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493K offical calls on rotomolding sector to boost technology
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Cleveland — Gareth McDowell thinks it’s time for rotational molding to step up — to multilayer molding, new materials, more demanding high-tech parts, and closed-loop process...
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06-27-2016
Chase opens customer service center, warehouse
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Updated  — Resin distributor Chase Plastic Services Inc. has gained a lot of experience in cutting ribbons lately. The Clarkston, Mich.-based firm officially has opened a $6 million...
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06-27-2016
Prism acquires Tech Molded Plastics
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In a union of two precision automotive molders, Chesterfield, Mich.-headquartered Prism Plastics Inc. has acquired Tech Molded Plastics Inc. of Meadville, Pa. Effective June 23, the deal nearly...
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06-27-2016
Spanish auto supplier Ficosa secures $500 million in new business for North America
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Spanish auto supplier Ficosa International SA is making big moves in North America, with contracts to make nearly 9 million mirror systems in the next five years, and new business coming to the U....
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06-27-2016
UK car sales 'could slump 25 percent after Brexit vote'
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An expert on the United Kingdom’s automotive sector has forecast a slump in UK new car sales following last week’s vote to leave the European Union. With previously divided politicians ...
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06-27-2016
Rotational molding veteran says ‘one size doesn’t fit all’
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Cleveland — Ken Bather, a 32-year-veteran of rotational molding, thinks the process is amazing. “Rotomolding is a very strange bird — I loved it ever since I first saw it,” ...
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06-27-2016
Roto Made Local to exhibit at IDSA 2016 conference in Detroit
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Cleveland — The Roto Made Local roadshow will continue at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s annual conference in Detroit, Aug. 17-20. Detroit will mark the third straight...
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06-27-2016
Worker killed at Detroit-area tool maker
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A worker was killed June 26 in an accident involving an injection molding machine at Delta Tooling Co. in Auburn Hills, Mich. Police responded to a call at around 11:15 p.m., Auburn Hills Police...
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06-27-2016
Pricing front quiet for everything but PP in May
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The North American commodity resin market gave peace a chance in May, with all prices flat except for polypropylene. Plastics News in May reported an additional 2-cent decrease on North American...
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06-24-2016
Matsui partners with SA Engineering Technology center
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Livonia, Mich. — Matsui America Inc. of Hanover Park, Ill., is partnering with the new SA Engineering Technology Collaboration Center in Livonia. The center’s main objective is to...
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06-24-2016
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Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 - The Americas

Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 – The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas, including the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production, market opportunities and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers.

Detailed charts and tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years as well as recent production figures for Brazil and Argentina. A map plots the location of production facilities in North America. A directory lists key executives for the major automotive manufacturers.

In addition to the PDF version of the complete report, 13 data tables are provided in Excel format.

We review the 10 leading plastic processors in the automotive end market, assessing their financial performance, manufacturing outlook and production outlook. We also profile 11 leading OEMs with production in North America.


Data tables in the report also provided in Excel format:
•    Employment, Hours and Earnings
•    Auto Parts Production by Country
•    Migration of North American Auto Industry
•    Light Vehicle Assembly Plants in Mexico
•    Auto Parts Exported by Mexico 2011-2012
•    Mexico Auto Parts Production Forecast to 2019
•    North American Vehicle Production
•    Brazil New Vehicle Registration
•    Brazil Vehicle Production


These processors are profiled:
•    Johnson Controls Inc.
•    International Automotive Components
•    Faurecia SA
•    Lear Corp.
•    Magna International Inc.
•    Delphi Automotive PLC
•    Denso Corp.
•    Toyota Boshoku Corp.
•    Inteva Products LLC
•    Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA

These OEMs are profiled:
•    General Motors Co.
•    Ford Motor Co.
•    Chrysler Group LLC
•    Honda North America Inc.
•    Toyota North America Inc.
•    Kia Motors America Inc.
•    Hyundai Motor America
•    Nissan Americas
•    Volkswagen Group of America
•    BMW of North America
•    Mercedes-Benz USA


The following cutaway diagrams showing parts and component suppliers are included:
•    2014 Chevrolet Corvette
•    2014 Chevrolet Impala
•    2014 Jeep Cherokee
•    2014 Toyota Corolla


These perspective stories are in the report:
•    Laurie Harbour, president and CEO, Harbour Results Inc.
•    Manuel Fernandez, international promotions director, state of Guanajuato
•    Julie A. Fream, president and CEO, Original Equipment Suppliers Association
•    Brian Fish, manager, DuPont Performance Polymers

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