Densoto expand its plant in Athens, Tennessee

Global automotive supplier Denso is expanding Denso Manufacturing Athens Tennessee for the production of gasoline direct injection products. The investment will be $85 million and the expansion area will be 20,800 square meter. The production is planned to start in July 2016. This expansion will result in about 400 new jobs.

by January 30, 2015 Globescan, Web Exclusive

Bridgestone: Senior Management Changes

Tokyo (January 29, 2015) – Bridgestone Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the following changes in Corporate Officers. Changing Positions and Responsibilities of Corporate Officers (Effective February 1, 2015) Name New Former Yutaka YAMAGUCHI Vice President and Senior Officer Responsible for CSR and Quality Management CSR Vice President and Senior Officer Responsible for CSR and Quality[Read More…]

Harman announces strategic collaboration with Baidu to launch CarLife vehicle networking solutions

Harman, the premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group has announced recently that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. Under the agreement, Harman will work with Baidu to launch vehicle networking solutions. Called CarLife, the collaboration will offer advanced Internet capabilities, entertainment features and location-based services on Harman’s in-vehicle[Read More…]

Bosch CEO Denner: Industry 4.0 offers major opportunities for Germany

New business models will be possible, new competitors will emerge Potential competitive advantage for high-cost locations as well Connected industry, also called Industry 4.0, offers German companies numerous opportunities for new business and improved productivity, and thus also for increased competitiveness. This was the message from Dr. Volkmar Denner, the chairman of the Bosch board of management, at an event with representatives[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

Bosch offers start-ups access to innovative technologies

Wanted: innovative ideas and new applications for a high-precision laser module used for distance measuring Start-ups to receive a development budget of 25,000 euros, access to a high-tech prototyping workshop, office space, coaches, and mentors First round of the program set to begin in April 2015 Start-ups can apply until February 27, 2015   Bosch and UnternehmerTUM, the Center for[Read More…]

Eaton to debut new A-Ratio UltraShift® PLUS automated transmissions

Power management company Eaton has expanded the company’s UltraShift® PLUS automated transmission offerings with a new A-Ratio model specifically designed for a wide range of extreme performance applications. The new MXP (Multipurpose Extreme Performance) transmissions have lower overall numerical ratios and higher torque ratings. The ratios and even steps on the new transmissions deliver better shift performance to improve grade shifting in[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

Hankook UK appoint new Managing Director Mr Jong Jin Park

Hankook Tyre UK appoint Mr Jong Jin Park as Managing Director of the company’s 2nd largest entity in Europe.  Mr Park brings with him a wealth of experience in both sales and marketing having worked at both the Hankook Tire Global and American Headquarters.  Mr Park takes over the position from Mr Gaugseung Lee who has now assumed the role[Read More…]

Johnson Controls “playing to win in China”

As the largest automotive and buildings market in the world, China is the primary market of expansion for Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company. Already well established in China for decades, the company continues to accelerate its growth there through plant openings, key customer partnerships, joint ventures and strategic agreements. Johnson Controls’ second global corporate headquarters, located in Shanghai, will open in 2017, fueling growth[Read More…]

BorgWarner provides its front cross differential (FXD) technology for the new SEAT Leon CUPRA

BorgWarner provides its front cross differential (FXD) technology for the new SEAT Leon CUPRA

BorgWarner’s Advanced Electronic Front-Wheel Drive Technology Improves Vehicle Traction, Handling and Stability for Ultimate Driving Experience BorgWarner provides its advanced front cross differential (FXD) technology for the new SEAT Leon CUPRA. Designed for high- performance front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles, the electronic limited slip differential significantly improves vehicle handling, traction and stability in nearly all driving conditions. Without sacrificing engine power,[Read More…]

HARMAN to acquire Red Bend Software

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group, today announced the acquisition of Israeli-based Red Bend Software, a leading provider of software management technology for connected devices, and over-the-air (OTA) software and firmware upgrading services. Building upon Red Bend’s strength in the mobile and carrier markets, HARMAN will accelerate Red Bend’s growth in the automotive space[Read More…]