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Ford announces profit in India for first time in 10 years

November 6, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Ford has reduced its manufacturing costs by 40% through its initiative called the Emerging Market Operating Model (EMOM) and has started to develop an increased number of vehicles locally to transition from its “One Ford” plan. Anurag Mehrotra, managing director […]


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Panasonic profit weighed by Tesla costs, but in talks for further investment

October 31, 2018

Via: Reuters

Business with Tesla has yet to contribute to profit. Yet Panasonic said it was in talks to add to its $1.6 billion investment and take capacity at the so-called Gigafactory over the 35 Gigawatt hours (GWh) it is set to […]


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GE Healthcare’s Q3 profits tick up despite flat sales

October 30, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Profits for the healthcare business at GE rose despite flat sales growth for the third quarter, as the parent company posted a swing to red ink on a -$22 billion charge. The Boston-based industrial conglomerate reported healthcare profits of $861 […]


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LG Electronics sees 45% rise in its third quarter operating profit

October 25, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

With the company’s mobile phone division now showing narrowed losses overall, it is thought that LG’s focus on mid-range mobile phones as well as its cost reduction plans have enabled the firm to experience smaller losses. It was announced that […]


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BASF and Nornickel join forces in European EV battery push

October 22, 2018

Via: Reuters

Underpinned by a new BASF cathode plant in Finland, the agreement could provide fresh impetus to European efforts to create battery cell manufacturing capacity in a market dominated Chinese and Korean producers. Chemicals giant BASF will build a plant to […]


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Apple gets critical iPhone technology in $600 million Dialog deal

October 11, 2018

Via: Reuters

The agreement to acquire patents and people from the Anglo-German chip designer is not only unusual, but also the largest of its kind by Apple, whose last sizeable acquisition was the $350 million purchase of Face ID creator PrimeSense in […]


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Can Detroit’s new Flex-N-Gate plant be replicated?

October 9, 2018

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — Flex-N-Gate’s glimmering new $160 million auto parts plant began pumping out dozens of parts for the new Ford Ranger this month, about 18 months after the company broke ground on a once-barren plot of land on the city’s […]


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Samsung Electronics third-quarter profit seen at record, but peaking, as chips shine

October 2, 2018

Via: Reuters

The July-September quarter is, however, expected to mark a peak in earnings as a two-year super cycle of tight supply and soaring demand comes to an end, with prices of some types of chips already sliding sharply. The world’s top […]


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SEC lawsuit sends Tesla shares tumbling

September 28, 2018

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Shares of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) dived 11 percent in early trading on Friday after U.S. regulators accused Chief Executive Elon Musk of fraud and sought to remove him from his role in charge of the electric car company. […]


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Harley Is Winning in Europe—Without a Trade War

September 24, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Willi Breuckmann could have gone for the BMW motorcycle—it was a comfortable and affordable machine. And it made sense for him to stick with a ride made in his own country, Germany. Instead, he chose a Harley-Davidson. The Road King. […]