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North East motor industry launches project to tackle skills shortage
It is chaired by Matt Boyle, president and chief executive of fast-growing Gateshead-based Sevcon, which makes motor controllers for electric and hybrid vehicles, who said: “We are looking to attract 2,000 new people into the industry every year and it ...

Auto industry execs get together in Bridestone golf tournament for a cause
bridgestone-golf PHILIPPINE Allied Enterprises Corporation, the exclusive distributor of Bridgestone in the country, recently held its first golf invitational, a fund-raising tournament, participated by key automotive personalities at Sta. Elena Golf ...

Mercedes-Benz fined for price fixing: automotive industry at stake
On April 23 2015 the Jiangsu Price Bureau – the provincial branch of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) – announced on its website that it had imposed a fine of Rmb350 million ($56.49 million) on German automobile manufacturer ...

Scott Sturgis / Driver's Seat: Female technicians going full throttle in ...
Scott Sturgis / Driver's Seat: Female technicians going full throttle in ...

Jobless Malaysians 'small price' for competitive car industry, Dr M says
Tun Dr Mahatir says competition should be measured against objects at a level playing field and argued that Malaysia's industrial capacity is yet to be on par with Japan, Korea, China or Germany. ― File picKUALA LUMPUR, July 2 ― In a backhanded ...

Dr Mahathir hits out sarcastically at calls to liberalise auto industry
PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) has taken a dig at calls to liberalise the automotive industry. In his latest blog posting on Thursday, he sarcastically stated that it was better for workers in the automotive industry ...

SUVs continue driving US sales growth
June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow. While the results didn't rise to analysts' forecasts, total volume rose 3.9% year on year to nearly 1.477m. The seasonally adjusted annualised rate (SAAR ...

Location Notebook: TVA Hitching Its Wagon to the Auto Industry
“Detroit has had a mature automotive manufacturing industry since the early 1900s,” says Chris Berryman, target market specialist, transportation-related industries for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). “Our automotive industry in the Southeast U.S ...

Lear Corp.: An Aggressive Play On The Automotive Industry Rebound (LEA)
Lear Corp. (NYSE:LEA) was founded in Detroit in 1917 as a manufacturer of seating assemblies and other components for the automotive and aircraft industries. Today, the company provides complete automotive seating and electrical distribution systems to ...

Rumor: Nvidia and MediaTek To Merge For Automotive Industry
Tech industry and rumors have had a long history, this time around it is revolving around a merger between Nvidia and MediaTek in order to take down the automotive chip industry. Workstation and desktop graphics processor manufacturers are already ...

Mercedes-Benz fined for price fixing: automotive industry at stake
On April 23 2015 the Jiangsu Price Bureau – the provincial branch of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) – announced on its website that it had imposed a fine of Rmb350 million ($56.49 million) on German automobile manufacturer ...

New ZF TRW supplier stresses core values
Newly-formed ZF TRW says it will develop a common culture in time as the new mega supplier looks to capitalise on the overall worldwide recovery in the automotive sector. The acquisition of US company, TRW by German component manufacturer ZF caught ...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Minding the shop
Still talking to Lake in Berlin on that trip, we learned how ZF TRW plans to develop a common culture over time as it looks to capitalise on the overall worldwide recovery in the automotive sector. Our supplier specialist, Simon Warburton, author of ...

More recalls in the automotive industry
Unfortunately, there have been quite a lot of issues in the automotive industry pertaining to safety, and as a result, a number of recalls have been issued over the past few months to attempt to mitigate the situations at hand. In the last full ...

China's Auto Industry Targets Have Slim Chance of Being Met, Experts Say
China's auto industry may fail to achieve the 10-year goals set by the government. (Photo : Reuters). Nearly four decades since China launched its economic reforms, the nation's auto industry remained to be dictated by government officials. Under its ...

Global Industrial Robotics Market in Automotive Industry 2015: Worldwide ...
Global Industrial Robotics Market in Automotive Industry 2015: Worldwide ...

