Plastics News is wrapping up its biggest ranking of the year in this week's issue, counting more than 500 injection molders in North America. (Hollee Keller has a little more information on the second part of the ranking from the June 29 issue.) And our sister publication, Automotive News, also has one of its biggest rankings of the year this week, the biggest auto suppliers in the world.
Why mention it? Because there's a big overlap between the biggest molders and the biggest suppliers.
Out of AN's Top 10, eight have some kind of in-house plastics. And its third-largest supplier, Magna International Inc., is No. 36 on PN's ranking of top injection molders. Its No. 8, Faurecia, is No. 48 for PN.
In case you were wondering, the other Top 10 auto suppliers with in-house plastics are Denso Corp., Continental, ZF Friedrichshafen, Lear Corp., Hyundai Mobis and Valeo.