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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


GERMANY/JAPAN: Toyota and BMW expand collaboration

24 January 2013 | Chris Wright

GERMANY/JAPAN: Toyota and BMW expand collaboration Chris Wright BMW and Toyota have deepened their collaboration with the signing of binding agreements to jointly development a new sports car, fuel c... read more


US: Kemmerich to start $12.2m Kentucky operation

23 January 2013 | Simon Warburton

US: Kemmerich to start $12.2m Kentucky operation Simon Warburton Automotive metal processor, Kemmerich USA,  is to establish a manufacturing operation and its American headquarters in Calloway C... read more


AUSTRALIA: GM Holden "highly unlikely" to prop up Autodom with more cash

23 November 2012 | Simon Warburton

AUSTRALIA: GM Holden "highly unlikely" to prop up Autodom with more cash Simon Warburton General Motors Holden (GMH) says it is "highly unlikely" it will inject any further cash into Australian suppl... read more


US: Ford shows prototype carbon fibre bonnet

10 October 2012 | Simon Warburton

US: Ford shows prototype carbon fibre bonnet Simon Warburton Ford has showcased a prototype carbon fibre bonnet it claims could help lower fuel consumption. The carbon fibre reinforced plastic For... read more


FRANCE: Plastic Omnium expands fuel systems and bumper business in Russia and India

18 September 2012 | Simon Warburton

FRANCE: Plastic Omnium expands fuel systems and bumper business in Russia and India Simon Warburton Plastic Omnium says it will substantially increase its presence in Russia and India to capitalise o... read more


UK: GBP56m public-private low carbon vehicle spend

24 July 2012 | Graeme Roberts

UK: GBP56m public-private low carbon vehicle spend Graeme Roberts Public and private sector investment totalling GBP56m will lead to the development and demonstration of technologies to cut carbon ... read more


GERMANY: Ford developing way to make car parts from sisal

20 June 2012 | just-auto plus Extended News

GERMANY: Ford developing way to make car parts from sisal just-auto plus Extended News Ford of Europe engineers are investigating making car parts using sustainable fibres from sisal, a plant more fr... read more


CANADA: Martinrea posts revenues of US$735.7m in Q1

10 May 2012 | just-auto plus Extended News

CANADA: Martinrea posts revenues of US$735.7m in Q1 just-auto plus Extended News Martinrea International, manufacturer of aluminium products for the auto sector, announced the release of its financia... read more


US: AIAG looking for US OEM approval today for Nylon 12 alternative

30 April 2012 | Simon Warburton

US: AIAG looking for US OEM approval today for Nylon 12 alternative Simon Warburton A sub-group meeting of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is looking to secure OEM approval today (30 Apri... read more


US: Resin shortage may interrupt auto production

19 April 2012 | just-auto plus Extended News

US: Resin shortage may interrupt auto production just-auto plus Extended News A blast at Evonik Industries' Germany plant may cause a shortage of PA-12 resin, which could affect automobile production... read more


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