All Geely articles – Page 3

  • Lynk & Co 01 production car

    Lynk & Co cars to be built in Belgium


    Belgium - Volvo Cars has recently announced that it will start producing cars under the Lynk & Co marque at its manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium, from late 2019. The Volvo XC40, V40 and S60 are currently made at the facility, and will also soon be joined by the new ...

  • XC40, Volvo Ghent

    Volvo Ghent starts XC40 production


    Belgium – The company’s first small premium SUV is based on the Compact Modular Architecture which will underpin all new cars in the 40 series. Volvo has already taken more than 13,000 orders and deliveries will begin early next year.“Our people have put in long days and many hours to ...

  • Francisco J Riberas

    New stamping ground


    Gestamp chairman and CEO Francisco Riberas tells AMS about the growth in outsourcing of press shop operationsSpanish metal parts supplier Gestamp has grown to the point it is now the go-to company for European makers wanting to outsource body-in-white and chassis parts, particularly stronger hot-stamped steel parts.It has leveraged this ...

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    The stage to engage


    The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological changeTier one suppliers currently face a bewildering mix of challenges, some long-term and some short-term in impact. This has always been the case, but the pace of change and the scale of adjustment required now are ...

  • Article

    The stage to engage


    The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change Tier one suppliers currently face a bewildering mix of challenges, some long-term and some short-term in impact. This has always been the case, but the pace of change and the scale of adjustment required now ...

  • Polestar Chengdu

    Volvo plans Polestar plant in Chengdu


    China – The Swedish company and its Chinese owner, Geely Holding, announced that together they will invest 5 billion yuan ($754.5m) to support Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development, which will include the establishment of a manufacturing facility in Chengdu. The Polestar 1 hybrid coupe will be made there from ...

  • Focus, Ford Rayong

    Colonised by China


    The underdeveloped but populous countries of South-East Asia could be rich pickings for Chinese OEMs Malaysia's domestic makers Japan dominates Indonesia Philippine production boom Thailand and Vietnam open up Mixed success for motorcycles Suppliers find opportunitiesThe Chinese are now mounting their most serious attack yet on the domination of Japanese ...

  • 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 SuppliersThe origins of Chinese vehicle manufacturing are rooted in technology transfers from European, US and Japanese OEMs through joint ventures in ...

  • 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 ...

  • H6, Great Wall

    Building a Greater Wall


    One of China’s most successful vehicle-makers must protect future growth by expanding its model line-upSince 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 tenth ...

  • Lynk&Co, Geely

    Growing Geely


    The Chinese OEM is charging towards 1m annual sales, expanding its production both at home and abroadGo back just four years and the phenomenal success of China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group would have been hard to predict. In 2013, one of the sharpest automotive analysts, Max Warburton from Bernstein Research, ...

  • 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 OEMsGiven 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 the ...

  • 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 ...

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    Saúdem o novo táxi


    Combinando criatividade, plano de exportação corajoso e um subsídio do governo, a Geely lançou um táxi elétrico LTC todo-novo em uma fábrica construída para este propósito.Como você constrói um carro de nicho de baixo volume como o táxi preto de Londres tornando-o rentável? Esse foi o dilema para a Geely ...

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    Llega el nuevo taxi londinense


    La combinación de ingenio, un atrevido plan de exportaciones y una subvención gubernamental han permitido a Geely lanzar un taxi eléctrico LTC completamente nuevo en una planta construida para ello:¿Cómo se produce un vehículo marginal como el taxi negro londinense en bajos volúmenes y obtener beneficios? A este reto se ...

