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From Vegas to Tatarstan - The Week

12 January 2018 | Simon Warburton

There's really only one place to start this week and it has to be in the Nevada desert where the annual tech-fest of the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 kicked off the year in a technological blitz which was high on AI.


Suzuki already planning to triple capacity at new Indian plant

15 September 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Having opened its first car plant in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier this year, Suzuki Motor Corporation now says it will lift capacity of the 250,000 units per annum plant to 750,000 by 2020. The statement was made by chairman Osamu Suzuki at an event where a new battery factory was also announced.


Nissan and Mitsubishi synergies begin in SE Asia - Analysis

8 June 2017 | Staff reporter

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 - COMMENT

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.


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Sydney Nash - SMMT senior policy manager on Brexit

26 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

As Brexit negotiations roil and foment in the corridors of Westminster in London, the Berlaymont in Brussels and as they continue to inflame passions on leave and remain sides in the UK, the SMMT's (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) senior policy manager, Sydney Nash outlined his thoughts on just where – or where not- Britain is headed post-March. Just-Auto caught up with him at the recent SMMT Regional Forum where Brexit was very much the theme of the day.


Paris Interview - PSA Global Purchasing EVP Michelle Wen

23 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

New Groupe PSA Executive Vice President, Global Purchasing & Supplier Quality, Michelle Wen has held a number of senior managing positions with blue-chip companies across various industries including the automotive business. Just-Auto caught up with her at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris.

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Zotye plans to sell SUV in US from 2020

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chinese automaker (and Ford partner in China) Zotye Automobile and HAAH Automotive Holdings have announced the creation of a new business unit to handle the sale of an SUV in the US market from 2020.


Novelis to expand Brazil aluminium rolling and recycling plant

14 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

"It's very important for the state of Sao Paulo to contribute to this high value-added project. Sao Paulo needs initiatives like this that promote the economic, social and environmental development of the state. Investe's role is to help companies to install or develop their businesses and in doing so, improve economic potential, generate jobs, income and increase the production supply chain and logistics involved," said Sergio Costa, the agency's director


Dana expands Spicer Select drivetrain portfolio

14 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Dana is expanding its Spicer Select all-makes drivetrain portfolio to include the most popular u-joints for commercial-vehicle applications while also adding new u-joint strap kits.


Johnson Controls sells Power business for US$13.2bn

13 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Johnson Controls International has unveiled a definitive agreement to sell its Power Solutions business to Brookfield Business Partners, together with institutional partners including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in a cash transaction valued at US$13.2bn.


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.


Eaton wins Czech government engine valve funding

13 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Eaton European Innovation Centre (EEIC) is embarking on a joint R&D programme with the Czech Technical University in Prague.


Magna Q3 net income up 8% to US$554m

13 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Magna has recorded third-quarter net income up 8% to US$554m, due to what it says is a "substantially lower income tax rate."


ZF to fly automated drones over German factories

12 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

ZF says it is the first company in Germany to receive official approval for automated drone flights over factory premises.


Michelin Action Group to "hit ground running" in bid to save jobs

9 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Dundee City Council says its Michelin Action Group (MAG) will meet for the first time on Monday (12 November) in a bid to address the tyremaker's shock news this week it would axe its plant in the Scottish city in 2020 with the loss of 845 jobs.


Sogefi develops plastic diesel fuel filter module for PSA HDi engine

9 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Sogefi has developed a new plastic diesel fuel filter module for PSA new generation 1.5 litres HDi engines.


NXP develops new Battery Cell Controllers for EVs

9 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

NXP Semiconductors has announced a new Battery Cell Controller portfolio suitable for automotive Battery Management Systems.


LG Chem appoints new vice chairman and CEO

9 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

LG Chem has appointed 3M vice chairman and EVP, Hak Cheol Shin as new vice chairman and CEO.


Harman opens new office in Poland

9 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Harman has opened a new office facility in Lodz, Poland, with 350 engineers developing automotive solutions including the company’s summit car audio platform, Ignite platform, OTA software management and maps services.


Scottish Minister holds urgent talks on Michelin closure

8 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Scottish Finance and Economy Secretary, Derek Mackay has held urgent talks with trade unions and Michelin management to discuss the future of the Dundee plant, following confirmation by the manufacturer it has decided to close the plant in 2020 with the loss of 845 jobs.


DuPont eyes China automotive growth with new plastics factory

8 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

DuPont said it is spending US$80m to build a new factory in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province in East China.


Schaeffler UK job cuts could number around 585 - source

7 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Reliable sources close to Schaeffler indicate around 585 British jobs are at risk as the company unveiled plans to close two manufacturing sites in the UK, but insisted Brexit uncertainty was not the main reason for the move.


Union "complete shock" after Michelin Dundee closure plan

7 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

UK union, Unite says it was a "complete and utter shock" to hear news this week [6 November) Michelin planned to shutter its Dundee plant in Scotland, insisting the tyre supplier was aware of the labour body's job safeguard plan.


Schaeffler hints at Brexit as two UK sites due to close

6 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Schaeffler says it is proposing to shutter two UK plants as uncertainty continues to swirl surrounding the UK's trading arrangements with the European Union (EU) after Britain exits the 27-strong grouping next March (2019).


Unite slams Michelin plan to shutter Dundee plant as "betrayal"

6 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Michelin union, Unite has condemned the tyre manufacturer's announcement it intends to close its Dundee plant in Scotland in 2020 with the loss of 845 jobs as "a betrayal of the workforce."



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