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Possehl Group’s acquisition of TPS Technical Plastic Systems will bring together companies which specialise in the manufacture of hybrid plastic-metal components for the automotive industry.  21 August 2014
Bentley Motors has become the first automotive manufacturer to be awarded the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction. 20 August 2014
Nifco increased its operating profit to £3.8m in 2013, up from £1.4m the year before, according to the Stockton-On-Tees company. 18 August 2014
Delta wins new automotive orders for paint systens  15 August 2014
Additive manufacturing drives scaleable car design. 15 August 2014
Jaguar Land Rover has won the 2014 Altair Enlighten Award competition for the development and implementation of its premium lightweight architecture design concept. 15 August 2014
Material substitution helps cars lose weight 15 August 2014
Investment in plastics technology continues on the back of continued surge in sales. 15 August 2014
Nissan North America is pulling back from a strategy of buying parts from low-cost countries and is now encouraging suppliers to locate near its US assembly plants instead. 8 August 2014
Lightweighting is gaining popularity in the automotive industry as the preferred method for meeting fuel efficiency standards, although plastics and composites are not top choices for material substitution 7 August 2014
Business secretary Vince Cable has announced two additional measures that give the green light for driverless cars to take to UK roads from January 2015. 5 August 2014
A European consortium has developed bioplastic materials based on PLA and nanoclays, suitable for the automotive sector. 5 August 2014
The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a £32m project led by Coventry University and the Unipart Group, has secured its first research project three months before officially opening. 4 August 2014
Magna International plans to nearly double the size of its manufacturing facility in Trnava, in western Slovakia, to accommodate anew automotive interiors business. 31 July 2014
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has selected the University of Warwick as the site for its ‘hub’, supporting the 10 year, £1bn industry and government commitment to the development of low carbon propulsion systems. 28 July 2014

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