All JLR articles – Page 2

  • IAC-Halewood-AGV-cockpit-assembly-line
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    Paneles de instrumentos guiados

    2019-02-05T08:28:00Z

    a La planta de IAC cerca de Liverpool sustituye la linea de grúas por una flota de vehículos autónomos guiados (AGV) para obtener una mayor flexibilidad a su proceso de ensamblado de paneles de instrumentos Más sobre vehículos autónomos Los vehículos automatizados se abren paso ...

  • IAC-Halewood-AGV-cockpit-assembly-line
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    Dashboard meeting

    2019-01-11T10:43:00Z

    Switching from gantry line to a fleet of AGVs, an IAC facility near Liverpool has brought swift and smart adaptability to its instrument panel assembly process Specialists in interior components, IAC operates in all automotive manufacturing markets around the globe. But it was its production lines at ...

  • P90330620_highRes_assembly-of-the-all 600 x 400
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    New year, new arrangements

    2018-12-10T16:41:00Z

    As 2018 draws to a close, the pace of change in vehicle manufacturing is accelerating. The move to EVs is gaining speed while the companies themselves continue to realign and optimise their manufacturing footprints. The future of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has been thrown into doubt with the arrest of ...

  • FAW Changchung
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    Unease in the East

    2018-11-21T14:15:00Z

    Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China A fascinating year for China’s automotive industry has seen the world’s largest car market undergo a series of seismic shifts as it moves to a new level of maturity, bringing both ...

  • ZF ATS2019
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    Juntando la piezas del rompecabezas

    2018-11-13T03:32:54Z

    Ian Henry identifica seis temas principales en los traslados, fusiones y adquisiciones que se están produciendo en el sector de proveedores automotrices primarios Hay seis cuestiones que caracterizan el sector del suministro automotriz actualmente: las fusiones y adquisiciones en curso, los retos financieros de la base de suministros, las contrataciones, ...

  • ZF ATS2019
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    Piecing it all together

    2018-11-06T11:23:00Z

    Ian Henry identifies six themes from the moves, mergers and makeovers underway in the global automotive tier supply sector Six themes characterise the automotive supply sector at present, namely: ongoing M A, the financial challenges faced by the supply base, restructuring and realignment of product portfolios, investment in new ...

  • JLR Nitra
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    JLR opens Nitra plant

    2018-10-30T17:18:00Z

    Slovakia - Jaguar Land Rover has opened its manufacturing facility in Nitra, which is located in the west of the country, an hour’s drive from the capital Bratislava. It cost the company €1.4bn (US$1.59bn) to build, covers an area of 300,000 sq.m, and has an annual output of 150,000 vehicles. ...

  • Johann Wolf Rolls-Royce
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    Rolls-Royce appoints production head

    2018-10-25T16:27:51Z

    UK - Johann Wolf has been named director of manufacturing at the company. He has 40 years of experience working in the BMW Group and holding various different manufacturing roles, in the latest of which he was responsible for integrating new products into the company's Dingolfing plant. "I am delighted ...

  • Volvo Cars recycled plastics
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    Não desperdice…

    2018-10-17T09:31:54Z

    Karen McCandless reporta sobre projetos de reciclagem de fabricantes de veículos, desde garrafas de plástico até baterias de veículos elétricos Conforme os números de produção de veículos continuam a aumentar, de 11,9 milhões em 2013 para 17 milhões em 2017, os esforços de gerenciamento de resíduos da indústria automotiva continuam ...

  • Volvo Cars recycled plastics
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    Prohibido malgastar

    2018-10-16T08:59:18Z

    Karen McCandless nos informa sobre los proyectos de reciclaje de los constructores automotrices, desde botellas de plástico a baterías de vehículos eléctricos La producción de vehículos sigue en aumento, de los 11.9 millones de 2013 a 17 millones en 2017, estos datos obligan al sector a seguir aumentando sus esfuerzos ...

  • Ian Henry
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    Food for thought in Paris

    2018-10-09T17:22:05Z

    So many big names were absent from this year’s Paris motor show that the long-term future of these events must soon be called into question. Nissan, Volvo, Opel, Ford and Fiat in particular were notable no-shows. Audi and Skoda had a presence, but the Volkswagen brand was perhaps the biggest ...

  • Volvo Cars recycled plastics
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    Waste not…

    2018-09-13T12:03:00Z

    Karen McCandless reports on vehicle-maker recycling projects ranging from plastic bottles to electric vehicle batteries As vehicle production numbers continue to increase, up from 11.9m in 2013 to 17m in 2017, so do the automotive industry’s waste management efforts continue to improve. The waste generated per unit produced in ...

  • central europe Kecskemet Mercedes
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    Centro de operações

    2018-08-22T09:29:13Z

    O investimento em novas fábricas e a expansão das instalações existentes mostram que a Europa Central está no cerne das estratégias regionais dos fabricantes de veículos À primeira vista, a produção de veículos na Europa central - essencialmente os antigos países do bloco comunista a oeste da fronteira russa - ...

