OEMs and Suppliers in Focus – Page 16

  • FCA Chrysler Drive HQ
    Article

    The break-up of Fiat Chrysler gathers pace

    2018-11-15T10:28:00Z

    A couple of years ago, Ferrari became an independent quoted company, separate from Fiat Chrysler. This was followed by the separation of CNH Industrials, the holding company for Iveco Trucks. Now Fiat Chrysler has spun off its components activity, Magneti Marelli, to CK Holdings in a deal worth over 6bn ...

  • Renault Maubeuge
    Article

    Van production boost at Renault plant

    2018-11-09T12:23:00Z

    France - The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has revealed new plans for the production of vans in the country. Specifically, €450m (US$393m) is being spent over the next five years to make the next-generation Renault Kangoo family at the Renault Maubeuge plant, where the Mercedes Citan van is currently built. The new ...

  • JLR Nitra
    Article

    JLR opens Nitra plant

    2018-10-30T17:18:00Z

    Slovakia - Jaguar Land Rover has opened its manufacturing facility in Nitra, which is located in the west of the country, an hour’s drive from the capital Bratislava. It cost the company €1.4bn (US$1.59bn) to build, covers an area of 300,000 sq.m, and has an annual output of 150,000 vehicles. ...

  • Ford Bridgend engines
    Article

    Ford Bridgend makes petrol engines

    2018-10-30T10:09:00Z

    UK - The OEM has started production of its new three-cylinder 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engines at the Bridgend plant in South Wales. This follows on from an investment of £100m (US$128m) in the facility. “I’m personally very proud to see production start of this all-new engine, here in Bridgend,” commented ...

  • 2019 Ford Kuga home charge
    Article

    Ford's future

    2018-09-21T17:38:00Z

    The UK press was rather excited recently when one of the Sunday papers claimed that the Ford Mondeo would be axed. Given that this model is not, and has never been, made in the UK, such concern was perhaps surprising. This was part of a wide-ranging story that Ford was ...

  • Ultimaker-Portugal-9 2
    Article

    From prototypes to production

    2018-09-12T17:32:00Z

    The use of additive manufacturing technologies has now expanded beyond their initial ‘rapid prototyping’ exclusivity. Mike Farish provides an insight As well as being used in limited production roles, additive techniques are still being applied in new and innovative ways as product development tools. One example is at the Plastics ...

  • BMW C Evolution
    Article

    Two-wheel e-mobility

    2018-09-12T13:24:00Z

    BMW’s e-mobility ambitions have not been limited to four wheels; Nick Holt visits the company’s Berlin plant to see how its sophisticated C evolution maxi scooter is built

  • Audi production in Brazil
    Article

    A slow return to growth

    2018-07-05T15:56:00Z

    Vehicle-makers in South America are seeing signs of recovery, boosted by growing exports, reports Nick Gibbs

  • Transit production at Golcuk
    Article

    Collective thinking

    2018-07-05T14:57:00Z

    Closer collaboration between product development and production teams could lead to significant improvements in vehicle manufacturing processes. Ford Otosan holds a unique position. Michael Nash reports The scenery in Turkey is full of surprises. A quick car journey can lead to towering mountains, pristine beaches and lush forests, while historical ...

  • Mercedes-Benz East London South Africa bodyshop
    Article

    Mercedes invests in East London plant

    2018-06-26T16:21:00Z

    South Africa - Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced plans to produce the next generation of its C-Class in East London - a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. To do so, it will spend €600m (US$528.84m) to construct ...

  • Daimler Factory 56
    Article

    Forging a future in Factory 56

    2018-05-10T14:44:00Z

    New car manufacturing facilities will need to be highly flexible as the trends of vehicle electrification and autonomous driving continue to evolve. Mercedes-Benz futuristic ‘Factory 56’ paves a new path. 

  • Mercedes-Benz do Brazil truck production Atego 2730
    Article

    Mercedes-Benz do Brazil gets new line

    2018-03-29T12:12:00Z

    Brazil - A building has been constructed at the company’s plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo to house a new production line for light- and heavy-duty trucks. The project lasted for three years and cost a total of €125m (US$153.83m). According to the OEM, the line is 15% more efficient ...

  • Five plants, GM
    Article

    GM invests nearly $1.3bn to upgrade five US plants

    2014-01-10T16:27:00Z

    US – The investment will be split between facilities in Detroit, Flint and Romulus in Michigan, Toledo in Ohio and Bedford in Indiana. It is intended to support the production of a new V6 engine, a new 10-speed transmission and an existing 6-speed transmission, as well as funding assembly plant ...

  • traditional-1
    Article

    Traditional modernists

    2009-03-01T15:36:00Z

    In 2009, the Morgan Motor Company, based in Malvern, UK, is celebrating its centenary year. With a series of events scheduled to mark the occasion, there is perhaps none more important than the April opening of the company’s new visitor centre. During the summer, the facility is expected to ...