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Acquisitions make Mahle a major player

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
Just two years after German powertrain systems supplier Mahle GmbH acquired a majority stake in climate control specialist Behr Group, Mahle has agreed to acquire Delphi Automotive's thermal division.
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High-tech turbos, rear axles push Continental's sales

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Continental AG's sales rose nearly $1 billion last year compared with 2013. One reason: turbochargers. Continental's new turbos are on such vehicles as the redesigned Mini Cooper and the BMW i8 hybrid sports coupe.
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Plastic Omnium: Stiffer emissions rules will fuel gains

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Laurent Burelle, CEO of Plastic Omnium, is a high-energy executive who at 65cq says he plans to retire “sometime in the next 50 years.

Bosch targets cylinder deactivation for 4-bangers

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
A senior executive at Robert Bosch confirmed that the German supplier is developing cylinder deactivation technology for four-cylinder engines, to...

Stop-start systems pick up speed in North America

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Stop-start systems are starting to take off in North America.

HARD-CORE SOFTWARE

A new breed of software engineer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
As auto suppliers beef up their software development, the hunt for software talent has taken on the urgency of a gold rush.

Today's Volvo XC90: A rolling computer chip

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
When the XC90 was introduced in 2002, it had as many as 38 electronic control units -- small computers that receive data from sensors and components...

Seeking N.A. niche, China's Minth expands in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Minth Group, a maker of roof racks, hopes to gain a niche in North America.

Diversity is Calsonic Kansei's top priority

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Hiroshi Moriya, CEO of Calsonic Kansei Corp., wants a bigger slice of sales from customers beside Nissan Motor Co.

OESA zeros in on Mexico, new-tech suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Tier 1 companies are struggling to build networks of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers in Mexico because smaller vendors are reluctant to shoulder the...

RICHARD TRUETT

Performance rules -- despite the push for more mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Right now, we are in the golden age of high-performance cars, be they gasoline, electric or hybrid.

Former Toyota exec leads supplier into new era

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
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Swift and secure vehicle software updates?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
When it comes to connected cars, Redbend, an Israeli software company, is sitting in a prime position.

Denso maps out two-pronged mpg drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Yasushi Yamanaka, the newly appointed global r&d chief at Toyota Group mega supplier Denso Corp.

JTEKT targets diversification and steer-by-wire technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
JTEKT Corp. is not just the world's biggest supplier of steering systems, it is the world's 19th largest auto parts supplier, period.

Aisin aims to increase sales beyond top customer Toyota

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Aisin Seiki, Toyota Motor Corp.'s second-biggest supplier, is taking a counterintuitive approach to building business with its top customer.

Nissan inspired by high-end fashion

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2015
Nissan wanted some European fashion to move its American-made Maxima sedan further upscale for 2016.

GM powertrain plan calls for advancing on many fronts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2015
When you ask Dan Nicholson about a certain powertrain or technology, he doesn't tell you why it can't be done.

American Axle Q2 net grows 12%

10:50 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2015
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings said today its second-quarter net income increased 12 percent from the year-earlier period to $58.6 million.

Denso lifts profit forecast on weaker yen

9:09 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2015
Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso lifted its profit forecast for the first half of its fiscal year, citing bigger-than-expected currency gains from a...

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