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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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AMS E-mobility 2021 – Electric vehicle production powers up

2021-03-17T12:26:00+00:00By AMS

Our latest AMS digital edition is out with a special focus on the acceleration towards an all-electric future for automotive industry. The issue offers in-depth insight into leading carmaker’s and tier supplier EV strategies, looking at drivetrains, battery assembly and specialist materials, with interviews featuring Schaeffler, Atlas Copco, Outokumpu and more.

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Carmakers pledge to switch to all-electric vehicles

2021-03-15T19:57:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

The wave of electrification is slowly turning into a tsunami, in Europe at least. Illya Verpraet takes a look at some of the big manufacturing plans in 2021

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Register: Electrifying Production – How to build an electric future (Pt.2)

2021-03-15T09:28:00+00:00By AMS

In the second part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how OEMs are ramping up electric vehicle production. We get an insider view on manufacturing innovations from Volkswagen Group and Ford, and further insights from manufacturing specialists Renishaw and Atlas Copco.

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Volkswagen Components begins battery recycling pilot

2021-02-01T10:23:00+00:00By AMS

The Salzgitter plant has started operations to create a closed-loop process for recovering raw materials from lithium-ion batteries

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VW Dresden ends production of the e-Golf2

2021-01-05T18:24:00+00:00By AMS

The production area of the Transparent Factory will be now be reconfigured to start production of the first ID.3 models at the end of January

VW's Hannover plant will produce three fully electric D-SUV models

VW Hannover to become multi-brand production plant

2020-11-16T16:54:00+00:00By AMS

In addition to its own T model range and the ID. Buzz, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) will also produce three fully electric D-SUV models for other brands within the Group

ŠKODA AUTO currently produces the ŠKODA KODIAQ and ŠKODA KAROQ SUVs as well as the SUPERB and the SUPERB iV plug-in hybrid at its Kvasiny plant

Skoda gains additional capacity within VW’s production network

2020-11-13T16:46:00+00:00By AMS

Production of the next-generation Superb will be relocated from Kvasiny to Bratislava in Slovakia in 2023, to free up capacity in the Czech plant required for the brand’s plans for growth

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AMS Autumn 2020 – At the cutting edge, the latest on 3D printing and aluminium welding

2020-10-19T12:19:00+01:00

The latest issue Automotive Manufacturing Solutions features insight on 3D printing of parts and tooling with Porsche, Audi and Seat, digital solutions for aluminium welding and much more. With technology solutions from ABB, Rockwell Automation, Henkel and Castrol. 

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2,200 new robots to improve automation at VW Chattanooga, Emden and Hannover plants

2020-10-16T14:25:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

Volkswagen is investing in automation with robots from Fanuc and ABB at its Chattanooga, Emden and Hannover plants, in preparation for those factories to start producing electric vehicles based on the MEB platform. The robots are to be mainly used for body production and battery assembly.

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VW starts series production of ID.4 at Zwickau

2020-08-24T11:56:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The OEM says Zwickau plays a key role in its planned changeover to e-mobility, having so far invested €1.2 billion to convert the car manufacturing plant to electric vehicle production

The Engineering and Planning Centre (EPC) in Chattanooga will feature a high-voltage laboratory designed to develop and test electric vehicle cells and battery packs for upcoming models assembled in

VW develops Chattanooga plant for future EV production

2020-08-17T14:35:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Volkswagen says it is expanding its Tennessee factory to build a North American centre for electric vehicles, for both assembly and engineering functions

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Volkswagen opens vehicle assembly plant in Ghana

2020-08-10T16:00:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The new facility in Accra, Ghana will be VW’s fifth vehicle assembly location in Sub-Saharan Africa; the other locations are in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda

The level of automation in the bodyshop at Poznań will increase from 43% to over 80% with investment in 450 new robots

VW Poznań prepares to build the new Caddy

2020-08-03T14:38:00+01:00By Nick Holt

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

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Watch: Livestream Hour Season Finale Part 1: Global logistics lessons with the Volkswagen Group

2020-07-23T23:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

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

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Watch: Automotive Supply Chain June Update with Volkswagen and Visteon – Leadership in a Crisis

2020-06-25T09:18:00+01:00

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.

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Five ways that 3D printing is transforming automotive manufacturing

2020-06-24T11:23:00+01:00By Mark Dickin, 3D printing specialist

Latest industry reports on additive manufacturing suggest that the promised land of serial production is closer than we might think

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3D Print Case Study: Volkswagen

2020-06-24T11:14:00+01:00

Volkswagen is investigating the potential of additive manufacturing to take its applications beyond prototyping

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 5 – Mexico Automotive Supply Chain in Focus

2020-05-13T16:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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VW-Northvolt joint venture invests in battery operations at Salzgitter

2020-05-11T16:32:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Volkswagen makes initial investment of €450m to erect buildings and infrastructure for a joint battery cell factory in Salzgitter

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