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    COVID-19 pandemic: Hengst Filtration to start production of breathing masks in Germany
    Hengst Filtration is gearing up to start production of breathing masks at its plant in Münster, Germany, after 12 April (Easter), in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release last week. “We are now using our high level of expertise in air fi...
    09-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Freudenberg FY 2019 sales climbs 1.6% y/y in mainland China, local investments rise by 83%
    Germany-based automotive components and technology firm, Freudenberg, has announced its financial results for the fiscal year 2019. According to a press release issued by Freudenberg on 8 April, the company has stated that it registered sales of EUR9.47 billion (approximately USD10.37 billion) durin...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Lear publishes ‘Safe Work Playbook’ to address challenges related to resuming operations
    Lear has published ‘Safe Work Playbook’, an interactive guide on steps and best practices for health and safety procedures, cross-functional teamwork, operating disciplines, and training for employees in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press re...
    07-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 6 April 2020
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    COVID-19 pandemic: SMMT urges UK government to introduce measures to support automotive suppliers
    The Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) has requested that the UK government immediately introduce measures to supports auto parts suppliers whose business have been severely hit due to comprehensive production suspensions at their customers amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, R...
    06-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Marelli extends European shutdown until 13 April
    Marelli has extended temporary suspension of production activities at majority of its plants in Europe until 13 April due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release sent to IHS Markit on 3 April. According to the company, the extension is applicable to i...
    06-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automotive Supplier Plant Downtime Tracker (updated on 6 April)
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    06-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Rheinmetall to supply German authorities with up to 6 million masks 
    Rheinmetall has announced that it would be supplying high-quality respiratory protection masks to the German government, a company press release on 2 April read. Around a million Chinese-made masks will be supplied to the Bundeswehr procurement authorities in Koblenz. Along with a partner compa...
    03-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: ABC Technologies lays off 680 employees at US plant
    ABC Technologies has laid off 680 people at its Gallatin plant in the United States, Nashville Post reported on 2 April. The layoff is due to the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Nashville Post added that ABC officials could not be reached for comment on the issue. Sign...
    03-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Aotecar New Energy Technology to supply AC compressors for BAIC's three new EV models
    Aotecar New Energy Technology will supply electric air conditioning (AC) compressors for three new electric vehicle (EV) models of BAIC Group starting October, according to a report by Yicai Global on 2 April. The latest order is expected to add about CNY100 million (USD14 million) to the company...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nexteer produces protective masks and face shield headbands
    Nexteer Automotive has announced that it will be using its 3D printers in Michigan, United States, and Tychy, Poland, to make plastic protective masks and face shield headbands to help medical professionals fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release dated 1 Ap...
    02-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Škoda’s new Octavia, Karoq, Kodiaq, Superb, feature Climatronic Air Care System
    Škoda’s new Octavia, Karoq, Kodiaq, and Superb models feature ‘Climatronic Air Care System,’ which monitors the air quality in the vehicle, detects increased pollen or fine dust concentrations, and responds automatically, the automaker said in a press release on 31 March. The system is availa...
    01-Apr-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Air Liquide, PSA, Schneider Electric, Valeo set up task force for production of respirators
    Respirator maker Air Liquids has teamed up with auto parts manufacturer Valeo, automaker PSA, and electrical equipment company Schneider Electric, to produce some 10,000 respirators in 50 days, between the beginning of April and mid-May, to help coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, Val...
    01-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bharat Gears suspends operations at all plants in India until 14 April
    Bharat Gears has announced that suspension of operations at all its plants in India will continue until 14 April due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according company press release on March 31. It includes plants in Faridabad in Haryana, and Mumbra and Lonand in Maharashtra. ...
