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SRG opens second China auto parts factory


October 24, 2014 11:25 am ET

U.S. automotive supplier SRG Global Inc. said Oct. 23 it is opening its second plant in China, an injection molding, plating and painting facility in the Chinese car production hub of Hubei province.

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Toyoda Gosei's growth strategy places a big focus on North America


October 23, 2014 1:21 pm ET

Sometimes, knowing your weaknesses is just as important as knowing your strengths. And if 2014 is any indication, automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. intends to strengthen its presence in all regions of the world.

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Ford's final ACH plant, injection molder of HVAC systems, to close


October 22, 2014 1:58 pm ET

Ford Motor Co. will shed the last line of business in 9-year-old Automotive Component Holdings LLC by December when ACH closes its Plymouth, Mich., climate control plant in and lays off its last 257 employees.

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BASF targets coffee and automotive connoisseurs with new resin grades


October 21, 2014 2:07 pm ET

BASF SE is using polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which is normally used to manufacture high-end electronics, in a food consumer packaging product.

Ford shrinks its supplier 'watch list'


October 20, 2014 1:35 pm ET

Ford purchasing chief Hau Thai-Tang says suppliers are starting to invest in additional production capacity because they think the recovery is real.

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Plastikon expanding in Kentucky


October 17, 2014 11:24 am ET

Automotive supplier Plastikon Industries Inc. plans to more than double the size of its production facility in Leitchfield, Ky.

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Chrysler's Busse has a surprise for you


October 16, 2014 6:00 am ET

Chrysler Group's interior design chief Klaus Busse and his team enjoy hiding what they call "Easter eggs" throughout Chrysler Group vehicles for owners to discover.

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Yazaki expanding in Romania


October 16, 2014 6:36 am ET

Japanese car parts maker Yazaki Corp. has unveiled plans to open two new production facilities in Romania, reported local business daily Ziarul Financiar.

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French molder betting on growth in the auto industry, Detroit


October 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

Precision French molder AdduXi Group is opening its first factory outside of its home country — in a Detroit suburb — and the top local executive said the time is right, as the U.S. automotive industry is on a roll.

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JCI looking at nanoparticle coatings to reduce VOCs in auto interiors


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

In an effort to improve interior air quality in the cars for which it supplies parts, the interiors division of Johnson Controls Inc. recently explored methods of reducing levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in cabin air.

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