interest for various Time-of-Flight (TOF) applications in automotive, industrial and consumer segments. Due to the fast...

just-auto Plus only Aston Martin Q3 2018 revenue up 81% at GBP282.4m

15 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings, the producer of luxury handcrafted sports cars, reported a record increase in third quarter revenues and Adjusted EBITDA amid growing demand for new models...

Hyundai and Kia enter new pan-European strategic partnership with Vodafone

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have entered a new pan-European strategic partnership with Vodafone to provide customers with fully-connected in-car infotainment and connected car service.

just-auto Plus only Apollo Tyres sales surge 23% at INR41.92bn in Q2 FY2018-19

14 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Board of Directors of Apollo Tyres approved the company’s unaudited financial results for the second quarter (July to September) and H1 (April to September) for the financial year...

Delphi Technologies Q3 revenue down 1% to US$3.7bn

13 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Delphi Technologies has reported third-quarter revenue of US$1.2bn and US$3.7bn for the year-to-date period, a decrease of 1% and an increase of 2% compared to the respective equivalent prior period, on an adjusted basis.

Hella completes withdrawal from wholesale businesses

13 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Hella is to sell Norwegian wholesale company, Hellanor and complete the sale of the wholesale business.

just-auto Plus only JCI sales up 3% to US$8.4bn in Q4 2018

13 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Johnson Controls International reported fiscal fourth quarter 2018 GAAP earnings per share ("EPS") from continuing operations, including special items, of US$0.83. Excluding these items,...

just-auto Plus only Grammer 9M 2018 revenue up 1.5% to EUR1.4bn

13 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

For Grammer AG, the third quarter of the current year was dominated by the completion of the company’s takeover by Jiye Auto Parts GmbH as well as the effects of weaker passenger vehicle...

Adient books fourth quarter loss after one-off charges

12 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Adient has reported a substantial fourth quarter 2018 net loss and suspended its quarterly cash dividend, citing one-off non cash charges.

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