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ZF-TRW talks mean industry megadeals are possible

Posted 3:44 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 6
blogs David Sedgwick is a special correspondent Automotive News.
 
Somehow, it always seems like a good time for mergers and acquisitions, at least as far as Wall Street is concerned. In times of recession, companies are on the lookout for bargains: wounded suppliers that are struggling to maintain cash flow as vehicle production plunges. And in times of plenty -- like now -- profitable suppliers want to put their cash to work, perhaps ...
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Why automakers can't beat up suppliers any more

Posted 2:00 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 5
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Remember the old days when automotive purchasing czars such as General Motors’ Inaki Lopez and Ford’s Carlos Mazzorin threw their weight around with suppliers? Those days are gone. At a time when suppliers are developing systems for cutting-edge features such as collision avoidance, infotainment and augmented reality, those vendors expe ...
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How researcher quantifies the value of good supplier relations

Posted 10:30 am U.S. ET, Aug. 4
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- What is it worth for an automaker to have good relations with its suppliers? For Honda and Toyota, quite a lot, according to a study published today by researcher John Henke. Henke, who does an annual survey of supplier relations of major automakers in North America, even took a whack at quantifying the contribution suppliers made to automakers&rs ...
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