Partnerships

Daimler, BMW cooperate on suppliers in Mexico

Nov. 18, 2014 10:17 CET

Daimler and BMW are working together to build a network of suppliers for their new factories in Mexico as both carmakers aim to take advantage of the country's tariff-free access to the U.S. market....
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Minority suppliers get Tier 1 help

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Canny minority suppliers, who typically lack the global size and cutting edge r&d for competitive technology, are forming partnerships with Tier 1 companies to handle major production contracts. And some have formed multiple partnerships with major companies....
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BMW, Toyota move ahead with development of midsize sports car platform

Nov. 6, 2014 16:29 CET

BMW and Toyota have moved closer to a jointly developed sports car platform. A technical feasibility study has been completed and development of vehicle underpinnings has moved on to the concept phase, BMW said....
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Continental considers ending battery partnership amid low EV demand

7:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014

Continental said it may end a battery cell joint venture with South Korean partner SK Innovation because of slower-than-expected growth in demand for electric cars....
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Daimler sees $780 million windfall from sale of Tesla stake

5:18 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2014

Daimler AG said it will book a $780 million windfall from selling its 4 percent stake in rival electric car maker Tesla Motors....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Carlos and Dieter show goes from strength to strength

5:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Dieter Zetsche and Carlos Ghosn dispelled speculation that the industrial partnership between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan alliance could crumble once they are not around to instill a sense of unity in their teams....
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Cadillac, American Airlines partner to offer travel perks, test drives

4:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Cadillac and American Airlines are teaming up to offer travel benefits to the airline’s frequent fliers and encourage test drives of the luxury brand’s lineup through a new marketing partnership....
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PSA's Tavares keeps door open to partnerships

Oct. 1, 2014 16:42 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares says the carmaker is open to potential partnerships but must first complete its restructuring. In July, PSA reported a surprise surge in first-half cash flow and the first auto-division profit in three years....
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Renault recalls Clio, Kangoo on brake problems

Sept. 25, 2014 11:04 CET

Renault has recalled about 402,000 units of its top-selling Clio subcompact and 64,000 Kangoo vans because of brake problems. The Renault-built Mercedes Citan also has been affected, resulting in the second recall for the van since May 2013....
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European chamber urges China to ease aftermarket rules

Sept. 12, 2014 14:03 CET

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China has urged the nation's government to allow more competition for vehicle aftermarket service as it says current regulations are the "key driver" of the monopoly situation that has led to state probes within the auto industry....
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Europe business chamber says China won't force foreign suppliers to form JVs

Sept. 2, 2014 12:19 CET

Recent media reports that China will force foreign automotive suppliers to form joint ventures with local companies are unfounded, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said....
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