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Shanghai Motors arrives in downtown Birmingham
Shanghai Automotive Industries Corporation USA unveiled its North American Operations Center at 322 N. Old Woodward. Among the dignitaries at the June 12 inauguration were Gov. Rick Snyder, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Kevin Wale, ...

Celebrating Carroll Shelby and the Shelby Mustang
Automotive Industry Profile Examiner. + Subscribe · Row of original Cobras. ... Although Shelby seemed larger than life, those throughout the industry and even the world are still mourning the loss of the 'king of the aftermarket industry'. View ...

Training spotlight: Automotive repair
He has nearly 40 years of experience in the automotive repair industry and oversees all the auto tech courses at MassBay, one of the leading programs in the country. What would you look for in a training program? I would want to see a direct ...

Chinese automaker opens HQ here
Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp., China's largest automaker, plans to extend its relationships with U.S. suppliers and automakers through an office in Birmingham.SAIC opened its North American headquarters under its North American subsidiary, ...

Domestic auto giants in fracas over foreign technology claims
Reverse engineering is commonly used by domestic carmakers due to their late start in the auto industry and lack of core technologies. Domestic carmakers Geely, Chery and BYD have all been involved in lawsuits over the approach. SAIC published the ...

Thai auto industry export to Europe shrinked in 2012
Federation of Thai Industries FTI's spokesman for the Automotive Industry Club Surapong Paisitpattanapong said on Saturday that the FTI has been keeping a close eye on the auto exports to Europe, after trade shrunk more than 29 percent during the ...

Manufacturing company serving automotive industry remains in Michigan home ...
Manufacturing company serving automotive industry remains in Michigan home ...

MarketsandMarkets: Global Aerogel Market Worth $1379.6 Million by 2017
DALLAS, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- According to a new market research report, "Aerogel Market by Form and Application (Building Insulation, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial & Cryogenic) - Global Trends and Forecasts up till ...

Fisker Names Auto-Industry Veteran Yost as New CFO
Fisker Automotive Inc. named auto-industry veteran James Yost as the new chief financial officer of the luxury electric-vehicle maker. Mr. Yost, who left Dana Holding Corp. (DANA) last month, had been CFO of the maker of axles and thermal-management ...

International Automobile Culture Festival to be held in Shanxi
Local residents will enjoy a show of luxury cars during the International Automobile Culture Festival on August 23-26 in Datong, an ancient city in Shanxi province. The festival is sponsored by the local government and China National Automotive ...

Global Automotive Radiators Industry
... Automotive Radiators Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092456/Global-Automotive-Radiators-Industry.html #utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Machine_TThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Radiators in ...

Isuzu Philippines transform operations with Oracle automotive industry solutions
Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC), a leader in diesel-powered commercial vehicles, has chosen Oracle automotive industry solutions to achieve management excellence and address complex business processes. IPC has set out to integrate multiple business ...

Good and bad signs for the local automotive industry
I recently attended the press conference launching the Fourth Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and to be held on August 16 to 19. A total of 13 car companies ...

Auto industry the silver lining in gloomy economy
There may be plenty of reasons to worry about the U.S. economy: Weak jobs numbers, poor housing starts and a European economic crisis that threatens to spill across the Atlantic. But based on June sales numbers, the American auto industry is not one of ...

US auto industry dodges a weak month
Stronger than expected results buoyed an industry badly in need of some victories. By Doron Levin, contributor FORTUNE -- U.S. auto sales, a fundamental measure of consumer confidence, rose 22% in June -- led by a rebounding Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota ...

Australia new vehicle sales up 17.1 pct in June-industry
The Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries said total vehicle sales in June were 112566, compared to 96157 in the same month of 2011. Sales in June were up 14.7 percent on May, with June typically a strong month as dealers cut prices for ...

Ixonos Experience Store(TM) for Automotive: A Customisable Digital Content ...
Ixonos Experience Store(TM) for Automotive: A Customisable Digital Content ...

Global CFD Market in Automotive Industry 2011 to 2015 - Latest Report
Press Release issued Jul 4, 2012: The Global CFD market in the Automotive Industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is increased need for next-generation ...

Automotive Industries Assocation of Canada to Manage Heavy Duty Distributor ...
Automotive Industries Assocation of Canada to Manage Heavy Duty Distributor ...

Auto Sales in June Provided Bright Spot for US Economy
The U.S. auto industry shrugged off a weakening labor market and waning consumer confidence in June, surpassing analysts' estimates and completing the best first half for vehicle sales since 2008. General Motors Co. (GM) (GM), Ford Motor Co. and ...

Local Part Makers Urge Decisive Gov't Action On Auto Industry Program
In addition, MVMAP has urged the government must also look into helping fast track the approval of pending legislative bills that would aid the sunrise industries in the local auto market such as the Alternative Fuel Vehicles bill that would help grow ...

Aerogel Market by Form and Application (Building Insulation, Oil & Gas ...
Aerogel Market by Form and Application (Building Insulation, Oil & Gas ...

Amendment to Kentucky Jobs Retention Act to Encourage Investment, Job ...
Amendment to Kentucky Jobs Retention Act to Encourage Investment, Job ...

GM factory closing a minor step in fixing Europe's auto industry
PARIS - General Motors' move to shutter the first German car factory since World War II addresses only a fraction of the supply ...

Aftershocks in automotive industry
It was just a question of when. Even as the current Ford Philippines president Randy Krieger took over local operations more than a year ago, the writing was already on the wall. Firstly, local sales alone could not sustain the immense capital needed ...

DuPont Introduces Japan Innovation Center
Learning from the automotive center's success, DuPont developed the concept of an innovation center with a broadened focus beyond the automotive industry to multiple industries, such as agriculture, food, packaging, electronic materials, alternative ...

