The expansion of the Poznań plant has taken over two years and changes included the construction of a logistics hall, expansion of the body shop and reconfiguration of the factory site
As part of our finale for this season’s Livestream Hour, watch this exclusive interview with our special guest Matthias Braun, who leads digitalisation and concept development for group logistics at the Volkswagen Group, on how the carmaker has managed its supply chain through all phases of the coronavirus crisis so far, and lessons for the future
Our coronavirus series provide critical information and strategic insight to help design more resilient automotive supply chains. In our June update, key decision makers, including from Volkswagen Group and Visteon, share insight on the challenges of leadership in a crisis and how to respond to build stronger supply chains.
Latest industry reports on additive manufacturing suggest that the promised land of serial production is closer than we might think
Volkswagen is investigating the potential of additive manufacturing to take its applications beyond prototyping
In Episode 5 of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the key risks in the Mexican automotive supply chain, and strategies for successfully restarting manufacturing and supply chains, whilst preparing for USMCA implementation. With special guests from Volkswagen, Honda, the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and CNW. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig.
Volkswagen makes initial investment of €450m to erect buildings and infrastructure for a joint battery cell factory in Salzgitter
Zwickau is the first of Volkswagen’s vehicle plants in Germany to end the suspensions that began back in March. A cautious restart phase will see 50 of the ID.3 produced each day; one-third of the production volume seen prior to the coronavirus pandemic prompted the shutdown.
As the lockdowns are loosened and vehicle plants in Europe return to operations, assembly workers are adapting stations to create safer environments. The teams are well accustomed to applying their own innovative solutions to keep the assembly lines running smoothly and safely. As this AMS video shows, creative and ingenious solutions are making all the difference in the automotive manufacturing network’s recovery after the coronavirus crisis …
With contributions from Volkswagen, Toyota, BMW and Audi, AMS looks at some of the strategies OEMs are using to attract and retain employees with the skills needed to work in modern digitalised workplaces – and to adapt to cutting-edge developments in hybrid, electric and autonomous vehicles …
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.
AR in factory floor design is helping VW make decisions faster and spot potential issues sooner
Algeria has ambitions to be the Africa’s next major automotive manufacturing hub and the OEMs are lining up to make it happen
A paintshop water treatment innovation is helping Bentley achieve sustainability targets and reduce consumption
As it marks the 125th anniversary of the company, Skoda is chalking up record-breaking output
With new products and an expanding production network, Skoda is managing to achieve greater influence and standing despite the challenges of a changing market
CEO Adrian Hallmark has led Bentley since February 2018 when he returned to the company he originally left back in 2005 as sales and marketing director. He remained in the VW Group before leaving for a seven-year stretch at Jaguar Land Rover. He retook the reigns in a dark time, presiding over the company’s first loss in seven years, but as he tells AMS, he is making changes at the plant to make it more cost effective and planning for an electric future.
After more than half a century of carmaking, major changes are underway at Bentley’s Crewe headquarters as the luxury brand enacts a leaner and streamlined phase
Over the past two years, Volkswagen’s central Group IT division, led by CIO Martin Hofmann, has been expanding staff numbers, investment and digital projects across the group’s business processes, and working more closely with brands like Audi, Porsche and Skoda. In the first of a multi-part article special on Group IT, we explain the evolving shape of the organisation.
Volkswagen Group IT has opened or expanded global IT and software centers, with growing significance across the company’s IT research and operations. Check out a map of their key locations and functions.