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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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INTERVIEW - ZF board member Wilhelm Rehm

5 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

Wilhlm Rehm was appointed ZF board member in 2012 after many years at the German supplier working in fields such as Off-Highway and head of Location. He spoke to just-auto as the industry faces huge opportunities offered by the megatrends shaping future mobility.


Antoine Redier - GEFCO EVP 4PL Solutions

4 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

As EVP 4PL Solutions, Antoine Redier is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee. He joined GEFCO in March, 2007 as a vehicle distribution and preparation manager in Germany, before becoming VP – Finished Vehicle Logistics. In July 2012, Redier was appointed 4PL Director for the General Motors Programme.

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Volkswagen using blockchain for transparent supply chain

23 April 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Optimising supply chains, eliminating error sources and guaranteeing social and ecological standards are the goals of a collaboration between the Volkswagen Group and Minespider.


Brose recruits AGVs to drive Coventry factory

15 April 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Brose's UK operation said it was reaping the dividends of new driverless vehicle logistics in its Coventry factory.


Valeo presents 48V EV prototype at Shanghai

15 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

Valeo is presenting its low-voltage (48 V), all-electric urban vehicle prototype at the Shanghai Auto Show, as an example of its electrification solutions for mobility needs.


Millbrook president hails year-round Test World capability

12 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

Test World owner, Millbrook says the year-round operation of its Ivalo facility in Northern Finland gives it a competitive edge when it comes to real-world evaluation for suppliers and OEMs.


ZF readies for global challenges - CEO

11 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

ZF says it is prepared for the macro-economic fall-out from global issues, but concedes it could have an impact on sales performance.


Test World sees autonomous as business driver

11 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

Test World says it has seen a significant increase in megatrend evaluation such as autonomous driving in a bid to attract more customers to to its year-round winter proving facilities


SMMT blasts ongoing uncertainty after Brexit extension

11 April 2019 | Dave Leggett

The SMMT has blasted ongoing Brexit uncertainty for the UK's automotive sector as 'utterly unacceptable' following the overnight decision by the EU's council of ministers to agree an extension to the deadline for the UK's departure. The date for the UK's planned departure from the European Union has now been extended until 31st October.


ZF confident of Wabco shareholder takeover nod - CEO

10 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

ZF's CEO says he expects Wabco shareholders will approve the German supplier's EUR7bn (US$8bn) takeover of the braking systems manufacturer later this year.


Wabco purchase to make ZF global tech supplier - CEO

10 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

ZF says its planned acquisition of braking control systems company, Wabco will make the company the globe's main supplier of technologies.


UK offers supply chain competitiveness help

10 April 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The government has set up a GBP16m programme to help the UK's automotive manufacturing supply chain more competitive.


Faurecia acquires majority stake in Creo Dynamics

10 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia has acquired a majority stake in Swedish company, Creo Dynamics, providing acoustics and Active Noise Control (ANC) solutions.


Florida’s first moped-sharing service launches in Miami

10 April 2019 | Dave Leggett

Shared-mobility technology provider Vulog says it is providing the technology backbone for Miami’s Dashee, the first moped-sharing service in Florida.


Quanergy adds Kevin Kennedy to board

9 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

Quanergy Systems has appointed Kevin Kennedy to its board of directors to help identify new business development opportunities.


PPG appoints Devashish Saxena as VP and chief digital officer

9 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

PPG has appointed Devashish Saxena as vice president and chief digital officer.


ZF boosts China presence

9 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

ZF says it is stepping up its activities in China, with several additional plants and extension of its development capacities.


ZF to meet CO2 targets as China winds blow

4 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

ZF says meeting extremely tough new CO2 emissions targets set by the European Commission (EC) will be a tall order, but remains confident it can help the auto industry achieve the reductions imposed by Brussels.


Dana to power public transportation with fuel cell technologies

2 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

Dana is applying its fuel cell experience to designing and manufacturing composite and metallic bipolar plates for public transportation systems, such as eBus and hydrail applications.


Continental expands global logistics centre in Gross-Rohrheim

2 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

Continental has expanded its logistics centre in Gross-Rohrheim south of Frankfurt, supplying dealers across the world with spare parts.


Bendix expanding Indiana operations with new facility

2 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is expanding its Huntington, Indiana, footprint with the addition of a sixth location.


Test World builds on new mobility as new indoor site opens

1 April 2019 | Simon Warburton

Test World says it views alternative propulsion development as "definitely a business opportunity" as it marked the opening of its new indoor site at Ivalo in northern Finland.



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