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    Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

    2019-10-04T11:20:00Z

    As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

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    The Fiat-Renault merger – inevitability postponed?

    2019-06-18T15:44:00Z

    Ian Henry provides insight on the situation between FCA and its partners and potential partners

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    Working from home

    2019-03-05T14:51:00Z

    Ian Henry looks at how Japan’s OEMs are faring in their native land as they intensify supply to their own domestic market The domestic manufacturing networks of the major Japanese car companies have been stable in comparison to the extensive reorganisation, expansion and product re-allocations that have taken ...

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    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 ...

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    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the vast majority of production equipment will be similar, if not the same – that’s the view of Cem Temel, head of Ford’s Gölcük and Yeniköy plants in Turkey and assistant general manager for new projects at Ford Otosan. “The ...

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    Allies at a crossroads

    2019-03-04T11:22:00Z

    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 ...

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    In our next issue...

    2019-02-08T13:21:00Z

    Coming soon in our March-April issue… The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance – We report on manufacturing operations as the OEM’s longstanding partnership faces testing times of scandal and corporate upheaval Japan – How are Japan’s OEMs faring at home as ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Going gets tough for Ghosn

    2018-11-28T11:32:00Z

    The alliance Ghosn championed is now cutting ties with him In recent days, Carlos Ghosn has been ousted as chairman of both Nissan and Mitsubishi and questioned by authorities in Japan on allegations of serious financial misconduct. Ghosn is the architect of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance ...

  • PPG Ferrari
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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Power from plastics

    2018-11-11T14:34:00Z

    James Bakewell speaks to thermoset plastics specialists Pieter Vanderstraeten and Hendrik De Keyser about the increasing scope for composite powertrain components While the use of advanced composites in structural applications has hogged the limelight in recent years, these lightweight materials also have many advantages for the manufacture of components ...

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    Van production boost at Renault plant

    2018-11-09T12:23:00Z

    France - The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has revealed new plans for the production of vans in the country. Specifically, €450m (US$393m) is being spent over the next five years to make the next-generation Renault Kangoo family at the Renault Maubeuge plant, where the Mercedes Citan van is currently built. The ...

  • Novares Leiria Plant inspection table
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    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 ...

  • Frederic Vincent Renault CIO
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    Interview: Renault CIO Frederic Vincent

    2018-10-29T11:48:00Z

    France – Renault CIO Frederic Vincent runs both the IT department and the carmaker’s digital transformation unit. “You cannot do digital transformation if you don’t have operational levers,” he says. Frederic Vincent, Renault CIO In an interview with AMS’s sister title automotiveIT International , ...

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    Gestamp opens two new facilities

    2018-10-29T10:52:17Z

    Spain - The company has opened a new plant in Matsusaka - it's first in Japan. Costing around €40m (US$46m), the facility will be used to make body-in-white components using hot stamping, and will initially supply Honda. "Gestamp’s strategy is always to accompany our customers and we are proud to ...

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    Alpine scales new heights

    2018-10-26T16:19:36Z

    One of the most interesting plant revivals in the last 12 months has been Renault’s overhaul of its factory in Dieppe, which now builds the A110 sports car. Nick Gibbs reports This is the home of Alpine, the revived sporting brand that Renault may or may not expand to become ...

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    Renault/Brilliance to make electric LCVs

    2018-10-24T15:01:52Z

    China - The two companies have teamed up and signed a strategic agreement with Chinese officials from Liaoning province, which is situated in the northeastern part of the country. Here, the companies will produce three new light commercial vehicles (LCVs) from their plant in Shenyang. "Ten months after our initial ...

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    Novares extends production footprint

    2018-10-17T10:54:46Z

    Serbia - The supplier has increased the size of its factory in Zrenjanin by a third. It is used to make complex plastics components for the automotive industry, including exterior and interior parts, body trims and engine parts. "Zrenjanin site has proven excellent performance and quality records and this extension ...