American Axle to supply power transfer units for 2019 Ford crossovers
American Axle & Manufacturing will supply Power Transfer Units (PTU) for Ford Motor Co. crossover vehicles with all-wheel drive (AWD) starting with the 2019 Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus. The new contract expands AAM and Ford’s relationship while supporting global growth in the popular crosso...
Steel, aluminum tariffs have already driven up General Motors costs, says CEO
Tariffs on aluminum and steel have already driven up costs in General Motors, CEO Mary Barra acknowledged Tuesday during a press conference ahead of the company’s annual shareholders meeting, local media in Detroit reported. Since trade negotiations are still incomplete, it is difficult to have t...
Mexico’s auto production up 3.9% in May; exports? Yeah, about that…
Mexico's auto production grew 3.9% last May to 352,860 units, a record for the month, according to the latest data from the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA). Meanwhile, production of automakers installed in the country totaled 1,607,057 vehicles in the first five months of the year, to...
Italian automated die casting solutions supplier Artimpianti to open new plant in Nuevo Leon
Artimpianti Group, an Italian designer and manufacturer of aluminum gravity die casting machines and peripheral processes, announced it will open its second manufacturing plant in Mexico. This will be a partnership with IDRA Group, a manufacturer of die casting machines also based in Italy, to suppl...
Daimler unveils electric Class 8 truck likely to be built in Saltillo
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled earlier this week two new, fully-electric trucks from Freightliner, its leading U.S. truck brand, in a bid to compete with Tesla, Volvo AB and Navistar in the race to electrify big rigs. The new Freightliner eCascadia is a heavy-duty electric truck with ...

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