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    Factors driving development of intelligent seating systems
    For many years automotive seats were designed to perform the mundane task of seating vehicle occupants. However, modern seats are doing more than that. Seating suppliers are equipping seats with electronics to perform varies tasks, ranging from remembering seating profile of the driver to helping to...
    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...
    Global automotive safety supplier market insights
    Introduction According to the World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018, traffic accidents were responsible for 1.35 million deaths each year and are the 8th leading cause of death among people of all ages. While technological advancements in safety systems have reduc...
    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...
    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 ...
    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...
    Evolving Seating Experience
    The automotive industry is in a period of evolution, where previously simple components are being enhanced by technology to deliver new functionality. Such is the case with the modern vehicle cockpit; where designers continue to pursue new means of exciting and delighting consumers. No component, no...
    EV ripple effect: How electrification and change in propulsion technologies can impact vehicle interiors
    One of the simplest ways to define the ongoing automotive shift could be—“the automotive world is going electric”. There are no two ways about it, and almost every OEM who has a desire to successfully sell vehicles from here on, has some plan in place to either electrify their existing product...
    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...
    New innovations in door solutions
    Responsible for a number of vital interior functions, including occupant protection, curbing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels, and functioning as a casing for door elements, the door trim panel of today has gone through a substantial evolution over the years. As an intrinsic component of...
    Increasing role of 3D printing in interiors
    Technology penetration into the automotive domain has not only impacted the overall design language and component functionality; it also has a far-reaching impact on the overall component development phase. How we perceive production methodologies coming from an age-old coachbuilding to assembly lin...
    Interior comfort and luxury gaining traction in the pick-up truck segment
    When one thinks of a luxurious cabin, the first body-types which spring to mind as being a natural fit are limousines or the high-end premium sedans. For that matter, thriving on the tremendous popularity gained in recent times, SUVs too can now be associated with luxury inside the cabin. Howev...
    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...
    Opportunities in cabin noise insulation as EVs gain traction
    A couple of decades ago, cabin insulation suppliers’ research to trim down noise entering the cabin revolved completely around the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) as one of the major noise sources. However, as electric vehicles (EVs) gain traction, with mostly pure electric slated to replace ICE ...
    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...
    Smart interior materials for the cars of tomorrow
    Living in the ‘smart’ era, technology has influenced all walks of life. To put things into perspective, objects such as watches, phones and other wearables once considered to be mundane, have undergone the ‘smart’ revolution, helping them to transform both in terms of capabilities and functi...
    Next wave of seating technology: increasing health analysis
    The idea of a vehicle diagnosing the occupant’s health and wellness would have sounded outlandish a couple of decades back, when it was almost unimaginable to think of development areas that do not relate to the automotive core competencies. Fast forward to the present scenario – now eyeing a mu...
    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...
    Advancements in composite seat structures and scope for mass production
    Advancements within the automotive technology space are not only limited to the electronics penetration in components. Another area that has garnered substantial pace in the last decade is the advancement of material sciences – a major contributor in revolutionizing the development of ‘new-age...
    EDITORIAL – Acquisition of Clarion will strengthen Faurecia’s capability in cockpit system integration
    Current automotive industry trends such as connectivity, autonomous driving, shared mobility and electromobility are expected to usher in sweeping changes in how vehicles are purchased and used. One area that is expected to see new use cases due to these trends is vehicle interior. In fully autonomo...
    Global automotive safety supplier market insights
    The global automotive safety industry has been home to a number of ground-breaking developments of late, shaping up to be a dynamic industry rather than being a placid one. However, this was not always the case. A decade ago, the global automotive safety supplier market was majorly dominated by trad...
    Autoliv-Veoneer spinoff: Implications on active and passive safety
    While technology addition has already strengthened its foothold when it comes to the automotive component side of things, the role of technology has also started to create ripples on the business side of the automotive market. OEMs as well as suppliers are now investing a substantial amount of time ...
    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 ...
    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...
    Automotive Plastics
    The automotive industry forms a major clientele for engineering plastics, and the usage of advanced plastics has been on a steady increase for cars. The average weight of plastics and polymer composites used in a car is easily above 160 kg and is increasing. In terms of volume, these plastics a...
    Shared mobility impact on interiors in future
    The automotive industry at present is on the verge of being transformed by a convergence of several disruptive technology-driven megatrends, out of which Shared Mobility remains one of the crucial ongoing trends. Its increasing adoption is gradually impacting the automotive industry, while in the ne...
    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...
    EDITORIAL – Ningbo Jifeng’s majority shareholding in Grammer bodes well for the latter’s long-term growth
    The pall of uncertainty over Grammer’s ownership structure due to the rising influence of the Hastor family on the company’s administration and management, has cleared now with China-based Ningbo Jifeng Auto Parts grabbing a majority shareholding in the Germany-based vehicle interior parts ...
    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...
    Cars—the new home for VPAs
    Speech recognition is literally a technology created to help machines listen to humans. In its infancy, speech recognition was widely considered a failure, as recognition rates were low and error rates were high. It was common to require users to learn a special vernacular of terms and commands in o...
    Pop-up hood systems for pedestrian protection
    The automotive industry has been on the move when it comes to developing safety applications in order to create a safe ecosystem. Not only for the vehicle occupants, there have been developments going on to protect human lives coming into direct contact with vehicles. As more and more vehicles ...
