Carbon Fiber

SGL Carbon names Majerus as CFO

June 19, 2014 06:01 CET
Carbon fiber manufacturer SGL Carbon has named Michael Majerus as its new chief financial officer. He starts a three-year term on July 1....
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CARBON FIBER HEATS UP

Suppliers bet big, try new techniques to ramp up production

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
As major suppliers place big bets on carbon fiber, perhaps it's time to pay attention to this emerging technology....
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CARBON FIBER HEATS UP

BMW's joint venture says it cuts cost, plans to triple capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
BMW has substantially cut the cost of carbon fiber production in the three years it has operated a factory in Moses Lake, Washington....
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BMW joint venture to triple carbon fiber plant capacity

May 9, 2014 20:41 CET
BMW Group's joint venture with SGL Group will spend $200 million to triple the capacity of its carbon fiber products plant in Washington state. The partners said the factory will become the world's largest producer of carbon fiber....
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BMW joint venture to triple carbon fiber plant capacity

2:41 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2014
BMW Group's joint venture with SGL Group will spend $200 million to triple the capacity of its carbon fiber products plant in Washington. The partners said the factory will become the world's largest producer of carbon fiber, with an annual output of 9,000 tons by 2015 when the expansion is completed....
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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

BMW unveils concept previewing 9-series flagship

April 20, 2014 00:00 CET
BMW's Vision Future Luxury concept car closely previews a new brand flagship that will go on sale in global markets called the 9 series....
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BMW i3 production boosted 43% in preparation for U.S. launch

April 15, 2014 13:05 CET
BMW has ramped up production of its i3 electric car to 100 vehicles a day, ahead of its launch in the United States this month, board member Harald Krueger said....
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SGL says cheaper carbon fiber will offer automakers alternative to steel, aluminum

March 31, 2014 13:10 CET
Carbon fiber reinforced parts for cars could become more than 70 percent cheaper over the next few years, making them a reasonable alternative to steel and aluminum, an SGL exec told a German weekly....
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BMW, SGL to boost carbon-fiber output on i-subbrand success

Feb. 17, 2014 10:58 CET
BMW is building a second production hall at a carbon-fiber factory jointly run with SGL Carbon to respond to growing demand for its i-subbrand models....
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BMW will weigh demand before extending i range

Jan. 28, 2014 15:51 CET
BMW has no plans to add a third model to its i-brand range until it has a better idea of demand, Harald Krueger, the carmaker's production chief, said....
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BMW will weigh demand before extending i range

9:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
BMW has no plans to add a third model to its i-brand range until it has a better idea of demand, Harald Krueger, the carmaker's production chief, said....
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Lamborghini unveils Gallardo replacement

Jan. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
The new 601-hp Lamborghini Huracan is the latest in the automaker's line of supercars. The mid-engined coupe replaces the most successful Lamborghini model of all time, the Gallardo....
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Lamborghini unveils Gallardo replacement

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
The new 601-hp Lamborghini Huracan is the latest in the automaker's line of supercars. The mid-engined coupe replaces the most successful Lamborghini model of all time, the Gallardo....
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SGL says up to 300 jobs affected by cost-cutting program

Dec. 12, 2013 06:01 CET
German carbon fiber specialist SGL Group said that its global work force will be reduced by up to 300 jobs as part of a cost-cutting program....
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BMW i3 pioneers use of carbon fiber in mass-produced cars

Nov. 16, 2013 06:15 CET
BMW is breaking new ground with its extensive use of carbon fiber in the i3 electric car. The move represents the biggest shift in automobile production since at least the 1980s when the first all-aluminum car frames were made....
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Steel makers roll out lighter, tougher products

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Steel makers say they are offering lighter, more durable products to maintain steel's dominance as the preferred raw material for vehicle production....
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Tooling supplier sees carbon fiber demand grow

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Carbon fiber is 10 times stronger than steel and four times lighter, auto industry experts say. Because of carbon fiber's high price, it has been used mostly by upscale European brands such as Ferrari and McLaren. But as carbon fiber prices fall, the material is gaining use on vehicles with lower price tags....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BMW indirectly controls its carbon fiber partner

6:40 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2013
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer was correct when he said this week the automaker doesn't need a bigger stake in SGL. What he didn't say is the reason why: BMW already indirectly controls the carbon fiber supplier....
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BMW CEO says automaker has no plans to raise stake in SGL

Oct. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW does not intend to increase its stake in SGL Group, the carbon fiber materials supplier the automaker works with to create the passenger cabin for its i3 electric car and its i8 plug-in hybrid....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Supplier IAC says size matters more than ever

Sept. 17, 2013 06:01 CET
Achieving scale is the only way to survive as a supplier in a fiercely competitive and globalized automotive market, a top executive at IAC Group said. “Size means you have global presence. You need to be big to be a business partner,” CCO Guido Widdershoven told Automotive News Europe....
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