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    New chassis technologies in ADAS and autonomous vehicles
    The global chassis systems market is currently undergoing a sea change, and strategies of both OEMs and suppliers are, above all, being molded by the emergence of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. A growing number of chassis systems are being designed to be intellige...
    Hitachi Automotive Systems, a global mega supplier in the making
    Automakers and suppliers are joining forces to deal with the immense challenges created by megatrends such as connected cars, electrification, and autonomous driving. Today, there are hardly any automakers which are not investing in these fields. For new innovations with regards to these megatrends ...
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Kamiq
    The first generation Skoda Kamiq is assembled at Skoda's facility in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Skoda Kamiq from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at more than 90,000 units. If you would like your co...
    Intelligent braking: Trends and drivers
    Vehicle systems today are increasingly attempting to reduce driver dependence in the event of a crash, apart from day-to-day driving. Braking systems are also being looked at from a critical eye in this respect, in order to further the safety cause in an imminent autonomous future. No longer looking...
    Chassis evolution and outlook
    It is a common belief that the chassis of a vehicle has had limited evolution, when compared to other sectors of the car, such as powertrain or electronics. However, in the last decade, the chassis has seen several advancements, not just in terms of its structure, but also the way the chassis is con...
    Suppliers to the new Audi A8
    The fourth generation Audi A8 is assembled at Audi's facility in Shendra, India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Audi A8 from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at more than 114 units. If you would like your company included in this feature&n...
    Rear-, four-wheel steering technology in steer-by-wire systems
    Rear- or four-wheel steering has become synonymous with luxury. There are several factors contributing to the growth in demand for rear-steering systems, and perhaps the biggest factors are the need for improved comfort and handling higher safety solutions in a vehicle. As the automotive industry pr...
    Suppliers to the new Peugeot 208
    The second generation Peugeot 208 is assembled at Peugeot's facility in Trnava, Slovakia. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Peugeot 208 from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at more than 174,960 units. If you would like your company included ...
    Vehicle dynamics: From motorsports to customized driving
    The concept of vehicle dynamics has not only shaped the way a car drives on a fundamental level, but also has indirectly made consumers aware and more willing to spend for comfort and handling when choosing a car. Premium OEMs have been the champions of developing cars with more improved vehicle dyn...
    Suppliers to the new Ford Escape
    The fourth generation Ford Escape is assembled at Ford’s facility in Louisville, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Ford Escape from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at more than 295,909 units. If you would like your company included...
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes Benz A-Class
    The fourth generation Mercedes Benz A-Class is assembled at Daimler’s facility in Rastatt, Germany. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Mercedes Benz A-Class from the plant is expected to peak in 2019 at more than 91,600 units. If you would like your c...
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Silverado HD
    The fourth-generation Chevrolet Silverado HD is assembled at the Oshawa, Canada, facility. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new-generation Chevrolet Silverado from the plant is expected to peak in 2019, at more than 242,000 units. If you would like your company...
    Suspension technology in an autonomous world
    According to IHS Markit, nearly USD100 billion has been spent over the last four years on core development and M&A activities in the autonomous vehicle sector. This creates a significant potential opportunity for component system manufacturers in the long term. However, while automotive stakehol...
    Suppliers to the new Bentley GT
    The third generation Bentley GT is assembled at Crewe, United Kingdom. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Bentley GT from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 6,700 units. If you would like your company included in...
    2019 Geneva Motor Show: Lightweight, high-performance chassis component technology, platform sharing gain traction
    Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) is the first big car show for the year for the European automotive market. Showcases pointed to a renewed product focus on performance and sports cars, as well as high-end SUVs. This trend has been visible across other global shows this year, such as 2019 NAIAS...
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Kodiaq
    The all-new Skoda Kodiaq is assembled at the Volkswagen plant in Shendra, India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the all-new generation of Skoda Kodiaq from the plant is expected to have peaked in 2018 at more than 3,800 units. If you would like your company...
    Suppliers to the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    The fourth generation Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is assembled at Toeldo North, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Jeep Wrangler from the plant is expected to have peaked in 2018 at more than 215,500 units. If you would li...
