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Car industry suppliers facing grim future as transformation grants fall short
He said many parts suppliers did not want to buy new equipment. They wanted to find new markets and use their existing gear. About 140 companies supply the automotive industry and Mr Griffin said competition would be tough. "I would think that we could ...

Iran invites US carmakers to Auto Industry Conference
Secretary of Iran's Auto Industry International Conference, Sasan Qorbani said that the US car makers have not decided yet about attending the conference to be held in Tehran on Dec. 1. The US companies are reviewing the issue, Qorbani said, Iran's ...

2 Reasons the Auto Industry's Rebound Could Hit a Speed Bump
It's no secret that the automotive industry in the U.S. has been surging; in fact, new-car sales have practically been on fire over the last year. August's and September's Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, or SAAR, of 17.5 million and 16.4 million units ...

2 Reasons the Auto Industry's Rebound Could Hit a Speed Bump
It's no secret that the automotive industry in the U.S. has been surging; in fact, new-car sales have practically been on fire over the last year. August's and September's Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, or SAAR, of 17.5 million and 16.4 million units ...

Auto industry grants "short-sighted", says FAPM boss
Government-funded programs to assist automotive suppliers to adapt have been criticised as poorly targeted and insufficient. The ABC reports that Jim Griffin – CEO of Diver Consolidated Industries and head of the Federation of Automotive Parts ...

Nigerian automobile industry, a catalyst for economic growth, development
No country can attain the desired economic growth and development without a strong automobile industry, as its contribution to employment generation cannot be overemphasised. Our discussion this morning is to highlight the challenges and opportunities ...

Automotive industry behind technician licencing, says IMI
Almost 90% of professionals working in the automotive retail sector agree that some form of licence to practise is needed for vehicle technicians, according to the results of a survey conducted by IMI. Nearly 650 responses were received for the online ...

Iran invites American carmakers to Auto Industry Conference
The U.S car makers have not decided yet about attending the Auto Industry Conference to be held in Tehran on December 1. Secretary of Iran's Auto Industry International Conference, Sasan Qorbani said the U.S. companies are still reviewing the issue ...

Vander Doelen: Auto industry's 'record upside'
You couldn't help but feel better if you were among the few hundred members of the local automotive tooling sector who dropped into the Ciociaro Club last week to listen to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers talk about their business. He kept piling on ...

Cheap Gas Worries Auto Industry
Throughout the history of the automotive industry, car companies have worried about the impact of higher fuel prices. Today it's the opposite. Now they're deeply worried about the falling price of gasoline. It wasn't supposed to be this way. As ...

Banner Revenue Year Predicted for Auto Industry
He predicts the industry will garner $520 billion this year compared with $300 billion in 2009. Measured in revenue from sales, “there's never been a better year than 2014,” Krafcik tells the Automotive Press Assn. here. Credit for that largely goes to ...

Pace of auto industry mergers hits seven-year high
Mergers and acquisitions are back in full force in the global automotive industry and are reshaping the competitive landscape of both suppliers and manufacturers. A total of 250 mergers and acquisitions were completed in the global automotive industry ...

Morocco Set to become Regional Leader in Auto Industry
Morocco's automotive industry is expanding and moving to the top gear as the country has just signed five deals with leading manufacturers to help boost the industry, create jobs and contribute to the socioeconomique development of the North African ...

Analysts: Chrysler could be poster child of auto industry recovery
"Chrysler might be the poster child of the auto industry's recovery over the past five years," said Karl Brauer, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book. "When things looked their worst in the dark, bankruptcy-plagued days of 2009, Chrysler seemed the ...

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Bodies setting auto norms dominated by industry, Gadkari says
NEW DELHI: Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari seems to have hit the bull's eye on Wednesday when he said the entities responsible for coming up with new automotive standards and carrying out tests are hesitant to allow changes as they are ...

Further job cuts in European auto industry
The current downsizing of the European auto industry is hitting workers not only at the assembly plants owned by the major global automakers, but also at the corporations that supply the parts. In an effort to slash costs, Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler and ...

