Efficient, sustainable and high-quality technology is the focus at Beijing Benz Automotive Co, Ltd. (BBAC) in all production facilities, including the paint shop now being converted for BBAC in Beijing. Having been a partner for all three paint shops in BBAC’s established local production hub in Beijing’s Yizhuang industrial park, Dürr will supply its high-quality painting technology and digital solutions also for the new production site in the capital city’s Shunyi district. The order was received in 2019.
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is taking a further step towards CO 2 neutrality by focusing on electric mobility for logistics solutions. Just in time for the World Environment Day (5 June), an electric truck will be commissioned at the Regensburg site after two weeks of testing. The vehicle of the logistics partner Kühne+Nagel will drive the distance between the factory premises and an external warehouse in the east of the city four times per working day. Thus, the electric truck will cover around 100 km a day. And thanks to the electric drive, it will save some 18 tons of CO 2 every year.
The powertrain business area of Continental Vitesco Technologies, a leading supplier in the field of vehicle electrification, and ROHM Semiconductor, a leading company in SiC power semiconductors, have recently signed a development partnership, beginning in June 2020.
Knorr-Bremse, today announced that the company closed the acquisition of R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc., Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA (“Sheppard”) on June 1, 2020. The contract was signed on January 30, 2020. The purchase price amounts to USD $149.5 million. Sheppard is an industry-leading manufacturer of steering systems for commercial vehicles in the North American market. The acquisition of Sheppard marks another important step in Knorr-Bremse’s strategic drive to become a leading global supplier of commercial vehicle steering systems following its earlier acquisition of the Hitachi steering business in 2019.
How can mass production methods be applied to individualized products? One answer is to use a combination of digital manufacturing technologies, for example by integrating digital printing and laser processing into traditional manufacturing processes. This paves the way for in-line product customization. Six Fraunhofer institutes have pooled their expertise to take the new process to the next level.
Siemens has acquired the Swedish service and software company Vizendo AB with headquarters in Gothenburg. Vizendo is a leading provider of virtual operator training for automotive manufacturing. Virtual training enables industrial companies to reduce their training times and launch new products faster and in higher quality. The acquisition took effect as per June 1, 2020.