Suppliers pick up old-school metal work

The industry might be planning a shift to electrification, but American Axle and its competitors are winning more business from traditional powertrains.


Front-end supplier HBPO adding two plants in Mexico

HBPO, which makes front-end modular systems, is expanding its North American presence by adding two new plants in Mexico.

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Dodge Grand Caravan output idled to meet U.S. airbag safety rule

Dodge Grand Caravan output will continue this fall -- but not for U.S. customers, according to a union official at the Canada plant where Fiat Chrysler builds the minivan, as the company races to meet a new airbag safety rule.

Continental joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye platform for self-driving cars

Continental will join a self-driving platform developed by BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye with the supplier handling integration of components and software. Continental said it would play a key role in commercializing the new platform, which is to be sold to other auto manufacturers.

GM cuts shift at Kansas car plant

GM, for the fifth time this year, is cutting a production shift at one of its U.S. assembly plants in response to slowing industry sales. As many as 1,000 workers will be laid off when the overnight shift at a Chevrolet Malibu factory in Kansas is dropped in late September.

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