All Asia articles – Page 2

  • Nissan headliner robot
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    Nissan lines up its next-gen factory technology

    2020-01-10T16:15:00Z

    In preparation for its next generation of electrified, intelligent and connected vehicles, Nissan is introducing a programme of major advancements in its production operations

  • automotive supplier profit analysis
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    Tearing profits apart: how tier 1 automotive suppliers can mitigate shrinking margins

    2020-01-07T19:00:00Z

    The latest report by Automotive from Ultima Media examines the profits and outlook for the top 20 automotive parts suppliers and explores the strategies and solutions they should consider to avoid significant disruption in the 2020s

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    Tier Supplier Profit Analysis: Mitigating Margin Compression and Manufacturing Costs

    2020-01-06T10:30:00Z

    Automotive tier 1 suppliers are facing unprecedented industry transformation in electrification along with economic uncertainty. Download this report on the top 20 global suppliers for a deep analysis of their historic margins, as well as solutions for how suppliers could cope with growing pressures and changes in manufacturing across the supply base

  • Ssangyong Motors Pyeongtaek
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    Stumbling blocks on the Korea path

    2019-12-10T14:25:00Z

    Outside of the Hyundai-Kia story, Korea’s other automotive players continue to struggle and in global production terms the country is slipping down the rankings. Ian Henry reports

  • ATS 2020 Continental
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    Challenging relationships

    2019-11-20T14:11:00Z

    As the trend of electrification gains pace, and demand in the global new car market dwindles, suppliers are looking at ways to best serve their OEM customers

  • VW IT center intro
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    Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group IT has opened or expanded global IT and software centers, with growing significance across the company’s IT research and operations. Check out a map of their key locations and functions.

  • VW IT labs
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    A program of change for Volkswagen Group IT

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Over the past two years, Volkswagen’s central Group IT division, led by CIO Martin Hofmann, has been expanding staff numbers, investment and digital projects across the group’s business processes, and working more closely with brands like Audi, Porsche and Skoda. In the first of a multi-part article special on Group IT, we explain the evolving shape of the organisation.

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    At the centre of change for Volkswagen Group

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

  • VW amazon cloud
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    Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.

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    A divided global electric vehicle market could limit OEM economies of scale in manufacturing

    2019-10-30T12:20:00Z

    Sales of hybrid and battery electric vehicles are set for significant regional divergence, which could fragment economies of scale across automotive production, R&D and technology costs, according to a new powertrain forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media

  • Ford Chennai plant
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    Ford’s India plants to be operated by Mahindra

    2019-10-30T11:17:00Z

    India - Ford will transfer control of its assembly operations in India to Mahindra

  • Great Wall Motors Chongqing factory
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    Great Wall starts building new China plant

    2019-10-29T16:30:00Z

    China - The new plant in Pinghu could produce electric vehicles under the Mini marque

  • EV charging illustration
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    Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle production potential in key markets

    2019-10-28T19:11:00Z

    Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

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    Powertrain forecast to 2030: Navigating the road to electrification

    2019-10-24T19:13:00Z

    Download this report for forecasts of eight different powertrains across major regions, including hybridisation, electrification and internal combustion engines, which reveals changes that will have huge implications for the future of automotive manufacturing. The latest insight by the business intelligence unit of Automotive from Ultima Media

  • 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.