Au­to­liv Puts Safety Back Into Air Bags $30b

Cars ▶ The Swedish-amer­i­can com­pany looks to ex­pand its busi­ness ▶ “The in­dus­try saw that Au­to­liv would ben­e­fit” from Takata’s cri­sis ① Lim­ited growth op­tions Much of Valeant’s sales growth has come from ag­gres­sive price hikes— which it’s now sworn of

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When the deadly prob­lems with Takata air bag in­fla­tors sent the world’s ma­jor au­tomak­ers search­ing for a new sup­plier, they didn’t have to look far. Au­to­liv, the largest au­to­mo­tive-safety parts com­pany in the world, sup­plies seat belts, steer­ing wheels, and air bags to vir­tu­ally ev­ery ma­jor man­u­fac­turer. A mas­sive pro­duc­tion net­work— the com­pany has 78 fac­to­ries in 27 coun­tries—means Au­to­liv has been able to step in and fill the vac­uum

$3b due in 2018

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