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Plastics division builds new production hall in Czech Republic / EUR 30m investment to cater to rising regional automotive demand
French automotive supplier returns to growth / Management changes
“Enlite” range of structural polymers launched at VDI conference / Automotive applications highlighted
French thermoplastics and composites converter still having difficulties / Further plant closure
CENTRAL EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE MARKET
Slovakia and Czech Republic en route to becoming key car production centres / Triangle between Prague, Bratislava and Zilina emerges as an OEM stronghold / Hyundai draws South Korean companies to Europe
Automobile air conditioning and power steering line facility opened in Russia / Capacity to reach 2m units annually in medium term
It's all about lightweight construction / German plastics congresses focus on new approaches / Russian market could become even more depressed following Crimea crisis / Poor demand idles assembly plants for several days
AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY FRANCE
German premium brands give boost to suppliers amid slump / Poor domestic demand compensated by healthy international business
EU Commission fines five OEM suppliers EUR 142m in wire harnesses price-fixing case
Plastics Processing: 2012 volume drops to 4.5m t / Further declines expected in 2013 / Heavy losses in the automotive sector / Insolvency filings on the rise / Market expected to rebound in 2014
Reduction of overcapacities in Italy, Spain and particularly France / TecPart says German suppliers are on comparatively safe ground / "Markets will stagnate for several years" / Raising R&D activities in Europe?
The afterlife of an Air France uniform, or how the French automotive sector battles the economic crisis
Composites/GRP September 2012: Ortho resins prices bounce back to last year's level / Trend still pointing upward / Glass fibre notations move at the fringes / OEM supply shows skid marks
Suppliers suffer the brunt of declining sales figures / Growth driver China shows signs of weakness / Will the lull drag on until 2015?
Composites/GRP August 2012: Ortho resins mostly unchanged / Only slight contractions at the lower end / Glass fibre products stable / Demand gathers strength after summer lull
Southern Europe's auto industry loses out in the crisis / Expert prophesies "long-term damage" / 25% of suppliers may not survive the crisis / Germany's Center for Automotive Research issues world market forecast
Sora Composites' automotive activities acquired / New US joint venture with Rush Group
PP grade developed for lightweight bumper applications for Renault
Composites/GRP October 2011: Downward trend in resins prices continues / Signs of slightly softening demand / Buyers of resins and glass fibre will be looking for additional rebates in November
Inergy subsidiary establishes joint venture in Russia / Manufacturing fuel tanks for the Russian automotive sector
Petrochemicals and plastics output rose 12% in 2010 / Construction and automotive recovery to support future growth / BMI report
Merger talks with competitor Bourbon / Creation of a key strategic injection moulding group imminent?
Takeover of Plastal Spain / Negotiations for French plant apparently still ongoing / Joint venture with Chinese seat manufacturer Xuyang
Sale of 100th machine to Turkey / Sign that Turkish plastics processing machinery market is picking up
China is driving the global market for automotive engineering / Trend towards small, compact vehicles / Industry propelled by alternative engine systems / Suppliers fear wave of insolvencies
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