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    Prospects of laser light technology in vehicles
    Presently, laser lights are mainly used for high-beam applications in conjunction with some other lighting technologies, usually LEDs, to cater for low-beam operation. The technology is quite expensive, so the segment is currently quite niche; laser technology can only be seen in premium vehicles 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...
    Illuminated grill/logo and contour lighting outlook in lower segment vehicles
    Nowadays, an increasing number of automakers are using exterior lighting (other than headlamps and tail lamps, which are used for traditional lighting functions) such as contour lighting, logo and grill illumination as one of the ways to differentiate their vehicles on the road. However, such lighti...
    Lighting Suppliers strategy: Outlook
    ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and AD (autonomous driving) are now some of the main reasons for the automotive industry to improve safety for drivers and road users. Technologies such as laser, digital projections, and LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior an...
    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 ...
    Varroc: Focus on improving vision with safety and style
    Vehicle headlights are shifting from conventional bulb headlamps to high-resolution matrix headlights that focus on enhancing safety through various sensors. Most of the safety concerns, such as blind-spot and forward-collision warnings and avoidance, have diminished with the use of cameras and adva...
    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...
    Future of digital light
    The introduction of LED technology has helped lighting manufacturers to gear up for industry megatrends—electrification, autonomy, and connectivity. Suppliers have begun developing energy-efficient solutions and more advanced systems that adjust their brightness in response to changing driving con...
    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 exterior design language
    Every vehicle has a unique identification in terms of design, performance, and features. From a design perspective, it includes interior and exterior lighting systems—the most recognizable elements on a new model. Premium vehicles, such as those of Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, have simple brand d...
    Role of lighting system in V2X structure
    Lighting serves as a communication medium between humans and cars and will continue to serve as long as human and vehicles coexist on the same roads. Even self-driving vehicles need light to make sure people see and understand cars for better road safety. In the automotive industry, the move...
    2019 ADAS sensor conference observations and summary
    The ADAS Sensor Conference 2019 provided numerous insights into the current state of the industry and technology from both financial and technical perspectives. The combination of sensors continues to be the trend with most still favoring the combination of radar, image and lidar. However ...
    EDITORIAL: LED expected to remain key technology for ambient lighting
    The collaborations between various stakeholders in the automotive interior lighting industry clearly indicates LED will remain the dominant technology for ambient lighting applications, at least over the short term. IHS Markit recently spoke to several automotive lighting suppliers to understand wha...
    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...
    High Definition lighting systems
    Since the introduction of LED technology, the lighting industry is exploring ways in multiple directions, and three are particularly important. The first is design and styling, which influence the construction of a lighting system. Second, energy efficiency solutions, which are redefining lighting p...
    Development of energy efficient lighting solution for battery vehicles
    The automotive industry is undergoing a radical transformation driven by four key trends: electrification, autonomous driving, sharing, and connected cars. Interconnected development of these trends is already visible, but their full deployment is moving slowly. However, push by government to promot...
    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...
    Are self-dimming and glare-free headlights finally coming to the U.S.?
    Megatrends in the automotive industry have revolutionized the approach of automakers and tier-1 suppliers towards lighting components. From bulky designs to sleek designs, exterior lighting systems have travelled a long way in terms of technology and design, with increased attention from automakers ...
    Miniaturization in LED technology - Opportunities and Challenges
    Since the introduction of LED technology, OEMs are standardizing LED lamps across major vehicle segments in order to improve efficiency and safety. Another area where LED technology is contributing is in brand perception by providing design flexibility. These days we can observe exterior lamps trans...
    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...
    OLED technology in automotive lighting
    After LED, the lighting industry is now focusing on OLED technology as the next light source in vehicles. In fact, the use of OLED technology to the first production has already begun in premium vehicles. For instance, Audi commercialized use of OLED technology for its flagship car, A8, in rear comb...
    New tail lamp designs and technologies
    The automotive lighting industry is progressing rapidly, with the lighting systems’ role pertaining to safety, aesthetics, customization, and vehicle autonomy. In terms of design, automakers are leveraging newer light sources such as LED (light emitting diode), OLED (organic light emitting diode) ...
