Volkswagen Group and Microsoft expand partnership

Jan 27, 2020    OEM

The Volkswagen Group and Microsoft Germany have agreed to work together on long-term sustainability and social initiatives. The aim is to promote and jointly implement projects in the context of social responsibility issues, such as sustainability, digital education and training, as well as corporate employee engagement for the common good. A framework agreement between the two companies has been signed.

Volkswagen's Carbon Fund saves 170,000 tonnes of CO2

Jan 24, 2020    OEM

2020 The Volkswagen Group has launched its own Carbon Fund. The CO2 fund, which is endowed with €25 million ($27.5 million) annually, is available to all twelve Group brands. They use it to finance their own climate protection projects at their locations worldwide.

New Flying Spur features the most complex Bentley interior ever

Jan 24, 2020    OEM

With the new Flying Spur comes the ultimate example of a handcrafted interior, presenting the world’s most sophisticated and luxuriously stitched cabin. As all 350 unique leather pieces are adorned to 60 bespoke components using over three kilometres of thread to make up a complete Flying Spur interior, each passes through the hands of 141 Bentley craftspeople.

SEAT Martorell produces more than 500,000 cars in 2019

Jan 22, 2020    OEM

SEAT Martorell ended 2019 with its highest production volume since 2000, with output totalling 500,005 cars. This figure is 5.4% higher than in 2018 (474,300) and consolidates Martorell as the factory that produces the most cars in Spain, Europe’s second largest car producer.

Subaru announces plans to reduce overall CO2 emissions

Jan 20, 2020    OEM

Subaru Corporation held a press briefing to discuss the future direction of its technology development efforts. With the automotive industry entering a new era of mobility, Subaru will stay true to its commitment to delivering “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” to our customers.

Volkswagen and University of Tennessee announce Innovation Hub collaboration

Jan 20, 2020    OEM

Volkswagen Group of America and the University of Tennessee announced a collaboration to create Volkswagen’s first innovation hub in North America at the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm.

Toyota Indiana completes $1.3 billion Modernisation Project

Jan 20, 2020    OEM

Furthering Toyota's commitment to better serve customers and build vehicles where they are sold, Toyota Indiana (TMMI) invested an additional $700 million and added 150 new jobs to complete the transformation of its plant modernisation project, announced in January 2017.

GM announces fresh investments for its North American sites

Jan 17, 2020    OEM

General Motors Co. announced a $6.7 million investment in its Tonawanda Engine Plant to upgrade the plant’s production systems. The American automaker will also invest nearly $40 million in the Spring Hill Global Propulsion Systems (GPS) plant to increase capacity of the 5.3L V8 engines for GM’s full-size truck and SUV programmes.

Audi and Cromodora partner for construction of a new wheel factory in Eastern Europe

Jan 16, 2020    OEM

Audi and the wheel maker Cromodora have made an agreement for an especially long-term cooperative undertaking that will last for up to ten years.

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