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    Allowing for sales elsewhere in NAFTA, ie Canada and Mexico, Honda’s US operations were actually net exporters of vehicles in 2013, exporting nearly 109,000 vehicles compared to 88,500 imports, most of which came from Japan. In 2013, imports were primarily of the Fit, which as mentioned is now produced ...

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    The premium OEM’s global head of Production and Logistics talks about its recent expansion in Leipzig for the addition of the new Macan SUV Glenn Brooks (GB): What has been the level of investment for the Macan? Oliver Blume (OB): This is the biggest project in Porsche’s history and we ...

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    With relatively low car ownership, Russia offers great potential for global OEMs – but its potential is threatened by economic and political volatility, a shaky supply base and logistical difficulties Russia’s car industry is back in the spotlight as automakers react to a financial wobble in the country which ...

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    Tactile feedback robots for assembly & machining applications


    ABB Robotics has introduced Integrated Force Control, a consolidation of software features that were available separately in either the machining or assembly Force Control offerings into a single base module. The company says robots with Integrated Force Control react to their surroundings and deviate from their programmed path or speed ...

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    As Nissan looks increasingly beyond its home market, AMS reviews its global production footprintAlthough Nissan is one of the most recognisably Japanese automotive brands, it is also one of the most outward-looking and is actively engaged in reducing its dependency on its home market. The vehicle-maker actually has three brands: ...

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    Rusia – La nueva fábrica de la empresa permitirá la fabricación local de su división de Accionamientos eléctricos, además de sus actuales de Control de sistemas de chasis, Motores de arranque y Generadores. Entre los productos habrá: sistemas de frenado antibloqueo, motores de arranque y generadores, inyectores Common Rail para ...

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    AMS reports on sustained growth at Volkswagen during 2013 and expectations of more to come in 2014The seemingly unending expansion of the Volkswagen Group continued last year and looks likely to continue into 2014 and beyond. The company is engaged in a three-way battle with GM and Toyota for the ...

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    Interview: Karim Mikkiche, Renault-Nissan Alliance


    The managing director of RNTBCI talks economical engineering with AMS‘Frugal engineering’. It’s a phrase you hear a lot at the joint Renault-Nissan technical centre in India, the only one within the Alliance to serve both brands, and now also the newly resurrected Datsun. But ‘Frugal engineering’ is not a polite ...

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    Audi plans investment programme of over €20 billion


    Germany – The company says its extensive investment programme (between 2014 – 2018), will be directed at new models, innovations and the expansion of its worldwide production network. German sites will benefit with more than half of the planned investment going to the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm sites. At the same ...

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    Car production in UK hits six-year high


    UK – Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that production rose by 3.1% in 2013 to surpass 1.5 million units, the greatest volume since 2007. Mike Hawes, CEO of the SMMT, attributed the increase to “surging home demand and robust exports outside Europe”. He added ...

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    GM sells Peugeot Citroen equity


    US – The 7% stake, representing over 24 million shares, was sold through private placement to institutional investors and generated gross proceeds of €0.25 billion. General Motors announced that there would be no public offering of the securities in the US; the offer and sale of the shares will not ...

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    As OEMs increasingly explore the use of additive manufacturing in production Mike Farish discusses its unique advantagesThe 2014 Chevrolet Malibu from General Motors boasts several neat features intended to increase driver and passenger convenience as well as vehicle appearance and performance. On the former count, there is a redesigned centre ...

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    India – The two companies have agreed to establish a joint venture aimed at the production of powertrain systems for the two-wheeler market, in which Hero MotoCorp will hold a 60% stake and Magneti Marelli the remaining 40%. The construction of a production plant for the JV is planned for ...

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    sold to a private firm was its RideDynamics and Brakes unit, whichbecame BWI Group. Julian Buckleyfinds out what BWI has to offercarmakers by way of new parttechnology, while also examining thecompany’s production set up.Under GM, Delphi was of the world’s largestautomotive part manufacturers. After beingmade a fully-independent company in 1999,the ...

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    Neovia and STS Logistics recently held a day of workshop talks in London, UK designed to provide international companies eager to set up business in Russia with the right insight into the marketFor companies wanting to establish a footprint in Russia, the priorities outlined at the advisory workshop on the ...

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    Ceva Logistics’ current CEO Marvin Schlanger will step down from the role at the beginning of January next year and make room for Xavier Urbain (pictured), who moves over from his present position as president of investment and trading company HL Holding.Schlanger took up the role in October last year ...

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    Orion plant is GM’s quality control star


    We reveal how GM maintains a high level of quality control during painting procedures at the manufacturer’s Michigan plant Technology & painting phasesA global perspectiveModernising ageing installationsA fresh perspectiveA new paintshop in FairfaxA little over a year ago, quality control procedures at the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan ...

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    Renault Nissan усиливает локализацию в России


    Renault Nissan увеличивает локализацию запчастей и силовых агрегатов в России благодаря совместному предприятию по производству двигателей и ходовых частей с Автовазом в Тольятти. Завод будет пущен в эксплуатацию в 2015 году. Подготовительная стадия производства почти завершена. Российский автопроизводитель собирается до 2020 года инвестировать в проект 32 млрд рублей. Кроме двигателей ...