Tag: Automobile News 2018

ABB to supply robots for SAIC VW

China – ABB has signed an settlement with SAIC Volkswagen to supply robotics portray options for a brand new manufacturing unit being constructed in Shanghai. The plant will turn out to be the primary new power car (NEV) manufacturing unit of the VW Group based mostly on the modular electrical drive (MEB) platform. “We’re delighted to help China’s quickly rising electrical car business and to increase our partnership with Volkswagen as the corporate expands its electrical car manufacturing capabilities,” commented Sami Atiya, president of ABB’s robotics and discrete automation enterprise. “This award recognises ABB’s deep experience within the electrical car phase total and, particularly, our robotics automotive experience supported by international functions centres in China, Europe and the US.” The manufacturing unit is about to open in 2020, and can have an annual produce of 300,000 pure electrical automobiles carrying Audi, VW and Skoda badges. Round 300 ABB robots will function....





GM supplies second shift to Bowling Inexperienced

US – Frequent Motors has added a second shift and larger than 400 hourly jobs at its Bowling Inexperienced Assembly plant in Kentucky. The data comes ahead of the launch of the next know-how Corvette, which is about to be revealed in July 2019. “The Corvette’s iconic standing owes loads to the men and women of Bowling Inexperienced, the place it has been constructed solely for almost 40 years,” commented GM chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “That’s the workforce which will ship a subsequent know-how Corvette worthy of every its historic earlier and an equally thrilling future, and at current’s announcement will get us one step nearer to its reveal on July 18.” Over one million Corvettes have been made on the Bowling Inexperienced Assembly plant as a result of it opened in 1981. Over the earlier seven years, GM has spent over $900m upgrading the facility, placing in a model....



Daimler develops 3D printing line

Germany – Since Could 2017, Daimler has been working with Premium Areotec and EOS to develop a manufacturing line that may be capable of produce aluminium elements through the use of 3D printing. The businesses discovered that manufacturing prices may be diminished by roughly 50% when in comparison with present 3D printing techniques. “Additive manufacturing is appropriate for smallest-series manufacturing of recent automobiles (restricted editions),” commented Jasmin Eichler, head of future applied sciences at Daimler. “Systematic improvement of the components particularly for 3D printing implies that the manufacturing prices may be additional diminished and the standard optimised. 3D printing additionally makes explicit sense throughout the advance improvement of automobiles. The low numbers required can typically be produced extra cost-effectively, and quicker, with additive manufacturing than with typical manufacturing processes.” The course of that the businesses developed is centred on a scalable, fully-automated additive manufacturing chain, from knowledge preparation and central powder provide....





Toyota to make Lexus NX in Canada

Canada – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) has introduced that it’s going to begin producing the Lexus NX and NX Hybrid at its Cambridge plant in Ontario, Canada beginning in early 2022. It already makes the Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h on the south aspect of the power, in addition to the Toyota Corolla on the north. “Constructing on our latest Toyota RAV4 announcement and our latest facility modernisation investments, we’re excited to announce that TMMC has been chosen to provide the favored Lexus NX and Lexus NX Hybrid fashions for all the North American market,” commented TMMC president Fred Volf. “Along with the corporate’s latest investments in our amenities, in the present day’s announcement demonstrates the great quantity of belief that Toyota has within the Group Members right here at TMMC.” An funding of CDN $1.four billion (US$1.04 billion) was lately put aside by Toyota to be able to....



GM provides second shift to Bowling Inexperienced

US – Normal Motors has added a second shift and greater than 400 hourly jobs at its Bowling Inexperienced Meeting plant in Kentucky. The information comes forward of the launch of the subsequent era Corvette, which is about to be revealed in July 2019. “The Corvette’s iconic standing owes a lot to the women and men of Bowling Inexperienced, the place it has been constructed completely for nearly 40 years,” commented GM chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “That is the workforce that may ship a subsequent era Corvette worthy of each its historic previous and an equally thrilling future, and right this moment’s announcement will get us one step nearer to its reveal on July 18.” Over a million Corvettes have been made on the Bowling Inexperienced Meeting plant because it opened in 1981. Over the previous seven years, GM has spent over $900m upgrading the ability, putting in a brand....





