Manufacturing

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable...

Quake-Related Shortage Idles GM Plant

The Wall Street Journal 18.03.2011
Quake-Related Shortage Idles GM Plant

General Motors Co. says it suspended production at its Shreveport, La., plant for the week of March 21 because of a parts shortage stemming from last week’s earthquake in Japan. Damage to parts suppliers and transportation networks in Japan have b...


Toyota says to halt all production in Japan until Mar 16

Toyota Motor Co said on Monday that it plans to suspend all production in Japan at least until March 16 following Friday's massive earthquake in northeastern Japan.

Harley-Davidson to build bikes in India

Sara Sidner CNN 09.11.2010
Harley-Davidson to build bikes in India

Harley-Davidson, the iconic American motorcycle brand with a cult-like following, has announced it has chosen to build its second assembly plant ever outside the United States in India.


Hopes of China recovery fuelled by PMI, loan surge

Simon Rabinovitch Reuters  04.02.2009
Hopes of China recovery fuelled by PMI, loan surge

A rise in China's official manufacturing index coupled with a surge in bank lending to feed optimism on Wednesday that the world's third-largest economy may soon be on the road to recovery.

Nissan to shift supermini production to Thailand: report

Tokyo: Nissan Motor Co., hit hard by falling auto sales, plans to transfer production of its key subcompact car from Japan to lower-costing Thailand, a report said today.


Volt battery pack will be Michigan-made

TIM HIGGINS Detroit Free Press  12.01.2009
Volt battery pack will be Michigan-made

The signs at General Motors Corp.'s exhibit at the Detroit auto show Sunday were simple: "Here to stay." A month ago, the company seemed on the brink of collapse. But after winning more than $13.4 billion in federal support, GM seemed full of enth...

Boeing's good news: Orders are up

Michelle Dunlop Everett HeraldNet  09.01.2009
Boeing's good news: Orders are up

EVERETT -- After posting record sales in 2007, the Boeing Co. saw its order book decline roughly 50 percent last year as demand for aircraft cooled.


Report: Toyota developing solar powered green car

YURI KAGEYAMA Breitbart.com 01.01.2009
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TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is secretly developing a vehicle that will be powered solely by solar energy in an effort to turn around its struggling business with a futuristic ecological car, a top business daily reported Thursday.

U.S. Throws Lifeline to Detroit

JOHN D. MCKINNON and JOHN D. STOLL The Wall Street Journal 20.12.2008
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WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration said it would lend $17.4 billion to General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC, buying them a few weeks of financial relief but leaving the biggest decisions about the industry's future to President-elect Barack Ob...


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DETROIT (Reuters) - Citing a credit crisis and dwindling sales, Chrysler LLC on Wednesday said it would shut down all of its manufacturing operations from the end of this week for at least a month. The blanket shutdown marked a deepening of the fi...

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China's Producer Price Index, the yardstick of factory-gate inflation, grew at the slowest pace in more than two years in November, reflecting a moderating economy, the National Bureau of Statistics said today.


Maruti R&D centre to develop multiple fuel options

Researchers at Maruti R&D centre in India are working on multiple fuel options for all the company cars and expect to roll them out in a phased manner, according to Mr I.V. Rao Managing Executive Officer (Engineering), Maruti Suzuki India.

India poised to be major player in global satellite manufacturing

India can become a major player in the emerging small satellite manufacturing industry. The country’s space agency has estimated a market potential of 50 satellites over the next decade, worth around $1.5 billion, says a space official.Keeping thi...


Another toy factory goes bankrupt in southern China: report

HONG KONG (AFP) - A toy factory in southern China has gone bankrupt leaving 900 workers jobless, a report said Wednesday, just days after a major toy maker went under as a result of the financial crisis.

HK-listed firm closes Guangdong factory

A Hong Kong-listed appliance maker has shut its factory down in Guangdong, as the global financial crisis begins to take hold of Mainland manufacturers.


GM to invest $200 million in India engine plant

Rina Chandran Reuters 28.08.2008
GM to invest $200 million in India engine plant

MUMBAI (Reuters) - General Motors Corp said on Thursday it would invest more than $200 million in a powertrain plant in India, as the troubled U.S. carmaker aims to double its share of a fast-growing but increasingly competitive market.

Wen attempts to reassure manufacturers

Chen Liyiand agencies The Standard 21.07.2008
Wen attempts to reassure manufacturers

The mainland government is under pressure from increasingly vocal exporters to provide them with more support, and Premier Wen Jiabao attempted to reassure manufacturers as he visited a southern manufacturing hub.


Bombardier announces new CSeries regional jet to be built in Quebec

LONDON — Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) announced the launch of a new CSeries regional jet on Sunday, saying the "greenest aircraft in its class" will be manufactured at the company's Mirabel plant north of Montreal.

India's ABG Shipyard bags sub-sea vessels deal

ABG Shipyard, India's largest private sector shipyard, has entered into the construction of sub-sea vessels with its first order worth $137 million. The order would help the shipyard expand and strengthen its offshore vessel construction business.