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Design & Planning, Process

Sweden’s SKF to shift automation into higher gear as markets flag

September 19, 2019

Via: Reuters

SKF, which supplies bearings to automotive and industrial markets, has automated manufacturing at a string of plants, but the bulk of its 94 factories still need to be tackled. “There has been a long period where we have had to […]


Design & Planning, Process

Apple awards iPhone supplier Corning $250 million from U.S. manufacturing fund

September 17, 2019

Via: Reuters

Corning supplies glass to Apple for products such as the iPhone and Apple Watch. Since the first iPhones hit the market in 2007, the glass on every iPhone sold has been produced at Corning’s Harrodsburg, Kentucky, plant. Apple and Corning […]


Design & Planning, Process

GE Plans $5 Billion Debt Buyback to Help Tame Balance Sheet

September 12, 2019

Via: Industry Week

General Electric Co. plans to buy back as much as $5 billion of bonds as the manufacturer seeks to cut its debt load as part of its turnaround. The company said that it would repurchase up to $2.5 billion of […]


Design & Planning, Process

Amazon India to weed out single-use plastic packaging by June 2020

September 4, 2019

Via: Reuters

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) India unit said on Wednesday it would replace all single use plastic in its packaging by June 2020 with paper cushions, the latest major company to join the country’s fight against environmental pollution. […]


Design & Planning, Process

Huawei says to spend more than $300 million a year in funding for universities

September 3, 2019

Via: Reuters

HONG KONG/CHENGDU, China (Reuters) – Huawei plans to spend more than $300 million a year in research funding for universities, a senior company executive said on Tuesday, even as the Chinese firm fights a U.S. trade ban from that has […]


Design & Planning, Process

Ericsson says to invest in 5G manufacturing in Poland

August 29, 2019

Via: Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Telecom gear maker Ericsson will increase production and invest further in its Tczew plant in Poland in preparation for the ramp up of next generation 5G mobile network across Europe, it said in a statement. The firm’s […]


Design & Planning, Process

Huawei plans high-end phone launch under cloud of Google ban

August 28, 2019

Via: Reuters

The world’s No. 2 smartphone maker is set to unveil its new Mate 30 line of phones on Sept. 18 in Munich, according to a source familiar with the matter, though it is not clear when the devices would go […]


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

Mexico-based supplier explains closure of Ontario Nemak plant

August 26, 2019

Via: Automotive News

MONTERREY, Mexico — Nemak’s parent company has finally spoken about its plans to shutter its factory in Windsor, Ont., saying the plant is too small and too inefficient to remain open as the company expands elsewhere in the world. Nemak […]


Design & Planning, Process

Toyota plans self-driving escort for Olympic torch and marathon

August 23, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Toyota will deploy some 3,700 vehicles and mobility products at next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics, nearly all of them electrified, including a futuristic self-driving pod car that will escort the Olympic torch and lead the marathon race. The […]


Design & Planning, Process

U.S. Steel plans to lay off hundreds of workers in Michigan

August 20, 2019

Via: Reuters

In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed on Aug. 5, the Pittsburgh-based company said it expects to let go fewer than 200 workers following its decision to halt production at the Michigan facility. In mid-June, the company said it […]