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    ZF launches new commercial vehicle solutions division


    The new division will combine company’s commercial vehicle technology expertise and capabilities, to develop autonomous, connected and electrified (ACE) technologies

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    Electrifying heavy truck production at Scania


    Plant general manager Mathias Wijkström discusses the process, technology and planning considerations as Scania starts production of battery electric trucks

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    India’s manufacturing evolution: competitive, agile and frugal


    The country has been hit hard by the pandemic and disruption, but automotive manufacturing is roaring again and leaders from Mahindra, Switch Mobility and the Indian automotive supplier association, ACMA, explain what the industry needs to do to stay competitive

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    Heavy-duty lightweighting


    The heavy-duty, commercial vehicle sector faces the same challenges in terms of reducing its environmental footprint and is similarly developing alternative fuel vehicles. SSAB discusses how truck OEMs can leverage the car maker’s lightweighting lessons

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    Mercedes-Benz German plants begin producing key components for eActros electric trucks


    Mercedes-Benz German plants will begin production of central components for the battery-electric eActros, the company revealed

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    Volta Trucks partners with Steyr Automotive to build first electric Volta Zero units in Austria


    Beginning in 2019, Volta Trucks is a newcomer in the EV truck market but has seen rapid growth in recent years. Since its inception, the OEM has constructed offices across Europe.

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    Volvo Trucks buys Chinese manufacturing site to expand heavy duty truck manufacturing


    As part of the company’s broader plans to develop global reach, Volvo has acquired JMC Heavy Duty Vehicle to produce and sell more heavy-duty trucks in China.

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    Sustainability at the core of leadership at Scania and ArcelorMittal


    At last week’s inaugural AMS livestream, Scania’s Mathias Wijkström was joined by ArcelorMittal’s Hugo Da Gama Campos to discuss making automotive production greener and how it is vital to put sustainability at the heart of the production system.

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    Scania to build battery plant and research centre in Sweden


    Scania is building a lithium battery assembly facility at its plant in Södertälje, Sweden to support production of a range of electric trucks and buses. The cells will be supplied by Northvolt in Sweden but battery module assembly onsite will overcome the dangers and cost associated with the inbound delivery of finished modules

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    AMS on Africa: Part 6 – Volvo Trucks of the trade


    Volvo Trucks is a big player in the South African commercial vehicle market and, as demand grows, the team at its Amanzimtoti plant are expecting a busy schedule

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    AMS on Africa: Part 5 – Heavy-duty headway at Scania


    There may be less reliance on automation at Scania’s Johannesburg plant but flexibility and workflow keep operations in smart shape for the needs of its commercial vehicle customers 

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    ABB: Safe and sound with servo


    A collaboration between ABB and truck cab manufacturer Crenlo has resulted in a faster, robotic, servo spot-welding system, one that ably meets the plant’s comprehensive safety requirements

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    Powering a bigger dig


    The off-highway sector is now seeing the introduction of electric powertrains. Nick Holt visited Hyperdrive to look at the development and production of battery packs for construction equipment

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    Navistar to build new ‘benchmark’ San Antonio plant


    US - The new Navistar plant will be used to build commercial vehicles in a variety of different sizes

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    Flexible thinking


    Commercial vehicle sales in Russia are on the decline, but Volvo Trucks has a plan in place to deal with the tough conditions. Michael Nash reports

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    Hino builds new factory in Russia


    Hino will be making light- and medium-duty at the factory in a bid to increase its global presence

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    Mercedes begins Actros production in Wörth


    Germany - The first new Actros has come off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in southern Germany. It is the first facility in the OEM’s global network to start making the new model. 

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    Eaton and Cummins venture forth


    To face an ever-widening array challenges, automotive manufacturing has seen numerous instances of partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions entered into as a means to stay healthy Back in 2017, power management company Eaton and engine manufacturer Cummins formed a joint venture for automated transmissions for heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial ...

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    Augmented assistance


    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the majority of production equipment will be similar. The real differences between factories are the human workers and the way in which technology is used to optimise their environment

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    Daimler hits milestone in India


    India - Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), which is part of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), has made 100,000 vehicles at its plant in Oragadam - an industrial town located near Chennai on the south east coast. The news comes just two years after the facility hit the ...