Archive for November, 2010

Foreign Auto Parts Big Three

localization strategy in China

  Jacobs: Localization speed

    In the United States, Jacobs was the world’s largest independent supplier of engine supplier Cummins engine retarder brake parts. In China, Jacobs has hand in Dongfeng, liberation, Shaanxi Auto, China’s heavy truck that several members of important partners, and become equipped with the liberation of 12.5 liters Olympians engine dump truck’s standard accessories J6. With the user knowledge about vehicle safety performance, Jacobs products are ushering in a huge market space.

    Faced with expanding demand, Jacobs actively adjust the capacity on the one hand, on the one hand and the domestic OEMs to increase cooperation efforts. Jacobs China business manager, said Hao Ping, a wholly-owned factory located in Suzhou has been officially put into production. Zone after the 8,000 square meters in Suzhou’s plant, will produce all future supply the Chinese market, Jacobs retarder brake and its key components. Moreover, with the increased demand, the Suzhou plant capacity can be continuously adjusted.

    In addition to the original partners, Jacobs is also fighting for access to Weifang, Yuchai and other major engine manufacturers, list of suppliers. “Weichai Although the use of the WEVB, but it we are interested in the exhaust brake, and procurement of our butterfly valves. We are and Yuchai to develop some projects together, such as 2009′s new YC6K, there Some products used in the retarder brake Jacobs. “Hao Ping,” said Jacobs offerings are tailored to do with our joint development with the OEMs. “In addition to the retarder braking system solution program, Jacobs also provided the necessary vehicle retarder brake-related core components.

    For the past few years, Jacobs’s performance in China, Hao Ping said the “market rate of progress is expected with our original line.” Then installed from the trial to become an important standard or optional accessories, Jacobs in the promotion of the domestic heavy truck safety upgrades made great efforts. “The current heavy truck retarder brake on strong demand trends.” In fact, long-distance bus retarder brake is also very good applicability. Jacobs of the retarder brake power due to long running and does not decay, for driving on a long downhill section, load the bus, the driver and passengers can increase the safety factor.

    However, due to “limited manpower”, most users are not engineers or OEMs understand the retarder brake function. The next step in order to promote the safety of the domestic commercial vehicle market, upgrade, and allow more users to understand and use the engine retarder brakes is conducive to long-distance transport of this particular security configuration, Jacobs plans to conduct joint promotions with the OEMs activities. Activities within the country five provinces collect election typical users, free of charge with Jacobs engine retarder brake vehicle products. During the Jacobs relevant technical and service staff will be tracking, data collection operation, test vehicle assembly Jacobs products, safety and economy in the areas of performance.

    As products get more and more widely used to enhance the level of an urgent domestic requirements. “Localization of a can reduce costs, shorten delivery times two, this is something we are very willing to do,” said Hao Ping. China’s auto market has become increasingly sophisticated, the demand for security products will be more and more. Jacobs further knowledge, recognition will be a matter of course.

    Allison: develop high-end truck market

    While in the Chinese market, with AT gearbox heavy truck is still small, but can not be ignored, this year on January 14, Allison Transmission Company jointly organized by China FAW in Changchun Experience test drive special vehicles, Allison has played a prelude to enter the Chinese truck market. The test drive of the FAW automatic dump truck, terminal tractors and airport fire engines have been installed with new Allison automatic transmission.

    More than 80% of the world in heavy-duty automatic transmission suppliers, Allison has more than 63 years of commercial design and production of automatic transmissions experience. The 1981 to enter the Chinese market holdings had reached 3 thousand units, only 1.3 thousand vehicles in Beijing will have buses equipped with the Allison Transmission. It can be said Allison in the field of domestic passenger cars have a higher awareness.

    In fact, Allison is a design, manufacturing and marketing the world’s leading commercial vehicle automatic transmissions and hybrid power systems company, its products not only apply to passenger cars, also applies to road trucks and special vehicles. Allison has a leading technology products and services worldwide system for trucks, its greatest strength is to help reflect the value of the vehicle, and a faster return on investment.

    ”If our first gearbox is sold by sales, then the second surely is sold by sale.” Allison regional sales and marketing manager, proudly said Chen Jing, Allison Transmission’s back purchase rate as high as 95%. Despite the higher initial purchase cost, a large initial investment, but the product to improve the productivity of vehicle equipment, fuel efficiency, quality, safety and other areas of the advantages of greatly increased cost, reduced cost-recovery cycle. “We are able to fulfill the spare parts sales targets each year,” Jing said, “because bad things do not love.”

