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Business

Four Auto Companies Rank Among the World's Most Ethical

GM and Cooper Standard make the list for the first time, joining long-running honorees Aptiv and Cummins

Interiors

Adient Refocuses on Core Seating Business

Restructures joint ventures with Yanfeng, divests Recaro unit

Autoliv Names New CFO

Autoliv Inc. has appointed Fredrik Westin to take over as chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance by the end of February.

Batteries

Former JCI Battery Unit Relaunched as Clarios

Brookfield Business Partners LP has completed its $13.2 billion purchase of Johnson Controls International Inc.’s Power Solutions battery unit and renamed it Clarios.

Interiors

Adient Dismisses Two Senior Executives

Adient plc, formerly the automotive seating and interiors business of Johnson Controls Inc., has removed two top executives who headed its engineering, manufacturing, quality, supply chain, innovation and marketing operations.

Interiors

IAC Beefs Up Leadership Team

Interiors specialist International Automotive Components Group has hired four executives as part of a realignment that adds new chief technical officer and chief supply chain officer positions.

Business

Power Solutions, Toshiba Partner on “Dual-Battery” System

Johnson Controls International plc’s Power Solutions unit, which is in the process of being sold, and Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corp. have agreed to make low-voltage dual-battery systems.

Economics

JCI Inks Deal to Sell Battery Business

Johnson Controls International plc has agreed to sell its Power Solutions battery business to Toronto-based investment firm Brookfield Business Partners LP and its institutional partners for $13.2 billion.

Business

Reports: JCI Close to Selling Battery Unit

Johnson Controls International plc is finalizing a deal to sell its Power Solutions battery business to Brookfield Asset Management Inc., according to multiple media reports.   

Interiors

Adient Names DelGrosso as CEO

Struggling auto interiors supplier Adient plc has chosen Douglas DelGrosso to take over as CEO on Oct. 1.

Propulsion

JCI to Decide Fate of Its Battery Business by November

Johnson Controls International plc says it is giving itself three more months to decide what to do with its battery business.

Propulsion

Tenneco Names CEOs for Spinoff Companies

Tenneco Inc. has named CEOs to lead the company’s powertrain unit and aftermarket and rider performance business when the two operations spin off as independent companies next year.

Production

Adient Drops Plan to Move Headquarters to Detroit

Automotive interiors supplier Adient plc has scrapped plans to relocate its operational headquarters to a historic building in downtown Detroit from its current location in suburban Plymouth.

Interiors & Electronics

Former GM Exec Henderson Named Interim CEO at Adient

Fritz Henderson, the General Motors Co. executive who succeeded Rick Wagoner as CEO in 2009, has been appointed interim CEO of Dublin-based vehicle interiors supplier Adient plc.

Production

Fire Damages Adient’s New Detroit HQ

A building in downtown Detroit that Adient plc is remodeling to be its headquarters caught fire early Friday morning.

Business

JCI Ponders Future of Its Battery Business

Johnson Controls International plc says it is conducting a strategic review of its $7.3 billion-per-year battery business that could lead to a sale or spinoff.

Production

Adient to Open India Test Facility

Plymouth, Mich.-based seating giant Adient plc has broken ground on a prototyping and testing facility in Pune, India.

Interiors & Electronics

Yanfeng Opens New North American Headquarters

Shanghai-based Yanfeng Automotive Interiors officially opened its new North American headquarters in Novi, Mich., this week.

Interiors

Adient, Autoliv Team Up on Self-Driving Car Interiors

Adient plc and Autoliv Inc. are collaborating on seating and other interior systems for autonomous vehicles.

Production

Yanfeng to Move Michigan Headquarters to Novi

Shanghai-based Yanfeng Automotive Interiors plans to move its North American headquarters from Plymouth, Mich., to nearby Novi.

Autonomous Vehicles

Self-Seating at Your Service

Adient plc, the renamed seating business spun off by Johnson Controls Inc. last year, has developed a seating concept for fully autonomous cars that incorporates some upcoming production technology.

Production

Adient Picks Detroit for Global Headquarters

Adient plc, the former automotive seating business of Johnson Controls Inc., will establish its global headquarters in Detroit’s historic Marquette Building.

Business

Adient Finalizes Split from Johnson Control

Seating supplier Adient plc has begun trading shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ADNT symbol, thereby completing its spinoff from Johnson Controls Inc.

Interiors & Electronics

JCI’s Adient Spinoff to Move Operational HQ to Michigan

Johnson Controls International plc’s automotive seating and interiors business, which will complete its spinoff on Oct. 31 as Adient Ltd., will shift its operational headquarters from Milwaukee to the Detroit suburb of Plymouth, Mich.