Category: News

Impact of Japanese crisis spreads

April 2, 2011

Almost three weeks after a hurricane and tsunami devastated Japan, much of the nation’s auto industry remains shut down and the resulting disruption in the critical global parts supply chain is beginning to impact automakers in the rest of the …

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Toyota to add 10 hybrids by 2015

March 31, 2011

A wide-ranging outline of Toyota’s ‘Global Vision’ for the future, presented last week by Toyota Motor Corporation president, Akio Toyoda, revealed that the company plans to add about 10 more hybrids to its portfolio by 2015, as well as continue …

What do buyers want most?

March 20, 2011

KPMG surveys auto execs on key buying factors The key factors influencing consumer buying decisions are changing, according to KPMG’s 12th annual global survey of auto executives. KPMG interviewed more than 200 global executives representing vehicle manufacturers and suppliers and …

Sym-Tech appoints new President

March 11, 2011

Aftermarket OEM supplier Sym-Tech announced a new President and COO, Brad Gibson, who assumed the role February 22nd. Gibson joins Sym-Tech with over 20 years of senior management experience. He served as President and COO for 14 years at BIC …

Financed sales on the increase

February 2, 2011

The proportion of used-vehicle buyers in Canada who financed their purchase via a dealer-implemented loan increased significantly in 2010, according to a report by the Power Information Network (PIN). The percentage of transactions in 2010 that included a loan obtained …