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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Grammer AG opens new production plant in Shenyang, mainland China
    Supplier of automotive interior components Grammer AG has opened a new production plant on 28 September in the economic metropolis of Shenyang, mainland China, the company said in a press release on 29 September. The new plant will manufacture high-quality center consoles, armrests, and othe...
    Faraday Future selects Draexlmaier Group for interior consoles of FF 91
    Faraday Future Intelligent Electric announced Draexlmaier Group as the lead interior consoles supplier for the flagship FF 91 vehicle in an official press release dated 7 October. The FF 91 front and rear centre consoles will be supplied by Draexlmaier. The consoles will include iPad storage, dua...
    Adient ends JV in China in a strategic plan to drive business independently
    Supplier of automotive seating systems, Adient announced on 30 September that it has ended its Chinese joint venture—Yanfeng Adient Seating Co., Ltd. (YFAS)—with partner Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Ltd. (YF) in a strategic plan to drive its business independently in the world’s largest aut...
    Motorola Solutions launches the first In-Car video system enabled by AI
    Motorola Solutions introduced the M500, the first artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled in-car video system for law enforcement, in an official press release dated 8 September. The solution is to equip police vehicles with more powerful capabilities in order to increase awareness and safety while als...
    BMW to reduce lifecycle carbon emissions using innovative sustainable materials
    Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Oliver Zipse announced at a media event in Munich on the 2 September that BMW Group aims to reduce lifecycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 40% by 2030 by employing a unique sustainability strategy to the use of materials in its ca...
    Chery aims for Level 4 autonomous driving technology by 2025
    According to a press release on Business Wire dated 2 September, Chery has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with BOE, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) innovation enterprise in the world, and the two parties will work closely on smart cabin solutions, cutting-edge technology research and de...
    Yanfeng International, Lin-gang Special Area Administration sign MOU to launch intelligent cockpits
    According to a press release on Autobala dated 20 August, Yanfeng Automotive, a Shanghai-based manufacturer of automotive interior components, and the Lin-gang Special Area Administration have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the launch of an intelligent cockpit project. Yanfen...
    Lear plans to open seat manufacturing facility in Detroit, US
    According to a press release published on the Detroit News on 6 August, Lear Corporation will operate a seat manufacturing facility on the site of the former Cadillac Stamping Plant on Detroit's east side, creating "hundreds of new jobs," officials said Friday. According to Crain's Detroit Business,...
    Faurecia establishes new division to develop sustainable and smart materials
    Faurecia has announced the establishment of a division to develop and manufacture sustainable and smart materials, it said in a company press release on 22 July. The company is planning to build a dedicated Sustainable Materials R&D Center and a pilot plant, both operational in 2022. The center ...
    SenseTime unveils new automotive connected, interior solutions under SenseAuto brand
    SenseTime has unveiled a full product portfolio of its new intelligent automobile brand SenseAuto during the 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC), it said in a press release on 10 July. Products under the SenseAuto brand includes SenseAuto Cabin solution, the SenseAuto Pilot smart dr...
    Ficosa working on new update of Surround View System
    Ficosa is working on a new update of the Surround View System which will add new features for increasing safety like pedestrian detection at the start of a movement so that the system can trigger an emergency brake. The company has also said that it has sold over 6 million rear-view cameras since 20...
    Israeli startup TriEye collaborates with Continental Engineering Services for DMS
    TriEye, a developer of mass-market Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) sensor, has collaborated with Continental Engineering Services (CES), an engineering and production partner for automotive and industry customers, Israeli startup announced in a press release on 19 May. The collaboration will focus on the...
    Toyoda Gosei, Ashimori Industry enter alliance for safety system business
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. and Ashimori Industry Co., Ltd. have agreed to establish a capital and business alliance for the safety system business, Toyoda Gosei said in a press release 14 May 2021. Under the alliance, the two companies will leverage their respective business assets and know-how; bu...
    WiMi Hologram Cloud’s EV holographic AR product gets FCC approval to enter US market
    WiMi Hologram Cloud has announced that its electric vehicle (EV) holographic augmented reality (AR) product ‘WiMi HoloAR HUD’ has received certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the US market, according to a company press release on 1 April. FCC tested and certif...
