INDIA > Japan based Kawasaki is to expand its existing Chakan Facility in India

Kawasaki Kawasaki is set to expand its manufacturing unit in Chakan, India to serve as a hub for both domestic and international markets. The Chakan facility will manufacture motorcycles for export to markets such as Africa and Latin America and will make price reduction for popular models such as  Z250 and Ninja ZX-10R due to localized production in India. According to More …

CHINA > US based Tesla is set to build a massive car factory in Shanghai, China with $5 billion investment

tesla logo Signing agreements with Chinese authorities, US based Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk is set to open a China car factory in the city of Shanghai. Giving access to the biggest car market in the world, the China factory is expected to have an annual capacity of 500,000 cars. Having a production unit is particularly beneficial in China as tariff in More …

CHINA > Spain based SEAT is set to team up with Volkswagen Group China and JAC

seat logo SEAT is teaming up with Volkswagen Group China and Anhui Jinghuai Automobile Group Corp, Ltd (JAC) in China. SEAT signing of the Memorandum of Understanding and becomes a shareholder of JAC Volkswagen which will also include the introduction of the SEAT brand in the Chinese market targeting 2020-2021. SEAT will also actively participate in the creation of an R&D center More …

SOUTH AFRICA > Germany based Mercedes- Benz Cars is set to invest €600 million ($705.09 million) in East London, South Africa

Mercedes Benz logo Including the construction of a new paint shop and a new body shop, Germany based Mercedes- Benz Cars is set to invest €600 million($705.09 million) in East London, South Africa. The investment also will include an upgrade of the assembly shop and new logistic warehouses. The new building will comprise an area of approximately 100.000 sqm. which reflects the addition More …

SPAIN > USA based American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. is set to expand in Spain with a new manufacturing facility in Barcelona

AAM logo A global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of automotive driveline and powertrain components, American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM) is set to expand operations in the industrial area of Viladecans in Barcelona. The new manufacturing facility is expected to support European automakers. The 15000 square meters facility is located 20 km southwest of Barcelona and is set to More …

INDIA > Germany based Volkswagen group is set to invest 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion) in India by 2021 creating almost 5000 jobs

VW logo VW is set to invest 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion) from 2019 to 2021 which will be led by Skoda Auto. This is part of Skoda’s ‘India 2.0’ project which includes setting up engineering design and development center at Pune. The group’s two plants at Aurangabad and Pune will also be enhanced. Based on VW’s flexible MQB platform, the group More …

CROATIA > Germany based Porsche is set to take 10% stake in Croatia based electric car maker Rimac Automobili

porsche logo Porsche AG is set to take a 10% stake in Rimac Automobili which is the Croatian hypercar electric vehicle which is said to be the world’s fastest electric vehicle. Rimac is the company behind the C Two which was debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. C Two has a 1,914-horsepower engine that enables the vehicle to reach More …

MOROCCO > USA based Adient Expands Global Operations opening new automotive plant in Morocco

Adient logo The global leader in automotive seating, Adient has announced the opening of its first plant in Morocco to strengthen its global market position. Based in Kenitra, Morocco, Adient’s plant is aimed at expanding its fabrics business that designs and manufactures high- quality materials for seating and interior applications. According to Jef Vercammen, vice president Global Fabrics, Adient: “The automotive industry More …