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    Canada feels the chill

    2019-07-22T13:43:00Z

    Trading challenges and dwindling investment is putting Canada’s automotive manufacturers under pressure. 

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    FCA starts building BEV production line

    2019-07-15T14:20:00Z

    Italy - The highly automated line will be used to make the Fiat 500 BEV

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    The Fiat-Renault merger – inevitability postponed?

    2019-06-18T15:44:00Z

    Ian Henry provides insight on the situation between FCA and its partners and potential partners

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    US plants – stick or twist?

    2019-04-10T13:42:00Z

    Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures. Here we provide an overview of the latest news regarding ...

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    Unease in the East

    2018-11-21T14:15:00Z

    Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China A fascinating year for China’s automotive industry has seen the world’s largest car market undergo a series of seismic shifts as it moves to a new level of maturity, bringing ...

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    Raising the roof

    2018-11-19T10:51:00Z

    When it comes to roof gluing, vision systems such as the one in operation at FCA Cassino will lead to a return on investment in a short time Vision systems have become a very powerful tool for automotive manufacturers, allowing them to increase productivity and overall quality while ...

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    The break-up of Fiat Chrysler gathers pace

    2018-11-15T10:28:00Z

    A couple of years ago, Ferrari became an independent quoted company, separate from Fiat Chrysler . This was followed by the separation of CNH Industrials, the holding company for Iveco Trucks. Now Fiat Chrysler has spun off its components activity, Magneti Marelli, to CK Holdings in a deal worth over ...

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    Out now: North America 2018

    2018-08-24T16:24:26Z

    When it comes to America and automotive manufacturing, some things are impossible to ignore. Foremost among them are: The Big Three, the light truck segment and Trump. In our latest global region supplement, we bring you the full set. In this AMS special supplement we examine a region ...

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    Forging the deals

    2018-08-24T15:03:40Z

    Ian Henry examines the key trends in the North American automotive supplier sector where technological progress and feisty trade policies continue to present a range of business challenges With rapid technology change across the sector as the automotive market accelerates into the era of electrification, the uncertainty over the future ...

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    Home truths

    2018-08-23T16:13:32Z

    Once the battles over tariffs settle down, North America”s own brands can focus on the rapid and significant changes the domestic market is demanding. Ian Henry reports With the uncertainty mounting regarding the future of NAFTA and the distinct possibility that President Trump will raise tariffs on EU car imports ...

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    A bigger, bolder Belvidere

    2018-08-23T15:31:39Z

    The transfer of the Jeep Cherokee production from Ohio to Illinois was the first part of FCA’s response to the growing demand for more SUVs. Mike Farish reports On 1 June last year production of the FCA Jeep Cherokee began at the company’s plant in Belvidere, Illinois, after transferring from ...

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    NAFTA: the saga so far...

    2018-08-23T14:55:17Z

    Seven rounds of talks have taken place since NAFTA renegotiation began last year but the trio of nations are no closer to agreeing a deal . Nick Gibbs reports President Trump’s policies on trade relations continue to cause upheaval within the automotive industry. In the US, one of the biggest ...

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    The man who saved Fiat and Chrysler

    2018-08-06T13:48:41Z

    Sergio Marchionne was a remarkable man. He dominated the auto industry’s headlines and news agenda and his passing robs the industry of one of its few star names In an age when be-suited corporate types still bestride many auto sector boardrooms, Marchionne’s casual dress sense (sweater and no tie were ...

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    Foreign policy friction

    2018-05-21T12:57:41Z

    Tariffs on steel imports, NAFTA renegotiation and the return to sanctions on Iran have been at the centre of recent policy actions by the US president; the implications for the auto industry are potentially severe but how things will develop are far from clear. The decision to impose tariffs on ...

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    Lofty production plans

    2018-04-26T15:36:07Z

    AMS provides a summary of the latest electrification plans outlined by numerous OEMs across the world Barely a day goes by without a carmaker announcing the launch of a new electrified vehicle, or outlining projections for growth in the battery electric vehicle (BEV), hybrid or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle ...

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    A race for third place

    2018-03-02T12:24:48Z

    India’s vehicle sales are booming to the benefit of a handful of established manufacturers, but it’s still a tricky market for those on the sidelines Last year, India’s passenger vehicle market cracked 3m units for the first time, up 9% on 2016, according to data from Swedish analyst firm AID. ...

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    Standard bearers

    2018-02-12T16:23:21Z

    A current programme run by the International Automotive Task Force is looking to revise the technical specification IATF16949, the published standard informing quality management across the automotive industry worldwide The concept of quality management is now a well-established aspect of all forms of business. It essentially denotes implementing a ...

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    Chemical composition

    2017-10-31T15:08:59Z

    The greater use of mixed materials in vehicle construction has required changes to the pretreatment process The initial treatment that a bare metal car body receives is fundamental to achieving the key performance parameters of all subsequent coating and painting operations, most obviously corrosion protection and paint adhesion. For many ...

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    EVs abound, but where’s the power?

    2017-09-22T17:24:41Z

    This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show was a little different from previous occasions, with some notable absentees – namely Nissan, Peugeot, Volvo and FCA. Something else I was struck (rather than surprised) by was the increasing focus on electric vehicles (EVs). The diesel scandal has led to a major shift in ...

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    The upward curve of servo

    2017-09-08T16:40:58Z

    The recent installation of what is claimed to be the biggest ever servopress machine anywhere in global automotive metalforming sector demonstrates the key advances made in pressing technology Servo press technology has been making increasing inroads into automotive metalforming applications for some time now. The reasons are not particular to ...