SGL Carbon to supply carbon fibres and fabrics for BMW iNext

SGL Carbon to supply carbon fibres and fabrics for BMW iNext

BMW Group has chosen SGL Carbon to supply carbon fibres and semi-finished textile products for a range of components in its upcoming next-generation electric vehicle, the BMW iNext.

Woodbridge and Yanfeng form a new JV to expand footprint in Asia Pacific

Woodbridge and Yanfeng form a new JV to expand footprint in Asia Pacific

Woodbridge and Yanfeng announced a new joint venture on December, 24, 2018. This new partnership, called Yanfeng Woodbridge Lightweight Composites Co., Ltd., strengthens both companies as top automotive suppliers in the manufacturing and selling of particle foam.

Hirotec America to open new facility in Fayetteville

Hirotec America to open new facility in Fayetteville

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Hirotec America, Inc. officials announced that the automotive supplier will construct a new manufacturing facility in Fayetteville.

Aisin and Denso form company to sell driving modules for EVs

Aisin and Denso form company to sell driving modules for EVs

Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. and Denso Corporation announced that they have formally agreed to form a new company to develop and sell driving modules used for electric vehicles.

China Automotive Systems and Hyoseong Electric enter JV to manufacture electric motors

China Automotive Systems and Hyoseong Electric enter JV to manufacture electric motors

China Automotive Systems, Inc., a power steering components and systems supplier in China, announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Hyoseong Electric Co. Ltd. to design, manufacture and sell electric motors for automotive electric power steering systems.

Henniges Automotive to open Technical and Innovation Centre in Europe

Henniges Automotive to open Technical and Innovation Centre in Europe

Henniges Automotive, a global supplier of engineered sealing and anti-vibration systems for the automotive market, announced that it will open a new Technical and Innovation Centre in the Czech Republic next year to strengthen its development and research competence in the region.

Denso to make its Maryville facility a hub for manufacturing EV components

Denso to make its Maryville facility a hub for manufacturing EV components

As part of Denso’s $1 billion investment to make its Maryville, Tennessee, location a manufacturing hub in North America for electrification, connectivity and advanced safety products, the company announced that it will produce a next-generation inverter for OEMs in the US.

Auria Solutions Shanghai breaks ground for a new facility in Wuhan, China

Auria Solutions Shanghai breaks ground for a new facility in Wuhan, China

Auria Solutions Shanghai Co. Ltd., held a ground breaking ceremony at the site of its newest location in Wuhan, China. Auria Solutions Shanghai Co. Ltd. is a joint venture between global tier-one automotive supplier Auria Solutions Ltd. and Shanghai Car Carpet Plant Co., Ltd., a Shanghai Shenda company.

Continental adds Turbochargers for Ford engines to its aftermarket range

Continental adds Turbochargers for Ford engines to its aftermarket range

Continental is expanding its range of products for the automotive aftermarket, adding turbochargers as original part.

Brose and AUNDE establish JV to develop and produce complete car seats

Brose and AUNDE establish JV to develop and produce complete car seats

Brose and AUNDE have decided to combine their core competencies and establish a joint venture for the cooperative development, assembly and supply of complete seats for passenger cars.

Continental begins testing tyres on self-driving test vehicles

Continental begins testing tyres on self-driving test vehicles

At its test site in Uvalde, Texas, USA, Continental has commissioned the first driverless tyre test vehicle for a wide range of road surface types.

Brose expands its manufacturing facility in Taicang, China

Brose expands its manufacturing facility in Taicang, China

Automotive supplier Brose has opened a new plant in Taicang, China. It will be one of the mechatronics specialists’ lead plants, in which state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies will be applied.

Magna bolsters its seat manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of VIZA Geca

Magna bolsters its seat manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of VIZA Geca

Magna signed an agreement to acquire VIZA Geca SL of Spain, which operates four production facilities and had sales of €125 million ($142.5 million) in 2017. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the first quarter 2019, pending regulatory approval.

Goodyear to expand manufacturing capacity at its facility in Slovenia

Goodyear to expand manufacturing capacity at its facility in Slovenia

Goodyear announces plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Slovenia to meet the growing demand for premium tyres in EMEA.

UQM wins contract to supply Fuel Cell Compressor Systems to a major Fuel Cell System Supplier in China

UQM wins contract to supply Fuel Cell Compressor Systems to a major Fuel Cell System Supplier in China

UQM Technologies, Inc., a developer of alternative energy technologies, announced that it has won an order from a major fuel cell system supplier in China for UQM’s Fuel Cell Compressor System (“FCS”).