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CO2 emission regulations

Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

2019-09-17T08:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and investment plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

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VinFast deploys Siemens tech in new plant

2019-09-16T11:07:00+01:00By AMS

Vietnam - VinFast is using a suite of Siemens software at its new plant in Hai Phong

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The future on two wheels

2019-09-15T18:41:00+01:00By ABB, sponsor partner

Advanced robotics and digitisation technologies can ensure motorcycle companies meet the needs of the industry

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5G networking spreads in car production

2019-07-30T11:52:00+01:00By AMS

Certain companies have started leveraging 5G in their car manufacturing facilities in China with the hope of drastically increasing efficiency. Michael Nash provides an insight

Continental Wuhu powertrain plant

Continental opens new powertrain plant in Wuhu

2019-07-19T09:44:00+01:00By AMS

Continental will make a range of components for powertrains at its new facility in Wuhu, China

AkzoNobel Changzhou plant

AkzoNobel to expand Changzhou plant

2019-07-09T14:26:00+01:00By AMS

China - The supplier is investing in new production lines for its powder coatings plant

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Toyota to build facility in Myanmar

2019-05-30T09:03:00+01:00By AMS

The OEM is hoping to take advantage of growing sales in the country by setting up its first local production facility

Hanon Systems Chongqing

Hanon Systems opens Chongqing facility

2019-05-28T08:57:00+01:00

The new facility will be used to produce compressors and heat pump systems for Changan Automobile

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ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW

2019-05-14T16:50:00+01:00By AMS

China - ABB has signed an agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for a new factory being built in Shanghai. The plant will become the first new energy vehicle (NEV) factory of the VW Group based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform.

Dongfeng Maxion Wheels

Dongfeng Maxion to build wheel plant

2019-03-13T12:00:00+00:00By AMS

China - Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group has formed a new joint venture company with Maxion Wheels - a division of the Brazilian wheel and structural component manufacturer Iochpe Maxion. The new company is called Dongfeng Maxion Wheels, and will look to serve the global market.

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Working from home

2019-03-05T14:51:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Ian Henry looks at how Japan’s OEMs are faring in their native land as they intensify supply to their own domestic market

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Scania sets sights on Thailand

2019-02-28T11:34:00+00:00By AMS

Thailand - Scania has opened a new assembly facility for truck cabs, truck chassis and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone, Thailand. The Swedish OEM says that the move is an important part of its plan to strengthen its presence in the region.

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Tesla starts building China factory

2019-01-10T11:43:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Tesla unveiled plans to build a factory in China back in 2014. The EV maker has now taken its first step to construct the facility after breaking ground on the site in Shanghai.

Mazda Thailand

Asia’s other powerhouse

2019-01-04T15:58:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production

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New chapter, different story?

2019-01-02T15:42:00+00:00By Ian Henry

International expansion continues but, as Ian Henry reports, Audi’s long-term role within the VW Group is now under scrutiny

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High performance for next-gen at NIO

2018-12-03T09:32:00+00:00By Chemetall

Lightweighting, multi-metal compatibility and a focus on aluminium substrates is how thin-film, pretreatment technologies fulfil the requirements for NIO’s next generation of electric vehicles

Eisenmann BMW Leipzig

Paint technology and investments

2018-11-29T11:50:00+00:00By AMS

We report on the new technology, techniques and investments in the world of paintshop being implemented by vehicle-makers around the world…

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AGVs drive industry revolution

2018-11-28T10:42:00+00:00By JBT Corporation

FAW Changchung

Unease in the East

2018-11-21T14:15:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China

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Power from plastics

2018-11-11T14:34:00+00:00By ams_jamesbakewell

James Bakewell speaks to thermoset plastics specialists Pieter Vanderstraeten and Hendrik De Keyser about the increasing scope for composite powertrain components