Comau, NAIASUS – The latest automotive body assembly technology from Comau is being displayed within Ford’s exhibit at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, January 13-26.
The Ford exhibit features four vehicle bodies representing different levels of the assembly process; Comau is providing a complete assembly system with advanced technology such as the ComauFlex VersaPallet, which includes integrated in-line fast transfer, six robots and comprehensive energy monitoring.
The partnership between the two companies, which dates back 40 years, has enabled Ford to reduce the energy needed to produce a vehicle, improved the flexibility of plants and processes and increased the safety of line workers.

Maurizio Cremonini, vice-president of Global Marketing at Comau, commented: “As Ford’s NAIAS display makes clear, the future of manufacturing is upon us, where innovative technology, industrial integration and resource efficiency are increasing productivity and flexibility while reducing time-to-market.”