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  • The Fiat plant in Pomigliano d’Arco given the prestigious Automotive Lean Production Award 2012 in Leipzig

    The Fiat plant in Pomigliano D’Arco has been awarded the prestigious international “Automotive Lean Production 2012” (OEM category) award. The important award was presented to Sebastiano Garofalo, manager of the Pomigliano D’Arco plant, at the awards ceremony held today at the Leipzig Convention Centre during the 7th International Congress organised…

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  • Ford, University of Michigan Launch Student Contest for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Innovation

    Ford and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) are offering undergraduate college students a chance to contribute to the future of Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications. Students will have the opportunity to innovate for safety and sustainability using vehicle communications technology that allows vehicles to talk to each other wirelessly.…

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  • ZF Now Certified As “Known Consignor”

    The Federal Aviation Office (LBA) gives official approval according to EU regulation Saving of time and costs thanks to secure supply chain Harald Boes becomes new air freight security officer, ZF Group Green light for ZF. The Federal Aviation Office granted the status of “known consignor” to the automotive supplier.…

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  • Renault: First Meeting In Negotiations For A Robust And Lasting Base In France

    The Management and the trade unions at Renault (CFDT, CFE-CGC, CGT and FO) kicked off a cycle of negotiations on November 6 aimed at identifying and implementing the conditions and resources required to build a robust and lasting manufacturing, R&D and support-service base in France. At the first meeting, the…

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  • Bridgestone: Senior Management Changes

    Bridgestone Corporation announced that its board of directors has approved the following proposals of the changes in members of the board of directors and corporate officers today.   Changing Position and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors (Effective January 1, 2013) Name New Former Kazuhisa NISHIGAI COO and…

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  • Expansion Of BASF In Lemförde

    Fifty years after its founding sees BASF Polyurethanes GmbH in Lemförde continuing its success story. With the construction of a new production complex for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) the enterprise is making the biggest single investment at the site to date. “This project will sustainably strengthen our position as market leader…

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  • Toyota Sales Company In Malaysia Marks 30 Years

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that its joint-venture vehicle-sales company in Malaysia, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd. (UMWT), held a ceremony at a hotel here today to commemorate its 30th anniversary. UMWT welcomed Malaysian Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Jacob Dungau Sagan to the ceremony, which was also…

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  • Bayer On Track For A Successful 2012

    The Bayer Group remains on a path of growth. “The upward trend in our life science businesses – HealthCare and CropScience – continued in the third quarter of 2012,” Management Board Chairman Dr. Marijn Dekkers said Tuesday following the publication of the interim report. HealthCare, particularly the Pharmaceuticals business, gained…

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  • Continental: Standard Monitoring Systems For Tire Pressure To Become Compulsory Across Europe From 2012 Onwards

    The correct tire pressure of a vehicle is not only of enormous significance for driving safety but also lowers fuel consumption and tire wear. In addition, the correct tire pressure helps to reduce harmful emissions, such as carbon dioxide. Nevertheless, the tire pressure in approximately 64% of all passenger cars…

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  • AUDI AG: Sales In Europe Up By 4.2 Percent In October

    AUDI AG started the fourth quarter of the year with another double-digit increase in sales: Thanks in particular to the SUV models Q3, Q5 and Q7, together with the A5 model family, worldwide sales in October were up 13.9 percent year on year, to around 123,600 automobiles. This means some…

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  • DENSO Celebrates Grand Opening Of Its India Technical Center

    DENSO International India Pvt. Ltd. (DIIN), a subsidiary of DENSO Corporation, celebrated the opening of DENSO’s Indian technical center, which was built on the site of DIIN, on November 5 starting at 9:30 a.m. local time. The technical center was established with a total investment of approximately 1.5 billion rupees…

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  • BorgWarner expects $2.3 billion of net new business for 2013 through 2015

    BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) today announced $2.3 billion of expected net new powertrain business for 2013 through 2015. Demand for the company’s advanced powertrain technologies, such as gasoline and diesel turbochargers, dual-clutch transmission technology, engine timing systems and emissions products, is expected to continue to drive strong growth. BorgWarner is…

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  • Toyota Boshoku, Autoneum & Nihon Tokushu Toryo announce cooperative agreement on automotive interior business

    Toyota Boshoku Corporation, Autoneum and Nihon Tokushu Toryo Co., Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which the parties have agreed to establish a strategic and cooperative automotive interior business relationship. Toyota Boshoku, a leading total automobile interior system supplier that develops and manufactures seats and interior trims, Autoneum…

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