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20. July 2018

CN - Volvo expects record 2018 sales despite trade tensions

Volvo Cars said it was on track for a fifth consecutive year of record vehicle sales despite rising trade tensions after second-quarter profit rose on strong demand for its SUVs.Operating profit increased 29 percent to 4.2...

18. July 2018

GER / IN - VW Group to invest Rs 7,900 crore in India, plans new design centre by end-2018

While Skoda Auto India had announced its ‘India 2.0’ project a week ago, its parent Volkswagen Group today revealed further details about its new strategy to accelerate its business in India and gain market share in the growing...

17. July 2018

GKN Powder Metallurgy found a way to shine in lightweight technology, additive manufacturing, and electrification.

The process of powder metallurgy (PM) has existed for over 100 years. By heating compressed metal powders to just under their melting points, metallurgists can produce high-quality parts for a variety of applications.But the...

16. July 2018

CA - The Auto Aftermarket in an Era of Trump Tariffs

This past Sunday was a big day for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. The minister oversaw the introduction of the largest retaliatory effort Canada has undertaken on trade in the post-war era. That the new tariffs were...

13. July 2018

Gabriele Galante 1942 -2018

With gratitude and great appreciation for his international achievements for CEMAFON, we have the sad task to say goodbye to our former President Gabriele Galante. He was the founder of IFF and put a lot of effort into all...

13. July 2018

RUS - Rusal elects new board of directors in bid to escape…

Shareholders at sanctions-hit Russian aluminium producer Rusal elected a new board of directors on Thursday in an effort to appease the U.S. and get the restrictions lifted.The new board, dominated by independent directors and...

12. July 2018

Dr Guido Kleinschmidt new President of METEC 2019

Dr Guido Kleinschmidt (49), who is a member of the Managing Board of SMS group GmbH, is the new President of METEC, the International Metallurgical Trade Fair and Congresses from 25. to 29. June 2019. He was elected unanimously...

12. July 2018

GER - VW to separate components business

Similar to Volkswagen's Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles brands, Components is to become an independent corporate entity under the umbrella of VW AG from January 2019."The realignment process which is currently in...

11. July 2018

UK - New Thomas Dudley showroom offers training facility

An interactive and digital showroom forms part of Thomas Dudley Grup's new head office in Dudley.The market-leading bathroom and washroom products manufacturer's new building, designed by Glazzards Architects, was unveiled to...

10. July 2018

GER / IN - Tata Steel comes out on top in Thyssenkrupp JV deal

Tata Steel’s modest concessions seen far below those sought by Thyssenkrupp’s investorsDespite its apparent concessions, has Tata Steel actually come out on top in the joint venture agreement with German competitor Thyssenkrupp?...

09. July 2018

GF issues its Sustainability Report 2017

The Sustainability Report of GF provides a detailed overview of the company’s broad range of sustainability activities and the progress made in 2017. GF is well on track to reach its 2020 targets.Defined in 2015, the...

06. July 2018

Chemex and Eurokern become Chemex Foundry Solutions

With the aim of further simplifying the organizational structure within the HA Group, Eu-rokern Gießereitechnik GmbH has been renamed into Chemex Foundry Solutions GmbH with effect from 20 June 2018. At the same time, the former...

05. July 2018

LCC Die Caster Collaborator in INDIA is looking to collaborate

LCC Die Caster Collaborator in INDIA is looking to collaborate with a small/medium scale die casting unit (in non-automotive segment) which has sales of about 10 million euro. ‎Our idea: Continue sales/engineering/marketing in...

04. July 2018

Excellence Rewarded at Groupe PSA’s 2018 Supplier Awards

On June 26th 2018, Groupe PSA recognized the excellence of its suppliers’ performance during the “Supplier day” in presence of Maxime Picat, Executive Vice-President Europe and Michelle Wen, Purchasing and supply chain...

03. July 2018

Beyond the Hysteria about Auto Tariffmageddon

After decades of relentless offshoring, the equation may change for automakers and component makers.President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs of 20% or 25% on auto components and vehicles imported to the US is causing a bout of...

02. July 2018

A reviving two-wheeler mkt is shaping the fortune of this component maker

Fifty-six-year-old businessman Anurang Jain is focused on growing his company's profit at a faster pace to revenue. In the last five consecutive years, auto component maker Endurance Technologies has delivered Jain's...

29. June 2018

Transforming metal additive manufacturing for automotive

automotive additiveGeneral Motors’ Anil Sachdev explores the automotive industry’s challenges with additive manufacturing (AM) and what needs to change for it to become a mainstay technology.When it comes to the automotive...

27. June 2018

Maurizio Sala Confirmed as President of AMAFOND

Maurizio Sala, Amafond President and CEO of Foundry Ecocer S.r.l.On 22nd June 2018, the 72nd Ordinary Assembly of Amafond, the Italian Association of Foundry Suppliers, took place at the Villa Baiana in Monticelli Brusati (BS),...

27. June 2018

UK - Where design meets innovation

In a Q&A session, Aeromet International’s director of Advanced Material Technology, Mike Bond delivers the latest update on the development and commercialisation of the company’s A20X aluminium-copper alloy.Today’s...

25. June 2018

CA - Best Of: Penticton Foundry strives to be different in their industry

Penticton Foundry earns Business of the YearOwner of the Penticton Foundry had this to say about being chosen as Business of the Year: “To me, this is a win for the whole company – all 80 of us,” said president and general...

22. June 2018

3D printing, married to traditional metal casting, could reshape manufacturing

A proof-of-concept project could save airlines hundreds of millions of dollarsAutodesk research scientist Andreas Bastian created a 3D design used to print a plastic airline seat frame. That plastic seat frame was then coated in...

21. June 2018

UK - New metals processing centre unveiled at Brunel

The car makers and aerospace manufacturers in the UK, and worldwide, are set to benefit from revolutionary new metal processing and casting techniques with the opening of the Advanced Metal Processing Centre at Brunel University...

20. June 2018

AU - Automotive Diecasting Supplier Uses Tomograph to Ensure Quality and Process Stability

Management at the TCG UNITECH Group (TCG), an Austrian high-pressure die casting and injection molding company, has achieved what many executives only dream of – outperforming the competition in their industry.The company went...

19. June 2018

USA - Vermont Castings invests $10 million in improvements

This article by John Lippman was published in the Valley News on June 16.Not long ago, there used to be a lot of soot inside the Vermont Castings foundry, where workers would come off shifts coated in black, looking as if they...

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