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Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Ford Europe to cut thousands of jobs in turnaround plan

January 10, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Ford will shed thousands of jobs at its European operations in a bid to return the business to profitability in a broad restructuring that may include shutting down production plants. Ford has struggled with an aging model lineup and a […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Ford plans new wireless tech for cars starting 2022

January 7, 2019

Via: Reuters

Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Monday it plans to roll out a wireless technology for its new vehicle models in the United States, starting 2022, that will allow direct communication between connected devices. The new technology called C-V2X, or […]


Design &Planning, Process

Tesla to start delivering Model 3 to China buyers in March

January 4, 2019

Via: Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said on Friday it plans to start delivering Model 3 cars to customers in China in March, cementing a time frame that the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker’s chief executive, Elon Musk, tweeted about […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Hyundai to open car plant in Indonesia, to build EVs: minister

December 20, 2018

Via: Reuters

The Korean company, which together with affiliate Kia Motors (000270.KS) is the world’s No.5 automaker, plans to build a factory in Indonesia with a capacity of around 250,000 units, including for electric cars, Harjanto told Reuters. Indonesia has ample reserves […]


Design &Planning, Process, Production

Dubai launches a new pharmaceutical manufacturing plant

December 19, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Dubai Science Park (DSP) has become the new home to the first pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Dubai. Operated by Pharmax Pharmaceuticals (Pharmax), the US$34mn plant will produce more than 200mn tablets and medicines to cater towards the growing number of […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Jaguar Land Rover plans to cut 5,000 jobs, paper says

December 17, 2018

Via: Automotive News

The UK luxury automaker, owned by India’s Tata Motors will outline the measures in January as part of a three-year cost-cutting program, the paper said, citing several unidentified people close to the company. JLR has been hit hard due to […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Hyundai Plans $6.7 Billion Investment to Boost Fuel-Cell Output

December 11, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Hyundai Motor Group and its suppliers plan to spend of 7.6 trillion won (US$6.7 billion) through 2030 to raise production of fuel cells by more than 200-fold as the South Korean automaker targets to become a key player in the […]


Design &Planning, Process

Verizon, Samsung to release 5G smartphones in U.S. in 2019

December 3, 2018

Via: Reuters

The two companies said in a statement they would unveil a prototype, using Qualcomm Inc’s modem chips, at the chipmaker’s annual Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii this week. While Verizon is leading the charge to trial 5G in some […]


Design &Planning, Process

$765bn of infrastructure projects to be delivered through digital manufacturing in next 10 years

December 3, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

It is hoped that the funds will allow the infrastructure projects to be delivered through the use of digital manufacturing techniques. The government stated: “Applying modern manufacturing approaches to building projects can boost productivity and reduce waste by as much […]


Design &Planning, Process

Huawei to commence manufacturing smartphones in India next year

November 29, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The firm is planning to open 1,000 retail stores across India by 2020 in order to push its smartphone, Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Wally Yang, Senior Product Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said: “Numbers is not a very big […]