The new plant of the SAIC Volkswagen joint venture has been completed. It is purely built for the production of all electric vehicles on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB).
ZF celebrated the official opening of its first plant in Vietnam: In accordance with its local-for-local strategy, the company established a production site for a new Vietnamese customer in Hai Phong. The facility, located in Vinfast's 70-ha Supplier Park of Vinfast Manufacturing Automobile and E scooter Plant on the Cat Hai Island off the country’s northern shore, produces chassis modules just-in-time for a local automotive manufacturer. ZF has invested more than €25 million ($27.5 million) in the site.
The Pure Car & Truck Carrier, Grande Torino, of the Grimaldi Group was christened in the port of Civitavecchia. The ceremony was conducted by anchorman Massimo Giletti with godmother of the ship being Cristina Chiabotto, Italian showgirl and TV host.
Ford Motor Company announced the retirement of two longtime executives, new assignments for two corporate officers, and promotions to senior positions for three leaders at the company.
At the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presented Black Badge; a permanent Bespoke family of motor cars that defined the taste patterns of an emerging generation of super-luxury consumer. Now the Cullinan has been introduced as darkest, most urban expression of a Black Badge motor car yet.
At the Mercedes-Benz Trucks Safety Dialogue was held, experts from politics and business, and from Dekra Accident Research and the Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e.V. (General Bicycle Association of Germany) discussed innovative solutions for further improving road safety in the context of trucks for all road users.