  • central europe Kecskemet Mercedes
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    Central de operaciones

    2018-08-20T15:01:38Z

    La inversión en nuevas plantas y la expansión de las existentes en Europa Central demuestra que esta región está en el centro de las estrategias de producción de los constructores automotrices A primera vista, Europa Central – esencialmente la región de los antiguos países comunistas al oeste de Rusia – ...

  • Ian Henry
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    PSA – setting a new pace with Opel

    2018-08-20T11:58:41Z

    Having bought the perennial loss-making Opel-Vauxhall operations from GM last year, PSA has lost no time in starting with the turnaround required. And the early signs are that it has already had a notable impact, something which may surprise many, myself included. When the acquisition was announced in early 2017, ...

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    经营中心

    2018-08-17T09:56:02Z

    从新工厂的投资以及老厂扩建方面来看,中欧是汽车制造商地区战略的中心。 乍一看,中欧的汽车生产 — 尤其是俄罗斯西边的前苏联国家 — 主要集中在大众(Volkswagen),捷克共和国有一家Skoda分公司,波兰有两个轻型商用车工厂,伯拉第斯拉瓦有一个生产大型SUV和小型汽车的工厂,这是斯洛伐克最大的私营企业。但是,这个地区对汽车制造商的意义远不止于此。现代(Hyundai)和起亚(Kia)在这个地区建立了欧盟制造基地;PSA和雷诺(Renault)也建立了庞大的工厂,生产Dacia;而捷豹路虎(JLR)把斯洛伐克当做欧洲大陆第一个生产地,而且将于2018年底开始生产(而从2017年底在奥地利由Magna Steyr进行合约生产)。 本文将从波兰起步,然后向南挺近,包括捷克共和国、斯洛伐克、匈牙利和罗马尼亚,一同查看每个国家在地区制造战略制定方面各自不同的作用。 波兰的积极投资 Fiat(菲亚特),Opel(PSA)和VW(大众)在波兰都建有工厂。此外,戴姆勒-梅赛德斯近期内将在全新的二氧化碳中和工厂生产4缸柴油机和汽油发动机,该厂只采用可再生能源。据称,这个工厂是梅赛德斯最先进的数字化工厂,完全符合工业4.0标准,装配线上使用自动导引车,零部件实现射频识别跟踪。 而且,这三家公司都处于公司发展及车型生命周期的不同阶段。VW Poznan是生产小型Caddey厢式车的唯一工厂(一年生产150,000辆),同时还生产Transporter厢式车(每年大约制造30,000-35,000辆,作为汉诺威工厂的补充);Poznan即将获得大约4亿欧元的投资,用于改进工厂周边的公路物流以及工厂的总体运营。Poznan与Wrzesnia全新大型厢式车工厂(每年最高制造80,000辆Crafter汽车,并在全球销售)是公司的未来发展的重点和核心。而Fiat和Opel工厂的形势却完全不同。 Fiat Tychy工厂目前制造500辆小型车以及Lancia Ypsilon汽车 — 这是因为到明年底,Lancia品牌将会取消。预计新一代Panda汽车会进入Thchy工厂的生产线;而且有可能增加小型Jeep汽车,这比意大利制造的Renegade还要小,重返500,000高峰也是有可能的。这个数量可以保证工厂未来迎接下一轮车型循环,甚至更多。 因为PSA-Opel格利维策工厂的,这种形势就更加清晰了。工会曾经催工厂的未来表示担忧,因为Astra的生产量在这几年里下降明显。工厂一年能够制造至少150-180,000辆汽车,两班生产,三班生产量会更高,但是今年的产量不可能超过120,000辆。格利维策的未来与英国Ellesmere港口息息相关 — 两个工厂都制造Astra汽车,这个车的销量不足以支持两个装配厂。到那时PSA把大部分Opel-Vauxhall的管理都投放在西班牙和德国,以及英国厢式车工厂。埃尔斯米尔港和格利维策的未来发展形式还没有进入Carlos Tavares的首要工作日程。鉴于Opel德国工厂转变为“PSA标准”的工厂还面临很多挑战,格利维策可能会成为日程中的首要。 捷克共和国的高产量 捷克的生产被Skoda占据主导,这里有两个工厂生产该车,总厂在Mlada Boleslav,另一个在Kvasiny(主要生产SUV)。第二家工厂最近的产量飙升,一年能生产300,000辆,有一部分原因是工厂拥有价值800万英镑的全自动仓库,里面的自动导引车可以将组件准确地直接运送到装配线上的目的地。工厂制造Skoda Kodiaq和小型Karoq汽车(包括SEAT版本,Ateca汽车)。这是Karoq最初的要求,不仅在 Mlada Boleslav制造,而且还在德国Osnabrück大众工厂制造:这里的Karoq装配将于2018年底开始。这是在德国生产的第一款Skoda其车型,也是欧洲三个独立装配线中的一个。 而在Mlada Boleslav,规模宏大的投资正在筹备之中,育碧生产Skoda电动车。插电式混合动力汽车组件目前正在生产,用于2019年即将推出的Superb插电式混合动力汽车。2020年第一款全电动Skoda汽车将投入生产。Kvasity工厂也要进行现代化改造,成为符合工业4.0要求的工厂,Skoda将成为这个地区数字化程度最高的制造商之一。尽管如此,公司还面临严重的劳动力短缺问题 — 捷克共和国员工招聘问题是大众面临的重大问题。公司可能要再招聘3,000人,才能完成一年80,000辆汽车的生产。 在捷克,劳动力招聘和留住人才是大多数汽车公司面临的问题,不仅仅是Skoda公司。Toyota –PSA公司在Kolin的工厂(TPCA)在过去的两年里不得不为员工提高工资16%。保留劳动力成为一个严峻的问题,TPCA想要发展,就不得不彻底解决这个问题,比如在Kolin增加小型DS汽车生产,甚至是Opel车型。 捷克最大的汽车厂是Nosovice的现代汽车工厂,斯洛伐克Zilina边境有其姐妹公司Kia的工厂。现代工厂目前制造i30紧凑汽车,和ix35及Tuscon SUV汽车(该车将于2018下半年投入生产)。Nosovice工厂投入全线生产的情况下,年产量可以达到350,000辆。 JLR 选择斯洛伐克 大众伯拉第斯拉瓦工厂制造最大型SUV汽车和最小型汽车,Up!汽车,据报道这是斯洛伐克最大的私营汽车厂以及纳税者。政府明白公司对斯洛伐克经济的重要性,因此想要放宽工作许可规定,对大约2,000名塞尔维亚和乌克兰员工放水。 伯拉第斯拉瓦工厂扩建之后可以承担Porsche Cayenne整个制造,之前由boladisilawa和一家德国工厂合作制造,还有一部分是奥斯纳布吕克合约装配。工厂新建的汽车车体修理厂专门用于Cayenne的制造。 斯洛伐克最新的工厂是尼特拉的JLR工厂,2018年第四季度开始全方位生产Discovery汽车。到2019年第一季度末,所有的Discovery生产将要转移到英国去。尼特拉工厂最初的奶奶产量为150,000辆,其中Discovery的查那令为50-60,000辆,从2019/2020年开始生产全新的Defender汽车。光靠Discovery和Defender是否能够满足工厂的生产需求还不得而知 — 为了这个目的,新款Defender的销量要达到很高,一定要超过老款汽车20-30,000辆的年销量。工厂一直想要在铝密度D7(PLA)平台上制造汽车,从而其他大型使用该平台的SUV汽车额也可以在这里制造(比如Range Rover Velar)。如果后脱欧时期贸易形势导致从英国出口全组装汽车造价过高,那么这种生产也是有需求的。从长期来看,尼特拉工厂一年可以制造300,000辆汽车。工厂也可能生产电动车动力传动系统,2017年有媒体报道,JLR提交规划许可申请。 而PSA特尔纳瓦工厂已经达到300,000辆的产量。公司刚刚向这里投资1.65亿欧元生产新款208汽车,年产量有望冲击360,000辆。除了为欧洲装配大部分208汽车(C1/4汽车仍然在法国生产)和Citroën C3之外,工厂还将从2019年开始制造新款3缸EB柴油涡轮机,而且会在第二年开始制造电动机 — 这些发动机都将用于208/C3电动车,以及PSA网络中的汽车车型生产。 最后一个是斯洛伐克日利纳的起亚工厂,在过去的两年里,共产过了超过3亿欧元的投资,预备生产新款cee’d紧凑车,以及Sportage ...

