Supplier News in Dec. 2014

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American News

2014.12.22 Mitsuba to set up new Mexican subsidiary to produce automotive electric parts
2014.12.18 Faurecia opens new seating plant in Missouri, USA
2014.12.18 Johnson Controls supplies lithium-ion batteries for Range Rover Hybrid
2014.12.17 SKF supplying hub bearing units for all-new Mazda2
2014.12.17 TRW announces new rear-seat airbag that works in combination with advanced seat belt systems
2014.12.11 TE Connectivity opens new sensor facility in Minnesota, USA
2014.12.10 Continental to present evolution of eHorizon at CES 2015
2014.12.10 DuPont to sell polychloroprene business to Denki Kagaku Kogyo's joint venture
2014.12.10 IAC expands plant in Anniston, Alabama, USA
2014.12.09 Shiloh opens new aluminum die casting plant in Tennessee, USA
2014.12.09 BorgWarner supplying products for four of Green Car Journal's Top 5 for 2015
2014.12.08 Bridgestone Americas' tire plant receives Honda’s Green Factory Environmental Achievement Recognition
2014.12.05 Takata grilled over faulty airbags at U.S. House hearing
2014.12.04 Alcoa introduces new manufacturing technology for automotive aluminum sheet
2014.12.04 Harman's Revel audio systems featured on Lincoln MKX
2014.12.04 Takata announces measures against airbag recalls
2014.12.03 Autoliv to supply replacement airbag inflator to Honda
2014.12.03 Magna produces 25 millionth automotive seat pad at facility in Michigan, USA
2014.12.03 Slow economic recovery in North America affects Bridgestone's financial performance in 2014
2014.12.03 Central wins General Motors' Supplier Quality Excellence Award
2014.12.02 Brembo to construct new aluminum caliper plant in Mexico
2014.12.02 Ahresty to improve efficiency at U.S. plant
2014.12.01 Alcoa completes sale of aluminum smelter in South Carolina, USA
2014.12.01 Toyo Tire & Rubber launches new fuel efficient EPA accredited tire for trucks and buses in U.S.

European News

2014.12.25 Continental to commercialize cloud-based LED headlamp irradiation technology
2014.12.19 PPG starts negotiations to acquire France-based automotive specialty materials supplier
2014.12.18 Harman to acquire S1nn automotive infotainment development company
2014.12.18 Mando to supply front brake calipers to Volkswagen
2014.12.17 BorgWarner supplying all-wheel drive coupling for Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4
2014.12.17 Nifco to merge subsidiaries in Germany
2014.12.16 Gentherm to establish new plant in Macedonia
2014.12.16 Joyson Electronics to acquire Quin GmbH of Germany
2014.12.15 Inalfa Roof Systems breaks ground in Venray, Netherlands
2014.12.12 SKF wins Supplier Quality Excellence Award from GM
2014.12.12 Nidec to acquire Germany-based automotive pump supplier
2014.12.09 Kongsberg Automotive wins contract for manual gear shifters
2014.12.09 Novelis supplies aluminum sheet for Jaguar XE
2014.12.08 Tenneco to supply Continuously Variable Semi-Active suspension for Renault Espace
2014.12.06 Hitachi Automotive Systems starts supplying new inverters and converters for Mercedes-Benz's plug-in hybrids
2014.12.04 ZF develops hybrid version of 9-speed automatic transmission
2014.12.03 TRW introduces advanced rear seat airbag technologies at Airbag 2014
2014.12.03 TRW unveils new version of pyrotechnic inflator
2014.12.03 Mando wins Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Supplier of the Year
2014.12.02 Gestamp opens Chassis Innovation Center in Germany
2014.12.02 Kongsberg wins two contracts in Europe and China
2014.12.02 Toyo Tire & Rubber to introduce tire with highest wet grip into Europe
2014.12.01 Johnson Controls develops 40% lighter automotive seats under CAMISMA research project
2014.12.01 Koito to dissolve Koito Europe NV (Belgium), transfer operations to Koito Czech
2014.12.01 Kumo Tire to supply tires for BMW 3 Series

