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Nissan and Mitsubishi synergies begin in SE Asia

8 June 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Nissan Motor expects its global alliance with Mitsubishi Motors will yield some early synergies in South-east Asia, a region in which it has struggled to keep pace with Japanese rivals Toyota and Honda.


Tomorrow's winners prepare for change today

25 April 2017 | Dave Leggett

How much disruption will the auto industry experience over the next ten years or so? It's a question that many are asking as attempts to sketch out the future of mobility - or, more accurately, urban mobility - gather pace.


THE WEEK - PSA, GM Europe, Geneva

10 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Yes, of course, Geneva this week, with lots of shiny new metal to get the consumer media all a-Twitter (other social media platforms are available), but the big story, looking all but inevitable a week ago, was the first-thing-Monday announcement PSA would acquire GM Europe's Opel/Vauxhall operations. Or, as some pundits put it, GM (with some large pension liability support) will pay PSA to take it away.


Planning for life without zero-tariff trading

5 December 2016 | Guest

Whether they like it or not, it seems likely that manufacturers across the UK are heading for a future without zero-tariff trading. Although for many cost increases are inevitable, action can be taken to mitigate this while also bolstering supply chain relationships, writes Richard Gane.


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AvtoVAZ CEO Nicolas Maure looks to build on uptick

7 June 2017 | Simon Warburton

Russian giant, AvtoVAZ  recently unveiled sales figures which appear to bear out the slightly more optimistic tone struck by the AEB after four years of unrelenting market falls. The market is undoubtedly beset by challenges almost unknown anywhere else as a combination of international economic sanctions and a reliance on commodities have a correlation on consumer behaviour, but a stabilising ruble and exchange rate may see business pick up.


Evolution Time Critical on a ‘hard Brexit’

9 March 2017 | Matthew Beecham

UK-based emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical (ETC) was recently acquired by the Metro Supply Chain Group. To find how its business has shaped up since and how it views the implications for a hard (‘clean’) Brexit, we spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of ETC.

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Adient to buy Futuris for US$360m

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Adient has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Michigan-headquartered Futuris Group for US$360m including the assumption of around US$18m of net debt.


Clarion Sintered Metals expands in Pennsylvania

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf says Clarion Sintered Metals (CSM) will expand both its facilities in Ridgway, Elk County, creating 55 new jobs in the State.


Hella to show 77GHz radar sensors at IAA

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Hella will present its 77GHz radar sensors at next month's IAA in Frankfurt, enabling 360° vehicle environment recognition in the push to fully autonomous driving and parking.


Leoni showcases automated assembly at IAA

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Leoni is to present its solutions for increased automation and robot support in the manufacture of wiring systems at next month's IAA.


Hyundai Mobis develops bi-directional charger

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Hyundai Mobis says it has became the first in Korea to develop the bi-directional On Board Charger (OBC) for electric vehicles, key to the implementation of V2G (Vehicle To Grid) technology.


Mahle Powertrain secures GBP2m UK test grant

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Mahle Powertrain has been awarded GBP2.1m (US$2.7m) towards the construction of a climatic vehicle emissions test centre at its UK base in Northampton.


Trelleborg to build new facility in Denmark

18 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, invested in a new production facility for sealing solutions in Denmark, relocating its current manufacturing facility in the country.


PPG opens new Argentina refinish training centre

18 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

PPG announced it has opened a new 300 sq m training centre for automotive refinish professionals in Pillar, Argentina.


Goodyear names new VP and CTO

18 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Goodyear has unveiled Christopher Helsel as VP and chief technology officer, effective 1 September.


UQM to pilot trial its PowerPhase DT

17 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

UQM Technologies says an unnamed European OEM will conduct a pilot trial of its full electric PowerPhase DT drivetrain solution.


Toyota/Servco to test new car-sharing technology

17 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Toyota and Servco Pacific (Servco) have partnered to test new car-sharing technology in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Navistar appoints new director to board

17 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Navistar has appointed Daniel Ninivaggi to its board, replacing Samuel Merksamer, who resigned after more than four years.


Autoliv/Seeing Machines to develop nextgen DMS

17 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Autoliv is to collaborate with Seeing Machines to develop next generation driver monitoring systems (DMS) for autonomous vehicles.


KSS starts India steering wheel production

17 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Key Safety Systems (KSS) has started production of steering wheels in its new manufacturing location in Pune, Maharastra, India.


Continental and Kordsa team on new adhesion

16 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Continental and textile supplier for the tyre industry, Kordsa, are working together on a new adhesion system standard for bonding reinforcing materials to rubber based compounds.


Wabco wins mBSP technology supply order

16 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Wabco has entered into a new long-term agreement with an unnamed global manufacturer of trucks and buses, headquartered in Europe.


Nemak names new VP

16 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Lighting supplier, Nemak has announced VP,  Napoleón Cantú has decided to leave the company "to pursue other professional opportunities."


Jabil and eyeSight team on gesture control

15 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Jabil and eyeSight Technologies have announced a new partnership to develop next-generation in-car sensing technology delivering driver monitoring and gesture control.


Elecrovaya secures SDTC CV battery funding

15 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Electrovaya has been awarded C$3.8m (US$3m) by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to fund long-lasting Lithium Ion Ceramic batteries for commercial vehicles


Microsoft CFO elected to 3M Board

15 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

3M says Microsoft EVP and CFO, Amy Hood has been elected to 3M’s Board of Directors.



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