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Smart Factory and Industry 4.0

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Investment is main barrier to sustainable automotive manufacturing

2024-02-06T17:00:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

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.

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Porsche plant in Leipzig wins Factory of the Year

2024-02-06T10:36:00+00:00By AMS

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

2024-02-05T18:16:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

 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

2024-01-24T09:30:00+00:00

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

2024-01-22T17:21:00+00:00By AMS

Download the 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.

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

2024-01-03T16:59:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

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

2023-12-12T15:37:00+00:00By Ian Henry

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

Renault Group's ambitious initiative, Re-Industry, seeks to overhaul its industrial foundation, signaling a transformative phase in automotive manufacturing

Renault announces Re-Industry roadmap to transform production base

2023-12-12T14:28:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Renault Group’s Re-Industry initiative aims to transform its manufacturing base for cost efficiency and sustainability by leveraging the Industrial Metaverse, AI applications, and agile practices.

The digital production ecosystem is the next logical step in JLR's Reimagine strategy

JLR accelerates digital transformation with Tata connecting 128 global sites

2023-12-12T12:22:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

JLR partners with Tata Communications to revolutionize its digital network, paving the way for enhanced production, real-time data analysis, and seamless connectivity across its global operations. A key milestone in JLR’s Reimagine strategy.

This expansion project is underpinned by an investment of approximately €250m, ($272m)

Porsche pushes mixed production at Zuffenhausen with €250m investment

2023-11-21T11:17:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Porsche’s Zuffenhausen plant enters a new era, blending traditional lines with innovation as it prepares to roll out the next generation of sports cars.

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Ford’s Paul Stephens on EV opportunities and greenfield sites

2023-11-15T14:44:00+00:00

Paul Stephens, Manufacturing and Transformation lead at Ford Motor Company discusses talent, technology and learning from past mistakes at Automotive Evolution North America 2023.

Stellantis’ FBD fosters OEM/supplier production collaboration

Stellantis’ FBD brainstorms to solve automotive production challenges

2023-11-14T14:42:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The eighth instalment of Factory Booster Day produced ninety-nine solutions demonstrated by sixty-four partners to tackle thirty-five Stellantis plant challenges setting an example to other OEMs

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Next steps towards solid-state

2023-11-13T18:36:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Solid-state batteries are seen as the next big technology step for electric vehicles, potentially reducing battery pack weight and offering improved energy density and range.

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Interview with Greg Everly, Molex - Automotive Wire Harness & EDS Conference 2023

2023-10-30T15:27:00+00:00By AMS

Automotive Wire Harness delegate Greg Everly, Molex, speaks about his experience of the conference and the most prominent issues facing the industry today.

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Interview with Garrett McIntyre, APTIV - Automotive Wire Harness & EDS Conference 2023

2023-10-30T15:16:00+00:00By AMS

Automotive Wire Harness delegate Garrett McIntyre, APTIV, speaks about the growth of the US Wire Harness & EDS Conference and the biggest challenges facing the automotive industry. 

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Interview with Micah Durham, Schleuniger North America - Automotive Wire Harness & EDS Conference 2023

2023-10-30T15:05:00+00:00By AMS

Automotive Wire Harness delegate Micah Durham, Schleuniger North America, speaks about the growth of the US Wire Harness & EDS Conference and the biggest challenges facing the automotive industry. 

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Interview with William Bieniek, KOSTAL Connectors - Automotive Wire Harness & EDS Conference 2023

2023-10-30T14:55:00+00:00By AMS

Automotive Wire Harness delegate William Bieniek, KOSTAL Connectors, speaks about the importance of the second Automotive Wire Harness Congress in Detroit for networking and addressing the challenges of electrification and rapid technology 

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Interview with Manuel Fey, Sonosystems - Automotive Wire Harness & EDS Conference 2023

2023-10-30T14:47:00+00:00By AMS

Automotive Wire Harness delegate Manuel Fey, Sonosystems, speaks about the success and challenges in the Automotive Wire Harness industry 

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Interview with David Gonzalez, SE Bordenetze Mexico SA de CV - Automotive Wire Harness & EDS Conference 2023

2023-10-30T14:35:00+00:00By AMS

Automotive Wire Harness delegate David Gonzalez, SE Bordenetze Mexico SA de CV, speaks about the importance of networking and new technologies in wire harness production 

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Interview with Home Mojal, Telsonic Solutions - Automotive Wire Harness & EDS Conference 2023

2023-10-30T12:53:00+00:00By AMS

Automotive Wire Harness delegate Home Mojal,Telsonic Solutions, speaks about the success of the second edition of the conference and the importance of digitalization in the automotive industry 

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