    Indian supplier UNO Minda Group realigns business domains
    Indian supplier UNO Minda is realigning its business domains to be future-ready, according to a regulatory filing by the company on 15 March. The company has been working on ‘Organization & Business Transformation’ project for last few months in partnership with a global consulting firm. The...
    Elix teams up with Polyscope for automotive interiors materials
    ELIX Polymers has teamed up with Polyscope Polymers for specialty materials for automotive interior applications, ELIX announced in a press release on 2 March 2021. Cooperation to develop thermoplastic solutions for premium automotive parts such as sunroof modules and other structural components. ...
    Grupo Antolin receives EPD certificate for eBú natural bamboo fabric
    Grupo Antolin has received Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certificate for eBú, its natural bamboo fabric for use in automotive interiors, the Spanish supplier announced in a press release on 18 February 2021. As the new EPD ecolabel certifies, the eBú is the first and only bamboo fiber fa...
    Grupo Antolin partners with Net4Things to develop connected cars
    Groupo Antolin has announced a partnership with Net4Things to develop connected car services, according to a company press release on 8 February. Grupo Antolin will leverage data analysis on Net4Things’ Global Mobility Platform to explore the potential of new solutions and business opportunities f...
    Faurecia developing sustainable processes for seat manufacturing
    Faurecia is working on advancing sustainability in seating manufacturing through a holistic approach that includes the frame, foam, covers, and accessories, the French supplier said in a press release on 29 January. This is part of a project that has been in the works for several months called “Se...
    Continental present realigned strategy; aims mid-term organic growth of 5–8%
    Continental presented its realigned strategy as parts of its virtual ‘Capital Market Days 2020,’ held between 8 to 16 December 2020, the company said in a press release. As part of the realigned strategy, the Germany based supplier aims to achieve annual organic growth of around 5 to 8% on avera...
    Autoliv to relocate production, engineering operations from Sweden to France, Romania
    Autoliv is planning to relocate all production and inflator-related engineering from Vargarda, Sweden, to its facilities in France and Romania, SeeNews reported on 25 November. The planned relocation is expected to affect 150 employees at Autoliv’s Vargarda site, which currently employs 400 people...
    Canatu partners with TS TECH to develop touch switches for in-vehicle applications
    Canatu has announced a partnership with TS Tech to jointly develop a new demonstrator to showcase both companies’ technologies in in-vehicle applications, the Finnish company said in a press release on 30 October. The demonstrator is a decorative door trim with 3D touch switches to control the ...
    Seeing Machine expands into occupant monitoring system business
    Seeing Machines has announced the expansion of its automotive driver monitoring system (DMS) into an overall vehicle interior/Occupant Monitoring System (OMS), a company press release read on 12 October. It will be available for automotive production programs from 2023. "I'm proud of the methodic...
    Continental’s supervisory board approves restructuring plan
    The Supervisory Board of Germany-based automotive parts and systems manufacturer, Continental, has approved the restructuring measures at the locations in Aachen, Karben, and Regensburg, as well as the termination of the joint venture with Osram. According to a press statement issued by Continent...
    Jaguar Land Rover to use plastic waste in next-generation sustainable luxury interiors
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is working with ECONYL® nylon to develop high-quality interiors made from ocean and landfill waste, the automaker announced in a press release on 29 September 2020. Next-generation Jaguar and Land Rover models will feature floor mats and trims made with ECONYL® fiber from r...
    Continental to expand restructuring program, 30,000 jobs to be affected globally
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it is expanding the Transformation 2019–29 structural program it initiated in 2019 with additional measures to cut costs and increase efficiency. According to a press release issued by Continental on 1 September, th...
    Ontario government to invest CAD10 million for ‘Automotive Modernization Program’
    The Ontario government has announced plans to invest CAD10 million (about USD76 million) under its ‘Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP),’ according to a press release on the official website of Ontario government on 18 August. The O-AMP plan entails provision of funding for auto par...
