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Allison Transmission promotes G Frederick Bohley as Treasurer

Allison Transmission promotes G Frederick Bohley as Treasurer

Allison Transmission Holdings has promoted Vice President of Finance G Frederick Bohley to Treasurer. He will be responsible for the company’s relationships with commercial bankers, senior secured credit facility lenders and revolver participants, debt investors and credit rating agencies. “We are very pleased to further expand Fred’s scope of responsibilities.  Over the past 20 years, Fred

BorgWarner to acquire Sevcon

BorgWarner has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sevcon Inc., a global player in electrification technologies. Sevcon complements BorgWarner’s power electronics capabilities utilised to provide electrified propulsion solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017 subject to certain terms and conditions, including the approval of Sevcon’s stockholders and receipt

WABCO India Wins Excellence Award From JIPM

WABCO India Limited has won the 2016 Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Excellence Award from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) for its Mahindra World City lean manufacturing facility in Chennai, India. The plant produces advanced braking and innovative control technologies, is also a world-class export hub serving major commercial vehicle manufacturers and passenger car

Systemantics Promotes ‘Made in India’ Robots Among SMEs

By APA Bureau: The Bengaluru-based robotics firm Systemantics is on a mission to promote widespread adoption of industrial robots. The company develops and manufactures robots indigenously bringing down cost and simplifying user experience, through patented innovations, thereby increasing the return on investment. “We combine all the latest technologies in a way to make the life

BorgWarner gets Quality Certifications from Caterpillar

Two BorgWarner turbocharger manufacturing facilities have achieved recertification under Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process. The facility in Ningbo, China, received platinum certification for 2016, the program’s highest honor and a first for a Caterpillar turbocharger supplier in China. It also achieved gold certification in 2015. Another facility of the company in Asheville, North Carolina, received

Kistler Group acquires IOS GmbH

Kistler Group takes over Aachen, Germany based IOS GmbH, provider of MES (Management Execution System) software and hardware systems. With this acquisition, Kistler can offer the manufacturing industry a modular production monitoring system that covers the entire value chain, from sensors to production planning and control. “Having our own MES solution that can seamlessly link

Robots Begin To Rule Indian Shopfloors

By ShamPrasad: Automation in Indian vehicle manufacturing sector is very limited, and that too only to the assembly lines of the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The component industry, mostly comprising small and medium enterprises, is poorly equipped with little automation even in high-precision operations. Automotive parts production in India is still a low-technology, labour-intensive affair.

Freudenberg On Track To Become Innovative, Diversified Tech Group

By T Murrali : The German family-owned Freudenberg with a range of products including house wares and cleaning products, automotive parts, textiles, building materials, and telecommunications, is on track to become an innovative broadly diversified global technology group. Freudenberg achieved sales growth of 13.5 percent to €8.6 billion in calendar 2016, based on the pro-rata

Opportunities Emerge From Digitalisation

By Sridhara Dharmarajan (Director and Country Manager of MSC Software Corporation India): Business landscapes are rapidly changing worldwide. Disruptive technologies that have the potential to upend industries faster than one can imagine are at play across verticals. Automotive and aerospace companies have been embracing new technologies and far-fetched ideas like autonomous cars, connected vehicles etc.

Faurecia wins contract to equip 20000 Seoul City Buses

Automotive equipment supplier Faurecia, has won a contract to retrofit 20 000 Seoul buses and commercial vehicles using its Amminex technology. As part of the Seoul Metropolitan Air Pollution Management Project, Faurecia will provide its DeNOx solution through a supply agreement concluded with two partners – ILJIN and CleanEarth. “Faurecia’s ambition is to provide full

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