Automotive News Supplier News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST China's 'aggressive' EV ambitions to drive demand for aluminum http://www.autonews.com/article/20141021/OEM10/141029981/chinas-aggressive-ev-ambitions-to-drive-demand-for-aluminum Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:23:52 EST China's drive to build electric cars is likely to set up a greater-than-forecast surge in demand for aluminum, according to Novelis, the world's biggest supplier to automakers of aluminum sheets. China's 'aggressive' EV ambitions to boost aluminum demand http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141021/ANE/141029983/chinas-aggressive-ev-ambitions-to-boost-aluminum-demand Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:02:36 EST China's drive to build electric cars as a way to combat pollution and reduce energy dependence is likely to set up a greater-than-forecast surge in demand for aluminum, according to Novelis, the world's biggest supplier of the material to automakers. Tesla courts suppliers to stop bill banning direct sales in Michigan http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL/141029990/tesla-courts-suppliers-to-stop-bill-banning-direct-sales-in-michigan Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:22:23 EST With the fate of Tesla's sales in Michigan on the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder, the electric carmaker is looking for support from its supply base in the state. Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata airbags http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM11/141029992/toyota-recalls-247000-vehicles-in-u-s-over-takata-airbags Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:24:02 EST Toyota recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States today because of potentially defective front passenger airbag inflators from Japanese supplier Takata that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to federal safety... Ford shrinks its supplier 'watch' list http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141020/COPY/310209810/ford-shrinks-its-supplier-watch-list Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Ford has fewer vendors on its "watch" list of suppliers that are struggling to meet production targets. Ford purchasing chief Hau Thai-Tang says the company learned its lesson about unreliable parts supply. Getrag, Dongfeng form dual clutch transmissions JV in China http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20141020/ANE/141029999/getrag-dongfeng-form-dual-clutch-transmissions-jv-in-china Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:54:44 EST Germany's Getrag formed a joint venture with Dongfeng to develop and produce dual clutch transmissions in China. The joint venture will start manufacturing transmissions for compact cars in 2016 at a factory in Wuhan. N.A. Sept. output rises 7 percent http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM01/310209823/n-a-sept-output-rises-7-percent Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST North America car and truck production in September rose 7 percent from the year-earlier month, to 1,524,207 vehicles. It marked a record 38th month in a row for production to top 1 million vehicles. JCI-Yanfeng could be first domino http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM10/310209852/jci-yanfeng-could-be-first-domino Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST The major joint venture between Johnson Controls Inc. and China's Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ford shrinks its supplier 'watch' list http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM10/310209853/ford-shrinks-its-supplier-watch-list Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Despite a blitz of model launches this year -- topped by the aluminum F-150 pickup -- Ford Motor Co. has fewer vendors on its "watch" list of suppliers that are struggling to meet production targets. Ford and suppliers jointly benchmark competitors' vehicles http://www.autonews.com/article/20141019/OEM10/310209855/ford-and-suppliers-jointly-benchmark-competitors-vehicles Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Ford is inviting suppliers to help benchmark other companies' vehicles and parts before Ford launches new models -- a move that is starting to pay dividends. %]