    2019 NAIAS: A balance between performance, comfort, and vehicle dynamics
    This year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) showcased that the product focus for the North American automotive market is also on performance and sports cars, as well as high-end SUVs. The show hosted automakers looking to renewing interest by showcasing high-performance cars and SUV...
    Suppliers to the new SEAT Arona
    The all-new SEAT Arona is assembled at Martorell, Spain. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the first-generation SEAT Arona from the plant is expected to have peaked in 2018 at more than 87,800 units. If you would like your company included i...
    Chassis sector wrap-up 2018
    2018 has been a busy year for the global chassis components sector as a major shift toward weight savings and electronification of braking, steering, and suspension systems emerged. The word active was abundantly used across the chassis components sector as the industry came to understand the benefi...
    Suppliers to the new BMW 5-Series
    The seventh-generation BMW 5-Series is assembled at Chengalpattu, India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new-generation BMW 5-Series from the plant is expected to have peaked in 2017 at more than 175,000 units.If you would like your company includ...
    Standardizing ADAS Packages
    Introduction The automotive ecosystem has undergone a paradigm shift in recent years as crashworthiness is superseded by crash avoidance. One major element of this trend is the wider availability and increasing adoption of active safety systems in passenger vehicles. The growing demand for advanc...
    Active suspensions help introduce 48-volt systems
    The need for more power without spending too much on it to meet emission regulations is a tightrope that automakers and suppliers alike are walking on. The 48-volt architecture is considered helpful in this situation. With traditionally mechanical components being given electric assistance or made f...
    Power steering systems market and technology trends
    Today’s power steering systems market is a consequence of the drive to create a favorable environment for autonomous and electrified vehicles. This trend has given rise to the following main trends: Close to complete penetration of EPS systems globally, including small markets such as India ...
    EDITORIAL – Strong outlook for vehicles production in India to drive investments in local supplier industry
    The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) held its annual convention in New Delhi (India) last month to highlight the achievements of the industry as well as the challenges. Like every year, top executives from automakers and suppliers as well as Indian government ministers ...
    ZF: Control systems key to shifting from braking to maneuvring
    The global automotive market is witnessing a change towards autonomous and electrified vehicles, the impact of which is visible in the fundamental components of a vehicle. Everything from the powertrain to the chassis is moving towards advanced technologies. Braking systems are not an exception to t...
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class
    The all-new Mercedes Benz X-Class is assembled at Barcelona, Spain. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the all-new Mercedes Benz X-Class from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 23,500 units. If you would like your company included in this f...
    Suppliers to the new Volkswagen Jetta
    The seventh generation Volkswagen Jetta is assembled at Puebla, Mexico. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation VW Jetta from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 251,500 units. If you would like your company included in th...
    Electronic suspension sub-component trends
    Adaptive suspension/damping systems are becoming key to the future of suspensions as the technology within the car moves towards autonomous driving. Innovation towards adaptive damping is necessary, as it holds great potential to enhance comfort within the cockpit. The next step for such technologie...
    EDITORIAL – Continental’s Powertrain business to become more dynamic after spin-off
    Continental is the latest tier-1 supplier to jump on the bandwagon of companies hiving off business divisions into standalone companies. Last month, the Germany-based company announced major organizational realignment to keep pace with a dynamic marketplace. The group will create a holding structure...
    EPS drives demand for subcomponent systems market
    About seven suppliers cater to 75% of the world’s power steering systems (PSS) demand, serving more than ten customers. However, the supplier base for electronic control units (ECUs) and motors is less expansive than that for PSS. To put this in perspective, two-thirds of the PSS ECU demand i...
    EDITORIAL – Automotive to remain a key growth driver for Constellium
    Constellium continues to position itself to benefit from rising aluminum content per vehicle across key automotive markets, as automakers intensify their focus on lightweight vehicle manufacturing and electrification to meet stringent fuel economy and CO2 emission regulations. Against this back...
