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ZF Services [pro]Tech sees good response

ZF Services [pro]Tech sees good response

The ZF Services [pro]Tech workshop concept can look back on three successful years. [pro]Tech has already convinced over 4 600 partners in the D-A-CH markets since April 2012. One reason for the success is closely aligning the portfolio to market developments: A high-voltage training course, for instance, was offered early on in order to tap

Tenneco to supply high performance suspension to Ford’s new Focus and C-MAX

Tenneco Inc. has announced that Ford has chosen Tenneco’s high-performance damper technology for its new Ford Focus and Ford C-MAX, both of which are built on Ford’s C-Car global platform. According to Ford, these latest launches introduce a number of advanced new technologies focused on enhanced comfort, safety and ride quality. Tenneco’s Multi-Tuned Valve (MTV)

Magneti Marelli adds two plants in China

Magneti Marelli is going through a further important growth in China with the inauguration of two production sites in the field of lighting and electronic systems, in two key regions for the Chinese automotive scenario – Xiaogan e Guangzhou. The actual total investment is worth about 36 million Euros. On April 15th a manufacturing plant was

DENSO to relocate Nippon Soken Inc

In an effort to improve its R&D organisation, DENSO Corp. will relocate Nippon Soken, a DENSO group company that conducts automotive product R&D. SOKEN, which is currently located in Nishio City in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, will be relocated to a new facility adjacent to its Research Laboratories in Nisshin City in Aichi Prefecture. The company

Hitachi Automotive Systems India to set up plant in Chennai

With India becoming a key market for any Tier-1 company or OEM due to its rising domestic demand and its growing stature in the global automotive industry, several MNC players in this space are making the country as a base for their global business strategy. As part of its strategy, Hitachi Automotive Systems India Private

BorgWarner offers Variable Cam & Engine Timing Technologies to JLR

BorgWarner provides its state-of-the-art variable cam timing (VCT) and engine timing systems for the new I4 engine family from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). Based on a configurable and flexible architecture to improve manufacturing efficiency and calibration strategies, the engines deliver high performance, reduced emissions and improved fuel economy. For reliable variable cam timing, BorgWarner’s compact

Magna to sell Interiors division to Grupo Antolin

Magna International Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement to sell substantially all of its interiors operations to Grupo Antolin, a leading global supplier of automotive interior systems.  The purchase price for the operations, excluding certain assets, is approximately $525 million, subject to customary closing adjustments for the value of net working capital and net

AutoPoint Wins 2015 Technology Leadership Award

AutoPoint, a Solera company and leading provider of revenue and retention solutions for automotive dealership service departments, announced that it has received the  2015 Technology Leadership Award for Service Marketing. A twelve member DealerKnows’ Vendor Review Panel selected a total of nine award recipients across various categories.  AutoPoint was recognized in the category of Service

DENSO Expands R&D in North America

In an effort to help grow DENSO’s global heavy duty business, the company is expanding its North American research and development capabilities to include heavy duty and commercial vehicles. DENSO established a cross-functional team of market research, product engineering, and researchers that will focus on bringing-to-market products that improve fuel efficiency, expand connectivity and safety,

ContiTech Maintains Growth

The industrial and automotive supplier ContiTech, part of the Continental Corporation, increased its sales by around €50 million to €3.9 billion in 2014. This equates to growth of 1.3%. The operating result (EBIT) reached €433 million (previous year: €462 million), the return on sales 11.0% (previous year: 11.9%). “We are thoroughly satisfied with this result