Laugfs industrial tyres get ISO 9001:2008 certification

Published : 12:08 am  January 17, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  919 views  |  

By David Ebert Laugfs Corporation (rubber) was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 quality certification by SGS Lanka Ltd. on Friday at a ceremony held at the SGS head office in Colombo. The certification is aimed at updating an organisation’s overall quality management system which would also involve a complete process for documenting, implementing, maintaining and improving a company’s processes in order to achieve a standard of manufacturing quality that is globally recognised and respected.  Read More →


Maruti Suzuki to raise vehicle prices

Published : 12:07 am  January 17, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  362 views  |  

Reuters: Maruti Suzuki Ltd. will raise its vehicle prices by up to 20,000 rupees ($ 370), a company spokesman said, the second hike in four months as India’s biggest car manufacturer grapples with rising costs and a weak rupee.  Read More →


Tata December global vehicle sales fall 13.9%

Published : 12:06 am  January 17, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  286 views  |  

Reuters: India’s Tata Motors Ltd. said global vehicle sales in December 2012 stood at 98,968 vehicles, down 13.9% from a year earlier, as sales at its key Jaguar Land Rover unit rose 4.2% to 32,282 vehicles.  Read More →


Ford aims for 10% improvement in Myford touch quality

Published : 12:05 am  January 17, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  269 views  |  

DETROIT (Reuters): Ford Motor Co is aiming for a 10% jump in the quality of its highly criticised entertainment and navigation system by August 2013. The number two US automaker reported 400 problems with its MyFord Touch system for every 1,000 vehicles in November 2012. By August, Ford is looking to lower that number to 360. The company set the goal for 10% improved quality in a presentation of slides posted online on Tuesday.  Read More →


Moving away from the sorry state of the State

Published : 12:00 am  January 17, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,203 views  |  

By Cheranka Mendis Citizens must unite, putting behind race and ethnicity, to save the nation from its current pit of power-and-wealth-driven, highly-politicised state, breeding practices of animalism in society as opposed to that of a humane one led by ethics, value and morality.  Read More →


MAS Holdings achieves many new firsts

Published : 12:00 am  January 15, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,482 views  |  

By Rashika Fazali MAS Holdings is set to invest US$ 70 million on a fully-automated manufacturing plant, spread out over 200,000 sq feet, making it the largest manufacturing plant in the region. This plant will employ over 1,000 workers and is expected to be completed by end 2013.  Read More →


2012 was hottest year on record in US climate

Published : 12:01 am  January 11, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  407 views  |  

Reuters: The year 2012 was the warmest on record for the contiguous United States, beating the previous record by a full degree in temperature, a government climate agency said on Tuesday.  Read More →


Asia’s natural gas, kerosene demand rises as cold spell spreads

Published : 12:01 am  January 11, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  694 views  |  

SINGAPORE (Reuters): The chilliest winter in decades has pushed up demand for fuel to keep homes and offices warm in much of Asia, taking natural gas prices close to their 2012 high and disrupting the production and transport of oil and coal in top energy consumer China.  Read More →


Earth Hour co-founder Ridley promotes global cause in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:01 am  January 11, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  938 views  |  

By Shabiya Ali Ahlam Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Earth Hour Andy Ridley visited Sri Lanka to host the Earth Hour Symposium 2013, which was held earlier this week at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute. Uniting people to protect to protect the planet, Earth Hour 2013 is to take place precisely on 23 March at 8:30 p.m.  Read More →


Chris Parkinson, a Golden-i software manager…

Published : 12:00 am  January 10, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,103 views  |  

Chris Parkinson, a Golden-i software manager, demonstrates a wireless, wearable computer by Kopin at the Verizon booth during the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, 8 January 2013. The hands-free computer was designed for a firefighting application and can stream both regular video and infrared cameras  – REUTERS  Read More →


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