Government officials would like to see France’s auto industry emulate Germany’s by upgrading technology and quality; growing its presence in emerging markets; and forming a single organization representing OEMs and suppliers....More
The supplier says use of structural composites in floors, firewalls, luggage partitions, spare-tire trays, door-frame pillars and cross-car beams improves fuel efficiency by reducing vehicle weight....More
Working through a review program with 102 long-term suppliers, including Magna, Bosch, Continental and Faurecia, allows the auto maker to be first-to-segment, if not first-to-market, with new technologies....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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