The automotive electronics market is facing a significant shakeup in the wake of Siemens VDO Automotive Electronics Corp.’s purchase of DaimlerChrysler AG’s Huntsville, AL, electronics plant. The parties began negotiating the sale in the fall of 2002. The auto maker and supplier were close to a deal last summer but could not reach agreement until after Chrysler and the Big Three came to terms on a new contract with the United Auto Workers union, which represents 2,000 employees at the ...
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