Ford has started a €11.6 million expansion of its Cologne-based Design Center. It will be completed within the year and will include a redesign of the existing studios and a new 3,000 square meters facility.
Hydra Design Labs has launched an Automotive Design Studio based in Southern California. The main design team includes former Mitsubishi designers Jon Hull, Mike Desmond, Gary Ragle and Chris Schuttera.
Ken Okuyama Design Co. Ltd has announced the opening of its Japanese KOD Yamagata Studio, that will offer design and prototyping services for worldwide customers in the automobile, motorcycle, and other industrial fields.
MG has inaugurated the new Global Design Centre, located at the SAIC Motors European Technical Centre (SMTC) in Birmingham, UK. The facility - already active since February - currently employs 20 designers working on the MG models that will be...
Italian design studio Bertone has announced the opening of Bertone China, a new headquarter located in Beijing, China. The goal is to be present in the first car market of the world and to be able to provide direct support to the company's Chinese...
General Motors has announced the opening of the Seoul Advanced Design Studio, in the trendy Gangnam area. It will employ thirty exterior and interior designers and will contribute to develop the future design direction for GM an GM Daewoo.
Nissan has announced the expansion of its global design facilities with a new design studio located in the Chao Yang district of Beijing, China. It will employ 20 designers and will open in early 2011, focusing on the local market needs.
Nissan has announced some realigning and restructuring measures which include the relocation of the Michigan design Studio in Farmington Hills, which will be integrated with San Diego-based Nissan Design America headquarters.
Kia has inaugurated its Corporate Hedquartes and the Kia Design Center America (KDCA) which are part of the U.S. Corporate Campus, a facility located in Irvine, California, which required a capital investment of $130-million.
Jaguar Land Rover has announced the opening of its new Virtual Reality Centre at the Design and Engineering Centre in Gaydon - Warwickshire, UK. Among the highlights is the advanced Computer Aided Virtual Environment (CAVE) facility.
Mercedes-Benz is moving its Southern Californian advanced design studio from Irvine to Carlsbad, in the recently acquired 35,000 square-feet facility used by Chrysler for its Pacifica Advanced Design Studios.
An official document by Mercedes-Benz on its Californian Advanced Design Studio in Irvine that illustrates the main activities, the design philosophy and explains the choice of Los Angeles as the ideal location for the studio.
An official article by Mercedes-Benz that describes the activities of its Advanced Design Studio in Como, Italy. The facility was opened in 1998 and is specialized in developing new interior design concepts.
Aston Martin has opened its first ever design studio, located near its production and engineering center at Gaydon, Warwickshire. Its goal is to integrate the design process into the company and to provide a basis for the development of future...
General Motors has opened a digital vehicle design studio in Bangalore, India. The new facility will focus on products for the Indian market as well as contributing to the development of various global projects.