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GM's long-term goals look to China, Cadillac, better supplier relations


October 2, 2014 10:02 am ET

General Motors Co.'s China plan includes $14 billion in investments by its joint ventures to open five new auto assembly plants by 2018, with a goal of spurring sales in China to 5 million vehicles a year, from the current level of about 3.5 million.

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German auto supplier Benecke-Kaliko to build second plant in China


October 1, 2014 10:24 am ET

German auto supplier Benecke-Kaliko AG is set to build its second Chinese facility, in Changzhou, to produce surface materials for automotive interiors.

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Ohio molder Denbro Plastics moves to new location


September 29, 2014 6:17 pm ET

Logo products injection molder Denbro Plastics Co. has moved to another plant within Toledo, Ohio, to streamline production and improve efficiency.

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Japan's parts makers face challenges as carmakers expand supply base


September 29, 2014 11:01 am ET

For all their size and success, Japanese auto suppliers that rocketed to global dominance on the coattails of their No. 1 customer, Toyota Motor Corp., face a perilous new reality.

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ZF, TRW combination creating a new player for autonomous autos


September 23, 2014 9:59 am ET

The era of autonomous vehicles is close at hand — and is already changing the auto industry in fundamental ways. The latest and biggest example? Last week, ZF Friedrichshafen AG announced it would acquire TRW Automotive for $13.5 billion, one...

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Delphi buying connector maker Antaya


September 22, 2014 2:25 pm ET

Delphi Automotive plc will buy Antaya Technologies Corp., a Rhode Island company that supplies wire harnesses and other technologies that connect with automotive glass.

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Poland's Boryszew to work with Mitsui on lightweight auto parts


September 22, 2014 10:12 am ET

European plastics car parts maker Boryszew Group has signed a letter of intent to work with the Japanese investment and trading conglomerate Mitsui & Co. in developing lightweight automotive parts.

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Plasan investing in capacity, jobs to supply auto market with carbon fiber


September 19, 2014 3:05 pm ET

Growth in the emerging automotive market for carbon-fiber composites has spurred a $29 million investment in a Walker, Mich., factory

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Toyoda Gosei expanding in Mexico


September 19, 2014 2:33 pm ET

Toyoda Gosei North America Corp. is investing $67 million in a 398,000-square-foot plant in central Mexico to supply the automotive industry with plastic components, including radiator grilles and console boxes, the company said Sept. 19.

Exo-s buys injection and blow molder in Mexico, expands footprint


September 19, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Custom molder Exo-s Inc. has bought an injection and blow molding operation in San Juan del Rio, Querétaro, Mexico.

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