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Amtek Auto, a diversified New Delhibased auto component manufacturer, plans to diversify into new areas such as aerospace, railways and oil and gas by utilising its core forging and casting business, a top executive said. The $2.7-billion Amtek Group will continue to maintain its main focus on the automotive industry,…

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French car maker, Renault, has launched a manufacturing plant in Algeria, the continent’s second biggest automotive market for the car maker. The plant, which has the capacity to produce about 25,000 vehicles yearly, will be manufacturing a low cost sedans. “I think it’s a market that can exceed 500,000 units…

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The local unit of the German auto parts maker, Hella India has added a new production line at its Dhankot Plant in Haryana to manufacture body control module (BCM) and remote keyless entry (RKE) to meet increased demand in the Indian market. "This expansion aims at fulfilling the increasing need…

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Aiming to garner a larger pie in the premium superbike segment, Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Kawasaki expects to grow at 30-40 per cent during the current financial year, according to a company official. "Last year, our cumulative sale was 250 units. Currently, the superbike market is growing around 30 to 40…

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Advance Auto Parts Inc., the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America serving both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets, according to company officials, announced it will open its first store in Greencastle on Thursday. An official ribbon cutting ceremony for the store, at 203 Antrim Way across the…

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The car, which will be offered by 13 dealerships within Kia's network, has a list price of £24,995 after the £5,000 Government grant is deducted, and Kia claims a range of up to 132 miles. The Soul EV is backed by Kia's standard seven-year, 100,000 mile warranty, which is tranferable…

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Amtek Global Technologies, a unit of Amtek Auto  , has secured a long-term loan of 235 million euro (over Rs 1,800 crore) from global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), to replace its existing short-term loan.  As part of the definitive agreement inked between the two firms, KKR will provide…

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Milsco Manufacturing, a Jason company  and a leader in the design and manufacture of seating solutions for the motorcycle, powersports, turf care, heavy equipment and agricultural markets, introduces two new product lines that deliver improved style, comfort and performance over previous generations. The introductions come as part of a robust…

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Abdelmalek Sellal, prime minister of Algeria, and Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Renault, today inaugurated the Oued Tlelat car manufacturing plant in Oran alongside Algerian and French ministers. With an initial production capacity of 25,000 vehicles a year, the plant will contribute to the development of the automotive industry…

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Cosworth has announced two power packages for the Subaru-developed FA20 engine, the more potent of which pushing the horsepower up to 280. The company says the Stage 1 pack is “aimed at drivers who are looking for an easy way to upgrade the driveability and overall performance.” It bumps the…