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Continental breaks ground for new Wuhu plant for powertrain components production

WUHU, Anhui – Continental broke ground on its greenfield facility in Wuhu, Anhui Province on April 13 dedicated to the production of powertrain components. Located in the Wuhu Economy and Technology Development Zone and covering an area of 80,000 square meters, the new facility has an initial investment of close to

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Magna CEO Don Walker: e-drive systems JV with HASCO a “good fit”

SHANGHAI – Magna International CEO Don Walker said the new electric drive systems joint venture it just formed with China’s Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), a subsidiary of China’s largest automaker SAIC Motor Corp., was simply the result of a “good fit” between the two companies. “HASCO is a

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China must consider consumer acceptance, sustainability and enjoyable mobility over fuel ban

TIANJIN – Banning traditional fossil fuel vehicles maybe the long-term trend in various countries including China but issues such as consumer acceptance, sustainability and enjoyable mobility must be considered when deciding on a timeline to do so, according to Young-Ho Lee, CEO of GETRAG Asia Pacific, Magna Powertrain. Lee made

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Auto Shanghai 2017 reveals the good and bad of Chinese heavy-duty trucks

Auto Shanghai 2017 was dominated by passenger vehicles as it usually does with many commercial vehicle manufacturers shunning the show. But I did have an opportunity on the second to last day of the show to walk Hall 3H which was dedicated to commercial vehicles and had a handful of

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Continental celebrates 15th anniversary of CASS plant

SHANGHAI – Continental celebrated the 15th anniversary of Continental Automotive Systems Shanghai (CASS) plant located in Shanghai Jiading district, according to a company press release on August 18. Established in 2001, CASS plant manufactures products for Continental’s three automotive divisions: Chassis & Safety, Powertrain, and Interior. The total space of

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Dayun signs cooperation agreement with Daimler for mutual benefits

YUNCHENG, Shanxi – Dayun Motor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Daimler signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement on July 27 to establish and keep sound cooperative relations on product supply, technology development and sales service, according to a report in Shanxi Daily. The agreement strengthens mutual trust, deepens mutual strategic alliance

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SAIC-GM collaborates with Shanghai Jiaotong University on smart manufacturing

SHANGHAI – SAIC-GM signed an agreement with Shanghai Jiaotong University on smart manufacturing technology R&D and application on June 28. According to the agreement, the two parties will cooperate on auto smart manufacturing technology, powertrain manufacturing and craftsmanship, and talent training to further integrate auto manufacturing resources. In the next

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The automobile in 2026: Executives predict the future

What will the automobile look like in 10 years? What milestones will be achieved on this path toward the transformation? And what major challenges lie ahead? At the 6th Global New Energy Vehicle Conference held on January 16 in Guangzhou, the three questions were presented to six up-and-coming companies* during

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ZF to drive China business with diverse powertrain and chassis solutions

BEIJING – ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a leading global supplier of driveline and chassis technology solutions, plans to introduce more diverse solutions to drive its China business, senior executives in charge of China said at ZF Beijing press conference on April 21. That ultimate goal, according to Dr. Guohong Ye, president

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