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  • 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 ...

  • Melfi assembly hall
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    The billion euro plant

    2015-11-23T17:55:44Z

    FCA has invested heavily in its plant at Melfi to create a state-of-the-art production facility The workforce at Fiat’s Melfi factory gave a huge cheer when, back in 2012, FCA head Sergio Marchionne announced that the ailing plant was to receive a €1 billion (£700 million) investment to make two ...

  • Civic Type R Line-Off Event
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    First Civic Type R off the line at Honda Swindon

    2015-07-03T16:53:09Z

    UK – The first production models of the Civic Type R have rolled off the line at the Japanese carmaker’s UK plant. Addressing those gathered for the event, Soichiro Takizawa, managing director at HUM, took the opportunity to thank staff for their continued commitment and hard work. The new Honda ...

  • Hams Hall, BMW
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    Hams Hall ramps up for BMWi engine production

    2014-07-17T14:05:35Z

    UK – A new facility has been developed within the Birmingham plant for production of the three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo technology petrol engines, the first of a new generation to be built there. Powered by engines produced exclusively at Hams Hall, the first of BMW’s plug-in hybrid sports cars ...

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    Ghosn re-elected as Renault’s chairman and chief executive

    2010-07-01T10:06:03Z

    Paris, France – Carlos Ghosn has been re-elected as Renault’s chairman and chief executive officer for a four-year period. Senior boardmembers were also appointed for fouryear terms. In a speech following the announcement, Ghosn said that he expects Renault to return to profit in 2011, and anticipates the company ...

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    Goudriaan joined Bosal Group as their CEO

    2010-05-01T11:06:34Z

    Liege, Belgium – Emissions control equipment supplier Bosal Group has appointed Aad L Goudriaan as new CEO. Goudriaan joins the company from DAF Trucks, where he held various managerial positions before being appointed company president in 2004. Replacing Goudriaan at DAF is Harrie Schippers, who was previously the truckmaker’s ...

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    Tata Motors take Forster for a new CEO

    2010-03-01T11:52:29Z

    Gaydon, UK – Tata Motors has named Carl-Peter Forster, former head of GM Europe, as its new CEO. The Indian carmaker said that the job would entail ‘overall responsibility of Tata Motors’ global operations’. Forster resigned from GM Europe after the decision was made not to sell the division ...

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    Pflanzl leads BASF Coatings’ Automotive

    2010-03-01T11:46:54Z

    Münster, Germany – Harald Pflanzl has been appointed head of BASF Coatings’ Automotive Refinish Europe business unit. Pfl anzl succeeds Christoph Hansen, who now heads the Dispersions for Adhesives and Constructions Europe unit, based in Ludwigshafen. Pflanzl has been with the company since 2000, when he was appointed managing ...

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    Lotus has made two changes to its senior management

    2010-03-01T11:39:16Z

    Hethel, UK – Lotus has made two changes to its senior management. Dr. Robert Hentschel has been appointed Director of Lotus Engineering. Hentschel will lead expansion of Lotus Engineering’s thirdparty consultancy work.Paul Newsome, previously Managing Director of Lotus Engineering, will now take over as Director of Product Engineering for Lotus ...

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    It's time that Chrysler and Italy’s Fiat SpA will need each a leader

    2010-01-01T12:32:50Z

    Auburn Hills, MI. – Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne, who is running the thirdlargest US automaker as well as Italy’s Fiat SpA, said each company will need its own leader within 24 months. Marchionne is splitting time between Italy and the US trying to integrate the two automakers. He ...

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    Samuelson and Hornung resigned MAN

    2010-01-01T12:27:06Z

    Frankfurt, Germany – Truck maker MAN has lost its CEO Hakan Samuelson and CFO Karlheinz Hornung. Both men resigned at the end last year. Hornung said he was leaving for “personal reasons” and that his departure wasn’t linked to a corruption probe at the company, according to a statement ...

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    Wide-ranging senior management changes at the Mahindra Group

    2010-01-01T12:21:55Z

    Mumbai, India – As part of wide-ranging senior management changes at the Mahindra Group due to take affect this April, Rajesh Jejurikar will assume the position of Chief Executive, Automotive Division, while Pravin Shah has been appointed Chief Executive, International Operations (Automotive and Farm Equipment). Rajen Wadhera will take ...

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    Fischer appointed to Plant Manager of Ford Southampton

    2009-09-01T14:50:51Z

    Southampton, UK – Thomas Fischer has been appointed Plant Manager of Ford Southampton following the promotion of Martin Chapman to Operations Manager, Cologne plant. Fischer joined the Southampton plant in 2007 as area manager of trim and fi nal. More recently, he was responsible for quality and manufacturing engineering. ...

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    Morin resigns as CEO of Valeo over a disagreement

    2009-05-01T16:13:49Z

    Paris, France – Valeo has announced that CEO Thierry Morin has resigned. The move comes following a reported disagreement over company strategy. Jacques Aschenbroich has been named as his replacement. Morin had been Chairman and CEO for eight years. In a statement, Valeo said, “This decision comes as a ...

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    Muir steps down as CEO of Mazda

    2009-05-01T15:09:34Z

    Oberursal, Germany – Mazda Motor Europe CEO James Muir has stepped down from his position. Muir’s replacement will be current Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Guyton. Muir, who had been head of Mazda’s European operations since 2005, is said to be taking up a new position outside Mazda, possibly with ...

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    Perkins Engines appointed Henricks as company president

    2009-03-01T16:36:23Z

    Peterborough, UK – Perkins Engines has appointed Gwenne Henricks as company president. Henricks was formerly vice president of Caterpillar’s Electronics and Connected Worksite Division in North America. Henricks will be replaced at Caterpillar by Hans Haefeli, who will lead Caterpillar’s Advanced Systems Division including, transmissions, hydraulics, lower power train ...

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    REGO-FIX named Weber managing director

    2009-03-01T16:24:42Z

    Tenniken, Switzerland – Tool manufacturer REGO-FIX has announced the appointment of Richard Weber as managing director. Weber replaces Peter Tester, who held the position for the past 12 years. Previously, Weber was responsible for the strategy and commercial development at the firm. Weber will continue as a member of ...

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    Cravero appointed as chief executive officer of Alfa Romeo

    2009-03-01T16:18:46Z

    Turin, Italy – Fiat has appointed Sergio Cravero as chief executive officer of Alfa Romeo Automobiles. The appointment comes as the group finalizes plans overhauling its in-house management structure. Among other activities, Cravero will control development of product concepts, coordinating product development of individual models and determining product initiatives ...

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    Lindquist takes the CEO position at PIAB

    2009-01-01T16:41:06Z

    Täby, Sweden – PIAB, a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, has appointed Per- Erik Lindquist to the position of CEO as the company continues its worldwide expansion and ongoing capture of new market segments. With more than two decades of experience at global companies in related industries, Lindquist ...

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    Mitchell is the president of Castrol

    2008-09-01T17:03:06Z

    Swindon, UK – Castrol Industrial North America, part of the Industrial Lubricants and Services business of BP, has appointed Todd Mitchell as President of the company’s industrial fluids and lubricants business for the Americas region. Mitchell has been a member of the Castrol extended leadership team for the past ...