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    Ford makes changes to its executive team


    Shanghai, China – Joe Hinrichs, Ford Group Vice- President and President Asia Pacific and Africa region has announced changes to the group’s executive team.Randy Krieger has been appointed President of Ford Group Philippines, replacing Rick Baker. Krieger, formerly president of Ford Japan, has been replaced by Tim Tucker, formerly vice-president ...

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    Wagh is the head of passenger car manufacturing and product development at Tata


    Mumbai, India – Girish Wagh, head of the Tata Motors’ small car project, has been appointed head of passenger car manufacturing and product development. This follows the announcement that Rajiv Dube has resigned from the position. Dube, who joined the company in 1983, played a pivotal role in Tata’s entry ...

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    Goudriaan joined Bosal Group as their CEO


    Liege, Belgium – Emissions control equipment supplier Bosal Group has appointed Aad L Goudriaan as new CEO. Goudriaan joins the company from DAF Trucks, where he held various managerial positions before being appointed company president in 2004.Replacing Goudriaan at DAF is Harrie Schippers, who was previously the truckmaker’s director of ...

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    Nagai leads Honda Siel (HSCI) and Honda Motor India


    Noida, India – Takashi Nagai has been named president and CEO of Honda Siel (HSCI) and Honda Motor India. Nagai, who was Executive Vice-President of Asian Honda Motor Thailand, is the fourth president of Honda Siel.Nagai succeeds Masahiro Takedagawa, who will now take over as President and Director at Honda ...

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    Lotus has made two changes to its senior management


    Hethel, UK – Lotus has made two changes to its senior management. Dr. Robert Hentschel has been appointed Director of Lotus Engineering. Hentschel will lead expansion of Lotus Engineering’s thirdparty consultancy work.Paul Newsome, previously Managing Director of Lotus Engineering, will now take over as Director of Product Engineering for Lotus ...

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    Mueller takes over as chief executive at Rolls-Royce


    Goodwood, UK – Rolls-Royce has announced that Torsten Mueller has taken over as the company’s new chief executive officer. Mueller assumed his new role in Spring 2010 from Tom Purves, who retired after 25 years with the BMW

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    key leadership changes at GM


    Detroit, MI. – Following Fritz Henderson’s departure as CEO from GM his replacement Ed Whitacre has announced key leadership changes.Mark Reuss is now president of GM North America, Nick Reilly becomes president, GM Europe and Tim Lee has been named president of GM International Operations, overseeing GM’s Asia-Pacific, Latin America, ...

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    Changing times


    AMS magazine is 10 years old this year. During this time, it has reported on some of the most exciting - and turbulent - times in car making’s historyNano – a car for everymanHow globalization really panned outQuality expectationsWritten on the bodyIn the eye of the beholderPowertrain – testing timesFrom ...

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    Muir steps down as CEO of Mazda


    Oberursal, Germany – Mazda Motor Europe CEO James Muir has stepped down from his position. Muir’s replacement will be current Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Guyton.Muir, who had been head of Mazda’s European operations since 2005, is said to be taking up a new position outside Mazda, possibly with a rival ...

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    Korea’s flexible carmakers


    These are hard times for carmakers, no matter where they are located. South Korean producers are facing market downturns, but hope to manufacture their way out of trouble by playing a series of flexible production equipment trump cards.Lighting solutionsPutting it togetherEight is the magic numberSomething new – something newFlexibility is ...

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    Building trust to invest in Canada


    Size mattersLooking aheadThreat from the southProvoking union ireBuyers are the solutionThrow a stone seemingly anywhere in Ontario and chances are it will land somewhere near either a parts or vehicle manufacturing facility. Home to OEM operations of companies such as GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota and Suzuki, plus Tier suppliers ...

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    Clearly visible benefits


    Solutions that cover and facilitate whole product lifecycle processes are growing in importance, and the main driver is visualisation technology.Factory planningVisualisation is entering a new dimension that goes beyond mere photorealistic product imagery. So far, designers have primarily concentrated on visualising product concepts, prototypes and finished products. Now, the trend ...

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    Making light work of heavy equipment


    Adapting to current economic conditionsFacility investment to improve efficiencyFarm and construction equipment innovationsDeveloping the product rangeJCB launches first in-house diesel engineGuarding against excessive complexityLessons for carmakersAs carmakers search for solutions to help steer them through tough economic conditions, there are lessons from recent innovations by agricultural and construction equipment manufacturersIt’s ...

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    Buy, use, sell, re-use


    In with the oldWaste not, want notBeware of the red tapeAdapting existing equipmentEnergy performance certificatesWhether it’s best to buy new equipment, refurbish existing, sell or lease depends on economic and accounting considerations and, increasingly, environmental influences and legislationsThere was a time when all production managers considered just one thing when ...

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    One for all integrators


    Rising quality expectationsResistance to changeVirtual design and buildGetting it right from the startFactoryTalk – optimising manufacturingAVL’s growing ambitionsPreparing staff for global demandsHow integrators and suppliers are adapting to ensure they keep up with the changing demands facing carmakersAs the automotive industry flattens in mature economies and emerging countries play catch ...

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    The Indian juggernaut


    Mercedes-Benz – the road to full manufacturingBMW looks to local marketsGM launches second plant in TalegaonFord undertakes powertrain expansionMahindra & Mahindra goes globalBajaj Auto’s new-age philosophyAs carmakers and suppliers around the world re-assess their position in the global market and adjust to economic uncertainty, India’s key automotive players have plans ...

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    Quality at any cost?


    Measuring suitable for varied model mixesNotifying staff when tolerances are outComparing absolute data with CAD dataHigher accuracy levelsVerifying sub-assembly buildsThe latest measurement innovations for assembly line environments and an assessment of whether ‘quality at any cost’ still holds trueNot so long ago, the remit for production engineers was to remove ...

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    Making the best of India


    Turning Tata aroundNew challengesGlobal reachWhat India lacks in infrastructure it makes up for in engineering talent and resourceful enthusiasm. In this first of two reports on the region, AMS looks at Tata Motors and talks to Eric Vas about the manufacturing challenges of this rapidly growing marketAs one drives through ...

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    Shifting gears to stay afloat


    Downsizing in the land of bigThe suppliers’ future is not brightStrength in international operationsThe future’s not brightOff-shore gains give GM a pushWhen the chips are down . . .Ford’s multi-million dollar face-liftShifting the profitability goalpostsAre recent developments in US carmaking a sign of an industry in crisis, or is there ...

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    Driven to succeed


    Planned accelerationBringing in further production technologyCollaborative concurrent engineering at Bentley Motors produces design-to-manufacturing efficiency and the benefits of 3D communication throughout the enterpriseWith a heritage covering almost a century, Bentley Motors is among the world’s most iconic brands. Since its parent became Volkswagen, the company has experienced a renaissance with ...