Suppliers

BMW to seek compensation from Bosch for production stoppage

May 29, 2017 15:09 CET

BMW will seek compensation from Bosch after missing parts for models including the best-selling 3-series sedan caused production stoppages in Germany, China and South Africa.... Read More »

IHS manager Jackson moves to OESA

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association has tapped IHS veteran Mike Jackson as its executive director of strategy and research.... Read More »

A savvy plan for the Trump era

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

Mirror supplier Gentex ended production at foreign plants in favor of American ones. But to do that, Gentex needed robots.... Read More »

Friendly robots apply for supplier jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

A new wave of lower-cost, flexible and more delicate robots wants to work on the assembly line.... Read More »

Trade anxiety rising among suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

Supplier executives say uncertainty about trade policy is making it difficult to make decisions about their manufacturing needs.... Read More »

Valeo bets on 48-volt mild-hybrid tech for growth

May 27, 2017 06:01 CET

Valeo is making a big bet on 48-volt "mild hybrid" technology, which the supplier sees as a cost-effective way for automakers to meet tightening emissions standards and to deliver power to new energy-consuming components such as electric superchargers.... Read More »

Gestamp opens r&d center near Detroit

8:52 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2017

Spanish-owned Gestamp North America, a metal parts supplier, opened its first r&d facility in the US in suburban Detroit.... Read More »

Bosch tied to diesel-cheating claims against fourth carmaker

9:17 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2017

Bosch was linked to emissions-cheating allegations against a fourth automaker, raising questions about the supplier's role in the scandal gripping the car industry.... Read More »

Prosecutors confirm Bosch is under suspicion in Daimler emissions probe

May 26, 2017 13:17 CET

German prosecutors confirmed they are investigating whether Bosch employees were involved in an alleged fraud at Daimler to manipulate emission tests on diesel cars.... Read More »

Mahle will build air conditioner compressors in Changshu

May 26, 2017 14:32 CET

Germany's Mahle Group has invested 24 million euros in a plant in the east China city of Changshu to produce compressors for automotive air conditioners.... Read More »

Continental supplies control system for Great Wall gearbox

May 26, 2017 14:22 CET

Continental has started supplying a transmission control system to China's Great Wall Motor Co. for its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.... Read More »

May U.S. auto sales projected to rise -- slightly

11:49 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to rise very slightly in May from a year ago, narrowly snapping the industry's streak of four consecutive monthly declines. But one forecaster is cutting its outlook for the year after the spring selling season has come in weaker than anticipated.... Read More »

Prosecutors investigate Bosch employees in Daimler probe, report says

6:55 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

German prosecutors who searched Daimler's offices this week as part of a probe into diesel pollution are also investigating employees at Bosch, a report said.... Read More »

Bosnian activists fail to secure seats on Grammer board

May 25, 2017 09:46 CET

Bosnia's Hastor family failed in a bid to get three representatives onto the supervisory board of German supplier Grammer at the annual shareholder meeting.... Read More »

Grammer rejects call to replace chairman in shareholder tussle

May 24, 2017 14:44 CET

German supplier Grammer braced for a showdown with Bosnian investor group Cascade at its shareholders' meeting, rejecting a demand to replace the chairman of the annual general meeting.... Read More »

TEAM PLAN

Cox Automotive spreads its racing bets

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Racing is a huge part of the marketing strategy across Cox Automotive's media brands, which include Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader. Here's why.... Read More »

FAST RELIEF

TI's Bill Kozyra: 'What does the car give back?'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Whipping a high-revving sports car or a torquey low-revving Detroit muscle car around a track at high speeds is a form of therapy for Bill Kozyra, CEO of TI Automotive, a Tier 1 supplier of fuel system parts.... Read More »

BorgWarner CEO's duty: Protect the queen

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

For a company that makes turbochargers, it's hard to imagine a happier event than last year's Indianapolis 500.... Read More »

Mueller, overseer of Takata fund, gets new assignment

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

A federal judge in Detroit may need to find someone else to oversee a compensation fund for victims of defective Takata airbags.... Read More »

Renault, PSA commit to raise orders from troubled supplier

May 21, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault and PSA have committed to increasing their orders from ailing components-maker GM&S Industry after their CEOs spoke with French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, his ministry said.... Read More »

German supplier Grammer faces watchdog probe amid power struggle

May 19, 2017 12:55 CET

Germany's financial watchdog will launch an investigation into market manipulation allegations against Grammer. The supplier is locked in a power struggle with Bosnia's Hastor family, which last year brought VW production lines to a halt in a dispute with the automaker.... Read More »

Honeywell opens $300 million automotive refrigerant plant

12:54 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2017

Honeywell said it launched production of its eco-friendly Solstice yf refrigerant in its new $300 million plant in Geismar, La.... Read More »

Daicel, Toyoda Gosei plan capital tie-up to expand airbag businesses

7:19 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2017

Japanese suppliers Daicel and Toyoda Gosei said they will invest in each other's equity, deepening ties as both companies expand their airbag businesses.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: U.S. ready to sue Fiat Chrysler

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2017

U.S. said to be ready to sue FCA; GM to halt India sales, sell S. Africa unit; Mueller, Trump and Takata; Wrangler-based pickup spied; Do more techy cars equal more totaled cars?... Read More »

Former FBI boss expected to leave role at Takata fund to head U.S. election probe

9:33 pm U.S. ET | May 17, 2017

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is expected to resign from a role overseeing a fund for Takata airbag victims to head the new U.S. election probe.... Read More »

 
After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

image
Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
 Read More ›

Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

image
Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
 Read More ›

How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

image
Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
 Read More ›

After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

image
Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
 Read More ›

Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

image
One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
 Read More ›

VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

image
Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
 Read More ›

China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

image
China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
 Read More ›

Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

image
Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
 Read More ›

Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

image
Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
 Read More ›

China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

image
Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
 Read More ›

Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
image
European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
 Read More ›
image
VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
 Read More ›
image
Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
 Read More ›
image
Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
 Read More ›
image
German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
 Read More ›
image
FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
 Read More ›
image
VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
 Read More ›
image
Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
 Read More ›
image
New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
 Read More ›
image
SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
 Read More ›
image
VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
 Read More ›
image
Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
 Read More ›
image
Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
 Read More ›
image
VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
 Read More ›
image
BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
 Read More ›
image
VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
 Read More ›
image
Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
 Read More ›
image
BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
 Read More ›
image
Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
 Read More ›
image
VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
 Read More ›
image
Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
 Read More ›
image
Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
 Read More ›
image
Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
 Read More ›
image
Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
 Read More ›
image
Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
 Read More ›
image
Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
 Read More ›
image
Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
 Read More ›
image
Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
 Read More ›
image
Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
 Read More ›