AMS Spring 2023 – Next level digital production engineering
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.
China: European, US and Japanese Vehicle Manufacturers rebalance production and supply chains
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
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance rebalances partnership
Revised partnership will see high-value-creation operational projects in Latin America, India and Europe including further platform sharing
Nissan promotes Brian Crockett to vice-president of manufacturing at Smyrna, US plant
Crockett will move to the vice-president of manufacturing role from senior director, overseeing productivity and quality.
Nissan unveils prototype production facility for all-solid-state batteries
Nissan’s prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery cells will support the company’s plans to bring this technology to market in 2028
Nissan to invest $500m in converting Canton Mississippi assembly plant and meet electrification aims
Nissan will be investing $500m to convert its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi into a centre for US EV production, including the INFINITI brand.
Nissan to replicate Sunderland factory model globally amid drive to boost domestic supply chains
Nissan has announced a massive £13bn fund for developing electric vehicles and plans to expand the model of its Sunderland plant globally.
Electrifying Europe: new EU ‘Fit for 55’ legislation effectively bans petrol and diesel engines by 2035
The EU’s latest salvo against the automotive industry to mitigate against climate change will eliminate ICEs and transform automotive manufacturing
Nissan and Envision AESC to build new EV battery plant in Japan - reports
Nissan Motor will reportedly build a lithium-ion battery plant in Japan to support EV production as part of a joint investment project with battery manufacturer Envision AESC.
EV battery supply chains on the move
As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.
Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database
Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location.
OEM and lithium-ion battery cell supplier database
Keep up with changing supplier relationships between electric vehicle manufacturers and battery cell suppliers in this database.
Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis 2021: How lithium-ion battery demand and production are reshaping the automotive industry
Download this report for forecasts of lithium-ion battery demand, analysis of battery cell factories and insight on EV battery manufacturing and sourcing.
Can UK manufacturing keep up with a 2030 ban on new ICE vehicle sales?
The UK government has announced it is bringing forward its plans to phase out the sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines. Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media, examines how realistic that is and whether supply chains are ready to produce enough electric vehicles and batteries.
Nissan’s new process to mass-produce CFRP parts
Nissan aims to use the new process to mass-produce CFRP parts and introduce them in more cars for customers
Nissan material specialists explore lightweight NVH technology
Continuing its meta-material projects, the OEM has developed an acoustic barrier innovation that is 75% lighter than conventional sound insulation materials
VIDEO: Nissan outlines major overhaul of global production base
Vehicle assembly at Barcelona and Indonesia to end as Nissan pursues a 20% drop in production capacity
Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 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.
AMS on Africa: Part 3 – Game plan for South Africa
Despite competition elsewhere in the continent, South Africa retains its key place among global manufacturing strategies