All Interiors articles – Page 4

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    Heading in all directions

    2016-08-12T16:27:23Z

    While Mercedes has invested in and modernised its domestic plants, it is outside Germany where the most significant expansion of production has taken placeWithin Germany, Mercedes-Benz operates three car plants – Sindelfingen, Bremen and Rastatt – and two van plants – Düsseldorf, the main Sprinter plant, with special editions and ...

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    Ford looks to agave plants for bioplastics

    2016-07-20T15:46:02Z

    US – In a collaboration with the Jose Cuervo Tequila brand, Ford is testing the durability and heat resistance of agave fibre by-product for use in vehicle interior and exterior components including wiring harnesses, storage bins and heating, ventilation and air conditioning units. According to the OEM, initial assessments suggest ...

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    Taking an interior view

    2016-07-13T09:25:02Z

    Exterior finishes may catch the eye, but interior coatings must also fulfil aesthetic and functional needs Automotive interior coatings have two main functions: to provide a quality decorative finish and to be warm to the touch, helping occupants to feel ‘at home’ in their vehicle. These coatings are mostly applied ...

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    A call for Quality

    2016-07-08T19:41:36Z

    GM India plans to focus its production at Talegaon as they increase output and add new models This year the plant may become the company’s only production facility in India as it plans to closes the older Halol site in Gujarat. But this isn’t a reduction in operations, far ...

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    A call for Quality

    2016-07-07T14:57:29Z

    GM India plans to focus its production at Talegaon as they increase output and add new models This year the plant may become the company’s only production facility in India as it plans to closes the older Halol site in Gujarat. But this isn’t a reduction in operations, far ...

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    Influential India

    2016-06-23T18:16:47Z

    India’s automotive component sector is relishing its new place on the international stageChanges 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 components ...

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    Influential India

    2016-06-23T12:38:51Z

    India’s automotive component sector is relishing its new place on the international stageChanges 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 components ...

  • TACHI-S
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    Driving customer performance

    2016-05-31T14:25:06Z

    In business since 1973, noted cutting room authority Lectra has established an industry-leading position by helping customers to achieve operational excellence through a unique combination of expertise, advanced technologies and best-in-class services. As the privileged partner to a broad portfolio of premier businesses, Lectra provides integrated cutting room solutions for ...

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    Interior angles

    2016-04-01T17:05:25Z

    Despite much merger, acquisition and joint ventures, the automotive interiors market remains fragmented Seats and dashboards/cockpits are the two largest segments of the interiors market, both in terms of component size and value. Historically these components have been supplied by a mixture of in-house and independent suppliers, while in recent ...

  • Versalis
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    Interiors: An inside look

    2016-04-01T14:56:50Z

    Despite many mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, the automotive interiors market remains fragmented Seats and dashboards/cockpits are the two largest segments of the interiors market, both in terms of component size and value. Historically, these components have been supplied by a mixture of in-house and independent suppliers, while in recent ...

  • Jason Adams
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    Adams to lead Lectra in North America

    2016-03-15T10:40:25Z

    US – As president of the region, Jason Adams will develop the company’s presence in the US, Canada, Mexico and Central American markets, in automotive and the other industries it serves. He will be based in Atlanta, Georgia, and report to Lectra CEO Daniel Harari. Before joining Lectra, Adams served ...

  • Control
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    Taking Control of quality

    2016-03-01T13:08:07Z

    AMS previews the array of quality-assurance technologies that will be on display at the Control 2016 show Control 2016 – the International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance – is celebrating its 30th anniversary by featuring techniques and hardware used in quality assurance, including conventional mechatronic measuring systems, ...

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    Integrating interiors

    2015-12-17T15:26:53Z

    AMS visits IAC’s newly expanded operation at Halewood to witness its close integration with JLR International Automotive Components’ (IAC) operations in Halewood, UK, make various interior elements for the Jaguar Land Rover Discovery Sport and Evoque. According to Trevor Warner, general plant manager, these parts are delivered on a ...

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    GAZ Nizhny Novgorod: A new regime

    2015-10-29T09:16:29Z

    Systematic investment since 2010 has modernised the facilities, production processes and workforce skills at GAZ's key factory. The new discipline has improved efficiency and quality at this complex operation Even before you reach the production areas of the GAZ plant in Nizhny Novgorod, the site’s character is made apparent by ...

  • Gecko, Ford
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    Ford to mimic nature for adhesives

    2015-10-20T09:54:30Z

    US – The OEM’s researchers will study the special abilities of the gecko to explore new solutions for interior adhesives which will improve sustainability. Ford said it will partner with Proctor & Gamble (P&G) as both companies look to bio-mimicry “for a host of business solutions”. The gecko is ...

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    BMW: Achieving Brilliance in China

    2015-07-09T14:28:19Z

    Anton Heiss, senior vice-president for Technology and Manufacturing, discusses BMW’s manufacturing success in China, where its Tiexi complex can be considered a production benchmark AMS : It has been stated that Tiexi is the most sustainable vehicle manufacturing plant in China. Is the plant used as a manufacturing benchmark in ...

  • KL Noise Kit
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    Specific lubricants to prevent unwanted vehicle noises

    2015-06-25T18:23:04Z

    Klüber Lubrication offers a kit of 14 damping lubricants that match the individual requirements of its customers. These speciality lubricants reduce noises generated by vibration and friction as well as the creaking and squeaking of ventilation valves, sun visors, window lifters and other components, claims the company. The company says ...

  • Benecke-Kaliko
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    Benecke-Changshun celebrates tenth anniversary

    2015-05-20T14:22:07Z

    China – The joint venture between Benecke-Kaliko and Jiangsu-Changshun supplies vehicle interior materials to the Chinese market, operating two production and development locations within the country. Benecke-Changshun Auto Trim was founded in Zhangjiagang, where it now employs 450 personnel in the manufacture of foils for automotive interiors, exclusively for ...

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    SSAB – Sitting comfortably with Faurecia

    2015-05-11T16:53:00Z

    The design of automotive seating has evolved radically over the past four decades. Anna McQueen reports on the developments in materials, sustainability and weight reduction The first focus on seat design from a safety perspective really came about in the 1970s. At that time, millions of people were ...

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    Control quality – visit the 2015 show

    2015-03-11T11:33:31Z

    This year's 29th Control international fair will exhibit services and products relevant to auto engineering The Control international fair has always felt less overtly commercial, and more academic and scientific in tone compared with other major engineering trade shows. Yet nobody involved in the event could fail to ...