    Readying brakes for the future
    The global automotive ecosystem is moving towards electrification and ADAS, consequently pushing automakers and suppliers to adapt braking systems to these changes. This is giving rise to automakers and suppliers looking for new ways to differentiate products, and an electrified engine and advanced ...
    Advanced Steels
    The automotive industry has been using steel as a de facto material since the very first commercialized car designed by Karl Benz in 1885. The car had tubings made of steel while the driver compartment was created with wood panels. Since then the usage of steels has increased exponentially in automo...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 4, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month    Interiors The HSW (Heated steering wheel) sector is expected to see sustained demand owing to increasing light vehicle sales in colder climates and increased demand for electric vehicles, where th...
    Suppliers to the new RAM 1500
    Assembly of the fifth-generation RAM 1500 began in January 2018 at FCA's Sterling Heights facility in the United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new-generation RAM 1500 is expected to peak in 2019 at more than 403,900 units. If you woul...
    ZF/Brakes India: Tapping into India’s EPB market
    Parking brakes are not the most “intriguing” component for creative innovations. However, automakers and suppliers have been relatively active throughout the years trying to push for new solutions in this field, according to Paolo Martino, chassis principal analyst at IHS Markit. Parking brakes ...
    Suppliers to the new Porsche Cayenne
    Assembly of the third generation Porsche Cayenne began in September 2017 at Volkswagen's Bratislava facility in Slovakia. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new Porsche Cayenne is expected to peak in 2017 at more than 94,300 units. If you would li...
    Suppliers to the new Tata Nexon
    Assembly of the all-new Tata Nexon began in May 2017 at Tata's Pune facility in India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new Nexon is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 35,900 units. If you would like your company included in this feature, or the car cutaway...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 3, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month    Supplier Strategy Tenneco's acquisition of Federal-Mogul is expected to result in complementary product categories, stronger customer base and greater geographical coverage for the combined compan...
    2018 Geneva Motor Show: All about electrification and comfort
    "The luxury car makers continue to present their new models and worldwide sales set new records in 2017. But behind the glamour and the finery are plenty of worry wrinkles," Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, director of German-based Center Automotive Research told AFP news agency as the 2018 Geneva Motor Show...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 2, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Thermal The demand for light vehicle engine oil cooler systems is expected to grow by around 60% between 2016 and 2023 on the back of increased fitment demand in gasoline engines. E-Mobility Electrify Am...
    PSS market players focus on parallel growth in technology and production
    Positive global automotive market conditions, alongside technology and regulatory changes are pushing developments in the global power steering sector. IHS Markit expects the global power steering systems (PSS) market to grow at a CAGR of 1.8% from 2016 to 2023, to reach a market size of more than U...
    Suppliers to the new Buick Enclave
    The second generation Buick Enclave is assembled at General Motor's facility in Lansing Delta Town. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Buick Enclave from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 57,700 units. If you w...
    Suppliers to the new Jaguar E-Pace
    The all new Jaguar E-Pace built on D8 platform is assembled at the Graz facility in Austria. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the all-new generation Jaguar E-Pace is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 47,900 units. If you would like your com...
    Suppliers to the new Rolls Royce Phantom
    The eighth generation Rolls Royce Phantom built on R-R Spaceframe platform is assembled at Goodwood plant in the United Kingdom. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Phantom from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 69...
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Equinox
    The third generation Chevrolet Equinox built on GLOBAL DELTA/D2XX platform is assembled at San Luis Potosi in Mexico. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Equinox from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 72,000 units. If you...
    Suppliers to the new Audi A8
    The fourth generation Audi A8 is built on MLB D platform and assembled at Neckarsulm in Germany. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Audi A8 from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 40,700 units. If you would like your comp...
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Karoq
    The second generation Skoda Karoq is assembled at Kvasiny, Czech Republic. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Skoda Karoq from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 87,600 units. If you would like your company included in th...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 1, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month E-Mobility How are tranmission manufacturers and the wider automotive industry preparing and positioning for impending rise in hybrid demand? Thermal Modest projected adoption by global OEMs is expected ...