VW and JAC to construct BEV plant

China – Volkswagen is ready to construct a brand new plant for the manufacturing of battery electrical autos (BEVs) as a part of its three way partnership with native Chinese language OEM Anhui Jianghuai Vehicle (JAC). The plant will price round 5.06 billion yuan (US$750.8m) and might be situated in japanese Hefei metropolis. It’ll have an annual output of 100,000 models. Info of those plans was included in a doc posted on-line by the Hefei Financial and Technological Growth Space. It revealed that the 2 corporations have obtained permission from environmental authorities to begin building. Based on a Reuters report, VW has confirmed the plans and mentioned that the JAC-VW three way partnership will quickly launch its first mannequin, titled the E20X. A pre-production model of the mannequin was first proven on the Beijing Motor Present in April 2018. VW has promised to launch 14 new vitality autos (NEVs) in China throughout 2019.....



ZF and Foton open transmission plant

China – Tier 1 provider ZF has teamed up with truck and bus producer Foton to open a transmission manufacturing plant for business autos in Jiaxing, south of Shanghai. The ability will likely be used to make TraXon, ZF’s compact modular transmission system, which can then be fitted to Foton autos and bought in the Chinese language market. “This three way partnership sees the joined palms of two business leaders,” commented Heyi Xu, CEO of Foton’s dad or mum firm BAIC Group. “It speaks for the product innovation and enterprise capabilities of BAIC, and ZF world management in transmission merchandise and manufacturing. Each events will leverage on their respective know-how and strengths, type a modular and normal manufacturing platform, in an effort to produce cutting-edge, environment friendly and clever transmission merchandise for the world. We are going to present Chinese language clients of business autos the specified world-class merchandise, main the event of....





Volvo and Polestar fireplace up in China

China – Manufacturing of the Volvo XC40 has began on the Geely-owned plant in Luqiao – a district of Taizhou in Zhejiang Province, positioned on the East coast. The transfer displays rising demand within the small SUV and Volvo’s need to extend native manufacturing. “Demand for the XC40 has exceeded our most optimistic expectations,” commented Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief govt for Volvo Vehicles. “Constructing the XC40 in Luqiao creates further capability, provides flexibility to our international manufacturing community and is a transparent proofpoint of our technique to ‘construct the place you promote’.” The plant in Luqiao already builds the Lynk & Co 01 – an SUV made by the brand new marque which Volvo co-owns with Geely. Additionally it is quickly to be house of the brand new absolutely electrical Polestar 2. “With the ability to produce Polestar 2 within the Luqiao plant in China exhibits the clear synergies of our possession construction and....



Volvo and Polestar hearth up in China

China – Manufacturing of the Volvo XC40 has began on the Geely-owned plant in Luqiao – a district of Taizhou in Zhejiang Province, situated on the East coast. The transfer displays rising demand within the small SUV and Volvo’s need to extend native manufacturing. “Demand for the XC40 has exceeded our most optimistic expectations,” commented Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief government for Volvo Automobiles. “Constructing the XC40 in Luqiao creates additional capability, provides flexibility to our world manufacturing community and is a transparent proofpoint of our technique to ‘construct the place you promote’.” The plant in Luqiao already builds the Lynk & Co 01 – an SUV made by the brand new marque which Volvo co-owns with Geely. Additionally it is quickly to be dwelling of the brand new totally electrical Polestar 2. “Having the ability to produce Polestar 2 within the Luqiao plant in China exhibits the clear synergies of our possession construction and....





Mercedes begins constructing battery plant

Germany – Mercedes-Benz has began the development of its battery manufacturing facility within the Brühl sub-plant at Untertürkheim, Germany. That is a part of the €1bn (US$1.13bn) funding that the OEM has put aside for its world battery manufacturing community, which at present contains of 9 battery factories at seven areas on three continents. “Our powertrain manufacturing community is within the midst of the transformation,” commented Frank Deiß, head of powertrain manufacturing Mercedes-Benz Vehicles and website supervisor of the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant. “With the battery manufacturing on the Untertürkheim plant, we’re additional advancing the transition right into a high-tech location for elements of electrical mobility. On the similar time, we proceed to supply standard engines, axles, transmissions and elements in massive numbers. This flexibility of the crew makes us robust.” The battery manufacturing facility will cowl 12,000 squared meters, and will probably be carbon-neutral throughout operation. It’s going to provide electrical....



