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June 27, 2014

In the recent Automotive World Megatrends Magazine Q2 2014 – The Connected Car issue discusses the implications of increasingly autonomous, increasingly connected cars? This issue explores a wide range of connected car topics, from highly automated driving to cloud technology, via Ethernet, Big Data and voice recognition – all of which help to shape the connected future. In the issue - Ducker Worldwide's Markus Pfefferer, of Ducker India, looks at how the latest developments in car safety...

June 17, 2014

Chile showcases a variety of advantages, making it a frontrunner as the place to do business in Latin America As the world draws its attention to Brazil this month for the World Cup, the primary countries of focus for businesses looking for market development and expansion in Latin America, have been Brazil and Mexico. Although these two countries have shown progress through a rise in manufacturing and expanding labor force, when looking deeper into the countries commercial attractiveness,...

June 12, 2014

Detroit's Appetite for Aluminum Keeps Growing Auto Makers Plan to Use Lightweight Metal to Cut Pounds, Save Fuel in Big Vehicles By MIKE RAMSEY and JOHN W. MILLER  The Wall Street Journal June 11, 2014 7:40 p.m. ET Auto makers plan a broad shift to aluminum from steel in larger vehicles over the next decade in North America, and 18% of all vehicles will have all-aluminum bodies by 2025, compared with less than 1% now, according to an industry study released this week. The report by...

May 29, 2014

What you need to know about the changing United States housing market: New demographics, fulltime employment rate and the growth of multifamily homes Historically, single-family housing has been the backbone of the United States housing market and a key metric of the nation’s GDP.  But since the market crashed, single-family housing has struggled to maintain steady growth. The sector currently faces a number of challenges, including cumbersome new mortgage reform, a job market that is heavily...

May 19, 2014

Stamping bottleneck squeezes boron-steel supply Automotive News By - David Sedgwick Faced with increasingly tough federal collision standards, automakers are turning to boron steel -- which is six times stronger than conventional steel -- to reinforce the body-in-white without adding pounds.  Boron steel is increasingly used for door pillars, door beams, body sills, roof rails and bumpers -- components that must protect the passenger cabin during a collision.  But as demand grows, suppliers...

May 14, 2014

CRU’s 19th World Aluminium Conference will take place on 19 – 20 May 2014 – JW Marriott, Hong Kong CRU's World Aluminium Conference attracts influential delegates involved in smelting, recycling, rolling, extruding, trade, raw materials, purchasing, technology and finance. The event is valued for the quality of the presentations, the excellent networking and the business opportunities that arise from important industry meetings. Bob Carlstedt, Managing Director of Ducker's China office, and...

March 31, 2014

Ducker Worldwide to participate at the OESA Automotive Metals & Resins Conference OESA is hosting the Automotive Metals & Resins Conference (AMRC) on May 7, 2014, at the MSU Management Education Center, Troy, Mich. The AMRC is structured to provide suppliers with a broad materials market outlook, an OEM customer perspective and material cost management strategies. The conference features four breakout sessions focusing on specific material markets as well as keynote and panel...

February 24, 2014

2014 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing April 29 - May, 2014 Caesar's Palace - Las Vegas, NV Christopher Fisher, Managing Principal at Ducker Worldwide will be a keynote speaker for this year's National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing.  Join Mr. Fisher has he covers: Aligning your business to the new paradigm of growth and recovery for the manufacturing housing industry The economy is recovering, population is shifting, financial...

January 28, 2014

India: A compelling alternate in advanced manufacturing After years in the shadow of its behemoth manufacturing neighbor China, India is poised for growth in the high-end manufacturing sector, especially in precision areas such as machine tool manufacturing. This new focus on manufacturing and service, and its movement away from the country’s traditional agro-economy, can be attributed to a collectively increasing sophistication of the country’s workforce and infrastructure and the potential...

January 22, 2014

Ducker Worldwide's Markus Pfefferer to speak at Automotive World Megatrends India 2014 The fourth annual Automotive World Megatrends India conference will bring together leading stakeholders to discuss the technologies and trends that look set to shape India's passenger car and commercial vehicle industries over the next decade and beyond. Cutting-edge topics, expert speakers and fantastic networking opportunities will make this a must-attend conference.  This two day event takes place February...

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