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Aidan Ryan named new CEO of Schmitz Dongfeng Special Vehicle Co.

WUHAN, Hubei – Aidan Ryan was appointed the new CEO of Schmitz Dongfeng Special Vehicle Co., the joint venture between Schmitz Cargobull and Dongfeng Motor Group based in Wuhan, Hubei Province, according to a statement from the German trailer manufacturer on December 14. Ryan began his work for the Schmitz

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Bradley J. Hartsell named CEO of Dongfeng-Schmitz

WUHAN, Hubei – Bradley J. Hartsell has been appointed CEO of Dongfeng Schmitz Special Vehicle Co., Ltd., according to a company press release on September 1. He began his new post on July 12 and replaces Andreas Schmitz, who is returning to Germany. “Bradley’s in-depth knowledge gained from long-term immersion

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Industry shifting focus to TCO, say CV OEM and supplier executives

China’s commercial vehicle industry is shifting focus toward total cost of ownership (TCO) rather than price-based competition, according to OEM and supplier executives at the commercial vehicle industry roundtable held at the Global Automotive Forum 2014 in Wuhanm, Hubei Province on October 16. Gary Huang, president of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Co.,

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Challenges and opportunities co-exist for high-end trailer JVs

Dongfeng Motor Group and German trailer maker Schmitz Cargobull signed a contract on November 16, establishing a 50:50 joint venture called Dongfeng Schmitz Special Vehicle Co., Ltd. to focus on the R&D, production and sales of semi-trailers. Just two months earlier, Weichai Holding Group, one of China’s largest diesel engine

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Dongfeng and Schmitz Cargobull ink JV agreement

  WUHAN, Hubei – Dongfeng Motor Group, China’s second largest automaker by sales, signed a joint venture contract with Schmitz Cargobull, Europe’s largest trailer manufacturer here on November 16 to cooperate in the production of semitrailers. Total investment of approximately €100 million is planned over five years for the new

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Sights and sounds of China related exhibitors at the 64th IAA Commercial Vehicles

More than 100 Chinese OEMs, suppliers and dealers showcased their products at the 64th International Motor Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicles held from September 20-27 in Hanover, Germany. Multinational vehicle manufacturers and suppliers including Daimler, Volkswagen, MAN, DAF, Schmitz Cargobull, Bosch and Tenneco released their latest strategies in the Chinese market

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