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Chrysler extends training center to Mexico


April 4, 2014 12:43 pm ET

Chrysler Group has extended its World Class Manufacturing system to Mexico, three years after launching it in Warren, Mich.

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Wittmann Battenfeld forms unit to deal with maquiladora customers


April 4, 2014 12:47 pm ET

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — Wittmann Battenfeld Inc, of Torrington, Conn, has formed a company exclusively to handle business with Mexico’s flourishing maquiladora industry.

3-D printing firms expanding through acquisitions, new sites


April 3, 2014 10:40 am ET

The U.S. 3-D printing manufacturing sector is evolving rapidly as evidence by three separate announcements made on April 2.

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U.S. makes a loan push to auto suppliers with efficient parts


April 3, 2014 9:51 am ET

The U.S. Department of Energy wants auto suppliers to know that it still has $16 billion in low-interest financing available to support efficient-vehicle programs, and it wants them to step forward for a share of those funds.

International mold makers drill down for more work in Mexico


April 2, 2014 1:26 pm ET

International mold makers are stepping up their interest and activities in Mexico, largely encouraged by the rapid growth of the country's automotive industry.

French auto supplier Actuaplast expanding in U.S., China


April 2, 2014 9:58 am ET

French injection molder Actuaplast has launched a new production facility in Dongguan, China, and is planning to set up a new plant in the Detroit area in the U.S., according to Ronan Pérennou, the company's chief executive.

Auto supplier Continental building 'technology center for blow molding'


April 1, 2014 3:26 pm ET

Continental AG's ContiTech unit announced April 1 that it is buying Inotec Innovative Technologie GmbH and Präzisionstechnik Geithain GmbH for an undisclosed amount.

Polyplastics building 2 new plants in India


March 31, 2014 1:14 pm ET

NEW DELHI — Decorative plastic component maker Polyplastics Industries (I) Pvt. Ltd. is building two more plants in India to supply parts to supply the front grille to new products for the Indian market.

Varroc seeing new lighting business for scooters, motorcycles


March 31, 2014 1:18 pm ET

Headlight maker Varroc Group is looking to get further into lighting for scooters and motorcycles following its acquisition of an 80 percent stake in Italy's Triom SpA.

Germany's Kayser Automotive expands to India, considers new production


March 31, 2014 1:05 pm ET

Einbeck, Germany-based Kayser Automotive Systems GmbH opened its first design and sales office in India in December, and recently received clearance to open production in the country soon.

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