Volvo to put in paint store in Torslanda

Sweden – Volvo Vehicles has introduced that it has invested a multi-billion kroner sum to put in a brand new paint store at its Torslanda plant. This may reportedly lead to a discount of vitality consumption and emissions from the portray course of by a minimum of one third, in keeping with the OEM. “We have now recognized our paint store operation as one space wherein we are able to obtain vital reductions in vitality consumption and emissions,” mentioned Javier Varela, senior vp manufacturing and logistics at Volvo Vehicles. “Volvo Vehicles is dedicated to our imaginative and prescient for a extra environmentally sustainable enterprise. This funding additionally strengthens our plans for the Torslanda plant to stay globally aggressive.” In addition to serving to to chop emissions and vitality consumption, the brand new paint store may also help the launch of subsequent era Volvo autos which might be primarily based on....





Ford invests in EV and AV manufacturing

US – Ford has mentioned it will spend US$900m on its services in Michigan with a purpose to prepared for the manufacturing of each electrical and autonomous autos. That is the most recent in a string of investments that the OEM has just lately introduced it can make in US vegetation. “We’ve taken a recent have a look at the expansion charges of electrified autos and know we have to defend further manufacturing capability given our accelerated plans for totally electrical autos,” commented Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president, world operations. “That is excellent news for the way forward for southeast Michigan, delivering extra good-paying manufacturing jobs.” The plan is to develop capability on the Flat Rock Meeting Plant in order that it turns into the manufacturing dwelling of autos utilizing the corporate’s next-generation battery electrical automobile structure, which Ford mentioned it was creating again in January 2018. The plant at present operates one shift,....



Dongfeng Maxion to construct wheel plant

China – Dongfeng Motor Elements and Parts Group has shaped a brand new three way partnership firm with Maxion Wheels – a division of the Brazilian wheel and structural element producer Iochpe Maxion. The brand new firm is known as Dongfeng Maxion Wheels, and can look to serve the worldwide market. “Rising our presence in Asia is certainly one of Iochpe-Maxion’s priorities,” commented Marcos Oliveira, president and CEO of Iochpe-Maxion. “Coupling Maxion Wheels’ international buyer relationships and important aluminium wheel experience with Dongfeng Motor Elements and Parts’ purpose to develop its portfolio to incorporate mild car aluminium wheels is the makings of a robust partnership. We’re honoured to hitch Dongfeng’s sturdy and dynamic organisation and thru our three way partnership present world-class aluminium wheels for our international and home Chinese language OEM clients.” The plan is to construct a brand new plant in Hubei Province, China, producing round 450 new jobs within the....





PSA’s Poissy plant so as to add mannequin

France – Groupe PSA has revealed that it’s going to begin making the brand new Opel/Vauxhall B-SUV at its Poissy plant, which is situated about an hour north west of the French capital Paris. In consequence, the power will change into the primary to assemble a car based mostly on the corporate’s widespread modular platform (CMP). “Poissy workers are proud to paved the way this yr with the primary implementation of this cutting-edge manufacturing course of for our Group,” commented Frédéric Przybylski, supervisor of the Poissy plant. “Having an extra car is the clear recognition of our efficiency enchancment and I want to thank all of the groups that created the circumstances to make it occur. It’s additionally a giant accountability and we’re dedicated to realize the best ranges of effectivity and high quality for the satisfaction of our clients.” The B-SUV might be constructed alongside the Peugeot 208, DS Three and....



Scania units sights on Thailand

Thailand – Scania has opened a brand new meeting facility for truck cabs, truck chassis and bus chassis within the Bangkok Free Commerce Zone, Thailand. The Swedish OEM says that the transfer is a vital a part of its plan to strengthen its presence in the area. “With this new industrial institution and with native suppliers, we are able to now construct Scania vehicles and buses based on international specs, with Thai origin,” commented Gustaf Sundell, managing director for Scania Group Thailand. “It provides us utterly new stipulations for our development within the ASEAN Free Commerce Space. By rising our native presence, we at the moment are in a position to rapidly reply to clients’ calls for, and ensure that we offer the most effective transport resolution for every buyer.” Costing 800m Thai Baht (US$25.54m) and overlaying 33,900sq.m, the plant marks the largest funding in manufacturing that Scania has made exterior Europe and Latin America.....





