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German Auto Industry Counts on Hedging as Euro Strengthens
FRANKFURT—Germany's leading auto makers said on Friday they are hedged comfortably against major currencies, as the euro's continued gains against the dollar and yen threaten to squeeze the export-oriented sector's profit margins and blunt its ...

German Auto Industry Counts on Hedging As Euro Strengthens
Germany's leading auto makers Friday said they are comfortably hedged against major currencies as the euro's continued gains against the dollar and Japanese yen threaten to squeeze the export-oriented auto sector's profit margins and blunt its ...

Lisa Knasiak: Library examining aspects of automotive industry
Do you know what a carburetor does? Would you like to meet a real race car driver or design a paint job for a Maserati? Broadview Public Library is in the midst of hosting a four-week program called Car Mania. Each Tuesday at 7 p.m., a different aspect ...

Auto industry begins 2013 begins with high note
With new model-year and redesigned vehicles arriving on the market, dealerships are anxious to make deals on existing inventory. Local automakers reported a solid January on the heels of a report from Kelley Blue Book that predicted total national ...

Prabowo dreams of homegrown auto industry
“We have all the necessary requirements to build an automotive industry but we still choose to import vehicles from abroad instead of fostering an industry ourselves,” Prabowo said in a meeting organized by the Indonesia Muslim Scholars Association ...

2013 Super Bowl ads: Auto industry going sexy, funny
kate-upton-super-bowl-commercial-2013-covered-up. Mercedes-Benz took Kate Upton, Usher and William Dafoe to show what the 'Soul' of the new CLA. Screenshot. DETROIT, MI- Super Bowl XLVII is less than 12 just hours away, and MLive.com has you ...

AUTO FOCUS: Communication critical to global auto industry
The automotive industry has increasingly become an environment that requires a great deal of interaction between native English-speaking and international personnel. Within our client base, for example, there is a foreign-owned supplier with U.S ...

India shows interest in SA's automotive industry
Indian automotive components companies hoping to invest in SA may initially have to settle for a subsidiary role in the local industry. Virendra Gupta, India's high commissioner to SA, says there are plentiful opportunities for Indian companies to ...

M&A outlook for global auto industry weakens, survey says
DETROIT -- Due to a lack of confidence in the global business environment, the percentage of automotive companies planning to pursue acquisitions within a year fell to 19 percent, according to an Ernst & Young survey. That's the lowest point in the ...

The Big 3 and the Paradigm shift of US Auto Industry
The Big 3 – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler have always ruled the roost in the history of American automotive Industry. It began in the 1890′s in the US and grew to become one of the largest industries in the world, with high demand from consumers ...

How Twitter-verse viewed the auto industry's Super Bowl spots
They filled TV screens with space babies, tractors and alpacas in hopes of making a positive impression on more than 100 million potential customers watching the Super Bowl. In the best-case scenario, they would steal the evening just as Chrysler did ...

Monday Metric: Re-Thinking “Lean” In The Automotive Industry
This week's analysis focuses on the impact of lean adoption on inventory levels in automotive industry. Creating and unlocking value in an organization starts with knowing precisely where things stand, and where the opportunities for improvement lie ...

Aluminium attracts automotive industry in the GCC
The growth in Aluminium output in the region has coincided with a shift in the Automotive industry, away from iron and steel car components to lighter Aluminium in a bid to lower the fuel consumption of vehicles. In 1975, the average Aluminium content ...

Infinity Contact Will Attend the Largest Automotive Industry Event of the Year
Infinity Contact, the sales agency of record for automotive and dealers, today announced attendance at the 2013 NADA Convention, the "automotive industry event of the year." Held in Orlando, Florida on February 8-11, the NADA Convention showcases ...

Lexus technologies inspire auto industry
MUSCAT — Lexus has gained a huge reputation for introducing innovative technologies in their vehicles. Many of them easily manage to do two things – impress its user and inspire the industry. A number of Lexus components either introduced the world to ...

