Automotive Breadcrumb Home Automotive News IAC spinoff Auria wins big from focus on premium automakers Auria CEO Brian Pour talks about current industry trends and explains why the company focuses on premium automakers. News MOL buying German recycled plastic compounder Hungarian energy company MOL Group has agreed to acquire German recycled plastic compounder Aurora as part of its long-term strategy to expand its petrochemicals portfolio. News BÖ-LA adds TectoTek’s IMSE solutions to range of offerings German film-insert-moulding (FIM) pioneer BÖ-LA has reached an agreement with TactoTeck to market and sell that company’s injection moulded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions News Antolin cutting jobs, plans new Mexico unit Auto interiors specialist Grupo Antolin is understood to be laying off more than 100 workers at its vehicle components plant near Kecskemét in Hungary due to a decline in orders. News Leoni axing 2,000 jobs to stabilise ailing business German auto cables specialist Leoni AG. plans a global layoff of up to 2,000 workers among immediate measures it’s taking to stabilise the business after reporting a persistently poor performance. News Enviro develops technology to recover carbon fibre from composites Swedish tire recycler Scandinavian Enviro systems has successfully recovered carbon fibres from post-consumer composite materials in a joint research project with the Swedish research institute RISE. News Renault, DuPont form F1 strategic partnership Renault Sport Racing and DuPont, the DowDuPont speciality products division, have entered a multi-year technical partnership to advance the Formula 1 and other racing programmes. News Smart decision: Daimler, Geely Holding form global JV to reposition the Smart brand Contrary to earlier reports suggesting that Daimler AG could be ready to kill off its microcar Smart brand, a new announcement has made it clear that this was off the table. News Report: Daimler may drop Smart cars Daimler AG will decide on the future of its money-losing Smart brand — and its thermoplastic body panels — by the end of this year, German business paper Handelsblatt reported. News Asahi Kasei investing €240m in expansion of LIB separators Japanese technology group Asahi Kasei has announced plans to invest €238m in expanding the production of lithium-ion battery separators at its facilities in Shiga, Japan and Charlotte, North Carolina. News Hella opens second electronics plant in India German automotive parts supplier Hella GmbH has opened a second electronics plant in India, in response to growing demand for electronic components in the country. News Car parts moulder KDK Automotive to double injection lines at Czech plant German car interior parts producer KDK Automotive is understood to be planning to install 41 new injection moulding machines, doubling the current total operating at its plant in Tachov, Czech Republic. News New Rinspeed concept car features innovative foam solutions News BASF inaugurates new R&D facility in Asia Pacific Load More Newsletters PNE Weekly e-Bulletin (Weekly) Automotive Newsletter (Monthly) Packaging Newsletter (Monthly) Injection Moulding Newsletter (Monthly) Recycling Newsletter (Monthly) EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.