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Lear Plans to Open Automotive Seat Cover Plant in Macedonia

Lear Plans to Open Automotive Seat Cover Plant in Macedonia

Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems has announced that its plans to open a new automotive plant to produce seat covers in Gostivar, Macedonia, in summer 2015.  Serving all major European automotive manufacturers, Lear’s new facility will initially employ approximately 300 people, with an emphasis on leather and fabric

Magna supplies all-wheel-drive Dynamax to new Kia Sorento

Magna International Inc., the largest independent 4WD/AWD supplier globally, announced today that the company is supplying its intelligent Dynamax all-wheel drive coupling on a global basis to power the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system of the all-new Kia Sorento. With Dynamax, the Sorento provides drivers with optimised handling, increased safety and improved fuel efficiency. “We are excited to

ZF Completes Acquisition of TRW Automotive

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology, and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) announced today that the companies have completed the transaction under which ZF has successfully acquired TRW. TRW will be incorporated into ZF as a new division called Active & Passive Safety Technology. The combined company operates under

Dana to Support Technology Startups with Business Accelerator Program

Dana Holding Corporation has announced that as part of its continuing commitment to the development of innovative mobility technologies, it is working with business accelerator Techstars on the “Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit” program. “Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit” is a mentorship-driven technology accelerator that is creating a Detroit-area hub for transportation and mobility innovations.

The Transmission is the Key to the Engines of the Future – Schaeffler

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer, deputy CEO of Schaeffler AG, held opening speech at the International Vienna Motor Symposium In the future, engine and transmission developers will have to work more closely together in order to achieve significant improvements in fuel economy. In his opening speech at the 36th International Vienna Motor Symposium, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter

Toyoda Gosei develops efficient GaN power device technology

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed low loss semiconductor device technologies for high power application such as rectifiers and switching transistors. These technologies use gallium nitride, a key material in blue LEDs that also has the superior characteristic of being able to withstand high voltages. Application of the new technology to devices such as the

Continental and MAN Strengthen Cooperation

The international tire manufacturer Continental is one of the major suppliers for MAN and is strengthening its long-standing partnership with the truck and bus manufacturer. Conti EcoPlus tires from Continental’s Generation 3 truck tires are standard fitment on the highly fuel efficient long-haul vehicle MAN TGX EfficientLine 2. Furthermore, MAN adds Conti Hybrid as well

Jaguar Land Rover presents first global supplier excellence awards

Jaguar Land Rover has recognised its top ten direct production suppliers at the company’s inaugural Supplier Excellence Awards.  Companies from Corby to Cairo were presented with trophies by British actress, Joanna Lumley, at a ceremony held in the West Midlands, the heart of the company’s UK operations. Explaining the rationale for the new award programme,

Continental Interior Technologies Featured on Eight of the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors List

Automotive Components major Continental continues to provide systems that enable safer, flexible, intelligent, and clear information management to the interiors of vehicles worldwide. This year, Continental has contributed to eight of the Ward’s “10 Best Interiors” list that has set the standard for exemplary passenger compartments. With more than 100 years of experience in generating

Mitsubishi’s Indiana Turbocharger Plant to Commence Full-scale Production

On May 12 a ceremony was held at a turbocharger manufacturing plant newly established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) in the U.S., in the city of Franklin in Indiana state, to mark the commencement of full-scale production. The launch of production at the new base is MHI’s response to anticipated growth in demand for turbochargers in the North