Force and Torque Testing for the Automotive Industry
Mecmesin has announced the release of a new brochure showcasing the force and torque testing solutions the company offers automotive component suppliers and OEM vehicle manufacturers. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share ...

Has Haryana's auto industry run its course?
For three decades, more than half the vehicles – two-wheelers as well as cars – sold in the country have come from five factories in the industrial belt of Gurgaon and Manesar in Haryana. Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, has one factory ...

Auto industry bullish
The local automotive industry needs at least P41 billion in new investments from 2016 to 2019 to enable the sector to compete with car imports. The draft of Philippine automotive industry policy assumes that the industry will infuse new investments ...

BMW quits industry group testing safety of new car refrigerant
BMW stepped down on Wednesday from its role in an automotive industry research programme investigating the safety of a potential new air conditioning refrigerant, disagreeing with the test methods employed. Picture taken on March 23, 2012 shows an ...

Govt favours car makers over taxpayers: former auto industry leader
Bill Scales, the former chairman of the Automotive Industry Authority, has said the refusal of the government to release automotive subsidy figures is a big step backward. Scales, who is now the chancellor of Swinburne University, told The Australian ...

Mexico seen as threat to Southeast auto industry
The experts say Mexico has recently replaced the Southeast as the North American region with the fastest-growing automotive industry, drawing $11 billion in investment over 2010, 2011 and 2012, compared with $7.5 billion for the Southeast over the same ...

Automotive industry roadmap out in two months
A roadmap for the development of the country's automotive sector is set to be released in about two months, though the government is still mulling ways to lower vehicle prices, a ranking Trade official told reporters Thursday. “We are still consulting ...

LOCAL JOBS: Automotive Industry, RNs, CNAs, Administration, Sales, Shift ...
LOCAL JOBS: Automotive Industry, RNs, CNAs, Administration, Sales, Shift ...

Army partners with industry for vehicle efficiencies
The Army is partnering with the automotive industry and others in an effort to jump-start the development of more energy-saving and high-performance vehicles, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and ...

Syracuse AutoExpo to showcase newest fads in automotive industry
One of the cars that drew attention at the 14th Annual Syracuse Automobile Dealers Association Charity Preview event was this 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Attendees gathered around the car in this February 2012 file photo. (Photo by John Berry | The ...

Auto industry sees 10% growth
Vehicle assemblers and importers expect industry-wide sales to post double-digit growth this year given the improving economic conditions and the expected release soon of a development road map for the automotive industry. Officials of the Chamber of ...

Comics get last laughs with auto industry's Super Bowl ad blitz
It has nothing to do with Chrysler until the end, when the voiceover concludes: "And God said, 'Granted, the American agricultural industry has evolved into a manufacturing giant that's more like Wal-mart than a mom-and-pop store. And it's backed by ...

Automotive industry: Innovation driven by electronics
High-end electronics provide drivers and passengers with in-car navigation and entertainment and information delivered over a wireless network. In fact, many car buyers today care more about the infotainment technologies embedded in the dashboard than ...

Equifax Expands Industry-Leading Automotive Services Finance Team With ...
Equifax Expands Industry-Leading Automotive Services Finance Team With ...

Equifax Expands Industry-Leading Automotive Services Finance Team with ...
Equifax Expands Industry-Leading Automotive Services Finance Team with ...

ADP Delivers the Automotive Industry's First Completely Electronic End-to-End ...
ADP Delivers the Automotive Industry's First Completely Electronic End-to-End ...

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India's Automotive Industry Will Accelerate Growth for CPM-D Systems
The global recession had a marginal impact on industrial companies in India, which experienced slight demand dips. However, after the recovery in 2010, the Collaborative Production Management for Discrete (CPM-D) market in India, which includes MES, ...

French auto industry faces moment of truth
PARIS (Reuters) - The gravity of the French auto industry's crisis will be underlined this week by weak results at PSA Peugeot Citroen and Renault , boosting pressure on both for tougher cost-cutting moves. France's mass-market car brands are suffering ...

