Mustang's 'active glove box' carries Ford to top SPE award

November 13, 2014 8:16 am ET

Ford Motor Co. has been named the winner of the Society of Plastics Engineers' 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards for its injection molded knee airbag/glove box system. The system, which appears in the 2015 Mustang, is an industry first, the company...


Plastech in legal battle over Chinese electric car contract

November 12, 2014 10:28 am ET

Julie Brown, the embattled former CEO of Plastech Engineered Products Inc., is back in court six years after her company was liquidated under bankruptcy.


Unique Fabricating prepares IPO

November 11, 2014 1:23 pm ET

After a near brush with insolvency, new owners and a successful acquisition, Unique Fabricating Inc. plans to go public.


Minority auto suppliers get Tier 1 help

November 10, 2014 2:11 pm ET

DETROIT — These are heady times for owner Andra Rush, who launched Detroit Manufacturing in 2012 as a 55-45 joint venture with Faurecia SA, a major global supplier based in France.


Magna to open new car parts plant in Slovakia

November 10, 2014 2:07 pm ET

Magna International Inc. is aiming to set up a new production facility in Malacky, in Slovakia's western part. The factory will make various plastic interior car components, the country's state-run Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency...


Lanxess introduces new nylon 6 grades

November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

Auto-makers' quest for light-weighting, with the search for materials with improved technical properties, has led Lanxess to introduce two new nylon 6 grades.


Continental Structural Plastics sets up China JV for auto, trucks, agriculture

November 6, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) of Auburn Hills, Mich. is setting up a foothold in China by establishing a 50:50 joint venture, aiming to provide light-weighting solutions to automotive, heavy truck and agriculture OEMs in that country.


SPE Hall of Fame winner is a classic part on a classic car

November 4, 2014 12:30 pm ET

ABC Group Inc. can celebrate its 40th anniversary with an award for one of its early breakthrough blow molding technologies.


GM vows better supplier relations

November 4, 2014 10:32 am ET

Amid the recall maelstrom, General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra has also made “building relationships” a key focus of her first nine months in the top job, from dealers to politicians to the media.


Visteon sells remaining interior business

November 3, 2014 4:22 pm ET

Visteon Corp. said Monday it completed the largest phase of a deal to transfer its automotive interiors business to Dutch firm Reydel Automotive Holdings BV.

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