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Job cuts at Freightliner.(Brief Article)
July 1, 2001... Freightliner is to shed a further 1,120 workers in the face of sharply reduced truck demand. Some 475 jobs will go at the Mount Holly plant in North Carolina, and 284 at a plant in Mexico, In Canada, where Freightliner recently acquired Western Star, about 180 jobs wilt be lost in British...
Dealers to make deal.(Brief Article)
July 1, 2001... Noises coming from Mercedes Benz car dealers suggest that they may be close to reaching a settlement with DaimlerChrysler UK over the company's plan to dismantle the nationwide network of dealers. DC UK upset the dealers when it announced a scheme to replace the network with a series of...
Varta batteries for new Mini.(Brief Article)
July 1, 2001... Automotive battery manufacturer, Varta, has been working with the BMW design team at Cowley to develop a starter battery that will meet the unusual installation and operational demands of such a small car. A particular challenge has been the high operating temperatures generated in the...
Toyota and PSA set to forge a small car partnership.(Peugeot S.A.)(Brief Article)
July 1, 2001... Japan An announcement made by the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and the PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) group has promised that the signing of a memorandum of understanding is imminent. The two sides have been engaged in talks on the joint development of a new vehicle platform in Europe. The...
GM surveys the storm-tossed European scene.(Brief Article)
July 1, 2001... Europe Against a background of operational losses -- to the tune of $86m (61 m [pounds sterling]) in the first quarter of 2001 -- and softening demand, General Motors is to review its European sales and marketing strategy. The review has been launched from the very top, with a senior...