All Africa and Middle East articles – Page 5

  • Ford Otosan Turkey

    Subiendo el volumen


    Turquía se encuentra en un extremo de Europa, pero es fundamental en la red automotriz del continente. Informe de Ian HenrySegún la asociación turca de comercio, OSD, a finales de 2017 los constructores automotrices turcos tenían una capacidad total de producción de cerca de 2m de vehículos repartidos en 1.4m ...

  • Ford Otosan Turkey

    Raising the volume


    Turkey is on Europe’s geographic fringes, but central to its automotive manufacturing network. Ian Henry reportsAccording 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 around ...

  • Ford Starts European Production of the New EcoSport SUV in Romania to Meet Growing Customer Demand

    Ford invests in Craiova plant


    Romania - The OEM has confirmed it is spending €200m (US$236.17m) to ready its Craiova plant for the production of a second vehicle, the name of which will be confirmed closer to launch. It will be built alongside the EcoSport small SUV and the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine."This new investment will ...

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    Ford to add 1,500 new jobs in Craoiva


    Romania - Ford's Craiova assembly plant is to receive a €200m investment and 1,500 new jobs as part of the OEM's plans to add an as yet unnamed second vehicle the factory.The plant currently assembles Ford's EcoSport small SUV as well as its 1.0‑litre EcoBoost engine. Details of the second ...

  • Robert Engelhorn BMW

    BMW shuffles production personal


    Germany - Robert Engelhorn is set to take over as director of the OEM's plant in Munich. Previously head of the technology and production division at the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture in China, Engelhorn will succeed Milan Nedeljkovic, who is assuming management responsibility for the corporate quality division.Daniel ...

  • Toyota Panasonic

    A bigger bet on BEVs


    Most famous for its hybrids, especially the Prius, Toyota is now widening its focus to battery-electric vehiclesUntil relatively recently, Toyota positioned battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as a niche solution for short-range urban mobility. This stance led directly to the launch of models like the i-Road, an ultra-compact electric commuter vehicle, ...

  • Bill Ford

    Heavy on the hybrids


    It may have been slow off the mark with electrification, but Ford is now stepping up its efforts through a new global growth strategyIn October 2017, Ford’s new CEO Jim Hackett set out a strategy centred on a major cost-cutting exercise worth $10 billion over the next five years, taking ...

  • Ashok Leyland bus plant India copy

    Ashok Leyland constructs bus plant


    India - The commercial vehicle manufacturer has broken ground at a new site in Mallavalli Village, which is situated in the Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. It is building a new bus plant, which will be spread across 75 acres and will produce around 4,800 buses per year."This facility will ...

  • Datsun Cross copy

    Datsun production starts in Pakistan


    Pakistan - The OEM has secured a manufacturing and licensing agreement with Ghandhara Nissan, which is owned by Bibojee Services Limited (BSL), to make Datsun models in the country. The cars will be built at Ghandhara's plant in Port Qasim, Karachi.“This entrance to the Pakistan automotive market represents a significant ...

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    Nissan starts Datsun production in Pakistan


    Pakistan - The OEM has secured a manufacturing and licensing agreement with Ghandhara Nissan, which is owned by Bibojee Services Limited (BSL), for local production of Datsun models. The cars will be made at Ghandhara's plant in Port Qasim, Karachi."This entrance to the Pakistan automotive market represents a significant step ...

  • Lear just-in-time seating copy

    Lear expands seating structures plant


    Portugal - The company has recently spent more than €5m (US$6.22m) to expand its automotive seating structures manufacturing facility in Valença - a small town situated in north Portugal. Production space was nearly doubled, and now covers an area of over 20,600 square meters, while the office space was also ...

  • New Grandland X assembly in Namibia

    Groupe PSA to open Namibia plant


    Namibia - The Grandland X and 3008 will be the first Opel and Peugeot models to be assembled at a new plant in Walvis Bay, Namibia. It will start operating during the second quarter of 2018 as part of a joint venture between the OEM and the Namibia Development Cooperation ...

  • Volkswagen co-bots

    Co-bots to help produce electric Golf


    Germany - Volkswagen has recently established a new joint venture (JV) with a start-up called Wandelbots in a bid to establish test stations for collaborative robots at its Transparent Factory in Dresden. The idea is to use the co-bots during the final stages of electric Golf assembly, the production of ...

  • Kentucky Truck Plant

    Ford boosts SUV production by 25%


    Dubai - The OEM has announced that it is increasing the production of two SUVs - the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition - by 25% to meet "surging demand for both all-new models ahead of their arrival in the Middle East." The models are built at its Kentucky Truck Plant, ...

  • BMW 3 Series production South Africa

    BMW plant ends 3 Series production


    South Africa - The German OEM has been producing the 3 Series at its plant in Rosslyn for 35 years, and recently announced that the last unit was made. The plant will stay open and will soon start production of the X3, while 3 Series production will be moved to ...

  • PSA Mangualde

    PSA adds third team at Mangualde


    A third team will help Mangualde meet demand for the Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo modelsPortugal - PSA will create a third production team at its Mangualde plant creating up to 225 jobs from April 2018.The decision to step up volume is a response to the growth in demand ...

  • Lada Priora production line

    Resolução russa


    A indústria automotiva da Rússia está expressando com cautela a confiança novamente, depois que o mercado de automóveis emergiu de uma queda de três anosAs vendas aumentaram na Rússia todos os meses nos últimos oito meses, à medida que o país se adapta ao seu novo normal econômico dos baixos ...

  • Lada Priora production line

    Russian resolution


    Russia’s automotive industry is cautiously expressing confidence again after the car market there emerges from a three-year slumpSales have increased in Russia every month for the last eight as the country adapts to its new economic normal of low oil prices and continued European economic sanctions; the two biggest causes ...

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    Valor adicionado


    Embora a fabricação de aditivos não seja nova, as últimas técnicas estão oferecendo aos OEMs mais opções para seu usoO uso de peças fabricadas de forma aditiva em veículos é agora excepcional, se ainda não penetrante, pelo menos no espectro mais elevado do mercado, caracterizado por baixo volume e alto ...

  • Additive manufacturing

    Valor añadido


    La producción aditiva no es nueva, pero las últimas técnicas ofrecen a los constructores automotrices más opciones de uso El uso de piezas producidas por adición en vehículos ya no es marginal y comienza a estar muy presente en el mercado de gama alta que destaca por los reducidos ...