POLAND: Jaguar Land Rover in talks for Eastern Europe plant - reports
News agency Bloomberg reported remarks made by Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski in which he said the country is in talks over what would be "the biggest investment in the car manufacturing industry in Poland". "Poland is still in the game as ...

Record new car sales boost UK automotive industry
"This is important for the wider economy, with 799,000 people now employed across the UK automotive sector, including retail. "We anticipate a flatter second half of the year as the market finds its natural running rate." The Ford Fiesta has been the ...

Goal of 75g CO2 achievable: Valeo R&D
"We are providing solutions to 95g and today we are capable of doing better than that," Valeo R&D marketing director hybrid electric strategy, Michel Forissier told just-auto at the supplier's Amiens plant in northern France. "We know we are capable to ...

ANALYSIS: Thailand targets EVs for future growth
The Thai government has identified electric vehicles (EVs) as the next growth segment for its automotive industry and looks to be in the process of developing a comprehensive strategy to attract investment in this sector. Successive Thai governments ...

Mexican New-Car Sales Rebound as Used-Car Imports From US Dwindle
MEXICO CITY—Easier credit, dealer promotions and a sharp cutback in imports of used cars from the U.S. are causing a rebound in Mexico's domestic auto sales, which along with strong export demand, is contributing to record production, industry ...

HyperSolar Voltage Breakthrough Spurs Interest Within Automotive Industry
HyperSolar's announcement comes during a period many perceive as a paradigm shift within the automotive industry with respect to alternative fuels. BMW recently unveiled its 5 Series Grand Turismo Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) that it intends to ...

Frost & Sullivan Awards Recognise European Automotive Industry's ...
Frost & Sullivan Awards Recognise European Automotive Industry's ...

Closure sounds death knell for Aussie car industry
After almost 60 years representing manufacturers, an auto industry body has closed its doors for good. Australia's 33,000 automotive workers are in danger of losing their jobs. Photo: AAP. The industry group that represents the Australian car component ...

Auto Industry: Outlook For Toyota, Volkswagon And General Motors
I became very interested in the automotive industry because it is one of the few industries that is growing with relatively low PE ratios (Table 1.). You can read about my view on the general automotive industry's long term prospects in this article ...

Auto industry on the rebound in Anderson
While it's not quite what it was when Delco Remy and Guide Lamp had close to 20,000 employees, the auto industry is slowly returning to the Madison County area. Greg Winkler, executive director of Anderson's Economic Development Department, said not ...

More mobility disruption on the way - F&S
Car sharing continues to rise rapidly across the world with new business models allied to personal connectivity leading to the exploitation of new opportunities, according to analysts from Frost & Sullivan. F&S Senior Partner Sarwant Singh told ...

auto sector to employ 1.5 crore by 2022, says NSDC
Nearly 1.5 crore people are expected to be employed in the automobile sector directly by 2022, according to a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) report. "According to industry estimates, the automobile industry accounts for 22-25 per cent of ...

Panasonic: Auto Industry Growth Can Drive Stock
Over the next few years, the large electronics maker is poised to benefit from a number of growing trends in electronics, but perhaps its largest opportunity lies in the changing face of the automotive industry. At its May investor day, management ...

Auto industry urges end to diesel 'politics'
"With a common EU policy framework that encourages the more rapid adoption of the latest low-emissions technologies, but taking into account necessary industry lead-time, we will help improve air quality in real driving conditions, while at the same ...

ANALYSIS: MY2015 Rio & future Kia models
In South Korea it's always been the Pride, in China it's the K2, while in Europe and the Americas, Kia's B-hatchback is called Rio. The recently updated model is a solid cornerstone for its maker's future small car ambitions, worldwide. Kia is one of ...

The Auto Industry's Play for the Female Driver
When I began writing about the auto industry over a decade ago, I was ambivalent about cars. Though I lived in Detroit, the ultimate car town, I was married to an abusive man who had hidden my keys for several years. I worked as an arts reporter, but ...

SMMT says 'considerable concern' on UK Budget VED
"New technologies such as plug-in hybrid, the fastest growing ultra low emission vehicle segment, will not benefit from long-term VED incentive, threatening the ability of the UK and the UK automotive sector to meet ever stricter CO2 targets." However ...