    EDITORIAL – Automotive lighting industry expected to see increased collaboration, consolidation
    With the dawn of self-driving cars, the automotive lighting technology is set to undergo a significant change, both in terms of complexity and functionality. Consequently, suppliers are now faced with the challenge to develop intelligent exterior and interior lighting solutions, which will play a ke...
    Interior safety challenges for autonomous vehicles
    As one of the most influential mega trends to have surfaced in recent times, ‘autonomy’ is slated to impact the entire ecosystem as carmakers and technology companies have realized how transformative self-driving-cars can be. With the aim to revolutionize present-day vehicle architecture, the au...
    EDITORIAL – Investments in connectivity and electrification technologies to drive growth of Lear’s E-Systems business
    Last week, Lear held an ‘Investor Day’ event in Michigan (United States) outlining its future growth strategy for the next five years. The company forecasts its sales to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 7% to USD30 billion by 2023, compared with USD22 billion expected this ...
    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...
    Smart instrument panels for cabins of tomorrow
    The manufacturing sector globally is on the cusp of another ‘revolution’ driven primarily by technology. The automotive industry, being no different, has been at the receiving end of the technology penetration and we are already witnessing new inroads leading to vehicles of tomorrow. Within the ...
    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...
    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...
    Role of wood in vehicle interiors
    If there is one organic material that has withstood the automotive sands of time, it is wood which has spanned hundreds of years in a variety of applications and continues to do so. In the earlier days of the automotive era, wood played an intrinsic role – completely different from its modern-day ...
    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...
    Automotive Intelligent Glass Technology Outlook
    Glass plays a crucial role in a vehicle’s ability to offer security and safety for its occupants. Intelligent glass controls and modifies properties of light that passes through it. Previously, the application of intelligent glass was limited to only architectural and construction purposes. Howeve...
    2018 New York International Auto Show – Interior Insights
    With a rich automotive history that dates back to as early as 1900, the New York International Auto Show has carved its niche in playing host to some of the most anticipated vehicle launches for a long time. Not only catering to the audience in the United States, the automotive event reaches out to ...
    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...
    Barriers to magnesium proliferation in automotive
    Magnesium has been on the radar of automotive industries for a long time as a suitable material for light weighting. It inherently offers a weight reduction of more than 75% when compared to steel and more than 33% compared to aluminum. It has good ductility, superior noise and vibration dampening c...
    Evolving interior and safety sector of the Indian automotive industry
    As one of the fastest-growing automotive markets in the world, India has significant potential. Poised to be one of the key automotive markets globally, India’s increasing light vehicle production trend is evidence of its expanding automotive industry, which in turn also stimulates automotive comp...
    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 ...
    EDITORIAL - Custom duty hike in India expected to cut imports of auto parts
    In its latest Union Budget for financial year (FY) 2018/19 presented last week, the Indian government has proposed to double basic custom duty on import of certain key components such as engines, transmission, brakes and others parts from 7.5% currently to 15%. The government also increased custom d...
    Interior Lighting as a Technology Enabler for Additional Personalization Features
    Lighting is fast becoming one of the most critical elements for car designers to innovate and brand vehicles that attract car customers. Automakers are showing new features in vehicle interior lighting that can be used for both functional and aesthetic purposes. Generally, functional lighting is ...
    Increasing focus on rear-row comfort
    The automotive industry of late has been largely influenced by the term ‘Autonomous,’ which a decade ago was seen mainly as industry-jargon. With stringent efforts being put together to bring higher-levels of autonomy to life, vehicular architecture at a component level has sent the designers ba...
    2018 Consumer Electronics Show – Interior Insights
    As one of the major platforms showcasing consumer technologies from all around the globe, over the years, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has become one of the most anticipated events across multiple industries. With the inclusion of technology in almost all modern-day automotive applications and de...
    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...
    2017 Los Angeles Auto Show – Interior Insights
    As one of the most prominent automotive events in the North American calendar, the ongoing Los Angeles Auto Show 2017 (from December 1-10) is also grabbing worldwide attention with the debut of some of the most anticipated vehicles globally.  With a host of multiple activities including conf...
    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...
    Collaboration within interior suppliers for future development
    Synergy between component suppliers is not a new practice when it comes to the global automotive supply chain. The automotive component industry has witnessed a number of collaborations between suppliers working in tandem to create solutions for a better business outlook. Especially within the inter...
    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...
    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 – Interior Insights
    As one of the biggest events on the automotive calendar globally, the International Motor Show Germany (IAA) 2017 (starting on 14th September 2017) served as an ideal platform for the automotive industry to showcase its arsenal. Manifesting the best of present-day technology while also offering acce...
    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...
    Impact of autonomous driving on more than just seating
    The idea of ‘self-driving’ vehicles does sound impressive especially when we are able to witness glimpses of this technology in some of the modern day cars with the help of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The fact that we are able to not only imagine but also physically witness this t...
    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&...
    New seating concepts
    Among varied investment interests from automotive companies and suppliers towards research and development for future products, increasing their technological capabilities remains one of the key areas of investments. At present, the pace at which technology is increasing its penetration in spearhead...
    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...
    Interview – IAC’s strategy on lightweighting in interiors
    The level of content added onto vehicle interiors over the last decade has increased at an impressive pace. So much so, that the vehicle interiors of today have scaled up and are seen as a differentiating factor for the majority of the modern-day car buyers, comprising mostly millennials. Now this p...
    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...
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