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    Lear to build just-in-time seat facility in Flint to supply local GM plant

    2017-08-30T12:11:54Z

    Seat and electrics supplier, Lear Corporation, plans to build a manufacturing facility in Flint, Michigan to supply seats on a just-in-time basis to General Motors’ local assembly plant. Lear, which did not disclose the size of the investment, will begin construction of the 14,865 sq.m facility this autumn at the ...

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    Russia reveals plan to deal with counterfeit parts

    2017-05-19T16:36:57Z

    Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has revealed it plans to force components makers to microchip their products to help crack down on the counterfeit parts trade in the country. Speaking at a recent meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, ministry spokesman Pavel Fink said that around half ...

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    Renault steps up exports of vehicles and components from Russia

    2017-04-18T19:04:27Z

    Renault is looking to conduct its first exports of Russian-made vehicles to six Gulf countries this year, Andrey Pankov, director general of Renault Russia, has revealed. Speaking at a press conference in early April, Pankov said the company was continuously seeking to develop exports of both finished vehicles and components ...

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    Unipart invests in digital technology to meet 'disruptive and dislocating' pace of change

    2017-03-27T15:33:13Z

    UK parts manufacturer and logistics provider, Unipart Group, has used the announcement of its annual financial results to highlight a number of investments in digital technology covering inventory control, distribution and sequencing management. Last year the company's turnover was up 3.5% to £747.7m ($934m), up on £722.5m in 2015, and ...

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    McLaren to insource carbon fibre chassis production by 2020

    2017-02-14T11:06:47Z

    McLaren Automotive has announced the first details of its Composite Technology Centre, a £50m ($62.5m) investment in Sheffield, England, that will allow it to produce its own carbon fibre chassis by 2020. The centre will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of the Monocell and Monocage carbon fibre chassis ...

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    ThyssenKrupp adds to parts production in China and Hungary

    2017-02-08T10:34:15Z

    German tier supplier ThyssenKrupp has announced plans to build two new plants in China and Hungary to manufacture more than 11m springs and stabilisers a year. In China, the group will begin construction this year of a factory in Pinghu, near Shanghai, with output starting in 2018. The site will ...

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    Honda and Hitachi announce plans for electric motor joint venture

    2017-02-07T16:59:35Z

    Honda has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi Automotive Systems for the joint production of electric vehicle motors, just a week after announcing a hydrogen fuel cell partnership with General Motors (GM) in the US. Hitachi has been selling motors for electric vehicles since 1999 to a number of ...

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    Toyota and Suzuki firm up partnership talk

    2017-02-07T15:35:19Z

    Toyota president Akio Toyoda (left) and Suzuki chairman Osamu Suzuki at the October 2016 announcement Toyota and Suzuki have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore potential cooperation in various business areas including the supply of products and components. In October last year, the two Japanese companies first announced ...

  • SKAD exports alloy wheels to Europe
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    Russian component exports: Shaping up to ship out

    2017-01-04T17:25:24Z

    OEMs and tier suppliers in Russia have plans to support their flagging domestic business with more components exports With vehicle assembly in Russia operating well below capacity, over the past two years carmakers have tried to increase vehicle exports to other regions, including eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin ...

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    Parts materials: Metal manoeuvres

    2016-12-15T16:41:46Z

    Aluminium has been threatening to edge steel out as a material for automotive components thanks to its weight advantages. But while aluminium’s role in components is growing, modern steels still dominate the supply chain – and the future requires the best of both In this story... Rising use of ...

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    Schoeller Allibert to build €15m plant in Beringen

    2016-11-28T15:30:28Z

    Reusable plastic packaging and container supplier Schoeller Allibert is to begin work on a new Belgian production plant in Beringen, in the province of Limburg, to which it will move from its existing location in Leopoldsburg. Total investment in the facility, which includes a 6,500 sq.m production hall and 3,500 ...

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    Porsche invests €80m in engine plant with latest line-side technology

    2016-07-13T14:59:34Z

    German luxury carmaker Porsche has opened an engine facility at its main site at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in Germany that will use the latest production and line-side logistics technology. It represents a further investment in the plant of €80m ($89m). Porsche has invested more than €300m so far in the site. The ...

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    Russia conference: Turkish exports still struggling to find their way into Russia

    2016-07-04T12:18:43Z

    Sanctions on Turkish imports imposed by Russia last year have eased, but difficulties still remain for those seeking to move goods across the border, delegates at last week's Automotive Logistics Russia conference were told. Despite some longstanding trade agreements, tensions replaced ties late last year as two Turkish F-16 ...

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    Component makers start to invest as Ukraine’s economy picks up

    2016-05-03T11:55:08Z

    The first signs of a recovery in the Ukraine automotive industry have begun to appear after several electric automotive components manufacturers recently announced plans to invest in plants in the west of the country with a view to exporting across Europe. In the last few years, the automotive industry in ...

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    Nissan unfazed by OEM plant closures in Australia

    2016-04-28T17:31:50Z

    Nissan Australia has said it is unconcerned by the imminent shutdown of Australia’s last remaining vehicle manufacturing facilities and that its castings operation there will not be affected by the looming closure of the Ford, Toyota and GM-Holden plants. Speaking to Automotive Logistics recently, Nissan Australia spokesman Peter Fadeyev ...