Subaru is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries , the twenty-second biggest automaker by production worldwide in 2012.Subaru is known for its use of the boxer engine layout in most of its vehicles above 1500 cc as well as its use of the Symmetrical All Wheel Drive drive-train layout since 1972. The flat/boxer engine and all-wheel-drive became standard equipment for mid-size and smaller cars in most international markets by 1996, and is now standard in most North American market Subaru vehicles. The lone exception is the BRZ, introduced in 2012, which uses the boxer engine but is rear-wheel-drive. Subaru also offers turbocharged versions of their passenger cars, such as the Impreza WRX and the Legacy 2.5GT.Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of Subaru, is currently in a partial partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation, which owns 16.5% of FHI.Subaru is the Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster M45, or "The Seven Sisters" , which in turn inspires the logo and alludes to the companies that merged to create FHI. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 9, 2017
Four months before Buick unveiled the 2018 Regal, we got a preview by way of the Opel Insignia. Now, thanks to Opel again, we can imagine what a Regal might look like it if were used by a fire department. Opel brought a fire department-themed Opel Insignia Sports Tourer station wagon to the RETTmobil rescue and mobility exhibition in Fulda, Germany. The car is largely unchanged from the production version, although it doesn't take a keen eye to note its new livery -- the car you see here is imagined as a command vehicle for a fire department. Opel did make some small adjustments beyond aesthetics. There are LED front flashers and a signal system to ensure the public sees the wagon coming. There's also an equipment carrier in the spare tire well, which can house radio and other fire-fighting gear. While the Insignia has a proper wagon variant in Europe, the US will get something a bit... different. Buick will offer the Regal in the US in two body styles -- the Sportback hatch, and the TourX wagon. It's still a wagon, but it takes a page from the Subaru Outback and VW Golf Alltrack, as the TourX features a small lift and additional body cladding to give it more of a crossover-y look. In the US, the Buick Regal TourX will come standard with all-wheel drive and a 250-horsepower, 295-pound-foot I4 engine. It comes standard with a 7-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. GM's OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot will also be standard, which should help separate it from its competition, which includes the Audi A4 Allroad and Volvo V60 Cross Country. It should be noted that there's nothing stopping you from heading to an aftermarket garage and turning a Buick Regal TourX into a fire-department-themed vehicle. That said, you'll want to bone up on your local laws that cover impersonating emergency services.
News Article | May 12, 2017
Denver, Colorado auto repair shop Motorized Solutions announced the launch of its series of video tutorials about basic automotive maintenance. The video series acts as an instructional tool to help customers perform preventive maintenance on cars and trucks to avoid expensive long-term repairs. More information about Motorized Solutions and the new video series is available at http://motorizedautosolutions.com In Colorado’s variable weather conditions, preventive maintenance for motor vehicles is essential to smooth and trouble-free running. The series of “how-to” videos from Motorized Solutions covers a set of basic tips about anti-freeze top-ups, tire pressure and wear inspections, fluid level checks, oil checks, and wiper blade inspections. The video series by Motorized Solutions will consist of individual episodes with live demonstrations. Visuals will support each tutorial to help car owners and drivers identify key components and parts, how to recognize worn-out parts, quick tips for seasonal inspections, and how to identify when a vehicle needs to be taken in. Motorized Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of services including factory scheduled maintenance for several leading automakers including Ford, Chrysler, GMC, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Subaru, Volvo, Acura, Jeep, and Audi. The company also offers seasonal specials and rebates on consumables such as fuel and air filters, wiper blades, and starters. According to a spokesperson for Motorized Solutions, “Our video series highlights the need for preventive maintenance by vehicle owners. This easy-to-use video tutorial provides a visual step-by-step guide to detecting and fixing small problems before they require major repairs. The series also provides inspection and maintenance tips to help owners decide when consumables need to be replaced. Our commitment to excellence in automotive repair has led us to aid our customers in the care of their cars.” Motorized Auto Solutions is a family-owned full-service automotive service workshop in Denver, Colorado. The shop provides auto maintenance services in Denver, Arvada, Lakewood, and Littleton. The company offers an in-house preventive maintenance service as well as a scheduled repair and maintenance service. More information about the company is available at the URL above. For more information, please visit http://www.motorizedautosolutions.com/
News Article | May 9, 2017
