All steel articles

  • Juncker_Trump
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    Vehicle makers grapple with cost of trade wars

    2018-08-01T14:53:06Z

    Carmakers are faced with shifting production, higher purchase costs, lower profits and the possibility of raising the price of their products as a consequence of the continuing global trade conflict. Volvo Cars of Sweden is shifting production of its XC60 SUV for the US market from China to Europe to ...

  • steel_parkTata
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    New wave of protectionism threatens the automotive sector

    2017-03-02T16:29:32Z

    India, Japan, the US and the UK are among those that seem to be adopting more protectionist measures in their international relations, and even the EU appears to be getting in on the act now… all of which seems likely to have some serious implications for international vehicle and parts ...

  • Gestamp_ceremony_Japan_web
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    Gestamp to build parts stamping plant closer to customers in Japan

    2017-02-23T17:39:28Z

    Spanish automotive parts maker Gestamp is investing an initial €37m ($39m) to build its first plant in Japan for the supply of hot stamped parts to the domestic market. Hot stamping is a method of forming ultra high strength steel into complex shapes using heated blanks resulting in lighter components. ...

  • steelframing
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    Kobelco goes local to remain global

    2016-06-27T12:16:06Z

    Japanese metal products manufacturer Kobelco is adopting a new strategy as it seeks to keep its automotive parts supply chain as quick and slick as possible... Japanese industrial group Kobelco is ‘moving abroad’ along with its carmaker and other customers by increasingly investing overseas, cutting time and cost out of ...

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    British carmakers prepare for possible steel supply disruption

    2016-06-03T10:35:48Z

    Vehicle manufacturers in the UK have begun drawing up contingency plans to cater for possible disruption to steel supplies in the wake of uncertainty over the future of Tata Steel UK. It follows a statement by the Tata Group at the end of March that it had decided to exit ...

  • Aichi_Steel
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    Toyota supplier restarts production at explosion-hit plant

    2016-03-23T12:15:01Z

    Toyota-affiliated Aichi Steel resumed operations at its Chita plant in central Japan on Monday (March 21st) after a two-month outage for repairs. The plant was hit by an explosion in January that affected the No.2 Bar Mill Shop building and as a consequence of the resulting cut in steel components, ...

  • Dawson_0752
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    AV Dawson managing quality steel supply to Nissan Sunderland

    2015-08-19T13:53:35Z

    The flow of steel coil into Nissan’s UK plant in Sunderland (NMUK) is under tighter quality and service level control than ever, thanks to a new automotive steel warehouse opened this year by multimodal logistics contractor AV Dawson of Middlesbrough. AV Dawson is a third-generation family-owned company with logistics assets ...