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Behr-Hella set to open Bulgarian auto parts plant


September 12, 2014 10:20 am ET

German automotive components manufacturer Behr-Hella Thermocontrol (BHTC) is set to launch a new 22 million euro ($28.4 million) vehicle air conditioning systems plant in Bulgaria this month.

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Auto veteran Jim Harbour, creator of the Harbour Report, dies at 86


September 8, 2014 12:01 pm ET

TROY, MICH. — Longtime automotive industry veteran James Harbour, who created the Harbour Report, died Saturday at the age of 86 at Troy Beaumont Hospital.

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Cooper Standard boosts stake in largest Chinese auto sealing manufacturer


September 4, 2014 5:39 pm ET

NOVI, MICH. — Cooper Standard Holdings Inc. has agreed to buy an additional 47.5 percent of Huayu-Cooper Standard Sealing Systems Co. Ltd., its joint venture with Huayu Automotive Systems Co., and become the 95 percent equity owner of the...

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Auto supplier Federal-Mogul splitting into two publicly traded firms


September 3, 2014 1:09 pm ET

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., the Southfield, Mich.-based diversified auto supplier and aftermarket parts producer controlled by longtime Wall Street investor Carl Icahn, said it plans to split its two business units into two publicly traded...

Polish injection molder Teknorubber up for sale


August 29, 2014 9:14 am ET

Polish plastic parts maker Teknorubber has been put up for sale following its insolvency filing in March 2014. The company is to be auctioned through a tender.

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Concours adding equipment as mold making business booms in Mexico


August 28, 2014 2:05 pm ET

Concours Mold Inc. is heading for a 50 percent increase in sales in Mexico this year after a $4 million upgrade of its plant in Huejotzingo, in the state of Puebla.

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Canadian mold maker Thibault adding to new operation in Mexico


August 27, 2014 3:19 pm ET

Canadian mold maker I Thibault Inc has purchased an established Mexican company, Tecnimoldes SA de CV, for a seven-figure-dollar-sum and renamed it Tibomoldes SAPI de CV.

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New contract for JCI workers heads off potential strike in Ontario


August 25, 2014 3:17 pm ET

About 300 unionized workers at a Johnson Controls Inc. interiors plant in Ontario ratified a new three-year contract, heading off a potential strike at the factory and work stoppage at General Motors Co.' Oshawa assembly complex.

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A123 Systems re-energizes its future


August 25, 2014 10:40 am ET

Battery maker A123 Systems LLC has new leadership and a new strategy expected to help the company generate just above a net zero cash flow on revenue of $200 million in 2014, compared to a loss of $100 million in 2013 and $300 million in 2013.

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Automakers look under the hood for the next lightweighting opportunities


August 20, 2014 1:06 pm ET

The automotive industry's current favorite target for lightweighting efforts is the powertrain, according to a recent survey.

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