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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 99,128 vehicles in US over issue with engine cooling fan
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of 99,128 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the engine cooling fan, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2015–18 Ram ProM...
    06-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    CES 2020: Rinspeed to showcase MetroSnap modular urban mobility concept
    Swiss automotive manufacturer and tuning firm Rinspeed will be showcasing its inexpensive swapping system for the vehicle bodies, called MetroSnap, at the CES 2020 event in Las Vegas, US. The company has reportedly filed for a patent protection regarding this concept. The MetroSnap concept vehi...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 25 November 2019
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    Market outlook for AC condensers
    Overview A key component of any automotive air conditioning system is the condenser. The condenser is a heat exchange system that condenses the refrigerant from a vapor state to a liquid state, thereby transferring latent heat to the surroundings and lowering the temperature of the air that is ci...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 25 November 2019
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    2019 SEMA Show: Webasto exhibits new modular battery pack and next-gen charging solutions
    Germany-based automotive supplier, Webasto, has exhibited next generation charging solutions and elements of a new modular battery system in the Ford Motor Company’s booth at the recently concluded 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, US. The company’s battery system has been designed in order to be ...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Cabin air filter sector and technology
    World Health Organization (WHO) statistics estimate that ambient air pollution accounts for an estimated 4.2 million deaths per year due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases. Air pollution can be defined as the presence of foreign substances in the air that do not ...
    SupplierInsight Webinar: Ambient Lighting – Changing the cabin concept
    Watch an on-demand replay now Sascha Klapper will discuss the industry trends and present the new global forecast for the Ambient Lighting market. Focus of the webinar will be the positioning, optical technology, optical principles and dynamic functions of the current and future Ambient Lighting ...
    20-Nov-2019 News Webinars
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops new coating for reducing friction in rotary shaft seals
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) and Freudenberg Technology Innovation have come up with a new coating that improves wetting with synthetic lubricants, according to a company press statement on 19 November. The wetting of the sealing lip plays a significant role in the optimal functioning...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    LA Motor Show 2019: Toyota unveils RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
    At the 2019 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, Japanese carmaker Toyota debuted the most powerful version of its RAV4 crossover yet. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime also happens to be the first plug-in hybrid version of this vehicle. The vehicle is powered by a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, Atkinson-cycle...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Eberspaecher introduces new engine-independent cabin heating solutions
    German automotive components supplier Eberspaecher announced on 7 November that it has released a new line of engine-independent vehicle heating solutions. These devices are intended for use in hybrid and electric vehicles where they must provide optimal heating without compromising o...
    19-Nov-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 18 November 2019
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    Martinrea posts 14.48% y/y rise in sales, to USD735 million, during Q3 2019
    Canadian lightweight automotive components and powertrain systems supplier Martinrea announced its financial results for the quarter ended 30 September 2019 in a press release issued on 12 November. The company has reported a rise in revenue from CAD851.14 million during the third qua...
    Preh to downsize workforce as part of cost-cutting measure
    Preh announced on 12 November that as a part of its cost-cutting measure, it would reduce up to 77 jobs at its Bad Neustadt site. The company also said that in view of the continuing high cost pressures, the site at Jönköping would be closed by the end of the year and that all activities woul...
    Keihin’s H1 net profit down 76.2% y/y to USD16.5 million
    Keihin has reported a 76.2% year-on-year (y/y) decline in net income to JPY1.7 billion (USD16.5 million), for the first six months ended 30 September 2019, according to a company press release on 30 October. Net sales during the period fell by 5.2% y/y to JPY164.1 billion. Keihin’s operating profi...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 11 November 2019
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    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...
    Modine reports 9% y/y decline in sales to USD500.2 million during Q2 2019
    American manufacturer of thermal management solutions, Modine, has released its financials for the quarter ended September 30th, 2019. In a press release issued on November 7th, the Wisconsin-based company stated that its sales have reduced by 9% from USD548.9 million during Q2 2018 to USD500.2 mill...
    Sogefi Group revenues decline 3.2% y/y to USD1.27 billion during January-September 2019
    Italian auto components manufacturer, Sogefi Group, has released its financial results for the nine months ended September 30th, 2019. In the company’s interim financial report dated November 7th, Sogefi reported a revenue of EUR1.15 billion (approximately USD1.27 billion) during January-September...
