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  • Bentley Reverse osmosis 1.jpg
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    New recycle system at Bentley puts waste water to work

    2020-01-27T13:46:00Z

    A paintshop water treatment innovation is helping Bentley achieve sustainability targets and reduce consumption

  • Skoda production record 2019
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    Production records set at Skoda’s domestic plants

    2020-01-24T16:49:00Z

    As it marks the 125th anniversary of the company, Skoda is chalking up record-breaking output

  • Skoda Superb IV production - Kvasiny
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    The wider scope of Skoda

    2020-01-24T16:36:00Z

    With new products and an expanding production network, Skoda is managing to achieve greater influence and standing despite the challenges of a changing market

  • The Plus Six features a bonded and riveted aluminium platform that houses a turbocharged BMW straight six and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission
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    The Morgan Plus Six: a century in the making

    2020-01-24T16:21:00Z

    Behind Morgan’s unashamedly traditional exterior there’s a company that’s also keen to embrace modern production methods and processes

  • Supplier development
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    Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in manufacturing

    2020-01-22T15:24:00Z

    As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and the total value chain

  • Ford invests in battery and hybrid production at Valencia
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    Ford invests in battery production at Valencia

    2020-01-21T16:50:00Z

    Ford will invest €42m in its Valencia manufacturing plant to support the its electrification strategy with a state-of-the-art battery assembly facility, in addition to producing the new hybrid models

  • Ford Rouge Dearborn Truck plant
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    OEMs keen to explore renewable power sources

    2020-01-16T15:30:00Z

    Vehicle manufacturers are keen to explore energy supplies from renewable sources as they look to reduce and offset emissions from their large-scale production operations

  • CO2 emission reduction
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    Explaining EU vehicle emissions targets: can OEMs avoid heavy fines?

    2020-01-15T06:00:00Z

    The new average fleet targets that came into force in Europe on January 1st 2020 are having big impacts on vehicle development and manufacturing, pushing OEMs to produce and sell more hybrids and EVs. But the rules are complex and varied by brands, volume and sales. Here we provide a summary of the key rules and terminology.

  • automotive supplier profit analysis
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    Tearing profits apart: how tier 1 automotive suppliers can mitigate shrinking margins

    2020-01-07T19:00:00Z

    The latest report by Automotive from Ultima Media examines the profits and outlook for the top 20 automotive parts suppliers and explores the strategies and solutions they should consider to avoid significant disruption in the 2020s

  • Brexit
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    The other side of Brexit

    2020-01-07T11:26:00Z

    After three years of confusion and turmoil, the UK seems on the brink of leaving European Union. So OEMs with operations based there have decisions to make, as Ian Henry reports

  • Automotive Tier Supplier Profit Analysis 2020: Mitigating Margin Compression Whilst Navigating Unprecedented Industry Transformation
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    Tier Supplier Profit Analysis: Mitigating Margin Compression and Manufacturing Costs

    2020-01-06T10:30:00Z

    Automotive tier 1 suppliers are facing unprecedented industry transformation in electrification along with economic uncertainty. Download this report on the top 20 global suppliers for a deep analysis of their historic margins, as well as solutions for how suppliers could cope with growing pressures and changes in manufacturing across the supply base

  • Bentley Hallmark
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    Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark

    2019-12-20T16:37:00Z

    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.

  • ABB paintshop timeline crop
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    History in the making

    2019-12-12T11:29:00Z

    ABB is celebrating its sophisticated paint robot 50 years on from developing its first hydraulic prototype in Norway

  • Audi exoskeleton 4
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    Exoskeleton trials underway at Audi

    2019-12-11T12:46:00Z

    Audi has begun testing the ergonomic benefits of exoskeleton systems for workers at its Ingolstadt plant

  • Yanfeng Serbia -  Prefixing Station 2
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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors – Kragujevac, Serbia

    2019-12-03T07:55:00Z

    Another major tier supplier has added its name to the list automotive players attracted to Serbia

  • Wipac Czech - Magna acquisition
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    Magna adds to its automotive lighting business

    2019-11-22T11:24:00Z

    The acquisition of Wipac Czech will add significant technical competencies to Magna’s global automotive business

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    Dual brand adapters

    2019-11-20T16:06:00Z

    From finances to unions and electrifying its model range, domestic and global challenges abound for Hyundai-Kia

  • ATS 2020 Continental
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    Challenging relationships

    2019-11-20T14:11:00Z

    As the trend of electrification gains pace, and demand in the global new car market dwindles, suppliers are looking at ways to best serve their OEM customers

  • VW IT center intro
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    Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    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.

  • VW IT labs
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    A program of change for Volkswagen Group IT

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    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.