Asia

  • Tesla took on Fremont in 2010, remodeling it for SOP of the first Model S in June 2012
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    Tesla, Fremont

    2019-10-18T12:06:00Z

    At its facility in Fremont, California, Tesla runs one of the world’s most advanced factories in the automotive world. Covering 5.3 million sq. ft of manufacturing and office space, the facility was previously home to General Motors. 

  • Dyson brand
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    What took the air out of Dyson’s electric car project?

    2019-10-16T14:05:00Z

    The iconic manufacturer of vacuum cleaners has cancelled plans to develop and build an EV. That was probably a smart decision, considering the huge costs, competition and struggling market that Dyson would have been entering. An analysis from Ultima Media’s automotive analyst, Daniel Harrison.

  • Rendering of Mitsubishi Electric Gujarat plant
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    Mitsubishi Electric builds new component plant

    2019-10-08T13:48:00Z

    India - Mitsubishi Electric will make power steering units, exhaust gas recirculation valves and giant magnet-resistance sensors at its new plant

  • BorgWarner South Korea starter production
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    BorgWarner hits starter production milestone

    2019-10-03T10:57:00Z

    South Korea - BorgWarner is celebrating a significant milestone at its starter facility in Changnyeong

  • Future opportunities
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    Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

    2019-09-25T06:00:00Z

    The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including manufacturing, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

  • Future EV
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    Greater expectations: brighter days will return for the automotive industry

    2019-09-24T06:00:00Z

    Although automotive OEMs will face years of stagnant vehicle sales, a stronger recovery thereafter will bring growth back up to long run averages and herald a return to stronger profits. By then, however, the industry is likely to have undergone further consolidation.

  • CO2 emission regulations
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    Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

    2019-09-17T08:00:00Z

    Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and investment plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

  • VinFast Hai Phong plant
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    VinFast deploys Siemens tech in new plant

    2019-09-16T11:07:00Z

    Vietnam - VinFast is using a suite of Siemens software at its new plant in Hai Phong

  • ABB Vinfast 5
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    The future on two wheels

    2019-09-15T18:41:00Z

    Advanced robotics and digitisation technologies can ensure motorcycle companies meet the needs of the industry

  • BMW Brilliance 5G network
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    5G networking spreads in car production

    2019-07-30T11:52:00Z

    Certain companies have started leveraging 5G in their car manufacturing facilities in China with the hope of drastically increasing efficiency. Michael Nash provides an insight

  • Continental Wuhu powertrain plant
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    Continental opens new powertrain plant in Wuhu

    2019-07-19T09:44:00Z

    Continental will make a range of components for powertrains at its new facility in Wuhu, China

  • AkzoNobel Changzhou plant
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    AkzoNobel to expand Changzhou plant

    2019-07-09T14:26:00Z

    China - The supplier is investing in new production lines for its powder coatings plant

  • Hilux
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    Toyota to build facility in Myanmar

    2019-05-30T09:03:00Z

    The OEM is hoping to take advantage of growing sales in the country by setting up its first local production facility

  • Hanon Systems Chongqing
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    Hanon Systems opens Chongqing facility

    2019-05-28T08:57:00Z

    The new facility will be used to produce compressors and heat pump systems for Changan Automobile

  • ABB robots paintshop
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    ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW

    2019-05-14T16:50:00Z

    China - ABB has signed an agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for a new factory being built in Shanghai. The plant will become the first new energy vehicle (NEV) factory of the VW Group based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform. “We are delighted ...

  • 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. ...

  • FC_Stack_Tank_Installation_4
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    Working from home

    2019-03-05T14:51:00Z

    Ian Henry looks at how Japan’s OEMs are faring in their native land as they intensify supply to their own domestic market The domestic manufacturing networks of the major Japanese car companies have been stable in comparison to the extensive reorganisation, expansion and product re-allocations that have taken ...

  • scania thailand
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    Scania sets sights on Thailand

    2019-02-28T11:34:00Z

    Thailand - Scania has opened a new assembly facility for truck cabs, truck chassis and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone, Thailand. The Swedish OEM says that the move is an important part of its plan to strengthen its presence in the region. “With this new industrial ...

  • Tesla Model 3 - Interior Dashboard - Head On
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    Tesla starts building China factory

    2019-01-10T11:43:00Z

    Tesla unveiled plans to build a factory in China back in 2014. The EV maker has now taken its first step to construct the facility after breaking ground on the site in Shanghai. The move comes amidst a series of regulatory changes made by government which could have a ...

  • 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 ...