Automotive News for July 2012

Automotive News Archive

Dürr Earns Lucrative Volkswagen Contract Dürr Earns Lucrative Volkswagen Contract

Paint equipment maker installs scores of new painting robots at Volkswagen in Bratislava.

GM Canada Invests C$850 Million in R&D

GM is committing to further leverage Canada’s expertise in strategic and important technologies by expanding activities in light-weighting materials, mechatronics, software and communications.

OESA Releases July Supplier Barometer Report OESA Releases July Supplier Barometer Report

Drop in key sentiment index over the past two months reflects a less optimistic outlook among automotive parts suppliers.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises 0.4% in June

Uptick attributed to second-quarter activity in motor vehicle and parts production.

Final Call for Papers: 6th International Symposium on Tin Whiskers

Event takes place Nov. 27-28, 2012, at the Ford College, Loughborough University Leicestershire, UK; deadline is Aug. 12.

Precision Metalforming Association Releases Member Survey Results

In departure from previous report, metalforming companies expect a slight uptick in business conditions during the next three months.

PMI Index Falls to 49.7% in June

Leading economic indicator reflects contraction in the U.S. manufacturing economy.