VW units out Wolfsburg improve

Germany – New bodyshop AGVs, extra automated meeting stations and a sequence of ergonomic measures will characteristic in a significant improve at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant Saying the brand new programme of enhancements at this month’s website symposium, VW mentioned that the modifications will enhance productiveness on the Wolfsburg plant and also will obtain financial savings of round €186m. A key focus for the enhancements is the preparation for the beginning of manufacturing the Golf eight. Within the physique store, a brand new AGV system will use 23 transport robots for quicker materials provide. In meeting, a brand new robotic station will automate bolting for engine mounts, impression beams, trailer hitch and seat belts right into a single operation. The ergonomic measures embody help buildings akin to mounting seats, lifting aids and different instruments to scale back bodily work ranges throughout car meeting. The “surgeon-nurse precept” offers the worker with all....



Magna to make new Toyota Supra

Austria – Magna has introduced that it’s going to construct the brand new Toyota Supra at its facility in Graz, Austria. The automotive was first revealed on the 2019 North American Worldwide Auto Present (NAIAS), and is predicted to enter manufacturing in early 2019. In addition to assembling the Supra, Magna may also be supplying the seats, physique stampings, door latches and liftgate for the mannequin. “This contract from Toyota is a testomony to our manufacturing experience and our potential to ship on the top quality requirements we all know our clients anticipate when constructing their automobiles,” commented Günther Apfalter, president of Magna Europe and Magna Steyr. “That is yet one more instance of how we’re uniquely positioned to assist automakers that want further capability and new entrants searching for complete automobile experience.” The Graz manufacturing facility has been a hive of exercise over the previous few years. It’s already dwelling to manufacturing of....





Volkswagen selects EV manufacturing base

US – Volkswagen has introduced that it’ll use its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a base for electrical automobile manufacturing in North America. It presently makes the Atlas SUV and Passat sedan on the manufacturing facility. “The US is likely one of the most necessary places for us and producing electrical automobiles in Chattanooga is a key a part of our development technique in North America,” commented Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen. “The administration group, led by Scott Keogh, is dedicated to persevering with to extend our market share within the coming years. Along with our ongoing investments and this enhance in native manufacturing, we’re strengthening the muse for sustainable development of the Volkswagen model within the US.” Chattanooga will develop into the primary devoted location within the US for manufacturing of a automobile primarily based on VW’s modular electrical toolkit chassis (MEB) – the series-production model of the ID. Crozz SUV idea. It....



Peugeot 2008 hits manufacturing milestone

France – The one-millionth Peugeot 2008 rolled off manufacturing strains on the firm’s Mulhouse plant in japanese France. Launched again in 2013, the SUV is now one of the widespread autos in Peugeot’s portfolio. The Mulhouse plant was the primary to start out making the 2008. Round 780 items of the mannequin at the moment are made on the facility on daily basis, with 193,000 items produced in 2018 alone. 62% of the elements used within the 2008 are made at Mulhouse. The SUV is additionally made at Groupe PSA’s vegetation in Porto Actual, Brasil, in Wuhan, China, in Tehran, Iran and in Gurun, Malaysia. It’s primarily based on the PF1 platform, which can also be used for the Peugeot 208, Citroen C3 Picasso and Opel Crossland X. In Could 2018, Groupe PSA revealed plans to spice up its output of SUVs in Europe. It additionally mentioned it was investing in its Luton plant....





Eisenmann to increase paint store

US – The German manufacturing facility engineering specialist Eisenmann has gained a contract to increase the paint store at a serious truck manufacturing facility within the east of the US. Building begins on the finish of 2018 and is because of end in the summertime of 2020. “Above all, our buyer was very impressed by our modern know-how,” commented Timo Steimer, head of automotive system gross sales, NAFTA, at Eisenmann. “However our gross sales workforce’s responsiveness and adaptability all through the bidding part have been additionally key elements on this excellent achievement.” The extension will comprise of a brand new constructing that homes a pretreatment line and the corporate’s E-Shuttle 200 system. Based on Eisenmann, this technique has been particularly designed for prime throughput charges and helps corporations get monetary savings by supporting therapy of a number of car fashions on the identical line. Moreover, Eisenmann will set up its E-Dice system within the....



