Smart Factory and Industry 4.0

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Smart Factory and Industry 4.0

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Geoffrey Bouquot is Audi’s new board member for Innovation and SDV


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Exclusive: BMW Group improves efficiency with additive manufacturing gripper


AMS visited BMW Group’s Additive Manufacturing Campus and plant in Munich to see it 3D-printed bionic robot grippers, which are saving costs and emissions and improving efficiency across its plants.

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Quality control: 3D vision inspection systems


LMI Technologies offers insights into current trends in automotive quality control requirements and the technology solutions available.


Design4Production: Recap blog


Follow our recap blog below to get the most important insights from Design4Production

Kocaeli,  launched in 2001 with a production capacity of 40,000 Transits, has continued to expand over the years, and grown with efficient, flexible and high quality production

Ford Otosan and how automation is driving production of the Transit


Ford Otosan’s Kocalei site is one of the most advanced production facilities in the world, producing the highest number of derivatives with the widest range of powertrains. Complexity 


Audi: “We have a clear strategy towards electromobility”


Gerd Walker illuminates Audi’s innovative strategies for sustainable, flexible production and the transition to electric vehicles


ZF unveils automotive tech facility in Monterrey, Mexico


ZF’s $200m investment will establish one of the most advanced automotive complexes in Mexico and will focusing on driving automotive developments through collaboration


Porsche powers production with digital MHP FleetExecuter at Zuffenhausen


Zuffenhausen is seing upgrade after upgrade as the carmaker seeks to push its sportscar production into a new, digitlaised and automated era. It’s most recent deployment sees the MHP FleetExecuter move across several aspectsa of its production lines - with plans for expansion…


How BMW is ramping up its circular production principles


BMW is moving towards sustainbable production and circularity at an increasing pace with projects like its iFactory, Car2Car and Catena-X supporting the shift. Head of Climate Strategy and Circular Economy, Dr. Irene Feige takes the sustainable hotseat. 

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Reshaping the future: Developments in automotive production engineering


A picture of the fast-paced world of automotive production engineering as it navigates the transition to electric vehicles and digitalisation

Apptronic Apollo Robots for Mercedes-Benz automotive production

Mercedes-Benz weighs using Apptronik’s humanoid robots for production


If successful, the collaboration is set to redefine automotive manufacturing and logistics with cutting-edge humanoid cobots with AI use-cases for development.


“Our future viability is not a given”: BMW Leipzig’s plant manager Petra Peterhänsel

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BMW Leipzig has a unique approach to its production operations and we explore its approach as it prepares for ramp-up of the Countryman: Petra Peterhänsel offers valuable insight

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Join DESIGN4PRODUCTION: innovating across car design and manufacturing engineering


Automotive design and manufacturing experts will share insights at Design4Production in Munich on 15 May on how to accelerate innovation, efficiency and sustainability.


Investment is main barrier to sustainable automotive manufacturing


A lack of capital investment is the main barrier to meeting sustainability targets in automotive manufacturing, and industry leaders believe that sustainability will be at the forefront of industry issues over the coming years, according to the latest AMS & ABB Automotive Manufacturing Outlook Survey 2023.


Porsche plant in Leipzig wins Factory of the Year


The Porsche plant is set to begin producing the new all-electric Macan SUV using the PPE platform. 

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Porsche launches all-electric Macan


 Porsche will build its first Porsche models on the PPE platform at its factory in Leipzig, Germany.

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Watch Now: Shaping the future: How electric vehicles are driving manufacturing decisions


Explore electric vehicle (EV) architecture design and manufacturing complexities, from flexible platforms to battery integration challenges.

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AMS & ABB Automotive Manufacturing Outlook Survey 2023 results: A positive outlook despite evolving challenges


Download our latest global survey results to gain expert insight into automotive manufacturing trends, gauge the current sentiment across the automotive sector and learn about the broader industry outlook for 2024 and beyond.


The state and stipulation of automotive production: Retrospect 2023 to prospect 2024


In 2023, the automotive industry underwent a transformative journey, adapting to trends such as sustainable materials, electric vehicle dominance and digitalisation. But what clues does 2023 provide about the vehicle manufacturing landscape in 2024?

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How battery and electric motors and EVs are reshaping the European automotive supply chain


How major automakers adapt to the EV surge, transforming manufacturing and supply chains. Delve into the strategic shifts at Ford, JLR, and Volkswagen, the rise of Chinese suppliers, and the regulatory forces reshaping the automotive landscape. Join us on a concise journey through Europe’s electrifying automotive future

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