Ferdinand Piech

Porsche SE profits rise 17%; acquisitions planned

Aug. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Porsche Automobil Holding posted a 17 percent rise in second-quarter after-tax profits to 1.01 billion euros ($1.35 billion)....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Audi's war chest could buy Fiat Chrysler

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014
If there is one thing that Audi's first-half results prove, it's that VW Group's premium brand earns so much cash it could easily swallow Fiat-Chrysler whole...
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GUIDO REINKING

Fiat would find a safe haven in VW

4:59 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2014
Reports that VW may buy Fiat-Chrysler sound improbable, but the idea has appeal. It would allow VW to overcome its weakness in North America and offer Fiat Chrysler a safe haven....
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Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler tie-up with VW was never on agenda

July 23, 2014 12:27 CET
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne quashed all speculation of a possible tie-up with Volkswagen, saying the idea had never been on the agenda....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

A VW-FCA deal would be risky, reasonable

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
If Volkswagen does buy Fiat Chrysler -- despite the companies' denials of a report that they are in talks -- it would be because the fixations of VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech may line up perfectly with the needs of the family that controls Fiat Chrysler....
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Ticket to Automotive Hall of Fame: Great ideas, staying power, impact

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
This year's Automotive Hall of Fame inductees -- Keith Crain, Ferdinand Piech, Dave Power and Alex Tremulis -- have a lot in common....
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EDWARD NIEDERMEYER

Hungry VW wants to devour Fiat Chrysler

2:28 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2014
What appears on the surface to be just another twist in the ego-driven soap opera between VW's visionary leader Ferdinand Piech and FCA's scrappy boss Sergio Marchionne may actually presage the next round of auto industry consolidation....
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A VULNERABLE GIANT

Volkswagen's soaring growth under Piech masks troubles

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
During his two-decade reign, Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech has created an automotive giant with broad geographic reach. But industry analysts say the No. 3 global automaker may be too vast and fractured to stay cohesive after Piech's departure....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

The key players: A brand-by-brand breakdown of VW Group's most important marques

July 7, 2014 06:01 CET
With the purchase of the Porsche brand in August 2012, VW Group added a 12th nameplate to its broad portfolio, which stretches from Ducati motorcycles via VW mass-market vehicles to 40-ton trucks....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

VW's struggles in key markets threaten momentum as post-Piech era looms

July 7, 2014 06:01 CET
VW Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech has succeeded in creating an automotive giant with huge cash reserves. However, problems gaining a foothold in key markets and a delicate power balance could threaten VW after Piech departs....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for July

July 7, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at the challenges facing Volkswagen Group as it tries to become the world's largest automaker....
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Walter de Silva: Italy's loss, VW's gain

6:37 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2014
Walter de Silva had to leave Italy to become a legend in the vehicle design world. It's a common story in a country that fails to nurture its best and brightest....
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Alfa will become stand-alone company, sources say

April 28, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will turn Alfa Romeo into a stand-alone company -- like Maserati and Ferrari -- as part of his latest plan to revive the brand, sources told Automotive News Europe....
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Porsche, Piech sued in Frankfurt by hedge funds over failed Volkswagen deal

Feb. 2, 2014 18:49 CET
Seven hedge funds sued Wolfgang Porsche and Ferdinand Piech, members of Porsche Automobil Holding's supervisory board, seeking $2.4 billion of compensation over the aborted purchase of Volkswagen....
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VW offers former Mercedes exec Renschler big budget to be trucks chief, report says

Jan. 31, 2014 11:22 CET
Volkswagen is offering former Mercedes production chief Andreas Renschler a substantial budget to bring in more people to push integration among its three commercial vehicles brands, sources said....
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VW's Piech, Winterkorn staying at least until 2018, labor chief says

Jan. 22, 2014 16:20 CET
VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech and CEO Martin Winterkorn will probably stay at the automaker until 2018, said Bernd Osterloh, head of VW's works council....
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Daimler to name ex-BMW CEO Pischetsrieder to supervisory board, report says

Dec. 12, 2013 09:41 CET
Daimler will name Bernd Pischetsrieder, a former CEO of rival premium carmaker BMW, to its supervisory board next year, a German business newspaper reported....
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LUCA CIFERRI

Fiat's loveless marriage to Alfa

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
There has always been bad chemistry between Fiat and Alfa. Fiat's mass-market focus simply does not sit well with Alfa's great history of technical innovation and extreme performance. But Fiat refuses to dispose of it, despite strong interest from Volkswagen....
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LUCA CIFERRI

Fiat's loveless marriage to Alfa

12:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
There has always been bad chemistry between Fiat and Alfa. Fiat's mass-market focus simply does not sit well with Alfa's great history of technical innovation and extreme performance. But Fiat refuses to dispose of it, despite strong interest from Volkswagen....
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VW's rise to global No. 1 remains elusive as U.S. sales disappoint

Oct. 31, 2013 06:34 CET
Two years after VW began its latest push to become a major contender in the U.S. car market, local automakers are hitting back hard, hampering VW's bid to be the world's best-selling carmaker....
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Marchionne pins teenage Alfa Romeo dreams on Chrysler cash

Oct. 17, 2013 16:13 CET
Sergio Marchionne wants to return Alfa Romeo to its former glory as the brand he remembers from his youth. But to do that, he first needs cash from Fiat-controlled Chrysler Group....
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Marchionne pins teenage Alfa Romeo dreams on Chrysler cash

10:13 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2013
Ever since Sergio Marchionne saw “The Graduate” in the 1960s, he's had a soft spot for Alfa Romeo, the maker of the Spider Duetto convertible Dustin Hoffman's character drove in the film. Four decades later, Marchionne is the CEO of Alfa Romeo's parent Fiat and wants to return the struggling brand to its former glory, but to pull it off he needs cash from Fiat-controlled Chrysler....
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For staying power, nobody tops VW's Piech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
No one has Ferdinand Piech beat when it comes to top-exec tenure in the auto industry....
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Piech says he will remain VW chairman until 2017

Sept. 10, 2013 06:01 CET
Ferdinand Piech said he will remain as VW Group chairman until 2017 when his contract runs out. "I'm feeling good," he said....
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VW's Piech rebuffs claim he will quit as chairman, report says

3:06 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2013
VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech has rejected a newspaper report that says he plans to step down from his post in the coming months for health reasons....
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