    Johnson Electric’s H1 net profit rises 16% y/y to USD162 million
    Johnson Electric posted a 16% rise in net profit to USD162 million for the first half of fiscal year 2020, the company reported on 6 November. Group sales for the same period came in 7% lower at USD1.57 billion while the underlying profit, after adjusting for the effects of significant non-cash ...
    Chrysler recalls 107,979 vehicles in US over engine cooling issue
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 107,979 vehicles over an engine cooling issue, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2014-2019 Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic Pickup trucks equ...
    07-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Hella develops particle sensor for air quality measurement inside and around vehicles
    Hella has developed a particle sensor that enables the measurement of particulate matter in the interior and in immediate surroundings of vehicles, it said in a press release on 5 November. The sensor can measure fine dust particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers. The particle senso...
    06-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Cooper Standard revenue drops by 15.4% y/y to USD729 million in Q3 2019
    During the third quarter of 2019, Michigan-based automotive components manufacturer Cooper Standard has reported a dip in its sales to the tune of 15.4% year on year to USD729 million. The company’s sales figure for the three months ended September 30th of last year stood at USD861.7 million. Coop...
    Toyota Industries’ H1 net profit rises 10.6% to USD756 million
    Toyota Industries has released its financials in a press statement issued on October 31st, and the company’s net profit for the April-September 2019 period stands at JPY82.28 billion (approximately USD756 million). This represents an increase of 11% when compared to the same time frame of the prev...
    Denso announces H1 2019 results, operating profit down 12% y/y to USD1.2 billion
    Japanese auto components manufacturer Denso has reported its financial results for the first half of 2019, in a press release dated 1 November. The company’s consolidated revenue declined by 0.2% to JPY2,618.4 billion (USD 24.3 billion). Operating profits also registered a reduction, having c...
    Gentherm reports Q3 results, revenue drops 8.2% y/y to USD240.1 million
    US auto components manufacturer Gentherm has released their financial results for the quarter ended 30 September in a statement dated 29 October. According to Gentherm, the product revenues of the company dropped by 8.2% in Q3 to USD240.1 million, compared to USD261.5 million during Q3 of last ...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 4 November 2019
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    BorgWarner divests wholly-owned subsidiary 'Morse TEC'
    BorgWarner has divested in its wholly-owned subsidiary BorgWarner Morse TEC LLC to Enstar Holdings (US) LLC, a subsidiary of Enstar Group Limited, the company announced on 30 October. In connection with the closing, BorgWarner contributed approximately USD172 million in cash to Morse TEC. “Enst...
    Honda agrees to merge three affiliate suppliers with Hitachi Automotive Systems to create new mega supplier
    Honda has concluded a basic merger agreement with Hitachi Ltd to merge its three affiliated suppliers—Keihin Corporation, Showa Corporation and Nissin Kogyo Co Ltd—with Hitachi Automotive Systems to create a global mega supplier with consolidated sales of JPY1.7 trillion (USD15.6 billion), ...
    SupplierInsight Webinar: Strategies in ADAS & Automated Driving
    Watch an on-demand replay now Advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) have become increasingly common throughout the industry since their inception decades ago; automated driving now sits at the forefront of vehicle technology. While these technologies enable similar functionality in different vehi...
    30-Oct-2019 News Webinars
    Brose to set up new plant for electric motors and drives in Serbia
    Brose is planning to open a new plant in Serbia to manufacture electric motors and drives, the company announced in a press release on 25 October. Brose will invest EUR180 millions (USD200 million) in the plant, which is expected to create 1,100 new jobs in production, development and administration...
    30-Oct-2019 News Investments
    Outlook for HVAC HMI systems
    Automotive manufacturers across the globe are investing ever increasing amounts of time, effort and money in order to make the interiors of their vehicles better. Vehicle owners are spending longer durations in their cars than ever before in history, particularly due to longer commute times. Studies...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 29 October 2019
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    Sogefi’s Q3 revenue falls 3.2% y/y to USD1.2 billion
    Sogefi has reported a 3.2% year-on-year (y/y) fall in its revenue to EUR1.1 billion (USD1.2 billion) during the first nine months ended 30 September 2019, according to a company press release on 25 October. The net income for the nine-month period fell by 59.3% y/y to EUR8.3 million. During the Janu...
