All Asia articles – Page 5

  • Volvo Charleston robots
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    The Scandinavian settlement

    2018-08-24T10:43:29Z

    A new plant has been born in an extremely turbulent political environment – Volvo’s first in the US. Michael Nash reports Volvo Cars has officially opened its first plant in the US. Construction began at Charleston, South Carolina, back in 2015, with president and CEO Håkan Samuelsson highlighting the importance ...

  • The 2019 XT4
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    The X Factor

    2018-08-23T15:09:45Z

    As GM Fairfax gears up to build the new Cadillac XT4 alongside the existing Chevy Malibu sedan, Gareth Price travels to Kansas City to speaks to plant manager Bill Kulhanek about the new era What sort of preparations have you had to make for the new process? Have there been ...

  • Shuler acquires Farina
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    Schuler acquires press manufacturer

    2018-08-02T17:10:58Z

    Italy - The forming technology specialist Schuler has acquired Farina Presse - an Italian manufacturer of presses and forging lines. Schuler believes that the move will help it to cement its position in the automotive industry. "By acquiring Farina Presse, we have taken a further successful step in our product ...

  • BMW plant Hungary
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    BMW splashes on new plant

    2018-08-02T15:31:23Z

    Hungary - The german carmaker has announced it will build an assembly plant in Hungary next year, near the town of Debrecen in the east of the country. Debrecen was selected because of the advantages it offered in terms of infrastructure, logistics connections and proximity to the supplier network. BMW ...

  • PSA overview
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    O próximo gigante europeu?

    2018-07-11T09:10:43Z

    Novos modelos e maior participação no mercado: Ian Henry relata a melhoria de perspectiva da PSA sob a liderança de Carlos Tavares Quando Carlos Tavares chegou na PSA a partir da Renault em 2014, ele começou a transformar a empresa que estava deficitária. Seu plano, incorporado ao slogan "De volta ...

  • PSA overview
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    ¿El futuro gigante europeo?

    2018-07-10T07:34:51Z

    Nuevos modelos y una mayor cuota de mercado: Ian Henry informa sobre la mejora de PSA bajo el mandato de Carlos Tavares Cuando Carlos Tavares llegó a PSA de Renault en 2014, su objetivo era devolver a los beneficios a una empresa que perdía dinero. Su plan llevaba el lema ...

  • PSA overview
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    A future European giant?

    2018-07-10T07:34:00Z

    New models and increased market share: Ian Henry reports on PSA’s improving fortunes under Carlos Tavares’ leadership When Carlos Tavares arrived at PSA from Renault in 2014, he set about turning around the loss-making company. His plan, embodied under the strapline ‘Back in the Race’, aimed to restore PSA ...

  • PSA overview
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    A future European giant?

    2018-07-05T14:25:20Z

    New models and increased market share: Ian Henry reports on PSA’s improving fortunes under Carlos Tavares’ leadership When Carlos Tavares arrived at PSA from Renault in 2014, he set about turning around the loss-making company. His plan, embodied under the strapline ‘Back in the Race’, aimed to restore PSA to ...

  • UD Trucks Croner copy
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    Croner assembly starts in Malaysia

    2018-06-26T10:13:59Z

    Malaysia - The first complete knocked-down (CKD) Croner has been assembled at the UD Trucks and Tan Chong Industrial Equipment (TCIE) plant in Segambut - a sub district of Kuala Lumpur. This follows a recent investment of M$4.5m (US$1.12m) in the facility. "Croner is a versatile, reliable, safe and fuel-efficient ...

  • Final Inspection Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe
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    Building the boost

    2018-05-30T16:38:05Z

    The manufacturing process of turbochargers requires high precision and extensive testing. Michael Nash provides insight The trend of vehicle electrification is picking up pace as more car manufacturers launch new hybridised and pure electric models. Some have even promised that all their models will soon feature some level of electrification, ...

  • Ford Otosan Turkey
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    Aumentando o volume

    2018-05-30T09:26:23Z

    A Turquia está nas margens geográficas da Europa, mas é fundamental para sua rede de manufatura automotiva. Ian Henry reporta. De acordo com a associação de comércio automotivo da Turquia, OSD, no final de 2017, os fabricantes de automóveis da Turquia tinham uma capacidade de produção de cerca de 2 ...

  • Mahindra pik up
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    Mahindra opens new assembly facility

    2018-05-29T16:26:26Z

    South Africa - The company has opened a new vehicle assembly plant in Durban - a coastal city located in the KwaZulu-Natal province. Costing 10m rand (US$790,000), it will be used to build a range of single- and double-cab pick-ups, demand for which is currently rising across the country. "Mahindra ...

  • Ford Otosan Turkey
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    Subiendo el volumen

    2018-05-29T09:57:58Z

    Turquía se encuentra en un extremo de Europa, pero es fundamental en la red automotriz del continente. Informe de Ian Henry Según 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 ...

  • Ford Otosan Turkey
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    Raising the volume

    2018-05-25T10:31:31Z

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

  • Magswitch tools_2
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    Intelligent weld

    2018-05-25T10:26:57Z

    Michigan-based Trantek Automation turned to Magswitch for help in finding a simpler way to error proof an automotive seat frame process Automation cells rely on a wide variety of equipment working together harmoniously to provide instantaneous and accurate feedback when producing a high-quality component. It is not always possible to ...

  • Artist rendering of the FC stack production building within the Honsha Plant premises
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    Toyota to build fuel cell facilities

    2018-05-24T12:27:42Z

    Japan - The OEM has revealed plans to construct a new building next to its Honsha Plant in Toyota City for the production of fuel cell stacks. Work on the exterior has already been completed, with the facility covering an area of 70,000 sq.m, and work on the interior is ...

  • Magswitch tools_2
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    Intelligent weld

    2018-05-24T11:24:08Z

    Michigan-based Trantek Automation turned to Magswitch for help in finding a simpler way to error proof an automotive seat frame process Automation cells rely on a wide variety of equipment working together harmoniously to provide instantaneous and accurate feedback when producing a high-quality component. It is not always possible to ...

  • Bill Ford
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    Heavy on the hybrids

    2018-05-08T14:26:42Z

    It may have been slow off the mark with electrification, but Ford is now stepping up its efforts through a new global growth strategy In 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, ...

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    PSA's Noël makes Malaysia move

    2018-04-13T17:47:24Z

    Noël will be based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia - PSA has appointed Laurence Noël as senior vice president for ASEAN and CEO of the NAM joint venture. Noël joined Groupe PSA in 1995. After holding various positions within the company's powertrain projects and programmes, she took charge of Powertrain, ...

  • Mahindra KUV100
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    Mahindra teams up with Ideal Motors

    2018-04-09T11:44:24Z

    Sri Lanka - A joint venture (JV) has been established between the two companies in order to assemble vehicles at a new plant in Kalutara. Mahindra holds a 35% stake in the JV, while Ideal Motors holds 65%. Although Ideal Motors has been distributing Mahindra vehicles in the country for ...