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Category: Design &Planning


Design &Planning, Process

Nissan signs MoU to build assembly plant in Ghana

November 7, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

With the company already holding a 32% market share in the country, Nissan aims to make Ghana its sales hub in West Africa, despite already operating a facility in Nigeria. Speaking after signing a memorandum of understanding with Ghana’s trade […]


Design &Planning, Process

Geely, China aerospace firm agree to work on supersonic trains

November 6, 2018

Via: Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group [GEELY.UL] said on Tuesday it signed an agreement with China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC) [SASAAI.UL] to jointly develop “supersonic” trains in the country. The strategic framework agreement aims to […]


Design &Planning, Process

Toshiba begins joint venture with TeknoDome to unveil audio products in India

November 5, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

With a forecast of $1bn by 2020, the firm has brought out products such as a gaming headset, portable speakers, sound bars, portable CD players, packet radios and wired and wireless headphones. The joint venture with TeknoDome has seen the […]


Design &Planning, Process

Siemens announces $681mn investment in Berlin to develop Siemens City 2.0

October 31, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The investment will see the funds put into developing Siemensstadt (Siemens City) 2.0 which aims to transform a large industrial area into a modern, urban district of the future for a number of different uses. It is hoped that the […]


Aerospace & Defense, Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Process

Boeing confirms opening of its first European site in the UK

October 26, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The new factory, based in Sheffield in the UK, is set to produce thousands of parts a month which will be shipped for assembly at Boeing’s Portland facility in Oregon in the US. Following the launch of the facility, it […]


Design &Planning, Process

Faurecia SA announces plans to purchase $710mn majority stake in Hitachi’s division

October 25, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The report stated that Hitachi has agreed to sell most of its stake to Faurecia in a deal that will make the company a majority owner. Japanese giants, Hitachi, confirmed it was considering a number of options but has yet […]


Design &Planning, Process, Quality Control

Cybersecurity a Hot Topic on the Show Floor

October 18, 2018

Via: Automation World

Tony Baker, Portfolio Manager, Security at Rockwell Automation, presented recommendations on best practices and actionable steps industrial companies can take with reference to network security and standards within the industry during PACK EXPO International 2018 at The Innovation Stage. Baker […]


Design &Planning, Process

Questions About Blockchain in Industry

October 17, 2018

Via: Automation World

A technology once thought of principally as a means of securing cryptocurrency transactions appears ready to move into manufacturing and supply chain. Over the past couple of years, we’ve covered announcements related to: blockchain offerings designed to improve industrial process […]


Design &Planning, Process

Daimler set to commence work on $1bn upgrade on US plant

October 9, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company anticipates it will electrify its whole passenger vehicle line-up and provide over 50 battery-electrics, plug-in hybrids and 48-volt mild hybrids in a variety of different sizes and segments by 2022. Daimler board member, Markus Schaefer, said: “We aim […]


Design &Planning, Process

Happy Manufacturing Day! Now Get to Work.

October 5, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Manufacturing Day celebrates modern manufacturing and is intended to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. However, the American manufacturing industry is facing an identity crisis that is hurting its ability to reinvigorate its ranks. A combination of factors are at […]