    01-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Elringklinger's sales grow 1.6% y/y to USD1.9 billion in 2019
    Elringklinger has reported an increase of 1.6% year on year (y/y) in its sales to EUR1.7 billion (USD1.9 billion) during the full year ended 31 December 2019, according to a company press release on 30 March. Profit for the period, however fell by 90.6% y/y to EUR4.1 million. EBIT during t...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Indian automotive suppliers’ association ACMA seeks government relief
    The Automotive Component Manufacturers’ Association of India (ACMA) has sought relief measures for the local auto component industry to withstand the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the association said in a press release on 27 March. According to the association, which has...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 30 March 2020
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    COVID-19 pandemic: Magna, Linamar, Martinrea join forces to build ventilators in Canada
    Canadian auto parts suppliers Magna, Linamar, and Martinrea, alongside the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) and the province of Ontario have joined forces to build ventilators to treat the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Canada, according to a press release on 27 Mar...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Automotive Suppliers - IHS Markit Survey
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    29-Mar-2020 Insights COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Marelli to extend temporary plant closures in Europe until 3 April
    Marelli has extended the suspension of production activities in the majority of its European plants for next week, until 3 April, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company announced in a press release on 26 March. “This measure is related to all Europea...
    27-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Gentherm withdraws FY 2020 outlook, provides updates on liquidity
    US-based thermal management firm, Gentherm, has announced the withdrawal of its outlook for the fiscal year 2020 in light of the uncertainties posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As a safeguard against the pandemic, Gentherm has reportedly drawn an additional USD169 million on...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Marelli temporarily suspends operations at several North American facility
    Marelli has announced a temporary suspension of production at several of its North American facilities in response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which is resulting in lower demand and supply chain bottlenecks, according to a company press release on 23 Marc...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Autoneum curtails production at plants across various regions
    Autoneum has announced that it will cut production at several plants across various regions due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 23 March. The company has decided a set of measures to increase the flexibility of personnel and material ...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Minda Industries suspends production in many Indian states
    Minda Industries has decided to suspend the manufacturing operations in Northern India, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra till further notice, the company said in a press release on 22 March. Following government directives and OEMs announcing production closure due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-1...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: MAHLE to suspend operations at all European sites by 25 March
    MAHLE has announced that it has started successively suspending production at all its plants in Europe due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 20 March. All European production sites are being successively closed down in a controlled mann...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 23 March 2020
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    COVID-19 pandemic: Denso announces partial shutdown of North American facilities
    Denso has announced a partial shutdown at its North American facilities in a bid to adjust to customer production changes and prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 20 March. The company said many of its North American faci...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Sogefi to suspend production activities across plants in Italy, France, and Spain
    Sogefi has decided to temporarily suspend production activities across its plants in Italy, France, and Spain, due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Europe, the company said in a press release on 22 March. The company’s move will impact its all three divisions: Air & Cooli...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Denso, Ficosa, Teksid temporarily close plants in Italy
    Japanese auto parts supplier Denso closed its car air-conditioning systems manufacturing plant in Poirino, Italy, from 13 March to 16 March after its two employees were tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus, La Stampa reported last week.     La Stampa al...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Marelli to temporarily halt manufacturing at majority of European plants
    Marelli has decided to temporarily suspend operations at the majority of its production facilities in Europe for the next week in response to the sharp increase in infection and deaths due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release on 19 March. “I...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Heated steering wheels to become more prevalent in mass-market vehicles
    Automobiles are no longer seen as luxuries, and passenger cabin comfort is no different. Car buyers all over the globe are ready to spend an increasing proportion of their income on vehicles, which is leading to greater acceptance of features that were once relegated only to luxury and high-end cars...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 16 March 2020
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    Norma Group develops thermal management line systems for US-based EV maker
    NORMA Group has developed new thermal management line systems for a US manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 10 March 2020. The systems will be used in the customer’s all-electric pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). NORMA said that a total of ...
    16-Mar-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Auto suppliers in Hubei province resuming production in orderly manner, says minister
    According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 13 March, the vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, Xin Guobin, has stated that automotive components and parts manufacturers based in the Hubei province are resuming manufacturing operations in an orderly...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Disruption in auto parts import from China to affect vehicle production in India, says industry association
    According to a press statement issued by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on 11 March, Rajan Wadhera, the president of SIAM, stated that automotive manufacturers in India import roughly 10 percent of the raw materials that are required for manufacturing processes from China. ...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Vitesco secures order for catalytic converter heating elements from European OEM
    In a press statement issued on 12 March, German automotive components supplier Vitesco Technologies has announced that it has won an order from a European OEM for electric heating elements to be used in diesel catalytic converters. This e-catalyst is from the Emicat brand and will be installed ...
