All Africa and Middle East articles – Page 7

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    Putting the Kia into Slovakia


    With its production numbers continuing to increase, the Kia Motors Slovakia facility in Žilina is flying the flag for smaller car-producing nationsA picturesque setting is not a metric that OEMs necessarily value when selecting production sites, but it is one in which Kia Motors Slovakia (KMS) scores highly. The facility ...

  • Volvo S90 pre-production, Daqing of the new Volvo S90 in the Daqing manufacturing plant

    Getting the green light


    Under government pressure, domestic and international OEMs in China are switching to new-energy vehicles US vehicle manufacturers Premium European brands European high-volume makers Japanese and Korean OEMs Motorcycle producers SuppliersThe origins of Chinese vehicle manufacturing are rooted in technology transfers from European, US and Japanese OEMs through joint ventures in ...

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    Gerenciando a complexidade


    A AMS falou com Leah Bruce, gerente de negócios de fabricação da Ford - Especialista em diesel para descobrir mais sobre os planos da OEM para a produção de motores a dieselOnde o diesel se encaixa na estratégia da força motriz da Ford?Leah Bruce: Do ponto de vista da produção, ...

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    Gestionando la complejidad


    AMS entrevista a Leah Bruce, directora gerente de producción de motores diesel en Ford, para conocer los planes de la empresa sobre la producción de motores diesel ¿Dónde encajan los motores diesel en la estrategia de trenes de potencia de Ford? Leah Bruce: Desde el punto de vista de la ...

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    Managing complexity


    AMS spoke to Leah Bruce, Ford’s manufacturing business manager, diesel specialist, to find out more about the OEM’s plans for diesel engine productionWhere does diesel fit into Ford’s powertrain strategy?Leah Bruce: From a production point of view, diesel is still very much part of Ford’s plans. We believe in a ...

  • Hyundai Ulsan

    Bigger not always better


    The largest automotive manufacturing complex in the world boasts five high-tech plants, but sales slumps and strikes have affected output at Hyundai Ulsan. AMS paid a visit to Fifth Plant to see Genesis productionThere is no place in the automotive world like Hyundai Ulsan. With five vehicle plants spread over ...

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    PPG promotes Johannsen to VP EMEA


    US – Roald Johannnsen will step up from his current position as general manager, automotive OEM, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).Johannnsen will report to Tim Knavish, senior vice-president (SVP), automotive OEM coatings and Jean-Marie Greindl, SVP, global architectural coatings and president,

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    Light at the end of the tunnel


    With plans to expand exports and signs of a slight rise in the Russian automotive market, are the green shoots of recovery sprouting for AvtoVAZ? While Russia weathers political challenges abroad, its main domestic (albeit foreign-owned) car company is reaching out beyond the country’s borders to a greater extent than ...

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    Ford and Deutsche Post to make e-van


    Germany – Based on the chassis of the Ford Transit, the vehicle will be fitted with an electric drivetrain and a body tailored to Deutsche Post and DHL Paket specifications. The start of production is scheduled for July 2017.“E-Mobility and innovative traffic solutions for urban areas are key focuses for ...

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    BharatBenz reaches 50,000 units


    India – The milestone came fewer than five years after the introduction of the brand, which Daimler claims “has never been achieved by another market entrant in India before”. The country has traditionally been dominated by domestic truck brands.BharatBenz was introduced to the market in September 2012 to cater to ...

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    Ford hopes new top team can Hackett


    US – Replacing Mark Fields, who is retiring after 28 years with the company, Jim Hackett will become president and CEO, reporting to executive chairman Bill Ford. The OEM also named Jim Farley, Joe Hinrichs and Marcy Klevorn in new leadership roles under Hackett.Hackett held senior positions outside the automotive ...

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    No quarteirão


    A mistura de abastecimento in-house e externo que OEMs implantam regularmente na produção de motor do veículo tornam a sua cadeia de fornecimento bastante distinta da de todos os outros componentes ao longo da linha de montagem.Motores, seja a diesel ou a gasolina, possuem uma cadeia de suprimentos que é ...

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    Around the block


    The mix of in-house and external sourcing that OEMs regularly deploy in vehicle engine production make its supply chain quite distinct from that of all other components along the assembly lineEngines, whether diesel or petrol, have a supply chain that is quite distinct from that which provides components to vehicle ...

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    Squaring the circular economy


    Given the continued increase in global production, vehicle-makers have had to take action on waste managementWaste management in automotive manufacturing has moved beyond the simple recycling of materials toward a concept known as ‘the circular economy’. This is where materials that may previously have either been scrapped or recycled are ...

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    Suíte presidencial


    Conforme Donald J Trump entra na Casa Branca, a Ford opta por fazer uma série de mudanças financeiras e estratégicas essenciaisAs coisas mudaram na Ford nos últimos tempos, tanto financeiramente como estrategicamente. E desde novembro de 2016, a sua estratégia mudou ainda mais, com uma série de decisões importantes tomando ...

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    Presidential suite


    As Donald Trump has entered the White House, Ford has elected to make a number of key financial and strategic changesThings have changed at Ford in recent times, both financially and strategically. And since November 2016, its strategy has changed still further, with a number of key decisions taking on ...

  • PSA to assemble Peugeot vehicles in Kenya

    African assembly for Peugeot vehicles


    Kenya - The PSA Group and Kenyan importer and distributor URYSIA have signed a contract to assemble Peugeot brand vehicles in the region. Production will start in June 2017 with the Peugeot 508, followed by the new 3008 SUV.This project is part of the company’s "Push to Pass" ...

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    VW unveils CKD plant near Nairobi


    Kenya – The first vehicle off the production line was a Polo Vivo, a bestseller in Sub-Saharan Africa. The factory at Thika, which is a joint project with DT Dobie, will be able to produce up to 1,000 cars per year in its initial phase. Its annual capacity may be ...

  • Mercedes-Benz plant Bremen to produce the first series model of the new generation of electric cars

    First EQ vehicle to be built at Bremen


    Germany – Mercedes-Benz says the first production model of the new EQ product brand will be produced in Bremen by the end of this decade. The production model will be based on the EQ show car – an electric vehicle in the look of a sporty SUV Coupé, which was ...

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    Mazda: Crescendo em Guanajuato


    A AMS dá uma atualização quanto a fábrica recentemente aberta do OEM em Salamanca, México - a primeira na América do NorteEm Janeiro de 2014, a Mazda juntou-se a inundação de montadoras que chegaram no México, abrindo uma nova fábrica em Salamanca, Guanajuato - sua primeira unidade de produção independente ...