Automotive News Supplier News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EST Longtime Autoliv boss outlines his new goals at tech-centric Veoneer http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180815/ANE/180719812/longtime-autoliv-boss-outlines-his-new-goals-at-tech-centric-veoneer Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:15:00 EST As CEO of Autoliv, Jan Carlson spearheaded the spinoff of the Swedish supplier's active-safety business into a new publicly traded company, Veoneer, which he now heads. Magna International CEO Don Walker says the manufacturer may consider N.A. assembly plant http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180813/COPY/308179990/magna-steyr-don-walker-north-america-assembly-plant Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST Magna is keeping its options open on building the company's first North American vehicle assembly plant for its Magna Steyr subsidiary, which currently produces BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes cars in Austria. Suppliers look for ways around tariffs -- some pushing legal boundaries http://www.autonews.com/article/20180813/OEM10/180819925/suppliers-tariffs-force-majeure Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:52:40 EST As the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum products begin to impact bottom lines, auto suppliers are taking actions to sidestep the impact -- all proactive, but some on the outside of legality. First Shift: A peek at Lincoln's standalone showrooms http://www.autonews.com/article/20180813/VIDEO/308139987/first-shift-a-peek-at-lincolns-standalone-showrooms Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST A peek at Lincoln's standalone showrooms; Subaru to replace some recalled Ascents; Report: Saudis want to invest in Tesla privatization; Magna Steyr N.A. plant? Vietnam's Vinfast signs deal with Siemens for EV tech, components http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180813/ANE/180819926/vietnams-vinfast-signs-deal-with-siemens-for-ev-tech-components Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:14:25 EST Vietnam's VinFast has signed two contracts with Siemens for the supply of technology and components to manufacture electric buses in the Southeast Asian country. Duerr halts Iran business over sanctions, report says http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180813/ANE/180819928/duerr-halts-iran-business-over-sanctions-report-says Mon, 13 Aug 2018 03:46:07 EST German supplier Duerr has halted its activities in Iran after the reintroduction of U.S. sanctions this week that include threats to blacklist any companies trading with the country, a German newspaper reported. Magna International CEO Don Walker says the manufacturer may consider N.A. assembly plant http://www.autonews.com/article/20180813/OEM01/180819990/magna-steyr-don-walker-north-america-assembly-plant Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST Global manufacturer Magna International might consider a North American assembly plant in the next few years. Michigan's Gentex uses social media to attract workers http://www.autonews.com/article/20180813/OEM10/180819991/gentex-michigan-jobs-social-media Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST Automotive supplier Gentex Corp. is getting creative about work force recruitment by using social media and local advertising. It has to. PwC's automotive leader, Dietmar Ostermann, says nationality matters http://www.autonews.com/article/20180813/OEM10/180819989/pxc-dietmar-ostermann-nationality-suppliers Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST PwC's automotive leader, Dietmar Ostermann, makes the point that as automakers compete through innovation, supplier nationality still matters. Why Doug Field left Tesla to return to Apple http://www.autonews.com/article/20180810/COPY01/308109978/former-tesla-engineering-chief-returns-to-apple Fri, 10 Aug 2018 03:47:27 EST Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is returning to former employer Apple. Former Tesla engineering chief returns to Apple http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180810/ANE/180819987/former-tesla-engineering-chief-returns-to-apple Fri, 10 Aug 2018 03:47:27 EST Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is returning to former employer Apple. Field will be working with Bob Mansfield, who has been heading up Apple's self-driving car program, Project Titan. Aisin braces for full brunt of U.S. tariffs http://www.autonews.com/article/20180810/OEM10/180819983/japans-aisin-expects-up-to-360-million-impact-if-u-s-raises-auto Fri, 10 Aug 2018 07:31:42 EST Japanese