Lemons for sale?

There are a lot of car dealers out there where you can buy cars from. There are new car dealers who offer brand new cars complete with insurance and a guarantee that it’s of top quality. There are also used car dealers that offer used cars at lower rates. These cars are great for those who are in a tight budget. Used car sales offer the same protection and quality that new car sales have.

But amidst all of these options and no matter how careful you are in buying cars, there’s bound to be a lemon car. A lemon is used to describe things as highly flawed. In the automotive marketing world, a lemon is a defective car that has been found to have a lot of defects which weren’t obvious before or on the day of the purchase.

New vehicles sold at new car sales may have mechanical flaws that are not seen by the naked eye or there may be defects in the production and manufacture. These flaws make these cars a lemon.

Even used cars sold at used car sales may also have defects. Used cars may have been abused, improperly used, rebuilt in an unprofessional manner or tampered one way or another. These characteristics make these cars a lemon.

Lemon laws are being passed in different parts of world including in Sydney. The law forces the manufacturers to buy back the defective cars or exchange them. This law protects the consumers from having to make do with defective vehicles. It protects their right to buy and right to enjoy what they’ve bought. It protects consumers to enjoy performance cars in Sydney and all over the world and not some car with defects instead.

Automotive Training For Do-It-Yourselfers

Automotive training used to be a more common part of our society. Shop class was a commonly offered elective in high schools nationwide, ensuring that most boys knew their way around a car’s engine bay. Additionally, cars relied more on mechanical principles, rather than computerized systems. As a result, when a car broke down, the owner was much more likely to know how to fix it themselves, or at least have a friend or a family member who could fix it for them.

The situation has changed dramatically over the years. Today’s cars are much more complex, and their owners are much less likely to have had any automotive training. As a result, dealerships and garages are repairing a higher percentage of cars than ever before, and mechanics’ rates have risen in accordance with the increased necessity of their services.

Those who dislike the situation have another option. With a little automotive training, most people can perform more of the routine maintenance on their cars, reducing the expenses associated with car maintenance and allowing them the satisfaction of a job well done.

An oil change is an example of routine maintenance that frequently costs car owners far more than they need to spend. An oil change is a fairly simple procedure in most cars, requiring only enough automotive training for the individual to know the location of the oil filter and drain plug. A basic car care class should teach car owners how to locate major components under the hood and perform simple maintenance tasks, as well as imparting valuable tips for beginning do-it-yourselfers. For example, a good introductory class should warn students to beware of screwing a bolt or screw in crooked, known as crossing the threads.

A basic tune up is another routine maintenance task that do-it-yourselfers should be able to handle with a little automotive training. A basic tune up usually consists of changing the air filter, spark plugs, plug wires, distributor cap and rotor, and positive crankcase valve (PCV). Depending on the car and the mileage recommendations on the components, a basic tune up can also include replacing the fuel filter and/or the oxygen sensor. Rubber parts, such as drive belts and radiator hoses, may also be checked and replaced during a tune up. On most cars, these parts are easily accessed and require only a basic understanding of automotive functions.

A do-it-yourselfer who has had basic automotive training can also replace his or her own brakes. Changing the brake pads on a car is typically a dirty but simple job, requiring only a basic understanding of the braking components on a car. Additionally, there are numerous routine maintenance and repair jobs that an intermediate level amateur mechanic can usually handle on his or her own, such as replacing a battery, alternator, starter, timing belt, and many other components.

Of course, a significant advantage of having automotive training is that dealerships and garages cannot take advantage of you by recommending maintenance that may not actually need to be done. A basic understanding of auto mechanics will enable you to intelligently discuss any problems with your mechanic, understand what he or she is talking about, and recognize when his or her recommendations are exaggerated or downright unnecessary.

Obviously, knowing the basics of how a car operates can be extremely beneficial, saving you money in more ways than one. Beginning automotive training classes are usually offered at your local auto tech school or community college. Whether you intend to venture a few repairs on your own, or you simply want to be able to hold your own with your mechanic, taking a car care class ensures that you will not be a victim of your own ignorance.

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