All Mercedes-Benz articles – Page 3

  • Novares Leiria Plant inspection table
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    Set the controls

    2018-11-06T12:19:00Z

    Expertise in plastic component manufacturing will be in ever greater demand during the emobility age. In preparation, global supplier Novares has taken on a new form Following a period of reorganisation and rebranding, the Mecaplast-Key Plastics group spent 2018 settling in to its new identity – Novares The chosen name ...

  • Daimler India
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    Daimler hits milestone in India

    2018-09-27T11:49:00Z

    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 ...

  • Luc Chatel - PFA
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    A European focus

    2018-09-13T13:01:00Z

    The third edition of the French automotive forum offered insights into the region’s production footprint and OEM e-mobility strategies. Nick Holt reports The 3rd FEAL Auto forum placed its focus on the Hauts-de-France, seen as a primary region for automotive manufacturing. The event highlighted the strong commitment from both regional ...

  • Nissan Auto China 2018 Leaf
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    Japanese OEMs target China for EVs

    2018-09-11T11:50:42Z

    An increasing number of car manufacturers based in the US and Europe are turning their sights on China, especially since authorities recently promised to abolish the rule that companies outside the country can own a maximum stake of 50% in joint ventures with Chinese companies. Tesla was among the first ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Vans opens new Sprinter plant in North Charleston
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    Sprinter production starts in US

    2018-09-10T12:35:05Z

    US - Mercedes-Benz Vans has started making the Sprinter in North Charleston, South Carolina. This follows on from an investment of US$500m in the facility, which was announced back in March 2015."The USA is already the second largest market for our Sprinter today," commented Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. ...

  • Daimler 3D printing
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    Daimler to print aluminium components

    2018-09-05T10:00:11Z

    Germany - The OEM has been working with Premium Aerotec and EOS to develop an additive manufacturing production cell that can make parts out of aluminium. The cell is fully automated, and is located at the Premium Aerotec facility in Varel, northern Germany.A EOS M 400-4 four-laser 3D printing system ...

  • Zeiss 1
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    Quality is everything

    2018-08-31T12:51:06Z

    Volkswagen uses Zeiss AIMax digital-optical 3D sensor technology at its plant in WrzesniaFollowing a site analysis in 2013, Volkswagen decided to construct a new factory in Wrzesnia, Poland, to assemble the Crafter van. The speed at which this enormous factory – one kilometre long and 400 meters wide – was ...

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    How to outrun the competition

    2018-08-28T11:28:00Z

    Precision engineering and manufacturing technology specialist Renishaw is poised to support North American customers in tackling a new breed of production challenges Shorter product lifecycles and growing product mix require flexible machining and measurement solutions, which is why Renishaw’s technologies are increasingly being applied to support productive automotive manufacturing. Auto ...

  • OEM Europe N America
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    Transatlantic ventures

    2018-08-24T11:22:20Z

    Volvo is the latest European marque to take up a North American manufacturing base. As Ian Henry reports, it joins Germany’s giants in exploring the benefits while coping with the complexities…Steeled for battle in SpartanburgBMW has been very critical of the decision by President Trump to apply tariffs on steel ...

  • Cleveland DTNA
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    Spoilt for choice

    2018-08-24T11:19:00Z

    Eight different models are made at DTNA’s Cleveland plant, and a high level of customisation means that thousands of options are available to customers. Michael Nash reports

  • Volvo Charleston robots
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    The Scandinavian settlement

    2018-08-24T10:43:29Z

    A new plant has been born in an extremely turbulent political environment – Volvo’s first in the US. Michael Nash reportsVolvo Cars has officially opened its first plant in the US. Construction began at Charleston, South Carolina, back in 2015, with president and CEO Håkan Samuelsson highlighting the importance of ...

  • 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 veículosÀ primeira vista, a produção de veículos na Europa central - essencialmente os antigos países do bloco comunista a oeste da fronteira russa - parece ...

  • 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 automotricesA primera vista, Europa Central – esencialmente la región de los antiguos países comunistas al oeste de Rusia – parece ...

  • 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 strategiesAt 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 Skoda ...

  • 4th generation A-class at Valmet Automotive
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    Valmet marks 50th year of operation

    2018-08-15T11:55:46Z

    Finland - The contract manufacturer is celebrating its 50th anniversary at all its facilities. It currently produces vehicles for several companies, including Daimler, BMW and Porsche."Already for five decades, we have demonstrated that our work, know-how and engineering skills are world class," commented Olaf Bongwald, CEO, Valmet Automotive. "We expect ...

  • omni id
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    From paper labels to smart materials

    2018-07-31T16:22:05Z

    From the Internet of Things to Industry 4.0, manufacturing is changing. Paper labels no longer fit process complexities; what is required is optimal flexibility and quality assuranceFor 40 years, paper has been a trusted flag in manufacturing, providing sequential work instructions for operators. This simple visual cue has been the ...

  • Nissan Navara Cordoba Argentina
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    Nissan boosts Navara production

    2018-07-31T14:48:41Z

    Argentina - The pick-up is now being built at the Renault plant in Santa Isabel, Cordoba. Nissan has cited rising global demand for the model as justification for the move."With more than 15 million Nissan pickup owners across 180 countries, trucks are a growing segment across the world and a ...

  • Michael Nash GAF presentation copy
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    Travel blog: The American dream

    2018-07-31T10:53:42Z

    Everything in the US has a reputation for being big. The cities, the cars, even the food - it's all supersized in comparison to anything we have in Europe. So when obtaining content for our upcoming North American supplement, I decided to follow suit and go big by organising a ...

  • 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 GibbsO 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 vendas ...

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    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 GibbsBrasil 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 de ...