    Tenneco to supply exhaust system for MY2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    Tenneco is supplying its advanced exhaust and powertrain technologies for the model year (MY) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Tenneco announced in a press release on 12 March 2020. Tenneco’s Clean Air and Powertrain Business Groups is supplying the complete cold-end exhaust system, as well as a ...
    Ford recalls 5,802 vehicles in North America for HVAC blower motor issue
    Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall for 5,802 vehicles in North America over an issue with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) blower motor, according to a company statement on 11 March 2020. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles, covering 5...
    12-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    Suppliers to the new BMW 8 Series
    The second generation BMW 8 Series is assembled at BMW's facility in Chengalpattu, India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation BMW 8 Series from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 51 units. If you would like your company included in t...
    Marelli to relocate North American headquarters to Southfield, US
    Marelli will relocate its North American headquarters to Southfield, Michigan, US, according to a press release on 9 March 2020. To this end, the company has signed a multiyear lease and will occupy nearly 200,000 square feet of the brownfield site in Southfield, with room to grow. The three-story b...
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops DIAvent battery sealing technology
    German auto components supplier Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a new battery sealing technology, according to a press statement released by the company on 10 March. The company states that this new technology, referred to as DIAvent, provides pressure compensation during normal opera...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 outbreak: IHS Markit expects supply chain issues to improve in China from end March
    Extended closures of automotive suppliers’ facilities in mainland China, which have taken place since the Lunar New Year annual holidays in the second half of January to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), have severely affected the global supply chain. Some ci...
    10-Mar-2020 Insights COVID-19
    Gentherm appoints Matt Fisch as new SVP and CTO
    Gentherm has announced the appointment of Matt Fisch as the senior vice president (SVP) and chief technology officer (CTO), a company press release on 10 March read. He will join the company on 6 April 2020. Fisch will ideate Gentherm’s technology strategy, product engineering, research an...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 9 March 2020
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    PARTNERSHIP: Lion E-Mobility, Sogefi sign agreement to develop 'Light Battery' for EVs
    Swiss firm Lion E-Mobility AG and Italian supplier Sogefi have signed an agreement for the joint development of the "Light Battery" concept, which is made up of cylindrical cells that make it highly cost competitive and safe at high-energy densities. These light batteries make use of a standardiz...
    INVESTMENT: Brose begins construction of new manufacturing plant, development center in Serbia
    Germany-based automotive components supplier Brose recently celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for its new development and production facility in Serbia. According to a press release issued on 6 March, the company stated that it has laid the foundation stone for this new plant, which will be loc...
    09-Mar-2020 News Investments
    Martinrea’s net income declines 2.5% y/y to USD138.2 million
    Canada-based automotive components supplier Martinrea has posted its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2019 and full fiscal year 2019. According to a press statement released by the company dated 5 March, the company’s net income for the fiscal year of 2019 period stands at CAD181.22 mil...
    TI Fluid Systems to supply thermal management systems for Ford Mustang Mach-E
    TI Fluid Systems has won an order from Ford to supply its thermal management systems for the new Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 4 March. TI Fluid Systems will be supplying air conditioning refrigerant lines for cabin comfort as well as battery chiller lines for battery t...
    BorgWarner to supply cabin heating and battery conditioning solutions to multiple OEMs
    American automotive components supplier BorgWarner has announced that its coolant heaters are expected to be used in the next generation of passenger cars produced by major OEMs across the globe. According to a press statement issued by the company on 3 March, the company stated that these component...
    05-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Polyplastics develops new Duranex PBT grade for high-voltage automotive applications
    Polyplastics has developed a new DURANEX polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) grade for high-voltage automotive applications, the company announced in a press release on 3 March. Polyplastics said that DURANEX (R) PBT CG7030 is a 30% glass-filled grade, which also delivers strong dimensional stability, ...
