Most interested in selling the robot department, K

2022-08-24
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Interested in selling KOMA, the robot department, FCA continues to slim down

stripping the parts business and other non core businesses, which not only brings FCA a a lot of cash flow, but also enables it to effectively concentrate resources and focus on the production and sales of cars

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is considering selling its robot business unit Comau, with a valuation of about 1.5 billion euros to 2 billion euros (equivalent to 1.7 billion to 2.3 billion dollars)

once sold, it may mean the second major deal since Mike Manley, chief executive of FCA, took office. In August, the company sold its auto parts company Magneti Marelli to CK holdings, a subsidiary of Japanese auto parts company calsonic Kansei, for 6.2 billion euros

it is said that this plan is in the early stage of deliberation and has not been finally decided. Sales may start early next year. According to people familiar with the matter, this enterprise focusing on the production of automated manufacturing systems and industrial robots may attract bidders from China

comau robot arm works on the production line of FCA Italy Cassino factory

the separation of the parts business and other non core businesses not only brings a lot of cash flow to FCA, but also in the face of various pressures such as the tense trade situation, the decline in sales in the Chinese market and clean air regulations, FCA can effectively concentrate its resources, focus on the manufacturing and sales of automobiles, realize the transformation of electrification and put into the development of autonomous driving

this is also one of the strategies of Mai Mingkai, the new CEO of the seventh largest automotive group in the world. According to the group's new five-year business plan (2018-2022), jeep, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Dodge Ram are the development priorities, and will increase the output of SUVs. Take jeep, a key brand, for example. It plans to launch at least 19 new or modified models by 2022, and 10 plug-in hybrid models and 4 pure electric models within five years

other brands, such as the Fiat brand, will be reduced to several models, leaving only the iconic Fiat 500 and the popular panda hatchback

the five-year plan will invest a total of 45billion euros, of which 9billion euros (US $10.2 billion) will be used for electric and hybrid vehicles. It is expected that the operating profit will double in 2022

with Mai Mingkai's re deployment of the new management in October this year, this strategy is being gradually implemented

Sergio Marchionne, the late CEO of FCA (s can meet the needs of operators), once vowed to realize the transformation of Italian factories by manufacturing alpha Romeo crossover cars, Jeep and Maserati here, rather than low profit mass market vehicles, in order to maintain jobs and improve profit margins

with the development of sharing economy becoming more and more popular, now, the automaker is expected to meet the commitment of Italy to produce new models. For a long time, the European market, as one of the important markets of FCA, electronic tensile testing machine is used to test the mechanical properties of materials, such as static load, tension, compression, bending, shearing, peeling and so on, but its development is not satisfactory. Trying to fill the underutilized factory capacity and improve the profit margin in Europe has become one of the top issues faced by Pietro Gorlier, the new European CEO

pietro Gorlier, former chief operating officer of FCA's parts business, became the CEO of FCA Europe, Middle East and Africa

Gorlier will meet with the trade union on November 29 to discuss these proposals, including the production of Maserati's new Alfieri sports car in Italy

it is reported that FCA has begun to produce Jeep renegade at the Melfi plant in southern Italy, and Jeep compass is expected to be produced at the plant. The pomigliano plant near Naples will continue to produce Fiat panda, which is the most sold model in Italy

Marchionne initially promised to restore the capacity of all European factories by the end of 2018, but the company said in June that this goal is likely to be achieved by the end of the strategic plan in 2022

fca's profitability in the European market is significantly lower than that of its competitors, and thousands of workers are suffering from temporary layoffs. If the output is increased and the manufacturing of new models is increased, and the factory capacity is fully utilized, these workers will have the opportunity to return to their posts and strive to achieve new breakthroughs in material functionalization, greening and environmental friendliness

in 2017, FCA Europe's operating profit margin rebounded to 3.2%, while PSA group's global automotive business profit margin, which also takes Europe as the development center, was 7.3%. FCA expects the profit margin to increase to 5% to 7% by 2022

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