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GOLDING’S TAKE: (Not much) Trouble and Streiff

14 Dec 2007 | just-auto.com editorial team

Christian Streiff is relaxed and grinning as the 767 makes the final approach to Rio de Janeiro airport, writes Rob Golding.


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: PSA’s Mercosur plants - a tale of two factories

11 Dec 2007 | Mark Bursa

The contrast between PSA’s two Mercosur plants is great – yet they are both earmarked to play a key role in PSA President Christian Streiff’s emerging markets growth plans. Mark Bursa takes a plant tour or two.


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: PSA empowers its local managers in Mercosur

11 Dec 2007 | Mark Bursa

Act global, think local – it’s a good philosophy and PSA’s Christian Streiff seems to be a believer, as he sets ambitious growth targets for Mercosur. Mark Bursa reports


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Ford Argentina to stop building Focus - report

2 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

Ford in Argentina is reportedly planning  to stop building the Focus model at its Pacheco plant in Argentina.


VW plans new SUV for Argentina plant in 2020

13 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen is investing EUR560m over the next five years to build a new SUV model for the South American market from 2020 at its Pacheco, Argentina, plant.


PPG opens new automotive refinish training centre in Argentina

18 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

PPG announced it has opened a new 300 sq m training centre for automotive refinish professionals in Pillar, Argentina.


BYD becomes 'local auto manufacturer' in Argentina

17 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

CTS Auto/BYD Auto, a firm controlled by renewable energy technology company BYD, has been authorised to become a local auto manufacturer in Argentina.


Mercedes-Benz Vans spends $150m to build Sprinter in Argentina

6 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans said it was spending US$150m to build the next generation Sprinter large van in Argentina.


Toyota Argentina eyes new markets as Brazil demand drops

15 Sep 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Argentina has been targeting new markets in south and central America to keep production up as demand for cars from recession-ridden Brazil plummets, a company executive told Reuters.


Renault spending a further US$100m in Argentina

1 Aug 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Renault Argentina is to spend US$100m in preparing its Santa Isabel plant in Córdoba for the addition of an unnamed new model. This is in addition to the US$100m announced in March 2015 for the production of Renault Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan models at the plant.


Toyota expands capacity at Argentine plant

8 Mar 2016 | Dave Leggett

Toyota says it has successfully completed a major new expansion of its production facility in Zárate, Argentina, to add a thousand more jobs and embark on expanded regional sales of light trucks made at the plant.


Cooper and Argentina's Fate ink letter of intent

25 Nov 2015 | Simon Warburton

Cooper and Fate, the Argentine tyre manufacturer, say they have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to cooperate


ARGENTINA: GM stops production for four days

1 Sep 2015 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors will stop a manufacturing line in Argentina for four days in September owing to the sluggish demand in Brazil, a company spokesman said.



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