Continental inks EUR17m Serbia plant MoU
Continental and the Serbian Economy Ministry have inked an MoU to start a EUR17m (US$18.8m) plant in Subotica employing 500 staff. The signing of the memorandum was attended by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and head of market at Continental ...

Is the automotive industry a champion in Industry 4.0 or only an early adopter?
In the evolution towards smart manufacturing – also known as Industry 4.0 – end-user requirements are set to evolve and become more complex than ever before. Global suppliers are finding it increasingly difficult to meet the growing needs of the end ...

Bosch sees strong growth in North America
The Mobility Solutions business sector in North America grew nearly 10% to $8bn in 2014. Renamed from Automotive Technology, the Mobility Solutions sector offers technology not only for automobiles but also for off-highway applications, two-wheelers, ...

OPINION: Booming UK automotive industry must reshore to future-proof supply ...
OPINION: Booming UK automotive industry must reshore to future-proof supply ...

Robots are no hazard but beneficial, say auto industry experts
According to an automobile sector professional, who wished not to be named, in India there is a bigger tendency to overlook safety. "It is a sad fact that most of the workers on the shopfloor don't take safety seriously and do not use the safety gears ...

World's first 3D-printed supercar aimed at shaking up the auto industry
Automobiles have made great strides in recent years in becoming cleaner and greener, but according to Divergent Microfactories, they still have miles to go. The problem, as the company sees it, is that while powertrains have become cleaner thanks to ...

Auto industry may be Tennessee's biggest exporter
Motor vehicle exports from Tennessee have more than doubled since 2000 with the automotive industry emerging as perhaps the state's largest export sector, a new study shows. Vehicles accounted for 8.5 percent of all state exports in 2014, up from 3.6 ...

Novelis shows range at Shanghai aluminium show
Novelis is showcasing its products at Aluminium China 2015 in Shanghai, displaying its range of solutions for the automotive, construction and electronics industries. The aluminium supplier demonstrated products including an aluminium body for Jaguar ...

With CarPlay software, Apple could turn auto industry's approach to connected ...
With CarPlay software, Apple could turn auto industry's approach to connected ...

Auto industry to employ 15 million people directly by 2022: NSDC
The report said Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) nations would be key growth drivers for the global automotive industry because of cheap labour and a favourable investment environment. More companies were looking at India as a manufacturing base ...

Auto industry gets boost as TATA invests $8m
Nigeria's automotive industry has got a fresh boost with TATA Motors investment of over $8 million (N1.5bn) as part of its preparations to roll out its first batch of Nigerian assembled cars for subsequent exportation to other parts of Africa. Kshitij ...

THE WEEK: JLR returning to global manufacturing?
Meanwhile the 24,000-unit Brazil CKD plant is about nine months off Job One, likely building the top selling model there, the Range Rover Evoque, and two more JLR models with as much local content as possible to meet local auto industry rules. Evoque ...

Competition Protection Agency investigates automotive industry
The Competition Protection Agency has put the automotive industry in the limelight by initiating proceedings against Hyundai Avto Trade doo – the authorised Slovenian importer and distributor for Hyundai (Hyundai Avto Trade) – and its authorised ...

Fiat Chrysler, GM merger is most logical combination in the entire auto ...
Fiat Chrysler, GM merger is most logical combination in the entire auto ...

Car Makers don't Plan to Share In-Car Data with Tech Partners
Friedmar Rumpel, an industry analyst from the AlixPartners, explained that auto makers are not interested in giving up control over data to their partners because the latter may figure out the business model and leave the former broke. The automotive ...

Auto industry might be state's biggest exporter
Motor vehicle exports from Tennessee have more than doubled since 2000 with the automotive industry emerging as perhaps the state's largest export sector, a new study shows. Vehicles accounted for 8.5 percent of all state exports in 2014, up from 3.6 ...

Shrinking Import taxes to rock auto industry
In late April, Mercedes-Benz set the local auto industry abuzz with the news that it was shutting down its Egyptian assembly plants. With the government set to gradually phase out import taxes on European-made vehicles in the coming years as part of a ...


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