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Category: Production


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Jaguar Land Rover warns of car shortage after Brexit production shutdown

November 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

LONDON — Jaguar Land Rover’s Brexit-related production shutdown at its UK plants will leave the automaker short of cars to sell in its current financial quarter. The week-long shutdown, which started Nov. 4, was planned to offset any potential disruption […]


Process, Production

GM resumes normal production schedule after strike

October 28, 2019

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — After 40 days on picket lines, thousands of General Motors’ hourly workers returned to their regular shifts Monday. “Our focus was to resume normal operations as quickly as possible,” GM spokesman Dan Flores told Automotive News. GM’s suppliers […]


Process, Production

VW’s Seat brand hit by Barcelona unrest

October 21, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group’s Spanish brand, Seat, was forced to halt production amid demonstrations in Barcelona following the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders, Spanish media said. Seat stopped production lines from midday on Thursday until Friday night amid demonstrations in favor of […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Tesla gets approval to start manufacturing in China

October 17, 2019

Via: Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla Inc was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China’s industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate it needs to start production in the country. The list was […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

UAW union pushes GM to boost U.S. auto production

October 8, 2019

Via: Reuters

“We have made it clear that there is no job security for us when GM products are made in other countries for the purpose of selling them here in the U.S.A.,” UAW Vice President Terry Dittes wrote in a letter […]


Design & Planning, Process, Production

Bosch to make silicon carbide chips in electric vehicle range-anxiety play

October 7, 2019

Via: Reuters

Silicon carbide is more conductive than more widely-used silicon, making it possible for the chips that manage the motors in battery-powered vehicles to have higher switching frequencies and to throw off less heat. “Silicon carbide semiconductors bring more power to […]


Process, Production

Apple raises iPhone 11 production by about 10%: Nikkei

October 4, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has asked suppliers to increase production of its iPhone 11 models by up to 8 million units, or about 10%, Nikkei Asian Review reported s.nikkei.com/2nlgcSk on Friday, citing better than expected demand. “Previously, Apple was […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Nissan considers ending CUV production in UK over Brexit, report says

October 2, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Production of the Juke could move from Sunderland to a Nissan plant outside of the U.K., Bloomberg reported. Nissan will consider moving production of its crossover utility vehicles outside the U.K. if the country leaves the European Union without a […]


Process, Production

Huawei already producing 5G base stations without U.S. parts: CEO

September 26, 2019

Via: Reuters

From October, the company will be producing 5,000 of the 5G mobile communications base stations per month, and next year it plans to make about 1.5 million stations, Ren said during a forum. Huawei, the world’s largest telecoms gear maker, […]


Process, Production

Apple taps recycled rare earth elements for iPhone parts

September 18, 2019

Via: Reuters

Apple said it will used recycled rare earths in its “Taptic Engine,” a part that lets iPhones mimic a physical button click despite being a flat pane of glass. The part is about one-quarter of the rare earth elements inside […]