Treasure Data, the leading cloud platform to make all data connected, current, and easily accessible, today announced the expansion of the company’s security compliance program to meet the European Union’s Privacy Shield framework, allowing clients to securely use customer data internationally to improve and pivot processes and programs. This implementation is the latest in Treasure Data’s commitment to exceeding global client privacy expectations, as well as industry standards, when working with customer data. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was created to provide companies the mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring data, and is an update to the EU’s previous “Safe Harbor” framework. By complying with Privacy Shield, Treasure Data allows clients to manage and analyze customer data across the Atlantic, key for international companies to develop business intelligence, modify marketing programs, and more. “For the last 4 years, Pioneer has been working with Treasure Data to help clients in the automotive industries use customer data to reward safe driving,” said Ronan McDonagh, General Manager of Car Multimedia Technology Planning at Pioneer Europe. “I am pleased to see Treasure Data make major progress on customer data security and privacy.” Treasure Data continues to stay ahead of security compliance for cloud data management. The company recently received an ISO 27001 certification and is implemented the ISO 31000 framework for the Risk Management Program, ensuring that Treasure Data is moving beyond just meeting industry standards needed for today’s global companies working with customer data. And as more enterprises adopt multiple cloud-based services to manage their global data and customer base, there is increasing need from the world’s largest vendors for the data management flexibility and cloud security compliance that Treasure Data offers (Gartner). “As more Europe-based enterprises adopt cloud infrastructures, they are quickly realizing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution in order to best serve their data needs, while also minding the strict security data regulations that each country enforces,” says Kip James, Treasure Data’s CISO. “At Treasure Data, we want our clients to stay ahead of ever-changing security requirements, like EU’s Privacy Shield, so they can continue to conduct business as usual without any setbacks.” Recently, Treasure Data announced its newest Treasure Workflow, allowing the first multi-cloud data workflow manager enable enterprises to better integrate and analyze data from stores across their organizations and put into one process automation and pipeline engine. For more information about how Treasure Data can impact your business, please visit http://www.treasuredata.com. About Treasure Data Treasure Data is a pioneer of Live Data Management - making all your organization's data connected, current, and easily accessible to the people and algorithms that drive your business success. With a global customer base including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Pioneer, Subaru, Wish, and GE Healthcare, Treasure Data's clients generate more than two million events every second and make nearly seven million data queries monthly, resulting in more predictable and profitable business results. Founded in 2011 in Mountain View, California, with offices in Japan and Korea, Treasure Data is backed by Sierra Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, IT Farm, SBI, INCJ, Bill Tai, and Jerry Yang's AME Cloud Ventures, among others. For more information, visit http://www.treasuredata.com.
News Article | May 15, 2017
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan (USA)--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE:SUP), der größte Hersteller von Aluminiumrädern für leichte Fahrzeuge in Nordamerika, hat heute wiederholt, dass die Zeichnungsfrist für öffentliche Aktionäre von UNIWHEELS AG („UNIWHEELS“), ihre Aktien anzubieten, am Montag, den 22. Mai 2017 abläuft. Am 11. Mai 2017 gab die UNIWHEELS Holdings (Malta) Ltd. („UHM“) bekannt, dass sie ihre Aktien in dem von Superior Industries International bekanntgegebenen Übernahmeangebot für einen Barverkaufspreis von 226,5zl anbietet, was einem Preisnachlass von 4 % im Vergleich zum Angebotspreis der öffentlichen Ausschreibung von 236,07zl entspricht. Ferner hat der Vorstand von UNIWHEELS in seiner begründeten Stellungnahme seine Unterstützung des Übernahmeangebots von Superior angezeigt, welche auch ein unabhängiges Gutachten von Ludwig & Co enthielt, demzufolge der Angebotspreis der öffentlichen Ausschreibung den fairen Marktwert von UNIWHEELS widerspiegelte. Wie bereits bekanntgegeben, legte UHM im Oktober 2016 Pläne offen, strategische Alternativen für den Verkauf von UNIWHEELS zu verfolgen. Nach einer umfassenden Analyse der strategischen Alternativen des Besitzes von UNIWHEELS durch UHM nahm UHM das Angebot von Superior Industries zum Erwerb seiner Aktien zu einem Preis von 226,50 Zloty pro Aktie an, da man der Meinung war, dass dieses Angebot den besten Wert für UHM als Aktionäre bieten würde. Dieser Wert wurde von Fachberatern von UHM, UNIWHEELS und Superior ausgewertet und wurde weiter durch einen von Lazard, einem führenden Investment Banker, der in beratender Funktion für UHM tätig war, ausgeführten, vom Wettbewerb bestimmten Verkaufsprozess untermauert. UHMs Ausschreibung von 61,3% seines Besitzes am 11. Mai 2017 unterstreicht sein Vertrauen in den Wert des Angebots von Superior. Superior mit Hauptsitz in Southfield im US-Staat Michigan ist der größte Hersteller von Aluminiumrädern für Personenkraftwagen und leichte Nutzfahrzeuge in Nordamerika. Über seine Einrichtungen in den USA und in Mexiko beliefert das Unternehmen den Erstausrüstermarkt mit Aluminiumrädern. Zu den Hauptkunden zählen BMW, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota und Volkswagen. Superior ist an der New Yorker Börse notiert und ist Teil der Standard & Poor’s Small Cap 600 und Russell 2000 Indizes. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.supind.com.