    BASF’s Q3 net income down 24% y/y to USD1 billion
    In a press release issued on October 24th, German chemical production firm BASF disclosed its financial results for the third quarter of 2019. The company’s sales  declined by 2% to EUR15.2 billion (approximately USD16.85 billion) during Q3 of this year. This was as a result of the lower pric...
    Plastic Omnium’s Q3 consolidated revenue rises 10% y/y to USD2.48 billion
    French auto components manufacturer Plastic Omnium has just released its financial results for the third quarter of 2019. The company’s consolidated revenue has risen by EUR2.24 billion (approximately USD2.48 billion), according to a statement from the company dated 24th October. This represents a...
    Nidec’s net profit drops 65% y/y to USD 253.73 million in H1 2019
    Automotive components manufacturer Nidec has revealed its consolidated financial results for the six months that ended on September 30th, 2019 in a release dated October 23rd. During this period, the company’s profit attributable to owners of the parent dipped by 64.9% compared to H1 2018 to JP...
    Valeo’s Q3 sales rises 8% y/y to USD5.3 billion
    French automotive components supplier Valeo has reported a rise in its revenue by a factor of 8% to EUR4.77 billion (approximately USD 5.3 billion) in the third quarter of 2019 in a press release dated October 24th. However, the company also stated that the ongoing strike at General Motors (GM) has ...
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Marelli presents interior, autonomous driving, lighting and electrification solutions
    Marelli is showcasing its advanced products and technologies in the field of interior, autonomous driving, lighting and electrification at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019 in Japan, the company said in a press release on 24 October. In the area of the interior, Marelli will present its ‘Human-Max Cabi...
    Mahle plans to realign production and R&D locations
    Mahle has announced a major realignment of its production and research and development (R&D) locations in Europe, according to a company press release on 23 October. The planned location adjustments, following on from an intensive audit of its locations and structures, will primarily affect prod...
    Integrated approach to thermal management in BEVs and full HEVs
    The alternative propulsion sector finally seems to be gathering some steam after being on the fringes of the market for several decades. According to IHS Markit forecasts the demand for EVs which include BEVs, full HEVs and FCEVs (fuel cell electric vehicles) is expected to grow by around 24% (compo...
    Tesla files patent application for new energy storage system with plate-based cooling system
    American electric vehicles manufacturer Tesla Motors has recently filed a patent application for a new type of energy storage system. The new design proposes multiple battery cells with a discharge directing material and an insulating material positioned inside the module housing. Heat is generat...
    22-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Toyota's hybrid sales in Europe grow 16% y/y to 435,881 units in January to September period
    Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has reported a 16% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) to 435,881 units in Europe during the first nine months of 2019, the company announced in a press release on 14 October. HEVs constituted 52% of TME’s total sales of 838,000 units dur...
    HT SAAE acquires majority shares in ERAE’s thermal business unit
    Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical Co. Ltd. announced on 9 September that its previously separate brands SDAAC and ERAE Automotive will now operate as a single brand named ESTRA. This is a direct result of the acquisition of majority shares by HT-SAAE of Korean firm ERAE Automotive. ...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 21 October 2019
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    Brose launches 'Future Brose' renewal program to promote growth and increase competitiveness
    Brose has launched a renewal program called 'Future Brose' to promote growth and increase competitiveness, the German supplier announced in a press release on 17 October. Under the program, Brose is planning to move jobs to low-wage countries. The company informed that it intends to reduce the numbe...
    Rheinmetall Automotive posts 3.4% y/y dip in sales in H1 on weak global demand
    Germany-based components manufacturing firm Rheinmetall Automotive posted a drop in sales during the first half of 2019. In a press release dated October 8th, the company reported a decline of 3.4%, or EUR50 million (approximately USD55 million), in sales figures to EUR1.441 billion in this period. ...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 107 vehicles in Australia over issue with electric line for power supply of coolant pump
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 107 vehicles in Australia over an issue with the electric line for power supply of coolant pump, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 17 October. The recall affects diesel variants of model year (MY) 2018-201...
