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  • FCA Sergio Marchionne

    PSA-FCA merger: Sergio Marchionne gets his wish, posthumously


    As CEO of FCA, Sergio Marchionne tried and tried to find a mega-merger partner for the group. Less less than two years after his death, a likely candidate has emerged…

  • Skoda Karoq Kvasiny

    Breaching the Wall, building the lines


    This weekend marked the 30th anniversary of a major turning point in world history - the fall of the Berlin Wall. Despite the political upheaval that followed and even new borders being drawn, the Central and Eastern Europe region has seen its strong engineering and industrial heritage re-established with automotive manufacturing underpinning much of the economic progress…

  • ID3 battery

    A European battery gigafactory … someday, somewhere


    As OEMs continue to push the scale and variety of their electrified vehicle ranges, Ian Henry asks, is battery production and supply up to the task?

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    Supplier financials a cause for concern


    Recent quarterly results from some of the major tier ones make for grim reading, as company after company reports declining profits and cites common themes for these disappointing times