Archive for the ‘Manufacturing’ Category

Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Company Starts Production of Cummins ISF Light-Duty Engine

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Beijing — Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Company Limited (BFCEC), a 50/50 joint venture between Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) and China's Beiqi Foton Motor Company (Foton Motor) today officially began production of Cummins light-duty, high-performance ISF diesel engines.

With a power range from 109–170 horsepower, the new ISF2.8 and ISF3.8 have been developed to produce high performance with low weight, making them well suited for light commercial applications such as trucks, vans, and utility vehicles, as well as small construction equipment and industrial applications.

These two clean diesel engines will meet stringent on-highway and off-highway emission standards worldwide, including Euro IV and above. The ISF engines will be supplied to both the China market and to markets outside the country. (more…)

Think Announces U.S. Factory Plans

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Ann Arbor, MI /PRNewswire/ — Norway's pioneering electric car maker, Think, plans to open a new manufacturing plant and technical center in the United States. The company is currently in discussions with eight states, including Michigan, hoping to host the facility, which will initially employ about 300 workers with a starting capacity of 16,000 cars per year. The technical center will provide jobs for another 70 engineers and electric drive specialists. Plans ultimately call for up to 900 employees and a capacity of 60,000 electric vehicles per year.

“The U.S. is quickly overtaking Europe as an attractive market for EVs and is an ideal location to engineer and build EVs,” said Think CEO Richard Canny. “We see ourselves playing a small but potentially growing role in re-inventing the U.S. auto industry (more…)

GM Announces $370 Million Investment for New Small Engine Manufacturing in North America

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

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Flint, MI — General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rick Wagoner today announced that the company will invest $370 million in the U.S. to build a new manufacturing plant for its global 4-cylinder engines in Flint, Mich. The plant will begin production in the U.S. in 2010, and will be the exclusive manufacturing facility in North America to produce the Chevrolet Volt's range extending engine.

The investment in Flint is one of several that have been announced at U.S. plants in the past 10 years, adding up to over a $9 billion total investment in Michigan and more than $42 billion in the United States. (more…)

GM Opens Second Manufacturing Facility in Talegaon, Maharashtra

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Talegaon, Maharashtra — General Motors Corp. today inaugurated its second vehicle manufacturing facility in India at Talegaon, Maharashtra. GM's all-new production facility in India will more than double the automaker's manufacturing capacity to 225,000 units in one of the world's fastest-growing vehicle markets.

Among those present at today's ceremony included the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh, Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs & PDS, Govt. of India, Mr. Sharad Pawar, Hon'ble Minister for Industries Mr. Ashok Chavan, Hon'ble Minister for Water Resources & Water Supplies Mr. Ajit Pawar, Hon'ble Minister of State for Industries Mr. Rana Patil, Chief Secretary of the State, Mr. Johny Joseph (more…)

GM Signs Agreement to Build Engine Plant in India

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Mumbai — General Motors today formalized an agreement to build a new engine plant in Talegaon, in the western state of Maharashtra. An agreement to this effect was signed between GM India President and Managing Director Mr. Karl Slym and Mr. A.M. Khan, Principal Secretary (Industries), Government of Maharashtra in the presence of the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh and host of other dignitaries.

The initial investment in the new GM powertrain facility will exceed $200 million. This is in addition to more than $300 million already invested in the said facility to manufacture vehicles. The Engine plant will have an annual production capacity of 160,000 engines, with the capability of being expanded to 300,000 engines per year. (more…)