    17-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems to establish new plant in China to produce electric compressors
    Anticipating rapid growth in the Chinese market for electric vehicles (EVs) and other new energy vehicles (NEVs), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems has announced its decision to open a new manufacturing facility in the city of Changshu, Jiangsu Province, China. The company provided this in...
    Mann+Hummel, HBPO jointly develop fine dust particle filter
    In a recent newsletter issued by German automotive thermal solutions firm Mann+Hummel, the company has added another filtration product to its range in order to attempt to cut down on fine dust pollution. This product, a fine dust particle filter, has been developed together with front end module...
    15-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 19,509 MY2019 Ranger vehicles in North America over issue with HVAC blower motor
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 19,509 units of model year (MY) 2019 Ranger vehicles in North America, the automaker announced in a press release on 14 October. The recall affects 17,965 vehicles in the United States and federal territories and 1,544 in Canada. Affected vehicles were manufacture...
    15-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 14 October 2019
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    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...
    Mann+Hummel develops new air filtration method for fuel cells
    In a recently published newsletter, Mann+Hummel, the German automotive thermal solutions manufacturer, stated that the company has developed a new method of filtering air that is being supplied to the cathode path of a fuel cell. The filter uses a combination of filtration and adsorption processe...
    11-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Mann+Hummel announces resignation of CEO Werner Lieberherr
    Werner Lieberherr, the CEO of German manufacturing firm Mann+Hummel, left the company yesterday. In a press release dated 10 October 2019, the company stated that his departure was effective immediately and done by mutual agreement. The company cited a difference in views on the strategic ...
    FEV showcases solutions for combustion engine, electrified vehicles at Aachen Colloquium
    German engine and vehicle technology developer FEV has showcased a line-up of mobility solutions at the Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology (ACK). These days, developments in the internal combustion (IC) engine segment are done primarily for improved sustainability, which is what FEV ...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 7 October 2019
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    Volkswagen appoints Dirk Große-Loheide as new board member for procurement at VW Passenger Cars
    Volkswagen (VW) has appointed Dirk Große-Loheide as its new head of procurement of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, effective 1 October, the automaker announced on 1 October. Große-Loheide succeeds Dr. Stefan Sommer, who was previously in charge of this brand function, in addition to h...
    Tesla files patent application for new seat design with integrated temperature control system
    American automaker Tesla has filed a patent in the United States for a new type of seat design. This new seat will be equipped with an integrated temperature control system in order to improve efficiency. Tesla states that the current type of ventilated and heated seats are problematic and inefficie...
    04-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Denso to expand Japanese plant of Denso Hokkaido to increase production of semiconductor sensors
    Denso Corporation has announced the expansion of Denso Hokkaido’s plants in a bid to increase production of semiconductor sensors and enhance its domestic production system, according to a company press release on 26 September. Denso will invest about JPY11 billion (USD102.7 million) by 2025 fo...
    03-Oct-2019 News Investments
    Marelli sets up external Advisory Expert Board
    Marelli has established an external Advisory Board for Magneti Marelli CK Holdings Co Ltd, a holding company of Marelli from 1 October to provide ongoing strategic advice to the Marelli Board, the company said in a press release on 1 October. The Advisory Board will consist of global market exp...
    Examining the engine oil filter technology and market dynamics
    The internal combustion engine (ICE) is an intricate assembly of several moving parts such as pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, and valves. The individual components are usually assembled with very tight tolerances between them and operate at very high speeds when the engine is running. For the e...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 30 September 2019
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    Norma Group wins major order for EV battery thermal management line systems
    German components manufacturer Norma Group has been awarded a major order for the manufacture of line systems for the thermal management of battery units. These battery units are intended for use in passenger cars that are electrically powered. Significance: The company, headquartered in Maintal,...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 23 September 2019
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    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies developing conductive seals to prevent bearing damage
    The Germany-based seal manufacturer Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, a subsidiary of the Freudenberg Group, is involved with the development of a new generation of conductive seals that can prevent damage to bearings caused as a result of electricity and electromagnetic radiation. These new se...
