China Moves to Address U.S. Economic Concerns
December 12, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA issued a statement on Dec. 3 regarding the current negotiations with China. The association is opposed to wide tariffs on autos and parts and has been... READ MORE
IBM Study: Blockchain Brings Trust to How Companies, Consumers and Cars Connect
December 12, 2018
ARMONK, N.Y. -- A new IBM study estimates that 62 percent of automotive executives believe blockchain will be a disruptive force in the auto industry by 2021. However, the research also finds that... READ MORE
AAPEX 2018 Print Advertising Campaign Wins Prestigious Award
December 12, 2018
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The AAPEX 2018 “It’s What’s Inside” print advertising campaign recently won a prestigious Art of the Show Competition award given by the International Association of... READ MORE
GM Pressed By 2 Senators to Build All EVs for U.S. Stateside
December 12, 2018
WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators from Ohio on Dec. 11 asked General Motors CEO Mary Barra to commit to building all future electric vehicles for U.S. buyers at home and to provide more details of... READ MORE
Nissan Plans to Widen Ghosn Probe to Alliance Entity, European Subsidiaries
December 12, 2018
TOKYO -- Nissan Motor Co. plans to widen its financial misconduct probe to investigate possible malfeasance at its alliance joint venture entity with Renault and a host of European subsidiaries in a... READ MORE
Trucking Employment Swings Upward in November after October Dip
December 12, 2018
The for-hire trucking industry added 4,500 jobs in the month of November, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Labor Department. But the agency downwardly revised October’s employment stats... READ MORE
China Car Sales Drop at Steepest Pace in Nearly 7 Years
December 12, 2018
BEIJING/SHANGHAI -- China’s automobile sales fell about 14 percent in November from a year earlier, the country’s top auto industry association said, marking the steepest such drop in nearly seven... READ MORE
Cloyes Earns Outstanding Shipping Performance Award from Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
December 12, 2018
FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc., has received a 2018 Supplier Award for Outstanding Shipping Performance from Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. Presented during the... READ MORE
​U.S., China Kick Off a New Round of Trade Talks
December 11, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA issued a statement on Dec. 3 regarding the current negotiations with China. The association is opposed to wide tariffs on autos and parts and has been... READ MORE
Automakers, Unions Say Strong Currency Rules a Must in U.S.-Japan Trade Deal
December 11, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA provided testimony on trade with Japan at this public hearing by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on Dec. 10 and will testify again regarding... READ MORE
Selection Committee Announced for AASA’s Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
December 11, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The selection committee for the Channel Excellence Award, the new industry recognition established by Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and presented... READ MORE
​OESA Supplier Barometer Shows Growing Concern Over Tariffs and Trade
December 11, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Despite sustained vehicle sales and production strength, a pessimistic supplier outlook persists due to trade policy impacts and uncertainty across the automotive supply base in... READ MORE
China’s Henan Pledges to Further Open Auto, Aircraft Sectors to Foreign Investors
December 11, 2018
BEIJING -- Henan, China’s fifth-biggest province by economic output, has pledged to open up its markets further to foreign investors, easing investment curbs on its automobile and aircraft industries... READ MORE
Robert Bryant Named Chief Executive Officer of Axalta
December 11, 2018
PHILADELPHIA -- Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has announced that its Board of Directors has named Robert Bryant chief executive officer on a permanent basis, effective immediately. He had been serving... READ MORE
Uber, GroundScope and Anvil Launch New Report Addressing Ground Transportation Risks Following Recent Summit
December 11, 2018
LONDON -- Travel and operational risk company, Anvil Group, ground transportation booking provider, GroundScope and transportation network provider, Uber for Business, announce the publication of a... READ MORE
Businesses Less Optimistic About Coming Year Than They Were 12 Months Ago, ISM Survey Shows
December 11, 2018
WASHINGTON -- Businesses in the U.S. are less optimistic about the outlook for the coming year than they were 12 months ago, though many still expect sales, hiring and investment to rise in 2019,... READ MORE
November Numbers Reflect Surprisingly Good Sales Year
December 10, 2018
Heading into 2018, vehicle prices were at record highs, interest rates were rising and Americans increasingly were rejecting the traditional family sedan. So U.S. auto sales appeared headed for a... READ MORE
Fiat Chrysler to Open New Assembly Factory in Detroit
December 10, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to open a new vehicle factory in Detroit, according to people briefed on the plan, the first new U.S. assembly plant to be built by a major domestic car maker in at... READ MORE
Auto Shows Adapt in a Changing Landscape
December 10, 2018
LOS ANGELES -- Auto shows are dead, long live auto shows.   Buffeted by the winds of change -- the electronic revolution, social media, growing global markets -- vehicle showcases like the... READ MORE