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Impacts of global geopolitics on European production


From Brexit’s influence on battery production to global conflicts impacting shipping routes and semiconductor supply, these are geopoltical forces shaping manufacturing strategies.

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The changing shape of Europe’s automotive production operations


European vehicle manufacturing is having to adapt to weakening EV demand and increasing competition. 


Antolin expands its production footprint in Asia with a new plant in India


The new plant will produce lighting, HMI systems and electronics for leading automotive manufacturers in the Indian market.


Škoda accelerates SUV innovation with second-generation Kodiaq launch in Kvasiny


Marking a new era in its SUV campaign, Škoda Auto commences production of the revamped Kodiaq in Kvasiny, blending cutting-edge technology with sustainability and design excellence. The upgrade improves the manufacturing capabilities of the site while also equipping it for the production of the new Kodiaq iV, introducing a plug-in hybrid drivetrain to the series for the first time.

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AMS Winter 2023/24 – BMW’s battery boost


BMW is aiming to achieve ‘expertise in every cell’ of its generation six batteries

The introduction of the fourth-generation Škoda Superb involves a production shift from Kvasiny to the Volkswagen brand's facility in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Skoda Superb’s fourth generation hits production milestone at Volkswagen’s Bratislava plant


Skoda’s fourth-gen Superb production is in full swing at the revamped Bratislava plant, a key move in the Beta+ project with Volkswagen Passat. This strategic shift optimizes production capacities, making room for more Octavia units. The upgraded plant now boasts hybrid lines, EV battery facilities, and an eco-friendly paintshop. The diverse powertrains of the Superb, a symbol of Skoda’s legacy since 1934, underscore its commitment to efficiency and synergies within the Volkswagen Group

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Skoda Kvasiny to become electromobility powerhouse


Head of Skoda Kvasiny plant, Miloš Halbich discusses how the plant continues to evolve to meet market developments


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


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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AMS Summer 2023 – JLR goes electric


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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AMS Electric Vehicles – The road to e-mobility


In this latest AMS digital edition we will look closely at how manufacturers are developing and finetuning their electric powertrain technologies, platforms and production processes, with in-depth features on Skoda, GM, Ford, Volta Trucks, REE Automotive and more.

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Škoda sets sights on 70% EV mix by 2030, more climate-neutral plants in Czech Republic


Skoda production chief and VW Group veteran Michael Oeljeklaus sets out the Czech brand’s route map to more EVs and more efficiency in this exclusive interview.

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Škoda trials 5G communications in lab, anticipating roll-out to manage factories


Škoda trials 5G communications to support production operations and development of the smart factory

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Volkswagen launches battery cell-making company PowerCo


PowerCo could produce enough cells for 3m electric vehicles a year by 2030 across six ‘standardised’ European gigafactories.


Skoda relocates cable harness production to Mladá Boleslav


The Czech car maker says the cable harness production has been launched in close collaboration with suppliers to counter further supply issues

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AMS Paintshop 2022 – Paint it Green


In this edition we get insights into how OEMs are adapting and developing their paintshop operations and processes to meet the need for more efficient and sustainable production, as well as insight into scaling up battery production

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AMS Quality Control 2021 – Balancing quantity and quality


In this edition we get insights into how OEMs and tier suppliers are adapting their respective quality control processes to meet the challenges presented by electric powertrains and vehicles. 


First Škoda Kushaq rolls of the production line at the Pune plant


The Kushaq is the first series-produced model to be manufactured locally in India as part of the INDIA 2.0 project. The SUV is based on the MQB-A0-IN version of the Modular Transverse Toolkit developed specifically for the Indian market.

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EV battery supply chains on the move

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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.


Škoda accelerates expansion of its production automation


The OEM has developed a smart handling system at its Vrchlabí plant for the pick-and-place robots handling forged transmission shafts

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


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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