    20-Sep-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Webinar: Frankfurt Motor Show Recap
    Watch an on-demand replay now For years, the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany has been among the world’s biggest motor shows. True to its slogan “Driving tomorrow”, this year’s IAA is the leading international platform for the very latest developments in...
    19-Sep-2019 News Webinars
    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 ...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 16 September 2019
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    Cadillac CT4 sport sedan features active thermal management system
    Cadillac is offering an active thermal management system in its new model year (MY) 2020 CT4, the company announced on 12 September. The MY2020 CT4 also features an integrated exhaust manifold and an efficient electric water pump for better thermal management of powertrain and within cabin resp...
    13-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Webasto presents electromobility solutions
    Webasto is showcasing its range of solutions in the field of electromobility at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, the company announced on 10 September. The display includes high-voltage heaters and battery systems, electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, and roof systems for electric ...
    MARELLI to stop production at four plants in Japan
    MARELLI has announced plans to reorganize its production bases in Japan, the company said on 12 September. The planned move will result in the group’s company Calsonic Kansei Tochigi Corporation ceasing production at its Tochigi and Sano plants, both in Tochigi Prefecture, at the end of February 2...
    IAA 2019: Webasto presents Innovative heating solution, ThermoConnect App
    Webasto is showcasing innovative heating solutions at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The company is displaying its ‘Thermo Top Evo NextGen Petrol’, a parking heater that helps vehicles in cold regions to start quickly. The solution also e...
    12-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: HELLA presents new high-resolution digital headlamp technology
    Germany-based Hella is showcasing its new lighting solution “Digital Light SSL|HD” at the IAA 2019, scheduled to begin in Frankfurt, Germany, this week, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The new "Digital Light SSL|HD" is the latest generation of high-resolution digital headlam...
    IAA 2019: CATL unveils next-gen EV battery technology
    Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) is introducing its next-generation electric vehicle (EV) battery technology at the International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) 2019 in Germany this week, according to a company press release on 10 September. The company is displ...
    Calsonic Kansei, Magneti Marelli to officially change name to MARELLI next month
    Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli will officially change their respective legal company names to MARELLI from next month, the two companies said in a joint press release on 9 September.  While Calsonic Kansei Corporation will change its name to MARELLI Corporation, Magneti Marelli S.p.A will ...
    Webasto opens new plant in China to produce roof systems, electromobility solutions
    Webasto has opened a new plant in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province in China to produce roof systems, high-voltage heaters and charging solutions, according to a company press release on 7 September. The company has invested EUR50 million in the new plant. The plant has capacities for production of ...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 9 September 2019
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    Brose appoints Raymond Mutz as head of Drives business division
    Brose has appointed Raymond Mutz as executive vice president of its Drives business division, effective 1 September 2019, according to a company press release on 6 September. He succeeds Patrick Popp, who is leaving the company effective 30 September 2019. Mutz has been working with the Brose Gro...
    Benteler signs contract with Evergrande Group for electric drive system
    China-based real estate company Evergrande Group has signed a contract with Benteler Group to use the German supplier’s Electric Drive System as the basis for its upcoming electric vehicle (EV) chassis architecture, according to a press release by Benteler on 4 September. Benteler Electric Drive S...
    Henkel to present EV battery material solutions at Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in US
    Henkel will showcase its latest material technologies for cost-effective high-volume assembly, protection and thermal control of next-generation electric vehicle (EV) battery systems at the 2019 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in Michigan, United States, according to a company press re...
    IAA 2019: EKK Eagle to showcase GlideX technology for electric motors
    EKK Eagle will display its advanced sealing solution GlideX for electric motors and fuel cells at the IAA 2019, beginning next week in Frankfurt, Germany, the Japan-based company said in a press release on 2 September. The company will also demonstrate its sealing solutions for conventional powertra...
    03-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 3,257 vehicles in US over issue with engine coolant pump
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 3,257 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the engine coolant pump, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year 2019 CLS 450 Coupe and CLS 450 Coupe 4MATIC vehicle...
    03-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Asahi Kasei to present high-performance foam materials at Foam Expo Europe 2019
    Japan-based Asahi Kasei is showcasing its high-performance foam materials SunForce™ and, for the first time, polyamide (PA) Foam at the Foam Expo Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, according to a company press release last month. The Japanese supplier said that the new materials open new doors for heat...
