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Domestic car sales for November show signs of revival for auto industry
Major car makers Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda and Toyota on Monday reported good car sales for November showing signs of revival in auto industry, even as some others faced sluggish demand due to weak consumer sentiment. General Motors ...

GUEST EDITORIAL: On the auto industry
Tennessee has become an automotive industry powerhouse over the past three decades, with three major manufacturing plants and about 1,000 parts suppliers. The industry employs more than 115,000 Tennesseans and its collective payroll puts about $6 ...

Automobile industry to recover in 2015
The automotive industry is expected to experience yet another transitional period in early 2016 once the new excise tax takes effect and car markers commence production under phase two of the eco-car scheme, says Industry Minister Chakramon ...

Dev Tool Knowledge: Must for Automotive Engineers
Since 2012, the automotive industry has seen an increasing demand for automotive engineers. An article from Bloomberg on August 14, 2012 stated that the shelf life of an auto engineer looking for a job in Michigan was three days; that additional pay ...

Kettering University named among 5 colleges in U.S. for auto industry job prep
FLINT, MI -- Kettering University is one of five universities across the country to be featured in a recent Automobile Magazine article about careers in the industry. The article, entitled "So you want to break into the automotive industry," highlights ...

Auto Industry Analyst Predicts Decline of the Two-Car Household
In the U.S., says KPMG, car sharing companies like Zipcar, on-demand car services like Uber, and even bike-share will eat away at the percentage of households owning multiple vehicles, especially in major cities. Today, 57 percent of American ...

Automotive Industry Producing Record Volumes in 3D Printing, Worth $1.1 ...
Automotive Industry Producing Record Volumes in 3D Printing, Worth $1.1 ...

AA: Win the Auto Industry Through Alcoa
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high on Tuesday after the top six automakers beat expectations for November auto sales. Last month, 1.3 million cars were sold in the U.S., a 4.6% improvement over November 2013. Interestingly enough ...

Industrial robots moving to sectors beyond the automotive industry
Having conquered automotive manufacturing, the latest industrial robots are about to capture other industrial sectors that, to date, have remained undeveloped. Opportunities are huge. Even in those countries where the application of robotics is at its ...

Fuel Economy, New Laws Driving Windsor's Future Auto Industry: Report
A new report by a local job research centre showcases the future of Windsor's auto market with a focus on emerging technical jobs and new legislation pushing fuel economy and industry improvements. Workforce WindsorEssex released Driving the ...

Report says auto industry has bright future
A year-long study by Workforce Windsor-Essex suggests the future is bright for the local automotive industry. The report, which includes testimony from employers and industry insiders, says they are optimistic about growth in the auto sector. Local ...

Auto Industry Analyst Predicts Decline of the Two-Car Household
In the U.S., says KPMG, car sharing companies like Zipcar, on-demand car services like Uber, and even bike-share will eat away at the percentage of households owning multiple vehicles, especially in major cities. Today, 57 percent of American ...

Honda's Canada Expansion is Big Boost for Auto Industry
When Honda (IW 1000/29) announced last month that it was investing $857 million at its Alliston operations, it was a welcome sign to Ontario's automotive industry. “Ontario's auto sector has shown tremendous resilience,” says Julie Washburn, Team Lead ...

Honda's Canada Expansion is Big Boost for Auto Industry
When Honda (IW 1000/29) announced last month that it was investing $857 million at its Alliston operations, it was a welcome sign to Ontario's automotive industry. “Ontario's auto sector has shown tremendous resilience,” says Julie Washburn, Team Lead ...

GM Could Pull Back From Ontario, Auto Analyst Says
Investment in plants and equipment by the Canadian automotive industry is in the range of $1.5 billion annually, down from an average of at least $3 billion each year during the early 2000s, according to a recent study from the Canadian Automotive ...

No more auto bailouts
As a condition of the bailout, GM agreed to continue producing 16% of its vehicles in Canada until 2016. That date is fast approaching, and on Wednesday, auto-industry analyst Joe McCabe warned that he expects GM to significantly scale back its ...

