ADVICS to Participate in Panel Discussion at 2019 BMC, FMSI Brake Weekend
May 30, 2019
ADVICS, a provider of advanced braking technology, will participate in the 2019 Brake Weekend meeting hosted by the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) and the Friction Materials Standards Institute (... READ MORE
​China Gears Up to Weaponize Rare Earths in Trade War
May 29, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has long supported efforts to expand U.S. production of rare earths minerals, which are an important material input for suppliers for a number of motor vehicle... READ MORE
Keep Pace in a Quickly-Changing Trade Environment at the June 6 GAC Meeting in Southfield
May 29, 2019
Suppliers are at the epicenter of fast-moving changes in the international trade environment. Members of MEMA’s four divisions are encouraged to attend the June MEMA Government Affairs Committee (GAC... READ MORE
FCA’s Detroit Plans Could Spur More Supplier Investments
May 29, 2019
DETROIT -- With the deal finalized to bring a new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant to Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan is looking to move down the supply chain.   Duggan hinted last week that the... READ MORE
U.S. Auto Sales Seen Slipping 2.1% in May: J.D. Power, LMC Automotive
May 29, 2019
U.S. auto sales are expected to drop 2.1 percent in May from the year-ago period, as higher prices keep buyers at bay, according to industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.   The... READ MORE
​General Motors, Bechtel to Build EV Charging Stations
May 29, 2019
General Motors said on May 28 it will partner with construction firm Bechtel Corp to build fast-charging stations across the United States for electric vehicles, and is seeking investors to fund the... READ MORE
Robo-Taxi Industry Could Be Worth $2 Trillion by 2030, UBS Says
May 29, 2019
The global robo-taxi market might be worth more than $2 trillion a year by 2030 and mass adoption of driverless vehicles could provide a significant boost to a number of existing sectors, according... READ MORE
Big Ocean Cargo Carriers Join Blockchain Initiative
May 29, 2019
Two major European ship operators have joined a blockchain platform formed by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and International Business Machines Corp., in a significant boost for the adoption of the... READ MORE
​HELLA Recognized by General Motors as a 2018 Supplier of the Year Winner
May 29, 2019
NORTHVILLE, Mich. -- HELLA, a leading manufacturer in electronics and lighting technologies that make mobility safe, smart and personal, was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during... READ MORE
Trade Tension Deals Tractor Makers a Fresh Blow
May 28, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry. For more information about MEMA’s trade positions, contact Catherine... READ MORE
​Ball in U.S. Court to Start Trade Talks: EU Trade Chief
May 28, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry. For more information about MEMA’s trade positions, contact Catherine... READ MORE
​Fiat Plans Merger with Renault in Latest Auto Industry Jolt
May 28, 2019
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV proposed a merger with Renault SA to create the world’s third-biggest carmaker as manufacturers scramble for scale to tackle an expensive shift to electrification and... READ MORE
​Parts Authority Acquires Penny Pincher Auto Parts
May 28, 2019
Parts Authority, one of the largest distributors of automotive and truck parts to the aftermarket auto parts industry throughout the U.S., has acquired Penny Pincher Auto Parts, expanding the Parts... READ MORE
​VW to Reshuffle $56 Billion Battery Push as Samsung Deal at Risk
May 28, 2019
Volkswagen AG is making changes to its battery-purchasing plan worth about 50 billion euros ($56 billion) over concerns that one of its supply deals, with Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., might unravel,... READ MORE
​GM’s Maven Exits Show Tough Road for Mobility
May 28, 2019
DETROIT -- General Motors and other automakers envision bringing in significant profits from alternative ownership models such as car-sharing and subscription programs. Someday.   But for now... READ MORE
The Secret to Constellium’s Success? Billions of Beer Cans
May 28, 2019
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. -- Billions of used beer and soft drink cans are the magic ingredient in Dutch aluminum supplier Constellium’s strategy for getting more aluminum into North America’s vehicles.... READ MORE
NAM Monday Economic Report: New Durable Goods Orders Flatten
May 28, 2019
The Weekly Toplines   New durable goods orders fell for the second time in the past three months, down 2.1 percent in April. Excluding transportation equipment, new durable goods orders... READ MORE
U.S. Proposes Tariffs on Nations with Undervalued Currencies
May 24, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry. For more information about MEMA’s trade positions, contact Catherine... READ MORE
EU Says U.S., Focusing on China, Not Ready for Trade Talks
May 24, 2019
The U.S., which is embroiled in a tariff war with China while juggling negotiations with nations including Japan, Mexico and Canada, may not be prepared to start talks with the European Union on a... READ MORE