Innovation is quirky, but suppliers coax ideas with well-tested methods

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
To mark the 20th anniversary of the competition, this story looks at the state of supplier innovation, and lessons learned over the years.... Read More »


Backup camera mandate boosts suppliers

8:09 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2014
The biggest beneficiary of the new federal mandate for rearview cameras is likely to be Magna International, which claims 40 percent of the North American market for the equipment. Other suppliers such as Delphi Automotive, Gentex, Panasonic and Valeo also are poised to profit.... Read More »


French government to cut stake in Valeo

March 12, 2014 11:48 CET
The French government will reduce its stake in supplier Valeo, reversing a move it made five years ago as part of its attempts to shore up the country's crisis-hit car industry.... Read More »


Valeo second-half earnings rise 16% on strong China, U.S. demand

Feb. 21, 2014 09:43 CET
Valeo said second-half earnings rose 16 percent as demand for cars increased in China and North America and the European vehicle market improved.... Read More »


Valeo aims to boost global lighting presence

Jan. 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Valeo says it will boost its position in the global automotive lighting sector by taking full ownership in its North America-based lighting joint venture.... Read More »


Valeo third-quarter sales rise helped by increased China demand

Oct. 18, 2013 09:46 CET
Valeo said its third-quarter sales rose as demand grew in China and North America and the European car market showed signs of stabilizing.... Read More »



Partsmakers take a hit

Aug. 15, 2013 06:01 CET
Europe's top partsmakers had a tough 2012. Overall European sales by suppliers in the top 30 ranking fell by... Read More »


Valeo lifts 2013 goal on Europe recovery hopes

July 30, 2013 11:00 CET
Valeo raised its full-year earnings goal, saying the “worst is behind us” in the European car market.... Read More »


Valeo sees China as its largest market in 2-3 years

June 28, 2013 09:12 CET
Valeo says China will overtake France to become its largest market in two or three years. Currently the market accounts for 10 percent of the supplier's global revenues.... Read More »



Peugeot, Seat, Ford push LED headlamps into European mass market

June 17, 2013 06:01 CET
When Peugeot launches its new 308 at the Frankfurt auto show in September it will become the first automaker in Europe to offer full-LED headlamps as standard in the majority of the compact's trim lines. This is a big leap for the technology, which for years was only available on high-end models such as the Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz CLS because of it costs about three times as much as comparable xenon lights.... Read More »



Tech edge, global reach help European suppliers, CLEPA boss says

June 14, 2013 06:01 CET
Europe is in a deep slump but the head of the region's suppliers group says many partsmakers are growing their businesses because of their global footprints. Another key for Europe's component makers is to maintain their lead on technology, CLEPA CEO Jean-Marc Gales says.... Read More »


Valeo expects to double China sales by 2015

May 1, 2013 10:41 CET
French supplier Valeo expects annual sales in China to reach 20 billion yuan ($3.2 billion) by 2015, doubling its 2012 revenues.... Read More »


Valeo Q1 sales edge higher as China, N.A. demand offsets Europe weakness

April 25, 2013 06:01 CET
French supplier Valeo said first-quarter sales rose slightly as demand in China and North America helped offset a slump in Europe's car markets.... Read More »


Delphi, Continental bid for Johnson Controls' auto electronics unit, report says

April 23, 2013 19:00 CET
Delphi Automotive and Continental both bid for Johnson Controls' automotive electronics unit, Bloomberg sources said. The supplier is considering the sale to free up cash and focus on more profitable divisions, such as car seats.... Read More »


Delphi, Continental bid for Johnson Controls' auto electronics unit, report says

1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2013
Delphi Automotive and Continental AG both bid for Johnson Controls' automotive electronics unit, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Johnson Controls received first-round bids this month and is now setting up meetings with suitors such as Delphi and Continental, the report said.... Read More »


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