Alcoa Targets Auto Industry With New Aluminum Process
Alcoa Inc. said on Thursday it has developed a new way of making aluminum sheet for the auto industry, the latest big-ticket investment by a metals supplier as car makers look to meet tough new fuel-efficiency standards with lighter vehicles. New York ...

AFG looks at the future of the automotive industry
The very vibrant Automotive Focus Group (AFG) held another of their discussion/networking evenings, this time at the Hilton Hotel. With around 60 registrants, these networking evenings have proved invaluable to auto industry professionals, and it was ...

Auto industry to create 50000 jobs as it 'reshores' production
88pc of UK auto companies plan to create jobs over the next two years. - 68pc intend to enter new territories, with western Europe, North America and the Far East/Asia their top targets. - 63pc are planning to develop low-carbon or electric vehicles ...

Automotive industry to create 50000 UK jobs
The automotive industry is poised to create an estimated 49,635 new jobs over the next two years as manufacturers bring production back to Britain, according to a new study by Lloyds Bank published today. The bank's report, Fuelling Growth, which ...

Automotive industry set to create 18000 new Midlands jobs claims report
THE automotive industry is poised to create more than 18,600 new jobs in the Midlands over the next two years as manufacturers bring production back to Britain, according to a new study by Lloyds Bank.The bank's report, Fuelling Growth, which surveyed ...

Motor ombudsman gets more teeth
The Motor Industry Ombudsman of South Africa (MIOSA), which has been resolving disputes between motorists and automotive companies for the last 14 years, has been given more teeth. From January 17, all automotive companies will be obliged to adhere ...

Barry Moore named Retailer of the Year
Recent recipients of the award include Pat and Bobbi Heaney, who own the high-end Mango Salon in Richmond's West End; Donnie Caffery, owner of Good Foods Grocery; Mark Smith, who owns the local Midas Auto Service Experts locations; Lisa McSherry ...

Falling Gas Prices a Boon And Bane For Auto Industry
That's good news for the auto industry, which makes far more profits on vehicles like the Mustang and the full-size Ram pickup than on the subcompacts, hybrids and battery-electric vehicles that were gaining ground a year ago, when $4 a gallon seemed ...

British auto industry to create 50000 new jobs: survey
Britain's automotive industry is poised to create almost 50,000 new jobs over the next two years, a study published Friday revealed. Much of the expected investment in the auto sector will be fuelled by companies returning outsourced production back ...

On-shoring drive set to create over 18000 Midlands automotive jobs
“The sector's growth in recent years, particularly in the Midlands, has made the automotive industry the 'jewel in the crown' of the nation's economy, and this looks set to continue with thousands of new jobs predicted to be created. “It is ...

This Fidelity Fund Rolls Along With The Auto Industry
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) and Chrysler Group LLC notched outstanding November sales numbers in the U.S., while Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) posted a year-over-year decline. Ford's sales drop was largely due to inventory management ...

FG, Japan Partner on Recycling Initiatives for Auto Industry
Speaking at a technical meeting between officials of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment Ministry and those of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on the development of automobile supplier parks in Nigeria, the Permanent ...

New study shows 'auto industry not dead'
“The auto industry is a viable career for people,” said Gregg, project manager of the recently released study. Demand for workers is being driven by factors, including current and future industry trends, such as automation, connected vehicle technology ...

How Mahindra & Mahindra came to dominate the Indian automotive industry
(The automotive and farm equipment business accounts for close to 66 percent of its overall revenues.) Also, the company has become the largest tractor manufacturer in the world apart from dominating the Indian SUV market in which almost every major ...

Alcoa initiates new technology targeting automobile industry
WASHINGTON (Scrap Monster): Alcoa, declared that, the company has come up with a brand new way of producing aluminum sheets, completely based on the automobile industry, as recently, most of all the car manufacturing companies are looking forward ...

YouTube & The Automotive Industry: BMW Laps the Competition with 4.8 Billion ...
YouTube & The Automotive Industry: BMW Laps the Competition with 4.8 Billion ...

