All Asia articles – Page 13

  • BMW Rosslyn

    La potencia del sur


    La industria automotriz de Sudáfrica surgió en el escenario mundial tras una inversión de la talla de las de BMW, Mercedes y VW. Aún más, el país atrajo la atención de un Fabricante de Equipos Originales (OEM) chino.La industria automotriz ha desempeñado un papel central en las estrategias económicas e ...

  • SRB inner ring measured

    Smart rotation


    SKF looks to digitalise its business model and manufacturing operations. AMS spoke to Luc Graux, director of manufacturing and process development, to find more about the impact of IoTWhat effect is the move to an I4.0 based operation having on SKF’s production?We are certainly trying to apply the same I4.0 ...

  • Renault and Al-Futtaim

    Al-Futtaim to assemble Renault vehicles


    Pakistan – The two companies have signed definitive agreements for the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault models in the country. The new subsidiary Al-Futtaim Automotive Pakistan will start building a factory in Karachi in Q1 2018.“Groupe Renault is delighted to extend its international footprint by entering Pakistan, a fast-growing ...

  • Francisco J Riberas

    New stamping ground


    Gestamp chairman and CEO Francisco Riberas tells AMS about the growth in outsourcing of press shop operationsSpanish metal parts supplier Gestamp has grown to the point it is now the go-to company for European makers wanting to outsource body-in-white and chassis parts, particularly stronger hot-stamped steel parts.It has leveraged this ...

  • Brose_Electric-Motors

    Motor reflex


    Brose’s Bernd Kaufer tells AMS how engineering instincts helps him to run the company’s Würzburg plantAt 7:00am each working morning, Bernd Kaufer begins his day by consulting his smartphone. As general manager of Brose’s Würzburg plant, his first task is to check on the status of operations there. Thanks to ...

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    The stage to engage


    The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological changeTier one suppliers currently face a bewildering mix of challenges, some long-term and some short-term in impact. This has always been the case, but the pace of change and the scale of adjustment required now are ...

  • Article

    The stage to engage


    The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change Tier one suppliers currently face a bewildering mix of challenges, some long-term and some short-term in impact. This has always been the case, but the pace of change and the scale of adjustment required now ...

  • BMW Rosslyn

    Southern powerhouse


    South Africa's automotive industry has emerged onto the world stage after increased investment from the likes of BMW, Mercedes and VW. Moreover, the country has now attracted the attentions of a Chinese OEM The automotive industry has played a central role in the economic and industrial strategies of successive South ...

  • Honda Abdul Monem

    Honda breaks ground at motorbike plant


    Bangladesh – The joint venture Bangladesh Honda Private Limited (BHL) is building a factory on 101,171 sq.m of land at Abdul Monem Economic Zone in Munshiganj District, Dhaka Division. The investment for land purchase and construction amounts to 2.3 billion taka ($30m). “We believe the Bangladesh motorcycle market is very ...

  • Kosai 3

    Motivação para autonomia


    A Suzuki permaneceu independente de grandes empreendimentos conjuntos apesar de se tornar cada vez mais dependente de mercados fora do Japão Em uma indústria onde as fusões e colaborações entre os principais participantes são cada vez mais comuns, a Suzuki continua tendo um valor desproporcional. Em grande parte, evitou grandes ...

  • Article

    Volando libre


    Suzuki se ha mantenido al margen de las grandes asociaciones de empresas a pesar de depender cada vez más de los mercados fuera de JapónLas colaboraciones y fusiones son cada vez más frecuentes en el sector automotriz, pero Suzuki permanece independiente. Hasta el momento ha evitado las grandes alianzas con ...

  • Article

    Danowski to become PPG’s automotive VP


    US – Moving from his current role as vice-president, operations, automotive coatings, Gary Danowski will become VP of the division.Tim Knavish, currently senior vice-president, automotive coatings, will replace Shelley Bausch as SVP, industrial coatings; Bausch has decided to leave the company. Knavish will also take responsibility for PPG’s packaging coatings ...

  • Leaf, Nissan Sunderland

    Nissan hits 150m-unit milestone


    Japan – The total has been reached 84 years after the company was founded; it took 73 years to make the first 100m but only 11 years to turn out the next 50m, following the increased expansion of the OEM’s production network beyond Japan. The majority of its vehicles are ...

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    Entrevista: Bill Russo, Ford


    Bill Russo esteve na China em tempo integral por pouco mais de 18 meses, mas nas indústrias automotiva e de engenharia há mais de 40 anos. Sua carreira começou com a Ford, seu primeiro trabalho pós-universitário, e mais tarde mudou-se para cargos no setor industrial mais amplo, gerenciando uma fábrica ...

  • CAF Hangzhou

    Entrevista a Bill Russo de Ford


    AMS entrevista al vicepresidente de producción de Ford en la región Asia-Pacífico en su sede de Shanghái para discutir los retos a los que se enfrenta la marca en esta región, especialmente a través de sus empresas conjuntas JMC y Changan en China Bill Russo lleva más de 18 meses ...

  • Kosai 3

    Autonomy drive


    Suzuki has stayed independent of big joint ventures despite becoming increasingly dependent on markets outside JapanIn an industry where mergers and collaborations between major players are increasingly common, Suzuki remains something of an outlier. It has largely eschewed wide-ranging, large-scale alliances with other vehicle companies, especially since its joint venture ...

  • Focus, Ford Rayong

    Colonised by China


    The underdeveloped but populous countries of South-East Asia could be rich pickings for Chinese OEMs Malaysia's domestic makers Japan dominates Indonesia Philippine production boom Thailand and Vietnam open up Mixed success for motorcycles Suppliers find opportunitiesThe Chinese are now mounting their most serious attack yet on the domination of Japanese ...

  • Kia

    Troubled times


    New global politics and difficulties at home threaten the production and export hubs of Japan and Korea Nissan reforming Mitsubishi Production is laboured in Korea Motorcycle decline slowing Suppliers finding new partnersThreats from the US to tear up free-trade agreements and impose tariffs on imported vehicles is causing fear in ...

  • 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 ...

  • FAW Audi Changchun

    First and foremost


    Audi’s links with FAW stretch back more than 25 years to the origins of large-scale car production in China. AMS visited the JV's Changchun plant, Jilin, which has recently added new body and assembly facilitiesAs one of the first large-scale joint ventures established within China’s automotive industry, the partnership between ...