Manufacturing

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.

Magna spending big on new technology

Magna will roll an extra $300 million into r&d over the next three years as it deepens its interest in electrification and autonomous technology.

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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Tesla scrambles jets to boost Model 3 battery output

Tesla has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for the Model 3 electric sedan. The move underscores Tesla CEO Elon Musk's urgency to get a grip on manufacturing problems that have hobbled the launch of the high-volume Model 3.

China said to back private investment in state automakers

China is considering encouraging state-owned automakers to bring in private car manufacturers as investors as it seeks to create an industrial champion to compete with global companies such as Toyota and Volkswagen, Bloomberg reported.

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.


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