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Second C-class plant starts production: start of production of new Mercedes-Benz C-class


Markus Schäfer, Divisional Board Member Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain Management: "We are ramping up our C-Class production as planned with the start of production in South Africa. Our youngest model is received very well by customers around the globe. The additional production capacities in East London are thus available at the right time to optimally serve the wishes of our customers." The Bremen plant, in its capacity as the so-called lead plant, is controlling global production of the C-Class – from the tooling strategy t... Read More »

Renault: New Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy: powerful and exclusive


A two-litre R.S. petrol engine tuned to deliver 275hp grafted into a Cup chassis. A package of new ultra-sporty equipment developed in association with prestige partners such as Akrapovič (exhaust system), Öhlins (dampers) and Michelin (tyres). Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy will be marketed in around 20 countries on five continents, including Australia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Germany and South Africa. Order books will open on June 3 in France where the tax-paid price will be €38,000. Following its recent restyling, the Mégane range’s... Read More »

Hatch Mott MacDonald acquires Coast & Harbor Engineering in the United States


Founded in 2003, CHE specialises on the protection and restoration of coastlines and the development of port and harbour infrastructure and navigation-related projects. The company provided coastal engineering analysis, design, and construction oversight services to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for the Cameron Parish Shoreline Restoration project. The company also undertook a feasibility study for the Texas General Land Office as part of a shoreline stabilisation project to identify causes of erosion and determine feasible e... Read More »

Jaguar announces winning ‘Fearless Design’ concepts for Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


The winning design was created by freelance interior designer and architect, Justin Silke, and is entitled ‘Untamed Creativity’. The competition invited designers to showcase a concept which represents the theme ‘Fearless Design’ using #FearlessDesign on Twitter or Instagram. Entrants used 140 characters to describe the inspiration and details behind their concept and the winner was selected by Mr Callum. Mr Callum, said: "We were very pleased with the calibre of designs submitted, but the winning concept embodies Jaguar's design ethos of... Read More »

Airbus helicopters partners with IAS for the first maintenance centre in Western and Central Africa to be certified by a helicopter manufacturer

Firmly committed to the development of services situated in proximity to its operators, Airbus Helicopters today announced that it has certified the Abidjan maintenance center operated by International Aircraft Services (IAS), the largest civil helicopter operator in Western and Central Africa. Equipped with all the necessary operational resources, the center will service the AS365 and AS350 models from the famous Dauphin and Ecureuil families. With more than 670 helicopters in service in Africa, and nearly 130 of them in Western and Central Af... Read More »

Audi successful in first quarter


Audi made clear progress in all regions worldwide in the first quarter of 2014. The carmaker from Ingolstadt increased deliveries of the Audi brand by 11.7 percent to 412,846 (2013: 369,494) units. This led to an increase in revenue to € 12,951 (2013: 11,734) million for the Audi Group – a rise of 10.4 percent. The operating profit for the Audi Group reached € 1,314 (2013: 1,307) million. “Despite high up-front spending on new products and technologies and the expansion of our international production network, we have generated an operating ... Read More »

Bilfinger responsible for general design at new power plant unit in Jaworzno


The company assumes responsibility for complete plant design, basic and detail engineering, project management and the tender for plant technology. The order has a volume of approximately €20 million. The new, highly-modern plant unit will have an electrical output of 910 megawatts and a net efficiency of 45.91 percent. The planned coal firing is equipped with modern flue gas desulfurization systems which help to securely maintain European emission limits for NOx, SO2 and dust emissions. ... Read More »

Tesco transforms its homeware range with the launch of its new GM spring/summer collections and a new design team


The team of experts has travelled the world for inspiration to bring shoppers the most current styles. There are around 2000 new products online and in store from today - that represents around two thirds of the entire home range.  The five key collections for spring summer 2014 run across home, garden, electrical and stationery. They are: Monochrome: Classic black and white with a pop of bright yellow for a modern twist, reflects a big trend in clothing across the high street and catwalk Seaside: This blue, white and red nautical theme o... Read More »

Garmin vívofit Named the Best Fitness Tracker by The Wirecutter


In his roundup reviewer Jim McDannald said, “The Garmin Vívofit is the best tracker for most people because it’s the one that you’re most likely to use consistently. It combines a securely wrist-mounted form factor with a legible display that never needs to be recharged and is safe to use in the pool, shower, and ocean.” Vívofit is designed to turn good intentions into lifelong habits. It is the only fitness band with over one year battery life. It also automatically provides users with a personalized daily goal, tracks their progress and re... Read More »



This new style is an exciting addition to the highly successful Gucci Eye Web capsule collection. The frames are constructed from bio-based components that contain a higher than usual proportion of natural elements, in line with the House’s commitment to good environmental practice. Thanks to the surprising contrasts between the flashing hues of the mirrored lenses, the black frames and the colorful temples, this unisex rectangular shape possesses a dynamic, modern spirit. The sunglasses are available in the following color combinations: ... Read More »

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