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Mofid Elkemiri, LEVC manufacturing operations and quality director

2020-04-08T14:02:00+01:00By Nick Gibbs

LEVC’s  Mofid Elkemiri was recruited to the Geely-owned company back in 2016 as launch director for the TX5 electric taxi. Prior to that he spent six years at UK-based trim supplier CAB Automotive, where he rose to the position of engineering and quality director. AMS speaks to him about his current role, ramping up production, battery cell supply and the relationship with the parent company. But first, we ask how the factory has been affected by the recent coronavirus measures and the suspension of production…

LEVC VN5 electric van to be built at the company's Coventry factory

Can an electric van deliver for LEVC?

2020-04-07T15:47:00+01:00By Nick Gibbs

Following its success in reinventing the iconic London black cab, Geely plans to produce a one-tonne electric van under the London Electric Vehicle Company brand

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Volvo to install Torslanda paintshop 

2019-05-20T15:07:00+01:00By AMS

Volvo Cars has announced that it has invested a multi-billion kroner sum to install a new paintshop at its Torslanda plant in Sweden. This will reportedly result in a reduction of energy consumption and emissions from the painting process by at least one third, according to the OEM.

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Asia’s other powerhouse

2019-01-04T15:58:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production

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Unease in the East

2018-11-21T14:15:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China

Volvo Charleston robots

The Scandinavian settlement

2018-08-24T10:43:29+01:00By Michael Nash

A new plant has been born in an extremely turbulent political environment – Volvo’s first in the US. Michael Nash reports

Pre-production of the new Volvo S90 in the Daqing manufacturing plant

A global future

2018-05-29T10:29:38+01:00By Ian Henry

Volvo Cars XC60 production

SPA in the DNA

2018-05-14T11:19:46+01:00By Michael Nash

Lynk & Co 01

The newest link in a growing chain

2018-05-14T11:19:02+01:00By Ian Henry

Geely intends to leverage its ownership of Volvo to develop and manufacture Lynk & Co models, and introduce a new approach to sales and service. Report by Ian HenryThe new Chinese brand Lynk & Co made a big splash very quickly. When its first model, the 01, went on sale ...

EV disruptors Faraday Future

New kids on the block

2018-05-04T17:17:18+01:00By Nick Gibbs

Many promising start-ups are looking to crack the electric vehicle segment

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Lynk & Co cars to be built in Belgium

2018-03-26T10:47:08+01:00By AMS

Belgium - Volvo Cars has recently announced that it will start producing cars under the Lynk & Co marque at its manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium, from late 2019. The Volvo XC40, V40 and S60 are currently made at the facility, and will also soon be joined by the new ...

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Volvo Ghent starts XC40 production

2017-11-22T10:00:22+00:00By aladmin

Belgium – The company’s first small premium SUV is based on the Compact Modular Architecture which will underpin all new cars in the 40 series. Volvo has already taken more than 13,000 orders and deliveries will begin early next year.

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New stamping ground

2017-11-15T17:08:10+00:00By Nick Gibbs

Gestamp chairman and CEO Francisco Riberas tells AMS about the growth in outsourcing of press shop operations

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The stage to engage

2017-11-15T16:31:08+00:00By Ian Henry

The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change

The stage to engage

2017-11-15T12:33:31+00:00By Gareth Price

The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change

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Volvo plans Polestar plant in Chengdu

2017-10-17T16:42:00+01:00By aladmin

China – The Swedish company and its Chinese owner, Geely Holding, announced that together they will invest 5 billion yuan ($754.5m) to support Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development, which will include the establishment of a manufacturing facility in Chengdu. The Polestar 1 hybrid coupe will be made there from ...

Focus, Ford Rayong

Colonised by China

2017-09-05T15:27:19+01:00By Nick Gibbs

The underdeveloped but populous countries of South-East Asia could be rich pickings for Chinese OEMs

Volvo S90 pre-production, Daqing of the new Volvo S90 in the Daqing manufacturing plant

Getting the green light

2017-09-04T16:19:40+01:00By Ian Henry

Under government pressure, domestic and international OEMs in China are switching to new-energy vehicles

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OUT NOW: Asia-Pacific special edition

2017-08-30T10:36:44+01:00By aladmin

Given the political upheavals of the past year or so, these are uncertain times for global industry and trade. This includes the vast Asia-Pacific region which is home to some of the biggest players in the automotive industry, such as top producer Toyota (routinely number one or two worldwide in ...

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Building a Greater Wall

2017-08-17T09:39:18+01:00By Andrew Williams

One of China’s most successful vehicle-makers must protect future growth by expanding its model line-upSince its creation in 1984, Great Wall Motors has established itself as one of the most widely known and successful Chinese automotive manufacturers. According to recent research by Macquarie Capital Securities, it is currently ranked tenth ...

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