Turkey's Koç to invest a record $1.4bn in automotive industry
ISTANBUL — Tofaş has announced that it aims to invest $520 million into the production of two new passenger cars in 2016. This brings their total investments in the automotive industry to $1.4 billion, including the new Doblo and sedan automobile. As ...

Top 10 facts about auto industry that you should know
Indian automobile industry is deeply rooted with our socio-economic conditions and also often referred to as engine of growth. It impacts the lives of common man and the elites equally. Here are some facts about this industry which everyone needs to ...

The Auto Industry's Missed Opportunity: Female Consumers
I serve on the board of the M2W Conference which is held every spring in Chicago and also attend the M2Moms Conference held each fall. Few automotive industry leaders attend, which I think shows they are not really listening to women car buyers,” said ...

Transforming the China Automotive Industry – Finding a Path Forward
The Global Automotive Forum 2014 was held in Wuhan, China October 16-17. This was the fifth annual convening of the event by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the last two of which have been held in Wuhan. The official ...

Art program could help shape auto industry's next creative minds
The event was hosted by automotive supplier Lear, with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services the night's second major sponsor. A neighbor who works for Lear in interior color design had invited me. The event celebrated Art Road's 10th anniversary and ...

Michigan car czar Nigel Francis to step down, return to industry
“Nigel Francis has set a high standard as the first person to head our automotive office and will be missed as he moves back to the auto industry. Nigel brought a number of achievements in creating the automotive office and developing an automotive ...

Lights, Camera, Action, Micrel To Exhibit Automotive, Industrial Solutions ...
Lights, Camera, Action, Micrel To Exhibit Automotive, Industrial Solutions ...

Emerging Engineering Standards & Practices in the Automotive Industry
NAFEMS Americas and invited speakers will cover these topics, and more, at, “Emerging Engineering Standards & Practices in the Automotive Industry." Located at the MEC in Troy, MI, attendees from the major automotive manufacturers and suppliers will ...

Model of success: KSA automobile industry setting new standards
Inoue, who is in charge of growing markets as an executive officer for Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan, commented: “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom is a slogan representing Mazda's policy and commitment never to make boring cars. The cars worth making, we ...

Life after the decline of the auto industry in Durham Region
Writers Ian McMillan, Jillian Follert and Reka Szekely take an in-depth look at how former autoworkers are dealing with life after General Motors. The glare of early-morning headlights is steady along Bloor Street at Park Road in Oshawa, where cars ...

Renault opens Oran plant, marks start of automotive industry in Algeria
Today is a red-letter day for Algeria. Abdelmalek Sellal, prime minister of Algeria, and Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Renault, today inaugurated the Oued Tlelat car manufacturing plant in Oran alongside Algerian and French ministers. With an ...

Meineke Raises the Bar for Mobile in the Auto Industry
Meineke Raises the Bar for Mobile in the Auto Industry 300x149 Meineke Raises the Bar for As all industries search for the most relevant and effective methods of mobile marketing, plenty of companies obviously struggle more than others. Some argue that ...

Auto sales top whole of 2013 – CAMPI
Year-to-date sales of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturera of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) already hit 192,005 units, overtaking its entire 2013 sales of 181,282 units and paving the way for an even higher than the industry's total sales target of ...

Car makers post record sales in Oct
Our strong efforts to meet the market's demand and favorable responses to new models have essentially helped in boosting the automotive industry's confidence of achieving higher sales for the remaining two months,” CAMPI president Rommel Gutierrez said ...

Auto Industry Hits the Brakes on Super Bowl Ads
After years of driving advertising into the Super Bowl, automotive marketers appear to have reversed course. NBC still has eight to ten 30-second spots left to sell for its 2015 broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX, and has sold about 90% of the inventory ...

Tesla Possesses Highest Revenue Per Employee In Auto Industry
Tesla Motors was recently found to have the highest revenue per employee in the whole of the automobile manufacturers industry — more or less blowing everyone else out of the water — according to recent reports. The EV manufacturer came in with a ...

