Daimler to make batteries at German Mercedes plantJuly 14
Daimler has struck a deal with workers to make EV components and batteries at a Mercedes factory in Germany. Employees at the Untertuerkheim plant went on strike this month over worries that jobs could be at risk as the automaker moves toward EVs.
Self-driving 'arms race' complicates supplier alliancesApril 13
The race to develop and exploit autonomous vehicle technology is reshaping the hierarchy of the automotive industry, replacing traditional top-down manufacturing relationships with complex webs of supplier alliances and acquisitions.
Gestamp plans stock offering, placing its value at $3.9 billionMarch 13
EU fines six auto suppliers $164 million on antitrust chargesMarch 8
Mahle Behr, Valeo, Denso and three other suppliers have been fined a total of $164 million by the EU's competition authorities for having operated cartels in a number of their markets. Automakers affected included VW, BMW, Mercedes, Nissan, Renault and Jaguar Land Rover.
Driverless concepts spawn real-world interiorsFeb. 5
BMW plans more purchasing with Daimler, report saysJan. 20
BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have to alter its procurement to meet the trend for EVs and autonomous driving, Duesmann also said.
GM asks top U.S. Supreme Court to reverse ignition switch rulingDec. 13, 2016
General Motors has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appellate court's ruling that the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy does not shield it from lawsuits over a faulty ignition switch linked to at least 124 deaths and 275 injuries.
Continental expects losses from EV products until 2019Dec. 15, 2016
Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart says the supplier will continue to post losses with products for electric cars until at least 2019. Electro-mobility will only massively take off between 2025 and 2030, Degenhart told a German business magazine.
Unifor labor deals leave unanswered questionsNov. 12, 2016
Automakers tap new partners to bridge tech gapSept. 25, 2016
Takata receives 5 bids with Autoliv, Daicel among suitors, report saysSept. 21, 2016
Takata has received five bids from potential suitors including fellow suppliers Autoliv and Daicel and buyout firm KKR as the troubled company faces mounting liabilities related to its record recalls, Bloomberg reported.
VW said to pay nearly $15 million compensation to supplier to end standoffAug. 24, 2016
VW will compensate Prevent Group as part of a deal to end a supply dispute that stopped Golf and Passat production in Germany, sources said. The agreed-upon figure is $14.7 million, a German newspaper reported.