All FCA articles – Page 5

  • rnd-nut
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    Fastening future

    2016-10-14T14:27:36Z

    Following the lead of their automotive customers, fastening technology specialists are responding to industry demands to find innovation in weight, strength and performance As OEMs develop lightweight construction and optimised materials, the challenge for fastening specialists is to provide solutions as small, light and adaptable ideas without compromising on strength. ...

  • Magna Queretaro
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    Increased Magna-tude

    2016-10-13T10:03:15Z

    A veteran of manufacturing in Mexico, Magna has started production at a new exteriors plant in Querétaro One of the latest additions to the roster of tier-one supplier facilities serving Mexico’s automotive OEM community, the new Magna Exteriors plant in Querétaro, central Mexico, started operations in July of this year. ...

  • Fidel Otake, GKN
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    Interview: Fidel Otake, GKN

    2016-10-12T16:35:36Z

    GKN Driveline has had a manufacturing presence in Mexico since the 1970s and has grown strongly in recent years. The company's operations director for the country discusses its new propshaft facility in Guanajuato Joanne Perry (JP): GKN Driveline has many facilities around the world but relatively few in the Americas. ...

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    Jobs boost at FCA Sterling Heights

    2016-09-30T14:50:38Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been granted $4.6m to create 700 jobs at its Sterling Heights Assembly plant. The company was awarded the funds by a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC) and follows the FCA's announcement in July 2016 of its $1.5bn project preparing Sterling Heights for production ...

  • APS 2016
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    OUT NOW: Latest edition of APS

    2016-08-16T10:04:26Z

    This year's issue of Automotive Paintshop Solutions is now available to view for free here , covering the latest developments by paint suppliers, current paintshop projects by vehicle-makers, trends in robotics, the most advanced quality-control technologies and software to improve energy efficiency. The in-depth articles are as follows: Keeping ...

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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    Brilliant simplicity

    2016-08-15T15:59:19Z

    Geico Taikisha’s chief operating officer, Daryush Arabnia, explains how the company’s new LeanDip system was inspired by customer feedback Characterised by its extreme simplicity of operation and maintenance, the LeanDip conveyor system handles bodies continuously and in a stop-and-go process recommended for high and low production volumes. LeanDip allows the ...

  • Steve Zanlunghi
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    Zanlunghi to lead FCA in Australia

    2016-08-01T18:38:20Z

    Australia – Currently managing director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK, Steve Zanlunghi now takes up the role of president and CEO, FCA Australia, The appointment is effective from August 1. Zanlunghi joined FCA in 1997 and worked in Chrysler's Customer Center before taking up several senior executive positions ...

  • NSX Acura, Honda PMC
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    Editor's note: The eye of the beholder

    2016-07-28T17:52:49Z

    The allure of a gleaming surface has always been irresistible to the human eye. While technological complexity and model diversity are increasing to a bewildering degree, the external appearance of a vehicle remains an obvious deciding factor for most buyers. As a result, OEMs and their paint providers are coming ...

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    Progresso da Pacifica

    2016-07-27T06:30:29Z

    Conforme a FCA US implementa um upgrade de $744m em sua fábrica de Windsor, no Canadá, a AMS foca sobre o novo equipamento na oficina de pintura, incluindo a tecnologia de separação de óleo inovadora e um sistema de vedação robótica "O que estávamos pedindo para a equipe de Windsor ...

  • FCA US Sterling Heights
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    FCA's $1.48bn for Sterling Heights

    2016-07-26T10:04:04Z

    US – The investment will go towards retooling the Michigan assembly plant for production of the next-generation Ram 1500 pick-up truck. The factory will stop making the Chrysler 200 in December 2016 in preparation for its transformation. The vehicle-maker said that its plans for Warren Truck Assembly Plant, which currently ...

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    Renovación Pacifica

    2016-07-24T19:02:39Z

    FCA US realiza una actualización de 744 millones de dólares en su planta de Windsor en Canadá, por lo que AMS se centra en el nuevo equipamiento de la línea de pintura que incluye una innovadora tecnología de separación del aceite y un sistema de sellado robotizado "Lo que pedíamos ...

