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Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class

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The all-new G-Class makes its public debut at the Detroit auto show in G550 form. Completely redeveloped and fitted with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo gasoline engine offering 427ps and 450 lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm to 4,750rpm, despite near-identical looks to its predecessor plenty has changed for the Mercedes-Benz SUV.


Ford’s F150 pickup gets its first diesel motor

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Developed by the powertrain team behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine for super duty trucks, the all-new 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke unit promises 250ps, 440 lb-ft of torque, and an anticipated 5175kg of towing capacity.


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SCS opens new European coating center

Specialty Coating Systems has announced the opening of the company’s newest Parylene coating facility, which is located in Plzeň, Czech Republic, approximately 100km southwest of Prague. According to Kevin Walker, managing director of SCS Europe, “The new coating facility in Plzeň will meet the needs of SCS’ mainland European customer base and enable the company to provide high quality Parylene coating services to a broader regional group of medical device, electronics, automotive and military/aerospace customers.” The 930 square-meter is SCS’ third European coating facility, joining existing sites in the UK and Ireland, and represents the company’s tenth coating center worldwide. The two-level facility is comprised of dedicated rooms for shipping/receiving, cleaning and component preparation, and a large production area for coating, in addition to several offices and a conference room.

“This expansion into mainland Europe is an outgrowth of SCS’ commitment to our customers,” added Terry Bush, SCS President and CEO. “We take pride in supporting our worldwide customers with regional state-of-the-art coating facilities, which are able to support the high quality services and standards that customers have come to expect from SCS.”

10 September 2010


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