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BorgWarner expands US facility with 50 new jobs
BorgWarner is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Oconee County, South Carolina with the US$13.3m investment expected to create 50 new jobs during the next five years. The supplier last announced a South Carolina expansion in ...

Magneti Marelli joins Open Automotive Alliance
Magneti Marelli says it has joined the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a grouping of technology and auto industry leaders committed to making Android solutions available in cars. 'Android Auto' projects apps and services to dashboard screens and is ...

NEVS mulls Trollhättan business plan
The Swedish automaker unveiled it had secured the backing of Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area (THT), in conjunction with the Beijing State Research Information Technology Company (SRIT), with both partners eventually holding around 30 ...

New auto industry plan approved
A NEW industry plan proposed by some of the country's auto manufacturers and parts makers -- and which was drafted together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and its attached agency Board of Investments -- was approved by President ...

Palace OKs road map for automotive industry
President Aquino has approved an executive order providing for the implementation of the long awaited Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program. The implementation of the industry road map is expected to revitalize the Philippine ...

10 notable facts about Indian automobile market
ETAuto analyses a few number related to auto industry that helps in differentiating notions from truth. For example, the recent double digit growth rate of scooters and the strong beginning it had in Indian market, tell a different story than what ...

Anderson Toyota and Universal Technical Institute promote auto industry careers
Anderson Toyota and Universal Technical Institute, a Lisle automotive technician training school, are hosting Future Tech, an event where individuals interested in a career in the growing transportation industry can hear from an employer on the skills, ...

Aquino okays new PH automotive industry plan
MANILA, Philippines – A day before he embarked on his first state visit to Japan, President Benigno Aquino III approved the country's new automotive industry plan aimed at grooming the Philippines as a regional production hub. In preparation for his ...

Ambitious EO to support PHL car parts industry
(Updated 1:06 p.m.) To jumpstart and revitalize the automotive industry, improve its competitiveness and elevate the Philippines into an auto manufacturing hub in the region, President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed Executive Order 182 to implement ...

Q&A: Lear's VP Global Seat Engineering on reinventing seat geometry for the ...
Q&A: Lear's VP Global Seat Engineering on reinventing seat geometry for the ...

NEC to host major new auto industry event
The event is being promoted as a major platform for businesses to strike new deals and expand the auto parts industry in the UK. Automechanika has run in Frankfurt since 1971 and is the world's biggest international trade fair brand for the automotive ...

Charleston coatings business sells automotive, industrial divisions
Quest Specialty Chemicals said the Valspar Corp. finalized the purchase of Quest Automotive Products and Quest Industrial Products on Tuesday. The subsidiaries had a combined $190 million in global sales of specialty coatings for the automotive, ...

Insider Insights: Auto industry CIO on tech, talent and trends (video)
In the latest installment of Insider Insights, CIO.com's Lauren Brousell chats with Barry Cohen, CIO at the Asbury Automotive Group. Brousell met up with Cohen at CIO Perspectives Atlanta and asked him about innovations in automotive technology, how ...

Hyundai humbled as investors abandon auto industry's darling
SEOUL (Bloomberg) -- A year ago, Hyundai Motor Co. analysts were predicting the stock would be breaking record highs by about now. They were wrong. Shares of South Korea's largest carmaker tumbled 10 percent on Tuesday to their lowest close since ...

Auto Industry Racing Ahead on Rising Sales
Rising auto sales in most regions are driving growth in the auto sector. U.S. and China sales are impressive, and the European market is also on the road to recovery. Low oil and gas prices and a string of vehicle launches have kept this space moving ...

Beshear to unveil economic impact of Kentucky auto industry
Steve Beshear is scheduled to announce the results of a study measuring the economic impact of Kentucky's automotive industry. Beshear will make the announcement in Louisville on Wednesday along with Kentucky Automotive Industry Association ...

Jim Robnett, NNG: “The Sourcing Patterns Are Changing in the Automotive ...
Jim Robnett, NNG: “The Sourcing Patterns Are Changing in the Automotive ...

Mixed sentiments on PH automotive industry plan
BETTER FOOTING. The Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers Association of the Philippines says local assemblers and manufacturers can have a better footing in the international arena because of the new auto industry plan. File photo by Chris Schnabel/ ...

PNoy EO on automotive industry elates Toyota
Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) on Wednesday welcomed the recently signed Executive Order (EO) 182 implementing the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program in a bid to grow the parts-making capability of the ...

BlackBerry Bringing Cryptography to Auto Industry
BlackBerry today announced that its subsidiaries QNX and Certicom are working jointly to bring strong cryptography and entity authentication to the automotive industry. QNX Software Systems is an established leader in automotive infotainment and ...

US Auto Industry Fights Against Free Trade Deal
The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement is credited with causing the loss of hundreds of thousands of U.S. auto industry jobs, most of them going to Mexico. It's hardly surprising then that UAW President Dennis Williams would react this way when ...

Report reveals auto industry's big impact on Ky.
The first in-depth study of the economic impact of Kentucky's automotive industry shows that roughly $1 out of every $13 in the state's economy is tied to the industry. "This report underscores what many automotive manufacturers and suppliers have ...

Beshear in Louisville to tout new study on auto industry's fiscal and economic ...
Beshear in Louisville to tout new study on auto industry's fiscal and economic ...

US Auto Industry Fights Against Free Trade Deal
Free trade agreements haven't been kind to unions like the United Auto Workers. The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement is credited with causing the loss of hundreds of thousands of U.S. auto industry jobs, most of them going to Mexico. It's ...

