All South America articles – Page 6

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    Interview with Sonia Campos, GM Brazil

    2014-08-14T12:09:09Z

    The director of GM's São Caetano do Sul Plant, in São Paulo , talks about updating the 84-year-old facility to keep pace with the demands of modern production Joanne Perry (JP): How important is the São Caetano do Sul Plant as a production location for GM in Brazil? Sonia ...

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    Interview: Sowade and Marques, VW Brazil

    2014-07-31T13:12:20Z

    Anchieta plant director Frank Sowade and Almir Marques, factory planning, infrastructure and environmental manager, discuss the continued development of VW’s pioneering plant in Brazil JP: Anchieta was the first Volkswagen plant outside Germany, established in 1959. Does this mean that back then VW had already recognised South America’s potential ...

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    Ruling Romania

    2014-06-19T16:25:29Z

    Revitalised by Renault since its purchase in 1999, Dacia now has a considerable production footprint; the Mioveni plant is the jewel in its crown Dacia is the automotive equivalent of the local convenience store that has somehow transformed itself into a supermarket chain. A company which at best produced ...

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    Erodes Berbetz, Mercedes-Benz Brazil

    2014-06-17T16:29:43Z

    Previously Volvo’s purchasing director in South America, Erodes Berbetz talks about his new role as head of procurement for Mercedes-Benz Brazil and Daimler Latin America, following his appointment in April this year Joanne Perry (JP): What lessons can you apply to your current role from your previous experience with ...

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    Interview with Erodes Berbetz, Mercedes-Benz Brazil

    2014-06-17T15:26:43Z

    Previously Volvo’s purchasing director in South America, Erodes Berbetz talks about his new role as head of procurement for Mercedes-Benz Brazil and Daimler Latin America, following his appointment in April this year Joanne Perry (JP): What lessons can you apply to your current role from your previous experience with ...

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    Kansas starts making 2015 Transit

    2014-04-30T11:38:07Z

    US – Following a $1 billion investment and the recuitment of 2,000 employees, the first unit of the new model has now rolled off the line at the Kansas City Assembly Plant. Ford’s investment has involved retooling and the addition of a 437,000 sq.ft stamping facility and a 78,000 ...

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    Renault’s renewal

    2014-04-14T09:40:29Z

    Under a new “Change” strategy, Renault is reorganising its manufacturing footprint and model allocation Since 1999, Renault has worked closely with Nissan in the Renault-Nissan Alliance . This co-operation has been immensely beneficial to Renault, giving the company access to a wide range of suppliers and platform technologies and, in ...

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    GM Joinville gains LEED certification

    2014-03-12T14:21:25Z

    Brazil – Recognition from the US Green Building Council makes the engine plant the first automotive facility in South America to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard, says GM. According to the vehicle-maker, the certification is the result of investments in sustainability from the start ...

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    2014-02-28T11:06:50Z

    AMS reports on sustained growth at Volkswagen during 2013 and expectations of more to come in 2014 The seemingly unending expansion of the Volkswagen Group continued last year and looks likely to continue into 2014 and beyond. The company is engaged in a three-way battle with GM and Toyota ...

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    Toyota: The titan marches on

    2014-02-12T11:53:27Z

    While production is set to decrease in Japan, the OEM is expanding its worldwide footprint On December 5, 2013, Toyota passed a notable production landmark when the total number of vehicles made in Japan since the company’s inception passed 150 million, 78 years and five months since the first model, ...