Q&A

  • A.Bratoz
    Interview

    Ales Bratoz, head of manufacturing and supply chain, AvtoVAZ

    2019-09-18T11:28:00Z

    After successful stints as the head of Renault’s Slovenia plant and of Renault’s Turkish joint venture, Ales Bratoz took on the role AvtoVAZ’s head of manufacturing and supply chain in 2016. A Slovenian national, Bratoz was also plant manager of the Avtoframos plant, now Renault Moscow, from 2005-2008…

  • BMW Landshut emotor P90228234_highRes
    Interview

    Powering the EV surge

    2019-09-16T10:27:00Z

    Andreas Guecker, head of quality management and projects within BMW’s planning and production of E-Powertrains, offers an insight into the OEM’s e-drive production operations 

  • Tucson HMMC
    Article

    Team building at Hyundai, Czech Republic

    2019-07-22T13:20:00Z

    Gareth Price reports on a collaborative approach to production quality that prompted Hyundai to locate assembly of its N performance brand in the Czech Republic

  • Scott Ward
    Article

    Scott Ward, director of manufacturing, Aston Martin St Athan

    2019-07-22T12:51:00Z

    As Aston Martin opens its brand new St Athan facility ready for production of its DBX, Nick Gibbs meets director of manufacturing at the plant, Scott Ward

  • Luca de Meo, SEAT
    Article

    Interview: Luca de Meo, CEO, SEAT

    2019-06-25T09:06:00Z

    Seat has a long history of making affordable and reliable cars, but how will the company continue to do so while also electrifying its line up? Michael Nash sits down with Luca de Meo to find out

  • Automotive cyber security
    Article

    Stay connected

    2019-05-14T14:51:00Z

    Automotive production networks have become far more connected but also more exposed to problems with IT and OT network security and compatibility. Nick Boughton digital lead at Boulting Technology spoke to AMS Editor Nick Holt about how manufacturers should be more aware and prepared

  • moscow_plant-41
    Article

    Muscovite foresight

    2019-03-05T10:13:00Z

    Preparing assembly operations for a new SUV, Renault Moscow plant director Jean-Louis Theron tells Nick Gibbs about investments in automation and a renewed focus on quality Russia’s boom-and-bust car market makes operating a plant in the country incredibly difficult. Running one in Moscow, where staff turnover ...

  • Eaton-Cummins-Automated-Transmission-Technologies
    Article

    Eaton and Cummins venture forth

    2019-03-04T12:19:00Z

    To face an ever-widening array challenges, automotive manufacturing has seen numerous instances of partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions entered into as a means to stay healthy Back in 2017, power management company Eaton and engine manufacturer Cummins formed a joint venture for automated transmissions for heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial ...