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    Digital instrument clusters to see robust growth
    Instrument clusters could be either analog, digital or hybrid, a combination of both. Analog instrument clusters, which are the oldest form of instrument clusters, feature a plastic housing that contains mechanical gauges and indicator lights driven by a stepper motor. It is usually without an ...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    Volkswagen’s strategic shift: Go hard on software
    Volkswagen (VW) AG has announced that by 2025 it intends to group more than 5,000 experts in competence areas, such as software development, electrical and electronics development, connectivity, automated driving, user experience (UX), cloud architecture, and e-commerce, together in an agile Car.Sof...
    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...
    2019 TU-Automotive Detroit
    TU-Automotive Detroit is one of the most influential automotive technology events globally and a platform where some of the most innovative minds in vehicle connectivity, mobility and autonomy converge each year. The event is well known for its expert panel discussions and also provides a great oppo...
    Viva Technology (VivaTech) 2019—An overview
    IHS Markit’s analytical spotlight this month is on the fourth edition of the VivaTech show held in Paris, France (16–18 May). Similar to the CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona, the Viva Technology show is a go-to event for technology innovation, with a strong focus on services and industry di...
    Cockpit domain controller features vs peripherals
    The central body control module was the first ECU to become a sort of hub or gateway managing multiple basic functionalities related to doors, windows, seats, lighting and air conditioning. However, infotainment is currently the vehicle domain where the most radical consolidation is happening. Cockp...
    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...
    MWC & Geneva Motor Show 2019 – An overview
    IHS Markit’s analytical spotlight this month has been on the Mobile World Congress (February 25-28) and the Geneva Motor Show (March 7-17). While the ongoing Geneva show is obviously a purely automotive-centric event, the just-concluded MWC is fast becoming the European go-to event, not only for m...
    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...
    In-vehicle commerce: Is it worth the penny?
    Today cars are more connected than ever, allowing for a richer array of infotainment, telematics as well as vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, meaning vehicles communicating with other vehicles and surrounding city infrastructure or connecting services inside vehicles for driver and passenge...
    CES 2019: Connected mobility and VPA innovations galore
    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is held every January in Las Vegas, continues to host the world’s automotive innovators to highlight the most cutting-edge technologies the industry can offer. In years past, the automotive industry was a side-note at CES, alongside smartphones, TVs, and ...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    In-car displays: curvature drives innovation
    As the global automotive industry continues to delve deeper into shared mobility and autonomy, the in-vehicle Human Machine Interface (HMI) is set to assume a more important role than ever. The HMI today is already responsible for addressing the information, communication and entertainment needs of ...
    EDITORIAL – Acquisition of IDT will further strengthen Renesas’s automotive business
    Japan-based semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics, which already has a significant presence in the automotive microcontrollers (MCU) market, is focused on further increasing its revenues from the automotive segment. The semiconductor firm’s recent agreement to acquire US-based chipmaker I...
    MBUX – a UI/UX role model?
    Right at the onset of 2018, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its next-generation infotainment system called the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas, United States. The MBUX soon found its launching pad in the form of the new 2019 A-Class, which made its public debut at the Genev...
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class
    The all-new Mercedes Benz X-Class is assembled at Barcelona, Spain. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the all-new Mercedes Benz X-Class from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 23,500 units. If you would like your company included in this f...
    Suppliers to the new Volkswagen Jetta
    The seventh generation Volkswagen Jetta is assembled at Puebla, Mexico. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation VW Jetta from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 251,500 units. If you would like your company included in th...
    Augmented reality—right on your windscreen
    A heads-up display or HUD is a projection technology or a virtual transparent display of information that does not require users to look away from their usual viewpoints. An integral part of military and commercial aviation since the very beginning, HUDs first went into production in cars with Ge...
    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...
    SID Display Week 2018 – Automotive Roundup
    Once again, the Society for Information Display (SID) hosted their annual Display Week symposium, exhibition, and seminars in Los Angeles, CA. This show represents one of the premier display conferences across multiple industries, but has become a very important automotive show in recent years. As d...
