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China: Shanghai GM launches Drive to Green strategy

Shanghai General Motors officially launched its Drive to Green strategy in China in a ceremony attended by China Environmental Protection Foundation president Qu Geping. The unique strategy covers three areas: developing green products, cultivating green manufacturing systems and undertaking a green

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China: BMW and Brilliance reportedly planning second assembly plant

BMW and its partner, Brilliance China Automotive Holdings, plan to set up a second joint venture plant, likely to be located in the northern Chinese city of Shenyang, Gasgoo.com reports, citing local newspaper the 21st Century Business Herald. The new facility, with an output capacity of 100,000upa, will reportedly assemble BMW’s

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Russia: Cosma and Sin Young Metal plan new plant to supply Hyundai

Cosma International and its joint venture partner Shin Young Metal have secured a new supply contract from Hyundai. The agreement calls for Cosma and Shin Young Metal to supply major stampings and welded assemblies to Hyundai’s new assembly plant in St Petersburg, Russia, which is scheduled to begin operations in

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South Korea: Halla repurchases stake in Mando

A consortium led by Halla Engineering and Construction has re-purchased a 72.4% holding in South Korean supplier Mando for US$690m, reports Financial Times. The stake was bought from Mando’s private equity owners CCMP Capital and Affinity Equity Partners. South Korean firm Halla Engineering and Construction previously sold the stake in ...

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UK: Amberjac Projects chooses Autocraft Industries for contract manufacture

UK firm Amberjac Projects has selected Autocraft Industries UK as its manufacturing partner for volume production of large format automotive lithium-ion battery systems. Amberjac explained that high demand for its battery systems has made it necessary to seek a contract manufacturer. Autocraft’s Grantham facility in the UK has the manufacturing

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