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Cheap robots may shift car making from China to U.S.: Magna CEO – Yahoo News

20 Sep

The falling cost of intelligent robots may help repatriate some car manufacturing work away from low-cost locations like China back to factories in Germany and North America, Donald Walker, Chief Executive of auto supplier Magna told Reuters. Rising wages in China and the cost of importing heavy components like electric car batteries into Europe may lead established car makers to introduce more highly efficient automated manufacturing closer to home, Walker told Reuters in an interview at the Frankfurt auto show. “If you have a high labor, easy-to-ship part, it has already gone, for the most part, to a low-cost jurisdiction,” Walker said about the evolution of assembly work in the car manufacturing business.

Source: Cheap robots may shift car making from China to U.S.: Magna CEO – Yahoo News

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Posted by on September 20, 2015 in Public Finance

 

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