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Texas Instruments develops digital isolator for EV/HEV systems
    Texas Instruments has unveiled a digital isolator to protect low-voltage circuitry from high-voltage events in hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV) systems, the company said in a press release on 2 March. The isolators also help with cooling of these systems to reduce tempera...
    03-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Rheinmetall FY 2019 sales rise by 1.7% y/y to USD6.97 billion
    German components manufacturer Rheinmetall AG has posted its financial results for the fiscal year 2019 period. The company reported a year-on-year (y/y) increase of 1.74% in its consolidated revenues to EUR6.26 billion (approximately USD6.97 billion) during fiscal year 2019. The Group’s automo...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 02 March 2020
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    COVID-19 outbreak: Geneva International Motor Show is cancelled
    The 90th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), which was scheduled to be held from 5–15 March 2020 at Geneva, Switzerland, has been canceled due to confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Switzerland. In a press release issued on 28 February, the organizers of the eve...
    02-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Demand for charge air coolers forecast to accelerate between 2021 and 2025
    The world of today is highly aware of the problems posed, and the far-reaching ramifications, of climate change. As a result, increased levels of efficiency and optimization are demanded in every sphere, and one area where this is felt more strongly than anywhere else, is in the automotive sector. A...
    Cooper Standard’s FY 2019 net income falls 34.8% y/y to USD67.5 million
    Michigan-based automotive components manufacturer Cooper Standard has reported a drop of 34.8% year on year (y/y) in its net income to USD67.5 million for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2019, according to a company press release on 24 February. Adjusted net loss for 2019 was USD3.3 million. Sales...
    Sogefi’s FY 2019 revenues down 3.3% y/y to USD1.7 billion
    Sogefi has reported 3.3% year-over-year (y/y) decline in revenues to EUR1.52 billion (USD1.6 billion) in the financial year ended 31 December 2019, the Italy-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 24 February. The company’s revenue at constant exchange rates dropped by 2.2% y/y....
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 24 February 2020
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    Valeo reports 43% y/y decline in FY2019 net income to USD350 million
    Valeo’s net income declined 43% year over year (y/y) to EUR313 million (USD350 million) in the financial year ended 31 December 2019, the company said in a press release on 20 February. Sales increased by 2% y/y to EUR19.5 billion. Original equipment (OE) sales increased by 1% y/y to EUR16.4 billi...
    Lumax Industries’ Q3 net profit down 61.1% y/y to USD2.6 million
    Lumax Industries has reported a 61.1% year-on-year (y/y) decline in net profit to INR188.9 million (USD2.6 million) for the third quarter ended 31 December 2019, according to a company regulatory filing in early February. Profit before tax for the period was also down by 59.4% y/y to INR251.9 millio...
    Gentherm reports 7.3% y/y drop in FY2019 revenue to USD971.1 million
    US-based thermal management firm, Gentherm, has posted its full year 2019 and fourth quarter 2019 financial results in a press statement issued on 19 February. The company has reported that its product revenue for the fiscal year of 2019 stood at USD971.7 million, which is a drop of 7.3% year on&nbs...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 17 February 2020
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    Dana’s FY2019 sales rise 6% y/y to USD8.6 billion
    In a press release issued on 13 February, American auto supplier Dana reported that its sales for the full year of 2019 stood at USD8.6 billion. This marks a rise by 6% from the sales of USD8.1 billion that the company registered during the same time frame of 2018. Although there was a sales back...
    New Opel Corsa-e offers interior heating and cooling via myOpel app
    Opel has announced that its new Corsa-e electric car will allow drivers to set cabin temperature remotely via the myOpel smartphone application before starting their journey, according to the company’s press release on 11 February. The remote cabin preconditioning feature will not only save t...
    12-Feb-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: Consumer Analysis 2019
    Watch an on-demand replay now Our webinar will provide a summary of the 2019 Automotive Consumer Analysis, tracking the changing automotive lifestyles of today’s consumer. The topics covered include Connected Services & Apps, User Experience, and NEW for 2019, E-Mobility. Taking input fr...
    12-Feb-2020 Insights Webinars
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes Benz GLA
    The second generation Mercedes Benz GLA is assembled at Daimler's facility in Rastatt, Germany. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Mercedes Benz GLA from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 127,000 units. If you would like your compa...