Asian News

2014.12.26 Aichi Steel to restructure forging plant near headquarters through automation and consolidation of lines
2014.12.26 Furukawa Electric to increase focus on automotive business
2014.12.26 Takata's chairman Takada also takes on role of president
2014.12.25 Mazda to launch investigative recall over Takata's driver airbags in January
2014.12.25 Koito to sharply reduce headlamp capacity in Japan
2014.12.25 F-Tech to increase annual sales of chassis components for 1.8 million vehicles to GM in FY 2018
2014.12.25 NSK develops world's first EPS which complies with ISO functional safety standard
2014.12.23 Gentherm to open new plant in Vietnam
2014.12.23 Kunming Yunnei Power to establish joint venture to develop powertrain for new energy vehicles
2014.12.22 Goodyear Japan supplying tires for Toyota Esquire
2014.12.21 Ma'aden-Alcoa joint venture starts producing alumina
2014.12.20 Sumitomo Rubber says arbitration to dissolve alliance with Goodyear Tire will begin in January 2015
2014.12.20 Toyota group suppliers: Aisin Seiki, Shiroki and Toyota Boshoku to reorganize body and seat parts businesses
2014.12.19 JAMA Chairman regards automakers' lack of knowledge on chemicals as cause of Takata airbag issue
2014.12.19 NHK Spring to construct new precision spring plant in India; opening slated for 2016
2014.12.19 NGK to set up new plant; integrate spark plug parts operations in Japan
2014.12.19 Dongfeng Motor Parts and Component achieves over CNY 10 billion in sales
2014.12.18 Toyo Tire & Rubber's tires featured on Nissan NP300 Navara
2014.12.18 Sumitomo Rubber's tires fitted on Toyota Aqua X-URBAN
2014.12.18 BorgWarner supplies silent chain for Jatco CVT7 transmission
2014.12.18 NSK celebrates opening of new bearing plant in Mexico
2014.12.18 Piolax opens production and development center in Korea
2014.12.17 Visteon to sell ownership interest in Halla Visteon Climate Control for USD 3.6 billion
2014.12.17 Kasai Kogyo wins interior trim contract from Renault in India, first business with the French company
2014.12.17 Nifco to relocate head office to site next to R&D base in Yokosuka
2014.12.17 Delphi Korea, ETRI jointly establish eKdac
2014.12.16 Sumitomo Riko supplies fuel cell gasket for Toyota Mirai's FC stacks; entering into FCV key parts business
2014.12.16 NSK to boost EPS sales to 10 million units in FY2017; enhancing development of rack and pinion type EPSs
2014.12.16 Harbin Dongan Automotive Engine's 4G15T passes C-sample testing
2014.12.15 Furukawa Electric to resume copper strip production at Nikko Works
2014.12.15 Shaanxi Fast Auto Drive begins mass-producing hydraulic automatic transmission
2014.12.13 NSK develops new quiet and highly durable ball bearing for electric drive motors
2014.12.13 Sanden to establish new R&D site for HVAC units in China
2014.12.13 Zhejiang Asia-Pacific Mechanical & Electronic to supply ABSs to Dongfeng Xiaokang Automobile
2014.12.12 Mitsuba to invest JPY 54 billion during three years to boost production capacity in Asia
2014.12.12 Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors report precautionary recalls for Takata‘s passenger-side airbags
2014.12.12 SL Corporation to establish Thai subsidiary
2014.12.12 Bridgestone China to supply Potenza run-flat tires for Dongfeng Infiniti Q50L
2014.12.12 Shandong Binzhou Bohai Piston wins Jianghuai Automobile's supplier award
2014.12.11 Press Kogyo to break into FCV-related business
2014.12.11 Aichi Steel to start operating new 4,500-ton stamping machine in Thailand and Japan
2014.12.11 NSK's newly-developed ball bearing for MTs improves productivity fivefold
2014.12.11 Changzhou Xingyu Automotive Lighting Systems to establish plant in Foshan
2014.12.10 Halla Visteon receives Supplier of the Year from Fiat Chrysler
2014.12.10 Japanese automakers accelerating investigative recalls over Takata airbag issues
2014.12.10 Japanese automakers expanding recall over Takata airbag issues
2014.12.10 Zhejiang Asia-Pacific Mechanical & Electronic to supply ABSs for Chery's pickup trucks
2014.12.10 Shandong Binzhou Bohai Piston wins DEUTZ FAW (Dalian) Diesel Engine's Excellent Supplier Award
2014.12.10 Shandong Binzhou Bohai Piston awarded JiangSu JiangHuai Engine's Excellent Partner 2014
2014.12.10 KCW to establish joint venture with Bosch Electrical Drives
2014.12.10 Shaanxi Hande's axles used on new-energy buses in various cities
2014.12.09 Toyoda Gosei to open new automotive rubber hose plant in India in autumn 2015
2014.12.09 Pacific Industrial receives first order for newly developed explosion protection valve for core unit in FCV
2014.12.09 Dongfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems to establish subsidiary in Yancheng
2014.12.08 NSK develops new tappet roller bearings for diesel engines with reduced camshaft friction resistance
2014.12.08 Topre to set up assembly plant at Nissan's supplier park in Thailand
2014.12.08 Nippon Piston Ring to expand joint product development with U.S. and European suppliers
2014.12.06 Aisin AW to construct first plant in Thailand to start producing ATs in 2017
2014.12.05 Sumitomo Rubber supplying run flat tires for Nissan GT-R
2014.12.05 Toyota recalls vehicles with Takata airbags as preventive measure
2014.12.05 Grupo Antolin, Dongfeng Visteon to form joint venture to produce interior parts in China
2014.12.05 Dongyang Mechatronics becomes holding company, changes name to DY Corporation
2014.12.04 Hitachi Metals develops new soft ferrite core material with superior dependence at high temperatures
2014.12.04 Pyung Hwa Holdings establishes joint venture to develop voice recognition system
2014.12.04 China Automotive Systems to establish steering plant in Sao Paulo
2014.12.04 SaAH Besteel to acquire POSCO Specialty Steel
2014.12.03 Yachiyo Industry aims to sell about 30% of resin fuel tanks and sunroofs to non-Honda automakers
2014.12.03 Shandong Binzhou Bohai Piston receives Excellent Supplier Award from Dongfeng Chaoyang Diesel
2014.12.02 Halla Visteon estimates new business of more than USD 1.2 billion for 2014
2014.12.02 F-Tech develops and introduces advanced forging press technology to improve productivity and accuracy
2014.12.02 Denso to release  first premium air filter for car air conditioners
2014.12.02 Mahle expands Technical Center in Shanghai
2014.12.01 Visteon completes sale of interior business in India to Reydel
2014.12.01 NSK to supply hub unit bearings to Daimler and Ford
2014.12.01 JTEKT launches technology development center for large bearings
2014.12.01 Kasai Kogyo to expand customer base by FY2019 to lower dependency on Nissan
2014.12.01 SRI launches new run-flat tires produced using next-generation manufacturing system
2014.12.01 Xi'an FC Intelligence Transmission to supply hydraulic automatic transmissions for public buses
2014.12.01 United Automotive Electronic Systems' Wuxi Plant produces 200 millionth injector
2014.12.01 Bridgestone (China) to supply DUELER H/L400 SUV tire for Shanghai GM Buick Envision