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    Ford makes changes to its executive team

    2010-07-01T10:17:10Z

    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 Krieger, formerly president of Ford Japan, has been replaced by Tim Tucker, ...

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

    2010-07-01T10:12:35Z

    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 ...

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    Goudriaan joined Bosal Group as their CEO

    2010-05-01T11:06:34Z

    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 ...

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    Nagai leads Honda Siel (HSCI) and Honda Motor India

    2010-05-01T10:46:31Z

    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 ...

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    Lotus has made two changes to its senior management

    2010-03-01T11:39:16Z

    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

    2010-03-01T11:26:04Z

    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 Group. www.bmw.com

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    key leadership changes at GM

    2010-01-01T12:02:55Z

    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, ...

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    Changing times

    2009-07-01T09:14:48Z

    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 history Nano – a car for everyman How globalization really panned out Quality expectations Written on the body In the eye of ...

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    Muir steps down as CEO of Mazda

    2009-05-01T15:09:34Z

    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 ...

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    Korea’s flexible carmakers

    2009-05-01T09:31:57Z

    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 solutions Putting it together Eight is the magic number Something new ...

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    Building trust to invest in Canada

    2009-03-01T11:02:01Z

    Size matters Looking ahead Threat from the south Provoking union ire Buyers are the solution Throw 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 ...

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    Clearly visible benefits

    2009-01-01T09:42:21Z

    Solutions that cover and facilitate whole product lifecycle processes are growing in importance, and the main driver is visualisation technology. Factory planning Visualisation 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, ...

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    Making light work of heavy equipment

    2008-11-01T16:30:25Z

    Adapting to current economic conditions Facility investment to improve efficiency Farm and construction equipment innovations Developing the product range JCB launches first in-house diesel engine Guarding against excessive complexity Lessons for carmakers As carmakers search for solutions to help steer them through tough economic conditions, there are lessons from recent ...

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    Buy, use, sell, re-use

    2008-11-01T12:16:38Z

    In with the old Waste not, want not Beware of the red tape Adapting existing equipment Energy performance certificates Whether it’s best to buy new equipment, refurbish existing, sell or lease depends on economic and accounting considerations and, increasingly, environmental influences and legislations There was a time when all production ...

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    One for all integrators

    2008-11-01T09:59:47Z

    Rising quality expectations Resistance to change Virtual design and build Getting it right from the start FactoryTalk – optimising manufacturing AVL’s growing ambitions Preparing staff for global demands How integrators and suppliers are adapting to ensure they keep up with the changing demands facing carmakers As the automotive industry flattens ...

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    The Indian juggernaut

    2008-11-01T09:31:23Z

    Mercedes-Benz – the road to full manufacturing BMW looks to local markets GM launches second plant in Talegaon Ford undertakes powertrain expansion Mahindra & Mahindra goes global Bajaj Auto’s new-age philosophy As carmakers and suppliers around the world re-assess their position in the global market and adjust to economic uncertainty, ...

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    Quality at any cost?

    2008-09-01T15:39:42Z

    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

    2008-09-01T11:14:54Z

    Turning Tata around New challenges Global reach What 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 market ...

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    Shifting gears to stay afloat

    2008-07-01T16:49:13Z

    Downsizing in the land of big The suppliers’ future is not bright Strength in international operations The future’s not bright Off-shore gains give GM a push When the chips are down . . . Ford’s multi-million dollar face-lift Shifting the profitability goalposts Are recent developments in US carmaking a sign ...

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    Driven to succeed

    2008-07-01T14:06:59Z

    Planned acceleration Bringing in further production technology Collaborative concurrent engineering at Bentley Motors produces design-to-manufacturing efficiency and the benefits of 3D communication throughout the enterprise With 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 ...