OEMs and Suppliers in Focus – Page 15

  • Skoda Vision iV electric
    Article

    Vision of the future

    2019-06-10T10:41:00Z

    Skoda is set to make the leap into electro-mobility this year with the launch of the plug-in hybrid Superb and the all-electric version of the Citigo small car. Report by Nick Gibbs

  • 1737653_19C0462_020
    Article

    Mercedes-AMG Affalterbach

    2019-06-10T09:19:00Z

    The newly developed Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre M 139 engine in production at Affalterbach. It is the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production.

  • hino-truck
    Article

    Hino builds new factory in Russia

    2019-06-06T13:58:00Z

    Hino will be making light- and medium-duty at the factory in a bid to increase its global presence

  • Haval
    Article

    Haval starts production in Russia

    2019-06-03T14:21:00Z

    The Chinese OEM is pushing ahead in its globalisation strategy

  • GM Fort Wayne plant
    Article

    GM upgrades Fort Wayne plant

    2019-05-31T13:58:00Z

    General Motors is spending a significant amount to increase production of two new pick-ups

  • Hilux
    Article

    Toyota to build facility in Myanmar

    2019-05-30T09:03:00Z

    The OEM is hoping to take advantage of growing sales in the country by setting up its first local production facility

  • 2019 Ford Kuga home charge
    Article

    Ford’s new electric offering

    2019-05-28T13:49:00Z

    Ford has recently announced it will bring 16 electrified vehicles to market in Europe over the next few years. Michael Nash provides a rundown of the first batch to be introduced

  • Mercedes-Benz Actros Worth plant
    Article

    Mercedes begins Actros production in Wörth

    2019-05-21T13:22:00Z

    Germany - The first new Actros has come off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in southern Germany. It is the first facility in the OEM’s global network to start making the new model. 

  • Volvo Cars Torslanda
    Article

    Volvo to install Torslanda paintshop

    2019-05-20T15:07:00Z

    Volvo Cars Torslanda Volvo Cars has announced that it has invested a multi-billion kroner sum to install a new paintshop at its Torslanda plant in Sweden. This will reportedly result in a reduction of energy consumption and emissions from the painting process by at least one third, ...

  • 12_Ford_Focus
    Article

    Keeping in focus

    2019-05-20T14:29:00Z

    Ford has invested in its Saarlouis plant to produce the latest generation of its popular Focus model. Nick Holt visited the plant to get a look at the upgrades to the production process

  • Ford Chicago Assembly plant
    Article

    Hitting the reset button

    2019-04-29T16:01:00Z

    Given the scale and scope of its current restructuring programme, a very different Ford will eventually emerge. Ian Henry looks into the changes being made With one part or another of its shrinking global empire subject to significant change in terms of organisation or product focus, Ford ...

  • Two tone cars
    Article

    A two-tone finish

    2019-04-29T13:53:00Z

    Bi-colour coats and enhanced quality assurance are high on the agenda in the paintshop at SEAT’s Martorell factory. Michael Nash gets an inside look

  • The 2019 Acura RDX making its way through the assembly line at the East Liberty Auto Plant
    Article

    At Liberty to explore

    2019-04-29T12:06:00Z

    Honda has a big presence in the North American market, a key part of its recent strategy has been to build big cars to meet consumer demand. Michael Nash visits the company’s East Liberty facility in Ohio

  • Volvo recycle interior 3
    Article

    The plastic problem

    2019-04-12T14:56:00Z

    Dealing with pollution caused by waste plastic is high on the agenda for governments and environmental agencies. James Bakewell reports on how vehicle makers are making use of recycled plastics

  • CAP_SV2_7317
    Article

    US plants – stick or twist?

    2019-04-10T13:42:00Z

    Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures. Here we provide an overview of the latest news regarding those ...

  • BMW_AM__mini-yours-customise
    Article

    Customising production

    2019-04-10T13:30:00Z

    James Bakewell reports on BMW’s growing use of additively produced parts in both vehicle personalising and series production applications

  • FC_Stack_Tank_Installation_4
    Article

    Working from home

    2019-03-05T14:51:00Z

    Ian Henry looks at how Japan’s OEMs are faring in their native land as they intensify supply to their own domestic market The domestic manufacturing networks of the major Japanese car companies have been stable in comparison to the extensive reorganisation, expansion and product re-allocations that have taken place ...

  • moscow_plant-41
    Article

    Muscovite foresight

    2019-03-05T10:13:00Z

    Preparing assembly operations for a new SUV, Renault Moscow plant director Jean-Louis Theron tells Nick Gibbs about investments in automation and a renewed focus on quality Russia’s boom-and-bust car market makes operating a plant in the country incredibly difficult. Running one in Moscow, where staff turnover is ...

  • scania thailand
    Article

    Scania sets sights on Thailand

    2019-02-28T11:34:00Z

    Thailand - Scania has opened a new assembly facility for truck cabs, truck chassis and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone, Thailand. The Swedish OEM says that the move is an important part of its plan to strengthen its presence in the region. “With this new industrial establishment ...

  • DTNA chassis
    Article

    Building on framework

    2018-11-19T16:12:00Z

    The Freightliner Custom Chassis plant in Gaffney, South Carolina, houses a diverse assembly mix, and has recently taken on a new project Gaffney is a small town sitting off the beaten track. It was previously described as ‘the peach capital’ of South Carolina, with the local economy dependant on orchards ...