News Article | May 14, 2017
SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE:SUP), the largest manufacturer of aluminum wheels for light vehicles in North America, today reiterated that the closing of the subscription period for public shareholders of UNIWHEELS AG (“UNIWHEELS”) to tender their shares is Monday, May 22, 2017. On May 11, 2017, UNIWHEELS Holdings (Malta) Ltd. (“UHM”) announced that it had tendered its shares for a cash consideration of 226.5zl, a 4% discount to the 236.07zl public tender offer price, into the takeover offer announced by Superior Industries International. Furthermore, the Executive Board of UNIWHEELS disclosed its support for the Superior takeover offer in its Reasoned Statement, which also included a fairness opinion provided by Ludwig & Co that concluded that the public tender offer price was reflective of the fair market value of UNIWHEELS. Don Stebbins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Superior Industries, commented, “I am pleased to confirm that UHM has tendered its controlling interest in UNIWHEELS. We believe the price received by UHM underscores that the announced tender offer to the public shareholders of UNIWHEELS reflects full and fair value, and encourage all UNIWHEELS public shareholders to tender their shares prior to the close of the subscription period.” As previously announced, in October 2016, UHM disclosed plans to pursue strategic alternatives for the sale of UNIWHEELS. After a comprehensive evaluation of strategic alternatives for UHM’s ownership of UNIWHEELS, UHM accepted the offer by Superior Industries to acquire its shares for 226.50 zloty per share as the offer was believed to provide the greatest value to UHM as shareholders. This value was assessed by expert advisors to UHM, UNIWHEELS and Superior, and was further substantiated through a competitive sale process conducted by Lazard, a leading investment banker that advised UHM. UHM’s tendering of its 61.3% ownership on May 11, 2017 underscores its belief in the value of Superior’s offer. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Superior is the largest manufacturer of aluminum wheels for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles in North America. From its plants in the U.S. and Mexico, the Company supplies aluminum wheels to the original equipment market. Major customers include BMW, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota and Volkswagen. Superior is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is a component of Standard & Poor’s Small Cap 600 and Russell 2000 Indices. For more information, visit www.supind.com.
