All South America articles – Page 3

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    Toyota aims for top slot

    2016-09-16T19:43:37Z

    Toyota is by some distance the largest Japanese vehicle company but on the global stage it is engaged in a battle for primacy, alongside GM and the VW Group Global production in 2015 totalled nearly 8.7m vehicles under the Toyota name, a fall of just over 290,000 units, damaging its ...

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    Toyota aims for top slot

    2016-09-15T16:35:45Z

    Toyota is by some distance the largest Japanese vehicle company but on the global stage it is engaged in a battle for primacy, alongside GM and the VW Group Global production in 2015 totalled nearly 8.7m vehicles under the Toyota name, a fall of just over 290,000 units, damaging its ...

  • BMW i8
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    The unstoppable rise of premium

    2016-08-22T16:28:18Z

    Despite the economic turmoil and uncertainty of recent years, premium vehicle manufacturing continues to grow; and for some of the premium manufacturers, the financial rewards are also growing strongly. For all the continued economic worries which prevail, the long-term plans of premium brands seem unaffected. Daimler (which includes Mercedes) posted ...

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    Ford reshuffles senior personnel

    2016-07-18T15:05:21Z

    US – The changes affect the OEM’s leadership team in Europe, South America and Ford Smart Mobility. Steve Armstrong will become vice-president and chief operating officer (COO), Ford of Europe; Lyle Watters will be vice-president, Ford Motor Company, and president, Ford South America; Nick Schloss will take the role of ...

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    JLR opens factory at Itatiaia

    2016-06-14T10:50:19Z

    Brazil – The plant in Rio de Janeiro State is Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) first wholly owned plant outside the UK and the first production centre opened by a UK automotive group in Latin America. The company invested 750m reais ($215.7m) in the factory and associated Education Business ...

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    Rings around the world

    2016-05-13T17:50:57Z

    Like its premium brand competitors Audi is now establishing a global manufacturing network The geographic expansion of Volkswagen’s vehicle production beyond Germany, into Mexico, China, Spain, India, Brazil and South Africa, is now well-established. Meanwhile, parallel expansion at Audi is, with the exception of China, a much more recent phenomenon. ...

  • Audi Neckarsulm
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    Rings around the world

    2016-05-11T14:37:57Z

    Like its premium-brand competitors, Audi is now in the process of building a global manufacturing network The geographic expansion of Volkswagen’s vehicle production beyond Germany, into Mexico, China, Spain, India, Brazil and South Africa, is now well-established. Meanwhile, parallel expansion at Audi is, with the exception of China, a much ...

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    Air compressor deal for Wabco and Cummins

    2016-04-28T09:56:22Z

    US – Under the new agreement, Wabco will be the exclusive supplier to Cummins in North America for air compressors in trucks, buses and industrial equipment. The deal builds on the joint venture, Wabco Compressor Manufacturing, which was established in 1998 in Charleston, South Carolina. “Alongside making further use of ...

  • Herve Boyer
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    Boyer moves to VP role at Nexteer

    2016-04-05T10:15:07Z

    France – As vice-president, chief operating officer, for Europe and South America, Hervé Boyer will lead the company’s growth efforts in the two regions. He will also be a member of Nexteer’s global strategic council. Based at the Nexteer Europe and South America division office in Paris, in his new ...

  • PSA Middle East and Africa
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    Iran: Back on the road

    2016-03-01T09:24:41Z

    Within days of sanctions on Iran being lifted in January, PSA announced a major investment of over $430m in a new joint venture in the country that will see Peugeot 208s, 2008s and 301s being made alongside new Iran Khodro-branded models (themselves likely to include a fair amount ...

  • Webinar

    TRUMPF Webinar: Remote Laser Processing - A driver for efficient production and light weight design

    2015-12-03T10:35:24Z

    The reduction of CO2 emission is still one of the key targets for all major OEMs worldwide. In addition there is an exceptional competitive environment which forces all car makers to offer a diversified product portfolio based on cost efficient design and production. In order to be able to cope ...

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    DRAFT - TRUMPF Webinar: Remote Laser Processing - A driver for efficient production and light weight design

    2015-12-03T00:01:20Z

    The reduction of CO2 emission is still one of the key targets for all major OEMs worldwide. In addition there is an exceptional competitive environment which forces all car makers to offer a diversified product portfolio based on cost efficient design and production. In order to be able to cope ...

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    WEBINAR: Trumpf discusses RLP

    2015-11-17T11:24:21Z

    The reduction of CO 2 emissions is one of the key targets for all major OEMs worldwide. In addition, there is an exceptionally competitive environment which forces all carmakers to offer a diversified product portfolio based on cost-efficient design and production. In order to be able to cope with ...

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    Ford in focus

    2015-11-12T16:54:58Z

    In the past year, Ford has concentrated on delivering its high-profile programme for an aluminium-bodied F-150 pick-up truck , but the OEM has also started reorganising its manufacturing footprint in North America Ford's ambitious programme to produce an aluminium version of its F-150 pick-up truck has not been without ...

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    Intelligent production

    2015-11-10T14:58:41Z

    Mercedes has upgraded the van assembly lines at its Ludwigsfelde plant with a new, automated system According to my guide around Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde, Peer Braun, the working environment has been greatly improved; it is much quieter and open, the idea being to view the whole assembly process from one side ...

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    Showing real steel

    2015-10-28T10:03:59Z

    ArcelorMittal has invested heavily to produce AHSS for the automotive industry. Chris Wright visits the company’s Sagunto plant, Spain, which is ramping up to produce 150,000 tons of Usibor per year from 2016ArcelorMittal has collaborated with OEMs to develop steel solutions that meet critical requirements in terms of weight reduction ...

  • Webinar

    TRUMPF Webinar: Innovative Laser Applications and Production Solutions for Powertrain Components

    2015-10-22T13:41:25Z

    The use of laser welding of automotive powertrain components is gaining momentum. Its advantages are weight, space and material savings compared to traditional assembly techniques. Due to its low-heat input attribute, laser welding provides nearly distortion-free welding at a high speed compared to other welding technologies. This webinar gave an ...

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    VW's platforms to perform?

    2015-10-15T13:34:23Z

    The OEM has introduced four vehicle platforms to maximise global production efficiency, but not without difficulty. AMS looks at the steps taken so far, the benefits still to come, and asks if the strategy will work In February 2012, Volkswagen announced the latest incarnation of its platform strategy, encompassing ...

  • Audi Curitiba
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    Audi starts South American production

    2015-10-09T09:47:57Z

    Brazil – The factory at Curitiba, Paraná state, is not only the newest of 13 sites in the Audi production network but the OEM’s first in South America. The plant is now making the A3 sedan and will soon add the Q3. The A3 sedan 1.4 TFSI Flex is ...

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    Interview: Keishi Egawa, Mazda

    2015-10-08T11:45:14Z

    The OEM’s president and CEO in Mexico explains what its first North American factory means to Mazda Keishi Egawa, president and CEO, MMVO AMS : To what extent has the new Salamanca factory been inspired by Mazda’s plants in Japan, and is the level of production technology just as high? ...