All Asia articles – Page 7

  • 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 Suppliers The origins of Chinese vehicle manufacturing are rooted in technology transfers from European, US ...

  • 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 facilities As one of the first large-scale joint ventures established within China’s automotive industry, the ...

  • APAC 2017

    OUT NOW: Asia-Pacific special edition


    Given the political upheavals of the past year or so, these are uncertain times for global industry and trade. This includes the vast Asia-Pacific region which is home to some of the biggest players in the automotive industry, such as top producer Toyota (routinely number one or two worldwide in ...

  • CAF Hangzhou

    Interview: Bill Russo, Ford


    AMS met Ford’s vice-president for manufacturing in Asia-Pacific at its Shanghai headquarters to discuss the challenges the OEM is tackling in the region, especially through its JMC and Changan JVs in China Bill Russo has been in China full time for a little over 18 months but in ...

  • David Filipe

    Ford announces leadership appointments


    US/China – David Filipe will take the role of vice-president, Powertrain Engineering, while Jason Luo will become president and CEO of Ford China, responsible for all business in Greater China, including Lincoln, Changan Ford, commercial vehicle investment in Jiangling Motors, imports and operations in Taiwan. The appointments will be ...

  • H6, Great Wall

    Building a Greater Wall


    One of China’s most successful vehicle-makers must protect future growth by expanding its model line-up Since its creation in 1984, Great Wall Motors has established itself as one of the most widely known and successful Chinese automotive manufacturers. According to recent research by Macquarie Capital Securities, it is currently ranked ...

  • APAC schwartz

    Pressed for success


    Recognising at an early stage China’s growing role in the automotive industry, schwartz is enjoying year by year growth in its heat treatment systems operations in Kunshan Earlier this year, a heat treatment equipment reconstruction project was completed by schwartz HTS, the group’s China subsidiary. A 10-year-old try-out ...

  • Renault Samsung Busan

    Renault Samsung goes Rogue


    Since launching in 2000, Busan Plant has developed into a flexible and productive operation. The OEM has pushed through a 'Big Deal' with unions which halts the automatic wage increase typical of South Korea Busan in the south-eastern corner of Korea is the location for Renault Samsung Motor’s (RSM) sole ...

  • Honda Prachinburi

    Going with the flow


    AMS takes a look at Honda's innovative ARC production system, recently installed at Prachinburi in Thailand Described by Honda as a unique assembly line that differs from conventional systems by incorporating flowing cell production units into the main line, the newly developed Assembly Revolution Cell (ARC) line became operational ...

  • Article

    SAIC seeks a niche in South-East Asia


    By expanding its production in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, SAIC hopes to break into the market share of the dominant Japanese OEMs Given their mushrooming domestic market and traditional heavy dependence on imported European, US or Japanese technology, China’s car companies have, until recently, developed only a limited presence outside ...

  • Mitsubishi Thailand

    Rebooting Mitsubishi


    As the OEM is integrated into Renault-Nissan, new possibilities open up for its production in South-East Asia In October 2016, with its own fuel-economy scandal at its peak, Mitsubishi was subsumed within Nissan when the latter acquired a controlling 34% stake. Still flushed with the success of the Alliance with ...

  • Hyundai Ulsan

    Editor's note: The politics of production


    I hate to give more attention to an egotist, but when the leader of the most powerful nation on earth threatens to start trade wars with other global big-hitters you have to at least allow for the possibility that he might do what he says. Among others, the key countries ...