Automotive Manufacturing

XPeng Announces Vehicle Delivery Results for February 2021

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 4:46am

XPeng Inc. (XPeng or the Company, NYSE: XPEV), a leading Chinese smart electric vehicle (Smart EV) company, today announced its vehicle delivery results for February 2021.

Key Points: 
  • XPeng Inc. (XPeng or the Company, NYSE: XPEV), a leading Chinese smart electric vehicle (Smart EV) company, today announced its vehicle delivery results for February 2021.
  • XPeng delivered a total of 2,223 Smart EVs in February 2021, consisting of 1,409 P7s, the Companys smart sports sedan, and 814 G3s, its smart compact SUV.
  • Vehicle deliveries in January and February 2021 combined represented a 577% increase year-over-year.
  • Xpeng is a leading Chinese smart electric vehicle company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets Smart EVs that appeal to the large and growing base of technology-savvy middle-class consumers in China.

Columbus McKinnon to Acquire Dorner Manufacturing; New Platform for Intelligent Motion Provides Catalyst for Growth

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 9:15pm

David J. Wilson, President and CEO of Columbus McKinnon, commented, The acquisition of Dorner provides a catalyst for growth in extremely attractive markets and begins the process of reimagining the future of Columbus McKinnon.

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  • David J. Wilson, President and CEO of Columbus McKinnon, commented, The acquisition of Dorner provides a catalyst for growth in extremely attractive markets and begins the process of reimagining the future of Columbus McKinnon.
  • Dorner advances our strategy to broaden expertise in intelligent motion solutions for material handling, provides access to high-growth secular markets and strengthens our earnings power.
  • Dorner creates a growth catalyst for Columbus McKinnon and provides diversification into attractive end-markets.
  • Gregory P. Rustowicz, Chief Financial Officer of Columbus McKinnon, noted, We have consistently demonstrated our ability to quickly de-lever our balance sheet following acquisitions.

Helios Technologies Subsidiary Receives John Deere Supplier Innovation Award

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 9:05pm

Helios Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HLIO) (Helios or the Company) a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, announced today that its subsidiary, Faster S.r.l , has been selected as a recipient of the John Deere Supplier Innovation Award for 2020 for its multi-connection couplings with integrated valve system.

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  • Helios Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HLIO) (Helios or the Company) a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, announced today that its subsidiary, Faster S.r.l , has been selected as a recipient of the John Deere Supplier Innovation Award for 2020 for its multi-connection couplings with integrated valve system.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210301005870/en/
    The Helios Technologies multi-connection couplings with integrated valve system (Photo: Business Wire)
    The award is presented to a select group of Suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide to John Deere.
  • John Deere created the Supplier Innovation Awards in 2010 to promote innovation in the Company's supply base and to recognize suppliers who think creatively.
  • Josef Matosevic, the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, We thank John Deere for this great honor.

AriensCo Receives Prestigious Wildlife Habitat Council Certification

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 6:09pm

AriensCo has received the prestigious Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification for its work to restore and conserve 150 acres of natural ecosystem at its headquarters in Brillion, Wisconsin.

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  • AriensCo has received the prestigious Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification for its work to restore and conserve 150 acres of natural ecosystem at its headquarters in Brillion, Wisconsin.
  • The conservation effort is expected to have positive benefits for the land and animals that call the habitat home, as well as AriensCo employees, visitors and local residents.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210301005830/en/
    AriensCo earned a prestigious Wildlife Habitat Council certification for a massive conservation project at its headquarters in Brillion, Wisconsin.
  • Recognizing the importance of green space for employees, AriensCo has created a thriving habitat to support wildlife, recreation and agriculture that meets the stringent requirements for WHC Certification.

400 Electric-Powered Blue Bird School Buses Roll into North America

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:59pm

School bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation, with its commitment to move bus fleets to clean-power solutions, has now exceeded 400 electric-powered school buses delivered or on order.

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  • School bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation, with its commitment to move bus fleets to clean-power solutions, has now exceeded 400 electric-powered school buses delivered or on order.
  • With more than 400 electric-powered school buses delivered or ordered in the last three years, Blue Bird is the only manufacturer that produces and sells today all three school-bus body configurations in EV, namely Type A, C and D buses.
  • About Blue Bird Corporation: Blue Bird (NASDAQ: BLBD) is the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, with more than 550,000 buses sold since its formation in 1927 and approximately 180,000 buses in operation today.
  • Blue Bird has a rich history of binging new technology to the school bus space and is the undisputed leader in alternative-power school buses, having more than 20,000 low and zero emission buses on the road.

Stratasys Files Annual Report on Form 20-F for the Year Ended December 31, 2020

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:00pm

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), announced today that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC).

Key Points: 
  • Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), announced today that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC).
  • The annual report on Form 20-F, which contains Stratasys audited annual financial statements for 2020, can be accessed on the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov , as well as via the Companys investor relations website at http://investors.stratasys.com/financial-information .
  • The Company will deliver a hard copy of its 2020 annual report on Form 20-F, including its complete audited financial statements, free of charge, to its shareholders upon request to Yonah Lloyd, Vice President - Investor Relations, at Yonah.Lloyd@stratasys.com .
  • Stratasys is a registered trademark and the Stratasys signet is a trademark of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

PPG appoints Tony Wu as vice president, automotive refinish, Asia

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 2:24pm

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the appointment of Tony Wu as vice president, automotive refinish, Asia, effective March 1.

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  • PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the appointment of Tony Wu as vice president, automotive refinish, Asia, effective March 1.
  • He will report to Chancey Hagerty, vice president, global automotive refinish, and will succeed Pauline Yuen, who has announced her intent to retire, effective March 19.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210301005510/en/
    PPG announced the appointment of Tony Wu as vice president, automotive refinish, Asia, effective March 1.
  • We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

LDRA Optimizes Functional Safety Software Development with Synopsys ARC Processors

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools, today announced it has delivered a test and validation lifecycle solution for Synopsys DesignWare ARC Functional Safety (FS) processors.

Key Points: 
  • LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools, today announced it has delivered a test and validation lifecycle solution for Synopsys DesignWare ARC Functional Safety (FS) processors.
  • This new LDRA integration with the Synopsys DesignWare ARC MetaWare Development Toolkit for Safety provides source-code static and dynamic analysis, as well as verification on host and target for the DesignWare ARC EM FS and ARC HS FS families of functional safety processors.
  • The Synopsys DesignWare ARC MetaWare Development Toolkit for Safety helps software developers accelerate the development of ISO 26262-compliant code.
  • The LDRA tool suite with the Synopsys DesignWare ARC MetaWare Development Toolkit for Safety is available now.

Informa Markets – Engineering Leads the Charge in Energy Storage News and Insights with Launch of New Digital Media Brand, Battery Technology

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 2:02pm

Informa Markets Engineering, the battery and EV experts behind industry-leading online and live events, The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo (EV Tech Expo) in Novi, Michigan, and Stuttgart, Germany, today announced the launch of Battery Technology , a new digital media brand focused on the fast-growing battery and energy storage markets.

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  • Informa Markets Engineering, the battery and EV experts behind industry-leading online and live events, The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo (EV Tech Expo) in Novi, Michigan, and Stuttgart, Germany, today announced the launch of Battery Technology , a new digital media brand focused on the fast-growing battery and energy storage markets.
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  • Webinars aimed at educating and informing the battery and energy storage sectors.
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