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Prodrive doubles size of composites manufacturing facility   Print  
Prodrive?s 5-axis milling centre can trim a large panel in 20 minutes. The same operation took four hours by hand. Friday, 30th September 2011

New production processes increase throughput and efficiency

Technology consultancy and precision-manufacturing specialist Prodrive has doubled the size of its composites facility, moving from motorsport-sized manufacturing batches to runs of several thousand. The expansion is driven by the company’s recent contract wins with three highly-demanding manufacturers of premium sports cars. When added to established defence, marine and aerospace customers, Prodrive’s composites business now has an order book worth more than £40 million.

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Emergency logistics specialist expands in Germany to support European vehicle manufacturers? global growth   Print  
A swift, efficient response to supply chain failures can reduce costs and allow further leaning of global supply chains. Wednesday, 28th September 2011

The automotive industry’s leading specialist in emergency logistics is expanding its support for European vehicle manufacturers as they grow their global footprints. Evolution Time Critical has appointed Steve Risby in a newly-created position of director - Deutschland, where he will be responsible specifically for supporting auto makers and suppliers with headquarters in Germany. He will be based at the company’s control centre in Dusseldorf and will work alongside three other new positions, each bringing specialist expertise in global supply chain robustness and problem resolution.

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Federal-Mogul constructs new world-class brake friction manufacturing plant in India   Print  
The combined Indian automotive, commercial and railway markets are expected to grow on average by 14 percent per year over the next five years. Tuesday, 27th September 2011

Facility will produce portfolio of market-leading, environmentally-friendly brake friction products for all market segments

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., September 27, 2011 . . . Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML) today announced the development of a new brake friction manufacturing facility in Chennai, India.  The company, through one of its Indian subsidiaries, broke ground earlier this year on a 10-acre site for construction of the new 38,000-square-metre facility to manufacture the company’s broad portfolio of leading-edge technology, environmentally-friendly brake friction materials for the OE and aftermarket segments for automotive, construction, railway and industrial customers.  Production is scheduled to begin before the end of 2011.

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Delphi announces two nominations for 2011 Equip Auto Innovation Awards   Print  
Delphi has developed a high-fidelity vehicle sound generator (VSG) ? also called sounder ? that enable pedestrians to detect nearby hybrid and electric vehicles. Tuesday, 27th September 2011

Jury of 80 international journalists from 20 countries select fuel analyser and vehicle sound generator (VSG) as finalists

Warwick, UK – Delphi Automotive’s fuel analyser and vehicle sound generator (VSG) have been nominated for the 2011 Equip Auto Innovation Awards organized by Equip Auto in association with the European Technical Journalists Association (AJTE), the French automobile press association (AFPA) and the international press.

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Federal-Mogul?s ultrathin lighting combines LEDs and a specially designed lamp lens to reduce the profile of interior lamps by up to 60 percent Wednesday, 21st September 2011

Ultrathin technology reduces interior lamp size by 60% to improve headroom, styling and safety

Frankfurt/Wiesbaden, September 21, 2011…Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) has developed two innovations that make vehicle interior lighting systems slimmer, cooler, more efficient and more stylish. The company’s new ultrathin lighting combines LEDs and a specially designed lamp lens to reduce the profile of interior lamps by up to 60 percent. In addition to improving headroom, facilitating reduced power consumption and enabling greater interior styling, NovaLens™ provides consistent and even illumination without “hot spots.”

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Federal-Mogul?s ACIS enables up to 10 percent fuel efficiency improvement compared with standard spark ignition Tuesday, 20th September 2011

System technology enables up to 10-percent reduced fuel consumption and is designed for volume manufacturing in current and future engine architectures

Frankfurt/Wiesbaden, September 20, 2011…Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) will introduce at this year’s IAA (Frankfurt Auto Show, Hall 4.1, Stand E15, September 13-16, 2011) its highly innovative Advanced Corona Ignition System (ACIS), a breakthrough technology for fuel efficiency and emissions reduction that significantly outperforms conventional spark-ignition systems.  Federal-Mogul’s ACIS is currently undergoing development with several customers and enables up to 10-percent fuel efficiency improvement over standard spark ignition in development testing.

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Garage owner scoops Abarth 500 in Ferodo? promotion   Print  
Mr Hawkins (centre), celebrates with a glass of champagne next to his brand new Abarth 500. Joining him (from left to right), Mark page from Federal-Mogul and Jamie Seal from Autoparts & Diagnostics Thursday, 15th September 2011

Ferodo’s, largest ever European promotion, ‘Ready to Race’ has reached an exciting finale resulting in a UK winner.  Mr Tim Hawkins, owner of Tim Hawkins Motor Repairs, Newent, took delivery of a fantastic Abarth 500 worth £15,000.  The racy Abarth was a star prize in an online racing game open to customers who purchased Ferodo® braking products during May to August this year.  Tim beat thousands of entrants across 9 countries to secure the fastest lap in the game to win his prize. Mr Hawkins was surprised he won and was very excited about taking the car out for a first drive.

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Federal-Mogul develops brake pads for new Mercedes Actros   Print  
Thursday, 15th September 2011

Bad Camberg, Germany, September 2011, After extensive development with Daimler, Federal-Mogul brake pads have been homologated for use on the new Mercedes-Benz Actros heavy duty truck. The Ferodo Research and Development team has produced two Ferodo friction materials for the different requirements of the vehicle’s front and rear axles that provide outstanding high-temperature performance, durability and driver comfort.

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Vulcan on your iPhone? There?s an app for that   Print  
The app will allow fans to watch HD videos, download backgrounds, find out more about the aircraft and aircrew and keep track of XH558 throughout the year. Wednesday, 14th September 2011

Developed by a seventeen year old student, hits UK top 55 within three days

You can now experience the thrill of the last flying Vulcan on your iPhone.

Vulcan To The Sky Trust has launched an iPhone app to offer supporters an opportunity to stay up to date with the latest news and features provided by the team.  The app will allow fans to watch HD videos, download backgrounds, find out more about the aircraft and aircrew and keep track of XH558 throughout the year. 

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New Mercedes-Benz V6 diesel engines use DuraBowl piston technology from Federal-Mogul   Print  
Federal-Mogul?s DuraBowl process remelts the metal around the piston bowl?s rim into a highly durable microstructure. Daimler uses this to create innovative piston designs that support its engine downsizing strategy. Monday, 12th September 2011

DuraBowl design enables new generation of premium downsized engines with outstanding performance, fuel economy and low emissions

Frankfurt/Wiesbaden, September 13, 2011...Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML) has jointly developed with Mercedes-Benz a piston technology for Daimler’s latest V6 diesel engine that helps to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The design gives Mercedes-Benz a piston that fully exploits the advances in thermal and mechanical durability made possible by     Federal-Mogul’s DuraBowl® manufacturing process. Federal-Mogul’s DuraBowl piston technology will be among the company latest technologies to be exhibited at this year’s IAA (Frankfurt Auto Show, Hall 4.1, Stand E15).

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