Obama Speaks on Auto Industry
“When the American auto industry was on the brink of collapse, and more than 1 million jobs were on the line, Romney said we should let Detroit go bankrupt, I refuse to turn my back on communities like this one. That Chrysler plant up the road is ...

Auto Sales Approach Pre-Crisis Level - Analyst Blog
With this, the auto industry also completed the best first half of the year since 2008. The key factors that drove auto sales during the month include lower gas prices, low interest rates and, above all, strong pent-up demand. Merchandising promotions ...

Bentley sales up 32% worldwide as automotive industry continues to grow
More good news for graduates considering careers in the automotive industry: Bentley has reported a 32% increase in sales worldwide in its half-year results just released. Meanwhile, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced ...

Research and Markets: Global CFD Market in Automotive Industry 2011-2015
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global CFD Market in Automotive Industry 2011-2015" report to their offering. 'Global CFD Market in Automotive Industry 2011-2015' TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global CFD market in the ...

No longer just a cog in the machine
For Pan and for countless observers of the decline of the US and European auto industries, the recent cooperation is not only an indication that Chinese auto parts manufacturers are getting a leg up in the global industry, but that the mergers and ...

Editorial: Wave a flag for the auto industry, too
As Americans celebrate the United States' independence this week, they often reflect on certain figures that represent their country -- their forefathers, the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the soldiers who have fought and died to protect ...

AP Interview: Folsom: Airbus impact like Mercedes
"I believe Alabama has the opportunity to build on the economic foundation of the aviation and aerospace industry — just like what we've done with the automotive industry," he said. Alabama's aviation and aerospace industry already provides 36000 ...

More electronics, more business, and more problems ahead?
The genuine evolution in the automotive industry may not be electric vehicles, but rather, smart cars. Features commonly seen in science-fiction movies such as automatic parking, remote control via smartphone apps and built-in WiFi are now offered in ...

4 Auto Stocks Moving On Impressive June Sales
Recently, Ford went up 2.24% to over $9 and General Motors is up 5.62 to about $21, showing us that out of these two major players on the stock market in the automotive industry, General Motors is still in the lead. That being said, Ford still has the ...

France eyes structural change to save auto sector
PARIS (Reuters) - France will not let its auto industry collapse and plans to unveil structural measures to help the struggling sector stay afloat, French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said on Sunday, as the threat of closure looms over a major ...

Davies upbeat about SA auto industry
Speaking at the official opening of the Toyota Ses'fikile taxi assembly line at Toyota South Africa Motors' manufacturing facility at Prospecton, Durban, on Friday, Davies expressed his satisfaction that government interaction with the industry had ...

Davies upbeat about SA auto industry
Independent Newspapers. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi. The South African automotive industry has a promising future with upward growth momentum‚ Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says. Speaking at the official ...

The Automotive Industry Is Heading to the Promising Future - Minister Davies
The automotive industry is heading to the promising future, emboldened by an upward growth momentum. This was said by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies. He was speaking at the R70 million investment official opening of the Toyota ...

Extra £250m investment in Mini manufacturing boosts car industry
The UK automotive industry had yet another positive announcement today, as BMW Group revealed that it is to invest a further £250m in Mini manufacturing. The funding is in addition to a £500m investment announced in 2011. It will support Mini sites in ...

Another Automobile Industry Project In Hungary, This Time In Veszprém
Continental Automotive Hungary will create 150 new jobs in the town of Veszprém. The company has extended its manufacturing floor space by virtue of a project worth HUF 2.8 billion which was inaugurated on Friday. The Government supported the ...

Experts urge to spur electric car industry
BEIJING -- Experts have said that the next ten years will be critical for China's electric car industry and urged greater efforts to boost the industry development. They made the comments as the 2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report was ...

June Automotive Sales Gain 25%
CAMPI, however, said that because of the improved supply situation and stable economy in the country sales have improved significantly. The local automotive industry continues to exceed monthly forecasts and perform better than expected because of ...

Auto industry braces for union strikes
Unionized workers at local automotive companies are gearing up for a massive general strike in the coming weeks, with the largest Hyundai Motor Union expected to join the plan, the first in four years. The Korean Metal Workers Union, which includes the ...

Johnson Electric Launches Automotive Door Lock Gear Motors
PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Electric today announced a door lock motor product line for the automotive industry. This new line of gear motors delivers the highest performance with the lowest power budget. An innovative hybrid worm gear technology has been ...

Auto industry, gov't should get their act together
When Randy Krieger arrived in Manila in May 2010 to assume the presidency of Ford Group Philippines (FGP), no one could have known that, two years later, he would suddenly announce the shutdown of the Ford assembly plant in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, by the ...

STMicro Inside Volkswagen Is Next Best Thing for Chipmaker: Tech
As Geneva-based STMicroelectronics and Germany's Infineon Technology AG tie their future more closely to the automotive industry, they are developing semiconductors and sensors that boost engine power, monitor speed and correct steering when cars ...

Research and Markets: China Automotive Industry 1H12: SAIC Motor and Beiqi ...
Research and Markets: China Automotive Industry 1H12: SAIC Motor and Beiqi ...

Auto mechanic redefined; NASCAR Tech celebrates 10 years
Since its opening, NASCAR Tech has graduated thousands of students, with most graduates finding work in the motorsports and automotive industries. Specialized programs are offered within the motorsports industry and NASCAR racing teams, providing ...

Analyzing Lear Corporation's Expected Sales Figures
As Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) investors know, the automotive industry is cyclical and closely tied to GDP growth. Additionally, many economists use global auto sales growth as a leading indicator of global growth, reasoning that there is a strong ...


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