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    Pacifica进程

    2016-07-19T13:59:10Z

    FCA US 斥资7.44 亿美元,对加拿大Windsor 工厂进行升级改造。AMS 聚焦喷洗车间新安装的设备,包括创新性油分离技术,以及机器人密封系统。 菲亚特克莱斯勒北美公司(FCA US)负责制造部的副总裁Brian Harlow说,“我们要求Windsor团队做的事情是以前从来没有做过的。他们是真正的先锋。”这些话是加拿大安大略省Windsor装配厂推出2017款Chrysler Pacifica生产之后做的发言。FCA US公司斥资7.44亿美元,给这个88岁高龄的工厂进行升级改造,制造第六代车型,以及Dodge Grand Caravan车型(已经投产);以及小型敞篷车构架。重组之后,Windsor将停止生产Ram Cargo Van车型和Chrysler Town & Country小型敞篷车,分别于2015年初和2016年3月投产。此外,工厂公用1,200名固定工人,工人总数达到6,000人,实行3班制(喷漆车间每班141名工人)。 2014年底为期两周的圣诞节假期里,推出了主要建设项目,计划到2015年前半年,共14个星期里完成。在2015年剩下的时间里,对原有工厂进行修缮,使其能够适合处理新的加工,并为先进技术、输送和机器人辅助设备提供空间。在停产16周之后,开始两个重大项目:在7周内实现Grand Caravan日产量1,490辆,2周内实现新的Pacifica试点项目,并维持原有小型敞篷车的质量。据Harlow说,这会很困难,但是“我们知道,有世界级制造(WCM)的引导,Windsor团队就能够迎接挑战。” FCA US Windsor的喷漆车间首次将特种油分析技术从欧洲引进到北美 Windsor工厂经理Michael Brieda说,“WCM渗透到Pacifica启动工作的方方面面。这种理念推动我们工厂发挥我们的极限,将我们从2009年以来的所学发挥到极致。这是我们实现最高汽车质量,制造最佳汽车的动力。”Windsor工厂在2014年3月达到WCM标准。 据FCA US公司称,Windsor工厂的升级过程包含了很多个“第一”:第一次在北美的汽车车体修理厂采用PULSE传送系统;全球首次在组件中心采用双臂激光雷达测量系统;在FCA北美喷漆车间首次采用高级油分离系统。总之,大部分工作都在汽车车体修理厂和装配车间完成的,但是为了提高Chrysler Pacifica整车的质量,喷漆车间也接受的升级改造,但是FCA US并没有透露在这里投资的总额。 添加密封剂来除油 在自动化制造系统供应商Encore Automation(喷漆作业专业公司)的帮助下,喷漆车间新安装了一个机器人密封系统。该系统使用38个Fanuc机器人,6个用于打开提升门和阀盖,32个用于为底座、发动机舱、内饰和顶条安装272英尺的密封剂。Pacifica喷漆工序中增加了底座密封,提供更多的防腐功能,满足OEM制造商全球标准。新安装的密封系统还可以用于加工原有的小型敞篷车。该系统是一个高速的摩擦力转移系统,有Central Conveyance Company提供,通过将许多汽车车体通过密封单元,从而提高了效率。 The new oil separator in pretreatment ensures that the vehicle bodies are uncontaminated and ready ...

  • Sealant system, FCA Windsor paintshop
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    Pacifica progress

    2016-07-19T13:59:10Z

    As FCA US smoothly implements a $744m upgrade at its Windsor plant in Canada, AMS focuses on the new equipment in the paintshop, including innovative oil separation technology and a robotic sealing system “What we were asking the Windsor team to do had never been done before,” said Brian Harlow, ...

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    Índia Influente

    2016-06-29T09:07:58Z

    O setor de componentes automotivos da Índia está curtindo seu novo lugar no cenário internacional Mudanças no setor indiano de componente levaram ao crescimento do papel das suas empresas em todo o mundo nos últimos anos. Da mesma forma, fornecedores europeus, japoneses e norte-americanos mudaram-se para a Índia. Até cerca ...

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    影响力越来越大的印度

    2016-06-28T12:13:20Z

    印度汽车组件制造业对其在国际市场的新地位感到欢欣鼓舞 印度组件制造业变革推动其公司近年来在全球的地位不断提高。此外,欧洲、日本和美洲供应商也转向印度。直到大约十年前,印度汽车组件行业还只是全球工业体系中的边缘角色。但是,据印度经济时报称,自 2005 年起,印度组件公司参与国外近 100 件并购案,据称交易金额达 22 亿美元;由于其中一些交易的价格并未正式公布,这些交易的实际价值还要更高。 此外,2005 到 2010 年进行了近 70 笔交易,总价值 10 亿美元,2011 到 2015 年仅进行约 30 笔交易,但总价值更高,达到 12 亿美元。每笔并购的平均价值明显上升,而随着并购的进行,印度公司在国际市场的影响力和自信也在提升。 通过并购成为全球参与者 近年来存在一个最明显的趋势,一些印度组件公司通过一系列大型或小型并购向海外转战。例如,Motherson Sumi 收购 Visiocorp(前车镜公司 Schefenacker)、内饰供应商 Scherer & Trier 以及保险杠制造商 Peguform 的一部分;Varroc 收购 Visteon 的全球照明业务;Amtek 收购多家锻造铸造公司,如德国的 Neumayer Tekfor、Zelter 和 Rege,以及日本公司 Asahi Tec 的铸造、锻造和加工业务;Uno Minda 收购 Clarton Horn(喇叭制造商)和汽车车灯制造商 ...

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    La influencia de la India

    2016-06-27T09:30:42Z

    El sector de los componentes de automoción de la India está disfrutando de su nueva posición en el escenario internacional Los cambios en el sector de los componentes de la India han impulsado en los últimos años un crecimiento en el papel que juegan sus empresas en todo el mundo. ...

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    Influential India

    2016-06-23T18:16:47Z

    India’s automotive component sector is relishing its new place on the international stage Changes in the Indian component sector have prompted growth in the role of its companies worldwide in recent years. Likewise, European, Japanese and American suppliers have moved into India. Until around a decade ago, the Indian automotive ...

  • chandigarh_0085
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    Influential India

    2016-06-23T12:38:51Z

    India’s automotive component sector is relishing its new place on the international stage Changes in the Indian component sector have prompted growth in the role of its companies worldwide in recent years. Likewise, European, Japanese and American suppliers have moved into India. Until around a decade ago, the Indian automotive ...

  • FCA US Jefferson North
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    FCA Jefferson North makes 6m vehicles

    2016-05-26T09:44:25Z

    US – The milestone unit at the Detroit, Michigan, assembly plant was a 75 th edition 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, powered by a 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine. The vehicle was due for delivery to a local customer. “Reaching this milestone is a reflection of this plant’s commitment to supporting ...

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    FCA announces management changes

    2016-05-10T15:27:49Z

    US – Scott Garberding has been named global head of quality, in addition to taking responsibility for quality in North America. Scott Thiele is now chief purchasing officer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group, plus North America. Garberding was previously chief purchasing officer for the Group, with direct responsibility for ...