Manufacturing

UAW president shows support for U.S. plan to explore import duties

UAW President Dennis Williams is supportive of the Trump administration's efforts to launch a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new U.S. tariffs.


Germany's Grammer buying Toledo Molding & Die in $271 million deal

German auto supplier Grammer AG is more than doubling its presence in North America with the $271 million acquisition of Toledo Molding & Die Inc.

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Apple to use VW self-driving vans for employees

Apple and Volkswagen struck a deal that let the technology giant equip VW vans with self-driving technology to transport Apple employees between offices, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Mahle sharpens hot-rod focus

The German powertrain supplier Mahle is putting more emphasis on selling its parts in the United States aftermarket with a rebranding strategy and a new name: Mahle Performance.

How Alcantara is managing demand from U.S., China

Alcantara, the maker of the upmarket leather alternative material of the same name, plans to double the company's overall production capacity in Italy as demand from the U.S. and Chinese markets continues to drive sales.

Intel Mobileye car ignores red light in self-driving test

Mobileye, the Intel-owned maker of driver-assistance systems, has joined the race to create a fully driverless car with a fleet of prototype vehicles that navigate Jerusalem without the use of lasers or radars, which rivals have relied on heavily. But there have been speed bumps.

UPDATED: 5/20/18 10:57 am ET
Supplier's quest for a better lug nut

Fastener and metal component supplier MacLean-Fogg overhauled its entire concept of invention, implementing new design-thinking processes to spur everyday innovation.


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