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Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products Announces Capacity Expansion for Forged Suspension Parts

Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products Announces Capacity Expansion for Forged Suspension Parts

Kobe Steel, Ltd.’s U.S. joint venture, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products, LLC (or KAAP), has increased its production capacity of aluminum forged products for automotive suspension systems by 50 percent. [More]
Daimler Trucks North America Recognizes Accuride with Masters of Quality Supplier Award

Daimler Trucks North America Recognizes Accuride with Masters of Quality Supplier Award

Accuride Corporation – a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry – today announced that two of its wheel-production facilities have received the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) "Masters of Quality" Supplier Award for 2013. [More]
Eaton and Shaanxi Fast Gear Enter JV for Commercial Vehicle Clutch Market in China

Eaton and Shaanxi Fast Gear Enter JV for Commercial Vehicle Clutch Market in China

Power management company Eaton and Shaanxi Fast Gear Co. Ltd. (SFGW) today announced they have signed a joint venture agreement to support the growing commercial vehicle clutch market in China. [More]
BASF Inaugurates New Automotive Coatings Plant in China

BASF Inaugurates New Automotive Coatings Plant in China

BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd. today inaugurated its new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. [More]
New Research May Provide Solutions to Manufacture Energy Saving Auto Structures

New Research May Provide Solutions to Manufacture Energy Saving Auto Structures

A team of researchers from Wayne State University recently received a $350,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the project, "Failure Prediction and Reliability Analysis of Ultra-High Strength Steel Autobody Manufacturing Systems by Utilizing Material Microstructure Properties." [More]
BASF Automotive Refinish to Exhibit at 2014 NACE / CARS Expo

BASF Automotive Refinish to Exhibit at 2014 NACE / CARS Expo

BASF Automotive Refinish will exhibit and present its latest products and processes at the 2014 International Autobody Congress and Exposition Expo & Conference (NACE / CARS) – the largest North American conference and exhibition dedicated to the auto collision and service repair industries – from July 30 through August 2 at Cobo Center in Detroit. [More]
ABB Announce a Partnership with Volvo to Co-Develop Electric and Hybrid Buses

ABB Announce a Partnership with Volvo to Co-Develop Electric and Hybrid Buses

Global agreement combines Volvo electric and electric hybrid buses with ABB fast-charging solutions, paving the way for rapid deployment of zero emission urban e-mobility. [More]
PPG to Sell Mt. Zion Glass Manufacturing Facility to Fuyao

PPG to Sell Mt. Zion Glass Manufacturing Facility to Fuyao

PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Illinois, glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. [More]
New Webinar on Direct Metal Printing

New Webinar on Direct Metal Printing

3D Systems announced today a new webinar titled: Metal Technology, Inc. and English Racing Push the Envelope with Direct Metal Printing from 3D Systems. Scheduled for Tuesday July 22, 2014, at 11:00 am Eastern Daylight Time, the webinar will reveal how technicians from English Racing and engineers from Metal Technology (MTI) rapidly transformed an idea into reality. [More]
BYD to Build Electric Bus and Battery Assembly Plant Near City of Campinas in Brazil

BYD to Build Electric Bus and Battery Assembly Plant Near City of Campinas in Brazil

The city of Campinas (in the São Paulo region of Brazil) has been selected as the home to the BYD’s newest factory creating ~450 new local jobs. Executives from Campinas City Hall and BYD Company Ltd. this week announced the opening of the company’s first South American manufacturing facility. [More]