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OEMs look to blockchain solutions for compliance and parts performance

6 May 2021 | Dave Leggett

Working in a consortium Renault says it has developed a new blockchain solution for the European automotive industry to certify the compliance of vehicle's components from design to production. Supply chain visibility is an increasing issue for companies looking to mitigate risk and ensure regulatory compliance.


Sinking Ssangyong, Suzuki revival, chips latest - the week

9 April 2021 | Graeme Roberts

Is the end nigh for Ssangyong? News on just-auto this week does little to discourage such thoughts.


Electrification - is it a sprint or a marathon?

18 February 2021 | Guest

In this latest guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), considers developments in the rapidly developing area of automotive electrification.


Long-term chips considerations

15 February 2021 | GlobalData

Automakers’ production has been severely stunted by a global semiconductor shortage which emerged at the end of last year.


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'Early learnings' from China in pandemic - Yanfeng CTO

25 November 2020 | Simon Warburton

Yanfeng says its head office location in China allowed it to develop rapid best practice initiatives to address issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic.


Seven golden rules of supply chain management

30 July 2020 | Sponsored content

Supply chain resilience has been sorely tested by Covid-19. We speak to Professor Richard Wilding, who outlines seven strategies to help your operations cope.

Latest news


Novares joins France Hydrogene

7 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Novares has become a member of industry association, France Hydrogène, as it ramps up its activities in the hydrogen-fuelled car market following production of lightweight fuel-cell stack components.


Joerg Buchheim starts as new Kongsberg CEO

7 May 2021 | Ruth Strachan

Joerg Buchheim has taken up his new role as Kongsberg Automotive CEO and president as of 1 May, 2021.


Logistics UK welcomes Europe trade deal ratification

7 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Logistics UK has welcomed news the European Parliament has accepted the terms of the Trade and Customs Agreement (TCA), which was announced on 24 December, 2020.


UK reaches 0.5m ULEVs milestone

7 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

UK statistics reveal more than half-a-million ultra-low emission vehicles are now being driven on roads across Britain.


Gestamp Q1 net profit triples to EUR51m

7 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Gestamp has more than tripled first-quarter net income to EUR51m (US$62m), recovering and surpassing pre-COVID-19 levels.


CLEPA lauds updated EC industrial strategy

6 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

European automotive supplier association, CLEPA, has welcomed publication of the European Commission’s (EC) updated industrial strategy and the announced in-depth review to strengthen the resilience of supply chains in critical areas including raw materials and semiconductor technologies.


Adient posts Q2 net income of US$69m

6 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Adient has reported second-quarter net income of US$69m and revenue of US$3.82bn.


Michelin unveils EV bus tyre range

6 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Michelin is marketing its first range of X Incity EV Z electric bus tyres, which can also be adapted for use on traditional urban and suburban vehicles.


Michelin to up hydrogen production in 2021

5 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Michelin is preparing to ramp up hydrogen production through its Symbio partner, which will see the start of factory construction for hydrogen fuel cell systems in Saint-Fons near Lyon this year.


Cooper posts Q1 net income of US$22m

5 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Cooper has reported first quarter 2021 net income of US$22m, compared with a net loss of US$12m for the same period last yea


Gentherm Q1 revenue rises 26% to US$288.5m

5 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Gentherm has posted first-quarter product revenue up 26.2% to US$288.5m.


Horiba unveils electrification offer

4 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Horiba Automotive has unveiled its electrification offer, which includes solutions for different stages of vehicle development and evaluation, including material characterisation, component, system and full vehicle testing.


Nexteer enhances Software Engineering organisation

4 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Nexteer Automotive is enhancing its global Software Engineering organisation to meet the software needs of its global OEM customer base.


Concentric teams to provide electric oil pump

4 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Concentric has partnered with an unnamed global Tier 1 manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles to develop a new fully electric oil pump for use within its start/stop technology.


Onto to fit Michelin replacement tyres

4 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Electric car subscription service, Onto is to fit Michelin replacement tyres across its fleet.


Adient appoints Rick Dillon to board

4 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Adient has appointed Rick Dillon to its board, effective 3 May, 2021.


Hankook Q1 sales up 13% to EUR1.2bn

4 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Hankook has recorded first-quarter sales up 12.6% to EUR1.2bn (US$1.4bn), while operating profit rose 75.5% to EUR138m.


Cooper shareholders agree Goodyear merger

4 May 2021 | Simon Warburton

Cooper Tire says its shareholders have "overwhelmingly" voted to approve the agreement and merger plan with Goodyear, announced 22 February, 2021.


Continental to stop Aachen production end 2022 latest

30 April 2021 | Simon Warburton

Continental is to discontinue tyre production at its Aachen plant by the end of 2022 at the latest.


Edag opens Italy branch office

30 April 2021 | Simon Warburton

Edag Group is expanding its footprint in Italy with the inauguration of a new branch office in Fiorano Modenese.



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