NEWS

For our visitors who seek the latest industry news and updates to keep abreast with the goings-on of the business on a global scale, Plant Automation Technology portal grants a dynamic and diverse feed of news items.

news

Ford Motor Company on Tuesday announced a series of changes in its senior leadership team. John Fleming, executive vice president, Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, has elected to retire after more than 48 years at Ford. Throughout his career at Ford, Fleming, 64, has served in several leadership positions in the…

news

Although the China's car market is not expanding as fast as it once did, Guangzhou Automobile Group is not slowing down. The Chinese automaker continues to boost capacity aggressively, aiming to sell 3 million cars a year by 2020, an increase of about 160% from 2014.      Key to the…

news

For RPG Enterprises' flagship CEAT, life's come full circle, with the second largest two-wheeler tyre company in the country forging an exclusive distribution partnership with premium Italian tyre maker, Pirelli. The latter, at one point, was the owner of CEAT - Cavi Electrici e Affini Torino SpA, as it was…

news

The government has instructed German auto firm Volkswagen AG to recall 323,000 vehicles, making it the largest such recall in the country. These vehicles are suspected to be affected by the emissions fraud that the company is battling globally, two people familiar with the development said on condition of anonymity.…

news

German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW UK has launched its online car buying service, the company informed in a statement. Customers can select, arrange a test drive if necessary, finance and purchase their car online. Dr Ian Robertson, member of the BMW AG board of management responsible for Sales and Marketing…

news

Raj Nair named Executive Vice President, Product Development and Chief Technical Officer * John Fleming, Executive Vice President, Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, to retire   reuters.com

news

Maruti Suzuki is India's largest car manufacturer in terms of sales. The company managed to sell about 1.1 million vehicles in 2014-15 and plans to sell 2 million vehicles annually by 2020. In order to support this plant, the company plans to invest a sum of Rs. 15,000 crore over…

news

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will invest $1.3 billion and create 2,000 new hourly jobs at its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the all-new aluminum 2017 Ford Super Duty heavy-duty pickup. The money will be spent on an all-new body shop, facility upgrades and retooling to the 6 million-square-foot…

news

Japanese carmaker Nissan is seeking to raise its stake in Renault to 25 percent or higher to block management interference in the alliance by the French government, the Nikkei Asian Review said on Monday, without citing sources. Under Japan's corporations law, Renault would lose its 43.4 percent share of voting…

news

GB Auto has announced a four-part plan to deal with the foreign currency shortage and its impact on fair competition with imported vehicles. The plan’s first element concerns flexibility in pricing of products to maintain margins of profit as long as possible, as well as taking precautions against any unexpected…