All JLR articles – Page 4

  • Evoque, JLR Halewood
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    Marcando el ritmo

    2017-11-15T08:55:10Z

    JLR celebra el gran éxito de su SUV Evoque con más plantas y modelos JLR se enfrentaba no hace tanto tiempo a la posibilidad de cierre de fábricas por culpa de la recesión y la caída en las ventas. Afortunadamente ya estaba aprobada la producción del Evoque y desde su ...

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    快步前行

    2017-11-09T15:51:46Z

    JLR 在Evoque 和Discovery Sport 车型大获成功之后,加紧步伐致力于更多车型的制造和新工厂的建设上 不久之前,JLR公司在销量下滑缩水的情况下,曾面临工厂关闭的困境。幸运的是,Evoque车型已经获批进入生产。该车投产之后,就大获成功。该车在顶峰的时候,每年计划生产50,000-60,000辆。有些年份,Evoque的生产量是JLR初期预测的两倍。这款汽车拯救了工厂,现在已经进入第二代生产了。成批生产不仅在英国,还在中国,此外在巴西和印度还有全散件装配(CKD)生产。 成功让JLR有了自信,在Evoque品牌中增加了敞篷车款、四座款,以及长款SUV敞篷车。该车型还未Discovery Sport汽车奠定了基础,而这个平台目前用于生产第二代Jaguar SUV、E-PACE汽车。该车将于2017年第四季度开始,由奥地利合约制造商Magna Steyr和JLR与Chery在中国的合资公司制造。 Evoque为JLR公司赢得了时间和金钱,泳衣支持D7a和D7u铝密集平台的设计和开发,该平台生产大大型SUV和轿车:即Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Ranger Rover Velar, Land Rover Discovery以及 Jaguar F-PACE,还有Jaguar XE及XF 轿车。此外,Evoque还为JLR从一个英国的汽车制造商兼海外全散件装配商转型成为真正的全球级玩家提供了动力。除了中国工厂之外,JLR公司在将在2018年底之前,在斯洛伐克尼特拉建设工厂。而在巴西伊塔蒂亚亚全资全散件装配厂(建于2016年)最终成为一个全面的生产厂。JLR在印度普纳利用Tata工厂,为当地市场进行全散件装配生产。 至于财务方面,JLR在2017年3月31日创下新纪录;全球销量达到604,000辆,营业额为243亿英镑(约合319亿美元),而前一年营业额为223亿英镑。公司税前利润为16亿英镑,比2015-2016年度增长了3%。但是2016-2017年度利润实际上比两年前在中国市场创下的最高纪录仍然低40%。 Tata在2008年收购 JLR之后现在要提高控股比例 为了阻止JLR参与未受邀请竞标,Tata Group已经提高了在Tata Motors公司的股份,上市公司Tata Motors控股JLR公司;9月份,公司又收购了1.7%的股份,总股份为36.4%。按照印度法律,Tata Group每个财政年度只能增持Tata Motors公司5%的股份,不需要触发自主100%收购建议,而且现在看来有可能收购更多的股份。 在英国的变化和挑战 作为英国最大的汽车公司,JLR对国家行业政策的意见很有重量,尤其是在脱欧气息无孔不入的背景下。最近,公司首席执行官Ralf Speth坦言,英国需要多鼓励电动车投资。JLR似乎想在英国的电动车和电动传动系统制造方面加大投入,但是似乎对政府到目前对该领域的支持情况有些失望。有一点吸引了大家的关注,就是动力系统的供应,不仅是对汽车用户提供,而且还为生产电池与电动传系统的工厂供应。 今年早些时候Speth说,JLR英国工厂实际还有增产的潜力,尽管总有人说工厂的生产力很有限(Sohilull工厂的产量超过300,000辆,Halewood超过200,000辆,Castle Bromwich达到150,000辆)。他还提到,如果对工厂进行适当的投资,那么在未来三四年里产量提高20%都算“低增长”了。 JLR英国工厂 汽车厂 :哈利伍德,索利哈尔,布朗维奇堡;Ryton-on-dunsmore(高性能版本)特别工厂 发动机厂 :伍尔弗汉普顿 工厂设计中心 :盖登及惠特利 工厂:索利哈尔 产量:每年超过300,000辆阵容:Jaguar ...

  • Evoque, JLR Halewood
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    Setting a fast pace

    2017-11-09T15:51:46Z

    JLR is following up the stunning success of its Evoque SUV with more models and manufacturing operations Not long ago, JLR was facing the possibility of a factory closure amidst declining sales and a recession. Fortunately, the Evoque model had already been approved for production, and when this vehicle launched ...

  • SR_2013_12_09_CK_AUDI
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    Chemical composition

    2017-10-31T15:08:59Z

    The greater use of mixed materials in vehicle construction has required changes to the pretreatment processThe initial treatment that a bare metal car body receives is fundamental to achieving the key performance parameters of all subsequent coating and painting operations, most obviously corrosion protection and paint adhesion. For many decades, ...