    Lear, Gentherm jointly develop INTU Thermal Comfort Seating with ClimateSense technology
    Seating and e-systems supplier, Lear, has announced its collaboration with American thermal management firm, Gentherm, to jointly develop its latest intelligent seating solution, the INTU™ Thermal Comfort with ClimateSense™ technology. According to a press release from Gentherm dated 3 August, t...
    India’s ACMA fears manufacturing disruption due to import clearance delays
    The Indian auto industry body, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) has mentioned that all import consignments coming in from Mainland China are being subjected to complete manual inspection, which is leading to undue delays in customs clearance. In a report filed by...
    Toyoda Gosei announces management and organizational changes
    Toyoda Gosei has announced certain management and organizational changes, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 12 June. The company has established a new Emblem Business Division to accelerate business planning development and production of millimeter wave compatible emblems, a key produ...
    Motherson Sumi expects ‘tremendous amount of acquisition opportunity’ due to COVID-19 pandemic
    Motherson Sumi targets revenues of USD18 billion in the current fiscal year, after falling halfway short of the target it set five years ago for fiscal 2020, according to a report by ET Auto on 12 June. The company is aiming for doubling revenues within a year owing to “tremendous amount of a...
    COVID-19 pandemic impact: Brose forecasts 25% y/y drop in 2020 revenue to EUR4.4 billion
    Brose is expecting a 25% year-over-year (y/y) decline in revenue to EUR4.4 billion (USD4.9 billion) in the current financial year ending 31 December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the automotive supplier said at the shareholder and advisory board meeting in Bamberg, Germany, on 10 June. The...
    Bosch plans new plant in Malaysia for semiconductor components and sensor testing
    Bosch is looking to build a semiconductor components manufacturing and sensor testing facility in Penang, Malaysia, New Strait Times reported on 3 June. The report added that construction of the plant at Batu Kawan Industrial Park is expected to start in 2021 with first-series production expected...
    Nanjing SemiDrive Technology picks Imagination Technologies’ automotive GPU
    Imagination Technologies has announced that Nanjing SemiDrive Technology has picked the PowerVR Series9XM graphic processing unit (GPU) for its smart cockpit chip X9, according to a company's press release on 29 May. The chip is part of the SemiDrive’s vehicle on chip strategy. The ne...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Faurecia welcomes French government’s recovery plan for automotive industry
    Faurecia has welcomed the measures announced by the French government to support the struggling domestic automotive industry mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said in a press release on 26 May. The French supplier particularly applauded the support for research and development (R...
    Minda Corporation terminates JV with Shandong Beiqi
    Minda Corporation has terminated a joint venture (JV) with BAIC group’s subsidiary Shandong Beiqi Hai Hua Automobile Parts (SBHAP), the company said in a regulatory filing on 8 May. “MindaChina Plastic Solutions Co., a joint venture established between Minda KTSN Plastic Solutions GmbH & Co....
    Aisin Seiki to change trade name to Aisin Corporation
    Japan-based auto components and transmission systems supplier, Aisin Seiki, has announced that it will be changing its company trade name and that it will take effect from 1 April 2021. According to a press release issued by the supplier on 30 April, the company has declared that the new trade na...
    Lear provides update on liquidity position
    Lear Corporation has provided an update on its liquidity position via a press filing on 21 April. Lear said that as of the quarter ended 4 April 2020, it had about USD2.45 billion in cash on hand, including a USD1 billion of cash proceeds from the Company's revolver drawdown. Lear also has USD7...
    COVID-19 pandemic: MG Motors India partners with Medklinn to explore cabin sterilization technology
    MG Motor India has partnered with Singapore-based Medklinn to explore natural sterilization of cabin air and surfaces in its cars, the automaker announced in a press release on 16 April 2020. MG Motor will evaluate the viability of installing Cerafusion™, which is Medklinn’s patented cabin steri...
    Marelli uses blockchain technology to improve supply chain management
    Marelli has introduced the use of blockchain technology to enhance the management of automotive supply chains, the company said in a press release on 14 April. The company has created a distributed peer-to-peer network to connect suppliers’ and carmakers’ plants globally. Marelli Automotive Ligh...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Lear withdraws guidance for financial year 2020
    Owing to the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Lear has withdrawn its guidance for the financial year 2020, the company announced in a press release on 26 March. The company will provide more information in its first-quarter 2020 earnings call. Lear has also announced sever...
