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    Report: Ford sues Japanese wiring harness supplier over price fixing
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    The dirty secrets of the multibillion-dollar wiring harness industry are being uncovered bit by bit, as more suppliers are found to be connected to a global price-fixing scandal. Automotive News reports that Ford is now suing a Japanese supplier that admitted to fixing prices of wiring harness ...

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    Report: Denso executives plead guilty to US price-fixing case
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    The three-year investigation by the US Department of Justice into price-fixing allegations by auto parts suppliers continues, with two more fish from the swamp of corruption the latest to be sentenced. Reuters reports that Denso executives Yuji Suzuki and Hiroshi Watanabe will do 16 months and 15 ...

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    Report: Toyota, Nissan, Honda to assist in $2.55B bailout of chipmaker Renesas with Japanese gov.
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    According to a Reuters report, the Japanese government and several of the country's largest manufacturers are joining forces to rescue troubled electronics manufacturer Renesas Electronics. Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Panasonic, Canon and Denso are set to contribute a combined $637.9 million to a ...

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    Report: Two Japanese suppliers plead guilty for bid-fixing, will pay record fines
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    Two more Japanese auto industry suppliers, Yazaki and Denso, have been fined by the U.S. Department of Justice and four executives from Yazaki will go to jail, according to reports in the New York Times and Automotive News. Yazaki's $478 million fine and Denso's $78 million fine come on top of ...

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    Toyota SARD entering Supra HV-R hybrid racer in Tokachi 24 hours
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    Click image to enlarge var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/mods/Toyota_Supra_HV_R_hybrid_racer_to_contest_Tokachi_24_hr_enduro_in_July'; Last year, Toyota Team SARD fielded a race-prepped Lexus GS450h in the Tokachi 24-hour enduro. The Lexus went the distance, finishing 4th in its class and 17th ...

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    Domestic automakers improve relationships with suppliers, but Asians still much favored
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    Within the auto industry, it's something of an secret that most suppliers prefer to work with Asian "transplant" OEMs, who are perceived to be easier to work with. Planning Perspective's recently released survey shows that the Big 3 are making substantive improvements, but still have a long ways to ...

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    General Motors actively reducing Delphi parts count
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     Bo Andersson, General Motors' vice president of global purchasing admits that the automaker is actively working to reduce its dependence upon bankrupt Tier-1 supplier Delphi. In fact, GM held a meeting with a number of different companies to ask who would like to make up for the ...

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    Toyota pressuring suppliers in homeland to cut costs, benefits?
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    While Toyota is known to provide health, unemployment insurance, and other benefits to workers around the world, is it backpedaling on benefits for its own workers back home?That's what Akahata seems to indicate in Political Affairs. According to the writer, Hiroshi Okuda (pictured), chairman of ...

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