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Novelis supplies aluminium sheet for Toyota 2019 RAV4

17 April 2019 | Dave Leggett

Novelis supplies aluminium sheet for Toyota 2019 RAV4 Dave Leggett Novelis, the aluminium rolling and recycling company, has announced it is supplying Toyota Motor Corporation with premium alumi... read more


Ford and Michigan State University expand their collaborative research alliance

21 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford and Michigan State University expand their collaborative research alliance just-auto plus Extended News Ford Motor Company and Michigan State University have renewed and expanded their collabor... read more


Constellium delivers its 10 millionth part to Ford

14 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Constellium delivers its 10 millionth part to Ford just-auto plus Extended News Constellium is proud to announce that it has delivered its 10 millionth part to Ford Motor Company. A provider of alumi... read more


GKN launches VL3 CVJ system in new BMW 5 series

26 June 2017 | Richard Jackson

GKN launches VL3 CVJ system in new BMW 5 series Richard Jackson GKN Driveline's new lightweight VL3 constant velocity joint (CV joint) system has launched in its second application on the all-new BMW... read more


Constellium supplies lightweight aluminium solutions for new BMW 5 series

3 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Constellium supplies lightweight aluminium solutions for new BMW 5 series just-auto plus Extended News Constellium N.V. announced on 2 May 2017 that it supplies aluminium Automotive Body Sheets and C... read more


Ford explores "Tequila bioplastics"

19 July 2016 | Dave Leggett

Ford explores "Tequila bioplastics" Dave Leggett Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer's Agave plant by-product to develop more sustainable biop... read more


GERMANY: BMW again to build 7 Series at Dingolfing

11 June 2015 | Graeme Roberts

GERMANY: BMW again to build 7 Series at Dingolfing Graeme Roberts BMW will build its redesigned 7 Series in Dingolfing, main factory source for the predecessor models. Series production of the six... read more


BELGIUM: Punch Genk offer "missed opportunity": Mayor

18 December 2014 | Simon Warburton

BELGIUM: Punch Genk offer "missed opportunity": Mayor Simon Warburton Genk's Mayor says the decision not to take up Punch Metal's offer to secure up to 200 stamping jobs at Ford's Belgium plant is a ... read more


US: Alcoa rises on reports of aluminium Lexus models

26 November 2014 | Glenn Brooks

US: Alcoa rises on reports of aluminium Lexus models Glenn Brooks The share price of Alcoa Inc has risen by 2% in New York after a report that Toyota is planning aluminium body panels for a new gener... read more


GERMANY: Carmakers looking to use more carbon fibre, says SGL boss

25 November 2014 | Tony Lewis

GERMANY: Carmakers looking to use more carbon fibre, says SGL boss Tony Lewis More carmakers are looking to use parts reinforced with carbon fibre to help them make lighter and more fuel efficient ve... read more


US: Ford builds 30,000 fewer F-Series in October

4 November 2014 | Glenn Brooks

US: Ford builds 30,000 fewer F-Series in October Glenn Brooks Due to Dearborn Truck having been closed in the late summer in preparation to begin making the new F-150, the company's plants which buil... read more


THAILAND: Posco builds auto steel plant

17 October 2014 | Staff reporter

THAILAND: Posco builds auto steel plant Staff reporter South Korea's Posco has begun construction of a new steel sheet plant in Thailand in response to rising demand from the country’s automoti... read more


JAPAN: Fire shuts down auto supplier's steelworks

5 September 2014 | Chris Wright

JAPAN: Fire shuts down auto supplier's steelworks Chris Wright It could be some days before Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal resumes production at its Nagoya steel plant which was shut down followin... read more


SWEDEN: Volvo to skip all-aluminium for carbon fibre

27 August 2014 | Graeme Roberts

SWEDEN: Volvo to skip all-aluminium for carbon fibre Graeme Roberts Volvo is likely to skip all-aluminium body shells in favour of carbon fibre, research and development head Peter Mertens revealed o... read more


GERMANY: BMW plans lighter M models

20 June 2014 | Graeme Roberts

GERMANY: BMW plans lighter M models Graeme Roberts BMW plans to focus more on weight reduction than on increased power for its future M models. According to The Motor Report,  Carsten Pries,... read more


US: Magna and Ford unveil multi-material lightweight vehicle concept

12 June 2014 | Dave Leggett

US: Magna and Ford unveil multi-material lightweight vehicle concept Dave Leggett Magna International and Ford have unveiled a multi-material lightweight vehicle (MMLV) concept that uses advanced mat... read more


US: Saucy solution as Ford and Heinz team up on car parts

10 June 2014 | Tony Lewis

US: Saucy solution as Ford and Heinz team up on car parts Tony Lewis Ford and canned food giant Heinz are investigating the use of tomato fibres left over from making ketchup to develop sustainable, ... read more


US: BMW carbon fibre JV to triple production capacity

12 May 2014 | Dave Leggett

US: BMW carbon fibre JV to triple production capacity Dave Leggett BMW is planning to triple production capacity at its US joint venture that manufactures carbon fibre body panels and BIW. It says it... read more


