Edition of 02/10/2021

Giuseppe Graziuso new Peugeot sales director in Italy

Giuseppe Graziuzo succeeded Andrea Ciucci as head of Peugeot’s sales department in Italy since February 1, 2021.

Movements

Aramis Auto takes advantage of the growing attraction for online sales

Aramis Group saw its turnover increase by 12% last year with, it is true, a financial year ending on September 30. Through its three websites – in France, Spain and Belgium – the used vehicle distributor totaled nearly 40 million visits in 2020.

Networks

Christian Demenais appointed Deputy CEO of Keybas

Christian Demenais is appointed to the newly created post of Deputy Managing Director of Keybas (formerly France Atelier).

Movements

China: Automotive market recovery accelerates sharply in January

(AFP) – Sales of passenger cars in China recorded an increase of 29.5% over one year in January, after plunging in early 2020 due to an epidemic, a professional federation announced on Tuesday.

Markets

Special steels: Voestalpine returns to green in Q3

(AFP) – Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine, a specialist in noble steels, returned to profit in the third quarter of its staggered 2020/21 fiscal year, citing signs of “recovery” despite the impact of restrictions linked to the Covid pandemic- 19.

Equipment suppliers

VPN Autos wins over Mitsubishi distributors

The VPN Autos brand is on the way to cross the 40 agency mark by attracting in particular Mitsubishi distributors looking for an alternative to the freezing of the new models announced by the Japanese manufacturer.

Networks

Bridgestone-Béthune: total takeover “unlikely”, a “multi-activity industrial park” in project

(AFP) – The total takeover of the Bridgestone plant in Béthune, doomed to closure, appears “unlikely”, but several companies have expressed interest in the creation of a “multi-activity industrial park”, representing “a potential of 335 to 485 jobs, “management announced on Tuesday.

Equipment suppliers

Chip shortage: General Motors extends shutdowns at three of its factories by one month

(AFP) – The American auto giant General Motors will extend the suspension of production at three of its factories by about a month because of the shortage of microchips affecting the entire sector.

Builders

Manufacturer category

Chip shortage: General Motors extends shutdowns at three of its factories by one month

(AFP) – The American auto giant General Motors will extend the suspension of production at three of its factories by about a month because of the shortage of microchips affecting the entire sector.

02/10/2021

Linesauto.fr publishes its quarterly dedicated to automotive design

The linesauto.fr website, dedicated to automotive design, publishes the second edition of its quarterly. A 130-page book, in French and English, notably offering a dossier on Renault’s new ambitions for 2025 and a portrait of Jean-François Venet, who marked the design of Opel and Renault.

02/09/2021

Autonomous vehicles: Hyundai and Kia deny being in negotiations with Apple

(AFP) – South Korean automaker Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia on Monday denied being in negotiations with Apple for a joint project to produce autonomous vehicles.

02/09/2021

Renault Sandouville, after the virus, the fleas

It is not the Covid which puts the Renault plant in Sandouville shut down for at least 2 days, but the shortage of chips which affects the entire industry. A closure that falls badly while the factory that manufactures the Traffic has an order book that is always full.

02/08/2021

After General Motors, Ford is also accelerating in the electric sector

(AFP) – The race for the electric car is intensifying in the United States: a week after the ambitious bet of General Motors, Ford replied by announcing to double the investments devoted to this segment considered as the future of the automobile in a world facing the challenges of climate change.

02/08/2021

Suzuki: Q3 2020 results up, annual targets unchanged

(AFP) – Japanese automaker Suzuki announced on Friday a further improvement in its results for its third quarter 2020/21, while not changing its forecast for the full year underway.

02/08/2021

Xavier Bartone, Toyota France: “We should be on the podium again in February”

In January, Toyota beat Citroën on the private individuals channel. An achievement that Xavier Bartone, commercial director of Toyota France, explains by a very large portfolio of Yaris to deliver, portfolio which will still generate significant volumes of deliveries in the coming months …

02/09/2021