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Lear completes $257M deal for Guilford Mills
Guilford posts annual sales of about $400 million, with about 85 percent of that related to the automotive industry, and has strong ties to most of the world's major automakers, Lear said. Guilford's specialty products division produces fabrics for ...

Littelfuse Announces Acquisition of ACCEL
ACCEL is a manufacturer of advanced electromechanical products, including sensors and switches, primarily for the automotive industry. ACCEL had 2011 revenues of approximately EUR16 million. "The acquisition of ACCEL gives us an initial foothold in the ...

Bitauto Extends Co-operative Agreement with Baidu
Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE: BITA) is a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. The Company's bitauto.com and taoche.com (formerly ucar.cn) websites provide consumers with up-to-date ...

Toyota Optimistic On RP Motorization
By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT MANILA, Philippines --- Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) expressed optimism for the local automotive industry as it forecasts the third wave of high motorization in the ASEAN region, which is projected to happen in ...

Auto Parts Wholesaling in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available ...
Auto Parts Wholesaling in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available ...

May auto sales disappoint; demand slows
The sales results, when combined with Friday's anemic US jobs report, suggested the industry could face hurdles in its recovery from a recession four years ago that dragged General Motors and Chrysler into bankruptcy. Among the automakers posting ...

Auto Industry facing crunch situation: GM to fire 2000 people, Mazda to fire ...
Auto Industry facing crunch situation: GM to fire 2000 people, Mazda to fire ...

Smaller Verito by year-end, looking to beat industry growth: M&M
NEW DELHI: Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra plans to launch the smaller version of its sedan Verito by the end of 2012 as it looks to beat industry growth this fiscal and build on good sales witnessed so far this year. The firm that went past rival Tata ...

Lending curbs stall Indonesian car boom
JAKARTA : The prospect of Indonesia's auto industry becoming the new hotbed for growth in Asia has hit a roadblock after the central bank told lenders to demand bigger down payments. Currently, a person in Indonesia can buy a car for as little as 5% ...

Govt capital fuels green auto sector
In addition to the new energy vehicle sector, insiders anticipate that the entire automotive industry is expected to have a boost from another government stimulus package. After the industry experienced a slowdown over the last year, domestic media ...

Toyota CEO Voices Concerns Over Yen, Europe, US Slowdown
(7203) President Akio Toyoda said the appreciating yen, the European debt crisis and slowing automobile demand in the US are among concerns facing Japan's car industry. “In the short run, the European economy and a possible slowdown in the recovery of ...

Research Report on US Automobile Parts Retail Industry
A huge chunk of retail market share is taken up by auto parts which accounts for nearly 50% of the total market share followed by auto supplies at 12% and auto lubricants and auto batteries pegged at 6% each. The US automotive parts industry is ...

Suppliers, OEMs add 3rd shifts to meet demand
By Nick Bunkley The return of the domestic automotive industry -- and its contribution to the Michigan economy -- can be seen in the middle of the night in plants here and across the country. At General Motors Co., nearly one in five US hourly workers ...

UIEvolution A Finalist for Telematics "Industry Newcomer Award"
Mobile Industry Leader Recognized for Infotainment Solutions Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012 UIEvolution, Inc., a global leader in connected services for mobile, tablet, TV and automotive applications, was recognized by the telematics industry ...

Global Automotive Software Industry
By Reportlinker This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Software in US$ Million by the following Application Segments: Infotainment/Telematics, Comfort Systems, Safety Systems, and Others. The US market is further analyzed by the ...

Global Automotive Airbags Industry
By Reportlinker This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Airbags in Thousands of Units by the following Product Segments: Front-Impact Driver Air Bags, Front-Impact Passenger Air Bags, Side-Impact Air Bags, and Other Automotive Air ...

USA Recycling Industries Files Financial Results and Achieves Current Status ...
USA Recycling Industries Files Financial Results and Achieves Current Status ...

Industry to endorse oil companies jumping 2017 clean fuels gun – Naamsa
In fact, it emphasised that the automotive industry and individual automotive companies would “publicly support and endorse the products of those oil companies prepared to start supplying the cleaner fuel before 2017”, and that it would continue to ...

Latest surveys reflect auto's mixed signals
By Clare Goldsberry Is the automotive industry feeling optimistic or pessimistic? It depends on who you ask. Two recently released surveys reveal a paradox in the industry, that while North American vehicle production continues to trend upward, ...

Auto workers urged to oppose Japan's entry into trade talks
By David Shepardson Washington -The United Auto Workers union and Ford Motor Co. urged the automaker's more than 40000 hourly workers to oppose Japan's entry into free-trade talks. "Japan's auto industry has not done the hard work we had to do to ...

Global Markets for Automotive Sensor Technologies -- Focus on Asia
The automotive industry is being revolutionized by technological innovation. The performance of vehicles, safety and comfort are being improved by using automotive sensors in various systems including air bags, tire pressure monitoring and vehicle ...

Fiat 500 Abarth is fast, fun
Those of us who cover the automotive industry for a living smelled trouble early on for the US launch of the Fiat 500, which was the initial Fiat model to migrate to America as part of the company's takeover of Chrysler It seemed as though there was a ...

Hella plans China passenger car lighting JV this year
By PlasticsToday Staff Looking to expand its reach in China, the Hella Group (Lippstadt, Germany) has reached an agreement with Chinese automobile manufacturer Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd. (BAIC) for a subsidiary of the latter to take ...

GM's China Sales Rise
SAIC-GM-Wuling—the auto maker's microvan joint venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. and Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co.—reported a 34% in sales during the month to 119721 vehicles. GM's flagship Shanghai-GM passenger vehicle joint venture with ...

