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Car parts supplier Bosch to assist production of 4000 ventilators in Australia for COVD-19
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21st Apr 2020
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Car parts supplier Bosch to assist production of 4000 ventilators in Australia for COVD-19

Bosch Australia – a subsidiary of the German automotive parts manufacturer and supplier – will be responsible for testing 4000 ventilators assembled locally and sent to healthcare providers across the nation to treat COVID-19 patients. Australian-made ventilators will be produced by a consortium of local manufacturers, then tested by Bosch Australia at their Clayton site in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, not far from the Holden Special Vehicles production facility.
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Justin Narayan
Hyundai exoskeleton wins Red Dot Design Award
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31st Mar 2020
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Hyundai exoskeleton wins Red Dot Design Award

Hyundai Motor Group has won a Product Design award at the Red Dot Design Awards for its Vest Exoskeleton (VEX) – a wearable, robotic exoskeleton. VEX was designed in collaboration between Hyundai’s Robotics Lab and its Design Centre as an aid for its factory workers to reduce fatigue and strain during overhead labour.
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Liam Murphy
Toyota planning $1.84 billion Chinese electric car factory
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2nd Mar 2020
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Toyota planning $1.84 billion Chinese electric car factory

Toyota has plans to increase its electric vehicle production capacity by constructing a ¥8.5 billion (AU$1.84 billion) electric car plant in China. According to a report from Reuters, the plant – which should see a production output of 200,000 ‘new energy vehicles’ yearly – is set to be built in the Tianjin municipality in collaboration with Toyota’s local partner, FAW Group.
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Liam Murphy
Nissan builds 10 millionth vehicle in Sunderland
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21st Jun 2019
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Nissan builds 10 millionth vehicle in Sunderland

Nissan has celebrated a production milestone at its Sunderland facility in the UK, with the ten millionth vehicle rolling down the production line. The plant has been in operation for 33 years, making it the fastest car factory in Britain to reach the ‘landmark figure’, averaging a rate of one car every two minutes since 1986.
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James Wong
Skoda Superb hits 500,000 units
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25th Mar 2019
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Skoda Superb hits 500,000 units

Skoda has manufactured the 500,000th example of the third-generation Superb, with the milestone vehicle rolling down the production line at its Kvasiny facility in the Czech Republic this past week. Produced at five different factories across the globe – including Kvasiny, Aurangabad (India), Nanjing (China), Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan) and Solomonovo (Ukraine) – Skoda says it has made 1.25 million examples of its flagship sedan and wagon since it revived the nameplate in 2001.
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James Wong