While more than 140,000 automotive buyers are preparing to descend upon the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in November for Automechanika Shanghai, organisers are working behind the scenes to ensure the high expectations of the show’s fringe programme are met. This year’s edition will see some 50 fringe events take place, covering a strong collection of topics and pressing issues related to the entire automotive world.
Altogether, over 250 senior level representatives are taking part as speakers in this year’s fringe programme at Automechanika Shanghai, held from 28 November – 1 December 2018. The events are expected to inspire participants with new ideas, provide the latest industry trends, expand their business networks and shed light on the industry’s future developments.
In recognition that it is not enough to just offer the sales of commercial vehicles, Sole Distributor of Mitsubishi FUSO, Universal Cars Limited (UCL) in Hong Kong has just made a bold move to not only open a state-of-the-art workshop with top notch facilities, but they are also backing the offer up with some rather confident service offerings that could be rather unique in the region.
Flagship Service Point Officially opened on the 4th of October, the workshop, located in, Sime Darby Motor Services 33 Kam Pok Road, DD104, Lot 3719D, Tai Sang Wai, Tai Yuen, Yuen Long, N.T., has a lot of capacity to handle any incoming service job. A total of 55 staff stand ready to handle clients’ vehicles. Of that, 28 mechanics and 3 technician/technical officers working on the vehicles. There are 21 standard work bays for trucks. The workshop can handle up to 40 trucks per day.
The global snapshot survey is based on interview data from 450 transport companies across Europe, the GCC and Asia, and reveals the following headline findings:
• Majority of transport companies in Europe, Asia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (57%) view geopolitical uncertainty as the biggest threat to their development. • Technology and innovation key to overcoming challenges and securing the future of the industry -- over three quarters (76%) of transport companies surveyed expect autonomous trucks to become a viable option on the roads within the next decade. • At the opening of its World Congress in Oman, IRU, the world road transport organisation, urges the industry to fix the digital foundations of transport in order to fully benefit from automation and other innovations.
Robotic pallet trucks and stackers, tow tractors, forklifts and trucks that can operate in factories, warehouses and other spaces in the logistics sectors were revealed at the Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific trade fair at Singapore Expo.
A near wheel loss incident with a tanker vehicle carrying toxic waste in the 1990's has led to the invention of the Checkpoint wheel nut indicator, by Mike Marczynski. It is a very simple device, but the concept of indicating a loose wheel nut was a major development towards improving road safety.
BorgWarner has launched its most powerful S300 aftermarket super core to date – the S300SX-E 72 millimeter (mm) super core – delivering 100 more horsepower than its next highest 69 mm model, and expanding its highly popular AirWerks S300SX-E super core assembly series.
The new AirWerks S300SX-E 72 mm super core maintains the same compact size and near identical ultra-fast response time, enabling customers to upgrade their 69 mm assembly with the new product, which can reach a maximum of 1 100 horsepower.
Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Motors will be collaborating with US engine manufacturer Cummins to develop large truck engines with high environmental impact. Aiming to work out the details of the envisaged partnership by the end of the year, Isuzu, which terminated a capital tie-up with Toyota in August, said it is also hoping to cooperate with the world's leading diesel engine-maker in the area of electrification technologies.
Isuzu Malaysia recently delivered a total of 141 units of their commercial trucks to City-Link Express (M) Sdn Bhd, during an official handover ceremony held at City-Link Express’ ‘Super Hub’ facility in Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor. The handover comprised of 128 units of the ELF 4-wheeler (NLR77UEE) model, eight units of the ELF 6-wheeler (NPR81UKH) model and five units of the GIGA (GXR) model.
Diesel Technic recently presented many highlights at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 under the motto "Expand your Business". Among other things, the focus is on the new product searches in the Partner Portal and on the new websites.
A lot has changed on the company website (www.dieseltechnic.com) and the brand websites for DT Spare Parts (www.dt-spareparts.com) and SIEGEL Automotive (www.siegel-automotive.com). The three websites have been completely revised and are up-to-date in terms of technology and content in a responsive design that automatically adapts to the respective end device, whether smartphone, tablet or PC.
Made to go the extra mile, Quester continues to accelerate progress by boosting business productivity, elevating local skillsets and supporting communities across key markets
UD Trucks celebrated its remarkable business achievement of 15,000 Quester units production, highlighting its unwavering commitment of “Going the Extra Mile” to customers’ businesses and the region. Announced at UD Trucks’ Bangkok plant, this business milestone represents the Japanese transportation solutions provider’s trusted legacy worldwide with the enhanced Quester line.
Daimler AG is committed to investing in a truck and bus assembly in Rayong Province, Thailand. In Asia, Daimler mainly markets the Japanese Fuso brand. The German company acquired an 89.3% stake in Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) in 2005 from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.