Suppliers

Ford supplier in Ohio agrees to UAW representation

2:43 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

Detroit Chassis, a company that supplies axles to Ford, agreed to let temporary workers at an Ohio plant join the UAW after they threatened a strike that could have hit production of large Ford pickup trucks at a nearby plant, the UAW said today.... Read More »

Apple hires Tesla engineer to head car project, report says

11:23 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

Apple hired former Tesla Motors vice president of vehicle engineering Chris Porritt to work on "special projects" related to the tech giant’s electric car initiative, website Electrek reported today.... Read More »

Faurecia signs 'definitive' deal to sell auto exteriors business to Plastic Omnium

April 19, 2016 12:04 CET

Faurecia said it has signed a "definitive" agreement to sell its automotive exteriors business to Plastic Omnium for an enterprise value of 665 million euros ($753 million) to reduce debt.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Chevy Cruze lineup hits 40 mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

Chevy Cruze lineup reaches 40 mpg; VW 'code words' said to hinder probe; Penske to drive Indy 500 pace car; Hyundai-Cisco, Faurecia-Plastic Omnium deals; Creating Mazda loyalty; SNL's Mercedes spoof.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Risks for Japan's supply chain

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Earthquakes expose vulnerable Japan supply chain; Chinese-made Jeep Renegade; Valeo, Siemens team up on electrified-car tech; VW hit with patent complaint; Sunny forecast for Ford, GM.... Read More »

Siemens, Valeo partner to produce EV motors

2:02 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

German engineering giant Siemens and French auto supplier Valeo are teaming up to make motors for electric and hybrid cars. The venture will develop, market and sell high-voltage electric motors, range extenders and chargers used in electrified cars and light commercial vehicles, the two companies said Monday.... Read More »

DAVID SEDGWICK

Suppliers bet on mild hybrids with electric turbos

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wowed the auto industry when he announced 325,000 orders for his company's Model 3 electric vehicle, but some suppliers believe mild hybrids are a better bet.... Read More »

Toyota may lose $277 million this quarter as quakes halt Japan output

April 18, 2016 10:39 CET

Toyota's profit may fall by about $277 million for the current quarter, an industry analyst said, after a series of earthquakes struck Japan, disrupting parts supplies. A production halt at Toyota's Kyushu factories will extend to other Japan assembly lines.... Read More »

Grupo Antolin opens interior trim plant in China

April 18, 2016 11:53 CET

Spanish supplier Grupo Antolin opened a plant in Wuhan, China, to produce headliners and door panels for automakers including Renault, PSA, Nissan, Infiniti and Honda.The new plant is a joint venture with Dongfeng Visteon.... Read More »

Ads will tout KBB.com as go-to site for new-car info

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Kelley Blue Book wants consumers to know that it can do more than tell them the market value of their vehicles before a trade-in. In its first major ad campaign in four years, Kelley Blue Book is reminding car shoppers that KBB.com is a hub for new-vehicle information, too.... Read More »

Complex, costly work leaves 3 paint suppliers to dominate business

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Three large suppliers dominate the global market for original-equipment automotive paint -- and the auto industry is content to leave it that way.... Read More »

Creative suppliers are awarded for cutting weight

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Vehicle lightweighting solutions earned suppliers an armful of Automotive News PACE Awards last week in Detroit.... Read More »

Innovating better paint isn't always about the wet stuff

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Innovating in the paint business is sometimes as much about the process as the product. The segment's big players are spending r&d dollars to take time and cost out of the process of painting new vehicles. Reducing the number of paint coats by combining steps is a major innovation.... Read More »

PSA demands damages over price-fixing

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

In a rare move, companies from the PSA Group are going public in their claims against bid-rigging suppliers, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for overpriced bearings. The suppliers include three from Japan and two from Europe.... Read More »

Under new owners, Morrie's looks to grow

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Morrie's Automotive Group's new management, backed by the Bechtel family fortune, plans to grow via new hires and, later, the purchase of more stores.... Read More »

Toyota extends shutdowns to most of its Japan plants

5:45 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2016

Toyota is extending production shutdowns to most of its assembly plants in Japan for a week, amid a worsening supply chain crunch triggered by last week's twin earthquakes. The new suspensions, announced Sunday, affect flagship production plants in the Aichi area around Toyota's headquarters, as well as plants in northern and western Japan.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Legal fight erupts after GM deal

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2016

Legal fight erupts after GM deal with startup; Marchionne's view on Tesla Model 3; VW Europe sales drop; Mini personnel moves; Quake hampers operations at Aisin, Toyota, Nissan.... Read More »

BRUCE GAIN

BLOG: Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2016

Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. On one hand they could relegate automakers to low-margin hardware providers, but on the other, their connectivity solutions are helping to accelerate the industry.... Read More »

Toyota, Nissan idle 2 assembly plants in wake of earthquake

10:00 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2016

Toyota and Nissan have suspended production at two plants that export Lexus and crossover vehicles to the U.S. after a strong earthquake in southwest Japan disrupted operations at key suppliers.... Read More »

Federal-Mogul looks to expand in eastern Europe, China

1:28 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2016

Federal-Mogul, the supplier controlled by billionaire Carl Icahn, is looking to expand its manufacturing facilities in eastern Europe and China to tap growth opportunities, co-CEO Daniel Ninivaggi said.... Read More »

Van Conway, corporate turnaround firm take battle to court

11:29 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2016

Mediation between Van Conway and his former firm Conway MacKenzie broke down this week as the parties prepare to battle in court.... Read More »

Supersonic Musk venture solicits Detroit's finest

10:29 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

Elon Musk's Hyperloop venture wants auto suppliers to help it get off the ground. Hyperloop's creators hope the system will one day transport pressurized capsules through tubes at speeds in excess of 700 mph.... Read More »

U.S. says 85 million Takata airbags may still face recall

10:19 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

U.S. auto safety regulators say there are about 85 million unrecalled Takata airbag inflators in U.S. vehicles that would eventually need to be recalled unless the company can prove they are safe.... Read More »

Sealing giant Freudenberg ready for non-combustion

6:05 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

Freudenberg-NOK, with its global fortunes built on sealing internal combustion engines to keep them leak-free, isn't blinking at a future of battery-powered electric vehicles.... Read More »

Delphi wins appeal with IRS, can be considered British company

9:08 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

Delphi Automotive has won an appeal with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and can be considered a British company, the automotive supplier said in a filing with U.S. securities regulators today.... Read More »

 
VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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The time may be just right for PSA's return to the U.S.

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21 2016

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If you've heard that PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is considering a return to North America, don't think that ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales ros ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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