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Innovations in vehicle body and module architectures are enabling more sustainable production. Experts from REE Automotive, Magswitch and others discuss opportunities in the next AMS Livestream.

With OEMs increasing the mix of electrified and hybrid vehicles, manufacturing engineers and experts must consider the best way to optimise design and production of bodies, components and modules, especially with an eye on reducing emissions, energy and waste, and enabling the most flexible manufacturing and supply chain processes. This Livestream will focus on the materials, technology and processes to improve sustainability and modularity in the production of automotive body structures and major components.

Experts from carmakers, including EV vehicle and van producer REE Automotive, and technology specialists Magswitch, discuss different approaches to flexible and sustainable production of these structures, including the use of standardised platforms, micro-factories and digitalisation.

Industry leaders emphasise processes that reduce environmental impact, including material selection, automation and eliminating process steps and tooling. 

This livestream covers:

  • Design-for-manufacturing innovations in body architecture and modules
  • Strategies for increasing flexibility and scalability in bodyshop and assembly, especially for electrified powertrains, battery and EVs
  • Sustainability first: implementing materials and processes that reduce emissions, energy and waste
  • Using automation and digitalisation to improve body and module production


Peter Dow
VP of Engineering
REE Automotive

Dr. Peter Dow has worked in the industry for over 25 years, earning an MS in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His thesis focused on research in CAE simulation of vehicle and powertrain performance, winning the Henry Ford Technology Award. Since graduation, he has worked at global automotive consultancies, technology start-ups, automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, including Ricardo Technical Consultancy, Lotus Cars, Getrag Transmissions, and Tata Technologies.

Peter has led numerous complex multi-agency automotive projects, including high performance sports cars, commercial vehicles, dual-clutch transmissions and electric vehicles. He’s passionate about the introduction of new technologies, and managing the complexities of integrating mechanical, electrical and software systems. As VP of Engineering at REE Automotive, Peter has been focused on building the engineering team and leading REE’s core product, the P7 REEcorner and chassis, through design, engineering test and validation, and ultimately commercial production in 2023.

Cengiz Kizilkan
President Global Sales Automation & Executive Director Europe
Magswitch Technologies

Cengiz is working with Magswitch Technologies since 2012 and established the European subsidiary at the end of 2013. He is in charge of Global Automotive Sales and simultaneously covers the position of Executive Director Europe. Starting his career as a proposal engineer and gathering a lot of experience in the area of body-in-white manufacturing, he has over 20 years of experience in the industry including assignments in China and the US within supplier and OEM organisations. He now is focusing on revolutionising the conventional methods of automotive manufacturing using single sided Magswitch clamping technologies combined with new and innovative concepts to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the industry. 


Nick Holt,
Editor, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions,
Ultima Media

With over 20 years’ experience covering the automotive industry, Nick is responsible for editorial across Automotive Manufacturing Solutions. He has gained wide experience of automotive production operations, visiting OEM and tier supplier factories in Europe, India, China and the US.

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