​China Plans Broad Import Tax Cut as Soon as October
September 20, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against a number of tariffs proposed and imposed by the Trump administration, including broad tariffs on imports from China. As part of... READ MORE
Car Shopping by Click Hits Critical Mass
September 20, 2018
As much as anyone, New Yorkers understand the urgent need for a corned-beef on rye, a bottle of tequila or even a six-pack of dress socks. In this day and age, virtually anything a city dweller could... READ MORE
Michael Cardone Leadership Award Winner to Be Announced Sept. 27 in Metro Detroit
September 20, 2018
MERA -- The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing -- will announce the winner of the second annual Michael Cardone Leadership Award at its annual conference taking place Sept. 26-27 in metro... READ MORE
Genuine Parts Co. Announces Industrial and Automotive Acquisitions
September 20, 2018
Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) announced acquisitions for both its Industrial Group, Motion Industries, and its U.S. Automotive Parts Group.   Motion Industries has entered into a definitive... READ MORE
GM Ignition Switch Criminal Case Dismissed
September 20, 2018
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in New York on Sept. 19 dismissed a criminal case brought against General Motors in 2015 over the company’s handling of an ignition-switch defect linked to 124 deaths... READ MORE
Volvo’s Polestar Unveils Subscription, Retail Plans for North America
September 20, 2018
Polestar Performance AB announced details today of the framework it will use to promote sales for its new electric cars, the Polestar 1 and Polestar 2.   The marque is the performance luxury... READ MORE
Germany to Reach Target of 1 Million Electric Cars Later Than Planned
September 20, 2018
BERLIN - Germany will likely have to delay its target of having 1 million electric vehicles on the road by two years to 2022, according to a government-sponsored report.   “Considering the... READ MORE
ZF Plans $14 Billion Autonomous Vehicle Push, Concept VanZF Plans $14 Billion Autonomous Vehicle Push, Concept Van
September 20, 2018
German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG said it is developing its own self-driving vehicle technology in the latest sign of how technology shifts are upending traditional roles in the auto... READ MORE
​MEMA Announces the Retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Handschuh
September 19, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- With decidedly mixed emotions, the Board of Directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) today announced that it has accepted Steve... READ MORE
China Strikes $60 Billion of U.S. Goods in Growing Trade War
September 19, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against a number of tariffs proposed and imposed by the Trump administration, including broad tariffs on imports from China. As part of... READ MORE
U.S. Business Groups Urge Trump to Keep Canada in NAFTA
September 19, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading advocate for a positive NAFTA renegotiation. We continue to advocate for a three-party agreement that includes Canada and to express our... READ MORE
Diamler Concept Does Double Duty
September 19, 2018
Daimler says it has a solution for logistics companies and public transport operators that are short of drivers and want to use their electric vehicles more efficiently. The German automaker is... READ MORE
Uni-Select Announces Management Changes, Updated 2018 Guidance and a Review of Strategic Alternatives
September 19, 2018
Uni-Select Inc. announced on Sept. 18 the departure of president and CEO Henry Buckley, effective immediately. Buckley also stepped down as a member of the board of directors of Uni-Select.  ... READ MORE
In a World of Robots, Carmakers Are Hiring More Humans
September 19, 2018
Car-industry employees concerned that robots will put them out of work needn’t worry -- at least for now.   Of the 13 publicly traded automakers with at least 100,000 workers at the end of... READ MORE
VW Truck Unit Gears Up to Global Push with Alliances
September 19, 2018
Volkswagen AG’s truck unit is pushing to reduce its dependence on its main European market and lift profit margins in a challenge to commercial-vehicle industry leaders Daimler AG and Volvo AB.... READ MORE
25th Automechanika Frankfurt Reaches New Exhibitor Record
September 19, 2018
Automechanika Frankfurt concluded on Sept. 15 following five days of the trade fair with a record number of exhibitors, more visitors than in 2016 and a new record for the amount of exhibition space... READ MORE
MEMA Response to Trump Administration Announcement of Third Round of 301 Tariffs on China
September 18, 2018
The tariffs on roughly $200 billion worth of imports from China announced by President Trump on Sept. 17 will serve as a tax increase on the American public and consumers by increasing the costs of a... READ MORE
Trump Announces New Tariffs on Chinese Imports
September 18, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against a number of tariffs proposed and imposed by the Trump administration on imports from China, including tariffs on steel and... READ MORE
After Florence, Retailers Assess Flood and Wind Damage; Mercedes, Volvo Resume Operations
September 18, 2018
As the eye of Tropical Depression Florence made its way out of the Carolinas on Sept. 17, residents continued to deal with rising waters and wind damage.   Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo... READ MORE