auto supplier Aisin Seiki said it expected to take a hit of up to $360 million if the United States raises tariffs on autos and auto parts. Canada sees return to NAFTA table as U.S., Mexico near auto deal http://www.autonews.com/article/20180809/OEM01/180809750/canada-sees-return-to-nafta-table-as-u-s-mexico-near-auto-deal Thu, 9 Aug 2018 15:39:01 EST Mexico's economy minister said the country, after three weeks of renewed talks, is advancing toward a deal with the United States on new trade rules for the auto industry, which could pave the way for Canada to rejoin negotiations to revamp the... Hastor ends Grammer power struggle by tending stake to Chinese white knight http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180809/ANE/180809767/hastor-ends-grammer-power-struggle-by-tending-stake-to-chinese-white Thu, 9 Aug 2018 03:54:50 EST Bosnian investor Hastor has tendered its 19 percent stake in German supplier Grammer to a Chinese white knight, ending a two-year power struggle. New Chinese EV startup inks prototype deal with Gaffoglio http://www.autonews.com/article/20180809/OEM05/180809757/chinese-ev-startup-gyon-gaffoglio Thu, 9 Aug 2018 11:32:33 EST GYON said it launched a partnership with Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters to build a prototype for the first in a hoped-for portfolio of electric vehicles. Delphi Technologies CEO says stand-alone status boosts agility, speed http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180809/ANE/308039999/delphi-technologies-ceo-says-stand-alone-status-boosts-agility-speed Thu, 9 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST Delphi shook up the supplier world in May 2017 when it announced its intention to divide the company into two entities concentrating on powertrains and future technologies. Magna's Q2 profits rise, but forecast falls http://www.autonews.com/article/20180808/OEM10/180809787/magna-q2-earnings-walker-tariff-forecast Wed, 8 Aug 2018 07:54:55 EST Magna International reported a 13 percent year-over-year gain in second-quarter net income on record sales, even as it lowered its outlook for 2018 in response to tariffs. Strong growth in North America helps fuel Delphi's improved Q2 financials http://www.autonews.com/article/20180808/OEM10/180809773/strong-growth-in-north-america-helps-fuel-delphis-improved-q2 Wed, 8 Aug 2018 14:20:45 EST Delphi Technologies PLC reported improved financials for the second quarter of 2018 due to strong growth in North America and lower costs for restructuring. Andra Rush sells stake in Detroit Manufacturing Systems, steps down as CEO http://www.autonews.com/article/20180808/OEM02/180809775/andra-rush-sells-stake-in-detroit-manufacturing-systems-steps-down Wed, 8 Aug 2018 13:50:51 EST Andra Rush, who built Detroit Manufacturing Systems into a top-level auto supplier with $1 billion in annual revenue, has stepped down as CEO and sold her majority share in the company. Magna's Q2 profits rise, but forecast falls http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180808/COPY/308089942/magna-q2-earnings-walker-tariff-forecast Wed, 8 Aug 2018 07:54:55 EST Magna reported a 13 percent year-over-year gain in second-quarter net income on record sales, even as it lowered its outlook for 2018 in response to tariffs. Why no auto executive will temper autonomous vehicle expectations http://www.autonews.com/article/20180807/BLOG06/180809813/autonomous-driving-tempered-expectations-truett Tue, 7 Aug 2018 11:00:00 EST Is any C-level executive at an automaker going to have the guts to put the brakes on autonomous driving randd? I doubt it. Why no auto executive will temper autonomous vehicle expectations http://www.autonews.com/article/20180807/BLOG30/308079943/autonomous-driving-tempered-expectations-truett Tue, 7 Aug 2018 11:00:00 EST Is any C-level executive at an automaker going to have the guts to put the brakes on autonomous driving randd? I doubt it. Schaeffler buys drive-by-wire tech for autonomous vehicles http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180806/ANE/180809847/schaeffler-buys-drive-by-wire-tech-for-autonomous-vehicles Mon, 6 Aug 2018 05:57:16 EST Schaeffler will acquire the drive-by-wire technology Space Drive from Paravan, which the German supplier said would play a key role in future self-driving cars. Schaeffler buys drive-by-wire tech for autonomous vehicles http://www.autonews.com/article/20180806/OEM10/180809844/schaeffler-buys-drive-by-wire-tech-for-autonomous-vehicles Mon, 6 Aug 2018 07:44:26 EST Schaeffler is acquiring drive-by-wire technology Space Drive from Paravan, which it said would play a key role in self-driving cars. World's top