News Article | April 16, 2017
FILE- In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a town hall with business leaders in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington. Pence is set to arrive Sunday, April 16, in South Korea as President Donald Trump vows that North Korea Kim Jong Un's government is a "problem" that will be "taken care of." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is embarking on a 10-day, four-nation tour of the Asia-Pacific this weekend, arriving in South Korea after a failed missile launch by the North. His visit comes amid tensions over North Korea's aggressive flaunting of its nuclear and missile program. Pence will visit South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia during his trip, meeting with leaders in the region, military troops and business groups. It will be Pence's second foreign trip as vice president — he traveled to Germany and Belgium in February to meet with NATO and European Union officials. Five things to know about President Donald Trump's No. 2 at the start of his visit: If Trump is known for his unpredictability and blunt talk, Pence projects a polite Midwestern humility and is more measured in his speeches, rarely going off-script. Pence's first foreign trip to Europe included steady assurances that the U.S. would honor its commitment to NATO even after Trump said the military alliance was "obsolete." The Republican has doggedly pursued an agreement in Congress to repeal and replace the so-called "Obamacare" health care law, but lawmakers have failed to cut a deal. The vice president was initially out of the loop when former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russia emerged at the start of the administration, even though Flynn had denied those conversations to Pence and others. Pence said he was "disappointed" in Flynn and supported Trump's decision to fire him. Pence is a former Indiana governor and congressman. He was a prominent conservative member of Congress during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, frequently championing anti-abortion causes and reducing federal spending. He opposed Bush's White House on education and prescription drug plans, arguing that the administration had veered from its conservative principles. He unsuccessfully challenged future House Speaker John Boehner in a leadership election but joined the House Republicans' leadership team two years later. Elected Indiana's governor in 2012, Pence signed a controversial "religious freedom" bill in 2015 that critics said allowed businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians by allowing them to cite religious beliefs as a reason for denying services. After a backlash from corporations, Pence softened the law following criticism that it was discriminatory. Pence often describes himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order." Pence and his wife, Karen, a former elementary school teacher, have been married since 1985 and have three adult children. The couple's son, Michael, is serving as an officer in the U.S. Marines, and their two daughters, Charlotte, a recent college graduate and filmmaker, and Audrey, a college senior, are traveling to Asia with their parents. Pence often speaks of his Christian faith and participated in Bible study groups in Congress. One of the first stops on his itinerary in South Korea will be attending Easter services with U.S. and South Korean troops and their families. Pence's late father, Edward, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star on April 15, 1953 — 64 years to the day of Pence's departure for Asia. The vice president displays in his office his father's Bronze Star, commendation letter and a photograph of his father receiving his pin. Indiana has a significant Japanese manufacturing hub and Pence conducted two trade missions to Japan while serving as governor. Toyota, Subaru and Honda all have manufacturing plants in Indiana and Japanese companies employ tens of thousands of workers in the state. Honda's plant in Greensburg, Indiana, is near Pence's hometown of Columbus, Indiana, near Indianapolis. Pence will be making his first visits to South Korea, Indonesia and Australia. Before serving in Congress, Pence was a conservative radio and television talk show host in Indiana during the 1990s. His shows were not known for a combative style that marked conservative talk radio during the era — Pence liked to call himself "Rush Limbaugh on decaf." Karen Pence is a longtime advocate of art therapy, the use of art in mental health treatment and forms of rehabilitation, and will be attending art therapy events throughout the trip.
News Article | April 17, 2017
Wyatt Johnson Automotive Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Crown Ford at 646 Thompson Lane in Nashville. With this purchase, Wyatt Johnson, based in Clarksville, TN, adds the full line up of new Ford vehicles including Roush Performance to their inventory. Ford models include the sporty F-150, Explorer, Escape, Fusion and many more. Crown Ford, home of “Crown Charlie”, has been in business for over 50 years as Nashville’s premiere Ford dealership, winning Ford’s prestigious Chairman’s Award multiple years. Crown Ford is located on 646 Thompson Drive in Nashville and has almost 100 employees that will join the Wyatt Johnson Ford team. The upgraded state of the art facility offers customers a comfortable fun environment to purchase, service and repair their vehicles. “We are pleased to have found a company that shares our same family values,” says Charlie Coats, Crown Ford Dealer Principal. “We built our company based on honesty, integrity, and quality service.” Katherine Johnson Cannata, Wyatt Johnson Automotive Dealer Principal, said “We are thrilled to represent Ford in the growing Nashville market. Crown Ford has such an excellent reputation for customer service and employee longevity. We look forward to continuing that tradition with Wyatt Johnson leadership.” Wyatt Johnson Ford is excited to bring Warranty for Life to the Nashville community. Wyatt Johnson Automotive Group was founded in 1946 by Henry Wyatt. Wyatt’s entrepreneurial son-in-law, the late Sid Johnson, developed the enterprise into an award-winning dealership. Wyatt Johnson offers Buick, GMC, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, Mazda, Toyota, Volkswagen as well as certified pre-owned vehicles. Comprehensive services include repair and maintenance, parts and accessories and a state-of-the-art collision center, ABRA Autobody and Glass. Wyatt Johnson Automotive has continued the family legacy, offering quality products, integrity and product knowledge in a fun and friendly professional environment. Stores are located at 2425, 2595, and 2600 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. & 505 and 511 N. Riverside Dr. in Clarksville, Tennessee. For information visit the website at WyattJohnson.com
News Article | May 2, 2017
SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE:SUP), the largest manufacturer of aluminum wheels for light vehicles in North America, announced today that Don Stebbins, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Kerry Shiba, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the 2017 Wells Fargo Industrials Conference on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 2:35 PM EDT. The presentation will be webcasted and can be accessed through the Events tab in the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.supind.com. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Superior is the largest manufacturer of aluminum wheels for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles in North America. From its plants in the U.S. and Mexico, the Company supplies aluminum wheels to the original equipment market. Major customers include BMW, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota and Volkswagen. Superior is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is a component of Standard & Poor’s Small Cap 600 and Russell 2000 Indices. For more information, visit www.supind.com.
