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20. February 2019

UK - Brexit Uncertainty causes Honda to Shut Major Production Plant

Currently, 3,500 people work at the plant, with thousands more in the factory’s supply chain Japanese car maker Honda Motor Co. HMC 0.13% will shut a major production plant in the U.K., becoming the latest auto group to plan a...

19. February 2019

Worldwide Call for Submissions for the 2019 Altair Enlighten Award®

The automotive industry’s only award dedicated to vehicle lightweighting in four categories; Full Vehicle, Module, Enabling Technology and The Future of Lightweighting

18. February 2019

VESTAS LEADS BREAK-AWAY GROUP OF ONSHORE TURBINE MAKERS

Global commissioning of onshore wind turbines declined 3% in 2018, partly due to a slowdown in India and Germany. Growth is expected to bounce back in 2019, with a 32% jump to 60GW

14. February 2019

Clariant: 2018 sees increase in sales, profitability and operating cash flow

Sales increased by 5 % in local currency to CHF 6.623 billionEBITDA before exceptional items improved by 5 % in Swiss francs, exceeding CHF 1 billionEBITDA margin before exceptional items expanded to 15.4 %Net income climbed by...

12. February 2019

EU - Heiko Lickfett elected Secretary General of CAEF

Heiko Lickfett succeeds Max Schumacher as Secretary General of CAEF The European Foundry Association as of 01.01.2019. The CAEF is the umbrella organisation of the national European foundry associations. The organisation, founded...

11. February 2019

GER - SHW High Precision Casting Technology GmbH in Königsbronn is expected to cease operations

SHW High Precision Casting Technology GmbH in Königsbronn is expected to cease operations. The provisional insolvency administrator Martin Mucha of the Stuttgart law firm GRUB BRUGGER informed the 162 employees today in a staff...

08. February 2019

GER - HC Druckguss GmbH faces insolvency proceedings

HC Druckguss GmbH is facing an uncertain future. The District Court of Hagen has opened a insolvency proceedings on the assets of the specialist for aluminum and zinc die-casting.

07. February 2019

Big issues important to small Brembo

Italian brake maker Brembo is small compared with brake giants such as Robert Bosch and Continental.

06. February 2019

IN - Why UK’s auto sector fears no-deal Brexit

Britain’s car makers are dependent on mainland Europe for auto parts and emerging technologies. High tariffs can be a disaster.

05. February 2019

BOL - Tenova HYL will supply a DRI Micro-Module to Sinosteel for the project of Empresa Siderúrgica del Mutún

Tenova HYL, a Tenova company leader in Direct Reduction, was recently chosen by China’s Sinosteel Equipment and Engineering as the Technology provider for a Direct Reduction (DR) Micro-Module for “Empresa Siderúrgica del Mutún”...

01. February 2019

HUN - Successful Audi Strike Could Mean a New Era for Workers

Central European economies have experienced a historically important event: after many decades of weak trade unions, Audi workers accomplished a successful strike in Győr. The stakes were high and the German company neglected to...

01. February 2019

UK -British engine production broadly stable in 2018 as exports drive demand

• UK engine manufacturing stable in 2018, down just -0.3% to 2.7 million units.• Production for overseas plants reaches seven-year high with exports taking almost two-thirds of output.• UK demand falls in line with British car...

01. February 2019

NEXTGENAM PROJECT ESTABLISHES FIRST PILOT PLANT SMART FACTORY AT PREMIUM AEROTEC

With the aim of creating a complete production cell for additively manufacturing aluminum components used within the automotive and aerospace industries, the NextGenAM project has established its first pilot plant in Varel,...

31. January 2019

Aluminum falls after Rusal sanctions lifted, but impact seen as largely priced in

The US government’s widely expected decision late Sunday to lift sanctions on Russia’s UC Rusal, one of the world’s biggest primary aluminum producers, led to a noticeable fall in the LME primary aluminum price in Monday...

29. January 2019

The Aluminium Sector and Changes in the Global Industrial Scenario

A preview of the main points of the new industry analysis prepared by Luiss University in Rome by Ernesto Cassetta, Umberto Monarca, Davide Quaglione e Cesare Pozzi

25. January 2019

Brexit Decision – A never-ending Story?

A statement by Mark Fenyes, Chairman at Omega Sinto Foundry Machinery Ltd. Peterborough UK and President of WFO

25. January 2019

GER - Doctors demand re-evaluation of the Values for Nitrogen Oxides

Can the fine dust from exhaust make you sick or can it even be deadly? In Germany, around 100 pulmonary specialists, like Prof. Dieter Köhler, are criticizing the EU’s established nitric oxide limits. Previous studies are no...

25. January 2019

Rheinmetall Automotive subsidiary books new order for steel pistons

Components for an internationally leading truck manufacturer

25. January 2019

Barbara Nichtern as Vice President Global Sales & Marketing at Yxlon

Barbara Nichtern has taken over as Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing at Yxlon and is thus responsible for the entire product portfolio in the worldwide sales organization of the enterprise, which belongs to the...

24. January 2019

POL - Mercedes-Benz Cars to build battery factory in Jawor, Poland

The global battery production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars is increasing to nine factories on three continents.

23. January 2019

GER - Five years of Audi manufacturing in Münchsmünster

The Münchsmünster production site close to Ingolstadt has been an important part of the main AUDI AG site since fall 2013: This facility, extending over an area of 54 hectares, makes form-hardened sheet steel elements and diecast...

22. January 2019

VDMA: "Britain plays a dangerous game“

Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director of VDMA, comments on today's Brexit announcements by British Prime Minister Theresa May:  "It is hard to imagine how the British Prime Minister's new proposal could lead to a...

22. January 2019

POL - Groupe PSA starts production of the Turbo PureTech Three-cylinder petrol engine at the Tychy plant

The Tychy plant (Poland) benefited from € 250 million in investments to improve its performance and manufacture the 1.2 litreTurbo PureTech engineA modernized plant implementing Groupe PSA process and quality standardsProduction...

21. January 2019

IN - 'Indian foundry industry set to double growth rate in 5 years'

The Indian foundry industry is set to double its growth rate in the next five years due to opening up of defence, railways and aerospace areas for the private sector, prompting the government to relax foreign direct investment...

18. January 2019

BOCAR Group Selects FACTON to Standardize Costing and Quoting Processes

FACTON, the leader in Enterprise Product Costing (EPC), today announced the BOCAR Group has selected FACTON EPC as the core technology solution to standardize costing and quoting across the enterprise.

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