All Europe articles – Page 10

  • Toyota hybrid transaxle Poland
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    Toyota makes hybrid transaxles

    2018-10-30T17:29:11Z

    Poland - The OEM has started production of its hybrid electric transaxles at its plant in Wałbrzych, situated in the south west of the country. They will be fitted to the new Corolla Hybrid, which is being built at Toyota's Burnaston factory in the UK, and the C-HR Hybrid, which ...

  • JLR Nitra
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    JLR opens Nitra plant

    2018-10-30T17:18:00Z

    Slovakia - Jaguar Land Rover has opened its manufacturing facility in Nitra, which is located in the west of the country, an hour s drive from the capital Bratislava. It cost the company €1.4bn (US$1.59bn) to build, covers an area of 300,000 sq.m, and has an annual output of 150,000 ...

  • Ford Bridgend engines
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    Ford Bridgend makes petrol engines

    2018-10-30T10:09:00Z

    UK - The OEM has started production of its new three-cylinder 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engines at the Bridgend plant in South Wales. This follows on from an investment of £100m (US$128m) in the facility. I’m personally very proud to see production start of this all-new engine, here in ...

  • Uniti One
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    Uniti announces production plans

    2018-10-29T14:37:35Z

    UK - The Swedish start-up has revealed its intension to build a "pilot production plant" at Silverstone Park in the UK. It will be used to make the Uniti One - a small pure electric car designed for city driving. "The UK’s approach to vehicle production, with its focus on ...

  • Alpine A110 Dieppe
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    Alpine scales new heights

    2018-10-26T16:19:36Z

    One of the most interesting plant revivals in the last 12 months has been Renault’s overhaul of its factory in Dieppe, which now builds the A110 sports car. Nick Gibbs reports This is the home of Alpine, the revived sporting brand that Renault may or may not expand to become ...

  • Ford GT
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    Ford extends GT production

    2018-10-24T14:15:19Z

    UK - The OEM has said it will re-open the application window for its GT in certain markets in order to make and sell around 1,350 additional units of the supercar. This, says Ford, is the result of high demand. "The response to our Ford GT has been unprecedented, with ...

  • Magna seating Chomutov
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    Magna opens seat facility

    2018-10-22T09:47:14Z

    Czech Republic - The supplier recently started making seats at its new plant in Chomutov, which is located in north west of the country. It is being used to provide seating in various configurations for a number of BMW models. "This is a big win for our employees as well ...

  • Mazda Hajime Seikaku
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    Mazda appoints new R&D VP

    2018-10-19T15:01:56Z

    Japan - Hajime Seikaku has been named the new vice president of Mazda's European Research & Development Centre, which is located in Oberursel, Germany. He was previously working at Mazda's vehicle development division in Japan. "Mr. Seikaku brings a wealth of vehicle development expertise and knows the requirements and preferences ...

  • 2019 Ford Kuga home charge
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    Ford's future

    2018-09-21T17:38:00Z

    The UK press was rather excited recently when one of the Sunday papers claimed that the Ford Mondeo would be axed. Given that this model is not, and has never been, made in the UK, such concern was perhaps surprising. This was part of a wide-ranging story that Ford was ...

  • Luc Chatel - PFA
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    A European focus

    2018-09-13T13:01:00Z

    The third edition of the French automotive forum offered insights into the region’s production footprint and OEM e-mobility strategies. Nick Holt reports The 3rd FEAL Auto forum placed its focus on the Hauts-de-France, seen as a primary region for automotive manufacturing. The event highlighted the strong commitment from both ...

  • Chiron brake caliper
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    Making metal add up

    2018-09-13T12:30:55Z

    Additively manufactured metal parts present a challenge for high-volume production but at the other end of the scale, engineers are successfully developing the process for specialist, low volume parts. Mike Farish reports All over the automotive industry companies are exploring the potential of additive techniques to make parts in polymers ...

  • Volvo Cars recycled plastics
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    Waste not…

    2018-09-13T12:03:00Z

    Karen McCandless reports on vehicle-maker recycling projects ranging from plastic bottles to electric vehicle batteries As vehicle production numbers continue to increase, up from 11.9m in 2013 to 17m in 2017, so do the automotive industry’s waste management efforts continue to improve. The waste generated per unit produced in ...

  • Nissan Auto China 2018 Leaf
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    Japanese OEMs target China for EVs

    2018-09-11T11:50:42Z

    An increasing number of car manufacturers based in the US and Europe are turning their sights on China, especially since authorities recently promised to abolish the rule that companies outside the country can own a maximum stake of 50% in joint ventures with Chinese companies. Tesla was among the first ...

  • Eberspaecher exhaust emission control systems
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    Eberspaecher and Yuchai build plant

    2018-08-28T12:08:39Z

    China - The two companies have announced the formation of a joint venture (JV) to produce and sell exhaust emission control systems for commercial vehicles. These will be made at a new plant in Yulin, which is located in southern China. "As the market leader for commercial vehicle emission control ...

  • Gary Johnson Ford
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    Ford announces manufacturing lead

    2018-08-24T12:50:47Z

    US - Bruce Hettle, Ford's group vice president of manufacturing and labor affairs, is due to retire on 1 October, and will be replaced by Gary Johnson. In this role, Johnson will manage the operations of 67 assembly, stamping and powertrain production plants across the world. "Under Bruce’s leadership, Ford ...

  • OEM Europe N America
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    Transatlantic ventures

    2018-08-24T11:22:20Z

    Volvo is the latest European marque to take up a North American manufacturing base. As Ian Henry reports, it joins Germany’s giants in exploring the benefits while coping with the complexities… Steeled for battle in Spartanburg BMW has been very critical of the decision by President Trump to apply tariffs ...

  • 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 ...

  • N America OEM sites
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    Home truths

    2018-08-23T16:13:32Z

    Once the battles over tariffs settle down, North America”s own brands can focus on the rapid and significant changes the domestic market is demanding. Ian Henry reports With the uncertainty mounting regarding the future of NAFTA and the distinct possibility that President Trump will raise tariffs on EU car imports ...

  • Ford rouge ext
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    Rouge alert

    2018-08-23T16:12:00Z

    It’s been part of Ford real estate for more than a century but, as Gareth Price discovers, the historic Rouge Center houses a truck plant shaped for modern times

  • 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 ...