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EV charger factory opens in Ontario, Canada

By Louis Rumao A factory with the capacity to build 40,000 electric vehicle charging stations annually has opened just north of Toronto. Autochargers.ca said it plans to hire 100 people during the next three years to build and distribute JuiceBox charging stations for eMotorWerks. The two companies didn’t say how many chargers the new factory will

Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen Plant Starts Compact SUV GLA Production

The ‘Innovation Factory‘ at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant: the Site Manager of the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant Michael Bauer (left) and Ergun Lümali, Chairman of the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen Works Council (right) are celebrating the start of production of the compact SUV GLA with the team. “With the GLA, the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant is producing a compact

BMW, Daimler To Combine Mobility Services

The BMW Group and Daimler AG are joining forces to offer customers a single source for sustainable urban mobility services. The two companies has signed an agreement to merge their mobility services business units. Subject to examination and approval by the responsible competition authorities, the BMW Group and Daimler AG plan to combine and strategically

Daimler Trucks revolutionises truck production in Brazil

Technologically at the cutting edge and fully connected: Daimler Trucks is launching a new era of truck production in Brazil, involving systematic implementation of Industry 4.0 concepts. A completely new type of truck assembly line has now commenced operation at the Brazilian Sao Bernardo do Campo plant of Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz do Brasil. The application

Despite uncertainty established players, start-ups should not fear of disruption: CLEPA

Connectivity and new vehicle ownership models definitely have the potential of disrupting the traditional value chain and the industry will have to adapt in order to find new collaboration models and partners and as such create new opportunities. These amongst others were clear trends identified at the 9th edition of the Aftermarket conference, organised by

Maxion Wheels Breaks Ground for New Plant In Pune

World’s largest wheel manufacturer Maxion Wheels today held a ground breaking ceremony for its  first manufacturing plant in Khed, near Pune. The plant, spreads  25,000 square meters, will make passenger car aluminum wheels. It will produce low pressure die cast aluminum wheels with a high and wheel finish. During his ceremonial speech, Maxion Wheels’ Chief

Sonalika launches Sikander series tractors

The Hoshiarpur, Punjab, based Sonalika International Tractors Limited (SITL) today launched ‘Sikander’ series tractors in Chennai in 35 to 90 hp category. Equipped with advanced features including HS-HT gearbox, exso sensing hydraulics and such things, the new tractors are designed to puddle by rotavator or by full cage-wheel and offer improved performance by this high

Schaeffler announces a platform for Indian engineering students

Leading industrial and automotive supplier, Schaeffler India Limited (BSE:505790, NSE:SCHAEFFLER) today announced the ‘Open Inspiration India’ program, a platform for design thinkers, inventors and researchers to showcase their innovative ideas and products focused on developing sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow. Over 114teams from multiple colleges across India participated in Round 1 of the Program,

Mahindra First Choice forays in to 2-wheeler spare parts

Mahindra First Choice Services (MFC Services), has forayed in to branded generic 2-wheeler spare parts. With its branded spare parts label – MFC Spares,  the company will now expand its existing portfolio of 4-wheeler spares to include a comprehensive list of fast-moving 2-wheeler spares like filters, horns, oil and electrical relays, among others. The company

Bosch Ups Localisation Drive For Electrified Portfolio

At the Bosch Technology Exposition 2018 the company has announced its plans to significantly increase the extent of localization of its electrified portfolio in India. The company is showcasing its latest mobility solutions for the Indian market at the event held on the occasion of Auto Expo India in New Delhi, February 7-10, 2018. The company will

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