    Motherson Sumi System’s Q3 net profit down 30.4% y/y to USD37.8 million
    Motherson Sumi Systems Limited (MSSL) has reported a 30.4% year-on-year (y/y) decline in consolidated net profit (attributable to owners) to INR2.7 billion (USD37.8 million) for the third quarter ended 31 December 2019, according to a regulatory filing. Revenue from operations in the quarter under r...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 10 February 2020
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    Modine's Q3 net sales fall 12% y/y to USD473.4 million
    Modine has reported a fall of 12% year on year (y/y) in its net sales to USD473.4 million during the third quarter ended 31 December 2019, according to a company press release on 4 February. Net income for the quarter dropped 93.3% y/y to USD1.2 million. Operating income fell 75.5% y/y to USD8.2 mil...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 03 February 2020
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    Denso’s nine-month net profit drops 29% y/y to USD1.25 billion
    Denso has reported a 29% y/y slump in net profit for the nine months ended 31 December 2019, the company’s financial statement showed. Net profit came in at JPY136.12 billion (USD1.25 billion) compared to JPY192.01 billion last year. Revenue for the period fell 2.1% to JPY3.90 trillion. Total r...
    COVID-19 outbreak: Initial impact on automotive supply chain
    On Thursday midnight (30 January), The National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China confirmed 9,692 cases of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), including 213 deaths, in mainland China. In Central China's Hubei province, where the epidemic is believed to have originated, 5,...
    31-Jan-2020 Insights COVID-19
    Rheinmetall wins order to supply pumps for EVs in China
    Rheinmetall Automotive has won a contract to supply pumps for electric vehicles (EV) from a global automaker, the company announced in a press release on 27 January. The total lifetime value of the order amounts to EUR130 million (USD143.2 million). As part of the 8-year contract, Rheinmetall Automo...
    LG, Microsoft to build automotive infotainment systems, management systems
    LG Electronics has announced a partnership with Microsoft to develop automotive infotainment systems and management systems, a press release dated 9 January showed. LG will utilize the Microsoft Azure and artificial intelligence (AI) services. LG’s infotainment systems will integrate virtual pe...
    Tata AutoComp forms JV with Prestolite Electric Beijing to develop EV components in India
    Tata AutoComp Systems, an auto-component conglomerate, has signed a joint venture (JV) with China-based Prestolite Electric Beijing to design, engineer, manufacture and supply powertrain solutions for the Indian electric vehicle (EV) market, according to a report by ETAuto on 24 January. The JV will...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 27 January 2020
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    Autoneum’s FY 2019 sales grow marginally y/y to USD2.3 billion
    Autoneum has reported a marginal growth of 0.7% year on year (y/y) in its revenues to CHF2.3 billion (USD2.4 billion) for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2019, according to a company press release on 22 January. Geographically, Autoneum’s North America, Asia and SAMEA (South America, Middle E...
    Gentherm’s chairman Francois J. Castaing to retire
    Gentherm’s chairman Francois J. Castaing has informed the company’s board of directors of his intention to retire at the end of his current term, according to a company press release on 21 January 2020. Castaing further informed that he will not be standing for re-election at the company’s ann...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 January 2020
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    New Volkswagen Golf features intelligent climate control system
    Volkswagen has unveiled the new Golf EV with an intelligent climate control system, the German automaker said in a press release on 16 January. It features a three-zone automatic air conditioner called ‘Air Care Climatronic’ with a Smart Climate menu. It can be controlled via voice control ap...
    20-Jan-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: 2020 CES Recap
    Watch an on-demand replay now Our CES webinars focus on how the trends of the connected car, autonomous driving, software advances, EVs and HMI are creating new opportunities for the automotive and high-tech industries. Join us again this year post CES 2020, arguably one of...
