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A Nissan North America auto supplier is investing $53.3 million to build a new manufacturing facility inside the carmaker's Smyrna plant. Topre America officials said the expansion of its current operations in Nissan’s Smyrna plant will create 100 jobs. According to a news release, Topre first set up shop in…

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Auto components maker Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) has received biggest ever order from Germany’s Daimler, worth Rs 15,400 crore, to supply external and internal systems for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group BV (SMRP BV), a subsidiary of the company, has received a significant set of orders for…

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Luxury car major BMW India has increased localisation in its vehicles to 50 per cent, which is in keeping with the Make-in-India programme, a top company official said today. "The higher localisation has enabled us to address challenges like inflation in emerging markets such as India," BMW Group India President,…

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Sakthi Automotive Group USA Inc. is planning a $31.9 million expansion of its plant on West Fort Street in Detroit. The project, which is supported by a $3.5 million performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund, is expected to create 350 new jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. said Tuesday…

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U.S. Farathane announced that it will spend $51.6 million to set up a plant in Riverside that is expected to create 267 jobs during the next three years. Based in Auburn, Mich., U.S. Farathane is a plastic manufacturer that has been supplying the U.S. automobile industry with functional and decorative…

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FCA opens EUR2.2bn Jeep production facility in Brazil Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has expanded its presence in Brazil with a new €2.2bn Jeep production facility in Goiana in state of Pernambuco. Said to be the company's largest and most advanced, the plant incorporates highest efficiency, quality and performance standards as…

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GM to hire 100 more software and controls engineers for Canadian engineering centre. GM Canada is hiring an additional 100 software and controls engineers for its Canadian Engineering Centre in Oshawa, Ont., which will have a new focus on the "connected car" and green technologies. GM Canada president Steve Carlisle…

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AGC announced today that, In order to consolidate its ARG activity (automotive replacement glass) in Europe, AGC Automotive Europe is acquiring the NordGlass company (Poland) from Polish Enterprise Fund VI (PEF VI), a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors. NordGlass specialises in producing windshields for the automotive industry and…

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French carmaker Renault, which has entered the MPV market earlier in April with the Lodgy, will roll out its compact car in the sub-Rs. 4-lakh segment in May. The company hopes to double its market share and sales to about one lakh units in 2015. “We are sure of doubling…

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Company will also invest 800 million euros per year in North American operations to 2020. Automotive and machinery component maker ThyssenKrupp has opened a new automotive steering systems and components plant in Puebla, Mexico. ThyssenKrupp has invested around US$97 million (90 million euros) in the new production facility. With car…