All Asia articles – Page 5

  • 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 ...

  • New UK-built Honda Civic unveiled and all set for export success
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    Mais a seguir

    2018-03-21T08:15:13Z

    Com a Honda registrando números de volume recorde para o ano fiscal terminado em 2017, Ian Henry examina como a empresa está reagindo em cada região A terceira maior empresa automobilística japonesa, depois da Toyota e Nissan, a Honda tem posições especialmente fortes na América do Norte, China e grande ...

  • New UK-built Honda Civic unveiled and all set for export success
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    Suma y sigue

    2018-03-20T07:39:21Z

    Con el reporte de Honda sobre cifras de venta récord para el año calendario completo 2017, Ian Henry observa región a región cómo reacciona la compañía La tercera compañía automotriz más grande de Japón detrás de Toyota y Nissan, Honda, tiene posiciones muy sólidas en América del Norte, China y ...

  • BorgWarner facility Thailand
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    BorgWarner opens turbocharger facility

    2018-03-09T09:39:22Z

    Thailand - BorgWarner has inaugurated a new turbocharger production plant in Rayong, Thailand. Covering an area of 6,500 sq. m, the site has been established to meet growing demand for turbochargers in the Southeast Asian automotive market. "Thailand is a very important production base for Asian automakers and offers an ...

  • New UK-built Honda Civic unveiled and all set for export success
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    More to follow

    2018-03-07T15:43:25Z

    With Honda reporting record volume figures for the full calendar year 2017, Ian Henry takes a region-by-region look at how the company is reacting The third biggest Japanese car company after Toyota and Nissan, Honda has especially strong positions in North America, China and much of Asia outside Japan; it ...

  • 5-Laser cutting provides the highest level of precision for the shape and features of bumper beams. (Constellium White, GA)
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    Aluminium allegiance

    2018-03-05T12:44:00Z

    Industry analysts are predicting a growth phase for aluminium content in the vehicle material mix. AMS reports on the new grades and applications that underpin this claim

  • ArcelorMittal Technical Shot BIW HotForming
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    Lightweighting with laser-welded blanks

    2018-02-28T15:28:00Z

    The latest generation of steels brings new opportunities for OEMs Laser-welded blanks (LWB) give automotive engineers the chance to design lightweight parts that ensure the right steel is in the right place for safety and performance. Combining LWBs with new hot-stamping grades, such as Usibor 2000 and ...

  • Till Oberwörder named as new head of Daimler Buses
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    Till Oberwörder takes the reins at Daimler Buses

    2018-02-20T16:17:50Z

    Till Oberwörder will become the new Head of Daimler Buses and CEO of EvoBus as of 1 April 2018. He takes over from Hartmut Schick, who will now be responsible for Daimler Trucks Asia. “Daimler Buses division is in the best hands with Till Oberwörder," commented Martin Daum, Member of ...

  • Audi FAW paintshop Changchun
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    The secret behind the shine

    2018-01-09T12:05:39Z

    ABB Robotics is helping Audi achieve high levels of quality and consistency in its sealing and coating operation With automated painting processes at Audi’s plant in Changchun, China, clean and shining Audi A4Ls are rolling out one by one. This paintshop includes under-body coating, interior seam sealing, cosmetic sealing and ...

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    AGVs set in motion

    2017-12-01T11:24:18Z

    As Industry 4.0 kicks into even higher gear, AGV technology is helping to make it a smoother and more responsive upshift Earlier this year, we discussed how automated guided vehicles, AGVs, are becoming fixtures of the automotive industry and how enterprise approaches and deployments were beginning to gain traction. A ...

  • BMW Rosslyn
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    La potencia del sur

    2017-11-28T07:16:58Z

    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 ...

  • SRB inner ring measured
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    Smart rotation

    2017-11-21T15:02:17Z

    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 IoT What effect is the move to an I4.0 based operation having on SKF’s production? We are certainly trying to apply ...