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Umicore to build automotive catalyst plant in Thailand
By ABR Staff Writer
Belgium based materials technology company Umicore is planning to construct a new facility in Hemaraj, Thailand which will produce emission control catalysts for light duty vehicles.
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BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer to step down in 2015
By ABR Staff Writer
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer is planning to step down in May 2015 to make way for Harald Krueger, who is presently the production chief of the company.
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International Truck launches ProStar ES fuel efficiency package
International Truck today announced a new fuel efficiency package for the International ProStar—the International ProStar ES.
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Opel to close Bochum plant in Germany after 52 years of operation
By ABR Staff Writer
Opel is closing down its Bochum plant in Germany after 52 years of operation as the company looks to streamline cost in its European unit.
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SEAT hires 150 employees in Martorell factory
By ABR Staff Writer
SEAT is currently experiencing a moment of significant growth and is poised to employ 150 new employees recruited through temporary work agencies to meet increasing demand at the Martorell factory. These workers will be joining the company with a new contract starting 7 January in addition to the 200 whose names were added to the SEAT payroll last October.
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Mercedes-Benz unveils 21m long bus in Germany
By ABR Staff Writer
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled 21m long bus called CapaCity L, which is three meters longer than the average conventional articulated buses operating in Germany.
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Mercedes-Benz unveils CLA Shooting Brake model
By ABR Staff Writer
Mercedes-Benz Cars has unveiled its new CLA Shooting Brake model.
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Over 100,000 Mazda6 sedans recalled for defect in tire pressure sensor
By ABR Staff Writer
Japanese carmaker Mazda is recalling more than 100,000 Mazda 6 sedans from the 2014-15 model years due to issues with the tire pressure monitoring system.
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Volvo makes $497m provision for EU investigation contingencies
By ABR Staff Writer
Volvo is making a provision of €400m ($497m) to pay any possible fine to be imposed by the European Commission as a result of its ongoing investigation into the company’s violation of antitrust rules.
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Renault launches new range of trucks to Africa and Middle East
By ABR Staff Writer
Renault Trucks has launched new range of vehicles in Africa and Middle East, as a part of its global expansion strategy.
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Peugeot Citroen to cut jobs in UK
By ABR Staff Writer
Peugeot Citroen is planning to cut around 20% of its workforce from Warwickshire facilities which include workers from its Pinley House and Tile Hill facilities in UK.
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Volkswagen details "Think Blue. Factory." environmental program
By ABR Staff Writer
The Volkswagen brand’s “Think Blue. Factory.” environmental program remains on track for success. The objective is to reduce energy and water consumption as well as the share in waste, CO2 and solvent emissions at all Volkswagen plants throughout the world by 25 percent. In all, some 5,000 individual measures are to be taken by 2018.
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Ford begins production of Ford F-150 in Michigan
By ABR Staff Writer
Ford has commenced production of its flagship 2015 Ford F-150 at its Ford Rouge Center in Michigan.
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Fontaine Vocational enters into a partnership with Simard Suspensions
By ABR Staff Writer
US based truck modification service provider Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has entered into a partnership with Simard Suspensions to install and distribute Simard's patented AMS twin-steer front suspension for trucks in the US and Mexico.
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Ram 1500 EcoDiesel becomes 2015 Green Truck of the Year
Green Car Journal has named the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, America's most fuel efficient pickup its 2015 Green Truck of the Year™. The announcement was made today at the 46th annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas.
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Helvoet Rubber & Plastic Technologies - Rubber and Plastic Components and Assemblies
Helvoet Rubber & Plastic Technologies, established in 1939, is internationally active in custom-made development and manufacturing of rubber and plastic components and assemblies. ... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > Suppliers
Industry Report Store - Instant Intelligence for the Automotive Industry
Industry Report Store is an online platform that provides 40 industries with market research and business intelligence relevant to their sector and product. We provide industry coverage on over 100 countries with our growing portfolio of 150,000 market research reports, segmented by country, region or spanning the global marketplace. ... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > Suppliers
EFD Induction – Induction Heating Equipment, Systems and Services
EFD Induction is one of the world's largest and best known developers and builders of induction heating solutions for the global automotive industry. Particularly strong in the area of induction hardening of auto components, EFD Induction also has a proven track record in devising bonding, brazing and pre- and post-heat systems for automotive customers.... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > Suppliers
Trocellen – Cross-Linked Polyolefin Foams for Most Diversified Industries
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Side Impact Analysis of a Passenger Bus using ANSYS/LS-DYNA By IDAC
The purpose of this project was to simulate the side impact of a car into a bus, in order to evaluate the amount of energy absorption by the bus, as well as the amount of side intrusion that could be anticipated. This has an effect on the level of occupant safety. The analysis required the use of ANSYS/LS-DYNA.... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > White Papers Automated Optimisation of Connecting Rod By IDAC
IDAC were required by their client to develop automated macros to carry out design optimisation of connecting rods using the ANSYS program. Due to market competitiveness it was important for the client to be able to produce an optimised preliminary design (with a minimum weight in as short a time as possible). The objective of the work was to develop a customised procedure for the client to carry out rapid optimisation of preliminary connecting rod designs.... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > White Papers Trocellen Lightweight Interior Trim By Trocellen
The Trocellen lightweight sandwich for interior trim offers a wide range of new application possibilities. Its thermforming behaviours allows complex geometries, the décor layer can be laminated without additional glue onto the carrier (PO foam).... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > White Papers Trocellen Light Weight Composites By Trocellen
New, innovative light weight solutions are essential to react to the increasing pressure of the automotive industry to reduce CO2 emissions. This white paper details the range of foam composites on offer from Trocellen.... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > White Papers Trocellen Door water shield By Trocellen
Door water shields made of Trocellen Polyolefin foam are used in classic door structures as wet and dry boundary sealing. Download the white paper to read about the characteristics and advantages.... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > White Papers See more
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