Automotive News Supplier News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EST Suppliers unveil the future at world car-tech conference http://www.autonews.com/article/20140830/OEM10/140829845/suppliers-unveil-the-future-at-world-car-tech-conference Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:00:00 EST The upcoming ITS World Congress 2014 in Detroit will highlight the global transportation industry's future of connectivity, safety and automation. The Sept. AvtoVAZ mulls in-house parts production to halt monopolies, graft http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140830/ANE/140839998/avtovaz-mulls-in-house-parts-production-to-halt-monopolies-graft Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:06:26 EST AvtoVAZ, the Russian carmaker controlled by Renault-Nissan, may bring some parts production in-house to gain more competitive pricing and stamp out corruption in its local supply chain. Hong Kong firm acquires majority stake in supplier Key Safety Systems http://www.autonews.com/article/20140829/OEM10/140829855/hong-kong-firm-acquires-majority-stake-in-supplier-key-safety-systems Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:46:02 EST Hong Kong private equity firm FountainVest Partners completed a deal to become the majority shareholder in automotive safety products supplier Key Safety Systems. Global price-fixing crackdown threatens supply chain's 'business model' http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140828/COPY/308289947/global-price-fixing-crackdown-threatens-supply-chains-business-model Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:58:04 EST As antitrust regulators, most recently in China, go after auto suppliers in what has become a worldwide probe into price fixing, parts makers can no longer collude to keep prices relatively high for new components they supply to car manufacturers. Ford wins dismissal in U.S. of claims it aided apartheid http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/OEM/308289948/ford-wins-dismissal-in-u-s-of-claims-it-aided-apartheid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:19:21 EST Ford won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming the company aided South Africa's apartheid regime, with a judge saying it couldn't be sued in the U.S. over actions of their units overseas. Global price-fixing crackdown threatens supply chain's 'business model' http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/OEM10/140829870/global-price-fixing-crackdown-threatens-supply-chains-business-model Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:58:04 EST As antitrust regulators, most recently in China, go after auto suppliers in what has become a worldwide probe into price fixing, a longtime "business model" in the supply chain is now in danger, says an automotive purchasing executive. Transmission parts supplier to invest $42 million in Mich. plant http://www.autonews.com/article/20140828/OEM10/140829871/transmission-parts-supplier-to-invest-42-million-in-mich-plant Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:21:38 EST Transform Automotive is expanding in Michigan after landing a new contract to build transmissions parts. Lear agrees to buy leather supplier Eagle Ottawa in $850 million deal http://www.autonews.com/article/20140827/OEM10/140829881/lear-agrees-to-buy-leather-supplier-eagle-ottawa-in-850-million-deal Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:54:41 EST Lear agreed to buy automotive leather supplier Eagle Ottawa in a deal valued at $850 million that aims to strengthen the company's global seating business. Schaeffler first-half earnings rise 9% on China demand http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140827/ANE/140829905/schaeffler-first-half-earnings-rise-9-on-china-demand Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:37:09 EST Schaeffler expects sales growth in excess of 7 percent this year after first-half earnings rose 9 percent and profit margins improved because of demand in China. Volvo banks on new era with debut of redesigned 2016 XC90 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140826/COPY01/308269976/volvo-banks-on-new-era-with-debut-of-redesigned-2016-xc90 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:45:00 EST Volvo, embarking on an ambitious new era, formally unveiled the redesigned XC90, a flagship crossover whose sales performance will help recast the Swedish brand's fortunes in the U.S. %]