All Hyundai Kia articles – Page 6

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    Corea del Sur: Cuestión de costes

    2016-11-28T08:04:56Z

    La industria automotriz del país está teniendo que lidiar una vez más con los sindicatos en su lucha por equilibrar las demandas salariales de los trabajadores y la necesidad de limitar los costes en un país caro para construir automóviles Este año los sindicatos han forzado varias paradas de producción ...

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    Korea: A question of cost

    2016-11-25T15:16:23Z

    The country’s automotive industry is once again fighting its recurring battle with the unions as it struggles to balance workers’ wage demands with the need to cap costs in an expensive country to build cars Unions have forced a series of stoppages this year at Korea’s biggest carmaker, Hyundai Motor, ...

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    Korea: A question of cost

    2016-11-18T12:25:14Z

    The country’s automotive industry is once again fighting its recurring battle with the unions as it struggles to balance workers’ wage demands with the need to cap costs in an expensive country to build cars Unions have forced a series of stoppages this year at Korea’s biggest carmaker, Hyundai Motor, ...

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    Shifting priorities

    2016-11-01T17:00:23Z

    OEMs are keeping their options open on transmission supply, with many moving away from established in-house production and looking to source externally Body panels, engines and transmissions are the fundamental component areas that the major carmakers tend to produce in-house. However, behind this established pattern lies a changing supply network ...

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    Infinite possibilities

    2016-10-20T13:50:00Z

    Mexico’s firm footing in the automotive industry makes it an ideal market for additive manufacturing technology Additive manufacturing, sometimes known as 3D printing, is a revolutionary technology able to produce complex shapes which cannot be produced by traditional techniques such as casting, forging and machining; expanding the possibilities of ...

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    Bundles of energy

    2016-10-20T13:44:16Z

    Constructing its new plant at Pesqueria near Monterrey, Kia needed an ergonomic supply of power for lineside applications and so turned once again to Conductix-Wampfler The automotive industry is in permanent evolution, implementing new production technologies and systems to reach higher standards and production rates. Over the last decade, the ...

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    Fazendo uma mudança

    2016-10-19T08:50:31Z

    OEMs estão mantendo opções em aberto para o fornecimento de transmissão. Muitos estão deixando uma opção criada localmente e cada vez mais considerando a fonte externamente. Painéis de carroceria, motores e transmissões são as três áreas de componentes fundamentais que os principais fabricantes de automóveis tendem a produzir localmente. No ...

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    Hyundai opens Cangzhou plant

    2016-10-18T16:15:19Z

    The state-of-the-art facility, 200km south-east of Beijing, becomes Hyundai's fourth in China and is equipped with press, body, paint and assembly lines as well as an engine plant. Initial capacity is 200,000 units with the first model being Verna Yuena, a smart urban family sedan developed by Hyundai for the ...

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    Cambio de marcha

    2016-10-18T07:47:55Z

    Los OEM están abiertos a diferentes opciones para el suministro de transmisiones. Muchos se están alejando de la fabricación interna y considerando fuentes de suministro externo Los paneles de la carrocería, los motores y las transmisiones son las tres áreas clave de componentes que los principales fabricantes de automóviles tienden ...

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    Putting in a shift

    2016-10-14T20:19:00Z

    OEMs are keeping options open on transmission supply. Many are moving from an established in-house option and increasingly looking to source externally Body panels, engines and transmissions are the three fundamental component areas that the major car makers tend to produce in-house. However, behind this established pattern there is ...

