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ACC opens first gigafactory in France

2023-06-01T16:10:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Automotive Cells Company (ACC) has held the inauguration of its new gigafactory in France to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).

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Mercedes will use VAN.EA architecture for its next generation of midsize and large vans

2023-05-16T18:28:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Mercedes says starting 2026, all newly developed midsize and large vans will be built on VAN.EA, using three modules to allow for a clear differentiation between private luxury vans and premium commercial vans


Developing EV architectures optimised for manufacturing

2023-04-17T18:06:00+01:00By Nick Holt

There’s more to electrification than batteries. We look at some of the developments and trends in designing and manufacturing electric vehicle platforms ahead our exclusive livestream featuring Gestamp and ArcelorMittal

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Smart Factory Special Edition - Automobil Produktion

2023-04-14T15:15:00+01:00By AMS

Read about the latest developments in Industry 4.0 featuring SEAT, Audi and more from AMS sister publication Automobil Produktion in this special edition for the Hannover Messe

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AMS Spring 2023 – Next level digital production engineering

2023-04-02T18:25:00+01:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have features on Audi’s digital production engineering strategy, Dacia’s vehicle plant Mioveni, production cloud systems, toolmaking, China, sustainability and more.

BMW Brilliance Automotive plant Lydia, China

China: European, US and Japanese Vehicle Manufacturers rebalance production and supply chains

2023-03-28T10:00:00+01:00By Ian Henry

AMS looks at the changing role of the Chinese operations of European and other long established brands’ operations in China and their changing roles in the global auto sector

Mercedes-Benz battery recycling factory

Mercedes-Benz’s groundbreaking ceremony for new Kuppenheim battery recycling factory

2023-03-08T10:35:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

Mercedes-Benz says it is investing a ‘double-digit million euro amount’ in the construction of the balance sheet CO2-neutral plant


Mercedes-Benz and Hydro partner to develop a sustainable aluminium supply chain

2023-01-04T12:00:00+00:00By AMS

Mercedes-Benz to collaborate with Norwegian aluminium producer Hydro to reduce the CO2 footprint of aluminium in the automotive supply chain


Mercedes-Benz Vans and Rivian pause production plans in Europe

2022-12-18T17:31:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Rivian is putting its production plans with Mercedes-Benz Vans on hold to focus on producing its R1T and R1S vehicles 

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​Rock Tech Lithium to supply Mercedes-Benz, deal to cover 150,000 EVs a year

2022-10-21T10:47:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Rock Tech will produce some of the battery metal from its own resources in Canada and from other mines compliant with the Initiative for Responsible Mining.


Mercedes-Benz to deploy Microsoft connected factory software, eyes 20% efficiency boost

2022-10-12T14:19:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The software system will optimise manufacturing plans based on available components and enable easy monitoring of energy and water use and CO2 emissions.

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BMW opens digital upskilling, future technologies training centre at Spartanburg

2022-10-11T09:43:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Automakers and component suppliers are increasingly turning to internal training to match skills to the rapid pace of automotive’s digital and electric transition.


​Mercedes-Benz to build wind farm to supply 15% of German factory power

2022-09-20T13:15:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The turbines with a combined output of more than 100 megawatts (MW) will be installed at the automaker’s Papenburg, northern Germany test track.


Mercedes-Benz and Rivian to join forces on European EV van factory

2022-09-13T09:39:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The joint plant will offer cost savings to both automakers and speed start-up Rivian’s establishment of a presence beyond North America.


Mercedes starts production of the new EQS SUV at Tuscaloosa

2022-08-30T10:04:00+01:00By AMS

Mercedes said production of the EQS at Tuscaloosa is a key step in its global initiative to produce eight all-electric vehicles at seven sites on three continents this year


Mercedes looks to chemical recycling to further develop circular manufacturing operations

2022-08-25T18:23:00+01:00By AMS

The carmaker says it is working to increase the proportion of recycled materials in its car fleet to an average of 40% by 2030

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Mercedes-Benz to buy battery cells from €7.4 bn CATL Hungary plant

2022-08-12T17:36:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Mercedes-Benz will be the first to receive cells from CATL’s forthcoming Hungarian plant, placing the largest initial order.

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Mercedes-Benz to invest €1.3 billion in digital skills training by 2030

2022-07-08T10:29:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The automaker will spend €1.3 billion on training and upskilling staff through 2030 to prepare staff for a greater focus on electrified, connected products. 

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Watch: Keeping pace with battery demand and technology

2022-05-22T12:59:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Rising costs and fast-changing battery technology will make it hard to meet EV targets, but localisation and new business models can mitigate issues, according to Automotive Cells Company’s Francisco Carranza and Airbus’s Greg Ombach.

Magna builds Mercedes-G-Class

Mercedes-Benz-funded battery start-up Sila to supply longer range battery for G-Class

2022-05-19T11:23:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Mercedes-Benz invested in Washington state-based Sila in 2019.

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