Components

VW halts production at Passat, gearbox plants in Germany

Jan. 30, 2016 09:54 CET

Volkswagen halted production at a German factory that builds Passats and at its main gearbox plant as the automaker grapples with reduced demand and technical problems....
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EU regulators fine Japanese suppliers 138 million euros for price fixing

Jan. 26, 2016 13:09 CET

EU antitrust regulators fined Mitsubishi Electric and Hitachi Ltd. a total of 137.8 million euros ($149.8 million) for fixing prices of car alternators and starters. Supplier Denso avoided a fine after alerting officials to the existence of the cartel....
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ThyssenKrupp wins automotive orders worth 4.5 billion euros

Dec. 3, 2015 11:24 CET

ThyssenKrupp says it has won orders for steering systems from German, European, Asian and American carmakers in recent months that would add about 4.5 billion euros ($4.76 billion) to its revenue....
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Faurecia-Dongfeng JV readies interior parts plant in China

Dec. 1, 2015 12:10 CET

Faurecia's joint venture with Dongfeng has started construction of an interiors parts plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan.The plant will produce components for customers including PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, Renault and Honda....
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Mazda snubs Takata; supplier's survival in doubt

Nov. 5, 2015 11:42 CET

Analysts are openly questioning the survival chances of Takata as more automakers consider no longer using its airbag inflators, which are at the center of a recall crisis....
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Toyota's 2050 emissions goal seen as wake-up call to suppliers

Oct. 30, 2015 12:27 CET

Toyota's second-biggest supplier, Aisin Seiki, says the carmaker's goal to almost eliminate conventional combustion engines by 2050 is a wake-up call for parts makers to transform their businesses....
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Bentley recalls 27,640 cars for battery cable problems

Oct. 27, 2015 17:19 CET

Bentley is recalling 27,640 Continental and Flying Spur models globally because of potentially faulty battery cable connections....
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Faurecia will form interior parts venture with China's Beijing WKW

Oct. 16, 2015 11:54 CET

Faurecia will form a joint venture with Beijing WKW Automotive Parts Co. to supply decorative aluminum parts for vehicle interiors to customers including Infiniti and Volvo....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Faurecia sees limited impact from VW's diesel scandal

Oct. 15, 2015 11:26 CET

Faurecia expects a limited impact from its biggest client Volkswagen's struggle with a diesel-emissions scandal. The supplier said sales of diesel car parts to VW amounted to just a fraction of its annual sales....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Bosch sees diesel market so far unharmed by VW scandal

Oct. 14, 2015 15:23 CET

Bosch says it has not seen any change so far in the diesel car market as a result of an emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Continental defends software caught up in VW emissions crisis

Oct. 5, 2015 11:53 CET

Continental said software it supplied to VW Group cannot be used to manipulate emissions test results. Conti provided engine control system parts for 1.6-liter versions of the EA 189 engines caught up VW's emissions cheating scandal....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Bosch, Conti, ZF, others drawn to booming market for driver-assistance tech

Oct. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

The auto industry's adoption of driver-assistance systems is looking like a gold rush. This year, global sales of the radar, cameras, controllers and software used for the technology will total $10.6 billion, analysts say. By 2020, they expect that figure to double....
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Bosch says VW responsible for configuring diesel engine parts

Sept. 22, 2015 16:25 CET

Bosch said it had delivered components including delivery and metering modules for exhaust gas treatment and common rail injection systems to VW Group but responsibility for configuring handling characteristics of components lies with Volkswagen....
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VW, Ford open engine plants in Russia amid market plunge

Sept. 4, 2015 11:02 CET

Volkswagen and Ford are sticking with long-planned investments in Russian engine factories even as car sales there head toward a six-year low...
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Skoda purchasing boss sees sourcing EV parts as a challenge

Aug. 18, 2015 06:01 CET

Veteran Volkswagen Group executive Dieter Seeman became Skoda's purchasing boss last year, moving from a similar position at sister brand Seat. Seeman, 57, spoke to Automotive News Europe Editor Luca Ciferri about purchasing synergies, supplier consolidation and the rise of EVs....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Automakers in Russia left with nowhere to turn as economic woes deepen

Aug. 18, 2015 11:08 CET

Automakers building cars in Russia such as VW and Ford have been hit as the ruble's steep decline increases the cost of foreign parts they import. Companies are being forced to increase car prices despite the country's economic crisis that leaves consumers with little money for big purchases....
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Delphi will buy UK cabling company to boost connectivity business

July 30, 2015 11:29 CET

Delphi will buy the UK cabling company HellermannTyton Group to capitalize on growing demand for cars that connect to the Internet, mobile phones and other devices....
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2 deal makers take charge at suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015

Deal makers Kamsickas and Miller take charge of 2 major suppliers, Dana and IAC....
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Swedish supplier SKF sees demand falling as carmakers cut orders on China

July 16, 2015 11:35 CET

Swedish supplier SKF predicts demand at its automotive unit will drop in the current quarter as clients see weakening orders from China....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Plastic Omnium boss foresees further gains from toughening emissions rules

July 14, 2015 06:01 CET

Plastic Omnium CEO Laurent Burelle wants to boost revenue 32 percent to 7 billion euros by 2018 at the French supplier of bumpers and fuel tanks. Much of the increase is expected to come from components that will help automakers meet tougher global emissions rules, Burelle told Automotive News Europe....
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VW worker killed by robot in Germany

July 2, 2015 11:39 CET

Volkswagen said a contractor was crushed to death by a robot at its German components factory in Kassel. The 21-year-old worker was setting up the robot on an electric motor assembly line when it grabbed him and forced him against a metal plate....
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German cartel office fines suppliers 75 million euros for price fixing

June 24, 2015 10:48 CET

Germany's cartel office has imposed about 75 million euros ($84.12 million) of fines on five automotive suppliers for price fixing....
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Nvidia plans leap from Audi navigation systems to self-driving cars

May 15, 2015 11:52 CET

Nvidia had a thriving business in supplying powerful graphics processors for video game consoles and laptop computers when VW Group asked it to adapt the same three-dimensional displays for the dashboards of Audi vehicles. Now the chipmaker has its eye on self-driving cars....
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TRW details China plans, sale of unit

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015

TRW, the safety components supplier being acquired by Germany's ZF, said it plans to open three plants in China this year and next. It also will sell its linkage and suspension business to Tokyo conglomerate THK, to help clear the way for ZF's purchase....
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Oman will use Italian expertise to help build auto industry

April 17, 2015 06:01 CET

The Oman government has bought into an Italian supplier as part of its goal to develop car production in the oil-rich Middle Eastern state. The state-owned Oman Investment Fund last month bought a 40 percent stake in Italian thermoplastic parts supplier Sigit....
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