Automotive and Heavy Vehicles

Japanese car manufacturing giant Honda confirmed today the reports that it will be closing its factory plant in Swindon in what is being seen as a further blow to the UK's car industry following the decision by Nissan not to produce its X-Trail Read more

AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment. Although specific needs may vary from market to market, the company’s common approach is to partner fully with every customer through every phase Read more

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has said that that any decision to declare European car and car-part imports a threat to US national security would be incomprehensible. Read more

Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD Auto has announced they are to expand their European presence with the launch of three zero-emission commercial vehicle lines. The launch took place in Murcia, Spain, and is the first time that the vehicles have Read more


Nera, the world's first 3D-printed electric motorcycle has been unveiled by German additive manufacturers BigRep and their innovation arm, NOWlab. Looking like a cross between the Batmobile and something from 80s cult movie Tron. Read more

The group of companies around the Kaufbeuren family-owned company Sensor-Technik-Wiedemann (STW) has undergone an organisational change with a transfer to the next generation. Read more

Cikautxo, a Spanish company specialising in plastic and rubber components for the automotive sector, is to receive a €26 million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan. Read more

As consumer demand for more environmentally-friendly solutions to transport is getting louder, electric vehicles are finally moving from the fringes of carmaking into the mainstream. But what exactly does this mean for the future of electric cars? Read more


Nissan Sunderland plant

Source: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Japanese car giant Nissan has announced it's changing its decision to produce the new X-Trail 4x4 in the company's Washington plant in Tyne and Wear, North East England with production remaining in Japan instead. Read more

The European Union has mandated that all new cars sold within the bloc will be required to have digital radios. The directive, ratified just before Christmas last year, gives car manufacturers two years to comply. Read more

German mobility company Sono Motors today has announced its partnership with Bosch for their Sion electric car project. The Sion’s central control unit as well as the software for its intelligent networking will be provided by the technology giant. Read more

The European Commission announced €36 million in investment aid for Korean chemical manufacturers LG Chem in Poland. The cash boost for a new electric vehicle battery factory in the country’s Dolnoślaskie region, was found to be in line with EU rules Read more

WEGU Slovakia s.r.o., a manufacturer of plastic components for the automotive industry and part of the WEGU Holding Group, has relocated its operations to a new production hall. Read more

US-based heavy equipment manufacturer John Deere has announced the introduction of two G-Series Motor Graders to the European market using the Wirtgen Group’s distribution networks. Read more

Mercedes-Benz Cars is set to begin production of electric batteries in Jawor, Poland, the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced at a press conference as the Daimler-owned company ramps up investments into electric vehicle components. Read more

Savings from VW Group's newly-reorganised components division funnelled into investment in electric car technology. Read more

The Spanish traveling magazine Revista Viajeros has awarded the new Volvo 9000 coach range Coach of the Year 2019. Read more

Alfdex AB, a 50/50 joint venture between Alfa Laval and Concentric, is expanding its manufacturing unit in China during the first half of 2019 to capture the demand driven by the Chinese action plan to improve its air quality. Read more

Porsche has invested in US start-up '', which sees itself as the leading global platform for mobility and roadside assistance. Read more

Camso’s latest pneumatic tire designed for ground support equipment (GSE), the Solideal AIR 561, is being used in some of the world’s busiest airports. Read more

  • Honda Swindon

  • Cars at Emden port

  • Nera

  • Sonja Wiedemann

  • EIB Headquarters

  • Nissan Sunderland plant

    Source: Andrew Yates/Reuters

    Nissan Sunderland plant

    Nissan Sunderland plant


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