The $1.3billion investment at the Kentucky will support assembly of an all-new, three row battery electric SUV for the US market
In 2023, the automotive industry underwent a transformative journey, adapting to trends such as sustainable materials, electric vehicle dominance and digitalisation. But what clues does 2023 provide about the vehicle manufacturing landscape in 2024?
In the race towards sustainability in automotive production, bio-based materials are transforming the industry. Natural fibres like flax, hemp, kenaf and jute are gaining prominence, providing durable and lightweight alternatives for components, from dashboards to electric vehicle batteries. The journey towards eco-friendly solutions, is marked by the need for lower environmental footprints and manufacturing costs, and industry pioneers envision a future where bio-based materials play a central role in a more sustainable automotive world.
Toyota’s $8 billion investment in North Carolina powers regional electrification efforts with plans to roll out ten EV/PHEV battery production lines
From explosions to system failures, Toyota Japan’s production standstills highlight the need for diverse supplier networks, robust safety measures and resilience
In this latest AMS digital edition we have a special focus on the North American automotive industry with big investments in electric vehicle and battery production
Toyota promotes Erik Skaggs to president of motor manufacturing at Mississippi, Blue Springs (TMMMS)
Erik Skaggs becomes President of Toyota Mississippi, steering the company towards a promising future in automotive manufacturing.
The carmaker’s advanced battery technology roadmap may be set to transform EVs for automotive manufacturing; enhancing power, range and efficiency.
The OEM finally releases statement regarding the nationwide disruption; identifying “insufficient disk space.”
Just a few short days ago, AMS reported on Toyota’s Japanese production coming to a standstill due to what was at the time, nebulously being referred to as a ‘systems’ failure. Since then it has been revealed that…
The malfunction, which is currently under investigation, has left Toyota unable to order critical components necessary for its assembly lines. While concerns naturally arise regarding cyberattacks in today’s digital age, a spokesperson from the company has suggested that this issue is “likely not due to a cyberattack.” Nonetheless, experts are working diligently to identify the root cause of the problem.
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.
The new flexible engine line at Toyota Kentucky can produce three different engine types simultaneously on one line and is part of a $145m investment
A new solar project aims to generate 70% of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s power requirements
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.
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
The Japanese automaker said that after a shut-down of more than six months, there was no sign it would be able to re-open.
The investment in battery production is a significant step forward for the global automaker whose emissions-cutting efforts have focused on hybridisation over EVs.
Plants in China’s Sichuan province, including those run by Toyota and Foxconn, have been told to suspend operations amid electricity shortages
Renault halts industrial activities in Russia as OEMs partially resume operations despite ongoing conflict
Renault Group halted activities in its manufacturing plant in Moscow, the company announced this week