News - 23 Sep 2003
Auto giant General Motors and the United Auto Workers have finally reached a tentative agreement, which it is hoped will form the basis for a four year labour agreement.
Under the terms of the...
News - 11 Aug 2003
Oxfordshire-based company, Hardide, have raised £1.6 million to manufacture a unique hard coating that has been designed to increase the life of steel and cemented carbide parts.
News - 25 Jul 2003
Toyota Motor Corp is intending to build a pilot plant for the production of polylactic acid or bio-plastics, which are plastics that are made from renewable sources such as sugarcane.
News - 24 Jul 2003
Indian Steel Maker Tata Steel has made further inroads into the automotive industry, securing an order to supply 5% of Proton’s requirements, with supply to commence in this...
News - 21 Jul 2003
Kobe Steel, Mitsui and Toyota have formed a joint venture to manufacture and market aluminium forgings for automotive applications in the United States.
The joint venture will be called Kobe...
News - 6 Mar 2003
Dupont Engineering Polymers have acquired certain products of Eastman Chemical Company. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
The acquisition affects Eastman’s high performance...
News - 5 Feb 2003
Since first being unveiled as a concept car in Paris in 2000, the Porsche Carrera GT has been aimed purely at the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. The new Porsche which will be unveiled at the Geneva...
News - 22 Jan 2003
Collins Aikman have just purchased Textron Systems 50% share in their Italian joint venture for $15 million.
The joint venture was set up to manufacture interior and exterior automotive trim...
News - 5 Nov 2002
Luggage manufacturer Samsonite have just sold their engineered plastics division for an undisclosed sum to Aegis Strategic Investment Corp.
The engineered plastics division manufactures injection...
News - 25 Sep 2002
Australian Magnesium Corp (AMC)a have just signed a 3 year agreement to form an alliance the Co-Operative Research Centre for Cast Metals Manufacturing (CAST), one of the worlds leading specialists in...