News Article | July 26, 2017
With a strong love of nature playing an integral role in each company's roots, Klean Kanteen and Subaru continue their history of partnering with organizations and non-profits, such as Leave No Trace, that share their core values and align with Subaru's environmentally-focused platform, Subaru Loves the Earth. Through these successful endeavors, Klean Kanteen and Subaru encourage responsible recreation and exploration of Earth's natural wonders. The two companies have committed their ongoing support of the National Park Services' Zero- Landfill Initiatives at Yosemite, Denali and Grand Teton National Parks, in an effort to significantly reduce waste going into landfills from all national parks. "At Klean, we're proud to be family-owned, a B-Corp and a 1% for the Planet Member," says Jim Osgood, president & CEO at Klean Kanteen. "We run our business differently than most, and are committed to a triple bottom line approach to create positive impact in the world. For us, the partnerships we keep are incredibly important—they feed our mission to inspire awareness around reusable solutions and reduce single use waste. Working with likeminded brands like Subaru who share our core values allows us to do just that." "Subaru strongly believes in cherishing and protecting the environment so that generations to come can enjoy all of Earth's natural wonders," said Thomas J. Doll, president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc. "We are thrilled to team up with Klean Kanteen to support our shared mission of environmental stewardship, by encouraging and educating communities across the country on how they can do their part to help the planet." As part of the partnership, Klean Kanteen will continue to support Subaru-sponsored events throughout the U.S. for the next two years, through infrastructure, water stations, custom product and onsite education. In addition, Klean and Subaru will continue to collaborate on developing custom product for all major Subaru launches. "We've been working closely with Subaru on events for several years, and formalizing and extending the partnership to other areas of business is a natural and exciting step for both teams," said Melissa McClary, field marketing manager, Klean Kanteen. "We love how Subaru's values and mission align perfectly with ours—working together, we are committed to programs, events and initiatives that help make a positive impact." To learn more about Subaru Loves the Earth and the environmental work Subaru does, visit: https://www.subaru.com/csr/environment.html; To learn more about Klean, visit www.kleankanteen.com. About Subaru of America, Inc. Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company's vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. About Klean Kanteen A leader in BPA-free, stainless steel drinkware and food transport, Klean Kanteen is family owned and operated, with distribution in 40-plus countries worldwide. With environmental stewardship and fair labor central to the company's philosophy, Klean Kanteen is in Business for Good™. A 1% for the Planet member, Klean is committed to donating at least 1% of net revenue to qualified nonprofit organizations focused on environmental work, and has donated over $1.5 million to date. In 2012, Klean Kanteen proudly became a B Corporation, certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. For more information, please visit www.kleankanteen.com.
Subaru | Date: 2017-08-09
According to one embodiment, a drilling machine includes at least one drilling structure, a travelling machine, a reader and a controlling device such as a controlling circuit. The at least one drilling structure drills an object to be drilled. The travelling machine positions the at least one drilling structure in a travelling direction of the travelling machine by travelling in a direction different from a drilling direction. The reader reads information recorded on at least one integrated circuit tag attached to at least one drilling plate attached to the object to be drilled. The controlling device controls the travelling machine based on the information read by the reader.