Automotive Components Manufacturer Growing Northeast Indiana Operations
HARTFORD CITY, Ind. -- BRC Rubber & Plastics, Inc., a manufacturer of molded components for the automotive industry, announced plans today to expand its operations in northeast Indiana, creating up to 51 new jobs by 2013. The Churubusco-based company, ...

Eco-friendly and Versatile Engineering Polymers Nudge out Traditional ...
Eco-friendly and Versatile Engineering Polymers Nudge out Traditional ...

Paul Lienert Joins Reuters - FishbowlNY
Lienert has an extensive background in the automotive industry. He has held various editorial positions for such publications as Automotive News, Autoweek, Road & Track, Motor Trend and Car and Driver. Lienert was also the auto columnist for the ...

Manufacturing Digital Highlights Earthquake Proof Furniture, the Sustainable ...
Manufacturing Digital Highlights Earthquake Proof Furniture, the Sustainable ...

Romney still stumbling on auto rescue
By Steve Benen Mitt Romney probably doesn't want my advice, but I might suggest he stop talking about the auto-industry rescue altogether. It just keeps getting him into trouble. A month ago, after three years of condemning President Obama's successful ...

EU to outline plan to restart stalled car industry
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of the European auto suppliers' association CLEPA, who was involved in drafting the report, also backed regulation toward lower carbon as part of the skilled, innovative industry of the future. "Europe's industry is considered a ...

Global Automotive Transmission Systems Industry
By Reportlinker This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Transmission Systems in Thousand Units by the following Transmission Technology: Manual Transmissions, Automatic Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, ...

Can automotive industry rescue Google Maps?
But there's a whole giant industry for Maps to move in to. by Rafe Needleman Google isn't saying much about how it's going to rescue its mapping product from the expected upset of losing the Apple deal. We're going to learn exactly what they're doing ...

Can the automotive industry rescue Google Maps?
But there's a whole giant industry for Maps to move in to. by Rafe Needleman Google isn't saying much about how it's going to rescue its mapping product from the expected upset of losing the Apple deal. We're going to learn exactly what it's doing ...

CSR Drives First SiRFstarVe(TM) Location Platform into Automotive Market
... a quad-GNSS location platform designed to support GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass systems and optimized to address the ever more demanding needs of the auto industry. Designed for automotive market AEC-Q100 qualification requirements and able to ...

CSR Automotive, Location, Audio and Connectivity Innovations in Spotlight at ...
CSR Automotive, Location, Audio and Connectivity Innovations in Spotlight at ...

Global Automotive Powertrain Industry
II-10Seeing Beyond the Decline of the Automotive Industry? II-11Venture Capital Funding Patterns Indicate a Turnaround II-12Key Trends & Issues II-12Hybrid Powertrains: The Pros & Cons of SuccessfulCommercialization II-12Table 8: Comparative Study of ...

Auto industry oppose higher tax on diesel cars
Leaders of the Indian automobile industry on Wednesday opposed a proposal by the government to impose higher taxes on diesel vehicles. The Finance Ministry, which has been mulling over imposing additional levy on diesel vehicles, in the meantime has ...

Autobytel to Participate in Panel Discussion and Conduct One-on-One Investor ...
Autobytel to Participate in Panel Discussion and Conduct One-on-One Investor ...

Johnson Controls announces plans to build automotive battery manufacturing ...
Johnson Controls announces plans to build automotive battery manufacturing ...

Auto industry leaders oppose higher tax on diesel vehicles
Leaders of the Indian automobile industry today opposed a proposal by the government to impose higher taxes on diesel vehicles. The finance ministry, which has been mulling over imposing additional levy on diesel vehicles, in the meantime has asked ...

Auto Makers Sharpen Insights with SAS(R) Analytics
CARY, NC, Jun 06, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Automotive industry leaders gathered today at the 2012 SAS Automotive Leadership Forum in Southern California to learn how analytics can help them gain valuable insights from customers, make critical ...

Innovative Adhesives for Industrial Displays
By DELO Industrial Adhesives DELO Industrial Adhesives presents new adhesives for bonding industrial displays and touch panels. Typical application areas include large-area displays in industrial applications, the automotive industry and aircraft ...

Europe bids to revamp domestic auto sector
Europe is drawing up plans to protect its auto industry as manufacturers battle barriers to export markets and face up to increasingly tough environmental challenges. The industry and regulators approved Wednesday "a new action plan in favour of the ...

Europe sets out plans to support automotive industry
The European Commission has announced concrete actions to support the automotive industry in reaction to the current economic situation. It is in response to the adoption of the CARS 21 report, which sets out an industrial policy strategy for the ...

Asian Automobile and Automotive Components Markets Recover More Quickly From ...
Asian Automobile and Automotive Components Markets Recover More Quickly From ...

Autobytel Board Authorizes Additional $2.0 Million for Share Repurchases
IRVINE, Calif., Jun 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) , a leading provider of online consumer purchase requests and marketing resources for the automotive industry, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the ...

Jobs and Growth Will Come Through Innovation, Government Tells Industry ...
Jobs and Growth Will Come Through Innovation, Government Tells Industry ...

Scout(TM) by Telenav Wins Best Automotive Navigation Solution at Telematics ...
Scout(TM) by Telenav Wins Best Automotive Navigation Solution at Telematics ...

Performax Targets International Growth On Thai Automotive Industry Mission
General Manager Glenn Soper, who has had extensive experience in the Asian automotive industry, said the Austrade mission was a good opportunity to launch the new business. "Our Thai operation will be a lower-cost centre for developing small-volume ...

UIEvolution Wins Industry Newcomer Award From Telematics Update
Industry Leader Recognized for Infotainment Solutions Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 UIEvolution, Inc., a global leader in connected services for mobile, tablet, TV and automotive applications, today announced it has been named winner of Industry ...


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