PSA

  • Lamborghini front on
    Article

    Italy’s OEMs and suppliers stay resolute through national coronavirus measures

    2020-03-11T09:59:00Z

    FCA, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo Brembo and Pirelli – the famous names of the Italian automotive industry are battling on through the Covid-19 crisis

  • Renault Tangier Bodyshop
    Article

    AMS on Africa: Part 4 – Morocco aims for a million

    2020-02-11T09:42:00Z

    Volumes in Morocco have steadily climbed to the point where it may soon be the biggest vehicle producer in Africa

  • Seat Relizane Algeria
    Article

    AMS on Africa: Part 2 – Algeria thinks big

    2020-02-11T09:41:00Z

    Algeria has ambitions to be the Africa’s next major automotive manufacturing hub and the OEMs are lining up to make it happen

  • Tavares-Manley PSA-FCA merger
    Analysis

    PSA-FCA – the ideal merger or a challenge too far?

    2020-02-03T15:33:00Z

    Even after the collapse of the Renault deal FCA still wanted a merger to protect itself going forward from the headwinds of electrification and global economic uncertainty; step forward PSA

  • FCA Sergio Marchionne
    Comment

    PSA-FCA merger: Sergio Marchionne gets his wish, posthumously

    2019-11-13T14:36:00Z

    As CEO of FCA, Sergio Marchionne tried and tried to find a mega-merger partner for the group. Less less than two years after his death, a likely candidate has emerged…

  • Electric fusion
    Article

    FCA–PSA fusion: first of the electric shock waves?

    2019-11-04T05:00:00Z

    The merger attempt by FCA and PSA will be complicated but makes economic and operational sense, including for manufacturing efficiency. Whether or not it goes ahead, more consolidation is likely as the automotive industry gears up for electrification

  • Russelheim
    Article

    Weighing up the long-term future for Rüsselsheim

    2019-10-18T16:25:00Z

    Opel management believe the Rüsselsheim plant is secure for the next decade but, with compact cars sales in decline and competition fierce, Ian Henry believes serious questions remain

  • kontrolakvality5
    Podcast

    PSA and Toyota make the Czech list – AMS Podcast Episode 05 (Pt 01)

    2019-08-06T11:25:00Z

    The AMS Podcast returns with a three-part bumper episode. The team discuss the TPCA joint venture facility in the Czech Republic. Episode sponsored by SSAB

  • Opel Astra
    News

    Opel to build new Astra in two Europe plants

    2019-06-27T16:24:00Z

    Italy - The new Opel Astra will be built in Germany and potentially the UK, depending on the outcome of Brexit

  • MEDIA CP POISSY
    Article

    PSA's Poissy plant to add model

    2019-03-04T16:30:00Z

    France - Groupe PSA has revealed that it will start making the new Opel/Vauxhall B-SUV at its Poissy plant, which is located about an hour north west of the French capital Paris. As a result, the facility will become the first to assemble a vehicle based on the company s ...

  • Groupe PSA Tremery engine production
    Article

    PSA juggles engines and motors

    2019-01-23T12:01:00Z

    Engine manufacturing facilities around the world are changing. Pressure from governments and changes to legislation are pushing carmakers to develop new internal combustion engines (ICEs), the production of which often requires new assembly lines and equipment. More of these facilities are also starting ...

  • Hackett and Diess
    Article

    Ford and VW confirm their alliance; and raise questions …

    2019-01-18T12:13:00Z

    Ford CEO Jim Hackett, VW COE Herbert Diess After months of rumours and speculation, Ford and Volkswagen have announced an alliance which would begin with the co-development and production of vans and pick-ups; it offers the prospect of wider forms of co-operation, in other segments, electric ...

  • Peugeot 2008 milestone
    Article

    Peugeot 2008 hits production milestone

    2019-01-14T12:57:59Z

    France - The one-millionth Peugeot 2008 rolled off production lines at the company's Mulhouse plant in eastern France. Launched back in 2013, the SUV is now one of the most popular vehicles in Peugeot's portfolio. The Mulhouse plant was the first to start making the 2008. Around 780 units of ...

  • Antonio-Cobo-Opel Manuf VP
    Article

    Cobo is new production VP at Opel

    2018-12-17T16:01:02Z

    Antonio Cobo appointed vice president of manufacturing, Opel/Vauxhall Germany – Antonio Cobo has been appointed vice president for manufacturing and supply chain of Opel/Vauxhall, the company has announced. From January, 2019, Cobo will succeed Rémi Girardon who is moving to an executive position within the manufacturing and supply chain ...

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    Article

    New year, new arrangements

    2018-12-10T16:41:00Z

    As 2018 draws to a close, the pace of change in vehicle manufacturing is accelerating. The move to EVs is gaining speed while the companies themselves continue to realign and optimise their manufacturing footprints. The future of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has been thrown into doubt with the arrest of ...

  • Groupe PSA and CK BIRLA India powertrain plant
    Article

    Groupe PSA opens powertrain plant

    2018-12-05T10:54:09Z

    India - Groupe PSA has recently inaugurated a new plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Costing around US$85m, it is being used to house the production of powertrain components for both the global and domestic automotive market. "We want to be Indian in India. With this inauguration, we have taken another ...

  • PPG Ferrari
    Article

    Cool paint for hot cars

    2018-11-27T17:18:00Z

    Ferrari is renowned for the high quality paint finish on its supercars. So creating a workable paint formulation that would cure at much lower temperatures without compromising these exacting standard would be a challenge. PPG’s Technical director, William Brunat, discusses the project with Nick Holt The project with Ferrari ...

  • FAW Changchung
    Article

    Unease in the East

    2018-11-21T14:15:00Z

    Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China A fascinating year for China’s automotive industry has seen the world’s largest car market undergo a series of seismic shifts as it moves to a new level of maturity, bringing ...

  • Novares Leiria Plant inspection table
    Article

    Set the controls

    2018-11-06T12:19:00Z

    Expertise in plastic component manufacturing will be in ever greater demand during the emobility age. In preparation, global supplier Novares has taken on a new form Following a period of reorganisation and rebranding, the Mecaplast-Key Plastics group spent 2018 settling in to its new identity – Novares The ...

  • ZF ATS2019
    Article

    Piecing it all together

    2018-11-06T11:23:00Z

    Ian Henry identifies six themes from the moves, mergers and makeovers underway in the global automotive tier supply sector Six themes characterise the automotive supply sector at present, namely: ongoing M A, the financial challenges faced by the supply base, restructuring and realignment of product portfolios, investment in new ...