OEMs and Suppliers in Focus – Page 13

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    Mission to a million

    2019-09-18T11:13:00Z

    Nick Gibbs reports from a renowned Russian plant that, despite a challenging domestic market, aims for a return to the high volumes of its colourful history

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    Toyota invests in San Antonio facility

    2019-09-18T09:50:00Z

    US - The OEM is spending millions to upgrade the facility, which has attracted investment from suppliers in nearby factories

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    Building blocks for autonomous vehicles

    2019-09-17T11:05:00Z

    Michael Nash touches on some of the most recent announcements regarding the production of autonomous vehicles

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    Bohemian prosperity

    2019-09-17T11:04:00Z

    After a record-breaking year, Skoda’s Kvasiny plant is aiming higher still, backed by industry 4.0. Gareth Price visits the operation in East Bohemia

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    Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

    2019-09-17T08:00:00Z

    Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and investment plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

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    Big vehicles, big profits

    2019-09-16T14:27:00Z

    Pickup trucks and SUVs drive profits and investment in US automotive production as cars are cut from model line-ups. Nick Gibbs reports

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    VinFast deploys Siemens tech in new plant

    2019-09-16T11:07:00Z

    Vietnam - VinFast is using a suite of Siemens software at its new plant in Hai Phong

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    Kia hits 3m production milestone in US

    2019-09-16T09:36:00Z

    US - Kia has hit a major milestone with production of its new SUV at its West Point plant in Georgia

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    Trade wars put automotive factories at risk

    2019-09-13T19:41:00Z

    The impact on tariffs and especially of uncertainty in key trading regions including the US, China and Europe are having real impacts on decisions regarding automotive investment and production, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

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    Audi tests new sealing process in paint shop

    2019-09-13T10:11:00Z

    Hungary - The new sealing process could soon be rolled out across all Audi paint shops

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    Volkswagen electric vehicles - the next chapter

    2019-09-11T10:54:00Z

    Factories that make vehicles with internal combustion engines could soon be making electric vehicles. Volkswagen has already started the transition at one of its plants

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    Auto industry faces lengthy decline in sales

    2019-09-11T04:55:00Z

    Global new vehicle sales could face years of falls or stagnation, hurting OEM profits and putting pressure on carmakers’ production footprint, according to a forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

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    Report: Automotive headwinds align into a perfect storm

    2019-09-10T15:44:00Z

    Ultima Media’s new business intelligence team forecasts global vehicle sales by powertrain over the next decade, with analysis of the trends reshaping the automotive industry and its manufacturing. 

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    Porsche starts electric Taycan production

    2019-09-10T11:19:00Z

    Germany - The Taycan electric sports car is being made in a new facility at Porche’s Zuffenhausen site

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    Flexible thinking

    2019-09-10T09:59:00Z

    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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    Quick learners

    2019-08-22T16:00:00Z

    From training, quality and work station design, OEMs are seeing a host of applications that can benefit from virtual and augmented reality technology

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    Digitalised energy saving

    2019-08-22T14:29:00Z

    Vehicle production has become increasingly digitalised, with a variety of different tools helping workers on production lines. These tools can also help reduce energy usage. Michael Nash provides an insight

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    BMW Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant

    2019-08-22T11:22:00Z

    BMW provides a glimpse inside its Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant, which is located in Munich, Germany

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    Skoda Mladá Boleslav paintshop

    2019-08-22T08:59:00Z

    Construction of the new Skoda paintshop at its Mladá Boleslav plant began in August 2018. It has the capacity to produce 168,000 lacquered bodies per year. 

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    Gathering clouds

    2019-08-20T10:44:00Z

    Cloud computing has been used for some time by carmakers, but its full potential has still to be realised in automation applications.