    03-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Marelli to acquire stake in Shanghai Highly New Energy Technology
    Marelli has entered into a strategic partnership with China-based Shanghai Highly Group, the company said in a press release on 30 August. Under the partnership, Marelli reached an equity transfer agreement to Johnson Control-Hitachi Air Conditioning (JCH) to acquire a stake in Shanghai Highly ...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 2 September 2019
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    IAA 2019: BorgWarner to showcase advanced solutions for electrification
    BorgWarner is planning to showcase advanced solutions for electrification at the upcoming 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the company announced in a press release on 27 August. The company will have on display its electric motors, battery and transmission technology, power electronics, and thermal ma...
    SupplierInsight Webinar: Is the Battery Supply Chain prepared to support Electric Vehicle Uptake?
    Watch an on-demand replay now The automotive industry is at the beginning of a paradigm shift away from the internal combustion engine and OEMs are wrestling with the timing and implications of a move to electrified powertrains. Remaining profitable within this transition period, balancing resear...
    28-Aug-2019 News Webinars
    IAA 2019: Webasto to present thermal solution for vehicle interior, ‘Roof Sensor Module’ for autonomous vehicle
    Webasto will showcase a range of thermal management, electromobility, and roof system solutions at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany next month, the company announced in a press release on 26 August. The display will include the premiere of its ‘Roof Sensor Module’, its standard batte...
    LANXESS to showcase new products for electric mobility at K 2019 trade fair in Germany
    LANXESS is planning to showcase a range of new products for electric vehicles (EV) at the K 2019 trade fair, which will be held in October in Germany, the company announced in a press release last month. LANXESS’ High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit will put on display orange, heat-...
    IAA 2019: ElringKlinger to showcase electromobility solutions
    ElringKlinger is planning to showcase a number of electromobility solutions at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the company announced in a press release on 21 August. The display will include ‘NM12’ low-temperature fuel cell stack, electric drive units (EDU), underbody protection system for ba...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 26 August 2019
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    VOSS Automotive developing electrically heated and coolant-heated line modules for water injection
    VOSS Automotive is developing electrically heated and coolant-heated line modules for water injection, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. The technology is used to reduce combustion temperature by injecting water into the combustion chamber. The electrically heated and...
    23-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 1,724 units of GLE and GLS models in Canada over problem with air conditioning drain hoses
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 1,724 vehicles in Canada over a problem with air conditioning drain hoses, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 13 August. The recall affects model year 2020 GLE-Class and GLS-Class vehicles. Significance: According to the re...
    23-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    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...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 911 GLE Class vehicles in Australia over issue with air conditioning systems drain hoses
    Mercedes-Benz has recalled 911 units of GLE Class vehicles in Australia due to faulty air conditioning systems drain hoses, according to a notice by Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) on 21 August. The vehicles affected were sold between 1 February 2019 and 9 August 2019. ...
    22-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Hyundai offers BS6 compliant 1.2L engine, eco coating technology on Grand i10 NIOS
    Hyundai has equipped the new Grand i10 NIOS with a Bharat State-VI compliant 1.2L petrol engine, the company announced in a press release on 20 August. The engine produces 83hp power and 113.7 Nm of peak torque. The Grand i10 NIOS also features first-in-segment Eco Coating Technology in its air cond...
    22-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Stanley Electric Q1 net income falls 5.8% y/y to USD87.1 million
    Stanley Electric Company Ltd has reported a 5.8% year-over-year (y/y) fall in net income for the first quarter ended 30 June to JPY9.41 billion (USD87.1 million), the company said in a press release dated 29 July. Net sales for the period declined by 6% y/y to JPY103.26 billion, resulting in a 7.8% ...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 19 August 2019
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    Balancing aerodynamic performance and cooling efficiency using AGS
    Active aerodynamics and the art of manipulating airflow Modern automotive aerodynamics is more complex than just creating a vehicle with the lowest coefficient of drag (Cd). Cd of a vehicle is a dimensionless number that determines how much air resistance a moving vehicle encounters. Therefore, ...
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