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  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine
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    GM to make new engine in Tonawanda

    2019-07-24T09:00:00Z

    US - The 6.2-litre V8 engine will be used in the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

  • GM Flint Assembly Chevrolet Silverado
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    GM hedges bets on pick-ups

    2019-06-13T09:40:00Z

    GM has made two recent investments in order to boost production of its best-selling pick-up trucks in the US

  • GM Fort Wayne plant
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    GM upgrades Fort Wayne plant

    2019-05-31T13:58:00Z

    General Motors is spending a significant amount to increase production of two new pick-ups

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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 ...

  • BMW-adhesive-on-windows
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    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the vast majority of production equipment will be similar, if not the same – that’s the view of Cem Temel, head of Ford’s Gölcük and Yeniköy plants in Turkey and assistant general manager for new projects at Ford Otosan. “The ...

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    Is Korea set to become a low-cost country?

    2019-02-11T15:14:00Z

    In what may be a portentous move for the industry, Hyundai has chosen to try to revive its domestic fortunes by opening the first new car factory to be built in Korea for over 20 years; what is intriguing about this move is that the workers in this plant will ...

  • Mazda Thailand
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    Asia’s other powerhouse

    2019-01-04T15:58:00Z

    Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production Two nations dominate South-East Asia vehicle production, namely Thailand (approximately 2m units per annum (upa)) and Indonesia (c1.1m upa). There is one mid-sized ...

  • Assembly A8 at the Neckarsulm site
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    New chapter, different story?

    2019-01-02T15:42:00Z

    International expansion continues but, as Ian Henry reports, Audi’s long-term role within the VW Group is now under scrutiny Audi is expanding globally, notably in China, as it seeks to escape from its recent controversial past. Having been complicit in the diesel scandal affecting Volkswagen Group, it has been ...

  • Antonio-Cobo-Opel Manuf VP
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    Cobo is new production VP at Opel

    2018-12-17T16:01:02Z

    Antonio Cobo appointed vice president of manufacturing, Opel/Vauxhall Germany – Antonio Cobo has been appointed vice president for manufacturing and supply chain of Opel/Vauxhall, the company has announced. From January, 2019, Cobo will succeed Rémi Girardon who is moving to an executive position within the manufacturing and supply chain ...

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    New year, new arrangements

    2018-12-10T16:41:00Z

    As 2018 draws to a close, the pace of change in vehicle manufacturing is accelerating. The move to EVs is gaining speed while the companies themselves continue to realign and optimise their manufacturing footprints. The future of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has been thrown into doubt with the arrest of ...

  • GM Spot-Welding On Cadillac CT6 at Hamtramck
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    Seven plant closures at GM

    2018-11-27T15:38:00Z

    In a bid to operate more efficiently and to cater for consumer demand, General Motors has announced plans to close seven different plants across the world. Five of these are in North America, while the location of the two remaining plants set to close is yet to be released. Capacity ...

  • FAW Changchung
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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 ...

  • Checking hot stamp line performance on a phone in Abrera
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    Opportunity 4.0

    2018-11-06T13:01:00Z

    Nick Gibbs travels to Barcelona to discover how Gestamp’s own digital revolution is driving efficiency improvements in its energy-hungry hot-stamping operations When your company has expanded to more than 100 production plants, you want to keep a close watch on the production lines in those plants. Especially when you ...

  • ZF ATS2019
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    Piecing it all together

    2018-11-06T11:23:00Z

    Ian Henry identifies six themes from the moves, mergers and makeovers underway in the global automotive tier supply sector Six themes characterise the automotive supply sector at present, namely: ongoing M A, the financial challenges faced by the supply base, restructuring and realignment of product portfolios, investment in new ...

  • Chiron brake caliper
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    Making metal add up

    2018-09-13T12:30:55Z

    Additively manufactured metal parts present a challenge for high-volume production but at the other end of the scale, engineers are successfully developing the process for specialist, low volume parts. Mike Farish reports All over the automotive industry companies are exploring the potential of additive techniques to make parts in polymers ...

  • Volvo Cars recycled plastics
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    Waste not...

    2018-09-13T12:03:32Z

    Karen McCandless reports on vehicle-maker recycling projects ranging from plastic bottles to electric vehicle batteries As vehicle production numbers continue to increase, up from 11.9m in 2013 to 17m in 2017, so do the automotive industry’s waste management efforts continue to improve. The waste generated per unit produced in the ...

  • Nissan Auto China 2018 Leaf
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    Japanese OEMs target China for EVs

    2018-09-11T11:50:42Z

    An increasing number of car manufacturers based in the US and Europe are turning their sights on China, especially since authorities recently promised to abolish the rule that companies outside the country can own a maximum stake of 50% in joint ventures with Chinese companies. Tesla was among the first ...

  • Daimler 3D printing
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    Daimler to print aluminium components

    2018-09-05T10:00:11Z

    Germany - The OEM has been working with Premium Aerotec and EOS to develop an additive manufacturing production cell that can make parts out of aluminium. The cell is fully automated, and is located at the Premium Aerotec facility in Varel, northern Germany. A EOS M 400-4 four-laser 3D printing ...

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    Oxsilan expectations

    2018-08-28T11:29:46Z

    Engineers from GM’s Orion plant in Michigan describe a successful conversion to a thin-film pretreatment from Chemetall The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, sets out the story of the highly successful conversion and launch to full production of Oxsilan ...

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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 ...