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Bosch’s Peter Tyroller will head CLEPA for another 2 years (Photo: Bosch)

Peter Tyroller will continue for another two years as president of Europe's supplier association, CLEPA.

The general assembly of the supplier group, which met in Istanbul last week, unanimously elected the Robert Bosch board member for another term. Tyroller, 53, has led CLEPA since January 1, 2010. His term was extended for another two years.

At Bosch, the world's largest automotive supplier, Tyroller is reponsible for original equipment sales, corporate marketing and the automotive market.

CLEPA represents some 3,000 European suppliers. Its mission is to promote the common interests of the supplier industry, which acounts for about 75 pc of the vehicle industry's final product value.

The association's vigilance was on display last week when CLEPA CEO Lars Holmqvist gave an impassioned speech attacking new protectionist tendencies in world trade.

Speaking at the Automobil Forum, a conference organized by Germany's AUTOMOBIL PRODUKTION, Holmqvist said regulatory actions in countries such as China, Russia, Argentina and Brazil marked a "very dangerous" protectionist trend that should be countered at all cost.