Back in W. GermanyFRANKFURT, West Germany - The first Chrysler autos to be offered in Europe in several years have gone on sale in West Germany.
Germany is the first of five countries that Chrysler is initially targeting for its European sales effort.
We're off to a roaring start, not yet in terms of retail sales, which we expect to build gradually over the next few months, but in terms of our dealer organization, said Michael N. Hammes, vice president-interna tional operations for Chrysler Motors Corp. We have 98 dealers in place as of today in West Germany, nearly 40 more retail outlets than our original target of 60.
Chrysler is selling six vehicles in Germany: its LeBaron coupe and convertible, the Voyager mini-van, and the GTS, ES and GS Turbo 2. Its Jeep Cherokee will go on sale in three weeks.
James River Forms
RICHMOND, Va. - James River Corp. has completed the formation of its joint venture with Holmens Bruk AB of Norrkoping, Sweden, to develop, make and sell products for Europe.
The joint venture will produce what are called non-woven mill roll substrates.
3D Systems Signs Deal
With Japanese Firm
SYLMAR, Calif. - 3D Systems Inc. signed an agreement with Japan Steel Works Ltd. to set up a joint venture that will own exclusive rights to market 3D's StereoLithography equipment in Japan.
3D also announced that an agreement in principal had been reached between 3D Systems and Korean Laser Technology for the exclusive distributorship of 3D's StereoLithography equipment in South Korea.
The StereoLithography process uses an ultraviolet laser that passes over a vat of liquid photopolymer, hardening the liquid.