All North America articles – Page 12

  • Toyota Blue Springs
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    Toyota invests in Blue Springs plant

    2018-04-30T10:38:11Z

    US - The OEM is spending US$170m to ready its Blue Springs plant in Mississippi for the introduction of the 12th generation Corolla. The model is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), and will require a "complete replacement of current production lines" at the plant. "We will be ...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQC
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    Lofty production plans

    2018-04-26T15:36:07Z

    AMS provides a summary of the latest electrification plans outlined by numerous OEMs across the world Barely a day goes by without a carmaker announcing the launch of a new electrified vehicle, or outlining projections for growth in the battery electric vehicle (BEV), hybrid or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle ...

  • The new Nissan LEAF
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    Turning over a new Leaf

    2018-04-26T15:02:33Z

    At Nissan's Smyrna plant, assembly stations are being employed that can meet the particular demands that the Leaf's new version poses while doubling up to also serve ICE vehicles lines Until the early 1980s the US State of Tennessee simply did not register on any atlas recording places in the ...

  • Renault Valladolid AMS janfeb2017
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    Alliance appoints new production team

    2018-03-14T16:33:00Z

    France - The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has outlined a new employee structure for executives and senior members in the hope of saving money and readying the business for growth. It has also appointed a new team that will oversee manufacturing, production engineering and supply chain management. Starting on 1 April 2018, ...

  • Constellium aluminium automotive
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    EV trend boosts aluminium demand

    2018-03-09T16:46:49Z

    Constellium has opened a new facility in Mexico to serve the automotive industry, and predicts strong growth on the horizon. Michael Nash reports Aluminium supplier Constellium has opened up a new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico The rise of electrification is having a huge impact on vehicle manufacturers ...

  • New UK-built Honda Civic unveiled and all set for export success
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    More to follow

    2018-03-07T15:43:25Z

    With Honda reporting record volume figures for the full calendar year 2017, Ian Henry takes a region-by-region look at how the company is reacting The third biggest Japanese car company after Toyota and Nissan, Honda has especially strong positions in North America, China and much of Asia outside Japan; it ...

  • 5-Laser cutting provides the highest level of precision for the shape and features of bumper beams. (Constellium White, GA)
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    Aluminium allegiance

    2018-03-05T12:44:00Z

    Industry analysts are predicting a growth phase for aluminium content in the vehicle material mix. AMS reports on the new grades and applications that underpin this claim

  • Renault Espace - Cockpit of the future by Faurecia
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    Faurecia constructs new facility in Missouri

    2018-02-15T15:52:54Z

    The Tier 1 supplier Faurecia is building a new production facility in Blue Springs, Missouri. Costing $60m, it will be used to manufacture and assemble both door and instrument panels for vehicles. "Faurecia is proud to open this new site and to provide new opportunities for local job seekers," commented ...

  • Tetsuo Ogawa - Toyota
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    Toyota announces executive changes

    2017-11-28T13:08:40Z

    Tetsuo Ogawa - Toyota Japan – The moves are part of a revision of the company’s organisational structure which will be implemented next year in a bid to strengthen cooperation between different business divisions and to boost innovation. Appointments at Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Toyota Research ...

  • MultiSwiss v2
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    Turn for the better

    2017-11-23T16:26:00Z

    High-precision turning specialists and OEM supplier Berger has introduced Tornos’s MultiSwiss lathe technology to its ultra-advanced plant in Ummensdorf The rise of the Berger Company to become one of the world’s largest enterprises in the field of high-precision turning is closely related to the company Tornos. Both share extremely high ...

  • Berger deliv
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    Turn for the better

    2017-11-23T16:16:00Z

    High-precision turning specialists and OEM supplier Berger has introduced Tornos’s MultiSwiss lathe technology to its ultra-advanced plant in Ummensdorf The rise of the Berger Company to become one of the world’s largest enterprises in the field of high-precision turning is closely related to the company Tornos. Both share extremely high ...

  • Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, Plana nad Luznici, plant
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    European ramp up

    2017-11-21T11:44:17Z

    Yanfeng is busily growing its operation within Europe as two new facilities come on stream, with a manufacturing plant in the Czech Republic and a new test centre in SlovakiaThough the company was only formally established in 2015 Yanfeng Automotive Interiors already registers as one of the biggest automotive suppliers ...

  • Technical_Shot_BIW_HotForming_V2_Usibor2000-Ductibor1000
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    Lightweighting with laser welded blanks and the latest generation of steel grades

    2017-11-16T14:14:00Z

    In this webinar, we illustrate the benefits of combining laser welded blank technology and solutions with the latest advanced high strength steel grades, including the new generation of press hardenable steels – Usibor® 2000 and Ductibor® 1000. This webinar was recorded on ...

  • Francisco J Riberas
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    New stamping ground

    2017-11-15T17:08:10Z

    Gestamp chairman and CEO Francisco Riberas tells AMS about the growth in outsourcing of press shop operationsSpanish metal parts supplier Gestamp has grown to the point it is now the go-to company for European makers wanting to outsource body-in-white and chassis parts, particularly stronger hot-stamped steel parts.It has leveraged this ...

  • Brose_Electric-Motors
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    Motor reflex

    2017-11-15T16:56:46Z

    Brose’s Bernd Kaufer tells AMS how engineering instincts helps him to run the company’s Würzburg plant At 7:00am each working morning, Bernd Kaufer begins his day by consulting his smartphone. As general manager of Brose’s Würzburg plant, his first task is to check on the status of operations there. ...

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    The stage to engage

    2017-11-15T16:31:08Z

    The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological changeTier one suppliers currently face a bewildering mix of challenges, some long-term and some short-term in impact. This has always been the case, but the pace of change and the scale of adjustment required now are ...

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    The stage to engage

    2017-11-15T12:33:31Z

    The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change Tier one suppliers currently face a bewildering mix of challenges, some long-term and some short-term in impact. This has always been the case, but the pace of change and the scale of adjustment required now ...

  • Indiana Harbor, ArcelorMittal
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    Steel town

    2017-11-13T15:11:14Z

    ArcelorMittal’s Indiana Harbor steel mill has needed to change with the times. AMS paid a visit ArcelorMittal employs over 4,200 people at its Indiana Harbor facility, which has been the site of steel making for over 100 years. According to Wendell Carter, long-serving steel man, vice-president and general manager: ...

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    A curva ascendente do servo

    2017-10-18T10:10:50Z

    A recente instalação do que é reivindicada como a maior máquina de serviço em qualquer parte do setor global de produção de metais automotivos demonstra os principais avanços feitos na tecnologia de pressão. A tecnologia de prensa servo vem aumentando cada vez mais as aplicações de moldagem de metal automotivo ...

  • Domenico Iacovelli
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    Iacovelli to replace Klebert at Schuler

    2017-10-13T09:56:44Z

    Germany – Schuler said that CEO Stefan Klebert “is not extending his contract and will leave the company by mutual consent” on April 24, 2018, the day of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. His successor, Domenico Iacovelli, has served as deputy CEO since 2007. Klebert joined Schuler on October 1, 2010. ...