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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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Lightweighting continues as the top theme for the auto industry


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

Polypropylene materials from Borealis AS are offering lighter weight and sustainability in the auto market.

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Ford asks suppliers for backup plans to avoid repeats of supply shortages


October 13, 2014 7:36 am ET

Ford Motor Co. is asking Tier 1 suppliers to make backup production plans for key plants that could disrupt Ford's vehicle assembly if they shut down.

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Kiefel boosts exposure to auto industry with tooling acquisition


October 9, 2014 10:07 am ET

German machinery company Kiefel GmbH, part of the Brückner group, has acquired Czech-based SWA sro, a company which provides compression, foaming and vacuum form tooling along with automation systems for the auto industry.

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Europlast building new mold making plant in Mexico for auto industry


October 8, 2014 2:34 pm ET

Pioneering packaging injection molder Europlast SA de CV, a 50-50 joint venture between Mexico's Weiss and Italy's Garlatti de Mozzi families, is to establish a mold making operation in the city of Querétaro, 130 miles northwest of Mexico City, at a ...

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IAC opens new European headquarters


October 8, 2014 11:43 am ET

Luxembourg-based auto supplier International Automotive Components has celebrated the official opening of its new European headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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