miner charges into cobalt http://www.autonews.com/article/20180806/OEM10/180809845/worlds-top-miner-charges-into-cobalt Mon, 6 Aug 2018 07:05:53 EST BHP Billiton is advancing plans to add production of a key cobalt material used in rechargeable batteries to boost its exposure to the electric vehicle revolution. Indiana responded fast to German supplier plan http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180806/COPY/307139995/indiana-responded-fast-to-german-supplier-plan Mon, 6 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST When the German supplier ElringKlinger looked at Fort Wayne, Indiana, for a $23 million investment in green-tech automotive components this year, city officials moved fast to prepare. Check out the ANE monthly magazine for August http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180806/ANE/308069999/check-out-the-ane-monthly-magazine-for-august Mon, 6 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines why Europe is at risk of falling behind in the race to offer self-driving cars. Interim Adient CEO Fritz Henderson moves company in new direction http://www.autonews.com/article/20180806/OEM02/180809865/adient-fritz-henderson-ceo-supplier Mon, 6 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST As interim CEO of Adient -- an assignment he took in June -- Fritz Henderson is quickly changing the seat supplier's direction. Why American Axle nailed down record Q2 earnings http://www.autonews.com/article/20180803/OEM10/180809871/american-axle-quarter-earnings-dauch Fri, 3 Aug 2018 13:57:53 EST The driveline supplier said net income more than doubled to $151.1 million in the quarter while revenue rose 8 percent to $1.90 billion. Suppliers cautious about electrified investments http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180803/COPY/308039990/suppliers-electronic-vehicles-parts-forecast Fri, 3 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST Automakers are bullish on bringing new electric vehicles to market. But their suppliers aren't so sure yet. BMW sees supply chain as heart of the auto industry http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180803/COPY/308039989/bmw-suppliers-auto-industry Fri, 3 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST BMW promotes culture of collaboration with its suppliers. ANE's August issue goes live on Monday http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180803/ANE/308039995/anes-august-issue-goes-live-on-monday Fri, 3 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines why Europe is at risk of falling behind in the race to offer self-driving cars. Mike Manley's first big decision: FCA turned away potential buyers in Magneti Marelli http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180802/COPY/308029919/fca-magneti-marelli-spinoff-manley Thu, 2 Aug 2018 14:06:22 EST Fiat Chrysler is sticking with plans to spin off Magneti Marelli after fielding interest from potential buyers for the supplier. Mike Manley's first big decision: FCA turned away potential buyers in Magneti Marelli http://www.autonews.com/article/20180802/OEM10/180809907/fca-magneti-marelli-spinoff-manley Thu, 2 Aug 2018 14:06:22 EST Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is sticking with plans to spin off its Magneti Marelli unit after fielding interest from potential buyers for the supplier. Rightware evolves from video game developer to Mustang instrument clusters http://www.autonews.com/article/20180801/OEM10/180809992/rightware-video-games-instrument-clusters Wed, 1 Aug 2018 12:30:00 EST Finnish software supplier Rightware is making a transition from the video game industry to digital instrument clusters. Delphi tech chief Mary Gustanski seeks material advances http://www.autonews.com/article/20180801/OEM02/180809990/mary-gustanski-advanced-materials-delphi Wed, 1 Aug 2018 12:30:00 EST Hybrid engines, advanced materials, heat efficiency, emission reduction -- Delphi tech chief Mary Gustanski is in the thick of it. Autos inch ever closer to cellphones http://www.autonews.com/article/20180801/BLOG06/180809937/autos-inch-ever-closer-to-cellphones Wed, 1 Aug 2018 17:19:00 EST It's often said that cars are turning into smartphones on wheels. Continental is taking that comparison a step further. Auto supplier Topre rides ultra-high-strength steel wave http://www.autonews.com/article/20180801/OEM10/180809991/topre-supplier-plant-expansion-tenessee-ohio Wed, 1 Aug 2018 12:30:00 EST Topre America Corp. -- a Japanese supplier of large, high-strength steel parts -- is on a hot streak in the U.S. Traverse City conference: Auto supplier Freudenberg prepares to adapt to EV future