China's Zhongding buying German auto supplier Wegu

February 10, 2015 4:21 pm ET

In its latest overseas acquisition, China's Zhongding Sealing Parts Co. Ltd. is buying 100 percent of shares in German injection molder Wegu Holding GmbH for 95 million euros ($107.4 million) in cash to help it enter the supply chain for premium...


Prism wins with customer relations

February 10, 2015 12:20 pm ET

Plastics News has selected Prism Plastics Inc., a fast-growing automotive molder with plans to expand into new markets, as the winner of one of its PN Excellence Awards, for customer relations.

Mexico's auto production up 7 percent

February 9, 2015 11:02 am ET

Mexico produced auto parts worth $82 billion in 2014, 7 percent up on 2013.


Take a closer look at Stihl, other winning firms

February 6, 2015 12:32 pm ET

Take a video tour of the 2014 Processor of the Year winner Stihl Inc. along with video visits to other PN Excellence Award winners Evco Plastics Inc, Prism Plastics Inc. and Nicolet Plastics Inc.


Sumitomo to open plant in Moldova

February 6, 2015 11:59 am ET

Japanese cable manufacturer Sumitomo Electric Industries Inc. has unveiled plans to set up a new production facility in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, creating between 1,000 and 2,500 new jobs at the plant, the country's government said in a...


'Less is more'

February 4, 2015 12:45 pm ET

France's Faurecia SA created its “Less is More” demonstrator to showcase several of its technologies that cut weight, emissions and noise in vehicles.


Activist shareholder urges Lear split

February 4, 2015 11:07 am ET

An activist investor is urging auto supplier Lear split in two for better shareholder value.


Sale to Bain will allow TI to leave behind reminders of 2009

February 2, 2015 10:21 am ET

After the signing of an agreement last week to be acquired by the private equity firm Bain Capital LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich.-based TI Automotive Ltd. is shutting the door on an industry collapse.


Lear sales rise in 2014, forecasts growth in key markets for 2015

February 2, 2015 9:56 am ET

Auto supplier Lear Corp. saw its sales climb 9 percent in 2014 and with a forecast for higher production in both North America and China in 2015, may be looking at even higher numbers this year.


Lund adds to aftermarket auto products portfolio with buy of Bushwacker

January 29, 2015 2:49 pm ET

Lund International Inc. has expanded its portfolio of plastic aftermarket vehicle accessories by acquiring Bushwacker Inc.

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