    27-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Adient outlines measures to counter business uncertainty
    Adient is taking several measures in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to protect its people and business, CEO Doug Del Grosso said in a letter posted on the company’s website. “As the pandemic spreads around the world, the automotive industry is among those being impa...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Autoliv to adjust production, take cost reduction actions
    Autoliv is proactively taking measures to minimize any consequences for customers and mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the company, the Swedish supplier of vehicle safety systems said in a press release on 19 March 2020. In response to this, Autoliv is...
    19-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
    SEAT partners with Eyesight Technologies for driver monitoring system
    SEAT has announced a collaboration with Eyesight Technologies to develop driver monitoring systems, a company press release from February showed. The advanced technology studies a driver’s eyes and head movement to detect if they’re falling asleep or distracted. It has also tied up with Israe...
    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
    EconCore signs license agreement with Kotobukiya Fronte for automotive interiors
    EconCore, a developer of lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, has signed a license agreement with a Japanese automotive tier-1 supplier Kotobukiya Fronte, according to a company press release on 20 January. Kotobukiya Fronte is currently using EconCore’s honeycomb technology f...
    TactoTek, Yongsan join hands for injection-molded structural electronics for Interior parts
    TactoTek and Yongsan have joined hands for injection-molded structural electronics (IMSE™) for interior parts, TactoTek announced in a press release on 16 December 2019. Under the partnership, Yongsan will market and sell automotive interior parts with TactoTek IMSE features. Under the agreement, ...
    Toyoda Gosei announces organizational, personnel changes
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has announced organizational and certain personnel changes, effective 1 January 2020, according to a company press release on 25 December. The Japanese supplier has decided to combine advanced development functions of the Research and Development (R&D) Division and the Mat...
    CES 2020: Toyota Boshoku to showcase MX91 concept, MOOX MaaS space model
    Toyota Boshoku will exhibit two automotive interior space concepts designed for use in autonomous driving—future concept model ‘MX191’ and MaaS space model ‘MOOX’—at the upcoming CES 2020 next month in Las Vegas, United States, according to a company press release on 19 December. Sign...
    Hyundai Transys partners with Brose to develop seat for future vehicles
    Hyundai Transys Inc, a South Korean auto parts manufacturer affiliated with Hyundai Motor Group, has signed a preliminary agreement in the area of automotive seating with Germany-based auto parts supplier Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co, according to a report by Yonhap News Agency on 12 Decem...
    Volkswagen seeks strategic partner for Sitech seating business
    Volkswagen Group Components is looking for a strategic partner for its automotive seating business, operated by wholly owned subsidiary, Sitech Sitztechnik GmbH, Automotive News Europe reported on 8 November, citing a senior official from the company. The move will help Sitech share development cost...
    Faurecia targets sales of USD22.9 billion in 2022
    Faurecia has announced its new financial targets for 2022 during a ‘Capital Market Day’ event held in Paris, France, on 26 November, the company said in a press release. The French supplier expects its sales to grow above 5% between 2019 and 2022 and reach EUR20.5 billion (USD22.9 billion) ...
    Toyoda Gosei to enhance production capacity for interior and exterior products in US
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has announced plans to increase production capacity for interior and exterior products at three production subsidiaries in the US to meet rising sales of large products such as radiator grilles in North America, according to a company press release on 21 November. To this...
    Autoliv expects annual sales to grow 3–4% more than light vehicle production in medium term
    Autoliv expects its annual organic sales to grow on average by 3–4% more than the increase in global light vehicle production over the next three to five years, the Sweden-based automotive supplier said during a Capital Markets Day event held in Ogden, Utah, on 19 November. The Swedish s...
    Faurecia expands Mexican plant to manufacture seats
    Faurecia has inaugurated its expanded seats plant—Faurecia Frames—in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, according to a report by Cluster Industrial on 23 October. The extension includes manufacturing technologies 4.0 for the manufacture of seats. Significance: The company opened the expanded plant thr...
