Federal-Mogul lays off 1,100
DETROIT - Federal-Mogul Corp. is cutting about 1,100 people from its global salaried work force in response to current and expected business conditions. The Southfield, Mich., supplier also is eliminating 200 unoccupied salaried positions.
Most of the 1,100 workers are in North America. About 600 of these employees were notified Monday, Feb. 26. The remainder will be notified by year end.
Before the first round of cuts, Federal-Mogul had 12,750 salaried employees - of which 7,000 were in the United States and Canada.
Dana to supply International
TOLEDO, Ohio - Dana Corp.'s Spicer Driveshaft and Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Group has been chosen to supply International Truck and Engine Corp. with driveshafts, steering shafts, steer axles and drive axles.
These products, which Dana makes at its plants in Hilliard, Ohio, and Lima, Ohio, will be standard equipment on the new International 4000 Series medium-duty truck. International is producing the truck at its Springfield, Ohio, plant. The value of the new business was undisclosed.
Delphi, incuVest LLC form alliance
DETROIT - Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. of Troy, Mich., formed a strategic alliance with incuVest LLC of New York to find non-automotive applications for Delphi's technologies.
Once these applications are identified, incuVest and Delphi expect to work to form companies that will supply the technology.
AVL plans construction
DETROIT - AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. of Plymouth, Mich., a subsidiary of AVL in Austria, will open a 41,000-square-foot testing building in Ann Arbor, Mich., early next year.
The building will have engine, transmission and emissions testing equipment.
Federal-Mogul, Nagares partner
DETROIT - Federal-Mogul Corp.'s Italian subsidiary, Federal-Mogul S.r.l., will work with Spanish supplier Nagares SA to supply timer and glow plug systems to automakers in Europe.
Federal-Mogul will make the glow plugs; Nagares will supply the timers. When drivers turn on the ignition switch, a glow plug warms the combustion chamber to start the fuel ignition. Timers turn off the glow plug after the ignition.
Dana to supply Delphi
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Dana Corp.'s Spicer Light Axle group was chosen to supply rear axle assemblies to Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems for its Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system. Dana will make the axle assemblies at its Dry Ridge, Ky., plant.
The length of the contract has not been determined. Delphi will provide Quadrasteer for a General Motors truck program starting in the 2002 model year.
Vodafone, Ford partner
NEW YORK - D2 Vodafone of Germany and Vodafone UK, subsidiaries of Vodafone Group PLC, have joined Ford of Europe to provide in-vehicle telematics services for the European market.
Customers initially will be offered services, including roadside assistance and traffic information. Personalized options - such as news, stock quotes and weather reports - will be added.
The service will start this month in Germany as an option on the Ford Focus. It will be offered in the United Kingdom after that, with other European markets to follow.
Eventra plans Subaru-Isuzu pilot
MILFORD, Conn. - Eventra Inc. of Milford, Conn., will provide Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc. with Internet software for a supply-chain management pilot program.
The software will allow Subaru-Isuzu to exchange planning schedules, shipment notices and payment information with its suppliers on the Internet.
The 30-day pilot program, which will start in mid-April, will involve seven of Subaru-Isuzu's major suppliers.
Acunia comes to Detroit
DETROIT - Belgian telematics supplier Acunia NV has opened an office in Rochester Hills, Mich. The company expects to have about 10 project engineers at the new location by year end.