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Oct 18, 2021

On October 15, Avtosvet LLC, a company of the OAT Group, which is part of the KAMAZ structure launched new assembly line and technology along with Neolite ZKW Lightings Pvt. Ltd.
The launch of injection molding equipment and an assembly line is for the production of block headlights and rear and internal lamps for the LADA Vesta FL car. The results of work on the development of new parts for the LADA Vesta FL project will be received in November-December, after which the approval of the production process for LADA Vesta FL auto components is expected.

(Kamaz press release)

Oct 18, 2021

On October 12, DAG Technology, Inc. announced plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan, where it will begin onshoring its component manufacturing from its existing facilities in southern China at the request of its OEM customers.
DAG Technology, Inc. is a subsidiary of DAG LTD. LLC, a global leader in decorative wheel trim supplying to automotive OEMs.
DAG Technology will invest USD 10.06 million to convert a former Tier-1 supplier facility where it will hire 50 employees to focus on assembly, paint and assemble, and injection molding.
The company currently has 25 employees at its headquarters facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan where it houses sales, engineering, quality, accounting, warehousing and logistics support.

(MEDC press release on October 12, 2021)

Oct 11, 2021

ElringKlinger AG (ElringKlinger) announced that it has developed an innovative front-end module carrier, which is used in a vehicle produced by US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors for its first electric vehicle model Air. The front-end module support, which is manufactured in a hybrid design, can act as a support for the charge air cooler, the headlamp modules, the spray water tank, the horn, the distance radar module or the air intake. It also supports the hood by connecting hood latches. ElringKlinger manufactures the front-end module carrier using a single-shot injection molding process. In this process, pre-cut organic sheets are inserted into an injection mold, shaped and combined with several additional inserts, which are over-molded together to form a complex composite hybrid. Within this process, ElringKlinger has succeeded in minimizing the number of pre-and post-processing steps as well as costs, despite a total of 37 inserts. ElringKlinger has received the SPE Award (Society of Plastics Engineers) from the International Society for Plastics Engineering (SPE Central Europe) for this development. (From a press release dated October 11, 2021)