    Electrified suspension systems in EVs and HEVs (regenerative systems)
    With global governments mandating a crackdown on CO2 emissions and fuel economy, automakers are looking to electric vehicles (EVs) to help achieve their CO2 emission targets. This has led to a rise in EV sales globally, particularly seeing an increase in popularity in North America and Europe. In pa...
    Hybrid Transmission Developments
    With the introduction of tighter legislative scrutiny on emission norms across various regions around the world, OEMs and suppliers are continuously developing solutions across the entire driveline. Advancement in hybrid transmissions is one such technological development domain where conventional i...
    2018 NAIAS: Electronics ‘drive’ the car
    Automakers today are looking to create vehicles relevant to the current consumer theme, in which electronics and staying “connected” are central. However, staying consistently “online” means potential driver distraction, thereby leading to automakers focusing on active safety in their vehicl...
    EDITORIAL – Automakers expected to increase use of high-strength steel to achieve lightweighting goals
    ‘Lightweighting’ is a buzzword in the automotive industry nowadays. Strict emission and fuel economy norms are pushing automakers to look for materials that will help them cut overall weight of the vehicle without compromising its safety and increasing manufacturing cost significantly. Automaker...
    EDITORIAL – Nexteer targets Chinese EPS market to drive growth
    China has become a key growth market in Asia for Nexteer over the years, and the company expects the market to remain so in the years ahead. The US-based supplier has been investing heavily in China over the past few years, particularly in the electric power steering (EPS) segment. The EPS systems e...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 10, 2017
    News   The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Electrics & Electronics Why are manufacturing locations of wiring harnesses constantly shifting? The assembly of wiring harnesses is a labour-intensive process since they need to be assembled b...
    Suppliers to the new Range Rover Velar
    The fourth generation Range Rover Velar is assembled at Solihull plant in United Kingdom. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Range Rover Velar from the plant is expected to peak in 2017 at more than 90,800 units. If you would like y...
    Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
    The fifth generation Nissan Micra is assembled at Nissan's Aguascalientes plant in Mexico. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the 2018 Nissan Micra from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 67,900 units. If you would like your company include...
    Suppliers to the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno
    Assembly of the second generation Maruti Suzuki Baleno began in January 2017 at Maruti's Hansalpur facility in India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno is expected to peak in 2017 at more than 79,300 units. If you wo...
    Suppliers to the new Jeep Compass
    Assembly of the second generation Jeep Compass began in April 2017 at FCA's Ranjangaon facility in India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new Jeep Compass is expected to peak in 2017 at more than 25,600 units. If you would like your company included in this f...
    Suppliers to the new Infiniti QX50
    The second generation Infiniti QX50 is assembled at Infiniti's Aguascalientes plant in Mexico. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the 2018 Infiniti QX50 from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 35,800 units. If you would like your company include...
    Suppliers to the new Ford Expedition
    The fourth generation Ford Expedition is assembled at Ford's Kentucky Truck plant in the United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new 2018 Ford Expedition from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 66,900 units. If you would ...
    Suppliers to the new BMW X3
    The third generation BMW X3 is assembled at BMW's Spartanburg plant in the United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation BMW X3 from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 89,800 units. If you would like your company incl...
    Suppliers to the new Honda Accord
    The tenth generation Honda Accord is assembled at Honda's Marysville plant in the United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Honda Accord from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 361,200 units. If you would lik...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 9, 2017
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Thermal Tightening emission regulations and fuel efficiency standards will drive global demand for cooled EGR systems. Chassis Reinventing the tire; While technological leaps buoyed by demand for autonom...
    Mergers and Acquisitions (Issue 9, 2017)
    Acquirer Acquired Business Sector Comment ArgoAI Princeton Lightwave Lidar ArgoAI has acquired Princeton Lightwave, a company specializing in Lidar solutions, to accelerate its autonomous vehicle development program. The acquired company, founded in 2003, as...
    Reinventing the tire
    Dominant trends in the global passenger car market, such as electrification and autonomous driving, are pushing technological improvements in various component sectors of a vehicle. These include changes in the powertrain and chassis for improvements, such as fuel efficiency, traction and stability ...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 8, 2017
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Autonomous We are gradually coming to terms with the real-time requirements of this complex technology in order to make fully functioning self-driving cars a reality We are gradually coming to terms with the r...
