Chrysler bankruptcy to last years, not months
13th May 2009 by

More details are now emerging of the US government’s plans for Chrysler. Initially President O...

Chrysler’s bankruptcy marks dawn of new reality
3rd May 2009 by

The International eChem team are very experienced in turnarounds and restructurings. We have underta...

GM bankruptcy threatens auto supply chain
27th April 2009 by

It seems highly likely that GM, the largest US car manufacturer, will enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy pr...

GM plans 2 month summer shutdown
23rd April 2009 by

The prospect of bankruptcy is finally sharpening the knife at GM. As the blog noted last month, inve...

US auto sales start to bottom
4th April 2009 by

The blog may be over-optimistic, but as with US house markets, it is hopeful that US auto market may...

Obama gets tough on US auto industry
30th March 2009 by

There had been speculation that President Obama’s mid-West background might tempt him to take ...

US auto sales remain depressed
5th March 2009 by

February brought no relief for the troubled US auto industry, so critical to chemical sales. Sales w...

European auto sales slide continues
9th February 2009 by

European auto sales fell 25% in January, according to JD Power. This equals an annualised rate of ju...

GM, Chrysler’s US sales collapse
4th February 2009 by

January’s US auto sales figures gave no hope that demand is yet bottoming out. Volumes were do...

US auto sales at 1992 levels
6th January 2009 by

December was another bad month for US auto sales, with volumes down 36% versus 2007. Total 2008 sale...

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