European suppliers pursue more Japanese business

By Bradford Wernle Automotive News Europe

Gothenburg, Sweden-European suppliers are seeking more business with Japanese automakers because the parts makers believe the Japanese are the best business partners.

A record number of European suppliers came here for a conference staged jointly by CLEPA, the European auto component suppliers association, and JAMA, the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association.

Last year Japanese automakers spent nearly Euro8000 million on parts from EU suppliers, about twice as much as they purchased eight years ago.

At the same time, supplier relations…

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