All Europe articles – Page 4

  • Wipac Czech - Magna acquisition
    News

    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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    Article

    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
    Article

    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
    Article

    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
    Article

    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.

  • Martin Hofman_VW
    Article

    At the centre of change for Volkswagen Group

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

  • VW amazon cloud
    Article

    Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.

  • At its factory in Fremont, California, Tesla runs one of the world’s most advanced factories in the automotive world
    Article

    Tesla gets the gig in Berlin

    2019-11-15T13:46:00Z

    Electric carmaker Tesla is to build its next Gigafactory in Germany, co-founder and CEO Elon Musk told an awards ceremony in the country on Tuesday.

  • Lamborghini front on
    Article

    Lamborghini puts the AI in paint

    2019-11-14T11:55:00Z

    Chief manufacturing officer at the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant, Ranieri Niccoli speaks to AMS about the smart features now employed in the factory’s new paintshop

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    Article

    Destination Europe

    2019-11-11T11:36:00Z

    Gareth Price visits HMMC, Hyundai’s fully integrated production operation at the centre of Europe

  • VW Zwickau - ID3 Pre-series production
    Article

    VW Zwickau leads the MEB charge as ID.3 goes into production

    2019-11-04T12:22:00Z

    Volkswagen’s vision for its newly-converted Zwickau plant is that it will become an emobility flagship – a state-of-the-art, flexible, high-tech factory with digitalisation underpinning all areas. Now series production of the ID.3 electric vehicle has begun there, VW’s new era is formally underway…

  • Electric fusion
    Article

    FCA–PSA fusion: first of the electric shock waves?

    2019-11-04T05:00:00Z

    The merger attempt by FCA and PSA will be complicated but makes economic and operational sense, including for manufacturing efficiency. Whether or not it goes ahead, more consolidation is likely as the automotive industry gears up for electrification

  • The external exoskeleton devices help reduce stresses placed on the muscles of line workers
    Video

    Nissan puts exoskeletons to the test

    2019-10-31T17:04:00Z

    Nissan has been testing new ergonomic-assistance devices to be worn by assembly workers performing overhead tasks  

  • For a full forecast on global and regional powertrain to 2030 download our full report here
    Article

    A divided global electric vehicle market could limit OEM economies of scale in manufacturing

    2019-10-30T12:20:00Z

    Sales of hybrid and battery electric vehicles are set for significant regional divergence, which could fragment economies of scale across automotive production, R&D and technology costs, according to a new powertrain forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media

  • EV charging illustration
    Article

    Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle production potential in key markets

    2019-10-28T19:11:00Z

    Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

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    Article

    Powertrain forecast to 2030: Navigating the road to electrification

    2019-10-24T19:13:00Z

    Download this report for forecasts of eight different powertrains across major regions, including hybridisation, electrification and internal combustion engines, which reveals changes that will have huge implications for the future of automotive manufacturing. The latest insight by the business intelligence unit of Automotive from Ultima Media

  • FCA Mirafiori
    Article

    FCA to build battery assembly complex

    2019-10-24T15:34:00Z

    Italy - FCA will construct a battery assembly facility to support its electrification strategy

  • Volkswagen new Golf
    Article

    Volkswagen ramps up new Golf production

    2019-10-23T09:27:00Z

    Germany - The new Golf is being produced faster than its predecessor thanks to various improvements to the Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant

  • CATL battery
    Article

    CATL begins building battery factory

    2019-10-22T16:01:00Z

    Germany - CATL is looking to serve its many European carmaker customers from its new factory

  • Russelheim
    Article

    Weighing up the long-term future for Rüsselsheim

    2019-10-18T16:25:00Z

    Opel management believe the Rüsselsheim plant is secure for the next decade but, with compact cars sales in decline and competition fierce, Ian Henry believes serious questions remain