    Mergers and Acquisitions (Issue 8, 2017)
    Acquirer Acquired Business Sector Comment Autoliv  Fotonic i Norden, Lidar technology Autoliv has reached an agreement to acquire select assets of Fotonic i Norden, a Sweden-based company specializing in Lidar and Time of Flight camera. The acquisition ...
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
    The fifth generation Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupe is assembled at Diamler's Germany plant. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation MB E-Class Coupe from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 58,300 units. If you would li...
    Morocco: Africa’s gateway to the global automotive industry
    The African market "should be our market", Toyota South Africa head Johan Van Zyl had once said, talking about potentially missing the opportunity at the Automotive Industrial Development Centre Conference in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. This was in 2009, when the lack of free-trade agreements (FTA...
    Suppliers to the new Toyota Camry
    The eighth generation Toyota Camry is assembled at Toyota's Georgetown facility in the United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Camry from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 238,930 units. If you would ...
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Traverse
    Second Generation Chevrolet Traverse is assembled at General Motor's Lansing Delta Town facility in the United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new Traverse from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 111,869 units. If y...
    IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 – Chassis Insights
    The Frankfurt Motor Show has long been the platform automakers and suppliers use to showcase what they have been working towards and what they are looking to pass on to the industry in the future. The 2017 edition has been an iteration of that concept, this time to create a “by-wire” culture. ...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 7, 2017
    In this month's issue: NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month THERMAL Global OE demand for thermal expansion valves is expected to rise 10% between 2016 and 2020. We take a look at the growing thermal expansion valve market INTERIOR From b...
    Mergers and Acquisitions (Issue 7, 2017)
    Acquirer Acquired Business Sector Comment Adient  Futuris Group Seating Adient has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Futuris Group for approximately USD360 million. The company expects to complete the transaction, subject to various customary clo...
    Suppliers to the Jeep Cherokee
    Fifth Generation Jeep Cherokee is assembled at FCA's Belvidere facility in the United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the facelifted Cherokee from the plant is expected to peak in 2017 at more than 126,300 units. If you would like your comp...
    Suppliers to the new GMC Terrain
    Assembly of the second generation GMC Terrain began in June 2017 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation GMC Terrain is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 127,500 units. If you would like your company included i...
    Suppliers to the new Volkswagen Tiguan
    Assembly of the second generation Volkswagen Tiguan began in June 2017 in Puebla,Mexico. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 132,000 units. If you would like your company included ...
    Suppliers to the new Nissan Versa
    Assembly of the second generation Nissan Versa began in June 2017 in Aguascalientes, Mexico. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Nissan Versa is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 289,000 units. If you would like your company...
    Adaptive damper market and technology trends – IHS Markit Study
    Based on damping control type, the shock absorber can be categorized into passive, semi-active, and fully-active systems. Broadly speaking, semi-active and fully-active dampers are included under the ‘adaptive damper’ umbrella. Semi-active dampers combine the mechanical shock absorber (from p...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 6, 2017
    In this month's issue: NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month POWERTRAIN ANBS combines Nissin Kogyo’s foundation brakes and Autoliv’s expertise in passive safety electronics and ADAS to test waters in autonomous driving THERMAL Analysi...
    Mergers and Acquisitions (Issue 6, 2017)
    Acquirer Acquired Business Sector Comment AVX Corporation  Transportation, Sensing and Control division (TS&C) of TT Electronics Sensors AVX Corporation has signed definitive agreement to acquire the Transportation, Sensing and Control division (TS&...
    Kumho Tire-Doublestar stalemate ends
    Touted to be one the largest deals between South Korea and China in the recent past, Kumho Tire’s buyout by Chinese tire maker Quingdao Doublestar seems to have reached its finale. Reports of renewed activity related to Kumho Tire’s solvency issues came to light in early 2015 when news report...
    Suppliers to the new Opel Crossland X
    Assembly of the all-new Opel Crossland X began in July 2017 in Zaragoza, Spain. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the all-new Opel Grandland X is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 99,600 units. If you would like your company included in...
