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  • Kia Telluride West Point plant
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    Kia hits 3m production milestone in US

    2019-09-16T09:36:00Z

    US - Kia has hit a major milestone with production of its new SUV at its West Point plant in Georgia

  • Tucson HMMC
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    Team building at Hyundai, Czech Republic

    2019-07-22T13:20:00Z

    Gareth Price reports on a collaborative approach to production quality that prompted Hyundai to locate assembly of its N performance brand in the Czech Republic

  • Dongfeng Maxion Wheels
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    Dongfeng Maxion to build wheel plant

    2019-03-13T12:00:00Z

    China - Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group has formed a new joint venture company with Maxion Wheels - a division of the Brazilian wheel and structural component manufacturer Iochpe Maxion. The new company is called Dongfeng Maxion Wheels, and will look to serve the global market. ...

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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 ...

  • Honda Swindon Civic
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    Honda closure deals blow to UK

    2019-02-19T13:06:00Z

    Honda has announced plans to close its Swindon plant at the end of the current model’s production lifecycle in 2021. The statement, which was published on the company’s website, refers to the changing nature of the global auto industry and Honda’s “commitment to electrified cars” as the main reasons behind ...

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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 ...

  • Hyundai Kia wearable technology
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    Hyundai/Kia test wearables

    2018-10-25T16:57:25Z

    South Korea - The companies have recently demonstrated the use of the Hyundai chairless exoskeleton (H-CEX), and now plans on testing the Hyundai vest exoskeleton (H-VEX) technology. These could then be used at plants across North America before the end of 2018. "The field of robotics has the potential to ...

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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 ...

  • HMMA Elantra line
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    Southern hospitality

    2018-08-24T12:29:47Z

    Gareth Price visits Hyundai’s major manufacturing facility in Montgomery, Alabama, as it welcomes the return of an SUV to its production lines Back in 2005, Hyundai’s plans to open its first US manufacturing facility came to fruition and the $1.7 billion automotive assembly and manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Alabama, was ...

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    Pacific standard

    2018-08-24T11:41:26Z

    Responding to the boom in SUV and crossover markets, the OEMs of Japan and Korea continue to invest in manufacturing operations across their long-established North American networks. Ian Henry reports Cross-border Corolla After a period of not investing in North America, Toyota is once again expanding in the region. It ...

  • OEM Europe N America
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    Transatlantic ventures

    2018-08-24T11:22:20Z

    Volvo is the latest European marque to take up a North American manufacturing base. As Ian Henry reports, it joins Germany’s giants in exploring the benefits while coping with the complexities… Steeled for battle in Spartanburg BMW has been very critical of the decision by President Trump to apply tariffs ...

  • central europe Kecskemet Mercedes
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    Centre of operations

    2018-08-17T09:56:02Z

    Investment in new plants and expansion of existing facilities shows central Europe to be at the heart of vehicle manufacturers’ regional strategies At first glance, vehicle production in central Europe – essentially the former communist bloc countries west of the Russian border – appears to centre on Volkswagen with its ...

  • IRAN-MAP_0
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    OEMs face tough choices over Iran

    2018-06-21T10:36:30Z

    When Iran reached agreement with the global community in 2015 regarding denuclearisation, resulting in the lifting of sanctions in early 2016, almost immediately Renault and PSA announced their return to the country. Prior to Iran being ostracised, both companies had been active there via joint venture (JV) manufacturing operations, mostly ...

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    Travel blog: China’s mountainous technology challenge

    2018-06-14T17:12:01Z

    The 2018 Global Automotive Forum brought together government officials, senior executives, academic experts and journalists from all over the world in order to discuss China’s automotive industry. Key themes included technological innovation in the fields of autonomous driving, new energy vehicles and connectivity. There were also several debates centred on ...

  • Hyundai Santa Fe production Alabama
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    Hyundai starts making new Santa Fe

    2018-06-11T15:42:45Z

    US - Production of the 2019 Santa Fe has started at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA). The OEM expects to make over 84,000 units of the model before year end as demand for SUVs continues to rise. "As we launch the new Santa Fe, [we will] take pride in every ...

  • Hyundai Alabama engine production copy
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    Hyundai builds new engine plant

    2018-05-30T09:58:28Z

    US - The OEM is spending US$388m on a new factory in Alabama that will house the production of engine heads for its next-generation engine. It will also use some of the cash to prepare an existing engine plant, adding new technologies and components in the assembly process. "With our ...

  • Ford Otosan Turkey
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    Raising the volume

    2018-05-25T10:31:31Z

    Turkey is on Europe’s geographic fringes, but central to its automotive manufacturing network. Ian Henry reports According to the Turkish automotive trade association, OSD, at the end of 2017, Turkey’s automotive manufacturers had a total production capacity of close to 2m vehicles a year, divided c1.4m cars, c400,000 vans and ...

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL; X253; 2017
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    Closer to commercialisation

    2018-05-10T15:31:17Z

    Fuel-cell electric vehicles have lagged behind other EVs, but upcoming models could help that to change Everyone involved in hydrogen fuel cell development is probably tired of hearing the same old joke: large-scale adoption is a decade away, and always will be. David Hart, a director at sustainable energy consultancy ...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQC
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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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    HBPO breaks ground on Vaihingen plant

    2018-04-09T12:18:11Z

    Germany - The company, which designs and assembles front-end modules for a long list of OEMs, has started building a new plant near Stuttgart. Initial production is expected to start in autumn 2018. According to HBPO's CEO Martin Schüler, the facility is strategically located. "We will be situated in an ...