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PSA and Fiat Chrysler unveil merger of equals

Paris - PSA and Fiat Chrysler unveiled Thursday a plan for a 50-50 merger of their operations to create the world's fourth-largest car manufacturer that would generate billions in savings without factory closures.

Robots to take 20 mn jobs, worsening inequality: study

Washington - Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while boosting overall economic output, a new study shows.

Trade dispute a 'big headwind' but US manufacturing sees solid growth: report

Washington - US trade disputes and the prospect of even more tariffs on China is a "big headwind" to American manufacturing but the sector still expects solid growth this year, according to an industry survey released Wednesday.

Fiat Chrysler sees massive drop in profits in Q1 2019

Car manufacturer Fiat has not had a good start to 2019. The Italian-U.S. based company has reported a plunge in profits by 47 percent. The company is connecting this decline on a change to production methods and is confident of a turnaround.

New augmented reality platform enhances pharma manufacturing

Startup Apprentice.io has released an updated product called Tandem 4.0, which is an augmented reality-enhanced collaboration platform aimed specifically at the for pharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

Kalashnikov sales climb despite Western sanctions

Moscow - Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov said Thursday its sales rose sharply in 2018 despite Western sanctions that the firm acknowledges are causing customers to think more than twice before placing orders.

Advanced manufacturing trends for 2019

What's next for Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing? A new report considers the main trends, which include the use of smaller and more powerful robots and more proactive analytics.

Canadian workers slam GM plant closure as 'slap in face'

Oshawa - Canadian auto workers walked off the job in protest Monday as General Motors said it would shutter a plant that has been a fixture of Oshawa, Ontario since 1953 -- drawing protests from union bosses and the country's prime minister.

General Motors says cutting 15% of workforce to save $6 bn

Washington - In a massive restructuring, US auto giant General Motors announced Monday it will cut 15 percent of its workforce to save $6 billion and adapt to "changing market conditions.

Blockchain for manufacturing to hit $566 million by 2025

A new review indicates that blockchain for manufacturing is likely to show considerable growth over the next seven years, rising to $566.2 million. The biggest regions of growth will be in the U.S. and China.

Robotic automation will become bigger in 2019 and beyond

A new report, surveying the transformative trends across industry, foresees a big increase in robots and automation. This is being driven by lower-cost and more flexible technologies.

Disney develops spray-painting drone

Disney Research have developed a different type of drone, which has been named the PaintCopter. This is a vehicle which can autonomously spray paint flat and 3D surfaces.

Pharmaceutical sector embracing Industry 4.0

A number of pharmaceutical companies are embracing connected technology with a bid to improve efficiencies and to reduce costs. This digital transformation of the sector includes smart factories and connected plants.

James Bond carmaker Aston Martin targets £5.1 bn IPO

London - Aston Martin, the luxury British sports car brand favoured by fictional spy James Bond 007, said Thursday that its upcoming stock market flotation would look to value the group at up to £5.1 billion ($6.7 billion, 5.7 billion euros).

How industrial manufacturing gets smarter with sensors

This article is sponsored content from Cognizant. Today’s manufacturers are on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution, in which internet-connected sensors (aka, the Internet of Things, or IoT) make physical machines and objects more intelligent.

The future is all about being connected – through digital

The following article is sponsored by Cognizant. By: Frank Antonysamy “We are all connected.” This mantra from the 1960s had a spiritual connotation, informing both a growing environmental awareness and the peace movement.

US approves possible sale of early-warning planes to Japan

Washington - The US State Department said Monday it is ready to approve the sale of up to nine early-warning military planes to Japan, in a sale worth more than $3 billion.

Cummins is embracing disruption to stay innovative attract talent

This article is sponsored content from Cognizant. New skills and ideas are needed to keep up with the digital transformation of manufacturing.

What automotive sector firms need for digital transformation

According to business analysts McKinsey, the automotive sector needs a joined-up approach to digital transformation. The consultancy firm has put together a set of recommendations for a successful digital transformation for tier one automotive suppliers.

New blockchain data network boosts manufacturing

A new proposal has been made for the development of a public, open-source network based on blockchains in order to share verifiable manufacturing data.

Distributed Manufacturing: Next in line for blockchain innovation

The following article is sponsored by Cognizant. Blockchain has already disrupted business processes in the financial sector, and is poised to impact companies across industries.

When IoT meets manufacturing

The following article is sponsored by Cognizant. By: Frank Antonysamy One of the more negative iconic images of the Industrial Revolution was of child workers being sent into coal mines. Thankfully, that’s an age long behind us.

Photonic sensing for automated driving

AIT has launched a new trans-national project to develop photonic sensing. The sensors will be suitable for automated driving, to improve autonomous vehicles, and industrial manufacturing.

As trade war rages, Trump flags fly out of China factory

Fuyang - As the China-US trade war rages, a factory set amid corn and mulberry fields in central China stitches together US and "Trump 2020" flags -- and business is good.

Jaguar warns 'bad Brexit' could kill new investment

London - Iconic British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover warned Thursday that a "bad" Brexit deal could jeopardise planned investment of more than $100 billion, upping corporate pressure as the government heads into crucial talks.

New platform improves software development analytics

London - The company Electric Cloud has released the platform ElectricFlow DevOps Foresight. The system applies machine learning algorithms to the data generated by tool chains to develop a risk score metric.

Iran's first female manufacturer, a victim of Trump

Tehran - She fought through a male-dominated world to become perhaps Iran's first female manufacturing boss, and was on the cusp of major success with the help of a European investor.Until Donald Trump brought her crashing back to earth.

In latest diesel woes, Audi flags new emissions 'irregularities'

Frankfurt Am Main - German luxury carmaker Audi on Tuesday said it had detected "irregularities" in the emissions controls of recent A6/A7 models, prompting it to halt deliveries in the latest twist in the "dieselgate" scandal dogging parent company Volkswagen.

Scalable manufacturing using graphene

Boston - Scientists have worked out a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene. This process will aid producers in achieving scalable filter manufacturing.

China manufacturing firms plunge on foreign ownership plan

Shares in top Chinese manufacturing companies plunged Wednesday after Beijing announced plans to phase out ownership limits for foreign automakers, shipbuilders and aircraft firms.
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