Partnerships

Borgward revival led by former Daimler China boss

May 19, 2015 06:01 CET

Borgward named former Daimler China boss Ulrich Walker as its CEO as the company prepares to resurrect the German brand with Chinese backing....
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What drew Mazda, Toyota together?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2015

Akio Toyoda and Masamichi Kogai sounded more like lovebirds than CEOs when they announced a shared vision for wide-ranging Toyota-Mazda cooperation. Yet it is still unclear what that vision is and how it will play out in joint projects....
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Toyota, Mazda form partnership to share technologies, confront cost challenges

6:39 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2015

Toyota and Mazda have agreed to form a “long-term partnership” that deepens collaboration on products, manufacturing and technologies as carmakers race to spread spiraling development costs amid ever-stricter emissions standards....
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PSA and Ford will extend diesel tie-up, report says

May 7, 2015 06:01 CET

PSA and Ford will extend their partnership for small diesel engines, a report said. Ford will get variants of PSA's new DV-R family of diesels, which will be introduced in 2017....
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Aston Martin mulls plant in Alabama to be near Mercedes, report says

April 28, 2015 10:42 CET

Aston Martin is considering a U.S. factory in Alabama to be near industrial partner Daimler, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told a UK car magazine....
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PSA's Tavares open to adding partners to Toyota JV

April 23, 2015 13:53 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is open to bringing in more partners to its existing collaboration with Toyota to share the cost of designing and manufacturing minicars, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said....
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Mercedes, Nissan expand cooperation to build midsize pickup

April 7, 2015 16:50 CET

Daimler said it will expand its cooperation with strategic partner Nissan to develop a midsize pickup truck for Mercedes. The pickup will be built by the Renault-Nissan alliance at its plants in Spain and Argentina....
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Mercedes pickup will be built by Nissan, report says

March 31, 2015 06:01 CET

Daimler declined to comment on a report that its first Mercedes pickup will be based on the Nissan Navara and built by the Japanese automaker....
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Ghosn sees Renault-Nissan passing No. 3 GM by 2018

March 9, 2015 06:15 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn remains confident that by 2018 his seven-brand alliance will rank as one of the world's three largest automakers. Ghosn discussed topics including the sales race and Dacia's success with Automotive News Europe....
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Continental 'interested' in being partner on possible Apple car

March 5, 2015 11:50 CET

Continental would be interested in acting as partner for technology giant Apple if the tech company decides to build a car, CEO Elmar Degenhart said....
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Google in talks with OEMs, suppliers to build self-driving cars

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Internet giant Google has started talks with most of the world's top automakers and assembled a team of global suppliers to speed its push to bring self-driving cars to market, Chris Urmson, the head of the project, said today at the Automotive News World Congress....
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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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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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German suppliers asked to form JVs in China, report says

Aug. 25, 2014 10:39 CET

China has told three German suppliers they can no longer manage their Chinese units independently but need to form partnerships with local peers, the CEO of partsmaker ElringKlinger told a German newspaper....
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Sixt says BMW car-sharing venture is profitable in most cities

Aug. 21, 2014 11:43 CET

Germany's Sixt said its DriveNow car-sharing venture with BMW is profitable in cities where it has been operating for more than a year as sign-ups exceed forecasts....
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Saab's owner seeks partner to secure brand's future

Aug. 19, 2014 11:15 CET

Saab's owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, says it is in discussions with potential partners as it seeks to restart car production and develop future models....
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