    Dura Automotive Systems obtains USD77 million for restructuring after filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy petition
    Michigan-based automotive components manufacturer, Dura Automotive Systems, has secured a USD77 million debtor-in-possession financing commitment, according to a press statement issued by the company on October 17th. USD50 million of this amount will be new money and it will be used towards Dura Aut...
    Inteva partners with Suzhou Greentech Material to produce Inteather material in China
    Inteva Products, a global tier one automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, has entered into a co-operation agreement with Suzhou Greentech Material Co., Ltd., under which Greentech will produce Inteva's material solutions, branded as Inteather™, for the Chinese automotive market,...
    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...
    Asahi Kasei presents concept car AKXY and lightweight solutions at K 2019 trade fair
    Asahi Kasei is showcasing its engineering plastics and foam materials for the automotive industry at the ongoing K 2019 trade fair for plastics and rubber in Düsseldorf, Germany, the company said in a press release on 14 October 2019. The Japanese supplier is presenting its fully drivable electric ...
    Renault launches on-demand electric, autonomous, shared service on Paris-Saclay urban campus
    Groupe Renault has started public trials of its on-demand car service on the Paris-Saclay urban campus in the French capital using its two electric, autonomous and shared Zoe cab prototypes, the automaker said in a press release today (14 October). Beginning today, the trial will offer on-demand car...
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Toyoda Gosei to display new front grille module, steering wheel module, airbag system
    Toyoda Gosei will display its new front grille module, steering wheel module, airbag system integrating sensors, and other electronic components at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, which will be held from 23 October to 4 November in Japan. The company will showcase its connectivity, autonomous driving, sh...
    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...
    PreAct Technologies completes seed funding round
    PreAct Technologies has completed the seed funding round led by Social Impact Capital of New York, according to a company press release on 27 September. Existing investor, Elev8.VC, also participated in the seed round. Significance: This is the second funding round PreAct has closed this in t...
    Continental announces ‘Transformation 2019–2029’ restructuring program to enhance long-term competitiveness
    Continental has announced a long-term restructuring program that will continue for the next 10 years and result in closure of several manufacturing plants and loss of up to 20,000 jobs globally, including 7,000 in Germany, the company said in a press release 25 September. The program, called ...
    Borealis starts construction of new plant in Belgium to produce propylene
    Borealis broke ground on its new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Belgium, according to a company press release on 10 September. The company is investing about EUR1 billion (USD1.1 billion) over the course of the project. Located at the existing Borealis production site in Kallo, Belgium, the ...
    IAA 2019: HELLA, Faurecia exhibit innovative lighting solutions for vehicle interior
    Hella, together with Faurecia, is exhibiting innovative lighting solutions for vehicle interior at the ongoing IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a company press release on 11 September. The two companies are displaying a demonstration vehicle with completely redesigned interior, various l...
    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 ...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to add rear seat reminder technology in all models
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will add rear seat reminder technology across its global passenger-vehicle lineup, the automaker announced in a press release on 4 September. The systems operate to alert a driver to the presence of a child if a rear door was opened at the start of a trip. Signific...
    Autoliv, Great Wall Motor collaborate to set up North American research lab
    Autoliv, a major player in automotive safety systems, has signed a joint research agreement with Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd, a manufacturer of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in China, on the project of North America road safety evaluation in Baoding, China, Autoliv said on 5 September. Under the p...
    IAA 2019: Toyota Boshoku to exhibit interior, powertrain solutions
    Toyota Boshoku will showcase its interior and powertrain solutions at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany this month, the company announced on 2 September. It will showcase its seats and interior components that are produced in Europe, as well as its high-power lithium-ion batteri...
    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...
    Vuteq plans to open new manufacturing facility in US
    Automotive supplier Vuteq USA announced plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Huntsville to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS) auto assembly plant, which is currently under construction in the Limestone County portion of Huntsville, according to a press release on 21 August ...
    Webasto opens new sunroof plant in Mexico
    Sunroof systems supplier Webasto has opened its new plant in Irapuato, Mexico, to manufacture sunroofs and panoramic roofs, according to a company press release on 20 August. The company has invested USD28 million to build a new, considerably larger location, which is approximately three times large...
