All Asia articles – Page 6

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    Aluminium allegiance


    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

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    Lightweighting with laser-welded blanks


    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

    Till Oberwörder takes the reins at Daimler Buses


    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 ...

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    The secret behind the shine


    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


    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 ...

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    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 ...

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

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    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 ...

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    New stamping ground


    Gestamp chairman and CEO Francisco Riberas tells AMS about the growth in outsourcing of press shop operations Spanish 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 ...

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    Motor reflex


    Brose’s Bernd Kaufer tells AMS how engineering instincts helps him to run the company’s Würzburg plant At 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. ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 Japón Las colaboraciones y fusiones son cada vez más frecuentes en el sector automotriz, pero Suzuki permanece independiente. Hasta el momento ha evitado las grandes alianzas ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...