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Novelis Expands Aluminum Capabilities with Kentucky Investment

Novelis Expands Aluminum Capabilities with Kentucky Investment

Novelis Inc., a major player in aluminum rolling and recycling, has announced plans to build an approximately $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky.

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Shape Corp Acquiring Aluminum Extruder Magnode

Shape Corp Acquiring Aluminum Extruder Magnode

Shape Corp. has come to terms on a purchase agreement to acquire Ohio-based aluminum extruder, Magnode. The deal comes after a successful business relationship between that two companies that included collaboration on engineering projects.

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SGL Group Acquires BMW Group’s Interest in Carbon Fiber JV

SGL Group Acquires BMW Group’s Interest in Carbon Fiber JV

SGL Carbon SE is acquiring the BMW Group’s 49 percent equity investment in joint ventures SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers GmbH based in Germany and the U.S.-based SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC, to become the sole owner of SGL ACF.

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Sika Acquires Acoustics Supplier

By on November 28, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, SUPPLY CHAINS
Sika Acquires Acoustics Supplier

Sika has agreed to acquire Faist ChemTec Group, a leading manufacturer of high-performance engineered, structure-borne acoustic solutions for the automotive industry.

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Schaeffler Invests $60 Million in Wooster, Ohio Facility Expansion

By on November 16, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, SUPPLY CHAINS
Schaeffler Invests $60 Million in Wooster, Ohio Facility Expansion

The plant will be the U.S. center for advanced E-Mobility development. For 40 years, Schaeffler Group USA Inc. – a global automotive and industrial supplier – has invested in the United States, with a significant portion of those investments taking place in Wooster, Ohio. Today, Schaeffler commemorated the facility’s 40th anniversary with a grand opening celebration and unveiling of the […]

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Robots Frame New Car with Automotive Lightweighting

Robots Frame New Car with Automotive Lightweighting

Working with Comau SpA, Alfa Romeo created an innovative manufacturing strategy and assembly line of the future.

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Toyota, Nissan Among Automakers Checking Parts Hit by Metals Scandal

Toyota, Nissan Among Automakers Checking Parts Hit by Metals Scandal

Japanese automakers including Toyota, Nissan and Mazda are investigating whether falsely labelled products supplied by Kobe Steel have impacted the safety of their cars.

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BMW: Arriving Prepared

BMW: Arriving Prepared

BMW pushes flexibility and advanced material composites as the automaker redesigns its future.
In addition to designing new assembly systems, the OEM is developing “future proof” platforms that can accept electric powertrains, combustion engines and hybrids.

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Magna Expands in Alabama with Aluminum Casting Facility

Magna Expands in Alabama with Aluminum Casting Facility

“We remain focused on lightweighting to help improve fuel economy while decreasing vehicle emissions over time,” said John Farrell, president of Cosma International, Magna’s body and chassis operating unit.

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Ward’s Survey: Automakers Move Forward with Lightweighting Plans

Ward’s Survey: Automakers Move Forward with Lightweighting Plans

The 2017 Wards Auto survey suggests that automakers are moving forward with strategies to reduce vehicle weights and improve fuel efficiency. The auto industry competes in a global marketplace, and engineers continue to look for innovative lightweighting solutions.

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