    Minda receives NCLT order for merging five domestic wholly owned subsidiaries in India
    Minda Corporation, the flagship company of India-based Spark Minda Group, has announced the approval of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) of the scheme of amalgamating five domestic Indian wholly-owned subsidiary companies, according to a regulatory filing by the company on 5 August. The&n...
    Brose partners with IPG Photonics on advanced laser-welding technology for automotive seat structures
    German automotive supplier Brose has partnered with US-based IPG Photonics to collaborate on the development of the first direct-weld measurement technology for automotive seat rails, the company said in a press release on 8 August. According to the two partners, in-line coherent imaging (ICI) techn...
    Brose develops intelligent vehicle interior solutions
    Brose has developed intelligent vehicle interior solutions to address automated driving trends that are opening up entirely new vehicle usage scenarios, the company said on 8 August. Brose has transformed the vehicle boarding and travel by enabling intelligent interaction between door and in...
    Rehau expands plant in Czech Republic
    Rehau has invested EUR6.8 million (USD7.5 million) in its plant located in Jevíčko, Czech Republic, according to a company press release on 1 August. In line with the company’s growth strategy for the automotive business segment, a new competence center for rear spoiler installation has been cre...
    Magna breaks ground on new seating structures plant in US
    Magna broke ground on a new seating structures plant in Lancaster, Ohio in the United States, according to a company press release on 30 July. The construction at the site has recently started on the 150,000-square-foot facility with an initial investment of approximately USD60 million, the com...
    IAC Group to expand headliner manufacturing facility in UK
    International Automotive Components (IAC Group) announced plans to expand its headliner manufacturing facility in Elmdon, United Kingdom, according to a company press release on 30 July. The new facility, which is expected to create 400 jobs, will supply to IAC’s key customer Jaguar Land Rover (JL...
    Gordon Murray to license ‘iStream’ lightweight seat technology to Transcal
    Gordon Murray Design (GMD) has entered into an agreement with Transcal Limited, where the former will license its iStream lightweight automotive seat technology to Transcal, according to a company press release. Transcal plans to release the fully-trimmed seat for volume production in the first...
    Asahi Kasei to increase production capacity for artificial suede ‘Lamous’ in Japan
    Asahi Kasei has decided to increase production capacity for its Lamous artificial suede in its Nobeoka plant in Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan, according to a company press release on 17 July. The company will increase its production capacity by 4 million m2 per year, bringing total production ca...
    Volkswagen studying potential ways to prevent motion sickness in autonomous cars
    Volkswagen (VW) has announced that its scientists in Wolfsburg, Germany, are studying potential ways to prevent motion sickness in autonomous cars, according to a press release by the automaker in May. “To put it simply, the forces acting on us in the car confuse our sense of perception,” sai...
    Interior parts supplier Motus to build new plant in US state Alabama
    Automotive interior parts supplier Motus Integrated Technologies has announced plans to build a new plant in the US state of Alabama, according to a press release on 16 July on the official website of the State of Alabama. Motus said the company will invest more than USD15 million in the new plant, ...
    Germany-based supplier GERHARDI Kunststofftechnik opens new plant in US state Alabama
    Germany-based GERHARDI Kunststofftechnik GmbH has opened a new plant in the US state of Alabama, according to a company press release. The company invested USD41.6 million in the facility, which is expected to create around 240 jobs. GERHARDI Managing Director Rienhard Hoffman said, “The compan...
    Toyoda Gosei starts operations at safety systems plant in Vietnam
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.’s production subsidiary in Vietnam, Toyoda Gosei Haiphong Co., Ltd., (TGHP), has started operations at its new Thai Binh Plant, according to a company press release on 4 July. The company held a ceremony to celebrate its first shipment on 3 July. The plant employed 597 ...
    Faurecia workers at US plant approve new, four-year labor contract
    Faurecia’s union workers at its Saline plant in Michigan, United States, have ratified a new, four-year labor contract with the company’s management, Automotive News Europe reported last week. According to the new contract, the hourly pay for an operator with less than a year of experience would...
    Faurecia reaches agreement with UAW to end strike at Saline plant in US
    Faurecia reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union at its plant in Saline, Michigan, United States, on Friday (21 June), Automotive News reported last week. The tentative agreement with the UAW Local 892 helped the French automotive supplier end a workers' strike at the ...
