Supplier Spotlight

Video Exclusives

Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class

gtr

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

gtr

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.


Click here/on image to watch video

In light of Fisker's solid-state battery breakthrough and claims of a one minute charge time, will this electric vehicle technology development kick-start mass BEV uptake? 

News

ThyssenKrupp building new automotive supply plant in Brazil

ThyssenKrupp has begun construction of a new automotive supply plant in Brazil. In the coming months, a new production facility for assembled cylinder-head modules will be built in Poços de Caldas in the southern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. ThyssenKrupp is investing around US$55 million in the construction of the plant, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2015. The new plant will be able to produce more than one million modules a year, which ThyssenKrupp will supply to carmakers in Brazil. The new plant will create up to 170 jobs in the coming years
“The construction of our new plant for cylinder-head modules is part of our global growth strategy as a supplier of high-performance components to the automotive industry,” said Dr Karsten Kroos, CEO of the Components Technology business area at ThyssenKrupp. “We are following our customers into the growth markets and playing an active role in shaping the trend for lighter, more economical and more efficient vehicles with our technology,”
The new Brazilian plant for cylinder-head modules with integrated camshafts is the fourth such plant being built or taken into operation around the world by ThyssenKrupp in the last 12 months. The company has already begun manufacturing cylinder-head modules in Dalian, China, and Ilsenburg in Germany last year, while a further plant in Changzhou, China, is to be ramped up later this year. In total, ThyssenKrupp has invested around US$618 million in new production facilities for automotive components worldwide in the last two fiscal years.

6 March 2014


RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:





Read Latest Issue
International Engine of the Year Awards
Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusive Articles

Hyundai 2019 Veloster N: The Knowledge
Designed specifically for the US market and officially unveiled at the 2018 Detroit auto show this month, Hyundai’s 2.0-liter turbocharged Veloster N has been developed to deliver driveability rather than outright performance statistics.
Read Now

Renault Trucks reveals how mixed reality can improve engine quality control
Renault Trucks, in collaboration with Immersion, is evaluating the potential of mixed reality to deliver a new, faster and more reliable quality control process at its Lyon engine manufacturing site.
Read Now

BAIC Motor on the industry’s fuel economy performance ambitions
BAIC has teamed up with Siemens to implement vehicle energy management and model-based systems engineering as the Chinese OEM works towards optimal fuel efficiency
Read Now

Read Latest Issue

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the engine technology industry. Want to see your company included? Contact aboobaker.tayub@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the engine technology community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to d.slavnich@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email aboobaker.tayub@ukimediaevents.com