Global Aftermarket
Two Auto Suppliers Recognized By HELLA Electronics

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – The Erwin Quarder Group and MONDRAGON Corp. have received Supplier of the Year awards from HELLA Electronics for outstanding performance and quality in 2014. Erwin Quarder was recognized for the overall quality of its products, delivery and technical performance and service support. The company supplies plastic injection-molded components to HELLA facilities in

Optronics Forms Strategic Alliance With Dorian Drake

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Optronics International, an American offshore vehicle lighting manufacturer, has finalized contract negotiations with export management leader Dorian Drake International Inc. Officials from both companies expressed excitement about the new relationship, which will enable Optronics to gain access to worldwide markets for its lighting products. The news was released at the Heavy

BorgWarner Facility In India Recognized By GM For Quality

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner‘s manufacturing plant in Manesar, India, was presented with a 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from GM India. The award recognizes top-performing suppliers that meet or exceed GM’s stringent quality criteria for timely delivery, high-quality products, smooth production processes and maintaining quality systems such as ISO/TS16949. “At BorgWarner, we are driven

Dana Divests Its Venezuelan Operations

MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana has completed the sale of its Venezuelan operations, C.A. Danaven, to Manufacturing and Logistics Solutions Ltd., an independent and locally operated company. C.A. Danaven provides drivetrain products primarily to global automotive vehicle manufacturers in Venezuela and has manufacturing and assembly facilities in Valencia and Guacara. The company had sales of approximately

Atlas Copco Ranked 23rd Among World’s Most Sustainable Corporations

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Atlas Copco has ranked 23rd among the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. The list was announced on Jan. 22 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The company also was listed first overall in the machinery industry. This is the ninth time that Atlas Copco has

ThyssenKrupp Increases Investment In Engine Project At China’s Changzhou National Hi-Tech District

CHANGZHOU, China – On Jan. 19, ThyssenKrupp (China) invested approximately $85 million to build an automotive electronic power steering (EPS) system facility in the Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (CND) Eastern China’s Jiangsu Province. The facility is expected to go into production in 2016. Changzhou is now home to nearly 200 companies engaged in some aspect

Cooper Standard Plans To Restructure European Operations

NOVI, Mich. – Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc., parent company of Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc., has announced plans to restructure its European manufacturing footprint based on current and anticipated market demands. The company aims to further improve Cooper Standard’s European capabilities by removing excess capacity, improving cost structure and shifting some production to its Eastern European facilities. Actions

Eaton’s San Luis Potosi Plant Receives Mexico’s National Quality Award

SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico – Eaton announced that its San Luis Potosi, Mexico, (SLP), facility has won the 2014 National Quality Award for exemplary quality and organizational capability, including innovation, competitiveness and sustainability. Eaton’s SLP plant was the overall winner in the Manufacturing category, based on a comprehensive on-site evaluation conducted by an independent team

Link Motion, MTA SpA To Partner On Automotive Platforms

TAMPERE, Finland & MILAN, Italy – Link Motion and MTA SpA have announced a strategic cooperation on Link Motion platform, an optimized software and hardware vehicle computer, which helps vehicle manufacturers create cost-effective and secure in-vehicle infotainment systems. The companies aim to strengthen their common offering for vehicle manufacturers with this partnership. Link Motion is

Charter Members Of The China Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Make Inaugural Visit To United States

Bi-lateral orientation conference includes interaction with customers, key vendors, shareholders and staff.

Hankook Tire Selected For Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index For Two Consecutive Years

Company recognized for its corporate social responsibility activities, ethics management and environmental management.

AkzoNobel Opens State-Of-The-Art Vehicle Refinishes Plant In China

The new factory adds around 25 million liters of capacity for Sikkens, Lesonal and Prime vehicle refinishes products. It also strengthens AkzoNobel’s position as one of the leading players in China’s vehicle refinishes and commercial vehicle OEM markets, building on its acquisition of Changzhou Prime Automotive Ltd. in 2010.