    Ford turns plastic bottles into carpet for Ford EcoSport
    Ford’s new EcoSport sport utility vehicle (SUV) features carpets that are being made using 470 single-use plastic bottles, according to a company press release on 19 June. Since the model was introduced in 2012, Ford has made use of more than 650 million 500-milliliter bottles. The combined weight...
    Lear Innovation Ventures partners with Plug and Play Silicon Valley
    Lear Corp. and Plug and Play, a global startup accelerator and corporate innovation platform, have announced a strategic partnership focused on advancing mobility innovation in the automotive industry, Lear said on 13 June. The partnership will be co-ordinated through its Silicon Valley office of Le...
    Renesas establishes ‘Automotive Electronic Joint Laboratory’ with SAIC Volkswagen in China
    Japanese semiconductor firm Renesas Electronics has established the ‘Automotive Electronic Joint Laboratory’ with SAIC Volkswagen Automobile in Anting, Shanghai (China), according to a company press release on 10 June. The SAIC-Volkswagen-Renesas joint lab aims to accelerate research and develop...
    BYTON produces first M-BYTE BIW at China plant
    BYTON has completed production of its first body-in-white (BIW) for its first model M-BYTE at its plant in Nanjing, China, news website Green Car Congress reported on 6 June. The mass production of M-BYTE is expected to commence trial production in the third quarter of this year and sales are e...
    Freudenberg continues expansion in China; investments up 29% y/y in 2018
    Freudenberg continues its expansion in China; the company generated sales of CNY8.5 billion (USD1.2 billion) from China in 2018, up 2.9% year-on-year (y/y), according to a company press release on 29 May. The company also increased its investment in the country; Freudenberg invested nearly CNY300 mi...
    Joyson Safety Systems announces tri-party JV to merge two JVs in India
    Joyson Safety Systems (JSS) has announced the formation of a tri-party joint venture (JV) to merge its two JVs in India, according to a company press release on 3 June. The company will merge its KSS Abhishek Safety Systems Private Limited (KSSA), which is a JV between JSS and Abhishek Industries, w...
    Toyota Boshoku, Delta Kogyo, Toyo Seat to form JV for seat production in US
    Toyota Boshoku, Delta Kogyo and Toyo Seat Co Ltd. have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to establish a JV in Alabama, United States, to produce automotive seats, Toyota Boshoku and Delta Kogyo announced in a joint press release on 27 May. To this end, the companies plan to invest USD60 mil...
    Yanfeng to use Prisma Renewable Composites’ plant-based material for automotive interiors
    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) and Prisma Renewable Composites have entered into an agreement wherein YFAI will use Prisma’s plant-based material for automotive interior applications, YFAI announced in a press release on 20 May. The agreement will see YFAI using Prisma’s BioLAN material in ...
    Webasto reports EUR3.4 billion sales for FY 2018; announces new organizational structure
    German auto parts supplier Webasto’s sales were almost flat year on year (y/y) at EUR3.4 billion (USD3.8 billion) for financial year (FY) 2018, according to a press release on 21 May. Due to the high level of investment in the future, the profit margin of 5.9% was below last year's level of 7...
    Indorama Ventures announces formation of new mobility business group
    Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has announced the formation of a new business unit within IVL Fibers division – Indorama Mobility Group – which will comprise three business segments, namely Tire, Automotive Safety and Functional Materials, according to a company press release on 1...
    Toyoda Gosei invests in Japanese start-up IMUZAK
    Toyoda Gosei has announced a JPY50 million (USD456,130) investment IMUZAK, a Japan-based start-up specializing in optics, to pick a 19.1% stake, the company said in a press release on 15 May. The Japanese automotive supplier invested in the start-up firm through its Corporate Venture Capital Departm...
    Calsonic Kansei, Magneti Marelli to produce products under brand name MARELLI'
    The new entity formed after the merger of Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli operate under the brand name ‘MARELLI’, Calsonic Kansei announced in a press release on 10 May. The company said that the new brand name and logo will appear on official materials in due course. “We selected MAREL...
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