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  • GM Korea set to shut Gunsan plant

    February 12th 2018

    South Korea – GM Korea has announced that it will shut its Gunsan plant as part of a restructuring plan

  • UK political farce will hit production

    June 26th 2017

    In early May, UK prime minister Theresa May called a snap general election believing she could both pummel the opposition Labour Party and gain a stronger hand in the upcoming negotiations with the EU over Brexit. In the end, neither “objective” was achieved and the country has a hung parliament and may well face another election in a few months’ time…

  • Gestamp opens seventh plant in Brazil

    April 26th 2017

    Brazil – The Spanish company has invested €24.9m to set up a new hot stamping plant in Betim (Minas Gerais, Brazil), that will serve Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA), supplying parts for the Fiat Palio and Siena models…

  • Mitsubishi inaugurates new plant in Indonesia

    April 25th 2017

    Japan – Following a 65 billion yen ($565m) investment the company says this state-of-the-art facility will employ 3,000 workers and produce 160,000 units a year at full capacity…

  • Sealing tape for automotive applications

    March 30th 2017

    Developed for use with polypropylene, and TPV (thermoplastic vulcanisate) seals, Tesa has introduced its ACXplus 74508 Seal Line and ACXplus Black Line tapes to the automotive market. The company claims applications in the automotive sector include the mounting of window seals, water box seals, sunroof seals and obstacle detection systems (ODS)…

  • Hyundai opens Cangzhou plant

    October 18th 2016

    The state-of-the-art facility, 200km south-east of Beijing, becomes Hyundai’s fourth in China and is equipped with press, body, paint and assembly lines as well as an engine plant. Initial capacity is 200,000 units with the first model being Verna Yuena, developed by Hyundai for the Chinese market. …

  • PSA SAIPA finalise joint-venture in Iran

    October 7th 2016

    This 50/50 joint-venture to produce and sell Citroën vehicles in Iran will cover the entire process from design through to vehicle marketing. The partners say over €300m will be invested in manufacturing and R&D capacity over the next five years, and the deal includes technology transfers and sourcing a high level of local content…