Globalization and the independent company
- Global reforming. Murphy, Tom // Ward's Auto World;Jun98, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p36
Examines the benefits of the merger between Chrysler Corporation and Daimler-Benz AG, to automotive suppliers. Reference to the long-term commitment given by Chrysler and Daimler to their suppliers; Perception that the ability of the companies to apply pressure on suppliers could be affected by...
- VW acquires Japan outlet. Maskery, Mary Ann // Automotive News;1/4/93, Vol. 67 Issue 5480, p14
Reports on Volkswagen Japan's purchase of an interest in JAX Ltd., a 21-outlet automobile distributorship in Japan, for $21 million. Loss of 70 percent of its outlets through the pullout of distributor Yanase & Corporation.
- GM consolidates into two divisions. // Newsweek;1/9/84 Supplement, Vol. 103 Issue 2, p68
The proposal is for five car divisions to be reduced to two-Chevrolet-Pontiac will sell only GM's smaller cars; Buick-Olds-Cadillac will handle the larger models. To be implemented over the next 3 years.
- mergers & acquisitions. // Aftermarket Business;Apr2003, Vol. 113 Issue 4, p13
Reports on developments related to the mergers in the automotive aftermarket industry in the U.S. as of April 2003. Conversion of Auto Parts Wholesale/Southern Auto to a subsidiary of General Parts Inc.; Merger of the automotive remanufacturing and distribution companies of CCT and ARI;...
- Consolidation heightens excess capacity. Keller, Maryann // Automotive Industries;Apr99, Vol. 179 Issue 4, p123
Claims that the ongoing consolidation among automomakers exacerbates the problem of excess capacity. Automakers' tendency to buy other automakers to sell more cars and trucks; Benefits of consolidation for weaker firms; Major mergers including Daimler-Chrysler, Ford-Volvo and Renault-Nissan.
- Any companies left? Crain, Keith // Automotive News;6/22/1998, Vol. 72 Issue 5772, p12
Opinion. Provides information on acquisitions and mergers within the automobile industry. Referencing to the Mercedes-Benz/Chrysler relationship; Information Chrysler Corporation who is marketing the Chrysler 300M automobile.
- British company buys Stant Corporation. // Aftermarket Business;05/01/97, Vol. 107 Issue 5, p8
Announces the purchase of Stant Corporation, an auto parts manufacturer by Tomkins P.L.C. Stant Corporation's divisions; Products and services offered by Stant; View on the purchase of Stant; Implication of the purchase; Significance and benefits of the deal; Other information.
- LucasVarity, plc to expand in U.S., acquires fast-growing Autospecialty. // Aftermarket Business;06/01/97, Vol. 107 Issue 6, p15
Announces that LucasVarity, a global automotive aftermarket and aerospace group has acquired Autospecialty, California-based manufacturer of replacement under car components. The 1996 revenues of Autospecialty; Products and services provided by LucasVarity.
- Illinois Tool Works acquires VersaChem Corporation. // Aftermarket Business;06/01/97, Vol. 107 Issue 6, p20
Reports that VersaChem Corporation was acquired by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and will be merged into the Devcon Group. Products manufactured VersaChem and Devcon; Application of VersaChem products.
- DuPont to acquire British coatings firm. // Plastics News;11/11/1996, Vol. 8 Issue 37, p34
Reports on a letter of intent which was signed by DuPont Automotive, to acquire England-based Carrs Paints Limited, a maker of automotive finishes and coatings. How the addition of the Carrs business will benefit DuPont.