Auto industry insider previews tell-all book, What Did Jesus Drive?
"It's about some of the biggest crises in history. It's about who did it right and who did it wrong." – Jason Vines. Jason Vines, the former head of public relations at Chrysler, Ford and Nissan, has seen a lot during his more than 30-year career, and ...

Research and Markets: Cybersecurity in the Automotive Industry Trends - 85% of ...
Research and Markets: Cybersecurity in the Automotive Industry Trends - 85% of ...

Research and Markets: Executive Outlook of Developments in the Russian ...
Research and Markets: Executive Outlook of Developments in the Russian ...

Auto industry insider previews tell-all book, What Did Jesus Drive?
"It's about some of the biggest crises in history. It's about who did it right and who did it wrong." – Jason Vines. Jason Vines, the former head of public relations at Chrysler, Ford and Nissan, has seen a lot during his more than 30-year career, and ...

Automotive industry output back on track after closures
The increase of output at Hungary's vehicle manufacturing companies — which is widely considered to be the engine of growth in Hungary's industrial sector — picked up in September after slowing in August due to shutdowns, a second reading of data ...

Automotive industry back on track after closures
The increase of output at Hungary's vehicle manufacturing companies — which is widely considered to be the engine of growth in Hungary's industrial sector — picked up in September after slowing in August due to shutdowns, a second reading of data ...

Executive Outlook of Developments in the Russian Automotive Industry
Political crisis and sanctions are the decisive factors, but the government is supporting the local automotive industry by introducing subsidies and a scrappage scheme, and allowing customs duty exemptions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs ...

Review: PR Veteran Jason Vines' New Memoir
Auto industry memoirs have a limited audience. Auto executives. Some dealers. The automotive media. True car nuts. In the case of Jason Vines' new book, “What Did Jesus Drive,” the former head of communications for Ford, Nissan, and Chrysler does not ...

Study: Aerospace, automotive jobs are growing the fastest of Ohio's target ...
Study: Aerospace, automotive jobs are growing the fastest of Ohio's target ...

8 top auto industry surprises of 2014
Five years ago, Chrysler was nearly left by the side of the road. Only an intervention by President Obama, worried about the potential job losses in the Midwest, kept it open with an injection of government capital. When Fiat opportunistically scooped ...

8 top auto industry surprises of 2014
Five years ago, Chrysler was nearly left by the side of the road. Only an intervention by President Obama, worried about the potential job losses in the Midwest, kept it open with an injection of government capital. When Fiat opportunistically scooped ...

How Will the Auto Industry Capitalize on the Internet of Things?
Nearly everyone in the auto industry agrees that a sea change is coming five or 10 or 15 years from now—nobody is sure exactly how the timeline will unfold—when connected cars will talk to each other or the Internet infrastructure while sending and ...

Michigan Matters Preview: Homelessness & Auto Industry Update
Then Cain assembles a high powered panel of auto experts to look at the future of the industry. Her guests include Rod Alberts, the Executive Director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Assn; John McElroy, host of AutoLine; and David Cole, founder of the ...

Getting serious about the automotive industry
In Michigan, the government is serious about the automotive industry. Gov. Rick Snyder has created an Automotive Industry Office. He appointed an automotive adviser – Nigel Francis, with almost three decades of experience in the industry – who briefs ...

China important market for Spanish auto industry: ANFAC president
Jose Luis Lopez-Schummer, president of the Spanish Association of Car Manufacturers (ANFAC) has said China is an important market for the Spanish automotive sector. Lopez-Schummer, who has a long career in the automotive industry, participated this ...

How Uber Is Changing the U.S. Economy Like No One Ever Imagined
NEW YORK (TheStreet) –– The automotive industry is innovating more than ever as Tesla Motors (TSLA) takes mindshare away from Ford (F) , General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) , simultaneously forcing the "Detroit 3" to think more creatively ...


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