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JTEKT expands hub bearing plant in South Carolina

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2012
JTEKT Corp. says it will spend $130 million to expand its Koyo ball bearing factory in Richland County, S.C.... Read More »

 

Kobe expands aluminum forge in Kentucky

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2012
Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products is expanding its aluminum forge in Bowling Green, the governor's office announced.... Read More »

 

Tenneco to supply diesel aftertreatment systems to Scania

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2012
Tenneco Inc. says it will supply diesel aftertreatment systems to Scania Group for use in heavy-duty trucks that must comply with Euro 6 regulations that will take effect next year. Tenneco will produce the systems at its factory in Edenkoben, Germany.... Read More »

 

Autoliv to build airbag component plant in Utah

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2012
Autoliv Inc. will spend $13 million build a plant in Promontory, Utah, to produce gas propellant for airbags. The company also is spending $5 million to build production lines in its plant in Tremonton, Utah, which produces airbag initiators. The new lines eventually will add up to 30 percent more production capacity.... Read More »

 

Delphi completes acquisition of connectors unit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2012
Delphi Automotive has completed the $982 million acquisition of FCI Group’s Motorized Vehicles Division, which supplies connectors.... Read More »

 

Visteon opens design center in India

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2012
Visteon has opened a design center in Pune, India. The facility, part of a Visteon engineering center, will house experts in human-machine interface, plus engineers, program managers and market researchers.... Read More »

 

IAC dedicates interior parts plant in Romania

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2012
International Automotive Components Group has opened a plant in Romania to produce interior components.... Read More »

 

Goodyear to trim 200 jobs at N.C. tire plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2012
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plans to eliminate 200 jobs at its tire plant in Fayetteville, N.C.... Read More »

 

TRW has contracts to produce electric parking brake

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2012
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. says it has contracts to produce its electric parking brake and its electronic stability control system.... Read More »

 

Ford creates minority-owned JV with Valeo in Detroit area

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2012
In another minority supplier initiative created by Ford, V. Johnson Enterprises, an affiliate of former NBA star Vinnie Johnson's Piston Group, today said it was forming a joint venture with French supplier Valeo SA.... Read More »

 

Sterling Group to buy Dexter Axle for $360 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2012
An affiliate of Sterling Group of Houston has agreed to purchase Dexter Axle in a deal worth $360 million.... Read More »

 

Magna to produce sunroofs in Michigan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2012
Magna International Inc. plans to invest $10.1 million to develop and sell sunroofs.... Read More »

 

Harman to open software center in Chicago

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2012
Harman International Industries says it will open a software center in suburban Chicago to provide engineering for infotainment.... Read More »

 

Hitachi to build suspension component factory in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2012
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. has started building a factory in Queretaro, Mexico. By 2016, Hitachi expects to spend $100 million on the plant.... Read More »

 

Prism builds new plant and headquarters in Detroit area

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2012
Prism Plastics has moved into its new factory and corporate headquarters in suburban Detroit, a $2.5 million complex in Chesterfield Township, Mich.... Read More »

 

Janesville Acoustics to build Mich. plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2012
Janesville Acoustics will spend $10 million to build a plant in Battle Creek, Mich., to produce felt insulation.... Read More »

 

JCI develops seats for Kia Cee’d

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2012
Johnson Controls Inc. has developed seats for the European Kia C’eed that are 12 pounds lighter than the previous seats, reports IHS Supplier Business.... Read More »

 

Bridgestone plans r&d center in Arizona

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2012
Bridgestone Corp. has acquired a 281-acre farm in Eloy, Ariz., to supply guayule, a shrub that’s a source of natural rubber, for a nearby research center that Bridgestone will build in Mesa.... Read More »

 

Ogihara to expand Michigan plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2012
Ogihara America Corp. plans a $35 million expansion of its stamping plant in Howell, Mich., according to the Livingston Daily Press & Argus.... Read More »

 

Panasonic opens tech center in Michigan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2012
Panasonic Automotive Systems Co. of America has moved its Michigan staff to a new building in suburban Detroit.... Read More »

 

Parker Hannifin sells HVAC unit to ContiTech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2012
Parker Hannifin Corp. says it has signed an agreement to sell the air conditioning portion of its mobile climate systems division to ContiTech AG.... Read More »

 

Visteon completes sale of its lighting business to Varroc

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2012
Visteon Corp. says it has completed the sale of its automotive lighting unit to Varroc Group for $72 million.... Read More »

 

Goodyear tests soybean oil as a tire material

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2012
Goodyear Tire & Rubber says it is testing soybean oil for use in tires to extend tread life by 10 percent and reduce the use of petroleum-based oil.... Read More »

 

BorgWarner to expand Mississippi plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2012
BorgWarner Inc. plans to expand its factory in Water Valley, Miss., to produce stop-start components for automatic transmissions.... Read More »

 

Faurecia opens interior parts plant in Michigan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2012
DETROIT -- Faurecia SA has opened a plant in suburban Detroit to produce a variety of interior parts for the Cadillac ATS. The 160,000-square-foot facility also makes parts used in instrument panels and center consoles for the Ford Focus, plus other interior parts for General Motors and Chrysler Group. The plant employs 106 hourly and salaried workers.
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