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Category: Production


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Volkswagen to invest $800 million, build new electric vehicle in U.S.

January 14, 2019

Via: Reuters

The German automaker, in an announcement at the Detroit Auto Show, said it is adding 1,000 new jobs and that electric vehicle production in Tennessee will begin in 2022. German automakers have been under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump […]


Process, Production

Apple cuts current-quarter production plan for new iPhones by 10 percent: Nikkei

January 9, 2019

Via: Reuters

That rare forecast cut exposed weakening iPhone demand in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market, where a slowing economy has also been buffeted by a trade war with the United States. Many analysts and consumers have said the new iPhones […]


Process, Production

Tesla shares dive after price cut, production numbers

January 2, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) shares sank 7 percent on Wednesday after the electric car maker cut prices of its vehicles by $2,000 in the United States in response to the loss of a green tax credit and reported fourth […]


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 […]


Process, Production

Ford set to end production at Blanquefort in France

December 13, 2018

Via: Automotive News

BORDEAUX, France — Ford will end production at its Blanquefort plant in France by late August next year after rejecting a rescue deal for the factory, in a move which drew the ire of France’s finance minister because of the […]


Process, Production

Samsung to shut mobile phone plant in China’s Tianjin

December 12, 2018

Via: Reuters

The South Korean company has seen its share of the Chinese market shrink to 1 percent in the first quarter of this year, losing out to home-grown brands like Huawei [HWT.UL], according to market research firm Counterpoint, which pegs Samsung’s […]


Process, Production

Germany’s Varta steps up plans to mass produce electric car battery cells

November 19, 2018

Via: Reuters

Varta, which currently specializes in batteries for hearing aids and large storage systems for solar energy, has agreed a cooperation deal with Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute, a scientific research body, the two parties said on Monday. The German government has earmarked […]


Process, Production

VW says could build up to 15 million electric cars

November 16, 2018

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) could build up to 15 million electric cars over several years on its new electric vehicle production platform, the company said on Friday, adding that its Chief Executive Herbert Diess had misspoken in an interview […]


Process, Production

Honda accelerates its manufacturing capabilities in Bangladesh

November 12, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Japanese autogiant Honda has recently revealed its new plant in Bangladesh, as part of the country’s aim to establish up to 100 new economic zones across the region, as a core segment of its 2030 vision to “lead the advancement […]


Design &Planning, Process, Production

Key Infrastructure Success Factors for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

November 8, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Managing FSMA compliance requirements while ensuring quality and improving performance are critical priorities for all Food and Beverage (F&B) manufacturers. Ensuring FSMA compliance without sacrificing performance or product quality requires: Standardized processes across the enterprise for consistency and control. Visibility […]