Three Audi fashions enter manufacturing

Algeria – Meeting of the Audi A3 Sportback, A3 Sedan and Q2 has began in Relizane. The plant is operated by Sovac Manufacturing S.P.A – a three way partnership between the German OEM and the Algerian automobile supplier Sovac. “This entry into the Group’s multi-brand manufacturing facility is a logical step into the Algerian development market,” commented Peter Will, head of planning and steering of CKD/MKD/SKD initiatives at Audi. “By particularly coaching native staff, we’re making certain Audi high quality and utilising synergies with the opposite Group manufacturers in manufacturing and logistics, laying the inspiration for continued development in North Africa.” The Audi fashions will probably be assembled alongside the Volkswagen Golf, Polo, Tiguan, Passat and Caddy, the Skoda Octavia, Speedy and Fabia, in addition to the SEAT Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Ateca. In June 2018, the VW Group introduced that its technique in North Africa could be lead by SEAT. This....





Metal wars

Bridges are being burnt in immediately’s automotive trade. Political selections are having a big influence on the value of automobiles, the best way through which they’re offered, and the place they’re made. One issue that would quickly play a key function is the commerce warfare between the US and the remainder of the world. US restrictions Metal that comes from China is reasonable. Large factories within the nation are run by the federal government, which implies labour prices are stored low. The factories are additionally provided by their very own mines, permitting them to supply iron and coal with out coping with fluctuations in commodity worth. Consequently, demand for Chinese language metal internationally has soared – statistics from the World Metal Affiliation present that China produced round 66.four million tonnes of metal in 1990, rising to 822.7 million tonnes in 2014. Nonetheless, over the previous 4 years, overcapacity has pushed....



Groupe PSA opens powertrain plant

India – Groupe PSA has just lately inaugurated a brand new plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Costing round US$85m, it is getting used to deal with the manufacturing of powertrain parts for each the worldwide and home automotive market. “We wish to be Indian in India. With this inauguration, we’ve taken one other important step in direction of the execution of our Push to Move strategic plan and dedication in direction of the Indian prospects. The standard of the relation with our accomplice, the CK Birla Group, is paramount to the success of our frequent mission, with the creation of a whole eco-system in India,” commented Carlos Tavares, chairman of the managing board at Groupe PSA. The plant has an preliminary output of 300,000 transmissions and 200,000 engines per yr. It’s owned by PSA Avtec Powertrain – a 50:50 joint-venture firm between Groupe PSA and Avtec that was created in 2017. Avtec....





Paint expertise and investments

We report on the brand new expertise, strategies and investments on the planet of paintshop being carried out by vehicle-makers all over the world… Eisenmann’s E-Shuttle 200 pre-treatment/electrocoating system will probably be a part of the Leipzig improve Growth at BMW Leipzig Eisenmann says it has been given total accountability for increasing the paintshop at BMW Group’s plant in Leipzig. The corporate will convert the topcoat line and carry out re-engineering work on pre-treatment and electrocoating. The mission features a new pretreatment/electrocoating system outfitted with E-Shuttle 200 conveyors and e-coat dryers. Eisenmann says this versatile dip-coating conveyor permits quite a lot of car fashions to be handled on a single manufacturing line. The present topcoat line will probably be transformed to a primerless portray course of, and the ending line may also be re-engineered. Set up work will begin in December 2018 and the mission is scheduled to be accomplished....



BMW takes a digital actuality verify

Germany – In preparation for ramp up of the brand new BMW three Sequence, digital actuality expertise has enabled the OEM to arrange cockpit preassembly workstations. Through the use of VR, BMW says it was in a position to assess the entire of the brand new manufacturing space in digital actuality and take a look at new procedures in 3D. Matthias Schindler, chargeable for Digital Planning and Implementation in Manufacturing on the BMW Group: “Time-consuming trial installations that replicate the workstation in its precise dimensions have been not wanted. And the truth that all of the specialists concerned – from logistics consultants to techniques planners to manufacturing workers – have been simply in a position to alternate concepts within the early levels was an vital additional benefit for the staff.” With planning and preparations remaining in a digital world, manufacturing of the present cockpit continued with out disruption. The premise....