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    调节适应

    2016-10-14T16:41:37Z

    OEM制造商们在变速器供应上还保留选择权,很多人从成熟的厂内方案逐步向外部供应 车体外板、发动机和变速器是大型汽车制造商想要在厂内生产的三个基础性组件领域。但是,在这个固定形式的背后是一个不断变化的变速器供应网络,涉及了全球大型组件供应商,偶尔还会涉及到汽车公司之间的跨公司供应;举例来说,梅赛德斯-奔驰变速器用在北美生产的日产和因菲尼提车型上。厂内供应或外部供应的情形在近些年都转向喜欢使用无级变速器(CVT),以及双离合自动变速器(DCT)。这些变速器大部分都是在外部制造的。 全球变速器市场里大约65-70%都是由汽车公司在厂内生产的,这个数据在过去都保持稳定。但是,随着CVT,尤其是DCT变速器不断受青睐,外部供应的比率也在不断增加。格特拉克公司被麦格纳公司收购协议中包括福特公司供应的变速器 — 通过格特拉克-福特合资公司 — 这成为变速器供应结构中最为显著的变化。麦格纳-格特拉克公司是全球四大变速器供应商之一,其余三个是日本爱信(Aisin)、日本捷特科(JATCO)和采艾孚(ZF)公司。这四家公司占据大部分变速器境外市场。此外,Hyundai-WIA在韩国内供应,而在发达市场里则存在大量的跑车变速器专门供应商(比如Tremec公司为美国跑车供应手动变速器)。日本也有一些供应商,比如Univance公司为日本日产SUV提供变速器,并从北美和泰国工厂出售到很多日本汽车制造商手中。还有一个就是柳川的Seki公司,为Kei汽车提供手动变速器。 厂内生产或者外部采购 大多数欧洲汽车制造商都自己生产变速器。最例外的就是宝马汽车公司(BMW),公司很多手动变速器和所有双离合自动变速器是从格特拉克公司采购的,而大部分自动变速器都是从采艾孚(ZF)公司采购的。爱信(Aisin)公司为Mini公司提供变速器,同时为宝马公司提供一些前轮驱动。有趣的是,在i3和i8电动车中,单速变速箱是有德国宝马自己制造的。这部分可能会随着i系列产品的扩大而增加。 与宝马公司从外部采购并俗气的情况相反,梅赛德斯几乎所有的变速器都是公司自己生产的。在德国,公司主要的变速器工厂是在Gaggenau,并不断向斯图加特Unterturkheim延伸。采艾孚(ZF)公司为梅赛德斯轻型商用车系列提供变速器,但是乘用车变速器则是公司生产的。这里最重要的两个改变就是在斯图加特工厂内部生产DCT变速器(用于MFA平台生产的A-级汽车及其变体车型),以及决定要在罗马尼亚开设变速器工厂,以应付不断增长的变速器生产。随着这种变速器类型安装数量的增加,罗马尼亚工厂也在生产DCT变速器。工厂还大量进口德国产组件,装配梅斯德斯新款9速自动变速器。格特拉克为Smart系列提供变速器,包括雷诺制造的ForTwo和ForFour(等量车型Twingo也使用格特拉克变速器)。 In Europe, ZF and Getrag are the biggest companies, both with around one-third of the external market 在菲亚特-克莱斯勒,集团一半以上的变速器都是内部生产的;Fiat变速器在意大利的3个工厂,以及巴西贝廷生产,而Chrysler的主要变速器生产是在印第安纳州的Kokomo,那里有三个工厂生产变速器。在欧洲,Fiat主要生产手动变速器,在需要的时候就向Aisin公司采购。 在美国,Chrysler使用采艾孚变速器,而且已经获得许可生产9速采艾孚自动变速器。由于变速器意外划入空挡,公司日前正在召回,这个问题还影响了Jaguar Land Rover,公司生产的Evoque汽车就是用这个变速器。Chrysler汽车仍然使用一些梅赛德斯变速器,这从DaimlerChrysler的时候就遗留下来了,但是数量却逐渐下降。 在福特公司,大部分变速器都是在内部生产的,Ford-Getrag JV一直是内部生产公司。这些变速器应该 — 尤其现在Magna已经收购了Getrag公司 — 应当被视为外部供应了。除了Getrag-Ford JV(在法国、德国、斯洛伐克和英国拥有工厂),福特在巴西还有变速器工厂(为地方需求生产手动变速器),在美国还有3个自动变速器厂,2个在密歇根州,1个在俄亥俄州。 在欧洲,通用汽车公司在奥地利的Aspern制造变速器,但是从Aisin和ZF公司采购自动变速器 — 有趣的是,公司在美国所需的少量手动变速器是从Aisin公司采购的。在北美,Ford公司在内部生产大部分变速器,2个工厂在墨西哥 — Silao和San Luis Potosi — 近些年公司向这些工厂进行了大量的投资。 本田(Honda) — ...