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    Toyota invests in UK plant but warns on post-Brexit tariffs

    2017-03-20T16:06:04Z

    Toyota has announced plans to invest £240m ($297m) in its UK-based car plant to enable vehicle production using its new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, while also promoting UK supply chain efficiencies. It is the latest new investment decision by a major carmaker following last year’s referendum in which ...

  • Ashwani Gupta, Senior Vice President of Renault Nissan LCV Business Unit, Renault Nissan Alliance_opt
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    Gupta chosen to lead new Renault-Nissan Alliance LCV unit

    2017-03-15T15:59:44Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has created a business unit focused on light commercial vehicles (LCVs) as it looks to grow sales in the segment. Ashwani Gupta, vice-president of Renault’s LCV division since 2014, will lead the new unit. Mitsubishi, which became part of the Alliance following Nissan’s 34% share purchase last ...

  • Sochaux
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    PSA group details €200m plan to modernise Sochaux

    2017-02-17T14:41:12Z

    French carmaker PSA Group plans to modernise its Sochaux plant in the east of the country as part of a €200m ($213m) investment by 2022 that will include the installation of the first press line in France in two decades. A dedicated team has been on site for three years ...

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    Chemicals firm Ineos to start producing new 4x4 off-roader

    2017-02-15T15:19:49Z

    Chemicals company Ineos has confirmed it is to invest “many hundreds of millions” in producing a new 4x4 off-roader. Following a six-month feasibility study, the firm said this week that it saw a gap in the market for an “uncompromising” off-road vehicle, following Jaguar Land Rover’s decision to stop producing ...

  • Volkswagen SUV-Studie Taigun
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    VW starts making Taigun in Portugal; Neptune Lines takes it to Italy

    2017-02-15T15:10:47Z

    Volkswagen has started production of the Taigun subcompact SUV at its AutoEuropa plant in Palmela, Portugal. The carmaker announced last year that its was “significantly expanding” its range of SUVs in a variety of classes and the Taigun, which until now was reported to be in the development phase, is ...

  • GM-Uzbekistan
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    Growing exports lead GM-Uzbekistan to consider plant in Russia

    2017-02-14T15:05:58Z

    Uzbekistan managed to significantly expand its vehicle exports last year, the country’s Ministry of Economy has confirmed, with deliveries to Middle East and Africa markets including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Ghana, Senegal, Somalia and Nigeria. The growth in exports was wholly accounted for by GM-Uzbekistan, the ...

  • Mike Flewitt
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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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    Hirschmann Automotive adopts Axit digital procurement platform

    2017-02-10T12:04:27Z

    Hirschmann Automotive, a tier one supplier of wiring and cable technology, has adopted the AX4 platform from logistics IT provider Axit to manage procurement operations at its main production site in Rankwell, Austria.Axit specialises in cloud-based IT systems for the management of cross-company logistics processes.Up until now, Hirschmann has been ...

  • thyssenkrupp_new_investment_springs_and_stabilizers_plant_in_china_thyssenkrupp
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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 ...

  • Honda Hitachi
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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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    PSA Group to start assembling cars in Kenya again

    2017-02-07T16:00:11Z

    The signing ceremony took place at the Kenyan State House, the president's official residence in Nairobi French carmaker PSA Group is to begin producing Peugeot vehicles in Kenya from June this year. The news marks a return to the East African country for the company, which last assembled Peugeot ...

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    Recticel ‘working with OEMs’ after fire shuts down Czech plant

    2017-02-03T17:12:06Z

    Interior parts manufacturer Recticel Group has said it is cooperating with carmakers after a recent fire and subsequent shutdown at its plant in Most, in the Czech Republic. The Belgian company declared force majeure at the plant on January 22 nd after a serious fire broke out in ...

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    GM job cuts loom in Canada as overlap of Equinox production ends

    2017-02-01T11:24:57Z

    General Motors has issued a notice at its CAMI plant in Canada that could result in the laying off of about 600 employees, according to labour union Unifor. The union said it was informed of the decision by company management earlier this week. The CAMI assembly plant in Ontario has ...

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    GM and Honda plan joint hydrogen fuel cell production by 2020

    2017-01-31T17:11:20Z

    Global carmakers General Motors (GM) and Honda have taken their co-development agreement for fuel cell systems to another level, announcing an agreement targeting production by the start of the next decade. The two companies, which first signed a ‘master collaboration agreement’ in 2013, are to invest a total of $85m ...

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    Priority Freight recognised for crisis-management project

    2017-01-30T12:56:30Z

    Time-critical logistics provider Priority Freight has been recognised with a Specialist Services Award from the British International Freight Association (BIFA) after a complex crisis-management project that involved moving a component production operation from the UK to the US to prevent supplies to numerous carmakers from being suspended. Priority Freight MD ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Werk Bremen: Mercedes-Benz startet Produktion des neuen E-Klasse Coupés
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    Intelligent logistics supports Bremen output for Mercedes-Benz

    2017-01-25T13:03:12Z

    Intelligent logistics and a flexible supply chain are being used to underpin the recently launched production of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé at the OEM’s plant in Bremen, Germany, Daimler has claimed ­­– helping to maintain the site as the most complex globally for its number of variants.Markus Schäfer, member of ...

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    BMW to subcontract additional X1 output to the Netherlands

    2017-01-25T12:37:47Z

    The VDL Nedcar contract manufacturing plant in the Netherlands will start assembly of the BMW X1 this August to serve local and global export markets, sharing output with BMW’s plant in Regensburg in south-east Germany, the carmaker has confirmed. By sharing production of the model at the Dutch plant, close ...

  • PSA CK Birla_opt
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    PSA and CK Birla to start joint production operations in India

    2017-01-25T10:37:40Z

    Carlos Tavares, chairman of the managing board of PSA Group (left), and CK Birla, chairman of the CK Birla Group French carmaker PSA Group and India’s CK Birla group have revealed plans to invest an initial €100m ($107m) for the production of vehicles and powertrains in the state of ...

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    Nissan and Tan Chong Motor begin Sunny assembly in Myanmar

    2017-01-24T17:13:46Z

    Nissan and its partner in Myanmar, Tan Chong Motor, have begun assembling Nissan’s new Sunny model at the latter’s local plant for the first time. The move follows a deal struck between Nissan and Tan Chong in 2013 for the first global vehicle manufacturing project in the country since ...

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    Tesla to build Model 3 powertrains in Nevada

    2017-01-24T10:11:22Z

    Electric car manufacturer Tesla plans to invest $350m in its ‘gigafactory’ in Nevada to allow it to manufacture the drive units for its newest product, the Model 3. In his annual ‘state of the state’ address last week, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval announced the planned investment and said it would ...