All Bentley articles – Page 3

  • Ellesmere Port Vauxhall

    Tiempo de cambios en Europa


    Los productores que operan en Europa continúan avanzando hacia el este para reducir costes a medida que las ventas se acercan ya a niveles anteriores a la crisisLos constructores como Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Ford y Daimler se encuentran entre los que están construyendo nuevas plantas o expandiendo sus operaciones ...

  • Ellesmere Port Vauxhall

    Changes ahead for Europe


    Manufacturers operating in Europe are continuing to push into the lower cost east as overall sales volumes in the region approach pre-crisis levels againMakers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Ford and Daimler are among those building new plants or expanding existing ones to take advantage of benefits such lower ...

  • Mark Del Rosso

    Del Rosso to lead Bentley in the Americas


    US – Replacing Michael Winkler, who will return to Australia after a two-month transition period, Mark del Rosso will become president and CEO for the region on June 1, 2017. He will report to Andreas Offermann, Bentley’s member of the board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales.Del Rosso started his career ...

  • Audi Q5, Paris Motor Show 2016

    Reflections on the Paris Motor Show


    This year’s show was notable for a number of intriguing launches, corporate reinventions and absences – no Mazda, no Volvo, no Bentley, no Lamborghini and, most interestingly, no Ford. Mazda stated that the strength of PSA and Renault in France made it difficult for it to have much of an ...

  • Jon Wakefield

    Wakefield rises to Volvo leadership


    UK – As managing director, Jon Wakefield will assume overall responsibility for the operations of Volvo Car UK on a permanent basis, having served as acting managing director since July. His appointment has been confirmed with immediate effect.Wakefield joined Volvo Car UK as sales director in 2012 after working for ...

  • NAA investments

    NAA companies invested £22m in 2015


    UK – The investments in the north of the UK, equivalent to $40m, were made by small- and medium-sized enterprises, including niche vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. In addition, at least 341 jobs were created last year, according to the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA), which supports the growth of such companies ...

  • DMG Mori offers numerous horizontal machining solutions for automotive parts

    Cutting it fine


    There can be no let up in machine tool investment among companies which are keen to beat the competitionMachine tools are in a constant state of evolution as controls get smarter and spindle speeds and traverse rates get faster. In the automotive supply chain, this demands regular investment in the ...

  • Article

    Análise CT


    Conforme os fornecedores visam a atender metas de qualidade e confiabilidade, a AMS fala para uma empresa de fundição que respeita à tomografia computadorizada como um divisor de águas. Já passou o tempo no qual os fornecedores automotivos - certamente Tier 1 nível - não faziam nada além de fornecimento ...

  • Grainger & Worrall

    CT scrutiny


    In aiming for quality targets, castings supplier Grainger & Worrall regards this technology as a game-changerThe time has long gone when automotive suppliers – certainly those at tier-one level – did nothing but supply parts to order. Now they must also frequently act as partners in component design and ...

  • Bentley Motors

    Bentley launches recruitment drive


    UK – The manufacturer announced that 42 places are available for its 2016 intake, starting this September. Twenty of them will join the recently developed manufacturing apprenticeship programme, designed and delivered by Bentley Master Trainers.“As our business continues to grow, we continue to invest – in our people, our products ...

  • Mark Barnes

    Barnes is Bentley’s new Americas COO


    US – Replacing Kim Airey, who becomes the company’s regional director in China, Mark Barnes will take up the post of COO with immediate effect. He returned to the Volkswagen Group in 2014 after working for other OEMs.Barnes has 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, having served with ...

  • Article

    Perfeitamente premium


    Conforme a McLaren e Aston Martin querem ambas aumentar a sua produção, AMS leva uma lupa dentro de suas fábricas impecáveis ​​em Woking e Gaydon, respectivamente, para verificar a mais recente fabricação de automóveis de ponta na Grã-BretanhaA McLaren Automotive e Aston Martin estão ambas se preparando para dobrar sua ...

  • Apprentices, Bentley

    Automotive Council bemoans skill shortage


    UK – According to a new report, devised by the SMMT Industry Forum on behalf of the Automotive Industrial Partnership, up to 5,000 jobs could be vacant nationwide because of a skills shortage in the sector. The knock-on effects are that employers are being forced to fill the gap by ...

  • McLaren Woking

    Premium but not perfect


    As McLaren and Aston Martin both build up their production, AMS takes a magnifying glass inside their spotless factories at Woking and Gaydon respectively to see the latest in high-end carmaking in BritainMcLaren Automotive and Aston Martin are both gearing up to double their production as the two luxury companies ...

  • New 2016 Nissan Altima production begins in Smyrna

    Driving down the skills gap


    If the automotive industry is to continue its progress, manufacturers will have to prioritise human resourcesThe US needs to fill no fewer than 3.5m manufacturing jobs over the next decade, according to Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, Washington. Meanwhile, UK organisations are pouring £42.9 billion ($64.7 billion) of investment into ...

  • Article

    VW continues management restructure


    Germany – There will be a reduction in the number of managers reporting to Mattias Müller, who became CEO in September after the emissions scandal emerged. In addition, several new appointments will be announced in the first quarter of 2016.“These structural changes speed up the decision-making process, reduce complexity and ...

  • Bentley Bentayga, Crewe

    Bentley turns out first Bentayga


    UK – The vehicle was handbuilt during 130 hours at the manufacturer’s Crewe plant, which will now begin full production. Deliveries will commence in January 2016.The Bentayga is part of a £840m ($1.3 billion) investment programme which has seen the creation of 1,500 jobs plus new facilities at Crew, including ...

  • LX

    UK joins global composites competition


    If the number of exhibitors and visitors involved in the production of vehicles at this month’s Advanced Engineering 2015 (AE2015) show in Birmingham was anything to go by, the UK’s automotive industry is in rude health.This impression is supported by the statistics. According to the Society for Motor Manufacturers and ...

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    VW's platforms to perform?


    The OEM has introduced four vehicle platforms to maximise global production efficiency, but not without difficulty. AMS looks at the steps taken so far, the benefits still to come, and asks if the strategy will workIn February 2012, Volkswagen announced the latest incarnation of its platform strategy, encompassing four modular ...


    The view from Frankfurt


    Every other year, the automotive industry’s European movers and shakers convene in Frankfurt to gaze in admiration at the latest offerings and future concepts, particularly from the German brands. This year, despite the looming worry over what China’s slowdown might mean, the European car companies did not disappoint, with a ...