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EV and hybrid EV assembly plant database

Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

2021-06-03T18:10:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location.

OEM battery cell supplier database

OEM and lithium-ion battery cell supplier database

2021-06-03T18:09:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Keep up with changing supplier relationships between electric vehicle manufacturers and battery cell suppliers in this database.

Battery supply chain report 2021

Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis 2021: How lithium-ion battery demand and production are reshaping the automotive industry

2021-06-03T18:08:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Download this report for forecasts of lithium-ion battery demand, analysis of battery cell factories and insight on EV battery manufacturing and sourcing. 

AMS Factory of the Future, Redefining the Production Line

AMS Factory of the future 2021 – Redefining the production line

2021-05-18T13:26:00+01:00By AMS

Flexibility is a key factor in enabling OEMs produce the growing number of electric vehicle variants. Our latest digital edition focuses on how and where OEMs are employing the latest digital technologies in AR, VR and AI to develop networked factories, with shared tooling and data, and cellular production stations. This issue features insights from Honda, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Epic Games and more

C-Class on Production line

Cellular manufacturing adds flexibility in Mercedes-Benz bodyshop

2021-05-10T16:15:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

For the production of the new C-class, Mercedes has taken the opportunity to add flexibility by way of cellular manufacturing in the body shop and with so-called ‘TecLines’ for assembly.

Toyota rescue

How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

2021-05-04T10:25:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor manufacturing to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

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Mercedes and Siemens cooperate on the digitalisation of sustainable production

2021-03-30T09:20:00+01:00By AMS

The two company’s will combine their expertise and technologies to further develop flexible, efficient and sustainable automotive production operations

Hambach Ineos Daimler Smart

Ineos finalises supply for Hambach takeover

2021-01-19T16:40:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Ineos Automotive has officially taken over operations of the Daimler plant in Hambach, France, after completing the purchase of the facility in December last year. It will start building the firm’s Grenadier off-roader in 2021, as well as continue to build the Smart EQ Fortwo until the end of its model cycle.

Mercedes-Benz is investing more than €1 billion into the establishment of a global battery production network

Mercedes-Benz increases battery production at Kamenz

2020-05-27T12:53:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Local battery production is an important factor for its electric vehicle strategy, says Mercedes, and it is gradually increasing its production capacities at the Kamenz plant in Saxony

Auto plant closures

Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

2020-03-20T13:49:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

Markus Keicher takes over as head of production at the Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde plant

Markus Keicher takes over as head of production at the Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde plant

2020-02-24T11:49:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Markus Keicher takes over as head of production at the Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde plant

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AMS on Africa: Part 3 – Game plan for South Africa

2020-02-11T09:42:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Despite competition elsewhere in the continent, South Africa retains its key place among global manufacturing strategies

Daimler eSprinter SOP 3

eSprinter begins its run

2019-12-12T16:28:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Production of the eSprinter van has begun at Daimler’s Düsseldorf plant

EV charging illustration

Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle production potential in key markets

2019-10-28T19:11:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

EvoBus Daimler Mannheim

Solar flair

2019-07-09T11:32:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Sven Schulz, CEO of battery systems supplier Akasol, speaks to Gareth Price about the company’s involvement with Daimler’s next generation electrified bus

Mercedes GLC Bremen

Mercedes starts GLC production at Bremen

2019-07-04T16:15:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLC is now being made at the company’s Bremen plant

Mercedes-Benz Cars MoU Egypt assembly

Mercedes to assemble cars in Egypt

2019-06-25T10:38:00+01:00By AMS

Egypt - Mercedes-Benz Cars is looking to strengthen its position in Egypt by starting local assembly and establishing a training centre

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Mercedes-AMG Affalterbach

2019-06-10T09:19:00+01:00By AMS

The newly developed Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre M 139 engine in production at Affalterbach. It is the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production.

Mercedes-Benz Actros Worth plant

Mercedes begins Actros production in Wörth

2019-05-21T13:22:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - The first new Actros has come off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in southern Germany. It is the first facility in the OEM’s global network to start making the new model. 

3D printing with metal materials: First spare part of the partner pilot project "NextGenAM", from Daimler, Premium AEROTEC and EOS, the retainer of the truck diesel engine.

Daimler develops 3D printing line

2019-05-14T16:50:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - Since May 2017, Daimler has been working with Premium Areotec and EOS to develop a production line that would be able to produce aluminium components by using 3D printing. The companies found that manufacturing costs can be reduced by approximately 50% when compared to existing 3D printing systems.

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