French throw wrench into Renault-FCA tie-up

8 Jun

The French government exercises an outsize influence on operational and strategic decisions at Renault. That has been a barrier to a closer tie-up with alliance partner Nissan, and it appears to have sunk the Fiat Chrysler merger, too.

Porsche deal lets tool supplier shine

21 Jan

Porsche and its stamping press supplier Schuler will build a jointly owned plant in Germany. Porsche will get advanced and flexible new technologies. Schuler will get a test bed for perfecting future customers' stamping presses.