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    融合了精巧而大胆的出口计划,加上政府资助,吉利汽车(Geely)推出全新LTC电动出租车,并在指定工厂生产。你要如何才能制造像伦敦黑色出租车一样的利基、低产量汽车,而且还要盈利?这是浙江省吉利控股集团在开始开发全新出租车时面临的难题。该车将于今年年底推出,并在英格兰考文垂的新工厂里制造。现在我们已经知道,London Taxi Company所面对的任务量简直大如山,而且伦敦有规定,在2018年1月1日之后注册的黑色出租车需要达到量排放。这就意味着,成本仅次于燃料电池的柴油发动机(第二昂贵)要被替换下来,取而代之的是电动车等各种燃油机。吉利采取的方法非常独特而迷人,综合了注重精致的英式传统和吉利(尤其是沃尔沃)供应链网络的自由主义,而且英国政府也拿出大胆的出口计划和丰厚的回报,支持生产。吉利公司在2013年收购了濒临破产的London Taxi Company(前身是London Taxis International),拯救了公司。LTI公司在考文垂Holyhead Road的工厂过去每年能生产大约3,500台出租车。该工厂自1948年以来一直是伦敦黑色出租车的生产地,但是2007年,中国投资商吉利公司把生产带到中国,从2010年起向考文垂工厂进口零部件进行装配。工厂为新款出租车而建原来的工厂接近考文垂的中心,并不适合制造高科技清洁TX5款出租车,因此LTC公司在Ansty不远的新建工业园区里,辟出一块面积达37,000平方米的土地建厂,年产量将达到24,000辆。总的来说,预计LTC工厂向该工厂投资了3.25亿英镑(约合4.15亿美元),开发系列车型,明年将会在同一个平台上生产一款城市用厢式送货车。投资额看似不太高 — 一部分是因为新款TX5的制造方法非常巧妙。新款出租车并没有使用框架车身底盘,而是在轻质挤压铝结构制造而成,和Lotus和Aston Martin制造方法相似。钢材零部件供应商Gestamp说,铝的价格几乎是一般钢铁的3倍,但是质量却是刚才的一半。LTC公司称,这是提高电池材料、保证出租车1.5升增程发动机节省燃料的关键。LTC公司总裁吉利公司董事会成员Carl-Peter Forster说,“这个车并不便宜。但我们的胜算在于,能够让我们的老板成本竞争力提高。” The LTC plant at Ansty near Coventry, UK, will eventually employ around 1,000 workers挤压铝结构的其他好处在于,它能在一个汽车车体修理厂就能完成组装,比标准汽车车体修理厂的投资成本低得多— Foster称,LTC成本只有3,000万英镑。工厂投资成本低,加上政府的Regional Growth Fund资助的1,600万英镑,使整个项目得以成功。Forster说,“为了实现商业利润,我们不得不降低收支平衡点。我不会透露具体数字,但是确实很低。”沃尔沃的供应帮助汽车车体用的铝材来自英国。LTC采购部经理Philip Bracken说,从价值上说,实现了32%的英国本地化率。供应商是铝材专家Sapa Group,集团在英国还进行金属的延吉化处理。在英国采购的第二大零部件是SMC(模压塑料板材)复合塑料汽车车体板材。LTC目前在Holyhead Road工厂,对板材进行喷漆加工。TX5汽车其余的零部件中,32%来自欧洲,32%来自中国,其余的来自美国。令人惊奇的是,很多零部件都是与现代沃尔沃汽车共享的,而沃尔沃是高端汽车品牌。“共享”是这里的关键词。Bracken对我们说,“没有哪个零部件是从沃尔沃公司拿过来的,但是他们给我们一些有关零部件供应商的建议。”Bracken说,这么做的好处就是,价格要比LTC独自去找供应商拿货要便宜。33kwh电池组是从沃尔沃供应商LG Chem公司采购的,而电动机是从Siemens采购的。这两种组件都是在沃尔沃嵌入式混合动力汽车中使用的。发动机是沃尔沃新款3缸涡轮增压汽油发动机,从中国的吉利工厂进口的。出租车还使用沃尔沃电子器件、开关设备、仪表盘屏幕,以及全部后轴(横向复合钢板弹簧)。低成本投资的工厂是什么样的斥资3,000万英镑建成的汽车车体修理厂干净整洁,位于Ansty工厂的中心腹地。硬壳结构是在5个不同区域装配的,每个都有各自的预装配区域。铝材零部件是用夹具装载的;然后机器人再将其粘合。整个过程实现了大约50%的自动化。所有的零部件都用铆钉固定,因此在烘烤之前不会转移。在进入一个 (一共有4个)之前,部件都在构架夹具中装配,形成整车车身。烘烤程序要大约在180摄氏度中进行20分钟。如果LTC计划出口(需求量将超过额敏爱你24,000个)的话,这是LTC公司的一个瓶颈。我们被告知,装配车间能够完成36,000个。 The TX5 is built around lightweight bonded extruded aluminium monocoque, similar to one used by Lotus ...

  • Factory line

    All hail the new taxi


    Combining ingenuity, a bold export plan and a government grant, Geely has launched an all-new LTC electric taxi manufactured at a purpose-built factoryHow do you build a niche, low-volume car like the London black cab and make it profitable? That was the conundrum facing the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group when ...

  • Carlos Tavares and Marry Barra

    After PSA and Opel, who's next?


    The acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall by PSA, which should be complete by the end of this year, took the industry by surprise. With Opel/Vauxhall still losing money in Q3 2016, GM’s chief financial officer, Chuck Stevens, said the company would do what was required to put the situation right. Most observers ...

  • London Taxi

    New London Taxi plant inaugurated


    UK – The £300m ($377.1m) factory at Antsy, Coventry, will be able to produce up to 20,000 range-extended electric vehicles (EVs) per year for global markets. The investment by parent company Geely, the Chinese carmaker, has created over 1,000 jobs, including 200 engineers and 30 apprentices.“The opening of our new ...

  • London Taxi

    LTC announces van for new factory


    UK – Following the official launch of its new facility at Antsy, Coventry, London Taxi Company (LTC) said that a range-extended light commercial vehicle would be the second vehicle to roll off the line after an electric taxi. An additional £25m ($31.5m) from parent company Geely brings the total investment ...