    EDITORIAL: Future Tech business to drive Hyundai Mobis medium-to-long-term growth
    Hyundai Mobis has been a major supplier of key modules and systems for the automotive industry for over 40 years. Currently, the company’s product portfolio for OEMs includes chassis modules, cockpit modules and front-end modules as well as safety systems, braking systems, steering systems, lighti...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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 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 - Start-ups pushing innovation in automotive industry
    At the CES 2018 earlier this month, little-known Aurora Innovation announced two partnerships with Hyundai and Volkswagen Group to help them bring self-driving cars to market by 2021. The start-up, established in 2016 by Chris Urmson, the former head of Google Self-Driving Car project, in partnershi...
    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...
    CES 2018: TU Automotive Consumer Telematics Show - Edge Computing, Cybersecurity and Data Monetization
    The TU Automotive Consumer Telematics Show (CTS) was held on January 8, 2018 at the Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV, USA.  CTS kicks off the calendar year for the connected car community, serving two strategic purposes; it gives automakers a platform for new partnership and product announce...
    CES 2018: A confluence of technologies to drive automotive innovation
    At CES 2018, experts from IHS Markit expect to see a wide-range of companies from automakers and traditional industry suppliers to start-ups and mega technology firms touting their newest ideas, concepts, and production-ready innovations – all with the aim of reinventing what the automobile is and...
    EDITORIAL – Aptiv looks at bright future ahead
    Delphi Automotive’s decision to spin off its ‘Powertrain Systems’ business into a standalone company was one of the key corporate developments in the automotive supplier industry in 2017. The spin-off was completed last month, over three months ahead of the schedule, when the erstwhile Delphi ...
    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...
    LA Auto Show: SUVs, CUVs, and services steal the show
    Past the usual news on electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles at the LA Auto Show, was a mass announcement of new service plans, CUVs, and SUVs. Hyundai announced the all-new Kona, a compact crossover with a size that makes it the smallest SUV in Hyundai’s lineup. The Kona features a var...
    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 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...
    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...
    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 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...
    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&...
    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...
    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...
    SID Display Week 2017 – Holographic HUDs, Display Mirrors, & Moving Beyond the Flat Rectangle
    Last week, the Society for Information Display held their annual Display Week symposium and exhibition in Los Angeles California, and once again the growth in automotive content was difficult to miss. For the first time in 2017, Display Week offered an Automotive Market Conference to take advantage ...
    Suppliers to the new SEAT Ibiza
    The new SEAT Ibiza is built on the MQB A platform and assembled at Volkswagen Group’s Martorell plant in Spain. IHS Automotive expects SEAT Ibiza's production to peak in 2017 at more than 180,000 units. If you would like your company included in this feature, or the car cuta...
    Management Changes (Issue 4, 2017)
    Air International Thermal has appointed Rejie Samuel as its new CEO. Samuel succeeds Todd Sheppelman, who has resigned from the company. Samuel, who is currently serving as the chief operating officer of the company, has over 25 years of leadership and industry experience. Arconic has announced t...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 4, 2017
    In this month's issue... NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month INTERIORS Recent moves hint at a major strategy change in how market participants seek to grow their business in the long run SERVICES, SOFTWARE & APPS Virtual personal as...
    Mergers and Acquisitions (Issue 4, 2017)
    Acquirer Acquired Business Sector Comment Flex-N-Gate Plastic Omnium Seven European Facilities Plastic Omnium has finalized the sale of seven European sites, four in France, one in Spain, ...
    Investments (Issue 4, 2017)
    Company Region Area of operation Investment Comment Adient China Seating - Adient plans to open a new seating mechanisms plant in Changshu, China, through one o...
    Joint-ventures and Partnerships (Issue 4, 2017)
    Company Partner(s) Area of operation Comment Changan NIO Electric Vehicles Chinese automaker Changan has formed a joint venture with electric car start-up NIO (previously known as Next EV)...
    Alexa, Bixby, Chris, Cortana and Siri want to plan your route
    Personal assistants used to only be for the rich and famous; if you are familiar with the Iron Man movie franchise, you know that Gwyneth Paltrow's character is a personal assistant to Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark. Hollywood actors and CEOs are often depicted with personal assistants that jot dow...
