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Organic growth and acquisitions key drivers as Magna aims to double China sales to $6 billion in 2019

SHANGHAI – Magna International expects organic growth in its sheet metal and seating business and new business in transmissions generated by its acquisition of Getrag will drive its sales revenues in China to $6 billion in 2019, nearly twice the $3.1 billion achieved in 2016. James J. Tobin, chief marketing

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Products on show at Auto Shanghai 2017 reflects pros and cons of Chinese brand heavy-duty trucks (II)

Auto Shanghai 2017 had 18 heavy-duty trucks on display, and they reflected both pros and cons of Chinese heavy-duty trucks.   Poor interior build quality may lead to low sales Many Chinese heavy-duty truck makers that displayed trucks at the show had very good features and equipment, some even surpassing

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GM to rollout new 9AT in China later this year

SHANGHAI – General Motors announced on February 13 that it will extensively deploy its new 9-speed automatic transmission in China, starting with a high-volume SUV later this year. The state-of-the-art transmission, which optimizes efficiency, performance and refinement, will be adopted in 13 models from the Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac brands

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Magna celebrates start of mass production of the 7DCT300 transmissio

SHANGHAI – Magna held a ceremony to celebrate the start of mass production of the third generation dual-clutch transmission 7DCT300 at its joint venture plant with Jiangling Motors Co., Group in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province on October 27. On the same day, the JV GETRAG (Jiangxi) Transmission System Co., Ltd. (GJT)

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Schaeffler’s hybrid power solutions in China

TIANJIN – In terms of Chinese market’s powertrain demand, Schaeffler creates the high voltage P2 hybrid power and hopes to change the transmission so as to better switch between manual and automatic. Consideration will also be given to transmission vibration and Schaeffler will launch a set of P2 hybrid power solutions

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Volkswage’s Audi transmission plant begins operation in Tianji

TIANJIN – Audi transmission production at Volkswagen Automatic Transmission (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (VWAT Tianjin) began on August 22 in Tianjin. Located in Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), the plant will mainly produce high performing S-Tronic 7-speed DCTs. Transmissions produced at the new plant would be equipped first onto locally made

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Schaeffler China’s 1 millionth torque converter rolls off assembly line

SHANGHAI – The one-millionth torque converter manufactured by Schaeffler in China has rolled off the assembly line, marking another new milestone in Schaeffler China’s output capacity for transmission products, according to a company news release on July 18. An integral part of automatic and continuously variable transmissions, torque converters not

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Allison Transmission backs Jereh’s complete oil and gas solutions

BEIJING – Jereh Group launched the new Allison-equipped 2500 model fracturing truck at its Yantai headquarters in Shandong Province recently, according to a news release of Allison Transmission, the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Engineered to be compact, rugged and reliable, this

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