May 17-19 2022 | Online

Accelerating Change, Advancing Innovation

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The evolution of the automotive industry is accelerating at a pace and scale never seen before, advancing innovation across the ecosystem is an imperative to meeting its ambitions for a more sustainable, electrified, smart future.

The AMS EVolution Summit is the premier gathering of plant leaders, production executives and engineering professionals from OEMs, suppliers, equipment and technology providers which showcases innovation, thought leadership and solutions to managing global car manufacturing transformation.

Join us for three days of data insights, panel discussions, interviews, and debates on how to adapt and expand vehicle manufacturing to achieve aggressive electrification and sustainability standards while also making use of digital tools to achieve high levels of efficiency and quality.

AMS EVolution will cover the most relevant topics for today’s automotive manufacturing, including:
• Strategies for how OEMs and suppliers are modifying tooling and processes to ramp up output of electric vehicles, battery cells, and packs.
• How manufacturers are reducing energy consumption, emissions, and waste.
• The evolution of vehicle platforms, body structures, and materials to adapt to changing automotive business models.
• The greatest opportunities for data-driven production and artificial intelligence to transform decision making, from stamping through to assembly.

AMS will curate and host all sessions online, with discussions and presentations tailored specifically for automotive manufacturing professionals. You'll be able to ask questions, obtain data and resources and connect with people all over the world who work in the automotive manufacturing industry.

With so much instability in the market, AMS Automotive Manufacturing EVolution is your roadmap to managing the opportunities ahead and charting a path to achieving your electrification, sustainability, and digitalisation objectives. Don't miss out on this opportunity to accelerate manufacturing change!

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Scaling EV production

To increase output of electric vehicles and batteries at high efficiency and quality, manufacturers and suppliers must adapt plant layouts, equipment and supply chains while keeping up with rapid changes in technology and regulation. AMS EVolution explores the systems, tooling and processes needed to ramp up EV and battery module production, while comparing strategies of legacy and start-up carmakers.

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Automating flexibility

With high vehicle model and powertrain variation, plus ongoing volatility, manufacturers need to be flexible even as they maintain efficiency. AMS EVolution explores how OEMs and suppliers use advanced automation to achieve this at scale, including autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to reshape logistics, cobots to support lineside workers, and AI applications to increase robot process automation.

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Everyday smart factories

Manufacturers are accelerating connectivity and digital applications in plants, including cloud connectivity, machine vision, AI and AR/VR tools – often as part of lighthouse projects. But the industry remains stuck in analogue in many areas, with disjointed systems and poor visibility. Manufacturing engineers and technology experts share how to adapt more serial production and existing facilities into smart factories.

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Platforms of the future

To meet evolving demand for EVs, sustainability and mobility models, manufacturers are engineering new vehicle platforms and chassis, with lightweight, high-strength materials and innovative forming and joining techniques. AMS EVolution assesses how OEMs, suppliers and equipment providers are working together in new levels of co-creation.

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Producing zero emissions

Major OEMs and suppliers have made commitments to reach net carbon zero objectives as early as 2035, with major focus on emissions and materials in manufacturing and supply chains. But while progress is evident, the gap between ambition and reality remains wide. Production leaders debate the measures and investments necessary for suppliers, shifting energy sources and increasing recycling.

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AI-driven production

Artificial intelligence and machine learning applications are influencing more processes across body and press shop, quality control and maintenance, but cloud-first and data-driven applications have the potential to transform automotive manufacturing. Production experts discuss the data integration, connectivity and solutions that will bring AI and data analytics to the next level in predictive decision making.

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Dr Peter Weber

Director, Plant Munich

BMW Group


Dr Peter Weber has led Plant Munich, BMW’s mother plant located next to it headquarters, since September 2021. Here he is helping to drive the next phase of the plant’s transformation, including the launch in October 2021 of the BMW i4 electric vehicle, the relocation of engine production from the plant, and preparing to implement a new EV platform, the ‘Neue Klasse’. Prior to this role, Dr Weber was chief executive officer of BMW UK Manufacturing, including Mini production at the Oxford plant and its pressing plant in Swindon. Dr Weber, who has a PhD in engineering, has been with BMW since 2005, holding leadership roles in the group’s research and innovation centre, including in technical planning for production systems, as well as at BMW’s plant in Leipzig, Germany.