http://www.autonews.com/article/20180801/OEM10/180809940/freudenberg-prepares-to-adapt-to-ev-future Wed, 1 Aug 2018 16:46:27 EST The CEO of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, maker of seals and gaskets,says the supplier must evolve and emerge more agile if electric vehicle sales take off and its traditional market erodes. New heart of the car: The GPU http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180801/COPY/308039979/nvidia-shapiro-car-conference-gpu Wed, 1 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST Computing technology is transforming the $10 trillion transportation industry. And at the heart of that transformation is the graphics processing unit, a top Nvidia executive said. TRAVERSE CITY CONFERENCE: Why Magna is touting 'scalable building blocks' for future powertrains http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180801/COPY/308039972/traverse-city-car-magna-touts-new-powertrains Wed, 1 Aug 2018 11:56:45 EST Despite conflicting global emissions regulations and consumer demands, automakers can profitably deliver vehicles with as many as 50 powertrain combinations, says a top Magna executive. Traverse City Conference: Local company backed by Faurecia develops energy-efficient seats activated by sitting down http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180801/COPY/308039974/faurecia-backed-company-develops-energy-efficient-seats Wed, 1 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST A northern Michigan company, with backing by French supplier Faurecia, is working on an advanced energy-saving seat heating and cooling system that could be ready for production in 2021. Grupo Antolin envisions different interiors -- and new factory methods http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180801/COPY/308039980/grupo-executive-raybaud-change-interiors Wed, 1 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST Autonomous technology will mean changes for the materials, design and functionality of the interior components built by suppliers such as Grupo Antolin. Magneti Marelli jumps further into mobility before spinoff http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180801/COPY/308019903/magneti-marelli-startmeup Wed, 1 Aug 2018 15:16:57 EST Magneti Marelli, FCA's parts business set to be spun off, has inked a deal to purchase SmartMeUp, a perception software company for autonomous vehicles. Magneti Marelli jumps further into mobility before spinoff http://www.autonews.com/article/20180801/OEM10/180809948/magneti-marelli-startmeup Wed, 1 Aug 2018 15:16:57 EST Magneti Marelli, FCA's parts business set to be spun off, has inked a deal to purchase SmartMeUp, a perception software company for autonomous vehicles. TRAVERSE CITY CONFERENCE: Andersson says emerging markets key to industry's growth http://www.autonews.com/article/20180801/OEM10/180809950/andersson-yazaki-emerging-markets-wire-harness Wed, 1 Aug 2018 14:47:02 EST Bo Andersson, Yazaki's top executive in North America and Europe, said most industry growth moving forward will come from 11 emerging markets. TRAVERSE CITY CONFERENCE: Why Magna is touting 'scalable building blocks' for future powertrains http://www.autonews.com/article/20180801/OEM10/180809970/traverse-city-car-magna-touts-new-powertrains Wed, 1 Aug 2018 11:56:45 EST Despite conflicting global emissions regulations and consumer demands, automakers can profitably deliver vehicles with as many as 50 powertrain combinations, says a top Magna executive. TRAVERSE CITY CONFERENCE BLOG: Why people want to talk about sexism http://www.autonews.com/article/20180801/BLOG06/180809962/automotive-sexism-pervasive-solutions Wed, 1 Aug 2018 12:52:15 EST The problem, I'm told, is that talking about sexism in the auto industry is like pitching a dog-bites-man story. It's not really surprising. But it is pervasive. Suppliers to the 2019 Subaru Ascent http://www.autonews.com/article/20180801/CUTAWAY/180809958/suppliers-to-the-2019-subaru-ascent Wed, 1 Aug 2018 12:56:00 EST Suppliers to the 2019 Subaru Ascent include Rheinmetall Automotive, Oiles, Carlex Glass, Johnan America, Nissin Brake, AGC Automotive, Furukawa Electric, TOA, Hellermanntyton, Mitsuboshi Belting, Johnan America, Texas Instruments and TomTom. Suppliers to the 2019 Infiniti QX50 http://www.autonews.com/article/20180801/CUTAWAY/180809960/suppliers-to-the-2019-infiniti-qx50 Wed, 1 Aug 2018 12:54:29 EST Suppliers to the 2019 Infiniti QX50 include Bando, Leggett and Platt, Benteler, IBS Filtran, Edscha, Federal-Mogul, Elringklinger, Gestamp, Janesvilleacoustics,Maclean-Fogg, Brose, DC Safety, TI Automotive, Kostal and Yokohama Industries Americas.