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<br /> marchÅapril 2007<br /> www.automotivemanufacturingsolutions.com<br /> Automotive Manufacturing Solutions<br /> AMS Conference<br /> Europe’s car making<br /> experts debate new<br /> strategies in Leipzig<br /> GM Shanghai<br /> Turnkey integration<br /> package revolutionises<br /> production control<br /> GM Rüsselsheim<br /> The plant leading the<br /> company’s global<br /> vehicle platform<br /> Materials<br /> Aluminium and<br /> magnesium challenge<br /> the new light cast iron<br /> Environment<br /> Toyota ramp up hybrid<br /> vehicle making in<br /> Kentucky plant<br /> Regional focus<br /> Germany rethinks<br /> under growing<br /> pressure from the East<br /> Gary Cowger<br /> GM’s flex master talks global agility<br /> <br /> 03<br /> marchÅapril 2007<br /> Wanted: one careful owner<br /> editor’s note<br /> Who will buy Chrysler? 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