Global Aftermarket
Peterson Manufacturing Enhances Overseas Representation With Addition Of Dorian Drake

Peterson products have been sold internationally for more than six decades; however, the company says it identified promising opportunities in certain foreign markets where they have traditionally not had a defined representative in the field.

SAE International, Global OEMs To Create Research Group For Further Study Of 1234yf Refrigerant

The formation of the group is in response to a Daimler AG press release from Sept. 25, which questioned the safety of the refrigerant.

Autoliv Makes Its Largest Capital Investment, Constructing New Plant In China

Autoliv said the new plant is needed to meet the strong long-term growth for automotive safety products in China and other Asian markets. This growth is driven by higher vehicle production and the ever-increasing trend toward more airbags in each vehicle.

Delphi Breaks Ground For Diesel Fuel Injection Facility In China

Delphi is investing approximately $100 million to construct and equip the facility, which will support business expansion in Asia.

Report: Apollo Making Run To Acquire Cooper Tire

If such a deal came to pass, it would create a company with an estimated $6.1 billion in global sales – making it the world’s seventh-largest tire company – with three major tire brands and a footprint that touches the U.S., Europe, South Africa, India and China.

APRA Signs Cooperation Agreement With CICEIA

The China Internal Combustion Engine Industry Association (CICEIA) and the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) have entered into a cooperation agreement to promote more remanufacturing in both China and the U.S.

Parker Hannifin Completes Sale Of Automotive A/C Business To ContiTech AG

The business was part of the company’s Climate and Industrial Controls segment and has annual sales of approximately $140 million and 1,000 employees.

BorgWarner Expands Manufacturing Footprint In Support Of New Cam Timing Technologies

The technology is planned to launch with a major global automaker on diesel and gasoline applications in 2015. Both will be supported by production at a new facility in Eastern Europe.

International Remanufacturing Forum Scheduled for December in Shanghai

APRA has joined with Automechanika Shanghai as the co-organizers of this International Remanufacturing Forum, which will be held just prior to Automechanika Shanghai on Dec. 11-14.

Acquisitions Strengthen Magna’s Position in the Automotive Pumps Category

Magna International Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire ixetic Verwaltungs GmbH (ixetic), a manufacturer of automotive vacuum, engine and transmission pumps with two manufacturing facilities in Germany, and one in each of Bulgaria and China. In a separate transaction, Magna, through one of its wholly owned subsidiaries, has signed an agreement with its joint venture partner to purchase the remaining 50 percent interest in STT Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of transmission- and engine-related oil pumps serving the North American automotive market.

Tenneco Establishes First Manufacturing Operation in Japan

Located in Osaka, the facility will initially produce emission control systems for Kubota, a leading global manufacturer of engines and equipment for agricultural and industrial applications.

Johnson Controls to Cease Lead-Processing Operations at Shanghai Battery Plant

The company will continue to label and prepare batteries for shipping from the facility.