Editor's Pick

  • Wuxi-BOSCH-987A1486

    Illuminating the way


    With Bosch’s manufacturing operation at Wuxi identified as a “Lighthouse” of industry 4.0, Mike Farish takes a closer look the site’s data-driven developments and explores a similar beacon of progress based in the UK The term ‘world leader’ is easy-to-use and needs more than self-estimation to justify. But ...

  • BMW 1 Series paintshop

    Supporting structures


    With capability and complexity within paintshops on the increase, Mike Farish speaks to suppliers about the more proactive and better connected quality control efforts taking shape As the materials and processes that underpin automotive paintshop operations continue to develop, so must relevant support services as demand for continuous improvement ...

  • FCA-Saltillo-Mexico

    Nafta aftermath


    A new trade deal era will reconfigure Mexico’s automotive industry relations with the US, Nick Gibbs reports Mexico’s reign as the champion of export-led automotive manufacturing among emerging economies is looking distinctly shaky. Last year, production there fell for the first time since the global financial crisis in 2008, ...

  • Delphi Technologies DFI21 Injector

    Shift of power


    Emobility may be flourishing but the internal combustion engine still has a long way to run. Gareth Price speaks to leading powertrain component suppliers endeavouring to make a smooth transition

  • Nissan production

    Allies at a crossroads


    While boardroom scandal and criminal allegations have tested this longstanding partnership, the ties that bind the Alliance OEMS remain firmly in place With the arrest in late 2018 of Carlos Ghosn, the man who has led the turnaround in the fortunes of both Renault and Nissan in recent ...