AMERICAN AXLE'S DAVID DAUCH: Supplier finds itself in a 'sweet spot'

American Axle CEO David Dauch is in the sweet spot as the company absorbs its Metaldyne acquisition.


New airbag injury highlights Honda’s struggle

The convoluted history of a 2002 Honda Accord involved in a March 3 crash shows the challenge Honda faces in keeping defective Takata airbag inflators out of circulation.


Gentex Q1 net income up 22 percent

Mirror supplier Gentex saw its first-quarter net income jump 22 percent to $97.6 million thanks to an increase in sales at its core automotive unit.

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After sell-off, Thyssen pivots to North America

In this Q&A, Patrick Bass, CEO of ThyssenKrupp North America Inc., and Earl Kansier, chief of ThyssenKrupp's North American Components Technology division, discuss the company's strategy for a region it views as a growth market.


Gentex Q1 net income up 22 percent

Mirror supplier Gentex saw its first-quarter net income jump 22 percent to $97.6 million thanks to an increase in sales at its core automotive unit.


RISING STARS

Dynamic young leaders at automakers and suppliers from around the country took time out from changing the course of the industry to come together at the Detroit Athletic Club last week.


ZF transforms itself for a new world

Germany's century-old ZF Friedrichshafen wants to make the transition from axle-maker, steering-maker and transmission-maker to a supplier of autonomous-drive technologies.


Can soft-tops stretch into crossovers?

In a market where consumers are tilting strongly toward pickups, SUVs and crossovers, Haartz Corp., a supplier of the fabrics for soft-top convertible roofs is looking for new business.

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