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    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...
    Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC): A step towards making autonomous driving a reality?
    As the industry moves towards autonomous vehicles, it is important to create an ecosystem that not only sustains the progress but also creates an environment for collaboration and information sharing. It is difficult for one company to take on the responsibility of creating an autonomous vehicle ent...
    Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit 2019 – An Overview
    IHS Markit’s analytical spotlight this month has been on the 4th edition of Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit held in Paris, France, on 16-17 October 2019. The Autonomy Salon is a go to event for mobility innovation with a strong focus in active mobility, electrification, autonomous vehicle...
    Cancellation of Dyson EV project: Lessons for new EV start-ups
    Dyson Technology has decided to shelve its plan to produce an electric vehicle (EV) as it could not find a way to make the vehicle commercially viable. In an email to its employees, a copy of which was published by Business Insider on 11 October, the company’s founder Sir James Dyson said the comp...
    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 ...
    Additive manufacturing progressing from rapid prototyping to series production
    The automotive industry is gradually adopting additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, in its design and manufacturing strategies. The technology offers potential benefits such as innovative designs, lighter and safer products, shorter lead times, and lower cost. However, there are st...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    EDITORIAL: New regulations to increase global demand for advanced emergency braking systems
    Two key regulatory developments last month are expected to significantly increase the demand for advanced emergency braking systems (AEB), also known as automatic emergency braking, in some markets. First, 40 countries, including the European Union (EU) and Japan, agreed on a draft United Nations Re...
    EDITORIAL – Refueling infrastructure, government support still insufficient for fuel cell technology to gain significant traction
    Though both battery electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) are expected to be popular zero-emission technologies in the long term, the former is expected to gain more market share relatively in the near term on the back of factors such as wider government-industry collaborati...
    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...
    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 – 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...
    EDITORIAL – Mobility-as-a-service to drive demand for electrically powered driverless vehicles
    The rising popularity of ‘mobility-as-a-service’ (MaaS), which is the shift from personally owned modes of transportation to mobility solutions such as ride hailing and car sharing, is inspiring companies to develop vehicles that will offer the best of both worlds—electrification and autonomou...
    Ford equips new Focus with ‘Wrong Way Alert’ technology
    Ford has introduced ‘Wrong Way Alert’ technology in the all-new Focus for the European market, the automaker said in a press release on 6 August. The technology is based on Ford’s Traffic Sign Recognition technology, that relies on GPS information from the onboard navigation system to identify...
    EDITORIAL – Baidu well-positioned to tap opportunities in China’s self-driving vehicle market
    Last year, in its inaugural ‘Baidu Create’ artificial intelligence (AI) developer conference in Beijing (China), Baidu launched its ‘Apollo’ open-source platform to speed up development and production of autonomous vehicles. The company decided to keep Apollo open-source as it wanted to posi...
    EDITORIAL – Strong network of publicly accessible DC fast chargers key to increasing EV adoption
    Lack of charging infrastructure is often cited as one of the main reasons behind slow sales of electric vehicles (EV). However, will installing normal chargers (<=22kW) be enough to expel range anxiety? This is a question that is being asked more often these days. According to Zap-Map, a UK-based...
    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...
    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...
    EDITORIAL – Removing foreign ownership cap will bolster China's position as top EV market
    The recently concluded 2018 Beijing Motor Show gave the world a peek into what OEMs have planned for the Chinese market in the electric vehicle (EV) segment. A big chunk of the automakers at the show presented their new EVs, some of which were world premieres. Not only did automakers display their p...
    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...
    EDITORIAL – C-V2X technology’s adoption set to increase over the next few years
    After being in a development phase for several years, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications technology, which allows a vehicle to share information with other vehicles, roadside infrastructure, pedestrians and others, is set to be equipped in vehicles produced by certain automakers as early as ...
    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...
    EDITORIAL - BMW, Daimler’s decision to merge their mobility services will offer them strong footing in the emerging segment
    In the last week of March, BMW and Daimler announced plans to merge their mobility services business by forming a joint-venture (JV) company in which the two Germany-based automakers would have equal stake. Under the plan, the two automakers will combine their mobility businesses, including car-shar...
    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...
    EDITORIAL– High import tariffs on steel and aluminum could increase production cost for automakers, suppliers in US
    Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to impose a 25% tariff on imports of steel and 10% on imports of aluminum into the United States. President Trump, however, temporarily exempted Canada and Mexico from this new tariff regime amid ongoing renegotiations with the two ...
    EDITORIAL: Ride-hailing service likely to be first adopters of self-driving vehicles
    Earlier in January this year, Waymo received a permit from the Arizona Department of Transportation (DOT) in the United States to operate as a transportation network company (TNC), paving the way for Alphabet’s self-driving subsidiary to start its own self-driving ride-hailing service. The regulat...
    Suppliers to the new Buick Enclave
    The second generation Buick Enclave is assembled at General Motor's facility in Lansing Delta Town. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Buick Enclave from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 57,700 units. If you w...
    Suppliers to the new Jaguar E-Pace
    The all new Jaguar E-Pace built on D8 platform is assembled at the Graz facility in Austria. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the all-new generation Jaguar E-Pace is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 47,900 units. If you would like your com...
    Suppliers to the new Rolls Royce Phantom
    The eighth generation Rolls Royce Phantom built on R-R Spaceframe platform is assembled at Goodwood plant in the United Kingdom. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Phantom from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 69...
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Equinox
    The third generation Chevrolet Equinox built on GLOBAL DELTA/D2XX platform is assembled at San Luis Potosi in Mexico. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Equinox from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 72,000 units. If you...
    Suppliers to the new Audi A8
    The fourth generation Audi A8 is built on MLB D platform and assembled at Neckarsulm in Germany. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Audi A8 from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 40,700 units. If you would like your comp...
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Karoq
    The second generation Skoda Karoq is assembled at Kvasiny, Czech Republic. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Skoda Karoq from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 87,600 units. If you would like your company included in th...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 1, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month E-Mobility How are tranmission manufacturers and the wider automotive industry preparing and positioning for impending rise in hybrid demand? Thermal Modest projected adoption by global OEMs is expected ...
    EDITORIAL – Automakers will need clear government policy to solidify EV plans for India
    The ongoing Auto Expo 2018 in India is carrying a similar theme seen in a few other auto shows around the world over the past couple of years—that is electrification. There are over 50 companies, including passenger vehicles, two-wheelers and commercial vehicle companies, showcasing at the event, ...
    EDITORIAL – Automakers expected to increase use of high-strength steel to achieve lightweighting goals
    ‘Lightweighting’ is a buzzword in the automotive industry nowadays. Strict emission and fuel economy norms are pushing automakers to look for materials that will help them cut overall weight of the vehicle without compromising its safety and increasing manufacturing cost significantly. Automaker...
    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...
    EDITORIAL – Solid-state battery development could dictate success of EVs in future
    A commercially viable battery technology that can help electric vehicles (EV) successfully replace internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles as the preferred mode of road transportation, is arguably the most sought-after innovation in the automotive industry today. Although liquid electrolyte-based ...
    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...
    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...
    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)...
    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...
    Consolidation trend in the interior sector: review and outlook
    The automotive interior sector is going through a spate of consolidation moves, ranging from medium-sized to large acquisitions as well as exits, all of which have impacted the supplier landscape and industry stakeholders at large. Although most of these moves appear to have been driven by independe...
    Suppliers to the new Cadillac CT6
    Assembly of the first generation Cadillac CT6 began in January 2016 at Cadillac's facility in China. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the all new Cadillac CT6 is expected to peak in 2016 at more than 18,000 units. If you would like your co...
    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 ...
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