    16-Jan-2020 News Webinars
    Suppliers to the new Audi A1
    The second generation Audi A1 is assembled at Audi's facility in Martorell, Spain. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Audi A1 from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at over 81,000 units. If you would like your company included in this feat...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 January 2020
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    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 6 January 2020
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    Eaton completes divestment of Automotive Fluid Conveyance Division
    In a press release issued on 2 January, power management firm Eaton announced that it has completed the sale of its Automotive Fluid Conveyance Division. The buyer of this division was international investment firm Quantum Capital Partners. However, the terms of the sale agreemen...
    Thermal sector wrap-up 2019
    The automotive thermal sector witnessed a wide range of innovations and developments, from improving vehicle efficiency to making vehicle occupants more comfortable. Irrespective of whether automobiles are being powered by conventional forms of drive such as internal combustion engines, or by n...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 30 December 2019
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    Marelli appoints Dr. Jan Becker to advisory board
    Marelli has appointed Dr. Jan Becker as an expert to its external advisory board, the company said in a press release on 20 December. Becker has more than two decades of experience in vehicle automation. He founded Apex.AI in 2017, which offers safe and certified software for autonomous mobility, an...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 23 December 2019
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    AutoTechInsight Webinar: Domain Controllers for Autonomy and the Cockpit—architectures and semiconductor trends
    Watch an on-demand replay now Phil and Antonio will present the latest trends in the deployment of ADAS/Autonomy Domain Controllers and Cockpit Domain Controllers (CDC), respectively.    They will examine the drivers for these new E/E architectures e.g. consolidation and cost saving ...
    18-Dec-2019 News Webinars
    Marelli joins Plug and Play startup innovation platform
    Marelli has joined the start-up innovation platform Plug and Play to strengthen its connections with selected start-ups, the  company announced in a press release on 16 December. The partnership will enable the company to accelerate its innovation capabilities for future mobility technologies a...
    Bentley Motors recalls 229 vehicles in US over issue with power assisted steering cooler pipe
    Bentley Motors has issued a recall of 229 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the steering system, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2017-2018 Continental Supersports vehicle...
    17-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Dana CEO takes on additional role of Chairman of the Board
    Dana’s board of directors has elected the company's president and CEO, James K. Kamsickas, to the additional post of chairman of the board, according to a company press release on 16 December. Kamsickas has more than 30 years of experience in the mobility business, spanning the light-vehicle, c...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 16th December 2019
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    MANN+HUMMEL invests in capacity expansion at US production facility
    Germany-based MANN+HUMMEL announced plans to invest USD15 million at its facility in Tennessee, the United States, according to a press release on the official website of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development on 10 December. The expansion is expected to create up to 50 jobs at t...
    13-Dec-2019 News Investments
    MANN+HUMMEL appoints Kurk Wilks as new president and CEO
    The Supervisory Board of MANN+HUMMEL Verwaltungs GmbH has appointed Kurk Wilks as the company’s new president and CEO, according to a company press release on 11 December 2019. The appointment is effective 1 January 2020. Kurk Wilks succeeds Werner Lieberherr, who resigned in October. Kurk Wilks w...
    Eberspächer supplies heating solutions to StreetScooter for all-electric WORK XL model
    Eberspächer, the automotive components manufacturer based out of Esslingen, Germany, has announced that it will be supplying heating solutions for the electrically powered vans of StreetScooter GmbH. According to a press release issued by the company on December 10th, the WORK XL vans of StreetScoo...
    Autoneum revises short- and mid-term outlook
    Autoneum has revised its short- and mid-term outlook and now expects a net loss in the high double-digit million range for the full year 2019, the company announced in a press release on 9 December. Due to this, Autoneum will need an additional year to meet the mid-term targets announced in March. ...
    Sogefi appoints Mauro Fenzi as new CEO
    Sogefi has appointed Mauro Fenzi as the new CEO of the company, according to a company press release on 9 December 2019. This comes after the resignation of the current CEO Laurent Hebenstreit. Fenzi many years' international experience in the automotive sector, particularly in the field of ...
    Denso agrees to pay USD19 million to settle class action lawsuits in Canada
    Denso Corporation and some of its consolidated subsidiaries have entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in putative class action lawsuits in Canada, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 9 December. The company agreed to pay approximately JPY2.1 billion (USD19 million). ...
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