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  • After PSA and Opel, who’s next?

    March 23, 2017

    The acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall by PSA, which should be complete by the end of this year, took the industry by surprise. With Opel/Vauxhall still losing money in Q3 2016, most observers assumed that GM would simply close one or more plants, as on previous occasions, so the idea of the company actually withdrawing from European vehicle manufacturing after 90 years was a shock. As the industry absorbed the news and assessed its implications, it was not long before discussion turned to what might be the next move in terms of industry consolidation…

  • Around the block

    March 16, 2017

    The mix of in-house and external sourcing that OEMs regularly deploy in vehicle engine production make its supply chain quite distinct from that of all other components along the assembly line

  • PSA and Opel? Why, Carlos… why?

    February 15, 2017

    Periodically, the car industry goes through a burst of rationalisation, with companies closing plants and merging or creating alliances. This is typically accompanied by a flood of headlines and stories about the need for structural change, realignment in the industry and so forth. It has happened before and will happen again…

  • African assembly for Peugeot vehicles

    February 8, 2017

    Kenya – The PSA Group and Kenyan importer and distributor URYSIA have signed a contract to assemble Peugeot brand vehicles in the region. Production will start in June 2017 with the Peugeot 508, followed by the new 3008 SUV. This project is part of the company’s “Push to Pass” plan…

  • Back on track

    January 9, 2017

    Automotive manufacturers operating in South-East Asia are seeing the gloom lift as the car market begins growing again after a troubling couple of years

  • PSA SAIPA finalise joint-venture in Iran

    October 7, 2016

    This 50/50 joint-venture to produce and sell Citroën vehicles in Iran will cover the entire process from design through to vehicle marketing. The partners say over €300m will be invested in manufacturing and R&D capacity over the next five years, and the deal includes technology transfers and sourcing a high level of local content…

  • Influential India

    June 23, 2016

    India’s automotive component sector is relishing its new place on the international stage Changes in the Indian component sector have prompted growth in the role of its companies worldwide in recent years. Likewise, European, Japanese and American suppliers have moved into India. Until around a decade ago, the Indian automotive components sector was something of a …