Manufacturing efficiency and fuel economy brings success for Japan auto industry
Take a look around at the global automotive industry today, however, and it's easy to see that our country has gone from a monolith of car production to a mere side player in some respects. For example, not a single American automaker was expected to ...

Kentucky automotive industry contributes $14 billion to state's economy, study ...
Kentucky automotive industry contributes $14 billion to state's economy, study ...

Auto industry in Mexico may face port snarls
In the past two-and-a-half years, car manufacturers including Toyota Motor Corp. and Daimler A.G. have invested or promised $22.6 billion for auto and parts plants, according to the government. That success story, which made the sector the largest ...

TVB Appoints Automotive Industry Executive Steven Sturm to National Business ...
TVB Appoints Automotive Industry Executive Steven Sturm to National Business ...

TVB Names Auto Industry Adviser
“In this newly created role at TVB, Steve will be instrumental in helping grow our core business development capabilities in the important automotive category by establishing relationships with key industry constituents and by developing new ...

This World Environment Day, auto industry hopes for a clear roadmap on ...
This World Environment Day, auto industry hopes for a clear roadmap on ...

Auto industry wants 80% duty exemption on hybrid cars
“With the government's focus on channelling new investments, we believe budget would bring in some favourable clauses for the sector as it will unveil the major blueprint of Auto Industry Development Programme (AIDP-II),” said Foundation Securities ...

The auto industry discriminates against women. So I quit my engineering job to ...
The auto industry discriminates against women. So I quit my engineering job to ...

The auto-repair industry discriminates against women. So I became a mechanic.
This is a major problem for the auto industry and one that it has done very little to fix. Women are the industry's top customers, holding the majority of driver's licenses in the United States and spending more time on the road than men do. They shell ...

Mexico's automotive industry on a roll
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — bizO-Pacheco_Jerry_BizO Mexico's automotive industry is growing rapidly. No, that is an understatement. Mexico's automotive industry is booming. In the past couple of years, no fewer than eight automotive manufacturers have ...

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Vehicle door innovations
In response, Dura Automotive has developed what it claims to be the automotive industry's first power sliding doors for both front and rear entrances that can be featured in any vehicle segment. The supplier uses its so-called InvisiTrak technology to ...

Apple and Google are 'enemies' of the auto industry
The claim comes in a new research note from financial services company Raymond James, after attending an automotive conference discussing challenges and opportunities facing the industry. "This is the first auto conference we have been to," analyst ...

GOP still balks at Obama's successful auto-industry rescue
The success of President Obama's auto-industry rescue was a pretty important issue in the 2012 campaign. It was effectively encoded into the Obama campaign's DNA – “Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive” – and the issue became a ...

COMMENT: Europe's auto sector nervous
EU Finance Ministers breathe a sigh of relief, European money markets stay calm and it's business as usual for Europe's major companies - like those in the auto industry - who are grateful for stability and any sort of economic growth across a region ...

FEI Transport Division, IDA prepare 2 proposals for auto industry strategy
The transportation division at the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) have presented two proposals for an automotive industry strategy to the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Currently, the Ministry of ...

Are Apple And Google Now The Enemies Of The Automotive Industry?
"This is the first auto conference we have been to," analyst Tavis McCourt writes, "where participants in the auto industry finally have come to the conclusion that Google and Apple are not their friends, but ultimately will likely be competitive ...

Automotive industry is evolving. Can suppliers evolve with it?
At the recent Plastics-In-Motion automotive conference held in Dearborn, MI, it became obvious after listening to just the first few speakers that the industry is changing dramatically. Can the processors supplying the automotive industry keep up? And ...

INTERVIEW: Rosalia Simon - Telefonica
CD: I understand the relationships in the telco industry are fairly complex. Could you describe the kinds of alliances Telefonica requires in order to be able to provide the service into the car? RS: In terms of automotive solutions, we have the ...

Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in the Automotive Industry: A Ten-Year ...
Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in the Automotive Industry: A Ten-Year ...

News @ Noon: SCTCC Hosting Camp on Automotive Industry
CLOUD – A new summer camp will give some hands on experience in the automotive industry. The St. Cloud Technical and Community College is hosting the camp for kids ages 12-to-14 next week. Spokeswoman Sandy Fabian says the kids will learn about ...

Ontario names new automotive industry adviser
TORONTO - The former head of Toyota's Canadian operations will chair a new committee that will try to attract more automotive industry investment to Ontario. Ray Tanguay, who recently retired from his role at Toyota Canada, will head the new ...

Automotive industry forum coming to Henderson
On the heels of an economic report detailing the automotive industry's $14.3 billion impact on the state, the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) will bring together industry stakeholders at six regional forums — including in Henderson ...

Car Sales Slow in China's West, Denting Hopes of Global Auto Industry
The global auto industry has, in recent years, been betting on China's west, where they see potential for faster growth than in the more affluent—and car-saturated—cities along the coast and in the country's eastern and southern manufacturing belts ...

What Medtech Could Learn from the Auto Industry
As president of both a medical device contract manufacturer (Trident Manufacturing Inc.) and a supplier of safety critical automotive components (Elgin Die Mold), John Sapiente has a unique perspective on the medical device industry. And as he told me ...

OTHER VOICES: Back to pre-recession auto industry norm
AKRON (June 10, 2015) — It appears that things are back to normal in terms of relations between auto makers and their suppliers. That means that Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. once again are unquestionably the customers of choice for ...

Car Sales Slow in China's West, Denting Hopes of Auto Makers
The global auto industry has, in recent years, been betting on China's west, where they see potential for faster growth than in the more affluent—and car-saturated—cities along the coast and in the country's eastern and southern manufacturing belts ...


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