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May 14, 2014  

Chrysler loses money in Q1 despite big sales gains

Automaker Chrysler Group lost money in the first quarter of 2014 despite big sales gains for the new Jeep Cherokee and Ram pickup models.

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May 7, 2014  

Quebec’s BRP building $55M off-road vehicle plant in Mexico

Quebec-based recreational vehicle maker BRP Inc. has announced plans to build a new $55 million plant in northern Mexico, the company’s third manufacturing facility opened there since 2001.

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May 7, 2014  

Chrysler to axe Dodge Grand Caravan in 2016

As part of an effort to make the brands more distinct, automaker Chrysler Group is dropping the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and introducing a new Chrysler compact car.

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April 29, 2014  

Geographic diversification “crucial” for Canadian auto exporters: report

Geographical diversification is “crucial” for Canada’s auto exports, but it appears to be stuck in neutral while most other major vehicle producing countries, including the U.S., have diversified their markets by expanding…

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April 28, 2014  

Ford reports weak North American results in Q1 2014

Spurred by growing strength in Asia and Europe, automaker Ford Motor Co.’s worldwide sales rose in the first quarter of 2014…but weakness in North America dragged down the company’s profit.

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April 23, 2014  

ABC Group sells U.S. subsidiary to Chinese holding company

Toronto-based global automotive parts maker ABC Group Inc. has sold its ABC Group Fuel Systems Inc. subsidiary to China’s state-owned firm Rongshi International Holding Company Ltd.

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April 23, 2014  

GM restructures engineering staff

In response to a massive safety recall, General Motors is restructuring its Global Vehicle Engineering organization.

Feature
April 22, 2014  

Charged and ready: Engineering resins for electric and hybrid vehicles

As any blackjack player could tell you, doubling down involves a big risk. But it’s one thing to chance it at the local casino for half a day’s pay, quite another when careers, reputations, and hundreds of millions of dollars are on…

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April 21, 2014  

Brazilian auto parts maker Torcomp building first U.S. plant

A Brazilian car parts manufacturer is planning to begin construction in Pennsylvania later this month on its first facility in the U.S.

News
April 14, 2014  

U.S. equipment firm Kingsbury Corp. buys Negri Bossi

Italy-based Sacmi Group has sold its plastics division – including the Negri Bossi injection molding machine brand – to U.S. machinery firm Kingsbury Corporation.

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April 13, 2014  

Lanxess opens new compounding plant in Brazil

Materials supplier Lanxess has officially opened its thermoplastics compounding facility at the company’s site at Porto Feliz, Brazil.

News
April 9, 2014  

GM invests $449M in Michigan electric vehicles facilities

General Motors has announced a US$449 million investment to upgrade manufacturing processes at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants in Michigan, to support the next generation of electric vehicles and battery…

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April 7, 2014  

Magna investing $1.5M in Ontario closures plant, adding 75 jobs

Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. is investing $1.5 million and adding 75 jobs at a plant north of Toronto as part of an expansion of its closures division.

News
April 2, 2014  

Light vehicle sales in Canada mostly flat in March

Light vehicle sales in Canada were flat for automakers overall in March, as an increase in light truck sales was offset by a drop in passenger cars.

News
March 31, 2014  

Ontario program offers $1M for autonomous vehicle technology

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has launched a $1-million program designed to develop autonomous and connected vehicle technologies in the province.

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March 31, 2014  

Chrysler’s Windsor, Ont. plant gets top manufacturing designation

Chrysler’s minivan plant in Windsor, Ont. continues to lead the automaker’s pack of North American manufacturing facilities, becoming the first on the continent to receive a silver designation in its internal World Class…

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March 25, 2014  

Invista planting deep roots in China

Chemical supplier Invista has broken ground on new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and nylon 6,6 polymer plants in China.

News
March 21, 2014  

Canadian auto sector to help economy less than in U.S., Mexico in Q2: Scotiabank

The global auto industry hit a record-high output in the first quarter of 2014, despite a slow start in North America due to weather-related issues, according to a new report from Scotiabank.

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March 18, 2014  

Synventive opening new service centre in Windsor, Ont.

In a move to better support its customers in the automotive sector, hot runner systems supplier Synventive Molding Solutions will be opening a new service centre in Windsor, Ont.

News
March 17, 2014  

Chrysler adding 800 jobs at Michigan plant once slated for closure

A Michigan assembly plant slated for closure just four years ago has now added 800 jobs as Chrysler gets set to ramp up production of its redesigned midsize sedan.