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27. March 2017

SLO - Magna may invest up to $1.3 billion to open Slovenia car plant

Magna International has submitted a plan to potentially invest up to 1.24 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in Slovenia to open a car plant, the Slovenian government said."The final goal is the establishment of an entirely...

27. March 2017

UK - Hi-tech new Sheffield foundry safeguards 200 jobs

Veteran industrialist Sir Andrew Cook opened a £6m ‘world leading’ foundry in Sheffield - but warned it was the “last throw of the dice.” The chairman of William Cook Cast Products staged a grand opening of the facility at the...

24. March 2017

USA - Lodge Cast Iron To Celebrate Kellermann At IH+HS

Lodge Cast Iron has undertaken several new initiatives, including the appointment of a new CEO, building a new foundry and introducing an array of new cookware that will be presented at the International Home + Housewares Show....

24. March 2017

GER - Ford invests $644M in German plant that will make Focus

Ford Motor Co. will invest 600 million euros ($644 million) in its Saarlouis Vehicle Assembly Operations in Germany, where the company will make its next-generation Focus.The announcement comes two weeks after General Motors Co....

23. March 2017

ZA - New agroprocessing-, metals-focused Ipap to be released next month

A new Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) focused on supporting the agroprocessing and metals industries, including foundries and the casting sector, will be released in April, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)...

23. March 2017

USA - Fire destroys Muskegon foundry

A foundry that employs more than 100 people in western Michigan has been destroyed by fire.Authorities in Muskegon say an equipment malfunction likely started the fire Tuesday night at Muskegon Castings. Forty people dashed to...

22. March 2017

Delegation of PALFINGER at KAMAZ

KAMAZ PTC (part of Rostec State Corporation) was visited by a delegation from one of the world's leading producers of lifting equipment – PALFINGER AG, the concern with which the auto giant coordinates the activity of two joint...

22. March 2017

CH - Increased Aluminium Content Drives into the Geneva Motor Show

The 87th Geneva Motor Show begins on Thursday at the Geneva Palexpo in Switzerland. As one of the world’s premier auto shows, “The Salon” is a forum for automakers from around the globe to showcase their latest offerings. As...

22. March 2017

PL - Giants of manufacturing extend their cooperation in heat treatment technologies

ŚRUBENA-UNIA SA, one of the leading manufacturers of industrial fasteners in Poland and in Europe, will increase its production capacity with a new SECO/WARWICK high-tech, ACLE line. The ACLE line is a cast link furnace system...

21. March 2017

SWEDEN - A former Tesla exec wants to build a battery plant in Europe that could rival Tesla's Gigafactory

• Demand for electric car batteries seen surging • Some carmakers plan battery production in-house • Entrepreneur aims to rival Tesla's Gigafactory for size A former Tesla executive is trying to raise at least $4 billion to build...

20. March 2017

UK - Chamberlin & Hill opens a New Facility Following Agreement with LCP

Castings firm Chamberlin & Hill has opened a new facility in Walsall, LCP has announced.The opening of the new site at Unit 1, Bloxwich Lane Estate, comes after the firm agreed a 10-year lease with commercial property and...

17. March 2017

Germany's Continental opens new plant in northern Serbia

A new plant of German car part maker Continental was opened in Subotica, northern Serbia, on Tuesday. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, who spoke with the plant's management before the opening ceremony, said the factory,...

16. March 2017

PL - SECO/WARWICK is patenting a ground-breaking heat treatment solution for the most demanding industries, including aerospace.

The SECO/WARWICK engineering team has designed an innovative way of continuous control over the heating and cooling of the entire cycle in multi-chambers furnaces. It is a unique, technological solution on a global scale that...

15. March 2017

MEX - Nemak opens new high-pressure die casting plant in Mexico

Nemak, which specialises in innovative lightweighting solutions for the automotive industry worldwide, has officially opened a new high-pressure die casting (HPDC) plant located in Monterrey, Mexico.The new plant's HPDC...

14. March 2017

Rheinmetall receives order from American carmaker: New kind of coolant valve goes into series production

The automotive sector of the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group has booked its first order for a special application of coolant valves. Placed by a major American carmaker and destined for the NAFTA market, the order has a...

14. March 2017

AUS - Local Alcoa woman finalist in industry awards

In just five years, Alcoa employee Sharron Freitas has climbed the ladder from a resources industry rookie to a finalist in the 2017 Chamber of Minerals and Energy Women in Resources Awards. A North Yunderup resident, Sharron is...

13. March 2017

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new innovation and production center in Biel

On 8 March 2017 the groundbreaking ceremony of the new innovation and production center of GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF, took place in Bözingenfeld in Biel (Switzerland). The modern facility will be completed by the...

10. March 2017

IRAN - Peugeot Team Tours Tabriz-Based Manufacturers of Car Spare Parts

Representatives from PSA Group’s Peugeot have toured several third-party auto parts companies in the northwestern city of Tabriz recently in a bid to incorporate additional local parts makers in their future plans.Peugeot which...

09. March 2017

UK / GER - BMW CONSIDERS MOVING MINI PRODUCTION TO GERMANY DUE TO BREXIT UNCERTAINTY

The uncertainty brought caused by the Brexit vote may have some negative repercussions to the car manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom. Recent reports claim that German automaker BMW is planning on moving the production...

08. March 2017

USA - Ford begins testing 3D printing large car parts for cost-effective customization

The spoiler on a future Ford car you buy might be 3D-printed. Ford Motor Company announced on Monday that they’ve begun testing 3D printing of large-scale parts, using tech provided by 3D printing industry giant Stratasys. The...

08. March 2017

New Director of the foundry Volkswagen Poznań Sp. z o.o.

Dr. Thomas  Kreuzinger - Janik was appointed Director of the foundry Volkswagen Poznań by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Poznań Sp. z o.o. (VWP) with effect from March 1, 2017. Dr. Kreuzinger - Janik assumed this...

07. March 2017

How 3D Printing Is Saving Rare and Priceless Cars

What do you do when you need a replacement part for one of the rarest cars in the world? Just 3D print it out of metal.The technology of 3d metal printing is helping to save the rarest cars in the world. Restorers can...

06. March 2017

5th International Cupola Conference

What role will cupolas play in future as smelters for producing high-quality cast iron?Against the background of rising environmental requirements and the boundary conditions of a globalised economy, the latest technical...

06. March 2017

USA - Hitchiner Manufacturing to expand NH plant

Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. is planning to expand its Milford plant and add up to 40 new workers. The company, which manufactures fuel-efficient and high-performance automotive components and other technology solutions for...

03. March 2017

IN - Tata Steel's Kalinganagar plant achieves milestone in metal production

Tata Steel's greenfield steel plant at Kalinganagar achieved a major milestone with hot metal production crossing two million tonne mark on February 19, 2017. Located in Odisha's Jajpur district, the plant has one of the largest...

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