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 […]

BASF Catalysts Doubles Production Capacity

BASF Catalysts India Private Limited today inaugurated its new mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing site. The site includes a new 47,000-square-meter production plant, which replaces an existing BASF plant in Chennai and is the culmination of a three-year expansion project, which has doubled the company’s catalyst manufacturing capacity in India. World-class manufacturing lines are housed in […]

Dana to Purchase Strategic Driveline Production Assets of SIFCO S.A. in Brazil

Dana Incorporated has announced a definitive agreement to purchase strategic assets of SIFCO S.A., a leading producer of forged and machined components located in Brazil. Under the terms of the proposed purchase, Dana would acquire manufacturing and other assets of SIFCO.  This acquisition will enable Dana to enhance its vertically integrated supply chain, which will […]

Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting Launches new LED Module Production in NAFTA

In addition to the current operations, Automotive Lighting – Magneti Marelli’s business line devoted to the automotive lighting sector – is integrating in Juárez production site in Mexico, a new assembly operation for LED modules. This further enlargement of production of advanced lighting technologies is aimed at satisfying high technology applications and customer needs in […]

Covestro develops polymers for computer-aided production processes

Additive manufacturing methods such as 3D printing are well on the way to fundamentally changing production processes. They cut mold costs, reduce development times and offer manufacturers considerable design freedom. Significant advances have already been made in rapid prototyping – the computer-aided, cost-effective production of models and prototypes. Current developments are focusing on further design […]

GM Investing C$12 Million For Added Chevrolet Equinox Production at Oshawa Assembly

GM Canada president and managing director Steve Carlisle on 19 August announced that GM will invest C$12 million to increase Chevrolet Equinox production on the Consolidated production line at Oshawa Assembly and for related changes in the body shop at CAMI Assembly. This further investment in Ontario-based production and supplier tools will help to meet […]

DENSO to Build Large Test Facility for Production of Biofuel from Microalgae

DENSO Corporation has announced that it will build a large 20,000 square meter test facility for the culture of Pseudochoricystis ellipsoidea, an oil-producing microalga patented by DENSO that is used to help reduce CO2 emissions. The new facility located in Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan and will be used to perform verification tests needed to establish large-scale […]