    ANBS: ‘Braking’ into ADAS, autonomous technology
    The global braking systems market is shaping OEM and supplier strategies for the future through integration of electronics systems. A growing trend is increasing involvement in active safety and automated driving space. Case in point – Autoliv Nissin Kogyo Braking Systems (ANBS). The supplier s...
    Suppliers to the new Volvo XC60
    Assembly of the second generation Volvo XC60 began in April 2017 at Volvo's facility in Torslanda, Sweden. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the all-new generation Volvo XC60 is expected to peak in 2017 at more than 103,000 units. If y...
    Suppliers to the new Jaguar XE
    Assembly of the first generation Jaguar XE began in January 2016 at Tata's facility in Pune, India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the all new Jaguar XE is expected to peak in 2017 at more than 1,700 units. If you would like your company...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 5, 2017
    THERMAL Modern light vehicle AC condensers are air cooled, multiflow type with integrated receiver-driers CHASSIS While integrated brake systems are still niche in vehicles, suppliers such as Continental and ZF are expected to broaden the market in the future as automakers integrate more AD...
    Investments (Issue 5, 2017)
    Company Region Area of operation Investment Comment Asahi India Glass India Glass INR5 billion (USD76 million) Asahi India Glass plans to open a greenfield auto...
    Mergers and Acquisitions (Issue 5, 2017)
    Acquirer Acquired Business Sector Comment Bosch Albertini Cesare S.p.A Aluminium Die-Casting Bosch has announced plans to acquire Italy-based Albertini Cesare S.p.A., a company specializin...
    Joint-ventures and Partnerships (Issue 5, 2017)
    Company Partner(s) Area of operation Comment Alpine Electronics Cinemo Front Seat Infotainment Cinemo will collaborate with Alpine Electronics on selected front seat infotainment projects....
    Management Changes (Issue 5, 2017)
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has appointed Tolga Oal as senior vice-president of AAM Corporate. In addition to new role, however, Oal will continue his current position as president of AAM North America and will remain in charge of managing AAM’s driveline business in North America. ...
    Suppliers to the new Volkswagen Arteon
    The all new Volkswagen Arteon is built on the MQB A/B platform and assembled at Volkswagen's Emden plant in Germany. According to IHS Markit Automotive production forecasts, output is expected to peak in 2018 at over 69,000 units. If you would like your company included in this fea...
    ‘Steering’ the transition between driver and autonomous driving
    Autonomous driving, though still seen as a trend decades away, is catching up and in many ways influencing the way automakers invest in technology. Among the technology changes seen recently, steering and braking are being significantly impacted, as they remain key safety areas in a vehicle. And saf...
    Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
    The seventh generation Ford Fiesta is built on the B2E platform and assembled at Ford's Cologne plant in Germany. According to IHS Markit Automotive production forecasts, output is expected to peak in 2017 at over 322,000 units. If you would like your company included in this ...
    Suppliers to the new SEAT Ibiza
    The new SEAT Ibiza is built on the MQB A platform and assembled at Volkswagen Group’s Martorell plant in Spain. IHS Automotive expects SEAT Ibiza's production to peak in 2017 at more than 180,000 units. If you would like your company included in this feature, or the car cuta...
    Management Changes (Issue 4, 2017)
    Air International Thermal has appointed Rejie Samuel as its new CEO. Samuel succeeds Todd Sheppelman, who has resigned from the company. Samuel, who is currently serving as the chief operating officer of the company, has over 25 years of leadership and industry experience. Arconic has announced t...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 4, 2017
    In this month's issue... NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month INTERIORS Recent moves hint at a major strategy change in how market participants seek to grow their business in the long run SERVICES, SOFTWARE & APPS Virtual personal as...
    Mergers and Acquisitions (Issue 4, 2017)
    Acquirer Acquired Business Sector Comment Flex-N-Gate Plastic Omnium Seven European Facilities Plastic Omnium has finalized the sale of seven European sites, four in France, one in Spain, ...
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