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Powertrain – Reducing waste in machining fluids

2024-02-09T12:48:00+00:00By Nick Holt

JLR offers a very interesting sustainability case study on powertrain production processes at its Electric Propulsion Manufacturing Centre.

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JLR – Putting sustainability at the centre of its strategy

2024-02-08T14:25:00+00:00By Nick Holt

JLR’s manufacturing sustainability transformation lead, Garrett Bell, shares some insights in how the business is reducing its carbon footprint across its operations

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The rising role of renewable energy supply in automotive production

2024-02-07T22:19:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The automotive industry’s shift towards sustainability transcends mere vehicle innovation, with a large part of the global carbon equation relying on renewable energy architectures in manufacturing processes.


Tata Steel to close two blast furnaces in Port Talbot causing major setback to regional automotive production

2024-01-23T14:42:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The closures are to have a significant impact on the automotive production environment and supply chains across the region. Is the transition to green steel upsetting traditional ecosystems?

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JLR accelerates digital transformation with Tata connecting 128 global sites

2023-12-12T12:22:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

JLR partners with Tata Communications to revolutionize its digital network, paving the way for enhanced production, real-time data analysis, and seamless connectivity across its global operations. A key milestone in JLR’s Reimagine strategy.

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JLR expands EV production to Slovakia

2023-10-27T08:47:00+01:00By Nick Holt

JLR has announced that it will develop its plant in Nitra, Slovakia to produce electric vehicles by 2030.

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Qualcomm’s collaborations with leading automakers to reshape automotive manufacturing

2023-09-06T16:11:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Partnerships with BMW, Mercedes, JLR and Mahindra revolve around automotive digital advancements and driving industry transformation.

JLR is hiring 300 technicians for Range Rover production and new BEV testing at its Solihull, Gaydon, and Whitley plants

JLR to boost West Midlands workforce for new body shop and EVs

2023-08-21T14:51:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

JLR will recruit 300 technicians and engineers for body shop production, testing and development, highlighting its commitment to West Midlands manufacturing and electric vehicle innovation.


India’s light vehicle demand is rising again, and so is manufacturing investment

2023-07-20T16:14:00+01:00By Ian Henry

India has long been seen as the next big thing in automotive manufacturing. Will new investment help it realise its potential?

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Tata invests £4bn in UK battery cell gigafactory to supply JLR as anchor client

2023-07-19T12:23:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Tata Group has formed a new subsidiary known as Agratas for its global battery business, and this plant in Somerset, England will be its first venture.

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AMS Summer 2023 – JLR goes electric

2023-06-23T16:33:00+01:00By AMS

In our AMS Summer digital edition, we have features on JLR’s plans to transform its end-to-end industrial system, ready for new electric models, Seat’s technical upgrades to production operations and upskilling the workforce, and insights into developments at Audi’s Neckarsulm plant, and more.

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EMO Hannover to address challenges of digitising automotive manufacturing

2023-05-30T13:55:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Ahead of EMO Hannover in September, AMS looks at what insights the OEMs and tier-1 suppliers in attendance can expect to find, including the challenges of digitising automotive manufacturing.

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A friend of flexible lines – upgrading JLR production for EVs and more

2023-05-24T17:56:00+01:00By Nick Holt, Christopher Ludwig

Barbara Bergmeier is driving digitalisation, sustainability and resilience across operations, and wants to ramp up EV manufacturing whilst staying flexible


Jaguar Land Rover to invest in UK manufacturing plants to ramp up EV and flexible production

2023-04-20T18:57:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

JLR will invest billions over the next five years to upgrade its UK plants for an electric-first future, including new EVs, electric drivetrains and battery packs across Halewood, Solihull, Wolverhampton and Castle Bromwich


Re-evaluating recycled materials

2023-04-05T17:10:00+01:00By James Bakewell

Carmakers are increasingly looking into ways of reducing the environmental impact of their vehicle manufacture – and one way to do this is by using more recycled materials in their cars. But how can they go about this?


JLR works with Multiverse to deliver data skills training to employees

2022-08-23T10:44:00+01:00By AMS

JLR tackles data skills shortage through collaboration with tech start-up Multiverse

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Electrifying Europe: new EU ‘Fit for 55’ legislation effectively bans petrol and diesel engines by 2035

2021-08-16T17:47:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The EU’s latest salvo against the automotive industry to mitigate against climate change will eliminate ICEs and transform automotive manufacturing

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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


JLR invests in battery recycling and manufacturing technology

2021-04-16T12:28:00+01:00By AMS

The OEM’s venture capital and mobility arm, InMotion Ventures, has invested in Battery Resourcers, a lithium ion battery recycling and materials company as part of its commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039

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VW to have 240 GWh of battery plants in Europe by 2030

2021-03-17T15:32:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen Group plans to significantly increase battery cell production capacity and reshape the EV battery supply chain in Europe, with plans to have six ‘gigafactories’ by the end of the decade – including an expansion of its partnership with Sweden’s Northvolt. 

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