Key wants continuity as Takata owner

Key Safety Systems, which plans to acquire Takata's assets for $1.6 billion, is emphasizing how it wants to maintain continuity.

Takata's likely Chinese owner poised to emerge as key player in auto safety

Wang Jianfeng, founder and chairman of Ningbo Joyson, is poised to pull off his biggest deal yet: a $1.59 billion takeover of Takata by Ningbo's Key Safety Systems.


Body-on-frame trucks refuse to die

Think body-on-frame trucks are relics of the past? Nope. They're wildly popular, and profitable.

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