VW's global car will change the industry forever
Some of the best minds in modern technology migrate to the automotive industry every year. From software to design, aerodynamics to aesthetics, the art and science of building cars is something that is in a constant state of flux. There have been ...

Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook
The Asian countries, especially China and India, are expected to account for 40% of growth in the auto industry over the next five to seven years being the rapidly growing economies. According to Global Insight -- a U.S. based provider of economic and ...

Protect auto industry, new minister urged
Auto industry experts urged Ontario's new economic development minister to stem the flow of auto jobs from the province. “The big challenge is to make sure we keep what we have now,” said Tony Faria, professor emeritus of business at the University of ...

ETCO Incorporated Joins Automotive Industry Action Group
ETCO Incorporated announced today that it has joined the Automotive Industry Action Group. The Automotive Industry Action Group is a not for profit association that seeks to make manufacturing processes more efficient, collaborative and standardized ...

Volkswagen Will Change the Automotive Industry Forever
Due to Volkswagen's strategic planning and persistent commitment to their market, they are preparing to invest a $70 billion into a concept that will change the automotive industry forever. Many of the other big name manufacturers are secretly ...

Another good year for the auto industry
Fe Agudo, CAMPI president Rommel Gutierrez and BOI Executive Director Lucita P. Reyes are all smiles after a lively open forum on the auto industry at the third Usapan AAP. photo by aida sevilla-mendoza. What a coincidence! Last Thursday morning, when ...

Has Volkswagen discovered the Holy Grail of the auto industry?
BERLIN/DETROIT — Ulrich Hackenberg isn't yet a household name, but if Volkswagen's US$70-billion bet on his big idea pays off, he may join the likes of Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan and Taiichi Ohno in the canon of auto industry pioneers. Since the heyday ...

Firm predicts slow but steady auto industry growth
ORLANDO—The double-digit sales increases notched by the U.S. auto industry since 2009 will give way to slower but steady growth through 2015, J.D. Power and Associates predicts. Sales should grow percent this year, to 15.1 million, followed by 4 ...

Lexus leads as auto industry quality better than ever: survey
"The continuous improvement in long-term dependability means consumers should have more confidence in three-year-old vehicles, whether they are keeping their current vehicle or shopping for a used car," David Sargent, vice president of global ...

Lexus leads as auto industry quality better than ever
The industry's cars, introduced in 2009 when the sector was hitting a 28-year sales low during the recession, saw a 5 percent improvement in quality, falling to 126 problems per 100 vehicles from 132 last year, according to the J.D. Power and ...

Hedge Funds bullish about the auto industry
Recently Marcato Capital Management, a fund managed by Richard McGuire, reported owning just over 5 million shares of Lear (NYSE:LEA) , a $5.2 billion market cap auto parts manufacturer. Specifically, Lear focuses on seat systems and electrical ...

Worthington Industries Rebounds With Auto Sector
Worthington Industries (WOR) processes steel for the auto, construction, aerospace and hardware industries. The company also makes hand torches, steel pallets and scuba, propane and other tanks. Faced with tight times in '09, Worthington slashed the ...

Female engineers still scarce in auto industry
The reasons for the scarcity of female engineers in the auto industry are varied and complex. The recession had a particularly chilling effect on U.S. automakers – GM and Chrysler both filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection – which led to job ...

Automotive Industries (AI) Announces the Release of AI's Latest Issue, Volume ...
Automotive Industries (AI) Announces the Release of AI's Latest Issue, Volume ...

The end of boring: Auto industry has reinvented itself
Here's what the 2013 Toronto auto show – officially the Canadian International Auto Show, but who are we kidding with that grandiose title? – tells us about today's auto world: the end of the boring, traditional, mainstream passenger car powered ...

Business as usual for the auto industry
DURING the recent “Usapan AAP,” a media forum held at the Automobile Association Philippines headquarters on Edsa, Greenhills, San Juan City, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (Campi) and the Association of Vehicle ...


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