Van manufacturing increase at Renault plant

France – The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has revealed new plans for the manufacturing of vans within the nation. Particularly, €450m (US$393m) is being spent over the subsequent 5 years to make the next-generation Renault Kangoo household at the Renault Maubeuge plant, the place the Mercedes Citan van is at present constructed. The brand new Nissan NV250 may even be made at Maubeuge alongside the Kangoo, because it shares the identical platform. The ability will probably be expanded and, in 2019, 200 further staff will probably be employed. Because of this, it’ll turn into a ‘small van heart of excellence’ for the Alliance. Three hours east, Renault’s Sandouville plant will home manufacturing of a Mitsubishi automobile based mostly on the identical platform because the Renault Trafic. It will likely be exported to Australia and New Zealand. “Groupe Renault’s international van experience is driving synergies throughout the Alliance to learn all our clients. The Maubeuge and Sandouville vegetation offered probably the....



Mercedes begins B-Class manufacturing

Germany – Mercedes-Benz has began collection manufacturing of the second mannequin in its latest compact automotive technology – the B-Class – at its plant in Rastatt. The automotive is being constructed alongside the GLA SUV and the A-Class compact sedan, which can also be made in Kecskemét (Hungary), Uusikaupunki (Finland) and Aguascalientes (Mexico). “A begin of manufacturing is all the time a spotlight for a plant,” mentioned Thomas Geier, web site supervisor of the Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant. “For this one notably, we have now ready ourselves intensively. Amongst different issues, a corridor was utterly rebuilt. Due to our expertise with the A-Class we’re optimally acquainted with the manufacturing structure and might use synergies.” Information of the B-Class manufacturing comes three years after the OEM mentioned it was investing €1 billion (US$1.14 billion) within the Rastatt plant with the intention to make compact vehicles. Round 6,500 employees at the moment are based mostly on the facility, making it the biggest....





Volkswagen to change European output

Germany – Volkswagen has revealed plans to increase manufacturing capability by constructing a brand new plant in Jap Europe. It is going to be a multi-brand plant, making varied autos beneath the totally different marques of the VW Group, and can play a key function in the corporate’s competitiveness within the area. “Now we have redefined the strategic guideposts for future plant task,” commented Oliver Blume, board of administration member for Group manufacturing. “We’re making our vegetation match for the long run. Amongst different issues, this consists of bundling cross-brand product households to maximise synergies and price advantages. That’s how we might be realising the total potential of the Volkswagen Group.” The new facility will initially home manufacturing of the Skoda Karoq and SEAT Ateca, that are at the moment made at Skoda’s plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. Kvasiny will as a substitute turn into residence to the Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Excellent and Kodiaq from 2023.....



BMW takes a digital actuality test

Germany – In preparation for ramp up of the brand new BMW three Sequence, digital actuality expertise has enabled the OEM to arrange cockpit preassembly workstations. Through the use of VR, BMW says it was in a position to assess the entire of the brand new manufacturing space in digital actuality and check new procedures in 3D. Matthias Schindler, chargeable for Digital Planning and Implementation in Manufacturing on the BMW Group: “Time-consuming trial installations that replicate the workstation in its precise dimensions have been now not wanted. And the truth that all of the specialists concerned – from logistics specialists to techniques planners to manufacturing workers – have been simply in a position to trade concepts within the early levels was an vital additional advantage for the workforce.” With planning and preparations remaining in a digital world, manufacturing of the prevailing cockpit continued with out disruption. The idea for the....





Schaeffler to close two UK crops

UK – World automotive provider Schaeffler has introduced the closure of two crops. The primary is situated in Llanelli, Wales, and homes the manufacturing of mechanical tappets and bearings for automotive makers. The opposite is in Plymouth, England, the place spindle bearings and machine components for the corporate’s industrial division are made, in addition to different bearings for the aerospace and defence industries. “A world enterprise must usually assessment market situations and try to optimise its footprint throughout totally different areas. The proposed measures we now have taken for the UK mirror this enterprise actuality. Nonetheless, we stay dedicated to preserving sure actions within the UK, a rustic that can proceed to be vital to us,” remarked Juergen Ziegler, Schaeffler’s regional CEO Europe. In addition to the 2 crops, a logistics centre in Sutton Coldfield shall be closed, with ‘the bulk’ of the staff being relocated to a leased workplace close by. Nonetheless, the corporate’s....