    Suppliers to the new Opel Insignia
    The second generation Opel Insignia is built on GLOBAL EPSILON/E2XX platform with model code E2JO. Assembly of the second generation Opel Insignia began in March 2017 at the automaker’s Russelsheim facility in Germany. According to IHS Markit Automotive...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 3, 2017
    NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month.    SOFTWARE On March 13, 2017 Intel announced its acquisition of Mobileye, perhaps the most significant M&A event to date in the autonomous driving sector with significant impact over the next d...
    Investments (Issue 3, 2017)
    Company Region Area of operation Investment Comment BASF China Plastic Additives - BASF plans to build a new plastic additives plant at its Caojing site in Shan...
    Mergers and Acquisitions (Issue 3, 2017)
    Acquirer Acquired Business Sector Comment 3M Scott Safety Safety systems Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) has signed an agreement to sell its safety equipment business, Scott Safety, to 3M for...
    Joint-ventures and Partnerships (Issue 3, 2017)
    Company Partner(s) Area of operation Comment Beijing WKW Automotive Parts Hybrid Kinetic New Energy Vehicles Chinese firms Beijing WKW Automotive Parts and Hybrid Kinetic have signed a mem...
    Management Changes (Issue 3, 2017)
    Akebono Brake Industry has announced certain personnel changes, effective 1 April 2017, according to a company press release. The company has appointed Takeshi Saito as assistant to president and CEO. Saito will also continue his current role of senior managing executive officer and in-charge of Fri...
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Kodiaq
    The all new Skoda Kodiaq is the company’s first proper SUV with a seven-seat package. The Czech automaker introduced the 7-seater SUV as a VisionS concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The biggest ever SUV design with a SKODA badge conveys its “strength and protection”. With a brand new de...
    SupplierInsight Exclusive: Assessing Brexit’s impact on the UK’s supply chain
    The prospect of the UK pursuing a “hard Brexit” approach, meaning leaving the single market and reverting to WTO tariff schemes, raises questions on the competitiveness of UK auto manufacturing in the long run, given the inter-twined nature of both the outbound and inbound logistics supporting t...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 2, 2017
    In this month's issue: News   The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Infotainment Autonomous vehicles and mobility will not only revolutionize the way people get around, they will also revolutionize the automotive industry. Interiors ...
    Mergers and Acquisitions (Issue 2, 2017)
    Acquirer Acquired Business Sector Comment CIE Automotive Newcor Inc Machining CIE Automotive is set to acquire Newcor Inc, which is into high precision machine products for automotive sect...
    Investments (Issue 2, 2017)
    Company Region Area of operation Investment Comment BMW - 3D printing - BMW i Ventures, a corporate venture capital team founded by BMW Group, has invested in 3...
    Joint-ventures and Partnerships (Issue 2, 2017)
    Company Partner(s) Area of operation Comment Asahi Kasei China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd. (Bluestar) Chemical production in China for Evs Asahi Kasei has entered into a joint vent...
    Management Changes (Issue 2, 2017)
    Delphi Automotive has appointed David Paja as senior vice-president and president of Electronics and Safety (E&S) division. Paja replaces Jugal Vijayvargiya, who has resigned from the post to pursue other career opportunities. Most recently, Paja served as president of Honeywell Security & F...
    Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio
    Assembly of the first generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January 2017 at  FCA's Cassino facility in Italy. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the Alfa Romoe Stelvio is expected to peak in 2017 at more than 37,000 units. If...
    Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
    The new-gen Nissan Micra made its global debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Nissan Micra Gen5 is lower, wider and longer than its predecessors and offers more interior space. Following the wheel tracks of distinctive cars like Qashqai and Juke, the fifth generation Nissan Micra fully embodies a rev...
    Automotive haptics drive safety and enhanced infotainment
    Automotive haptics have become a hot topic lately, especially as they become more and more commonplace in the consumer electronics world. Haptics for safety applications are increasingly becoming standard features, while haptics to support infotainment are becoming more important as the overall auto...
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