    Control solutions for intelligent lighting
    Automotive lighting has begun to increasingly contribute towards driver assistance and emerge as a significant active safety enabler. Unlike lighting technologies of the past, new headlamps integrate digital light and sensors interface to support advance applications such as adaptive front lighting,...
    Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) Technologies – A Big Opportunity for Power Devices
    Gallium Nitride (GaN) is becoming a promising semiconductor technology for high performance microwave, radio frequency and millimeter wave devices. GaN devices enable operation at much higher voltages, frequencies, and temperatures over conventional semiconductor materials such as silicon. &nbs...
    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...
    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...
    Sensor Fusion: Defining new scope in automotive lighting
    The autonomy race is bringing a new meaning to automotive lighting systems. Vehicle headlights are shifting from conventional bulb headlamps to high-resolution matrix headlights focused on enhancing safety through various sensors. Most of the safety concerns, such as blind spot warnings, forward col...
    Automotive lighting: Made in China—a viable option?
    Increasing use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in the automotive market has ushered the industry into a new era of competition, business strategies, and market demand. To sustain themselves in the long run and fulfill the ever-rising LED demand, many lighting companies have turned to niche lighting ...
    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...
    Types of light source and their market overview
    In the past few years, automobiles have covered a lot of distance, moving from halogen headlamps to light-emitting diode (LED) headlamps. As the automotive industry grows, consumers are looking toward new lighting solutions that increase their comfort. There are three types of light sources that wor...
    EDITORIAL – Electrification will be key to meet CO2 reduction targets in heavy-duty truck segment in Europe
    In a bid to put a lid on emissions, the European Commission (EC) has turned its gaze on the heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) segment. Last month, the EC came out with its first ever legislative proposal for regulating CO2 emissions from new HDVs. Unlike countries such as the United States and Canada, Europe...
    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...
    EDITORIAL – ZKW’s acquisition to help LG accelerate growth rate of its vehicle components division
    With the acquisition of Austria-based ZKW, which specializes in vehicle front lighting systems and related electronics, South Korea-based electronics giant LG has now gained a strong position in the competitive automotive lighting industry, which is witnessing a significant technological change with...
    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...
    Lighting: Is the Supply Base Ready for Technology Revolution?
    Technologies such as laser, digital projections, LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior and interior lighting of the vehicle. With these technologies, OEMs and suppliers aim to provide advanced driving assistance functionality, ensuring optimum visibility even in extreme...
    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...
    Interior Lighting
    The global automotive lighting market is undergoing changes owing to increasing safety concerns and technological advances. With strict industry-wide norms applying practically across the entire automotive sector, differentiation is becoming increasingly challenging for automakers. One area in which...
    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...
    New lighting technologies – The road ahead
    Future vehicles are at the forefront of technological change and lighting is one of the core areas of innovation. Unique optic control systems and optimized lighting systems are making headlamps capable of being programmed to provide high-resolution light distribution and projecting information on t...
    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 ...
    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 ...
    Impact of Autonomous Driving on Lighting
    Autonomous vehicles (AVs) represent a major innovation for the automotive industry in terms of technology and design. A fully automated-driving system undertakes all aspects of dynamic driving on all roadways and in all environmental conditions, which are usually done by human drivers. The prospect ...
    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...
    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...
    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 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...
    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...
    Laser technology – the new LED?
    Laser is an acronym for Light Amplified by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is a device which converts light into a thin beam and does not allow it to widen or scatter like that of a flashlight for example. Moreover, laser light is brighter than LED light and would therefore illuminate bett...
    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...
    Innovation in tail lamp functionality
    Tail lights are on the rear of the vehicle with some of them having reflective material inside them to help amplify the light, which allows them to appear brighter and larger. These lights are turned on when the headlights turn on, and in case of automatic lights, they turn on when the vehicle turns...
    Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
    The seventh generation Ford Fiesta is built on the B2E platform and assembled at Ford's Cologne plant in Germany. According to IHS Markit Automotive production forecasts, output is expected to peak in 2017 at over 322,000 units. If you would like your company included in this ...
    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)...
    Impact of New Light Sources on HMI Applications
    For the past decade, car manufacturers and suppliers have focused on design and development of the interior , which includes interior lighting. Ambient lighting has been an integral part of the innovative approach followed by various automakers to be on par with the competition in the industry. In a...
    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...
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