JAPAN: Toyota starts copper wiring recycling

7 April 2014 | Dave Leggett

JAPAN: Toyota starts copper wiring recycling Dave Leggett Toyota has worked with a group of industry partners to define what it claims is a world-first system to retrieve and recycle copper from vehi... read more


UK: JLR completes new stamping facility at Halewood

24 March 2014 | Chris Wright

UK: JLR completes new stamping facility at Halewood Chris Wright Tata Motors' UK luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover has spent GBP45m (US$74m) on a new art servo press line at its Halewood Operatio... read more


GERMANY: BMW expects over 2m sales in 2014

19 March 2014 | Graeme Roberts

GERMANY: BMW expects over 2m sales in 2014 Graeme Roberts BMW is expecting to "achieve a significant rise in sales volume in 2014 which would take us to a new, all-time high of over 2m vehicles", cha... read more


UK: Stadco lauds growth opportunity as British market thrives

4 March 2014 | Simon Warburton

UK: Stadco lauds growth opportunity as British market thrives Simon Warburton Stadco says there is further opportunity to grow its business in the UK as the British automotive sector continues to thr... read more


UK: Stadco hails Council backing, but no direct support in US$25m investment

4 March 2014 | Simon Warburton

UK: Stadco hails Council backing, but no direct support in US$25m investment Simon Warburton Stamping and assembly specialist, Stadco, is praising backing from UK local authorities, but says it has r... read more


UK: Stadco creates 200 new jobs in US$25m investment

4 March 2014 | Simon Warburton

UK: Stadco creates 200 new jobs in US$25m investment Simon Warburton Stadco says around 200 new jobs will be created at its UK Midlands plant of Telford as it invests GBP15m (US$25m) in new stamping ... read more


FRANCE: Plastic Omnium unveils automotive revenue up 7.2% to EUR4.7bn

27 February 2014 | Simon Warburton

FRANCE: Plastic Omnium unveils automotive revenue up 7.2% to EUR4.7bn Simon Warburton Plastic Omnium has posted automotive revenue up 7.2% to EUR4.7bn (US$6.4bn), with a stronger industrial footprint... read more


US: Ford helping dealers, body shops with aluminium F-150 repair

28 January 2014 | Graeme Roberts

US: Ford helping dealers, body shops with aluminium F-150 repair Graeme Roberts Ford is introducing a collision repair programme for US dealers and body shops wjo will need to repair aluminium body p... read more


US: Ford takes on new challenges with aluminium truck - report

21 January 2014 | Graeme Roberts

US: Ford takes on new challenges with aluminium truck - report Graeme Roberts Having developed an aluminium F-150 pickup truck , Ford now has to deal with the challenge of preventing higher insuranc... read more


DETROIT SHOW: Ford increases lightweight materials on new F-150

14 January 2014 | Dave Leggett

DETROIT SHOW: Ford increases lightweight materials on new F-150 Dave Leggett Ford says its engineers have increased the use of lightweight materials on the new F-150 pickup to yield a weight saving o... read more


SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Group showcases new ideas

17 October 2013 | Chris Wright

SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Group showcases new ideas Chris Wright New lightweight materials, a boot lid that opens automatically as you approach it and a monster petrol engine have all been on display at H... read more


FRANKFURT: BMW manufacturing boss on the i3 and i8

10 September 2013 | Glenn Brooks

FRANKFURT: BMW manufacturing boss on the i3 and i8 Glenn Brooks BMW AG's board member for manufacturing says he believes the UK will be one of the firm's largest markets for the i3 and i8 plug-in mod... read more


US: Ford develops new manufacturing technology to save time, cost

4 July 2013 | Dave Leggett

US: Ford develops new manufacturing technology to save time, cost Dave Leggett Ford says it is developing a new form of manufacturing technology that has the potential to reduce costs and delivery ti... read more


JAPAN: New Mazda3/Axela loses 90kg, gains hybrid derivative

26 June 2013 | Glenn Brooks

JAPAN: New Mazda3/Axela loses 90kg, gains hybrid derivative Glenn Brooks A new generation of the Mazda3 (Mazda Atenza in Japan) has been announced. The car is said to weigh some 90kg less than the ol... read more


FRANKFURT PREVIEW: BMW retains platform, claims 90kg weight reduction, for new X5

30 May 2013 | Glenn Brooks

FRANKFURT PREVIEW: BMW retains platform, claims 90kg weight reduction, for new X5 Glenn Brooks BMW has revealed details and images of project F15, the third generation X5. The new model will have its... read more


UK: 500kg weight loss claimed for I4 Range Rover Sport

1 May 2013 | Glenn Brooks

UK: 500kg weight loss claimed for I4 Range Rover Sport Glenn Brooks Stuart Frith, the chief programme engineer for the new Range Rover Sport, has revealed details of more derivatives to come, includi... read more


GENEVA: Global vehicle debuts list [Final version with additional cars & updated descriptions]

6 March 2013 | Glenn Brooks

GENEVA: Global vehicle debuts list [Final version with additional cars & updated descriptions] Glenn Brooks Details of concepts and new models which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show ... read more


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