  • Brose Coventry
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    Sitting pretty

    2017-10-30T16:21:16Z

    Brose UK has now insourced the painting of seat structures, bringing efficiency and evironmental savings "This is a massive show of faith and confirms the Group’s intention of giving us the technology and capability we need to take on and successfully deliver higher volumes for our local customers,” said Juergen ...

  • Ian Henry
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    So strategic

    2017-10-24T10:48:26Z

    Renault has driven the change and is now driving the future; Nissan is powering along with 'Power 88' (aimed at achieving an 8% global market share and an 8% return on capital); and Volkswagen (VW) is working on Strategy 2025+ as it goes about rebuilding after the diesel scandal. Ford ...

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    Colocando o Kia na Eslováquia

    2017-10-04T09:17:31Z

    Com seus números de produção continuando a aumentar, a instalação da Kia Motors Slovakia em Žilina está levando a bandeira às nações menores produtoras de automóveis Uma configuração pitoresca não é uma métrica que os OEMs necessariamente valorizam quando selecionam locais de produção, mas é aquela na qual a Kia ...

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    El idilio de Kia en Eslovaquia

    2017-10-03T09:31:16Z

    Siguen aumentando las cifras de producción en la planta de Kia Motors Slovakia en Žilina y lidera así los países más pequeños en la producción de automóviles Seguramente las marcas no buscan paisajes pintorescos a la hora de establecer sus plantas, pero es una de las virtudes de Kia Motors ...

  • Paintshop, Brose UK
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    Brose opens paint facility at Coventry

    2017-10-02T10:36:25Z

    UK – The new e-coat line will enable the painting of more than 3.5m seat structures per year, according to Brose. The company invested £10m ($13.3m) and recruited an extra 30 personnel. “We have grown significantly over the last five years and have now reached a position where an in-house ...

  • Generation EQ
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    EVs abound, but where’s the power?

    2017-09-22T17:24:41Z

    This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show was a little different from previous occasions, with some notable absentees – namely Nissan, Peugeot, Volvo and FCA. Something else I was struck (rather than surprised) by was the increasing focus on electric vehicles (EVs). The diesel scandal has led to a major shift in ...

  • Aston_Martin 084_
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    Encontrando um novo ponto de vantagem

    2017-09-20T09:46:10Z

    Em um esforço para acabar com o ciclo de expansão/contração, a Aston Martin pretende duplicar a capacidade de produção até 2019, ao mesmo tempo em que reduz os custos de fabricação Para um fabricante de luxo tão acostumados a seduzir os ricos, os lucros se mostraram evasivos para Aston Martin ...

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    JLR appoints Marchand to Americas role

    2017-09-19T10:47:33Z

    US – As vice-president Government and Industry Relations, Chris Marchand will direct the company’s interactions with governments and industry associations across North, Central and South America. He will take up the role on November 7. Marchand will report to Joe Eberhardt, president and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America, and ...

  • Aston_Martin 084_
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    Aston Martin apuesta por el Vantage

    2017-09-19T09:24:21Z

    Aston Martin quiere acabar con sus ciclos de subidas y bajadas y pretende doblar su capacidad de producción para 2019 reduciendo al mismo tiempo los costes Aston Martin es una marca que atrae a los adinerados, pero siempre ha tenido dificultades para garantizar los beneficios en sus 104 años de ...

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    Putting the Kia into Slovakia

    2017-09-08T15:54:32Z

    With its production numbers continuing to increase, the Kia Motors Slovakia facility in Žilina is flying the flag for smaller car-producing nations A picturesque setting is not a metric that OEMs necessarily value when selecting production sites, but it is one in which Kia Motors Slovakia (KMS) scores highly. The ...

  • Aston_Martin 084_
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    Finding a new Vantage point

    2017-09-08T15:26:50Z

    In an effort to end its boom-bust cycle, Aston Martin aims to double production capacity by 2019 while cutting manufacturing costs For a luxury maker so used to luring the rich, profits have proven elusive for Aston Martin over the course of its 104-year existence. But the first signs that ...

  • JLR Future-Type
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    JLR to electrify all models from 2020

    2017-09-07T14:38:45Z

    UK – The company made the announcement at its inaugural Tech Fest focusing on the future of mobility, with CEO Ralf Speth saying it will be “embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles”. JLR’s first fully electric SUV, the I-PACE, will go on sale next year. With the ...

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    Renascimento de carros clássicos

    2017-09-06T11:04:59Z

    A Jaguar Land Rover embarcou em um projeto ambicioso, comprando exemplos de seus modelos clássicos que precisam de restauração e remanufaturando-os efetivamente Se você vê um veículo velho da Jaguar ou Land Rover que está enferrujado e abandonado, a JLR quer saber a respeito. Isso é porque tomar veículos antigos ...

  • Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 16.22.51
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    El renacimiento de los clásicos

    2017-09-06T09:54:23Z

    Jaguar Land Rover se ha embarcado en el ambicioso proyecto de adquirir sus propios modelos clásicos que necesiten restauración para reconstruirlos Si conoce algún Jaguar o Land Rover en mal estado o abandonado, JLR está interesado. JLR está recopilando vehículos antiguos y los está reconstruyendo por completo para volver a ...

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    经典汽车重生记

    2017-08-24T16:16:46Z

    Jaguar Land Rover 已经启动了一个宏大的项目,买下全部的经典车型典范,这些汽车需要更新并有效重建。 如果你看到一款老旧的Jaguar汽车或Land Rover汽车已经生锈,并且被弃若敝屣,那么JLR公司马上对此感兴趣了。那是因为,把那种老旧汽车拿过来,完全重新打造并出售,就是公司业务的关键板块,并且还投资700万英镑(约合900万美元)在英国新建一个工厂,6月份正式投入生产。这是Jaguar Land Rover经典品牌新的总部以及生产区域,是在去年3月份启动的。捷豹拦截路虎经典作品中心(Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works)占地1,300平方米,位于考文垂东南边缘的Ryton-on-Dunsmore,而公司特别车辆操作中心(Special Vehicles Operations Centre)也在这个地方。 经典中心的业务不仅仅是维修,还包括完全的再造(如果需要的话)那些已经废弃的车辆 — 事实上是指任何已经停产至少10年的系列车辆。据JLR经典中心主任Tim Hannig称,全球这样的车辆大约有150万辆 — 他承认,这个数字要远远高于中心的生产制造能力。 尽管如此他还是说,新的中心将会取代英国中西部至少10个小型老厂,体现JLR对这部分业务的“极大”投入。他还说,“不会有一个员工”在老厂业务转移的过程中丢失工作,在老厂中的技能会被完整保留。事实上,在过去的12个月里(到今年中期为止),Hannig称业务涉及所有员工数量从40人增长到80人,而且到年底为止,还会增长,预计会达到120人。 经典中心工程与操作部总经理 Sukhi Clark 对铝材的钟爱 在中心正式开业的时候,Hannig还阐明,之前两个独立的商品型号Jaguar和Land Rover实际上从两者合二为一之前就开始共享一些特性。他强调,这里包括两个最具标志性的车辆 — 原来的Land Rover(后来的Rover)和Jaguar XK120 — 都面临钢铁相对短缺,而铝材供大于求的问题,这也是英国汽车业在二战之后,即从20世纪40年代后半期开始面临的问题。 两者问题的解决方法是相同的;就是通过用铝材包裹车体,而底盘和隔板使用刚才。Hannig称,新的中心是“第一个”将Jaguar和Land Rover汽车的制造综合到一处的地方。 负责经典中心再制造及54个机架操作人物的是工程与才做部总经理Sukhi Clark。她说,在一个屋檐下完成所有的活动会产生很多好处。其一,这能消除之前的“极度低效率”,这种现象对人员之间信息共享非常有影响。她解释说,“我们无法从他人获得信息。一个地方有三四个人,其他半打都在其他地方。我们发现,这会丢失一些特殊项目中的信息。” 但Clark还是肯定了这个新中心的容纳能力,绝对可是进行历史车辆收藏的再造事业。 她说,事实上这种收藏能构成“巨大的参考图书馆和档案馆”,用于指导几十年历史车辆的制造。她还继续解释说,当车辆被拉进来进行再造 — JLR公司对这个流程成为‘重生’ — 第一步就是完全分解,细致到螺母和螺栓级别。但在这个流程中,零部件可能会被破坏,或者可能需要替换,但有可能已经好久没有存货了。这种情况下,尤其是如果没有相关纸质图纸,那么收藏车辆相关零部件可能要根据车型,进行逆向工程,生产适当的‘新的’老款零部件。 Clark继续解释道,那些流程首先会扫描零部件,生成3D数字模型,在之后的制造操作中使用。她还说,那些需求量较少的零部件的制造工艺可能由外部的供应商提供。她评论说,使用尼龙和金属材质的添加技术通常“并不适用于我们”,尽管她暗示这些技术在将来可能会有大用场。 尽管任何相关车辆都可能成为再造的对象,但是目标还是选定在3个特别类型 — 还是JLR自己的术语 — ...

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    Classic cars reborn

    2017-08-24T16:16:46Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has embarked on an ambitious project, buying up examples of its classic models that are in need of restoration and effectively remanufacturing them If you see an old Jaguar or Land Rover vehicle rusting and abandoned, then JLR wants to know about it. That is because taking ...