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    News » Faurecia deploys AGVs in Spain

    December 12th 2018 Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are now working alongside workers and robots at Faurecia’s car seat manufacturing plant in Vitoria-Gasteiz, northern Spain. Through a weightless handling system, workers transfer the car seat from the end of the line to the AGV, which then delivers it to a loading robot. The vehicle then takes the seat to […]
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  • International trade

    News » Russia increases component exports

    November 21st 2018 Several automotive manufacturers in Russia are increasing component exports in line with plans announced at the beginning of this year. Joint venture Ford Sollers has doubled the number of different part lines it exports to the EU to 100 this year (compared to 50 in late 2017) and said it plans to export 120,000 units […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Faurecia extends trade in Toledo

    July 18th 2018 Tier supplier Faurecia has announced plans to open an $11m (€9.4m) US plant in Toledo that will supply full instrument panels to the nearby Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) site. The parts facility builds on Faurecia’s existing business in Toledo, and across the state of Ohio, which includes plants in Franklin, Toledo and Troy specialising in […]
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  • International trade

    Intelligence » Russia’s fresh focus on exports

    July 5th 2018 In recent years, Russia has put considerable resources into encouraging recovery in its domestic automotive industry. Last year, the federal budget included 62.3 billion roubles ($1 billion) in state aid for carmakers. Such sums have been spent primarily on boosting demand in the domestic market, which has been under pressure since 2014 due to a […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Faurecia to set up third plant in Missouri

    February 21st 2018 French automotive parts maker Faurecia is building a new interiors production factory in Blue Springs, Missouri. Production of door panels and instrument panels is slated to begin later this year, ramping up to full production by the end of 2020. The new US plant will cost more than $60m to establish and create more than […]
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