Volvo Trucks plans to invest $400 million in its 40-year-old Virginia manufacturing site, and local leaders see it as an opportunity to anchor a new r&d corridor.
The Chinese-owned startup is up and running as a bona fide premium carmaker, with a U.S. plant, a global supply chain and a different sort of pitch for interested suppliers.
An innovation in automotive-grade thermoplastics provided the Austrian company an opportunity to pursue new U.S. business with a $15 million plant in the Southeast.
The auto world is starting to show signs of stress cracks and fatigue — not an outright crisis, but at least moments of self-doubt after a decade of bullishness.
The supplier came up with an insulation material that allowed GM to cut 13 pounds from the weight of each full-size pickup and SUV.
An engine man from Porsche lit the fuse to launch a mechanical powertrain supplier's 18-year journey to electrification.
The Norwegian aluminum supplier has developed the alloy to take on steel for critical chassis parts.
When ZF demonstrated its new external airbag in Germany, it was more than a variation on a familiar theme. The new game is all about predictive sensing.
You know your parts' failure rates. And your competitors know theirs. Now you can all know each others.
Our annual ranking of the top global suppliers reveals that as the industry’s main players build revenue, transform and change direction, they remain in much the same order of size as they were a year ago. There's a good reason why.