All BMW articles – Page 3

  • Magna seating Chomutov
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    Magna opens seat facility

    2018-10-22T09:47:14Z

    Czech Republic - The supplier recently started making seats at its new plant in Chomutov, which is located in north west of the country. It is being used to provide seating in various configurations for a number of BMW models. "This is a big win for our employees as well ...

  • Volvo Cars recycled plastics
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    Não desperdice…

    2018-10-17T09:31:54Z

    Karen McCandless reporta sobre projetos de reciclagem de fabricantes de veículos, desde garrafas de plástico até baterias de veículos elétricos Conforme os números de produção de veículos continuam a aumentar, de 11,9 milhões em 2013 para 17 milhões em 2017, os esforços de gerenciamento de resíduos da indústria automotiva continuam ...

  • Volvo Cars recycled plastics
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    Prohibido malgastar

    2018-10-16T08:59:18Z

    Karen McCandless nos informa sobre los proyectos de reciclaje de los constructores automotrices, desde botellas de plástico a baterías de vehículos eléctricos La producción de vehículos sigue en aumento, de los 11.9 millones de 2013 a 17 millones en 2017, estos datos obligan al sector a seguir aumentando sus esfuerzos ...

  • Ian Henry
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    Food for thought in Paris

    2018-10-09T17:22:05Z

    So many big names were absent from this year’s Paris motor show that the long-term future of these events must soon be called into question. Nissan, Volvo, Opel, Ford and Fiat in particular were notable no-shows. Audi and Skoda had a presence, but the Volkswagen brand was perhaps the biggest ...

  • Luc Chatel - PFA
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    A European focus

    2018-09-13T13:01:00Z

    The third edition of the French automotive forum offered insights into the region’s production footprint and OEM e-mobility strategies. Nick Holt reports The 3rd FEAL Auto forum placed its focus on the Hauts-de-France, seen as a primary region for automotive manufacturing. The event highlighted the strong commitment from both ...

  • continuous liquid interface production (CLIP
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    Fact, not fiction

    2018-09-13T12:38:00Z

    Mike Farish reports on a sci-fi inspired additive technique that’s gaining interest with automotive manufacturers New items of technology often get hyped as being like something from science fiction, but in the case of one of the most innovative and unusual additive techniques now on the market, continuous liquid ...

  • Audi Győr Hungary - Production of the Audi Q3: body shop
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    Audi Hungaria starts making Q3

    2018-09-13T12:09:27Z

    Hungary - The OEM has started making the second generation of its compact SUV at its plant in Győr, which is situated in the north west. The Q3 is now the fifth model being produced at the facility, sharing production lines with the A3 Sedan and Cabriolet, as well as ...

  • Volvo Cars recycled plastics
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    Waste not…

    2018-09-13T12:03:00Z

    Karen McCandless reports on vehicle-maker recycling projects ranging from plastic bottles to electric vehicle batteries As vehicle production numbers continue to increase, up from 11.9m in 2013 to 17m in 2017, so do the automotive industry’s waste management efforts continue to improve. The waste generated per unit produced in ...

  • BMW C Evolution
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    Two-wheel e-mobility

    2018-09-12T13:24:00Z

    BMW’s e-mobility ambitions have not been limited to four wheels; Nick Holt visits the company’s Berlin plant to see how its sophisticated C evolution maxi scooter is built

  • Nissan Auto China 2018 Leaf
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    Japanese OEMs target China for EVs

    2018-09-11T11:50:42Z

    An increasing number of car manufacturers based in the US and Europe are turning their sights on China, especially since authorities recently promised to abolish the rule that companies outside the country can own a maximum stake of 50% in joint ventures with Chinese companies. Tesla was among the first ...

  • OEM Europe N America
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    Transatlantic ventures

    2018-08-24T11:22:20Z

    Volvo is the latest European marque to take up a North American manufacturing base. As Ian Henry reports, it joins Germany’s giants in exploring the benefits while coping with the complexities… Steeled for battle in Spartanburg BMW has been very critical of the decision by President Trump to apply tariffs ...

  • Volvo Charleston robots
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    The Scandinavian settlement

    2018-08-24T10:43:29Z

    A new plant has been born in an extremely turbulent political environment – Volvo’s first in the US. Michael Nash reports Volvo Cars has officially opened its first plant in the US. Construction began at Charleston, South Carolina, back in 2015, with president and CEO Håkan Samuelsson highlighting the importance ...

  • central europe Kecskemet Mercedes
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    Centro de operações

    2018-08-22T09:29:13Z

    O investimento em novas fábricas e a expansão das instalações existentes mostram que a Europa Central está no cerne das estratégias regionais dos fabricantes de veículos À primeira vista, a produção de veículos na Europa central - essencialmente os antigos países do bloco comunista a oeste da fronteira russa - ...

  • central europe Kecskemet Mercedes
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    Central de operaciones

    2018-08-20T15:01:38Z

    La inversión en nuevas plantas y la expansión de las existentes en Europa Central demuestra que esta región está en el centro de las estrategias de producción de los constructores automotrices A primera vista, Europa Central – esencialmente la región de los antiguos países comunistas al oeste de Rusia – ...

  • central europe Kecskemet Mercedes
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    Centre of operations

    2018-08-17T09:56:02Z

    Investment in new plants and expansion of existing facilities shows central Europe to be at the heart of vehicle manufacturers’ regional strategies At first glance, vehicle production in central Europe – essentially the former communist bloc countries west of the Russian border – appears to centre on Volkswagen with its ...

  • 4th generation A-class at Valmet Automotive
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    Valmet marks 50th year of operation

    2018-08-15T11:55:46Z

    Finland - The contract manufacturer is celebrating its 50th anniversary at all its facilities. It currently produces vehicles for several companies, including Daimler, BMW and Porsche. "Already for five decades, we have demonstrated that our work, know-how and engineering skills are world class," commented Olaf Bongwald, CEO, Valmet Automotive. "We ...

  • Nedcar_controllelijn_01_39L_CMYK kopie
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    Um caso forte para o aço

    2018-08-08T09:27:53Z

    Com o impulso para a eletrificação de motor e transmissão ganhando força, os produtores de aço de alta resistência estão se preparando para lucrar, relata James Bakewell Em 2017, as vendas globais de veículos elétricos a bateria (BEVs) e veículos elétricos híbridos plug-in (PHEVs) atingiram 1,3 milhão de unidades, segundo ...

  • Nedcar_controllelijn_01_39L_CMYK kopie
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    El acero se reivindica

    2018-08-07T08:53:15Z

    Los fabricantes de aceros de alta resistencia se posicionan ante el inminente dominio de los vehículos eléctricos. Informe de James Bakewell En 2017 las ventas de vehículos eléctricos de baterías (VEB) y de híbridos enchufables (HE) alcanzaron los 1.3m de unidades, según Frédéric Painchault, director de marketing automotriz en la ...

  • BMW plant Hungary
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    BMW splashes on new plant

    2018-08-02T15:31:23Z

    Hungary - The german carmaker has announced it will build an assembly plant in Hungary next year, near the town of Debrecen in the east of the country. Debrecen was selected because of the advantages it offered in terms of infrastructure, logistics connections and proximity to the supplier network. BMW ...

  • Ralf Brandstätter Volkswagen
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    VW announces two appointments

    2018-07-31T12:15:43Z

    Germany - Ralf Brandstätter has been named COO of the Volkswagen brand. He will lead its operating business while also remaining the company's board member for procurement. "Ralf Brandstätter has outstanding commercial and technical expertise. In the newly-created function of COO he will make a decisive contribution to taking the ...