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Shaping change: ZF sees more supplier mega mergers as autonomous driving race heats up

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – The fast changing auto industry has ushered in a series of mega deals in the form of mergers, equity investments and outright takeovers over recent months, as major players both inside and outside of it vie for supremacy in the race toward connected, autonomous, shared and electrified

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New GB1589 to provide more business opportunities for ZF in China, says CEO Sommer

HANNOVER, Germany – China’s recent introduction and implementation of the GB1589-2016 regulation on dimensions, weights and axle loads of commercial vehicles will provide more business opportunities for ZF in the country and boost its presence there, according to Dr. Stefan Sommer, CEO of the German supplier. Sommer made the comments

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See, Think, Act: “New” ZF touts CV driver assistance tech in Aache

AACHEN, Germany – “The truck, coach and off-highway guys get their revenge,” quipped Peter Lake, member of the board of management for ZF Friedrichshafen AG with responsibility for Asia Pacific and corporate market, on the eve of the German supplier’s 2016 Global Press Event held on June 30 at the

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Power of 2: ZF touts new technologies for efficiency, safety and automated driving

“We are going to redefine what SUV means today so please take note!” quipped Rudi von Meister, president of ZF’s Asia Pacific operations, in his usual humorous manner. von Meister obviously was not referring to the SUV as we know it, but rather the Advanced Urban Vehicle* concept that ZF

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Lear: value creation more important than volume growth

WUHAN, Hubei – Lear Corp. is constantly looking at the value that is being created for its product portfolio in the Chinese market, in addition to production volumes and the macroeconomic environment, according to Jay Kunkel, president in charge of Asia Pacific operations for the U.S. seating and electrical system

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TRW opens largest ever technical center worldwide in China

SHANGHAI – TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. announced on June 6 the opening of its largest ever technical center worldwide – a 66,000 square meter facility located in Anting, Shanghai. The facility contains more than 20 scientific testing labs supporting all of TRW’s main business areas including braking, steering and suspension,

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TRW starts production of EPS belt drive system in China

LIVONIA, Michigan – TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. announced on June 24 that it has recently started production of its electrically powered steering (EPS) belt drive system for the first time on a global vehicle platform launching in China. The company is manufacturing the technology at its state-of-the-art facility in Anting.

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