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Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

2020-03-20T13:49:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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Italy’s OEMs and suppliers stay resolute through national coronavirus measures

2020-03-11T09:59:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

FCA, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo Brembo and Pirelli – the famous names of the Italian automotive industry are battling on through the Covid-19 crisis

Maserati has stated that all new models will be 100% developed, engineered and built in Italy, and will adopt hybrid and battery electric propulsion systems

Maserati to produce a new electrified range

2020-02-17T18:47:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Maserati has stated that all new models will be 100% developed, engineered and built in Italy, and will adopt hybrid and battery electric powertrains

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PSA-FCA – the ideal merger or a challenge too far?

2020-02-03T15:33:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Even after the collapse of the Renault deal FCA still wanted a merger to protect itself going forward from the headwinds of electrification and global economic uncertainty; step forward PSA

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

2019-11-13T14:36:00+00:00By Ian Henry

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…

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FCA–PSA fusion: first of the electric shock waves?

2019-11-04T05:00:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

The merger attempt by FCA and PSA will be complicated but makes economic and operational sense, including for manufacturing efficiency. Whether or not it goes ahead, more consolidation is likely as the automotive industry gears up for electrification

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FCA to build battery assembly complex

2019-10-24T15:34:00+01:00By AMS

Italy - FCA will construct a battery assembly facility to support its electrification strategy

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Cummins hits engine production milestone

2019-10-01T10:16:00+01:00By AMS

US - Cummins has made three million diesel engines at its plant in Columbus, Indiana

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Staying on track

2019-09-08T09:02:00+01:00By Ian Henry

FCA’s restructuring has proved successful and the Jeep brand continues to prosper with new models on the way, but there are still challenges to overcome. Ian Henry reports

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Canada feels the chill

2019-07-22T13:43:00+01:00By Nick Gibbs

Trading challenges and dwindling investment is putting Canada’s automotive manufacturers under pressure. 

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FCA starts building BEV production line

2019-07-15T14:20:00+01:00By AMS

Italy - The highly automated line will be used to make the Fiat 500 BEV

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The Fiat-Renault merger – inevitability postponed?

2019-06-18T15:44:00+01:00By Ian Henry

Ian Henry provides insight on the situation between FCA and its partners and potential partners

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US plants – stick or twist?

2019-04-10T13:42:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures.

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Unease in the East

2018-11-21T14:15:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China

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Raising the roof

2018-11-19T10:51:00+00:00By Inos Automation

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The break-up of Fiat Chrysler gathers pace

2018-11-15T10:28:00+00:00By Ian Henry

A couple of years ago, Ferrari became an independent quoted company, separate from Fiat Chrysler. This was followed by the separation of CNH Industrials, the holding company for Iveco Trucks. Now Fiat Chrysler has spun off its components activity, Magneti Marelli, to CK Holdings in a deal worth over 6bn ...

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Out now: North America 2018

2018-08-24T16:24:26+01:00By Gareth Price

When it comes to America and automotive manufacturing, some things are impossible to ignore. Foremost among them are: The Big Three, the light truck segment and Trump. In our latest global region supplement, we bring you the full set.

Forging the deal

Forging the deals

2018-08-24T15:03:40+01:00By Ian Henry

Ian Henry examines the key trends in the North American automotive supplier sector where technological progress and feisty trade policies continue to present a range of business challenges

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Home truths

2018-08-23T16:13:32+01:00By Ian Henry

Once the battles over tariffs settle down, North America”s own brands can focus on the rapid and significant changes the domestic market is demanding. Ian Henry reports

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A bigger, bolder Belvidere

2018-08-23T15:31:39+01:00By Mike Farish

The transfer of the Jeep Cherokee production from Ohio to Illinois was the first part of FCA’s response to the growing demand for more SUVs. Mike Farish reports

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