Aptiv Firms Up Its AV Tech Ambitions in China
April 17, 2019
Global supplier Aptiv is securing a foothold for its self-driving technology in what may be the world’s most lucrative autonomous-vehicle market.   The company said today it has opened an... READ MORE
GM’s Mary Barra: Breaker of Glass
April 17, 2019
If the future is female, as the slogan says, then the future has arrived at General Motors.   In the five years since Mary Barra, 57, was appointed the first female chief executive of a major... READ MORE
EU Countries Formally Approve Trade Talks with U.S.
April 16, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: The EU is a critical trading partner for the U.S. and, particularly, for vehicle parts manufacturers. Last December, MEMA commented and testified about its support... READ MORE
Crow-Burlingame | Bumper-to-Bumper Appoints Fletcher Lord III as President
April 16, 2019
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Little Rock, Arkansas-based Crow-Burlingame -- one of the largest Bumper-to-Bumper affiliates in the country and a leader in the replacement auto parts industry with 177 company-... READ MORE
AASA Vision Conference Attendees ‘Grabbed the Cash’ in Support of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation
April 16, 2019
Attendees at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Vision Conference had the opportunity to “grab cash and grab a Council seat” while benefitting the University of the... READ MORE
Toyota Sells Electric Vehicle Technology to Chinese Startup Singulato
April 16, 2019
BEIJING -- Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to sell electric car technology to Singulato, its first deal with a Chinese electric vehicle startup, allowing the fledgling firm to speed up development of a... READ MORE
Trailer Orders Fall, Production Levels Remain High
April 16, 2019
Trailer orders in March fell to the lowest level since late 2016, according to reports from analysts at FTR and ACT Research.   Much like the truck market, trailer orders have tailed off in... READ MORE
GM Bets a GEM Can Deliver Gold in Developing Markets
April 16, 2019
DETROIT -- General Motors Co has spent five years re-writing its playbook for making money in Latin America and the interior of China. Now, it’s show time for the first results of a project code-... READ MORE
The World’s Biggest Electric Vehicle Company Looks Nothing Like Tesla
April 16, 2019
On the floor of a cavernous factory in southern China, dozens of unfinished cars, freshly painted in cherry red or dark silver, dangled 6 feet above a spotless concrete floor. Their engines had been... READ MORE
Truck-Lite Acquires Lumitec LLC
April 16, 2019
Truck-Lite Co., global provider of heavy-duty and off-road lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems, has acquired Lumitec LLC, a premier supplier of LED lighting for the... READ MORE
MEMA Outlines Advocacy Priorities for the Next Two Years
April 15, 2019
Members of MEMA’s four divisions (AASA, HDMA, OESA, and MERA) are invited to explore a comprehensive booklet outlining the association’s legislative and regulatory priorities as the next two years of... READ MORE
Access to Vehicle Data a ‘Must-Win’ for the Automotive Aftermarket
April 15, 2019
In the fight for access to the treasure trove of data generated by new vehicles, failure is not an option for the automotive aftermarket.   That was one of the key takeaways from a... READ MORE
Ford Overhaul Takes Root as Execs’ Roles Are Shuffled
April 15, 2019
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. has entered a new phase of its global reorganization under CEO Jim Hackett, one that effectively places its experiments in emerging technologies on equal footing with the... READ MORE
Sweden to Test Electric Roadway
April 15, 2019
There have been various efforts around the globe to develop a road system capable of charging electric vehicles as they drive. Now, Sweden will begin testing its own version of a charge-capable road... READ MORE
PPG Looks Beyond the Exterior
April 15, 2019
PPG Industries long ago mastered the vehicle paint market. Now, it has an eye on a new niche: coatings for electric-vehicle batteries and other thermal management applications.   It is part of... READ MORE
Rusal to Back New U.S. Aluminum Mill, the Largest in Decades
April 15, 2019
Russian aluminum giant United Co. Rusal plans to invest $200 million in a Kentucky rolling mill that would be the largest new aluminum plant built in the U.S. in nearly four decades.   The... READ MORE
Big Money, No Debt: The Blunt New Pitch for Blue-Collar Workers
April 15, 2019
Like other college prep schools, Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School north of Tampa, Florida, touts its 100 percent college acceptance rate to burnish its image and recruit students.   This... READ MORE
NAM Monday Economic Report: Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall
April 15, 2019
The Weekly Toplines   Initial unemployment insurance claims fell from 204,000 for the week ending on March 30 to 196,000 for the week ending on April 6. This was the lowest level since... READ MORE
U.S. EPA to Revise Proposed Freeze of Vehicle Fuel Economy Rules
April 12, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA strongly supports a One National Program negotiated between California Air Resources Board (CARB), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and... READ MORE