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Knorr Bremse News

Knorr-Bremse completes acquisition of R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc.: The acquisition is a major step towards becoming a leading global manufacturer of steering systems for commercial vehicles

Knorr-Bremse, today announced that the company closed the acquisition of R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc., Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA (“Sheppard”) on June 1, 2020. The contract was signed on January 30, 2020. The purchase price amounts to USD $149.5 million. Sheppard is an industry-leading manufacturer of steering systems for commercial vehicles in the North American market. The acquisition of Sheppard marks another important step in Knorr-Bremse’s strategic drive to become a leading global supplier of commercial vehicle steering systems following its earlier acquisition of the Hitachi steering business in 2019.

Fraunhofer News

Mass production of individualized products

How can mass production methods be applied to individualized products? One answer is to use a combination of digital manufacturing technologies, for example by integrating digital printing and laser processing into traditional manufacturing processes. This paves the way for in-line product customization. Six Fraunhofer institutes have pooled their expertise to take the new process to the next level.

Siemens News

Siemens acquires provider of virtual training for industrial companies

Siemens has acquired the Swedish service and software company Vizendo AB with headquarters in Gothenburg. Vizendo is a leading provider of virtual operator training for automotive manufacturing. Virtual training enables industrial companies to reduce their training times and launch new products faster and in higher quality. The acquisition took effect as per June 1, 2020.

Toshiba News

Toshiba Adds Automotive Display Interface Bridge ICs for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

TOKYO—Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) has added “TC9594XBG” and “TC9595XBG,” new interface bridge ICs for automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems, to its lineup of display interface bridge ICs. Sample shipments start this month.

UFI Filters News

UFI MULTITUBE: the revolution in air filtration debuts in the FIAT 500 Hybrid Launch Edition

UFI MULTITUBE, the revolutionary engine air filtration technology developed by UFI Filters, has been chosen by one of the most popular city cars on the market: the Hybrid Launch Edition version of the FIAT 500 that combines a naturally aspirated 3 cylinder Firefly GSE N3 engine with a 12 volt starter generator and a lithium battery.

VIA Tech News

Smarter VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam Makes Drivers Safer with New AI-Powered Accident Prevention and Behavior Monitoring Features

VIA Technologies, Inc. today announced the integration of powerful new AI accident prevention and behavior monitoring features into the VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam that further boost driver safety and provide fleet managers with deeper insights into vehicle usage.


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