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Military and commercial vehicle maker AM General will start making Mercedes-Benz SUVs this summer under a new, multi-year contract with the German automaker. AM General will make the R-Class SUV at its commercial vehicle plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. The R-Class, which comes with six or seven seats, was briefly sold…

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Private-equity firm Bain Capital LLC signed a definitive agreement to buy TI Automotive, the latest in a series of deals in the automotive supply chain. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, although Bain is said to be paying $2.1 billion, according to two people familiar with the deal. A TI spokesman declined…

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Volvo Penta has reached an agreement with Ohio-based Gradall to be the exclusive supplier of Tier 4 Final diesel engines for Gradall's XL line of excavators. The telescopic-boom hydraulic excavators, powered by Volvo Penta 5- and 8-liter engines, will be available starting Q2 2015. Gradall went in search of an…

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Attending an experience sharing meeting organized by the Antalya Businessmen Association, Toyota Turkey CEO Orhan Özer said Japan-based Toyota will add $500 million to its existing $1.9 million worth of investments in Turkey to launch new models in the next two or three years. Özer said Toyota Turkey exports 88…

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Uniparts Group, a global manufacturer of engineered systems and solutions for the off highway vehicle market, will invest Rs 100 crore to set up a facility in Ludhania and expand its Visakhapatnam plant, according to a top executive of the Noida-headquartered entity. Uniparts, which operates six manufacturing facilities -five in…

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China Zenix Auto International Limited , the largest commercial vehicle wheel manufacturer in China in both the aftermarket and OEM market by sales volume, announced today that it has signed a contract to supply advanced tubeless steel wheels to the Cargotec (Shanghai) Trading Co, Ltd. in 2015.   Zenix Auto…

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General Motors has invested $300 million to upgrade its Detroit-Hamtramck plant ahead of this year’s launch of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan, a company executive said. The investment includes construction of a body shop equipped with 205 robots. The CT6 is Cadillac’s new flagship sedan and the first to employ…

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German automakers BMW and Volkswagen are joining with ChargePoint to build a U.S. network of fast-charging stations for electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the companies said Thursday. The companies plan to install nearly 100 ChargePoint ports on the U.S. East and West Coasts by the end of 2015 as…

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Ford opened a new research center in Silicon Valley on Thursday, stepping up the company's efforts on connected vehicles, autonomous driving and ways to use big data. "At Ford, we view ourselves as both a mobility and an auto company, as we drive innovation in every part of our business,"…

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“Lenze’s new office location will create a dynamic and modern workplace for the innovative work that our employees are doing to deliver a diverse range of solutions for vehicle manufacturing,” said Chuck Edwards, president, Lenze. “Automotive manufacturers look to Lenze to provide ideal drive and automation technology systems, allowing reduced…