Tracking key trends in the automotive industry

ABB Robotics solutions for the Automotive industry

Ford and Lio Ho Group have a joint venture called Ford Lio Ho, Ford owns 70% and Lio Ho Group owns 30%. Ford and Navistar International have a joint venture called Blue Diamond Truck. Navistar International and JAC has a joint venture called Anhui Jianghuai Navistar. Changan Automobile and JMCG have a joint venture called Jiangling Motor Holding. The OICA counts over 50 countries which assemble, manufacture or disseminate automobiles. Of that figure, only 14 countries currently possess the capability to design original production automobiles from the ground up.

Auto manufacturing depends on thousands of companies supplying parts, components and materials, as well as a vast retail and vehicle maintenance network. The greater industry supports roughly 10 million American jobs – delivering not just vehicles, but billions in paychecks to workers. Today’s cars and trucks are routinely equipped with touchscreens, navigation, emergency warning …