Nippon Piston Ring increases production of valve sheets used in the engines of bioethanol-powered vehicles designed to emit less carbon dioxide than autos fueled by gasoline. The engine-parts maker will spend ¥500 million ($6.06 million) to expand monthly valve-sheet output at its U.S. plant in Michigan from 2 million units to about 3 million by March 2013. Monthly capacity at a facility in Thailand's Saraburi province, meanwhile, will be raised from 5 million units to 6 ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.