Francisco Carranza, Automotive Cells Company

Francisco Carranza

Vice President of Strategy, Sales and Marketing

Automotive Cells Company


Francisco Carranza leads strategy, sales and marketing, and a member of the executive committee for battery cell producer ACC, a venture between Stellantis, Mercedes-Benz and Saft. He is part of a new generation of leaders in the automotive industry, transitioning from working with diesel engines to working to transform the automotive industry into a fully electric and sustainable sector. He is passionate about fighting climate change and succeeding in the energy transition. During his career he has worked in vehicle R&D, external affairs, corporate planning and in managing new business opportunities such as connected services, electric vehicle grid integration (V2G, smart charging), renewable energy generation and stationary energy storage using second life vehicle lithium batteries. Francisco Carranza has two engineering degrees (Escuela Superior de Ingenieros of Sevilla and Ecole Nationale Superieur de Petrole et Moteurs) and an MBA (EM Lyon and Cranfield School of Management).

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Tony Persson

Head of Battery Production

Scania Group


Tony Persson has been responsible for Scania’s in-house battery assembly for electrified trucks and buses since 2019. He is leading on the planning and development on all manufacturing aspects for Scania’s upcoming battery assembly plant in Södertälje, Sweden, which will start operations for highly automated battery pack and module assembly in 2023. He has been with Scania since 2000 mainly in production management, process engineering and logistics operations for truck, bus and chassis manufacturing. As well as being specialised in lean production and logistics, he is closely involved in coaching and management training. He has a MSc from Sweden’s Luleå University of Technology including a thesis in Manufacturing and Process Engineering from the University of South Australia as well as a Bachelor’s in Economics from Stockholm University.

Ignacio Martin

Ignacio Martín

Body-in-White (BIW) R&D General Director



Ignacio Martín has led R&D for BIW at Gestamp since 2014, playing a role in the tier-1 supplier’s body and chassis innovation. He started at Gestamp since 1999 as Sales and Technical Director in Madrid for new business development and has since been responsible for numerous areas at the company. Martín began his career around 30 years ago at German automotive supplier Brose, before working in automotive engineering at Magna in Austria. Ignacio Martín holds degrees in Methods-Time Measurement (MTM) Process Time analysis as well as in Mechanical Engineering from Düsseldorf University; a degree in Program Management and Controlling from REFA-Landesverband Bayern, and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Science from the University of Wuppertal.

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Dennis Nobelius

Chief Operating Officer



Dennis Nobelium joined Polestar in 2020 as COO, responsible for scaling the electric vehicle carmaker’s operations and manufacturing as well as in sales. He is also focused on helping Polestar achieve a fully digital business model in selling direct to consumers. He was previously CEO of Zenuity (now Zenseact), a joint venture between Volvo Cars and Veoneer for ADAS and autonomous vehicle technology. He has 20 years of R&D, quality, manufacturing and leadership experience in the automotive industry, including nearly 15 years at Volvo Cars in manufacturing roles such as Programme Leader for the all-new XC90 / S90 / V90 and the new SPA platform, and Plant Director for the final assembly shop at Volvo Cars Torslanda. He was also MD of Volvo Cars Switzerland. Since 2021, Dennis Nobelius is an advisory board member at battery developer StoreDot, and the founder of MobilityXlab, a start-up business interface, which sees collaboration between Lindholmen Science Park, big Swedish companies like Ericsson, Zenseact, Volvo Cars and start-ups from all over the world. He is also part of the founding team of AI Sweden, a national centre for applied Artificial Intelligence.


Arno Güllering

Senior Vice President Operations – Division Electrified Powertrain Technology



Arno Güllering is helping to lead ZF’s transformation to producing for electromobility and to being a full systems provider. He has overseen operations at the company’s fast-growing electrified powertrain technology division since October 2019. He has nearly 25 years’ experience in complex and advanced manufacturing operations at automotive suppliers, including at Stabilus and later at Schaeffler, where he was president of the company’s business unit for valve train engine systems.

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