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  • Ford Poll Shows Europeans Want Freedom Of Car Ownership, But Worry About Traffic, Cost Of Driving, Environment

    A new Ford Motor Company-sponsored poll shows most Europeans remain committed to car ownership, but have growing concerns about traffic congestion, the cost of driving and the environment.*    Ford commissioned the survey conducted by “The Futures Company,” a leading consultancy, to better understand the opinions and attitudes of Europeans…

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  • Audi’s new Mexico plant confirms development goals in America

    – Mexican facility will help utilize growth potential on American continent more effectively – Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG: “Ideal basis for further sales opportunities” – First excavators in operation at San José Chiapa building site In building a new plant in San José…

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  • Chevrolet to Debut Spark EV at LA Auto Show

    Chevrolet will unveil the plug-in electric version of the brand’s popular new Spark mini car at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. The Spark EV is one of 13 new or significantly redesigned products that Chevrolet will be launching in 2013. Chevrolet will also showcase the expanded functionality…

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  • BASF celebrates grand opening of battery materials production plant in Elyria, Ohio

    – First BASF manufacturing facility dedicated to commercial-scale production of advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries – Significant milestone in company’s ongoing quest to become a leading provider of functional materials and solutions to battery manufacturers worldwide BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, today celebrated the grand opening of its…

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  • BMW i Ventures announces strategic investment in award winning mobility app company Embark

    The BMW Group is expanding development of innovative mobility services under the sub-brand BMW i. The company’s venture capital entity BMW i Ventures is announcing a new investment in the mobile technology company Embark, further increasing the number of mobility services providers which already includes MyCityWay, ParkAtMyHouse and Chargepoint. BMW…

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  • Magna Divisions Recognized by GM with Supplier Quality Excellence Awards

    Magna International Inc. announced that 11 of its manufacturing divisions have received Supplier Quality Excellence Awards from General Motors for demonstrating the highest levels of quality performance from July 2011 through June 2012. The awards, a new honor for GM suppliers, recognize top-performing suppliers who have met or exceeded a…

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  • Ford China Sales Up 48%, Sets Another Record for Second Month

    Ford China October wholesales reach 60,518 vehicles, up 48%; year-to-date sales up 14 CFMA passenger car wholesales reach 43,555 in October, up 65%  JMC October commercial vehicle wholesales reach 16,029 vehicles, up 14% Ford posted its second consecutive sales record in China last month. Led by strong sales of the Ford…

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  • Visteon Offers Auto Manufacturers a Premium Instrument Cluster With Superior Display Clarity

    Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC), in an advanced demonstration project with Japan Display Inc. (JDI), a global leader in LCD technologies, has set a new benchmark in vehicle display quality and clarity with its latest premium reconfigurable instrument cluster. Visteon’s third-generation reconfigurable instrument cluster platform and JDI’s high-definition…

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  • Visteon Expands Information and Controls Portfolio with Head-Up Display Technology

    Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) is expanding its class-leading electronics portfolio of information and controls products with a new head-up display offering. Visteon and BAE Systems, a global defense and security business, are developing an industry-leading display image quality with a compact and efficient optical design. Bringing BAE’s…

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  • Meritor Announces Consolidation of Remanufacturing Operations

    Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced today plans to move production operations at its remanufacturing plant in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada while strengthening customer service and support for its Canadian and U.S. customers. The company met with employees today to discuss the restructuring which will impact approximately 120 employees by March 31, 2013. The…

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  • Meritor Announces $1.4 Million Investment in Plainfield, Indiana Remanufacturing Facility

    Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced today that it plans to consolidate its North American remanufacturing operations and create a center of excellence in Plainfield, Ind. The company expects to transfer production operations from its remanufacturing plant in Mississauga, Ontario Canada by March 31, 2013. At the same time, it plans to move…

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  • Dana’s Chief Strategy Officer Elected Chair Of Original Equipment Suppliers Association

    Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) today announced that Jacqueline A. “Jacqui” Dedo, chief strategy officer, was elected chair of the board of directors of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) for the 2012-2013 term. OESA is the leading industry organization for automotive suppliers to advance their business interests.  It serves…

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  • Second Negotiations Meeting: Towards Greater Pooling At Production Sites

    The Management and the trade unions (CFDT, CFE-CGC, CGT and FO) met on November 13 for the second meeting in the cycle of negotiations begun on November 6. At the second meeting, the Management and the trade unions focused on ways of improving operations at production sites in France. The…

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