Mexico's auto expansion sparking opportunities for plastics industry
MEXICO CITY — With a growing number of automakers opening light vehicle assembly operations in Mexico, opportunities for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers in the country are multiplying, industry insiders say. The plastics industry seems destined to be among the ...

The New Humanetics Obese Crash Test Dummy Offers the Automotive Industry ...
The New Humanetics Obese Crash Test Dummy Offers the Automotive Industry ...

Recall Wrap-Up: Callbacks Continue to Plague the Auto Industry
We're so close to bidding 2014 goodbye, and with it the seemingly-endless roll out of automotive recalls and callbacks. After General Motors started off the year in one of the toughest ways imaginable, almost every other auto maker in the world fell in ...

Aluminum Gains Popularity in Auto Industry
This technology will unlock the next generation of automotive products with strength, formability, and surface quality combinations never before possible.” The process should be available sometime around 2018 and will increase even more the auto ...

Automotive Industry Creates 7 Rules to Protect Driver Data
In November, two industry trade groups, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers, responded to these concerns with a self-imposed set of privacy and transparency regulations meant to keep carmakers in check and ...

Consumer Reports: Where is my spare tire?
A common complaint is that a car's head restraint nudges the driver's head too far forward for comfort. The reason for ... Blame tightened federal safety standards and insurance-industry efforts aimed at reducing whiplash injuries caused by rear-end ...

The Marketing Corner: Automotive Industry Update
As we watch the automotive industry transform itself, we find that it is also revamping its advertising practices and spending. Digital is becoming increasing important. Successful manufacturers have decoded the DNA of this medium (digital) in order to ...

Aluminum Gains Popularity In Auto Industry
Low Crude Oil prices are igniting vehicle sales. And those old, American favorites – sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks – are becoming popular again. Increased sale have, in turn, spurred greater demand of certain metals. I already covered the ...

2014: Year of two-wheelers for Indian auto industry
Terming 2014 a mixed bag for the automobile industry, Sumit Sawhney, chief executive and managing director of Renault India, told that while there has been a sea change in the consumer sentiment with a gradually improving economic climate in the ...

Two-wheelers boost auto industry growth in 2014
The growth story for the Indian automobile industry in 2014 rode on the two-wheeler segment and not on passenger cars or commercial vehicles, as high interest rates and a stuttering manufacturing industry kept a check on demand. The year also saw ...

Smuggling Stalls Growth of Colombia's Auto Industry
The trade in contraband auto parts alone costs the Colombian automotive sector an estimated $2.3 billion a year, representing over one-third of 2013 sales, Colombia's auto-parts industry association ASOPARTES estimates. The contraband trade “generates ...

Two-wheeler industry in 2014: Two-wheelers drive the automobile industry growth
The growth story for the Indian automobile industry in 2014 rode on the two-wheeler segment and not on passenger cars or commercial vehicles, as high interest rates and a stuttering manufacturing industry kept a check on demand. The year also saw ...

Auto industry drives US factory output
SMYRNA – Nissan's Smyrna manufacturing facility is producing vehicles at an accelerated rate thanks to increases in market share. "The Smyrna plant is the largest producing automotive assembly plant in North America through November," said Justin Saia, ...

Auto industry urges London rethink on Ultra Low Emission Zone
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has called for a rethink on the current proposals for an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London. In an open letter to the Mayor of London, the SMMT welcomes plans from Transport for London (TfL), ...

The booming automotive industry in Asia
Looking at the growth numbers of the automotive industry in Asia, we see that in 2013 Asia sales pulled equal or even overtook (depending on the source) with sales in the NAFTA and Europe area combined. Global sales of new cars mounted to 2.6 cars per ...

Aluminum Gains Popularity in Auto Industry
This technology will unlock the next generation of automotive products with strength, formability, and surface quality combinations never before possible.” The process should be available sometime around 2018 and will increase even more the auto ...

Global Polyisobutylene Market Led by Booming Automotive Industry ...
Global Polyisobutylene Market Led by Booming Automotive Industry ...

Why Campaign Measurement Falls Short -- And Why Automotive Industry Is Best ...
Why Campaign Measurement Falls Short -- And Why Automotive Industry Is Best ...


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