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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.


The week - Results season is upon us, again

28 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

That came around again quickly - results season again is upon as, depending on whether automakers and parts suppliers work on calendar year or, commonly in Japan, India and, coincidentally, in our very own parent company Aroq's head office, fiscal year, first quarter or fourth quarter/full year financials spill out all over.


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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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FCA value drops as diesel emissions probe continues

21 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles shares fell late last week on investor concern about allegations made in court filings over alleged excess diesel emissions.


just-auto Plus only Renesas and Magna join over advanced ADAS systems

18 May 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Renesas Electronics Corporation, an industry-leading supplier of automotive semiconductor solutions, and Magna, a mobility technology company and one of the world’s largest automotive...


just-auto Plus only EnerSys FY2018 revenue up 9% at US$2.58bn

17 May 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, announced preliminary results for its fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2018, which ended on 31 March...


Linamar has a good first quarter

16 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Linamar's sales for the first quarter of 2018 were US$1,893.9m, up $237.9m from $1,656m in Q1 2017.


Thyssenkrup posts four-fold Q2 net income increase to US$253m

15 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Thyssenkrupp has almost quadrupled its second-quarter net income year-on-year from EUR64m (US$76m) to EUR253m.


Porsche Q1 profit dips a little

15 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche SE booked group profit of EUR951m (EUR986m Q1 2017) in the first three months of 2018.


just-auto Plus only Thyssenkrupp reports EUR344m income in H1 FY2017-2018

15 May 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The technology and industrial group Thyssenkrupp continued its earnings growth in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017/2018. Despite adverse currency effects and higher material costs in the...


just-auto Plus only Porsche Group Q1 2018 profit touches EUR951m

15 May 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Porsche, Stuttgart, started the year positively and continues to benefit from the excellent development of its core investment in Volkswagen, Wolfsburg. As Hans Potsch, chairman of the executive...


GM Korea outlines plan for profitability by 2019

14 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

GM Korea has announced what it describes as 'a robust business plan' that is intended to return the company to profitability by 2019.


Nissan forecasts drop to operating profit in FY18

14 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Nissan is forecasting a further drop to operating profit in the current fiscal year following a 22.6% decline in fiscal year 2017 (year to March 31, 2018).


Takata airbag costs hit Subaru bottom line

14 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Subaru Corporation operating income in the fiscal year to 31 March 2018 fell 7.6% year on year to to JPY379.4bn, as foreign exchange gains were offset by a rise in sales expenses due to higher interest rates in the US, higher costs of raw materials, an increase in R&D expenses, and other factors.


Yokohama Q1 profit up 18% to US$85m

14 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Yokohama has unveiled first-quarter profit attributable to the owners up 18% to JPY9.3bn (US$84.9m), with sales increasing 2.3% to JPY149.2bn.


just-auto Plus only Grammer reports EUR454.4m revenue in Q1 2018

14 May 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

As expected, the first quarter of 2018 proved to be more challenging for the Grammer Group after a very successful fourth quarter in 2017. In the first three months of the current year, Group...


Magna announces record Q1 results

11 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Magna has posted record quarterly sales for the quarter ended March 31, revenue up 21% year over year to US$10.79bn.


Geely hires banks for Volvo Cars IPO - report

11 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has reportedly commissioned three investment banks to lead an IPO for its Volvo Cars unit.


just-auto Plus only Delphi revenue up 5% to $1.3bn in Q1 2018

11 May 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Delphi Technologies, a global leader in vehicle propulsion, reported first quarter 2018 US GAAP earnings of US$1.10 per diluted share. Excluding special items, first quarter earnings totalled $1.30...


just-auto Plus only Apollo Tyres revenue surges 22% in Q4 FY2017-2018

11 May 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Board of Directors of Apollo Tyres approved the company’s audited financial results for the fourth quarter (January to March) and the financial year 2017-18. The Board recommended a...


just-auto Plus only Novelis sales up 20% to US$11.5bn in FY 2018

10 May 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Novelis, the world leader in aluminium rolling and recycling, reported record results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018 with significant year-over-year increases in Adjusted EBITDA, net...


just-auto Plus only Lanxess Q1 2018 global sales up 6.8% to EUR2.565bn

10 May 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Speciality chemicals company Lanxess has followed up its successful fiscal year 2017 by posting the best quarterly result in its history, and has raised its earnings guidance for 2018.


just-auto Plus only Finsix and TICO to develop electronic modules for hybrid vehicles

10 May 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Finsix Corporation, the worldwide leader in high-frequency power electronics, announced its partnership with Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) a major company of Toyota Group, to develop a new...



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