With contributions from Volkswagen, Toyota, BMW and Audi, AMS looks at some of the strategies OEMs are using to attract and retain employees with the skills needed to work in modern digitalised workplaces – and to adapt to cutting-edge developments in hybrid, electric and autonomous vehicles …
As China operations resume, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse sets out the action areas to steer the company’s global production through the crisis …
With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.
As coronavirus measures continue to affect vehicle production, AMS spoke to Renault, Toyota, PSA, BMW, Nissan, Volkswagen and Honda on how they are keeping assembly lines moving
Despite competition elsewhere in the continent, South Africa retains its key place among global manufacturing strategies
BMW says it is expanding production capacity and increasing its staff at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing faster than originally planned
Behind Morgan’s unashamedly traditional exterior there’s a company that’s also keen to embrace modern production methods and processes
OEMs and tier suppliers are now integrating additive manufacturing processes into their production operations – a prime example is BMW
As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions
Andreas Guecker, head of quality management and projects within BMW’s planning and production of E-Powertrains, offers an insight into the OEM’s e-drive production operations
From training, quality and work station design, OEMs are seeing a host of applications that can benefit from virtual and augmented reality technology
Vehicle production has become increasingly digitalised, with a variety of different tools helping workers on production lines. These tools can also help reduce energy usage. Michael Nash provides an insight
BMW provides a glimpse inside its Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant, which is located in Munich, Germany
AMS investigates how robotics can be adapted to a wider range of applications and the potential offered by 5G communications
Certain companies have started leveraging 5G in their car manufacturing facilities in China with the hope of drastically increasing efficiency. Michael Nash provides an insight
US - BMW has doubled its battery production capacity at its Spartanburg plant
BMW makes batteries and electric motors at its Dingolfing plant, as well as the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Series models. The company’s electrified vehicle sales increased by 40% during 2018 when compared to 2017.
The foundations have been laid at BMW’s Dingolfing plant to make more electrified models and components, but more is yet to come. Michael Nash reports
James Bakewell reports on BMW’s growing use of additively produced parts in both vehicle personalising and series production applications
With absolutely no apologies for quoting Slade, AMS Editor Nick Holt and AMS Deputy Editor Gareth Price see this Christmas as the ideal time to look back at a selection of topics featured in AMS magazine during 2018.