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Ford Delivers Class-Leading Fuel Efficiency, Segment First Technology for Transit Connect Van

Ford Delivers Class-Leading Fuel Efficiency, Segment First Technology for Transit Connect Van

Ford has announced the Transit Connect van will offer customers new powertrain options with class-leading fuel efficiency, and segment-first driver-assistance and connectivity technologies from the summer. Ford is introducing a new high-efficiency 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine with CO2 emissions of 99 g/km and fuel economy of 3.8 l/100 km (74.3 mpg) in the ECOnetic model

Daimler: Passenger Car Diesel Technology receives the Steel Innovation Award – The Innovative Steel Pistons win again

The coveted Steel Innovation Award 2015 category, “products made of steel”, has been awarded to Daimler AG. The prestigious award of the German Steel Federation is awarded every three years and honors this year the newly developed steel pistons for passenger car diesel engines with a significant CO2 savings and high performance potential. Two to

Grundfos announces Stéphane Simonetta as new Executive Vice President and Head of Operations

Stéphane Simonetta, 43, joins the Grundfos Group as new Executive Vice President and Head of Operations (COO) September 1st 2015. Stéphane Simonetta brings 18 years of experience in Supply Chain, Lean Manufacturing and Operations, primarily in the automotive industry, and has solid professional experience from assignments in Thailand, Mexico, France, Slovakia and China. For the

Bosch plans to realign Starter Motors and Generators division

The Bosch Group plans to seek a partner for a joint venture or a buyer for its Starter Motors and Generators division. The company is convinced that this can further improve the division’s growth prospects in a market characterized by tough competition and cost pressure. The division develops and manufactures starters and alternators for passenger

BASF to extend pigment portfolio for automotive coatings

Highest durability levels, outstanding coloristics and excellent processability in both, water- and solvent-based systems: Suppliers of automotive coatings have high expectations when it comes to pigments. BASF meets the requirements of its customers by offering them a broad portfolio of high-performance pigments to which the company has now added a particularly color-intensive Indanthrone blue pigment

Schaeffler receives the “World Excellence Award” from Ford

As part of its Top Supplier Meeting on May 21 in Detroit, Ford Motor Co. presented its “World Excellence Awards” for the 17th time. For its environmentally friendly innovations in the field of fuel economy, Schaeffler picked up one of these sought-after awards in the “Smart Pillar” category. This puts the Schaeffler Group among a number

Webasto Expands Plant in Romania

Webasto, the world market leader for roof systems, is developing its site in the Romanian city of Arad into the largest plant for sunroofs and panorama roofs in Europe. With this, the automotive supplier continues to consolidate its presence in Eastern Europe. The inauguration of the third building phase, covering approximately 10,000 meters, took place

GKN Driveline selected as driveline partner for all-new Volvo XC90

GKN Driveline has worked with Volvo Cars as a development partner on the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (AWD) drivelines of the all-new Volvo XC90, which has recently hit UK roads GKN Automotive President of Engineering Peter Moelgg said: “More and more car manufacturers are partnering with GKN to develop driveline strategies that combine engaging

Mercedes-Benz India starts production at new facility

Mercedes-Benz India has accomplished a double feat celebrating the start of production of the GLA SUV at its manufacturing facility in Pune, as this milestone also marks the first time Mercedes-Benz is locally producing New Generation Cars in its global assembly network along with sedans and SUVs. Beyond the Mercedes-Benz plant in India, this network

Hyundai makes cars the Green way

Automobiles are blamed for the environmental pollution they cause. However with the introduction of new technologies and manufacturing processes the new cars coming out of factories like Hyundai India do not pollute the air. The exhaust from them was qualitatively better than the atmospheric air. This is because the Green manufacturing practices and technologies adopted