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Takata plant in Mexico could be the root cause of airbag issues


The Japanese automotive supplier’s plant located in Ciudad Frontera, Mexico could soon move from the global auto supply chain to the front of an ongoing investigation into airbags that have killed at least five people. Since 2008 millions of cars worldwide from many automakers have been recalled because the airbags are defective and in case of an accident their inflators could ...
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US: GM to lay off more workers working on passenger cars
After announcing it decided to cut a production shift and 350 hourly workers from its Lansing Grand River plant that handles Cadillac ATS and CTS production, the automaker has announced ...
Volkswagen opens the door to UAW representation in the US
While the United Auto Workers has so far unsuccessfully organized attempts to unionize workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the local unit of German carmaker VW might have ...
GM dropping production at Cadillac plant to match supply with demand
General Motors has moved to axe one of the production shifts at the Michigan assembly facility where the carmaker outputs the premium Cadillac ATS and CTS models. This is one of ...
US: UAW thinks it can get union recognition at VW plant “soon”
America’s United Auto Workers, the most important union in the automotive business in the country, forecasts that Volkswagen AG would soon change its policy to allow union representation at its ...
Equipment from Opel’s factory in Bochum to be auctioned off
The European unit of US automaker General Motors is scheduled to auction off tooling equipment from its closing factory in Bochum, Germany. Opel would sell among the items a fire station, ...
China plant won’t stop Land Rover expanding production in the UK
According to Richard Else, Land Rover’s UK factory operations director, the opening of the first plant outside of its home country is not going to affect production in Britain. Land Rover ...
China-made Range Rover Evoque
JLR has recently inaugurated its first assembly plant outside the United Kingdom with Chery Automobile Company, located in Changchu, China. Jaguar Land Rover is currently expanding its work with its first ...
Jaguar Land Rover mulls 10% market share in China
Tata Motors’ British subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover just opened the automaker’s first Chinese production plant in the city of Changshu, just 110 kilometers (70 miles) northwest of Shanghai. During the inaugural ...
UK: “cleantech” initiative sees scrapped cars recycled almost 100%
The growing “cleantech” sector, which covers eco-conscious businesses across a large portion of the “green” economy, has extended its arm towards the automotive industry in an interesting way. In the UK, ...

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