  • central europe Kecskemet Mercedes
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    Centre of operations

    2018-08-17T09:56:02Z

    Investment in new plants and expansion of existing facilities shows central Europe to be at the heart of vehicle manufacturers’ regional strategies At first glance, vehicle production in central Europe – essentially the former communist bloc countries west of the Russian border – appears to centre on Volkswagen with its ...

  • Audi production in Brazil
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    Um retorno lento ao crescimento

    2018-07-25T08:40:37Z

    Fabricantes de veículos na América do Sul estão vendo sinais de recuperação, impulsionados pelo crescimento das exportações, reporta Nick Gibbs O Brasil é, de longe, o maior mercado da América do Sul e, há uma década, o país vinha atraindo investimentos de fabricantes que buscavam um crescimento e testemunhou as ...

  • Article

    El lento retorno al crecimiento

    2018-07-24T12:32:25Z

    Las marcas automotrices en Sudamérica experimentan signos de recuperación impulsados por el crecimiento de las exportaciones, según informa Nick Gibbs Brasil es de lejos el mayor mercado en Sudamérica y hace una década el país estuvo recibiendo inversiones de todo el mundo gracias al crecimiento que había llevado las ventas ...

  • Ian Henry
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    PSA and Nissan exploring new ground

    2018-07-17T11:29:47Z

    An interesting news report caught my eye recently; the article suggested that PSA – whose Chinese plants are operating well below capacity – will lease one of its factories in China to Nissan later this summer. The report suggested that the factory and its workforce will move to Nissan in ...